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The Akanna Story 


WaKanna was brought into existence through the synergistic efforts and shared foundational values of four African-American women who believe health, wealth, legacy and freedom are gifts that belong to all people. Some of these ladies have shaped multi-billion dollar companies and have helped empower over 5,000 minorities to join the Cannabis/CBD space.  The company launched on April 20, 2019 with the goal of becoming the largest and most reputable minority-owned Cannabis/CBD oil company in the world.  By 2025, their plan is to operate as a full-service Cannabis company that expands from wholesaling micro-dispensaries to farming and manufacturing.  Through their Focus Groups, WaKanna University, WaKanna Legacy, Micro-Dispensaries, and Pathway to Ownership they offer the most unique Cannabis concept that will revolutionize the industry by empowering the average person to leave generational wealth.  

The story

To be properly introduced to Akanna is to learn about the individuals who had the unique vision to start it in the first place. Let's take it back to the beginning. While sitting on a plane preparing to fly to a funeral, the name WaKanna was given to CEO, Melissa Boston as Dr. Pat proclaims, "A Gift from God."   At the time, she was serving as CEO for another multi-million dollar Cannabis/CBD and essential oil company and had no plans to launch her own company.  

Yet, a few weeks later, she recognized a shift in the Cannabis/CBD market. So, she had the idea to create a company with a more exclusive focus on Cannabis/CBD.  Once Melissa received the blessing from her company to pursue her new business idea, she proceeded to share her plan with three women.  She knew these women would be critical in helping to bring her idea to life.  These three women were Phyllis Nash, Dr. Pat Van Pelt, and Rita J. McGuire MD.  It was at this time she realized the name she received on that airplane was the perfect name for this new project.  
After Dr. Pat researched the name they later found out that WaKanna translates to, gift of God, young leaves, total harmony and female.  Everyone wanted to work together and create WaKanna.  

Together they brought WaKanna to life as a living and viable entity.  Their business acumen and relentless drive allowed them to create WaKanna for Life.  In just a few short weeks, they achieved multiple six figures in product sales, paying out more than $80,000 in commissions their first month.

Akanna has an innovative, dynamic, and experienced team dedicated to changing lives around the world. The team accomplishes this by selling organically grown and natural cannabis products.  In addition, they provide an opportunity to own an online CBD store and a full CBD product dispensary with a full inventory.

Under the direction of these four women, Akanna creates some of the highest quality products in the world. By focusing on industry staples and the hottest trends like edibles and water solubles, they're well positioned to become a dominant player in the Cannabis arena.  Even more, they aim to ensure long-term success and financial stability.  And better yet, they are destined to make a global impact on the world.    


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