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StaffMarch 6, 2020


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!

AxisWireMay 14, 2019


Top MMJ Influencers sign Affiliate Education Agreements with Navigator Genomics™ Testing

New Orleans, Louisiana – May 7, 2019 /AxisWire/ Navigator Genomics™ (NGT) has signed 3 new Affiliate Agreements to collaborate with Dr. Michele Ross CEO of Infused Health, Dr. Lakisha Jenkins (Jamaica), and Donna Shields, MS, RDN to provide NGT’s educational content services for their clients.

Navigator Affiliates receive news articles, links to NGT’s fully vetted cannabis glossaries, videos, webinars, science whitepapers, & chronic medical condition information focused on the very same conditions consumers must have to qualify for medical cannabis…. all content is at No Cost to affiliates.

Dr. Michele Ross – CEO of Infused Health

Dr. Michele Ross is a neuroscientist who first published on the endocannabinoid system in 2006 and  went from academia to cannabis health coaching after cannabis helped her recover from several chronic health issues including fibromyalgia. Infused Health is an online cannabis coaching network supporting clients who need more information about cannabis treatment than their doctors or budtenders can provide. She focuses on helping women & adult patients with chronic pain, anxiety, and depression live healthier & happier lives by using the right cannabis products.

Dr. Ross states “Navigator Genomics is the perfect tool for determining whether or not it is safe for a patient to take cannabis products containing THC or CBD with their current medications. Most of our Infused Health clients are on more than one medication, and this genetic test helps prevent dangerous drug-drug interactions.” https://infusedhealth.com/about-us

Dr Lakisha Jenkins-(Jamaica)Dr. Jenkins is a Cannabis Practitioner, Naturopath, Registered Master Herbalist and teacher of the endogenous cannabinoid system.

Dr. Jenkins involvement in medical cannabis began in 2006. She was a Founding Board Member & first elected President of the California Cannabis Industry Association in 2012 , the National Cannabis Industry Association Board (2013-2015) & the founding Chair of their Minority Business Council. Dr Jenkins works to ensure all people have the right to choose their best treatment options. https://www.drlakisha.com

Donna Shields, MS, RDN is co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, an online education training program using an integrative medicine approach. Her diverse career spans the US Army Medical Corp, global health communications for The Coca-Cola Company & faculty at the Culinary Institute of America. Based in Colorado and Florida, she’s been a contributor to The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook and consults  for the cannabis and hemp industries. https://donnashields.net

Navigator Genomics™

NGT is the first pharmacogenomics company to measure & report your personal genetic responses to key cannabinoids utilized in Medical Cannabis (MMJ), simultaneously with416 of the most popularly prescribed prescription medications (Rx) taken by the most amount of people. Results include important potential drug-drug interactions which can reduce or cancel efficacy of MMJ or Rx’s, create unwanted side-effects or even adverse reactions. Consumers can avoid costs & time of traditional “trial and error” dosing. Results help personalize which cannabinoids & medications can work best for each person. NGT’s lab is CLIA & CAP accredited to ensure highest quality standards. All information is private and HIPAA compliant. Tests are $299 sold direct-to-consumer on line at: https://navigatorgenomics.com.

*Navigator is actively seeking affiliates to collaborate with medical cannabis digital publications, educators, cannabis doctor organizations, researchers, MMJ science studies, product manufacturers, dispensaries, and analytic data firms. Navigator provides free educational content, videos, webinars, news articles, etc. to affiliates who desire to educate their constituents.

Media Contact:

Ivan Echegarrua
Toll Free: (877) 892-2324

Navigator Genomics™
314 Southern Rd.
River Ridge, Louisiana 70123

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