Cannabis Creative Blog: New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association

In this Cannabis Creative Blog, I sit down with Allan Gandelman, owner of an organic produce and hemp farm, and founder of the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association (NYCGPA), the largest non-profit trade organization in the state. We talk about keeping the adult-use market on the right track, breaking down barriers to entryContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Blog: New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association”

Cannabis Creative Blog: True Labs for Cannabis

In this Cannabis Creative Blog, I sit down with Sarah Ahrens, founder and CEO of True Labs for Cannabis, LLC, the first certified women-owned cannabis testing lab on the East Coast. We talk about the importance of safe cannabis products, the challenges of raising capital as a woman, and making conscious business decisions to haveContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Blog: True Labs for Cannabis”

Cannabis Creative Interview: The Cannigma

In this Cannabis Creative Interview, I sit down with Elana Goldberg, CEO of The Cannigma. We had a wide ranging conversation, talking about getting the right information to shorten your cannabis journey, moving beyond sativa and indica, and exploring personal privilege. In the cannabis industry, education is key. And in my (highly biased) opinion, thereContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: The Cannigma”

Cannabis Creative Interview: Women in Cannabis Study

In this Cannabis Creative Interview, I sit down with Jennifer Whetzel, founder of Lady Jane Branding and the author of the Women in Cannabis Study. We dive into what brought her to launching this study, what she hopes women take from these results, and how changing the way we measure success in business could changeContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: Women in Cannabis Study”

Cannabis Creative Interview: Hello Again

In this Cannabis Creative Blog, I sit down with Carrie Mapes, co-founder of Hello Again, a cannabis product specifically formulated for women in menopause. We talk about how cannabis can help the unique challenges that menopause brings, overcoming the challenge of launching a product during COVID, and how her product is changing women’s lives. OneContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: Hello Again”

Cannabis Creative Blog: CannaChange

In this Cannabis Creative Blog, I sit down with O’Neil Rudolph, founder and CEO of CannaChange, an app that allows customers to return cannabis packages. We discuss the complexity of cutting down industry waste, the challenges she’s faced as a young Black woman at the intersection of different industries, and the unexpected way she’s planningContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Blog: CannaChange”

Cannabis Creative Interview: Hi-Curious

I sat down with Lauren Mundell, founder of Hi-Curious, a social media app for cannabis users. We talk about micro-dosing with cannabis, navigating the boy’s club as a woman, and creating a platform for people to feel seen. Who could you be with cannabis in your life? For Lauren Mundell, the answer is a happier,Continue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: Hi-Curious”

Cannabis Creative Interview: ROC City Cannabis Carnival

I sits down with Jackie Bonfiglio, organizer of the ROC City Cannabis Carnival and co-owner of #HYDRO, INC. We discuss creating a “first of it’s kind” event, the future of the NY cannabis market, and how cannabis brings people together. In immerging markets, people in the legacy industry often get left behind. As the parametersContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: ROC City Cannabis Carnival”

Cannabis Creative Interview: Bee Kynd

In this Cannabis Creative Interview, I sit down with Bee Downin of Bee Kynd. We talk about the economic impact of legal cannabis on rural communities, the need for business education in social equity programs, and how spirituality and cannabis intersect in her life. Some people start a business for the money, some people startContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: Bee Kynd”

Cannabis Creative Interview: Dr. Codi Peterson

I sit down with Dr. Codi Peterson, a cannabis pharmacist and educator. We touch on the intersection of cannabis, medicine, public health, and agriculture, as well as a few actionable pieces of advice for people using the plant for the first time (or the first time in a long time.) Cannabis is medicine, and noContinue reading “Cannabis Creative Interview: Dr. Codi Peterson”