Women in Canadian Cannabis: Expertise and Speaking Topics
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NameCompanyTitleCityPolicy/ResearchHistoryMedicine/HealthExtracts/Derivatives/Associated ProductsBusiness/IndustryEnvironmentLifestyleDiversityActivismMedia, Communication + StrategySpecific Topics of ExpertiseAny Affilations?
M GillisBedford/Liverpool, NSmgillis@aqualitas.caxxxxx
Legal (disabilities law, employment & labour), exempt market capital, securities, promotion of women in business, female founder, C-suite, licensed producer
ACMPR, C-45, workplace & cannabis, public health & safety, raising capital, women in business, start-up & technology, aquaponic cultivation
Women Grow, NS Barristers' Society, National Assoc. of Arbitrators & Mediators,
Leslie BestBrampton ONlesliejbest@icloud.comXXXXXX
patient advocacy for better access, affordibility, coverage, media, advertising, most importantly Mom of 4 y/o using Cannabis for PANDAS.
Patient advocate forCFAMM/Arthritis Society/AIDS Society Parliament Hill reception and patient task force round table.
Hilary BlackBritish Columbiamzblack@gmail.comxxxxxxxxxxx
Founder of BC Compassion Club Society, Director of Patient Education and Advovacy at Canopy Growth Corp
Rebecca Haines-Saah
Calgary, ABrebecca.saah@ucalgary.caxx
Harm reduction and youth engagment approaches to cannabis education; Public health policy and resarch on cannabis
I regularily do media, research and policy speaking events.
Hope to see women's voices (and young women in particular) represented in Canadian drug policy. Happy to support any talks/panels or interviews where a critical, academic public health perspective might be helpful (not an MD or affiliated with industry).
Deb HarperCalgary, ABdharper@canevolve.caxxxxxxxxmedicinal cannabis, policy,activism, advocacy, writing, research
Thelia FosterCalgary, ABtheliafoster@gmail.comxXxxx
medical cannabis use, cannatherapy, chronic illness, therapuetic canna, canna-art, community development
Benefits of cannabis & creativity, Teacher and Art facilitation, Cannabis group team leader
Parkinson Alberta, Women Lead YYC, Medical Cannabis Institute student, Calgary Women's Cantre, Canexions group
Annie MacEachernCharlottetown, PEIannie.maceacherb@gmail.comxxxxxx
Communications consultant advocating for public education on safe cannabis distribution and consumption
Facilitated two public engagement sessions to discuss the proposed Provincial framework, MC for Member of Parliament Sean Casey's Town Hall about Bill C45, Panelist on Her Roots: Leadership in Cannabis Grassroots Initiatives (Lift Vancouver, 2018), Instagram = @_canniebis Twitter = @MissCannabis
Stephanie OstranderEdmontonstef.ostrander@gmail.comXXXcannabis HR, social media, news, small business, women, Alberta politics,
Alberta Cannabis Stakeholders Association, CaneXions, works for Cannabis At Work, former owner of CannaBiz Social
Teresa TaylorGrand Forks, BCteresa@craftcannabis.caxxxxxxx
small business, culture, social management of substances, economic development, rural BC
4 time political candidate (incl. MPofCanada, BCMP), facilitation/design of self-employment workshops, various media for Craft Cannabis, speaker at various cannabis conferences/events, dispensary owner/operator, marketing/graphic design
Founding member Canadian Cannabis Coaltion (CCC), Dispensary owner (Herbivore), director of Craft Cannabis Association of BC
Deborah HowlettHolland Landing, Ontdeb@gbfarms.caxxxxxxxCannabis as an alternative medicine, ACMPR regulations, Cannabis Industry, Entrepreneurship Co-Founder and President Grey Bruce Farms est. 2014 formerly known as OrganaGreen
Michelle ThiessenKelowna, BCmichelle.thiessen@ubc.caxxcannabis and mental health, cannabis and pain, substitution Presenter at Canadian Psychological Association 77th Annual Conference, Lift Expo 2018 PanalistUBC, CSSDP
Kim CrosbyKelowna, BCkim.crosby@ubc.caxxx
medical/non-medical cannabis and mental health, pain, intimate partner violence, substitution, addiction
Presenter at International Cannabinoid Research Society, community speaking engagements, guest lecturer, group facilitator UBC
Mary K FoxFox D ConsultingPresident & Chief ConsultantLeamington, ONmary@foxdconsulting.comxxX
Kristen MannMedicine Hat, ABkristen@hempology.caxxxxxxxx
ethnobotony and history of cannabis, use as medicine and how to make medibles, dispensaries, policy and law, publisher of Cannabis Digest
Victoria cannabis conventions, media apperances, hempology 101 faciliating
Hempology 101, Cannabis Digest
Victoria DekkerMoncton, New Brunswick
Cannabis communications/marketing/media. Cannabis feminism, business, innovation and culture.
