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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!


AxisWireAxisWireMarch 5, 2020
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Patient and Business Cannabis Conference Highlights the Lifestyle Brands Driving the Emerging Cannabis and Hemp Marketplaces + Elevates Cannabis and Hemp Industry Opportunities at Cox Convention Center  3.22-24.2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – March 4, 2020 /AxisWire/ Oklahoma Cannabis Expo [OCE] is the most exclusive and inclusive hemp, CBD and medical marijuana expo in America. The OCE is not only priceless to patients, but ‘inner circle’ industry exposure for professionals, and education for all. OCE showcases a goldmine of the most knowledgeable and successful professionals in the hemp and cannabis industries— all focused on elevating the industries, and furthering access, education and opportunities. A disruptive force in the 72B American cannabis and hemp markets, OCE aims to serve as a blueprint for the future of hemp and medical marijuana conferences — and conferences in general, as legalization marches across the United States. 

The Founder: Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, the owner of Millennium Grown, an event production company that specializes in the hemp and cannabis arenas, and as well, is the founder of OCE. She created the expo because she saw a need to incorporate education around the plant with tremendous professional opportunities. The Mission: to elevate the B2B experience with decision-makers, while also having B2C elements for those wanting to enter the industry, with a focus on the patient. The OCE will feature emerging and sophisticated cannabis brands and experts who will explore ways that people can incorporate hemp and medical cannabis into their lifestyles, their business, their investments. The OCE will also showcase companies and service providers who capitalize on opportunities for hemp entrepreneurs, elevate the cannabis experience for patients, and provide inner circle networking for the ambitious cannabis professional. Additionally, attendees can expect live music, entertainment and concessions. 

The Next: Over 200,000 people, and 8% of Oklahoma citizens, are now medical marijuana patients after only one year since legalization, and that means “Patient Purchasing Power” [PPP]. PPP — to those who are ahead of the game and innovative within the hemp and medical cannabis industries — means massive opportunity. Knowing where to be involved, when, with who is now the inspiration for those taking the long view in their cannabis career. For patients, it’s critical to know which expo or conference to attend to get up-to-date medical information from the leading licensed medical professionals can mean success or failure in their goals to improve their health and wellness.

Tommy Chong, comedian, actor, director, activist states: Being a part of the OCE and bringing education, information and some laughs to people about the potentials of hemp and cannabis is an honor. Oklahoma has embraced the plant, patients have legal access and industry opportunities are everywhere.  It’s a great example of citizens legalizing and capitalizing on many levels. Laws are changing and minds are changing and we are all learning that this is a very important medical option, but it is also an incredible opportunity for farmers, small business owners, and investors. Totally the green rush, with silver linings: changing laws, saving lives and preventing incarcerations over a plant.

Carolyn Gerin, Author, Activist, Founder: Cannawise.co; Co-author: Road Map for Revolutionaries: Cannabis is an economic, cultural, and healing force in America, and shows no signs of stopping as long as citizens, lawmakers, policymakers, and businesses demand and fight for legalization. State by state, we see the country opening hearts and minds to the plant as legalization marches forward, and all the way to the polls. Cannawise.co is proud to co-lead the National Cannabis Industry Associations Marketing and Advertising Committee MAC2020 (Election 2020) team — we promote change through activations, campaigns, media, strategic partnerships, and data capture to move our message into action to inspire people to show up at the polls (and run for office). The upcoming presidential election will be a game-changer for our industry: by pulling together as a community and industry — as activists and change agents — we can flip the script of what we are experiencing now. My agency, Cannawise.co is proud to have branded yet another great cannabis industry thought leader and community builder: the OCE. We are thrilled to support the great state of Oklahoma and the OCE for their tireless work in bringing cannabis awareness to the heartland, and bringing forward abundance, prosperity, healing, and market leadership.

Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, owner of Millennium Grown and Founder of the Oklahoma Cannabis Expo states: Tackling issues of stigma and legalization in our home state, the Oklahoma Cannabis Expo [OCE] is educating patients while showcasing tangible market opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to create prosperity and job creation. We aim to create a next-level conference: where top, legitimate, hemp and cannabis brands percolate in one curated eco-system. When people know where to go, who to work with, what to buy, and how to responsibly serve and dose cannabis, the industry (local and national) becomes coaligned with patient needs and everyone wins.

 

What/Why: Oklahoma Cannabis Expo is the conference that highlights the hemp and cannabis industry showcasing cannabis professionals and brands for both B2B and B2C markets in the hemp, CBD and medical marijuana arenas. 

Where: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK. March 22-24, 2020. 

Who Will Attend: Over 100 of the most successful hemp and cannabis executives and 300 companies, hospitality companies, cannabis and hemp professionals and brands, tech startups, CBD brands, investors, and businesses will convene in the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Why Attend: 

  • 3 days of action-packed networking and up-to-date information from the leading medical and legal professionals in the hemp and cannabis industries with B2B and B2C elements
  • Tommy Chong LIVE 
  • Food, drink, live music, photo booths, interactive booths, games, giveaways, fashion, athletic challenge,IT/Tech and conference bags to the first 1,000 OCE attendees on March 23 and March 24, 2020.
  • Inspir-action! Trends, tricks and tools to elevate your existing brand or to maximize your entrance into the fastest moving industries on the planet, and power networking with cannapros who bring expertise to elevated experiences 
  • Sponsors and Partners — Notable attending brands/startups for partnerships include: Acreage Holdings, Chong’s Choice Cannabis, Cannawise, Cannabis Wedding Expo, Urban Leaf  Company, Edibles List, Witlon, Hobbs Insurance,THC2, Comploy HR, OK Gazette, Oklahoma Natural Grass, Leaf411, Last Prisoner Project, SLANG worldwide, Chronic Magazine, Backstage Limo, Custom Trailers
  • FREE Patients Forum on Sunday, March 22, 2020: 2:00p – 5:00p (Limited seating)
  • Last Prisoner Project fundraising luncheon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 1:00p – 3:00p (registration required)
  • Private VIP After Party at the Bricktown Events Center,  425 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (21+ with valid ID – ticket purchased prior to event required, no tickets available at the door)
  • See the Full Agenda & Announced Speakers 

Tickets: http://www.oklahomacannabisexpo.com/ or email info@oklahomacannabisexpo.com 

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About the Oklahoma Cannabis Expo The OCE brings exclusivity and inclusivity at its finest in the cannabis industry. The interactive, educational, 3 day-long expo is open to the public, offering inspiration and resources for patients, proponents and business professionals— all in a deal-making environment — focused on the digitally engaged to the analog friendly – there’s something for everyone at the OCE. Oklahoma Cannabis Expo is co-headquartered in Choctaw, Oklahoma and Denver, Colorado. 

TEAM: Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, Jason Hilterbran, Curtis Stafford, Deanna Gaines, Heather Schlosser, Dori Littman, Olivia Mannix, Jennifer Axcell, Hunter Eisenhour, Louis Zerobnick, Skylar Robertson, Kris Morwood, Dre GainezZ, Troy Gaines, Carolyn Gerin.

Location: 1 Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK, the Cox Convention Center is a quick walk from the revitalized Bricktown historical district, featuring a variety of new canal-side restaurants, clubs, music venues and attractions. The center is also just across the street from three downtown hotels with 1,400 of Oklahoma city’s 15,000 hotel rooms.

Discounts: 

PATIENTS: 30% off General Admission Ticket or All Access Ticket price – use code OCEPATIENT

MILITARY / VETERANS: 30% off General Admission Ticket or All Access Ticket price – use code OCEUSA

 



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