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Anna Duckworth: Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Miss Grass talks writing, conscious cannabis consumption, fundraising and creating the go-to platform for the modern woman consumer

In this episode, Anna and I dig into the moment she knew she wanted to become a writer and the path that led her to eventually becoming Head of Content at Dosist; Anna’s personal story with cannabis and becoming a conscious consumer of the healing plant; Miss Grass’s mission and why she and co-founder Kate felt it was so important to create this platform for women; How Miss Grass is using it’s platform to educate, advocate and amplify diverse minority voices in cannabis; the juxtaposition of fundraising for a consciously diverse woman focused company when most investors are not women or culturally diverse and more!

Holly Alberti: Head of Integrated Customer Experience, Flrish Marketing Team (Harborside Family) talks customer experience, business relationship building & how to amplify your cannabis brand

In this episode, we chat about Holly’s journey into cannabis business and how she’s honed in on her business sweet spot; the power of connecting, fostering and maintaining relationships - not only as you build your business but in life; Holly’s experience marrying passion & skill set and choosing to work only with companies whose mission and philosophy are aligned with hers; how to market & amplify brands within the current federal restrictions; getting down to the 'why' behind your biz and creating a meaningful story your consumer can connect with; how your brand can be a vehicle for change and education to help alter perceptions and miseducation about cannabis; and the importance of women taking the initiative lift each other up and invest in one another.

Cassandra Farrington: Co-Founder of Marijuana Business Daily talks entrepreneurship, biz fundamentals for success, tech & finance in cannabis and why women in the industry need to stay vocal

In this episode, we chat about how MJ Biz was born and the business pivot it made early on to serve customer needs better, growing MJ Biz from newsletter to multi-million dollar media organization, the core fundamentals that define how MJ Biz is run and that make it so successful, the unique opportunity women have both as business owners & consumers in the cannabis space and the opportunity for businesses to serve women consumers, the growing role of tech & finance in cannabis and the need for women to grow a greater presence in those areas, drawing your line in the sand as a company and defining what your company stands for.

Diane Czarkowski: Co-Founder of Canna Advisors talks current state of the cannabis industry, the beginning process for opening a dispensary, lobbying congress and advice for women entrepreneurs

In this episode, we chat about Diane's pioneering work in the cannabis industry and her experience leading the premier canna consulting firm. She shares her thoughts on the current state of the industry, and where she sees it going. We talk about what one needs to do to begin the process of opening a dispensary and a common mistake often made on licensing applications. Diane also shares her vision for the future of cannabis, her advice for women interested in getting into the space, how to get involved in lobbying congress with the National Cannabis Industry Association and more. 

Maureen McNamara: talks safe cannabis retailing, setting yourself apart from the competition, common mistakes in cannabis-food safety and staying focused & positive in an uncertain industry

In this episode, we chat about getting throat punched (and how to avoid that scenario), the importance of safe marijuana retailing, how to begin integrating compliance into your cannabis business & staying on top of the rules & regs, common mistakes made when it comes to food safety & things to know about mixing cannabis and food, what makes a trusted dispensary or budtender & how many are missing the mark when it comes to customer experience, and the power of humor in life and business.

Laurie Wolf: Co-founder of Laurie & MaryJane talks elevated edibles, throwing a cannabis infused dinner party and the new cannabis consumer

In this episode, we chat about how the edibles category has evolved over the years since Laurie began and how it's produced a new category of cannabis user, how Laurie uses her chef & a food editor background to create her elevated edibles, the dos and don’t of throwing a cannabis infused dinner party, how to choose & eat an edible and Laurie's philosophy and vision as a chef/entrepreneur in the cannabis space.

Dr. Junella Chin: Founder of MedLeafRX talks running a medical marijuana practice, educating the medical community and why cannabis works so well for so many

In this episode, we chat about how cannabis helped relieve her chronic pain, starting a medical marijuana practice, her work educating colleagues about the science and medicine of cannabis, how a physician in New York gets certified with the medical marijuana program, the vast array of ailments she’s seen cannabis be helpful for and why it works so well, how her practice works and why it’s so important to maintain meticulous note taking, reporting and medical records, and where she sees cannabis fitting into the broader medical model.

Andrea Burnett: Founder of 4twenty Group talks PR for cannabis startups, how to be a networking rockstar and strategies for getting product/brand buzz

In this episode, we chat about why publicity matters, the importance of PR for cannabis startups, the dos and don'ts of networking, how to “show up” in the best possible way, strategies for getting buzz around your product/brand, why you should be an ally to other women in the industry, and our mutual love for squishy animals.

Chanel White: Director of Client Relations at WikiLeaf talks resilience in the face of an incurable diagnosis, how cannabis gave her quality of life and her mission to erase the stigma around cannabis

In this episode, Chanel shares her story of being diagnosed at age 20 with an incurable rare and super aggressive autoimmune and connective tissue disease, Systemic Sclerosis. We chat about her brave journey through extremely harsh medical treatments and undergoing a risky human clinical trial, her choice to publicly share every bit of her reality on video to inspire others also adjusting to a new normal, how cannabis provided her with quality of life (and eventually new career), and her tireless mission to erase the heavy stigma surrounding cannabis and bring recognition to its incredible medicinal properties.

Adelia Carrillo: Founder of Direct Cannabis Network talks being a first-time CEO, finding the voice of the company, fundraising and supporting women in the cannabis space

In this episode, we talk about how DCN came to be and the process of finding its true voice, Adelia's experience being a first-time CEO while building a team and developing company culture, the ups and downs of fundraising, and how we can support other women in or interested in the cannabis industry.

Ophelia Chong: Founder of StockPot Images talks confronting her own bias, working to change the face of cannabis, and advice for women wanting to get into the industry

In our convo we talk about confronting her own bias about marijuana and how that eventually led to creating StockPot Images, what it's been like as a Asian-american female in the cannabis industry, some of the hurdles she encountered getting her business off the ground (even as an ancillary company), working to change the face of cannabis and her outreach work within the LGBTQ, Veterans, Women, Minorities and disabled communities, and her advice for women interested in getting into the industry.

Sister Kate: Founder of Sisters of the Valley talks cannabis medicine, empowering other women to succeed and growing her business to over a million dollars in sales

In this episode, Sister Kate and I chat about her pre-Sister life as an international consultant, she shares how the sisterhood was born out of the occupy movement, what it takes to run the Sisters of the Valley operation, it’s growth to making 1.1 million dollars in sales last year and her plans to make it a 50 million dollar business in the next 5 years.