Prolific writer in the cannabis space. Quoted in cannabis-related media.
Organigram Inc., Civilized.life, The Toronto Star, Atlantic Business Magazine, Leafly, The HerB Lifestyle, Eves of Eden, Cannabis at Work.
Brittny AndersonNelson, BCbrittny@cannabisconservancy.comXXXXsustainable cultivation, standards, policyNCIA Cannabis Business SummitCofounder and Director if Operations at The Cannabis Conservancy
Donna JohannsonOkanagan, BCdjohann88@gmail.comxXXx
Canadian Women in Cannabis (CWIC), Cannabis Adult Education, small business, legal regime, implementation, advocacy, opportunities, economic and social change
Facilitator, Speaker and Panel member on topics related to women and cannabis, cannabis plant acceptance, integration and social change
Trina FraserOttawa, ONtfraser@brazeauseller.comxBusiness Lawyer; Partner at Brazeau Seller Law; Representation of ACMPR applicants and licensees and other cannabis industry participants; Contributor for LIFT; Presenter at O'Cannabiz, Canadian Cannabis Business Conference, WomenGrow; Curator of cannabis Twitter feed @trinafraser;
Board of Directors of NICHE (National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education)
Jennifer CollettPeterborough, ONclinic@complementary.healthcareXXXXXXXHealth and Complementary Medicine, Policy, access bridges, research and protocol development, sustainable medical gardens.I speak to patients and physicians daily, and enjoy discussion with policy makers and community leaders when required. My comfort is with written communication.Asssistant Professor, University of Calgary
Sherry BennettRichmond Hill, ONsherry@bayviewconcierge.cax
medical cannabis, patient advocacy, PTSD, connecting people to services and resources, strategetic network development

Karina LahnakoskiToronto
regulations, licensing process, quality management systems, interface of cannabis-NHP-Device-cosmetics-pharma
former guest lecturer and teacher at Schulich/Humber, trainer in the industry
Shega YoungsonToronto, ONshega.youngson@tweed.comXXXXXXXXxcannabis education, policy development, events and community engagementWomen Grow Vancouver founder, Tweed community engagements Community Engagement Manager, Tweed
Theresa KozakToronto, ONtheresa@tweed.comxx
Carolina LandoltToronto, ONinfo@summertreeclinic.caXXXmmar/mmpr/acmpr, rheumatology, chronic pain, education, policy, businessGreen Living Show, Women Grow Toronto,
Charlene FreedomToronto, ONinfo@charlenefreedom.comxDIY cannabis medicines workshops, cannabis topicals products, chronic pain management, holistic health and aromatherapyCannabis topicals workshops/presentations @ Anarres Apothecary, Women Grow,Tweed, Queens of Cannabis, Summertree Medical, Green Living Show 2016CSSDP, LIft, Ryerson
Nazlee MaghsoudiToronto, ONnazlee.maghsoudi@mail.utoronto.caXXXXXInternational cannabis policies; Evidence on cannabis use and regulation Extensive experience presenting at international, national, and local levels to policymakers, researchers, frontline workers, affected communities, and other audiences. Highlights include presentations at the United Nations, the American Society of Criminology Conference, Women Grow Signature Networking Event, and Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada Conference.Knowledge Translation Manager, International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | Strategic Advisor, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Dessy PavlovaToronto, ONdessis.pavlova@gmail.comXXXXediting, content creation, branding, business, management tools, communications, cannabis education, drug policy, youth and cannabis, harm reduction
Brandy ZurborgToronto, ONbrandy.zurborg@gmail.comxxxxxx
Injury and illness related to chronic pain, lifestyle aproaches to chronic pain and illness, patient experience, cannabis dosing, transitioning from traditional pharmacuticals to holistic products and apporaches, cannabis and health, cannabis education and harm reduction strategies, federal and provincial regulatory structure and policy interpretation, policy impacts on medical consumers, globalization of the cannabis industry, taxation and resulting impact on consumers, pricing policies (ie. government regulated base pricing & taxation structure) and the black market, quality control Health Canada guidelines: consumer health and safety, corporate social responsibility, dispensaries, market evolution, corporate strategy, brand and product strategy, women in cannabis, empowering women re: invement opportunities and how to choose between alternatives.
