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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!


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Phoenix,  June 5, 2018 /AxisWire/ 4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”), a leading investment and management firm in the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Co-founder and President Kris Krane, has been elected to serve a third term on the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Board of Directors.

The NCIA is the cannabis industry’s largest and most influential trade association, representing the interests of its more than 1,500 members.

Mr. Krane was first elected to his first two-year term on the NCIA’s board in 2014. The board consists of 18 elected directors, plus the executive director, and has oversight over the association’s strategic direction and budget.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to serve on the NCIA board for a third term. The next few years will be some of the most critical the cannabis industry has faced, as we are likely looking at our best opportunity ever to make changes at the federal level on critical issues like banking and 280e reform, and possibly even to end federal marijuana prohibition,” Mr. Krane said. “Those of us who have worked on this issue for decades recognize how crucial the upcoming years will be for this industry and it is imperative that organizations like NCIA be well be a leading, well-funded body that is focused on the task at hand.”

Mr. Krane has been a leader in the cannabis industry for more than 20 years, first on the advocacy side, serving as associate director of NORML from 2000-2005 and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) from 2006-2009. In 2011, he co-founded 4Front, which quickly earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most successful consulting companies. He also serves on boards of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, and is a Trustee of SSDP. He also writes a regular column for Forbes, and co-hosts the popular Marijuana Today podcast.

About 4Front
4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”) is a leading investment and management firm in the U.S. cannabis sector. It has developed a national platform that consists of a multi-state footprint, including its Mission-branded retail operations, and a far-reaching network of partnership relationships. Led by a group of professionals with experience in finance, real estate, manufacturing, and multi-location retail and hospitality operations, 4Front has invested heavily to assemble a comprehensive collection of management skills and hands-on operating expertise that can support the rapid operational growth opportunity being afforded by the increased legalization of cannabis across the United States as well as internationally. For more information, visit the website.

Media Contacts
Anne Donohoe
KCSA Strategic Communications
212-896-1265
adonohoe@kcsa.com

 


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KCSA Strategic Communications’ Todd Fromer Moderated “Cannabis and the Capital Markets” Panel

New York, June 5, 2018 /AxisWire/ Todd Fromer, Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications, a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations and social media,  moderated a panel at last week’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York City.

CWCBExpo is one of the largest business-to-business trade show events for the cannabis industry, with cannapreneurs, investors, media and other stakeholders from all over the country in attendance. The panel,  “Cannabis and the Capital Markets”, was in the Banking & Finance track of the conference and featured industry leading executives: Nick Kovacevich, CEO of Kush Bottles, George Allen, President of Acreage Holdings and Todd Harrison, Chief Investment Officer of CB1 Capital Management.

“Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and the lack of access to traditional capital is a hurdle that even the savviest of executives find challenging,” said Mr. Fromer. “Our goal with this discussion was to understand how real-world cannabis companies are not only surviving in today’s highly-regulated environment, but are actually accessing the capital markets and thriving.”

The panel highlighted several key takeaways when it comes to investing in cannabis:

As with any investment strategy, it’s important to diversify your holdings in cannabis
To that end, investors should take note that cannabis is now a global market and investors should also consider emerging markets like Australia and Canada as well as the U.S. in order to create a broader cannabis portfolio.
When it comes to cannabis, the healthcare implication is paramount. States start out with medicinal use and extend into adult use, but investors should educate themselves about the science of cannabis and consider its broader impact on the healthcare marketplace.
U.S. valuations remain very attractive in part because of the federal schedule 1 status of cannabis.
“The prevailing opinion of the panel was that governance matters,” continued Mr. Fromer. “Looking at this era is similar to the beginning of the dotcom era and the telecommunications boom. There will be a lot more failures than there are successes, and it’ll be critical for investors to do their due diligence and understand who and what they’re investing in.”

About KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA Strategic Communications is a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing with expertise in financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, media, energy, cannabis and public services companies. Since 1969, the firm has demonstrated strategic thinking and program execution that drives results for its clients in the ever-changing communications and digital landscape. The firm’s clients are its best references. For more information on the KCSA Cannabis Practice or “The Green Rush,” the company’s 30-minute weekly podcast on the business of cannabis, please visit our website. Or find us on the following social channels:

Twitter: @KCSA_Cannabis

Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis

Contact:

Anne Donohoe

KCSA Strategic Communications

212.896.1265

adonohoe@kcsa.com



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