CNNXF- HIGH PRAISE: Cannabis Influencer Honored as a Pioneer
Within the cannabis community, being listed among High Times’ 100 Most Influential People is not unlike getting onto a Forbes or Fortune list: a rare feat reserved exclusively for the most preeminent, respected, and iconic figures in the industry. For Dan Anglin, it’s a well deserved honor and the culmination of decades advocating for much-needed policy reform.
Including Mr. Anglin among the who’s who of cannabis community influencers is an easy choice, as his track record and standing are unmatched and undisputed. A U.S. Marine veteran who served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Dan Anglin has spent the past decade championing veterans’ access to cannabis.
That alone would be enough to earn him a spot on the High Times 100 Most Influential People in the Cannabis Industry, but Dan’s tireless advocacy on behalf of medical cannabis patients, particularly in the state of Colorado, has earned him profound respect and regard from his peers.
In 2014 Mr. Anglin founded the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and networking opportunities for stakeholders in the cannabis industry. Moreover, Dan was a fixture at the Colorado Capitol as the state’s adult-use law, Amendment 64, was implemented.
Widely regarded as an expert on policy reform, Mr. Anglin continues to serve on rule-making working groups for the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. Patriot, entrepreneur, influencer – pick whichever label you’d like, but the fact is that Dan Anglin is a humble, down-to-earth man on a mission to provide access to safe, high-quality legal cannabis products.
That’s exactly what Dan provides through the company he co-founded, CannAmerica Brands Corp. (CSE:CANA, OTCQB:CNNXF). With a portfolio of cannabis brands in Colorado, Nevada, and Maryland, CannAmerica has raised $5.4 million to date to acquire and grow the CannAmerica and AmeriCanna brands.
CannAmerica Brands got its start as a successful gummy brand in Colorado – no surprise there, as Dan Anglin is a local hero in the Colorado cannabis community. Dan and CannAmerica sold over 14 million cannabis-infused gummies in Colorado, and have since acquired a portfolio of cannabis brands with plans for expansion to an additional eight U.S. states as well as the Canadian market.
And a recent announcement is expected to solidify Dan’s and CannAmerica’s stature as cannabis market leaders: the company is embarking upon a joint venture with Invictus MD Strategies Corp. and CBDistribution Company Ltd. to acquire a hemp processing facility. This is a perfectly timed move in light of the Farm Bill’s passage in December, which legalized hemp in America on a federal level.
As Mr. Anglin himself so aptly put it: “This is a significant partnership for CannAmerica. This joint venture is anticipated to accelerate the company’s long planned growth into the hemp-based CBD market following the passing of the Farm Bill, with extraordinary opportunities for expansion into new markets.”
With so much experience in the North American legalized cannabis industry, Dan Anglin’s impact on the community, commerce, and culture has been important. It’s high praise from High Times indeed – well done, fully earned, and richly deserved.