Corporate Tax Auditor for CRA Saskatoon HQ, Assistant to the Executive Director / Deputy Minister of Human Resources Alberta Government (all social service related programs within Alberta), Bachelors Degree major Accounting / Post Grad studies CMA Designation (Total 8 years focusing on corporate strategy, investor relations, corporate social respoonsiblity, litigation, liability & risk management, etc.), Certificate Hospitality Management (service industry manager, including public safety of items for human consumption), President of Persons with Disability (PWD) @CRA Saskatoon HQ (National and Local Level corporate strategy development), Comittee Representative for Aboriginal Awareness within Employment @CRA Sastatoon HQ (National and Local Level corporate strategy development), Significant injury and illness at a young age 25 retired at 31 / realated social stigma issues / related poverty issues (health care costs, housing issues) / related employment issues / related mental health issues / related discrimination within the health care system and judicial system / impact of consumption of pharmacutical drugs (various stages of illness and injury), Owner / Operator @ Queens of Cannabis - front line knowledge and feedback of patient issues with medical marijuana program and cannabis consumption / dosing / consultaions / addictions issues and harm reduction strategies / counselling services for at risk individuals / holistic health care approaches / lifestyle issues / policy issues and the impact on the public, Now Magazine Change maker / 2016 Multiple Repeated Media Sources in print and television- CBC / CTV / Star / Metro / Sun / Global / Now Magazine / Hydorlife Magazine / Various other media sources / May 25, 2016 Please Stop the Raids Live broadcast across all major national media to the nation to draw awareness to cannabis activism and the need for access, human rights activist.
Holly MedwidToronto, ONholly.medwid@gmail.comXxSocial media, content creation, eventsLift
Tabitha FritzRotman School of Management; Fritz's Cannabis Company; The Green Tent; BastToronto, ONtabithafritz@live.comxxxxxxxEdibles & extracts; small business; women in business; cannabis for women; women on boards & C-Suite; parenting & cannabis; business opportunities for ancillary businesses; education; CBD; therapeutic use; holistic wellness; cannabis & spirituality;Founder & CEO of a successful grey market edibles company; co-founder of the Green Tent, an organization devoted to achieving gender parity in cannabis leadership positions; Capstone Course manager at Rotman (UofT); co-founder of BAST--cannabis infused products for women; multiple interviews for articles on parenting & cannabis; speaker/panelist at multiple health, cannabis, & women's conferences & events; numerous speaking engagements on CBD & wellness; panelist regarding cannabis & women's sexual and gynecological healthUniv. of Toronto; Advisory committee for Niche
Ljubica KostovicToronto, ONkostovic.ljubica@gmail.comxxxxxxxxPatient experience, patient advocacy, research, strain selection, dosing, treatment plans, empathy training, communications, technical and creative writing, branding, female empowerment, sexuality, chronic illness, fibromyalgia, PTSD, socio-cultural, health and political discourses, patient-centered approaches to medicine, meaningful interaction models, linguistic aspects of modern cannabis discourse, sports, infused dinners, healthy living, patient education, physician education, quality of life. Speaking events: community engagement events, public education events, physician education workshops, patient education sessions, conferences, organize & moderate panels; junior and senior staff training, communications training, empathy training; Published in Globe & Mail, Lift, regular columnist for Post City Magazines; Education: responsible for designing & implementing patient & physician education programs at GrowWise Health, designing & implementing professional development workshops, patient & physician education materials, etc.;
GrowWise Health, CFAMM, Post City Magazines
Irie SelkirkToronto, ONiriecanna@gmail.comXXXXXXXXXPatient Advocacy, Cannabis & MS/chronic illness, Lifestyle & Branding, Consumption & Application, Women's Rights/Gender Equality, Sociology, Philosophy, The Culture of Cannabis, Linguistics, Infused Hospitality, Natural HealthCare, Aromatherapy, Addiction/Harm Reduction, Destigmatization, Cannabis & Parenting, Child Protection, Community Sustained Agriculture, Community Engagement, Social Rights Activism, Adult-use legislation, Canadian legal framework, Marketing for Women. Speaker at Lift Expos, OCannabiz, MJBizCon, NORML Canada, Women & Weed: Van der Pop, 1066 - Joint Rolling Champion (Hempfest & WomenGrow Summit) Hosts regular joint-rolling workshops and Cannabis 101 seminars.
