CannAlign was founded by CEO Nico Spann, who was a collegiate athlete turned cannabis enthusiast.
While attending college at Sonoma State University and playing on the Men's Soccer team, the opportunity arose to take place in the work field as a Budtender for his near by Dispensary. He worked passionately and effortlessly to help provide his knowledge and wisdom to the needs of every sick patient that came through the door. After being at the Dispensary for almost 4 years, the time came to take the opportunity to create his own space in the industry.
While developing the application during June of 2016, Nico’s mother, Vicki Spann, was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. From that moment on, his purpose was to be his mother’s caregiver along his sister and father, to use the information he had to heal his mother to the best of his ability, and give her the best quality of life that she could possible have while undergoing chemotherapy with cannabis. They experimented with different products on the market, with strict dosing, and obtaining more specific information if it was available. It was such a blessing to her, and helped her in an extremity of ways such as alleviating nausea, insomnia, a poor-appetite, pain, and extreme anxiety.
6 month later, Vicki’s fight came to an end on December 6th, 2016.
Nico and his family were devastated by their loss. But he never lost his faith in finding his purpose underneath all of his suffering. His heartache and pain is now being turned into a positive by helping others that are looking for medicine just like his mother did. Acknowledging that there needs to be more information deriving details of product information will be the catalyst to solving many peoples frustration. Healing others is the best way to cleanse the soul of it’s own trials and tribulations, and those are Nico’s true intentions. Together him and his mother can continue their journey of helping others through their own personal cannabis experiences.
Vicki was resilient in her fight against her cancer, always stayed positive in the face of the harshest fear, and looked to push herself everyday that she was here on this earth, not only for herself but for her family. She was a true testament to showing people with cancer that they CAN truly benefit from cannabis, and can also have a quality of life even when dealing with the most difficult situation of a lifetime.