Amanda Ostrowitz Archives - Green Market Report

StaffStaffMarch 6, 2020
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In honor of International Women’s Day, we are releasing our annual “Most Important Women in Weed” list for 2020. This list includes women in the industry that have collectively moved the industry forward with all of their hard work, continuous dedication and effort.

This year we opened up the list for nominations and received almost a thousand nominees. After consideration of each, we have developed what we feel is one of the most inclusive and carefully curated lists of the most accomplished and impressive women in the cannabis industry.

As we could not name them all, we would like to thank and celebrate all of the women who have dedicated their precious time to the advancement of cannabis globally.

It is because of each one of these ladies that this industry remains in the lead above all others as far as female leadership is concerned.

This list is in no special order. Each one of these women provide a great contribution to the cannabis industry in their own unique and badass way.

Thank you to every one of you for all that you do!

The “List”

Dr. Chanda Macias

Yvonne DeLaRosa Green

Mara Gordon

Rosie Mattio

Shawna McGregor

Lori Ferrara

Gaynell Rogers

Stormy Simon

Trista Okel 

Lori Ajax

Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran

Kim Rivers

Amanda Soens

Dona Frank

Kat King

Sara Payan

Hannah Daphna

Sandra Castaneda

Erin Gore

Wendy Kornberg

Kristin Nevedal

Wendy Turner

Parisa Rad

Brittany Nicholson

Emily Paxhia

Jessica Billingsley 

Gia Moron

Andrea Brooks

Tahira Rehmatullah

Tracey Mason

Lindy Snyder

Jasmine Rose Gunderson

Shannon Hattan

Adelia Carrillo

Karen Petersen

Wanda James

Barbara Blaser

Ophelia Chong

Amanda Ostrowitz

Pamela Nicole Epstein

Melissa Mentele

Jamie Cooper

Sarah Remesch

Jessie Gill

Erica Daniels

Lizzy Jeff

Lelehnia DuBois

Whitney Beatty

Dr. Michele Ross

Manndie Tingler

Chef Lauren Gockley

Kyra Reed

Jamie Evans

Kristin Jordan

Ellie Siegel 

Sara Brittany Somerset

Linda Marsicano

Heidi Groshelle

Amber Senter

Nique Pichette

Jennifer Price

Molly Peckler 

Bonita Money

Susan Hwang

Judy Yee

Julie Chiarello

Leah Heis

Leslie Andrachuk

Terra Carver

Nancy Whiteman

Luna Stower

Karen Paull and Wendy Robbins

Beth Stavola

Alison Gordon

Penny Green

Sara Gullickson

Dr. Lakisha Jenkins

Pamela Hadfield

Jessica Peters

Dr. Rachel Knox and Dr. Jessica Knox

Tiffany Bowden

Mary Jane Gibson

Michelle Janikian

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan

Taylor Blake

AC Braddock

Kerri Accardi

Heather Sobel

Betty Aldworth

Cathy Jordan

Suzanne Sisley

Nina Parks

Eliza Nova Maroney

Selena Xochitl Martinez

Angelika Penuela-Ruiz

Sarah Mitra Payan

Gretchen Gailey

Nikki Lastreto

Ann Lawrence

Sheena Shiravi

Christina Ianuzzi

Kassandra Frederique

Shannon Buyers

Celia Tapp

Kelly Archer

Katie Field

Randi Sether

Shannon Reed

Katrina Yolen

Ngiste Abebe

Brooke Westlake

Courtney Maltais

Katrina Tso

Anne Don0hoe

Alicia Rose Kelley

Dr. Jacqueline Harding, PhD 

Mary Pryor 

Dr. Uma Dhabalan

Olivia Mannix

Heather DeRose

Libby Cooper

Leslie Hoffman

Yvonne Perez Emerson

 

Again, thank you to all of the women who do so much in our industry day in and day out. Your work does not go unnoticed and is deeply appreciated.

Happy International Women’s Day to all women around the world!

Special shout out to our Green Market Report co-founders Debra Borchardt and Cynthia Salarizadeh on this day!


StaffStaffJune 13, 2019
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Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and entrepreneur who’s identified a need for a user- friendly, scalable platform to research regulations and laws in the cannabis industry. Amanda founded RegsTechnology and its current product, CannaRegs, as a tool to aid attorneys, business people, and governments with localized tracking of regulatory issues. Although RegsTechnology has its origins in covering the dynamics of cannabis regulation, Amanda has created an innovative framework that can be applied more broadly to other emerging, hyper- localized regulatory issues.

Prior to conceiving, developing and founding RegsTechnology, Amanda worked as a bank examiner in the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Amanda is a New England native who moved to Colorado in 2004 to attend Colorado College where she earned a B.A. in Economics and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2013.

Green Market Report Executive Spotlight Q&A:

Full Name: Amanda Sara Ostrowitz

Title: Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Company: RegsTechnology (CannaRegs)

Years at current company: 5

Education profile: Juris Doctor from University of Denver Strum College of Law May 2013, Bachelor of Arts with major in Economics from Colorado College May 2008

Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis:

Prior to cannabis, my most successful professional achievement was my time working at the Federal Reserve bank. Something I am specifically proud of, was helping with the implementation of Dodd-Frank related regulations that resulted from the 2008  economic meltdown.

Company Mission: CannaRegs is the first industry sector launched on the RegsTechnology subscription-based regulatory data platform. Our mission is to track and aggregate state and local laws governing highly regulated industries, enabling professionals to identify applicable rules, track ongoing legal developments, and make informed business decisions.

Company’s most successful achievement:

CannaRegs is the first platform ever to comprehensively track local law and regulation. Others have covered state and federal, however our platform was built to track 40,000 local governments and then organize the information into intelligent single industry portals.  We are officially the only company in existence that holds this data set.

Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): Yes

If so, how much?: Just over $2 million.

Any plans on raising capital in the future?

Yes, As we continue to expand our platform in cannabis and scale into other highly regulated hyper-local industries (e.g. autonomous vehicles, micromobility, app-based ride share, mobile telecom, renewable energy), we anticipate a very substantial capital raise.

Most important company 5 year goal: Our biggest goal in the next 5 years will be to successfully exit. We are still in the building and growth stages but we’ve already received significant interest and we are positioning ourselves for an exit in the next 3-5 years. That said, things can change in an instant.  

 

 


StaffStaffFebruary 12, 2019
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The First Cannabis Focused Tech Company to Move Beyond The Industry

Denver, CO – February 12, 2019 – Cannaregs, Inc. the leading web-based data technology platform providing up-to-date access to comprehensive cannabis-related legal data including rules and regulations from municipal, county, state and federal sources, has just announced the completion of a $2 million capital raise  to expand services and features nationally as well as beyond cannabis under the umbrella of Regs Technology (RegsTech).

RegsTechplans to deploy the capital strategically expanding its CannaRegs platform to enable the Company to scale nationally and expand its data platform beyond cannabis into other highly regulated hyper-local industries like shared transportation, electric and autonomous vehicles and emerging mobile telecom technologies.

“We’ve built a terrific set of advanced data services for our CannaRegs subscribers and are proud to be working with the best companies in the cannabis industry.” explained Founder and CEO Amanda Ostrowitz. “With this infusion of capital we’re confident that we will take RegsTech to the next level.”

Lead investors include Phyto Partnersand Panther Opportunity Fundalong with other high profile tech and cannabis VC investment. “By simplifying local legal search, Cannaregs helps all industry participants understand and comply with the laws saving time money and potential regulatory scrutiny.” said Larry Schnurmacher managing partner of Phyto.  “As the cannabis economy continues to expand to more states, the need for this type of legal resource grows and we think cannaregs will capture that market.” said Larry Schnurmacher, Managing Partner of Phyto Partners.

“We are excited to be investing in RegsTech after following Amanda Ostrowitz over the last two years and seeing her grow her team and company to be the leading provider of local compliance and regulatory tracking software, stated Jordan Tritt, Principal at Panther Opportunity Fund. “Amanda and her team are very well respected among cannabis operators, consultants and government entities, and this capital raise will allow RegsTech to expand its reach within the cannabis industry as well as other highly regulated and localized industries.”

CannaRegs is regarded as the most trusted resource for cannabis regulatory and policy  information. With over 500 users comprised of cannabis companies (e.g. Cresco, Kiva Confections, Caliva, Canndescent), law firms (Akerman, Thompson Coburn, Buchalter), governments (San Francisco, Sacramento, Mendocino County), consultants (3C Consulting, Green Wise Consulting, Muniservices), Real Estate Professionals (Kidder Matthews) and various other ancillary providers (Eaze, Hawthorne Gardening), its reach is far broader than the typical law firm audience of most legal tech platforms.

This capital raise ensures that CannaRegs is now able to offer even more information, new features, and enhanced user experience, while expanding nationally and with an eventual launch of additional Regs Techportals.

The next portal on the horizon for RegsTech is TransitRegs which will cover autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles and charge stations, app-based ride share, scooters, dockles bicycles and robotic deliveries.

About Regs Technology:

Regs Technology is a legal technology platform for highly regulated industries that are hyper-localized in nature. Its first product offering, CannaRegs, is a subscription platform that enables cannabis operators, law firms, investors, real estate professionals, consultants, and Governments to track cannabis regulation and policy, in real-time, providing users with critical information they need to make strategic business decisions, identify new opportunities and maintain compliance in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. CannaRegs currently provides comprehensive cannabis laws for the states of California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Pennsylvania to be followed by all other states that permit medical and/or recreational marijuana. For more information visit www.cannaregs.com.

 


StaffStaffAugust 28, 2018
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Web-based subscription service for searching laws and regulations in the cannabis industry CannaRegs, announces newest feature

Denver, CO, August 28, 2018/AxisWire/CannaRegs has officially announced its newest technological feature, custom email alerts. CannaRegs subscribers will now be conveniently alerted via email of new developments, meetings, or announcements in their jurisdictions of choice.

CannaRegs CEO Amanda Ostrowitz will be conducting a series of webinars between August 29 – September 5 with the goal of guiding users through set up and demonstrating how to best optimize the email alerts tool in conjunction with the platform’s other tools. CannaRegs is opening these webinars to the public at no cost as an opportunity to learn how CannaRegs can help businesses stay up to date with cannabis laws and regulations. To register for one of these insightful webinars, please email Chris@cannaregs.com.

“After listening to our users express what features would improve their experience, we are finally able to provide this service to our subscribers. This development is a real game changer for our platform as now the proprietary CannaRegs information will come directly to your inbox,”explained Amanda Ostrowitz- Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “This is a major value add for our current and future subscribers, especially since we operate in an industry where the regulatory environment and laws seem to change overnight.”

About CannaRegs:

CannaRegs, Inc. is a web-based subscription service that provides up-to-date enhanced access to all cannabis-related rules and regulations from municipal, county, state and federal sources. The platform was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The CannaRegs software-as-a-service (SaaS) enables licensed cannabis business operators, law firms, investors, consultants, and Governments to track cannabis regulations, both implemented and proposed, in real-time, ensuring they stay compliant with state and local law. CannaRegs currently provides comprehensive cannabis laws for the states of California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Michigan to be followed by all other states that permit medical and/or recreational marijuana. For more information visit www.cannaregs.com.

For Media Inquiries:

Chris Lagana

Chris@cannaregs.com

860-463-1021

 



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