Kristin Jordan Archives - Green Market Report

StaffMay 22, 2021
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Kristin Jordan an Advocate, Cannabis Real Estate Attorney and Entrepreneur says “Representation Matters In Cannabis”

Lifelong New Yorker Kristin Jordan is a very rare find in the cannabis community— a mix of advocate, conscientious businesswoman, lawyer and empath. She can draft policy, make a profit, partner with law firms and be keenly aware of others, their pain points, and the support they need. Jordan has lived in Albany, Poughkeepsie, Yonkers and Manhattan. She is a true New Yorker who has experienced life in urban, rural and suburban communities. With 23 years of practicing law and deep roots in the communities across the state, Jordan has been doing it with expertise and drive added with the energy and determination to get things done in her state. 

Along with co-founders she helped launch the education and advocacy non-profit Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA), which focuses on preparing marginalized and underrepresented communities on the business of cannabis. Jordan launched the Asian Cannabis Roundtable (ACR) a few years ago seeing the lack of community and connectivity among Asians within the cannabis industry. As founder and Executive Director, Jordan developed the ACR as a professional networking group that goes beyond the superficial meet-and-greet. “There were so few of us at the table. We needed a place to support each other,” remembers Jordan. “At the beginning, it was an informal group that met for Korean BBQ and we would just sit around and educate each other.” Today, the group is 100+ strong and, most recently, their first public virtual event was attended by allies and supporters as well. 

To further enhance the cannabis industry professional networking circuit, Jordan launched Mannada, which means ‘to meet or gather’ and comes from her birth culture, Korea. It is a nod to her Asian roots and serves as a reminder to the Asian community that they are seen. She also chose the name for a practical reason. “I chose a non-cannabis name because I was fearful about having our bank account closed…again. That had happened to me in the past when I had a hemp consulting company.”

Understanding both the advocacy and business aspect to the industry, Jordan developed a series of conferences centered on industry education which she and her team produced, the Cannabis Law Summit, the Cannabis Media Summit, and more recently the Cannabis Real Estate Summit all drawing people from across the state and country. 

Never one to settle, Jordan expanded her platform to align business and advocacy by launching The Maze, a free weekly go-to event guide listing industry events that both communities of people can support and stay informed. 

Jordan is the former Director of Real Estate at Acreage Holdings where she managed the real estate portfolio in a highly regulated industry with an ever-changing dynamic regulatory process, down to the municipal level, she has also worked at leading law firms representing the cannabis industry. Speaking with Jordan re-tell her professional career, it is easy to notice that she is an expert in putting feedback into action, and she anticipates the cannabis community’s needs. “Sometimes even before the industry realizes it,” she says. “I want to create intentional spaces that provide a high level of education for the cannabis industry so this state can flourish.” And, build an industry that leads the country and leaves a strong legacy.

 


StaffMarch 18, 2021
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Drop Delivery, a technology company that offers cannabis businesses all-in-one delivery solutions, today launched the formation of its advisory board and announced Jessica Billingsley, Kristin Jordan and Cynthia Salarizadeh as its co-founding members. All three are well-known in the cannabis space for creating some of the biggest companies and brands in the space, including MJ Freeway, Akerna and House of Saka.

“These women are world-class experts and thought-leaders in cannabis and bring tremendous understanding on how to build and scale a successful and profitable business in this space,” said Drop Delivery CEO Vanessa Gabriel. “We look forward to their contributions as Drop Delivery continues to advance our suite of technologies for both cannabis delivery and retail businesses across the U.S.”

“Drop’s extraordinary growth over the last year is a testament to the need for an all-in-one technology solution for cannabis retailers,” says Billingsley, CEO of Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), an enterprise software company focused on compliantly serving the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries. “I look forward to helping the company build on this strong foundation as it expands throughout the U.S. and continues to add critical capabilities to its suite of technologies.”

The move comes after Drop’s significant growth in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020, which saw both the company’s customer base and revenue expand by almost 300%.