Emblem Cannabis Actuator. Tokyo Smoke Outreach Director/Resident Cannabis Expert. NICHE Canada
Tracy CurleyToronto, ONtracyacurley@gmail.comxxxxxx
harm reduction, patient access, civil disobedience, dispensaries, diabetes and cannabis therapy, cannabis and PTSD,
Tania CyalumeToronto, ONcannalove@gmail.comxxxxxxxxx
Chemistry, edibles, capsules, community outreach, dispensaries, drugs and harm reduction strategies, health, medical, quality of life, diet, children, advertising, social media, civil disobedience, destigmatizing, lgbtq issues
Farrell A. MillerToronto, ONfarrellamiller@gmail.comXXXXXXX
Cannabis & the LAW: ACMPR, patient rights, advocacy, dispensary defense, distribution, regulatory compliance
the "new kid on the block" : no panel experience. Articling under Paul Lewin until April 2019, then will be a licensed member of Law Society of Ontario
Nicole TironaToronto, ON
aromatherapy education, public speaking, womens issues, small business development, adult topics/lifestyle
Aromatherapy Toronto
Caryma Sa'dToronto, ONhelp@sadvocacy.comxxxxxx
History of prohibition; disparate enforcement of cannabis laws; promotion of diversity in cannabiz spaces; criminal law; landlord/tenant law
Speaker at NACP Cannabis Education Symposium (March 2018)
Sabrina RamkellawanToronto, ONsabrinaathome@gmail.comxxxxxx
History, Medical Cannabis, Responsible use, Conducting cannabis research, business strategy, entrepreneurship, Women issues, cannabis event planning, addiction, cannabis as a substitution (opioids etc.), ACMPR
WomenGrow, Ottawa Hospital, Brain Injury Canada, Canada Talks Pharma, ACRP and SOCRA conferences (the largest research related conferences). Webinars on medical cannabis and research, A number of written articles related to cannabis & research, opioid epidemic etc. President at Clinical Research Association of Canada, VP Clinical Affairs at TerrAscend CEO of Canadian Institute for Medical Advancement
Professor Seneca College, Nurse, President Clinical Research Association of Canada (non-profit), VP Clinical Affairs at TerrAscend, CEO/Co-Founder of Canadian Institute for Medical Advancement, Writer for Biotechnology Focus Magazine, Previous work included conducting cannabis research for a number of
EXAMPLE: Jane DoeToronto,ONjanedoe@gmail.comXXXXedible making, canna creams, exercise and cannabis (particuarly yoga), dosing and adminstration- workshop on how to make cannacreams @ cannaclinic, panelist on fitness and cannabis panel @ Cannabusiness Conference 2015CSR @ Green Team Clinic
Devon ScobleHempster/Natural Care/Carmel CannabisWriter/Editor/Content BossToronto,ONdevonscoble@gmail.com; devon@hempster.co; devon@naturalcaregroup.comXXXXCannabis and: parenting, families, health and wellness, women, seniors, retirement and longterm care, lifestyle, food, infusions, recipes, feminism. My background is lifestyle and food journalism.Content director at Carmel Cannabis (LP), as well as Hempster (cannabis health and wellness website) and Natural Care (prescription cannabis service for mature adults, long-term care and retirement homes). Former content director at Lift & Co. Previous to that I spent 10 years as a freelance lifestyle writer, editor and custom content creator; published in Today's Parent, BuzzFeed, Canadian Family, National Post, Metro, Food Network Canada, S Magazine, TheLoop.ca, Yahoo.ca, Lift.co, xoJane, etc. Former teacher and curriculum designer: business writing, public speaking, ESL. Recovering academic. Portfolio at www.devonscoble.com Carmel Cannabis/Hempster/Natural Care
Andrea HillToronto,ONandrealeahhill@gmail.comXXXlaw, business impact of legal changes, federal / provincial powers to shape industry, advertising and business activities, likely evolution of laws, legal interpretation, law and policy, legal history and constitutional considerationsGlobe and Mail op-ed author (3 articles in 2016), speaker at Marijuana Business Daily Marijuana Conference and Expo 2014 (Las Vegas), Wildeboer Dellelce Marijuana Conference (2016), Mackie Research Capital Corporation Marijuana Conference (2016)SkyLaw Professional Corporation
Lisa LewisToronto, ONlisa@naturalcaregroup.comXXXXMedical Canabis and seniors, educating registered staff, families and seniors - retirement and long term care. Product expertise, cannabis medication planns and educationCannabis and the elderly - safety and efficacy. Cannabis and out bodies - how does it work.
