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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!

StaffNovember 8, 2018


Malibu, CA -November 8, 2018 /AxisWire/ Malibu’s residents are flying high from the news of the passing of Measure G which allows adult use cannabis and delivery in the city of Malibu.  The Measure passed with a landslide of 69% of Malibu’s residents voting in favor of the measure.  

“Malibu is the first city in California since Prop. 64, to have a ban overthrown by its residents.  It feels amazing to be making history”! Says Malibu resident and Actress-Activist and CEO of the world famous 99 High Tide dispensary in Malibu, California.  Yvonne DeLaRosa Green, serendipitously, this time last year, also made LA cannabis history by being the first person to receive an LA County Business license for cannabis.

Ms. DeLaRosa Green along with her husband and COO of the 99 High Tide Malibu Dispensary, Sam Huntington Boyer IV, who incidentally is a direct descendant of Sam Huntington, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (notably created on Hemp Paper), co-authored Malibu’s Measure G.  

“Malibu is our hometown and we were determined to take Malibu back to its proper legacy and that is one of always having embraced cannabis. From surf culture to Hollywood films and all genres of music, cannabis has always been a part of Malibu culture”.  

99 High Tide Malibu’s General Manager, Vanessa Rodriguez said  “The will of the people has finally been honored and we are so excited to have been a part of this process”.  

The sentiments were echoed by resident and Measure G campaign coordinator, Liz Dean.  “I could not be more proud. Cannabis saved my mother’s life.  Now more people like my mom can be healed.  This is a great day”.  

With the passing of Proposition 64 in 2016 which legalized Cannabis for adult use, a little known fact was that cities were given the right to ban any and all cannabis activity.  Much to the shock and chagrin of Malibu residents a few of the city council members chose not to honor the fact that Malibu had one of the largest amounts of votes for Prop. 64, over 70%.  

 “When seniors and disabled patients began to come into the shop in wheelchairs and one mother came in crying because her son was having an epileptic seizure in the car and she could no longer get delivery, it was then that we realized we had to do something”, says DeLaRosa Green. 

“So we took it to the people of Malibu”.  says Boyer.  In a record breaking amount of time with a record breaking amount of more signatures than required, DeLaRosa Green, Boyer and the Malibu community came together for a true grassroots movement, qualifying their initiative for the November 2018 ballot.  

DeLaRosa Green says she, Boyer and her team of mermen and mermaids (99 High Tide’s heads of security and cannabis consultants) will always stand up for what is right and that the fight for cannabis is still ongoing.  “There are still many cities that have banned cannabis in their communities and that feels very wrong.  We have seen so many people healed with cannabis.  To deny anyone the right to heal themselves naturally is against all that is right.  says DeLaRosa Green

“We have created a successful road map for cities to follow in their pursuit of adult use cannabis in their cities and we hope all cannabis bans will cease to exist.”.  Says Boyer. 

Another part of Measure G was the 2.5% tax, which is one of the lowest city taxes on adult use cannabis in all of California.  One of the wealthiest cities in the world, will now be the least expensive to purchase adult use cannabis.  Yet another reason to love Malibu.  

For more information on Measure G or the 99 High Tide Collective

Contact:  Yvonne DeLaRosa Green




Malibu, CA, June 18, 2018 /AxisWire/ America’s premiere dispensary, 99 High Tide in Malibu, California and Jetty Extracts have come together for the month of June to help support several LGBTQ+ Non profits for Gay Pride Month. “As proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community and Gay Pride Month, we are honored to team up with Jetty Extracts to do something meaningful and helpful for those in need”.  Says actress, activist and 99 High Tide CEO, Yvonne DeLaRosa Green.

If you Purchase any Jetty Reckless Rainbow product, Jetty and PAX will make a donation to  LGBTQ+ nonprofits, such as Mr Friendly, a grassroots advocacy group fighting the stigma surrounding testing, treatment, and living with HIV with a message of love and inclusivity. “Our mermaids (Cannabis Consultants) are letting all of our patients know about this wonderful  opportunity to support this great cause” says 99 High Tide General Manager, Vanessa Rodriguez.  Jetty is also currently seeking applications from California-based LGBTQ+ advocacy groups looking to share in a portion of the proceeds @ jettyextracts.com.

In collaboration with dispensaries like 99 High Tide, Jetty Extract’s “Love More” initiative will also raise awareness of LGBTQ+ needs.  Jetty’s educator and staff training director, Luna Stower shared that “We love teaming up with dispensaries like 99 High Tide who are based on principles of genuine compassion and service and leading the movement in their communities.” says Stower.  “99 High Tide are in touch with the community and they are authentic; they are the folks doing it from their heart.”

Jetty Extracts knows about heart and compassion, since day one they have been active in helping those in need as well with programs such as The Shelter project which provides cancer patients clean and safe medicinal cannabis oil at no cost to the patient. “Its a symbiotic relationship” said 99 High Tide COO/Sam Boyer. “We choose to work with brands that care about people and our planet.” “As an industry based on healing, compassion and yes, love, it is critical that we consistently show up and stand up for the most vulnerable in our communities.  Those in the cannabis industry have a very precious opportunity to show other industries that one of the most important things we can do is to help others. ” Says DeLaRosa Green.

Media Inquiries:
Vanessa Rodriguez
415.407.8056/ HighSpirtsHealing@gmail.com
Source 99 High Tide Collective- Malibu, Calif.
Related links: www.99hightide.com www.jettyextracts.com

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