Additionally, earlier this week, Drop announced a completed Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg-CF) offering through Equifund, a private market investment platform that delivers vetted, early-stage opportunities. Drop is one of three Issuers accepted last year by Equifund to host Reg-CF offerings on its platform and became the fastest offering to hit $1 million on the platform.


StaffMarch 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!


StaffNovember 19, 2018
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MANNADA LLC, PRODUCERS OF THE CANNABIS LAW SUMMIT, TO HOST JOURNALISTS, PUBLICISTS, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND BRAND LEADERS AT INAUGURAL EAST COAST EVENT ON DECEMBER 7, 2018 IN NYC

BOSTON GLOBE, HIGH TIMES, DOPE MAGAZINE, MARIJUANA TODAY, WORD ON THE TREE, ESTROHAZE, GREEN MARKET REPORT, AND MARY MAGAZINE REPRESENTED AMONG PANELISTS AND PRESENTERS

MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSIONER SHALEEN TITLE TO DISCUSS SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING

NEW YORK, NY – November 19, 2018 /AxisWire/ As statewide medical marijuana and adult-use laws spread throughout the country, media outlets, from mainstream to cannabis-specific, are grappling with the growing demand for cannabis-related reporting and content. Produced by Mannada, LLC, a women of color-owned professional event production company serving the cannabis industry, the Cannabis Media Summit, will examine media interest in cannabis on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm in Times Square, New York City. The day-long event will bring together media professionals, journalists and thought leaders in the emerging cannabis journalism space to share best practices, challenges, tips and trends in this new area of reporting.

“During our inaugural Cannabis Law Summit earlier this year, I was approached by several journalists who identified a need for programming to address cannabis media coverage,” said Mannada Founder Kristin Jordan. “As a professional event production company serving the cannabis industry, we understand how media perception is so important to legalization and regulatory efforts.” High NY, Word on the Tree, Duane Morris, LLP and Tracey Henry Consulting/THC are among the event’s sponsors. Mannada plans to bring a similar event on the West Coast in 2019.

The Cannabis Media Summit will feature panel discussions on such topics as “Starting a Cannabis Media Company,” “Ethics in Cannabis Reporting” and “Using Media for Effective Communication,” as well as discussion on cannabis-specific issues in financial pitching and reporting, podcasting, social media messaging, and more. Program highlights include a talk from Dan Adams, the Boston Globe’s first dedicated cannabis reporter on what it takes for journalists to work the cannabis beat, and insights from Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Shaleen Title and High NY’s Michael Zaytsev on messaging through social media.

Don’t miss “High Times + Dope: The Acquisition,” where Dope Magazine’s founder Dave Tran and High Times Group’s lead investor Adam Levin will speak publicly with Word on the Tree editor Mona Zhang for the first time about the deal that sent shockwaves throughout the cannabis and publishing worlds.

“I am incredibly honored to participate in the first ever conference specifically addressing media and cannabis,” said Dope Magazine founder Dave Tran. “As the founder of a startup cannabis media company recently acquired by a major industry leader, I believe it is important to share our story with others who are shaping the future of cannabis journalism.”

Cannabis Media Summit panelists and presenters are among the pioneers of canna-journalism and public relations – including Shea Gunter of Marijuana Today, Debra Borchardt of Green Market Report, Sirita Wright of Estrohaze and Adrian Farquharson of Fresh Media Inc (MARY Magazine); KCSA Publicity’s Cynthia Salarizadeh and Lewis Goldberg; and notable writers Sara Brittany Somerset, Janet Burns and Madison Margolin, to name a few.

The Cannabis Law Summit will be held at the offices of Duane Morris, LLP, which is located at 1540 Broadway (at the corner of 45th Street) in Times Square. Tickets are $149 per person, including hot breakfast, lunch from Vanessa’s Dumplings and networking cocktail hour following the program. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.cannabismediasummit.com.

For more information including interview requests, please contact: Tracey Henry Tracey Henry Consulting/THC tracey@th-consulting.co

 


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