Director of Education and Community Outreach at Natural Care (Medical Cannabis Clinic network specializing in senior and outpatient care), Carmel Cannabis (LP) - Spent 5 years as The Green Sommelier - medical cannabis consultaion and medicaltion planning, Cannabis Sommelier - former executive in Digital Communications and Branding - VP Account Services. CAnnabis and the
Lisa CampbellToronto,ONlisa@mobilerevolutions.orgXXXXXXXXXinternational drug policy, government relations, PR, fund development, events, marketing, product R&DInternational Drug Policy Reform Conference (Los Angeles), IHRA (Beruit, Lebanon), ExpoMedeWeed (Medellin, Colombia), Spannabis (Barcelona, Spain), NORML Conference, Toronto Lift Cup, former Women Grow Toronto Chairwoman, presented twice at the Comission on Narcotic Drugs in side sessions with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Vienna. Also live interviews with Global TV, CBC, and organized press conference day before Project Claudia raids. Bilingual in English / Spanish.Principal Consultant, Mobile Revolutions / CFBA Spokesperson / Co-Founder of Green Market
Antuanette GomezToronto,ONgomez.antuanette@gmail.comxxxxx
community outreach, marketing and media, cannabis and sex and intimacy, cannabis stocks, female empowerment, gender equality, womens sexual reproductive rights, events organizing, patient experience, cannabis eduction, cannabis in history.
Amy BrownToronto,ON info@canndo.caXXXOwner of Canndo Dispensary
Jamie ShawVancouver BCjsamay@hotmail.caxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxxxx
Industry developments, activism and advocacy, historical and social contexts, dispensaries and dispensary regulation, writing
Dispensary and Municipal regulatory consultant, former President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Former Director of the BC Compassion Club Society, Community Engagement Lift Resource Centres, a co-author of Lift training course, Co-founder of Women Grow Vancouver, writer for Canlio, Lift, and Twelve High Chicks, speaker at numerous cannabis conferences
Sarah CampbellVancouver Islandscampbell168@gmail.comxx
whole plant medicine (topicals, tinctures, edibles, oils), entrepreneurship, small business and community development, worldwide canna business, writing
Jade Ridge Vancouver, BCJaderidge420@gmail.com
Miz DVancouver, BCmizd@dvibz.caXXXX
cannatherapy, consumer support, branding, cannatourism, leadership, entrepreneurship, edutainment, media, event organization
Host of a variety of educational videos & interviews, with professional experience as a group facilitator, mediator, inspirational speaker, conference mc, entrepreneur, industry/community spokeswoman, singer/performer
MaryBeth LaffertyVancouver, BCmarybeth.lafferty@gmail.comxxxxx
Stephanie LakeVancouver, BCstephanie.lake@bccsu.ubc.caxxxx
medical/non-medical cannabis use among people who use illicit drugs. Specific focuses: substitution effect (opioids/stimulants) & impact on drug-related health outcomes, clinical HIV/AIDS management, mental health (PTSD).
Presented cannabis-related population health research at International Society for the Study of Drug Policy conferences, International AIDS Society conferences, Canadian Public Health Association conference, International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposuim, etc; panelist at Lift Expo YVR, other university and community events; guest lecturer; have written several op-eds and letters to the editor on cannabis-related public health issues. Several academic publications on cannabis and other substance use.
PhD candidate, UBC School of Population and Public Health; Student researcher, BC Centre on Substance Use; Chair, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) @ UBC; Member of CSSDP national Board of Directors.
Rielle CaplerVancouver, BCrielle@telus.netxxxxxxxx
cannabis policy - access to cannabis under different regulatory frameworks, barriers to access, satisfication with different sources, use of legal and illegal sources.
