BOULDER, Colo. (August 8, 2022) – PRESS RELEASE – Wana Brands, one of North America’s top cannabis-infused brands, and the Wana Brands Foundation, an organization working to enhance the world by supporting a wide variety of nonprofits in Wana’s communities, have partnered with the League of Women Voters to bring voter registration drives to cannabis dispensaries across the United States as part of the 2nd annual Wana Brands Summer of Quick tour. The Summer of Quick tour is making more than 50 stops across the country through the summer and leading up to the midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 8.
The Wana Wanderer is visiting dispensaries to offer education about voter registration status and how to register to vote. At select stops on the tour, local League of Women Voters representatives will be on hand to register voters and provide voter and election information. Information on how to register to vote, verify voter registration and find out what’s on the ballot can be found at Vote411.org/wana. The Wana Brands Foundation has donated $25,000 to support the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which educates voters on elections and registration information.
“Voting is one of the most powerful tools that we have as Americans. Wana Brands and The Wana Brands Foundation consider this partnership with the League of Women Voters an essential initiative leading up to this year’s critical midterm elections,” said Nancy Whiteman, CEO of Wana Brands. “Through this voter registration effort, we aim to ensure that anyone who has the right to vote knows how to get registered and has the ability to fulfill this civic duty. One of the most powerful things we can do for our communities is to register to vote and educate ourselves on the issues.”
Despite pandemic concerns, the 2020 U.S. election saw the highest voter turnout of the 21st century, with 66.8% of citizens aged 18 and older voting, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the average voter turnout during midterm elections—such as this year’s upcoming election—typically hovers around 40% of eligible voters. Leading up to elections, all voters—particularly younger voters such as Generation Z—need trustworthy information about how to register and vote. According to CIRCLE at Tufts University, 34% of young people ages 18-29 said they did not know if their state offered online voter registration going into the 2020 election, suggesting massive untapped potential to broaden its use.
“The upcoming midterm elections could be among the most pivotal in modern history, with many important issues on the line for our communities and the future of our families,” said Virginia Kase Solomon, CEO of the League of Women Voters. “Everyone deserves to have their voice heard. Partnering with Wana Brands can help us reach new and first-time voters in the cannabis community, drive voter registration, and share helpful information on local and national ballot initiatives.”
View the Summer of Quick tour schedule on the Wana Brands website, with local stops ranging from dispensary events to festivals and athletic events. The Wana Wanderer will make stops in Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Michigan. Wana’s Quick Fast-Acting Gummies come in unique flavors such as Strawberry Margarita, Peach Bellini, Island Punch, Appletini and Cosmopolitan. Summer of Quick tour stops will offer refreshments, swag, outdoor games, and exclusive discounts on Wana Quick products.