June 11, 2018

Boom. It's Monday Boss!  

Let's roll! The Martha Stewart of edibles is on the pod, Darby Cox makes cannabis CEO history, the World Health Organization makes first moves toward re/de-scheduling cannabis and 63% of Americans say yay to legalization.

Be bold and laugh lots! - Jac

On the podcast:

This week I'm talking to Laurie Wolf. Laurie is a leader in the edible community and an award-winning culinary entrepreneur. Since 2015, Laurie has published four cannabis cookbooks: HERB, Cooking with Cannabis, Marijuana Edibles, and The Medical Marijuana Dispensary. Her recipes fill the pages of several top cannabis publications and she was named "The Martha Stewart of Marijuana Edibles" by The New Yorker. Laurie is the co-founder of Laurie + MaryJane, a family-owned and operated business, serving the state of Oregon since 2015. They are proud produce the very best in small-batch, cannabis-infused edibles. Their award-winning products are handcrafted and rigorously tested to ensure delicious and consistently dosed baked goods for the Oregon community. 

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. Click below to listen to this super fun (and hilarious chat)!


Her Headliners:

The boss is in. Smoke Cartel, Inc. announced the appointment of Darby Cox to the role of Chairman and CEO, making history as the first woman CEO of a publicly traded cannabis company. "We’re going to make sure that our industry remains inclusive and remains a great forerunner in diversity. That’s part of what makes our community so phenomenal." GreenRushDaily

She can get satisfaction. Kim Koehler is helping to spice things up in the bedroom for ladies everywhere with her CBD intimate product line. "One woman accredited Privy Peach to potentially saving her marriage because she finally was able to feel comfortable having sex again." FrenchToast

Top honors. Editorial Director for Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and the Cannabis Cultivation Conference, Noelle Skodzinski, made Folio's 2018 Top Women in Media List in the entrepreneur category. “I have worked my ass off. A start-up is not an easy task. This is not an easy industry … Here’s to all of you for working your asses off, too.” Folio

Her way. Meet three creative and inspiring lady cannapreneurs helping to shape the industry in the Evergreen state. Seattle Times

On the team. Neuroscientist, author and cannabinoid medicine leader, Dr. Michele Ross, has joined the advisory board of NanoSphere Health Sciences, LLC, a biotech behind the patented NanoSphere Delivery System, which nano-encapsulates cannabinoid molecules in lipid membranes for transportation through the skin into the bloodstream within minutes. "I continuously look for the best cannabis products to meet patients’ needs. The NanoSphere Delivery System™ and the Evolve Formulas products bring a new technology to the market that provides one-of-a-kind benefits to those suffering from pain, inflammation, anxiety, distress, seizures and beyond. I am proud to be contributing to the development of NanoSphere’s offerings and to further their mission of making cannabis delivery safer and more effective." InvestorIntel
Creating space. Author, speaker, web pioneer and CEO and co-founder of Ellementa, Aliza Sherman, on bringing women together, cannabis as self-care, and career success through the decades. Dope Mag

Limitless. Over the last few years, Industrial hemp advocate, Rachel Berry, has worked tirelessly to get legislation passed in Illinois to lift prohibitions on the production of industrial hemp. That hard work has finally paid off. "...I’ve never felt so empowered doing this for myself, and showing my children if you want to see change, this is how you do it. You use your arts and the skills you have and you get out there and make it happen." Bcr News



I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?'” ~ Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit



Learnings + Resources(in or out of cannabis):

Money. How to finance your cannabis business without relying on friends and family and How this woman is helping women founders close funding with conviction

Leadership. 5 leadership lessons from a founder who built her empire from nothing

Action. Three moments of choice women can use to leverage their power


In case you missed it:

Check out last week's episode with Dr. Junella Chin, Founder of MedLeafRX. 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. Click below to tune in!


So you know:

The most exciting thing about Canada legalizing weed? Data Wired

Trump says he’s likely to back marijuana bill, in apparent break with Sessions New York Times

Marijuana goes mainstream: 63 percent of American voters say it should be legal Entrepreneur

The World Health Organization takes first steps to reschedule cannabis Americans for Safe Access

Congressional Black Caucus seeks to decriminalize marijuana ABC News

Cannabis industry supports up to 160,000 full-time jobs, with more growth on horizon MJBizDaily

U.S. Senate unanimously approves hemp measure Forbes

Republican rules committee blocks veterans medical cannabis amendments NORML

Now pot growers are betting on drinkable weeds Bloomberg

These are the 4 big buzzwords in the cannabis industry right now Entrepreneur

The Northeast: How will adult-use legalization unfold? CannabisBusinessTimes

Cannabis banking blues: How best to get a bank account AboveTheLaw

New data shows smoking marijuana is a dying trend Forbes

World’s first portable fingerprint drug test introduced to Italian market BusinessWire

California’s first cannabis business owners policy approved InsuranceJournal

CannabisMD.com launches as the digital media authority for medical cannabis and CBD PRNewswire

Japan approves first-ever billboard promoting a cannabis product BIA

Around the research way:

Psychosis tends to follow cannabis use, not vice versa - Longitudinal study in teens establishes predominant time sequence MedPageToday

Medical cannabis and the challenge for regulation of medicines MedicalXpress

Cannabidiol reduces attentional bias to cigarette cues in nicotine addicts, study finds PsyPost

Transfer of inhaled cannabis into human breast milk Obstetrics&Gynecology



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