Some conferences presented at or on panel: Family Medicine Forum, Interantional Cannabinoid Resaerch Society (ICRS), Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), LIFT expo. Spokesperson for organizations (BC Compassion Club Society and CAMCD), current media contact for cannabis expertise at Universtiy of British Columbia (UBC)
PhD Candidate UBC, interdisciplinary studies; researcher, BC Center on Subtance Use; Co-founder and advisory board, Canadian Assocation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
Jenna VallerianiBC Centre on Substance Use; Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Strategic Advisor CSSDPPost Doctoral FellowVancouver, BC (formerly Toronto)j.valleriani@gmail.comXXXXXxXmedical cannabis policy, legalization, policy, content and writing, policy analysis, research - particularly in the role of emerging organizations, organizational stigma, access, YOUTH, dispensaries, ACMPR, entrepreneurship, youth and cannabis, teaching, education, prevention, responsible use, etc. currently researching cannabis substitution among people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canadafeatured on CBC Power and Politics discussing legalization age restrictions; featured on TVO's Steve Paiken Show discussing legalization; organized and hosted youth roundtable on cannabis legalization, including report generation and presention to the Cannabis Task Force on Legalization and Regulation (cited in final Task Force Report); various academic and industry panels related to cannabis and drug policy more broadly, including the ASA, ASC, CSA, NORML, Cannabis Herstory; moderator for Lift's 2016 Toronto Forum; published contributor to the Globe and Mail; regular blog feature at HuffPo; regular contributor to Lift News; Designed and instructor at UofT in Sociology - Marijuana Policy in the 21st Century (4th yr seminar); lead contributor and cordinator for Lift's Cannabis Retail Course; featured on various radio shows including CBC's The Here and Now and Metro Morning; former vice-chair and co-founder of Women Grow Toronto. Also on many panels feat. drug policy, cannabis policy including the American Sociology Association, American Society of Criminology, Canadian Sociology Association, Law and Society Association, and panels organized by organizations such as the Canadian HIV/AIDS network, CSSDP, CDPCPost doc at BCCSU; CSSDP Strategic Advisor; Lift/HuffPo/GM contributer; PAST: vice-chair WomenGrow TO, Youth Rep for Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Student Affairs Committee at ASC, Vice-Chair for CSSDP, Board Member for Trinity Square Cafe, etc
Natasha RaeyVancouver/ Torontonraey@me.comXXXXXXXPolicy, media, branding, lifestyle branding, communications, advocacy/lobbying, extracts, community engagement, female empowerment, organizational development, advertisingSheTalks Co-founder and speaker, speaker at numerous health, cannabis and women's empowerment events, media/ TV/ print experience, numerous conferences, Women Grow speaker, Lift Cannabis emcee (forums),
Kelly CoulterVictoria, BCnormlkelly@gmail.comXXXXXXXenvironment, feminism, media relations, government relations, communications strategy, NORML Conference 2012/Los Angeles/Women's Panel, Treating Yourself Expo 2012/Women in Canada Panel, Hill Times Contributor 2012-current, writer for LIFT and Canlio, articles/mentions and in Toronto Star, Huffington Post, CBC radio (Ottawa), National Post. High Times Feature 2017. Presented to federal Task Force 2016/Vancouver, environmental and women's issues. Book to be released in 2017, environment, ethical consumption and cannabis. NORML, NORML Women's Alliance and Women Grow.
Nicolle HodgesHerb/Girls Who Say Fuck/Rooom
Toronto/Vancouvernicollehodges@gmail.comXXXXXXCannabis tourism,cannabis and sexuality/female empowerment/branding/lifestyleFormer television host at CTV Vancouver and current video host for Daily Hive Toronto. Founder of Girls Who Say Fuck with -- a digital publication with a focus on weed, sex, and women. Editor at Herb -- cannabis media company with upwards of 4 million page views per month. Founder of Rooom -- a database for cannabis-friendly accommodations and news in the cannabis tourism industry, including reviews of accommodations (launching October 2018). Freelance journalist with 10+ years of experience. @NicolleDoubleL
Daniela Vergara
CU Boulder/Agricultural genomics foundation
scientist/evolutionary biologistboulder coloradoverdaniela@gmail.comxcannabis science, genomics, evolutionary biologyacademic conferences, women grow, SSDP
Abigail SampsonToronto/Durham Region
XXXXAdvocacy, women in leadership, empowering POCC-45 Standing Committee on Health (Sept2017), Queens Park re: 178 (May2016) Her Roots Panel @ Lift Expo (Jan2018) NORML Canada Conference (2015-2018) Women Grow monthly meetings (co-MC, various months Sept2015-2016) Monthly Ladies Love Mary Jane (Jan2018-present, ongoing)
Tiara SilletNatural BudzToronto/ Durham RegionInfo@naturalbudz.comXXXXXXXXCannabis Course Developer - extracts, grow coursesParkinson panels, Durham region newspaper, ladies love Mary Jane, other educational panels etc
Magdalena FishTorontomaggie@mfishlegal.comXXXX
Lawyer focused on assisting small businesses in the cannabis industry, specifically with respect to regulatory compliance, licensing, risk assessment, liability exposure and litigation
Sybil TaylorMediPharm Labs Corp.Chief Marketing OfficerBarrie, ONstaylor@medipharmlabs.comXXX
Marketing Communications, brand strategy, integrated marketing plans, corporate social responsibility, experiential marketing, digital marketing. consumer insights, product development and launch.
