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Luke Anderson, Co-Founder of Cann to speak at 2022 Cannabis Drinks Expo

Join us for this amazing conference session on July 28, 2022 in San Francisco & on August 02, 2022 in Chicago

28/01/2022

In 2011, Luke Anderson was a math teacher at a public high school and having yet to step foot in a dispensary in his life, he never imagined a future where he would be the Co-Founder of a cannabis brand, disrupting the industry with the first sessionable thc drink. Fast forward eight years, however, and in 2019, Luke joined his good friend and former Bain & Company colleague - Jake Bullock - to co-found Cann Social Tonics, a sessionable cannabis-infused beverage line that does just that!

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While attending Stanford University where he received his B.S., Luke’s true passion for the beverage space started to shine through; in between classes, Luke crafted smoothies as manager of the campus Jamba Juice. Luke would routinely create off-menu drinks pairing juices and frozen fruit that he found to be even more delicious than those consumers could order, making this side job something Luke constantly looked forward to. After graduating he spent two years teaching math as a part of the Teach For America program, he was thirsty for a change - and joined Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant. During those two years, he became obsessed with data, consumer trends, and how to spot winners in different retail categories.

His ongoing desire to be involved in the beverage industry space continued to grow, so much so that after receiving his M.B.A. at Harvard, Luke returned to the consumer packaged goods practice at Bain & Company, specializing in helping large and complex organizations behave more like startups, rapidly innovating their products and services.

Although Luke had a great interest in the beverage space, Cannabis had never been his thing - until this year! Luke co-created Cann to be showcased as the first cannabis product for someone new to the cannabis category like Luke was, that is delicious and easy to digest, both physically and mentally.

Residing in Venice, CA, Luke is making it his mission to share how Cann is the perfect option for a new wave of cannabis consumers looking for a guilt-free social buzz. Luke focuses on highlighting how Cann is not just for those exploring cannabis, but for anyone who is looking to moderate or reduce their alcohol consumption.

If you are interested in exhibiting or attending the 2022 Cannabis Drinks Expo, get your exhibitor/visitor ticket at discounted rates now.

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About Cannabis Drinks Expo

The third annual Cannabis Drinks Expo is set to happen in San Francisco on July 28, 2022, and in Chicago on August 2, 2022.

The theme for the 2022 show will be ‘Growing The Category’. The 2022 show will focus on helping anyone looking to get into the category learn and develop new products, it will help existing brands expand into other states by meeting other state manufacturers. It will help retailers and distributors develop their store's own brands, it will find new ways cannabis beverages can be marketed and sold. It will find new ways cannabis beverages can be developed to grow end consumer market share.

The 2022 show will focus on increasing the overall category by showcasing exhibitors who can help do that and by creating networking opportunities and focusing on multi-state bottlenecks that are in place. The show will have an international and national focus instead of a state-based focus. This is where multistate operators will come to find synergies to do business with each other and help the category grow.

2023 Exhibitor registrations are now open. Get super early bird pricing. Learn more about pricing and benefits.