20+ year career in the craft beer industry, lecturer on marketing and green business
Judith RenaudEducators For Sensible Drug Policy Executive Director Gibsons, B.C. judith_renaud@dccnet.com / judith@EFSDP.org XXXXXXXAdvocate for moritorium on 'cops in classrooms' and alternatives to the DARE program focusing on health and wellness using ideas over ideology, compassion over coercion and harm reduction over punishment and/or incarceration Drug Policy Reform Consultant, former Principal/Teacher in public schools, Sessional Instructor Faculty of Education Simon Fraser University, graduate research China and Mexico, public speaker/researcher/writer: BCTF, BCCPAC, BCAEA, DPA Drug Policy Alliance (USA), DRCNet (Stop the Drug War), Stop the Violence, Advisory Board, Sensible B.C.. Cannabis Institute, Canadian Safe Schools, Seattle Hempfest, Grassroots Expo, Liberal Legalization Task Force participant, nomination candidate Federal Liberal Party of Canada, presenter House of Commons, Liberal Senate
Natasha RyzZenabisChief Science Officer Vancouver contact@natasharyzphd.com XXProduct Development, Research, Topical Cannabis
Anuja SiwakotiMediPharm Labs Corp.
Director of Global Regulatory and Scientific Affairs
Windsor, ONasiwakoti@medipharmlabs.comxxProduct Development, Global Regulatory Affairs, Extraction and downstream formulation
Breanna RoycroftGrowWise HealthVice PresidentToronto, ONbreanna.roycroft@gmail.comXXXX
Public policy, Government relations, Change management, Process scaling, Healthcare, International markets, Communications, HR
Background in public and international affairs. Spent five years in Ottawa, working in various capacities of the federal government - both political and departmental. Spent the next five working in not-for-profit, mostly health and education in international development, leading corporate and government engagement strategies. Last two years have led GrowWise Health, a patient and healthcare education service and subsidiary of Emblem Corp.
Ming Berube-SamMedReleaf/AuroraBusiness Development ManagerMontreal, QCmberubesam@medreleaf.comXXXXXXXXXXPatient experience, direct pharmocology and biology, education and awareness
Amber CraigFour20 Premium MarketVice President, MarketingCalgary, ABamber@420corp.caxxxxMarketing, communications, branding, community , culture, charity
Mika UntermanMediPharm Labs Corp.Business Development Toronto, ON
Kathleen RayworthCulinary Therapy Inc.Founder/Executive ChefHalifax, NSchefkate@culinarytherapy.caxxxxxxx
Research and Product Development for corporates, Education re Edibles, Topicals, Chronic Pain Management, and Harm Reduction, Entrepreneurship, Gov't Relations.
Ashleigh BrownShe-Cann/StrainprintFounder Manitobaashleigh.brown@strainprint.caXXWomen & Cannabis
Dr. Sana Ara AhmedThe Health BoutiqueFounderCalgary, AB
XTreating patients with Cannabis
Stephanie KarasickStrainprint Technologies Ltd
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Toronto, ONsteph@strainprint.ca XTreats PTSD with Cannabis & Invented Patient Journaling/Tracking App
Michelle ArbusStrainprint Technologies LtdVice President, ResearchToronto, ONmichelle.arbus@strainprint.caXXCannabis Data & Analytics Research Expert
Joya HallsStrainprint Technologies LtdDirector of Customer CareToronto, ONjoya.halls@strainprint.caXXXPatient Care subject matter expert
Jessica MoranStrainprint Technologies Ltd
Director of Marketing & Communications
London, ONjessica.moran@strainprint.caXXCannabis Communications/Marketing Expert
Erin Gratton, CHRLGratton ConsultingOwnerTorontoerin@grattonconsulting.comxx
Human Resources, workplace accommodation and legislation, facilitation, Instructional Design
Jeanette VanderMarel
CEOGood & GreenBrantford, ONjeannette@goodandgreen.comXXXXX
Lynn HaslamToronto, ONhaslamly@mailfence.comxxxxOlder adults & cannabis
Dr Richa LoveHarvest Medicine & VIVO Cannabis
Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer
Calgary, ABrlove@hmed.caxxxxxxSeen over 10,000 medical cannabis patients
Caroline LavoieNeptune Wellness SolutionsDirector of Corporate AffairsMontreal, QCc.lavoie@neptunecorp.com
Jackie KhayatNeptune Wellness SolutionsVP Business DevelopmentMontreal, QCj.khayat@neptunecorp.com
Sabrina Di BlasioNeptune Wellness SolutionsDirector of MarketingMontreal, QCs.diblasio@neptunecorp.com
Véronique Lettre
Owner of Nature Médic Clinic and Author, Speaker
Sherbrooke, QC
Loretta EldridgeAmple OrganicsDirector of MarketingToronto, ON
xMarketing and Strategy Grow Up conference speaker, B2B Marketing Director for cannabis software, previously had a decade-long B2C marketing career in book publishing
Dawn Van DamCannJoin (Accelerator & Incubator)President & CEOToronto, ON dvandam@cannjoin.com
Kelly Insley, RNCanadian Cannabis Nurses AssociationPresident, creator, founderVictoria, BCcannabisnurses@gmail.comyesyesyesyesYesHealth Care and everything cannabis relatedPublic, University, Hospital, Radio, Video, Conference speaker , Cannabis nurse at Clarity Medical Centre
Jessica NudoFreelancer, Owner of The Elevated Collective Inc, Nuda Media, Cannabis is the New Kale (blog)Publicist, Writer, Social LinchpinToronto, ONjessynudo@gmail.comxxxCommunications, social media and cannabis lifestyle. Co-produced segments for TV re: cannabis education, speaker at GrowUp Conference Niagara 2018 for cannabis and social media, contributor to The Highway Magazine, The Her(B) Lifestyle
Gill PollardThe Her(B) LifeWriter, EducatorDuncan, BCgill@theherblifestyle.comxxxMedia-focused, marketing within the regulations, cannabis lifestyle
Kira London-Nadeau
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy/National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education/Santé Cannabis
Chair/Regional Representative/Digital Media
Montreal, QCkira@cssdp.orgxxxxxyouth voice/mental health/LGBTQ2+/research/advocacy/activism/public health
Stephanie MartensNextleaf Solutions
PR/ Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Vancouver, BCsteph@nextleafsolutions.comXXX
I'm new to the speaking realm, passionate about cannabis for nearly 20 years. My background is in psychology/ neuroscience and PR. Marketing, communications, events, strategy, lifestyle are all areas of interest.
Emily LeungPrima ConsultingMarketing Consultant, FounderVancouver, BCemily@primaconsulting.coXXXXXXMarketing, Strategy, PR, social/ digital marketing, lifestyle, wellness.
Unity Marguerite Whittaker
BlyssCloudCo-Founder & Creative DirectorVancouver, BCunity@blyss.cloudXXX
Branding & Marketing | Cannabis influencer and KOL | Niche focus on new consumers, women 35-50 years old & locations for legal consumption.
Jessica Brown
Freelancer; former cannabis editor at Daily Hive
Media Consultant & Content Creator
Vancouver, BC/Toronto, ONjessica.bethbrown@gmail.comXXX
Media and brand strategy; marketing and advertising regulations; health, wellness, and lifestyle
I have been a host/moderator/speaker at: Extraordinary Future, Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo, and ILEA
Courtney MorganIndiva
Health and Community Engagement Leader
London, ONcmorgan@indiva.comXXXX
Marketing and Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Engagement, Relationship Building
IABC London
Kelly TurnerDeew Beauty & WellnessFounderVancouver, BCinfo@youdeewyou.comXX
Michelle CliffeStashieFounder & CEOToronto, ONhello@stashie.coxxxx
I can speak to my personal experiences with peri-menopause & cannabis, parenting & Cannabis, and being a POC in the cannabis space. Phase 2 of Stashie will focus on Generation X (40, 50 year olds), and I can speak to the current gaps in the cannabis industry relating to this demographic.
Amanda SiebertFreelance
Author, Journalist, Copy writer, Photographer
Vancouver, BCinfo@amandasiebert.comxxxxx
Have covered various parts of the industry extensively including legislation, history, health effects, etc. Author of the Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life (Greystone, Oct. 2018)
Piper CourtenayThe Georgia StraightEditor, WriterVancouver, BCp_courtenay@straight.comXXXXXXXX
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