The Winners of the 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup

The Winners of the 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup

Original Post: High Times: The Winners of the 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup

[Canniseur: We seem to be in an odd time now. Are there Indica and sativa strains, or do we speak of cultivars? Should we talk about terpenes? Changing nomenclature and public use of word usage and choice is in for a long haul. Regardless, here are some of the top products coming out of Oregon.]

The debut edition of the 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup was a blast! Here is the much-anticipated list of winners from the groundbreaking event:

Indica Flower


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1st Place: Phresh Cannabis – Cuvee Cookies
2nd Place: 17 Farms – Ice Cream Cake
3rd Place: PDX Organics – Platinum Candy Mintz

Sativa Flower

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1st Place: Cloud Cover Cannabis – Strawnana
2nd Place: Phresh Cannabis – Ghost Train Haze
3rd Place: Heroes of the Farm – Herer of the Dog

Hybrid Flower

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1st Place: Deschutes Growery – Mac #1 (Capulator)
2nd Place: Phresh Cannabis – Sundae Driver
3rd Place: Heroes of the Farm – Interspecies Erotica

CBD Flower

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1st Place: Yerba Buena – Dr. Leveque
2nd Place: Green Dragon – Critical Mass (Green Dragon Gardens)
3rd Place: Serra / Pruf Cultivar – Astral Works (Pruf Cultivar)

Sungrown Flower

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1st Place: Sugar Tree Farm – Forbidden Fruit
2nd Place: Decibel Farms – Triple Chocolate Chip
3rd Place: Siskiyou Sungrown – Platinum Purple Kush

Preroll

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1st Place: Trichome Farms – Black Widow Pre-Roll
2nd Place: Portland High Standards – Mini Melt Kushmints Pre- Roll (x Melt Cannagar Co.)
3rd Place: Decibel Farms – Decibel LOUDs Jack Herer Infused Pre-Roll

Edible

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1st Place: Junk by Leif Goods – Marshmallow Bon-Bons
2nd Place: Herban Tribe – Sour Diesel Lemonade
3rd Place: Laurie + MaryJane – Go Fudge Yourself Double Chocolate Chill

CBD Edible

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1st Place: Siskiyou Sungrown – 1:1 Mint MCT Tincture
2nd Place: Angel Industries – Angel Hemp CBD Tincture
3rd Place: Hapy Kitchen – Coffeelicious Caramel

Vape Pens and Cartridges

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1st Place: Willamette Valley Alchemy – Sour Tangie Liquid Live Resin (LLR) Cart (x Fox Hollow Flora)
2nd Place: Happy Cabbage Farms – Ice Cream Cake Live Rosin Cart
3rd Place: Drop Science – Purple Martian Cart

CBD Vape

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1st Place: Drop Science – Lemon Remedy CBD Cart
2nd Place: Green Dragon – Critical Mass CBD Cart (Green Dragon Extracts)
3rd Place: The CO2 Company – Pure Sweet CBD Cart

Indica Concentrate

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1st Place: Higher Cultures – Marionberry Kush Canary Diamonds
2nd Place: Sterling Gold – Tropical Sleigh Ride Live Resin
3rd Place: Decibel Farms – Banana Pie Terp Diamonds (x Calyx)

Sativa Concentrate

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1st Place: Willamette Valley Alchemy – P-Tang Pie Live Sauce (x Rogue Farmer)
2nd Place: Capital Cannabis – Sequioa Berry Diamonds
3rd Place: Higher Cultures – In The Pines Live Resin Sauce

Hybrid Concentrate

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1st Place: NW (“Northwest) Kind – Cascade Chronic (x Moto P)
2nd Place: Higher Cultures – Zamoaz Live Resin Sugar
3rd Place: Sterling Gold – Double Limeade Live Resin

Non-Solvent Hash

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1st Place: Happy Cabbage Farms – Purple Petals 6 Star Rosin Badder
2nd Place: Portland Extracts – OGKB v2.1 Live Hash Rosin
3rd Place: Highland Provisions – Lemon Royale 90u Wet Badder (x El Daggy)

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The Winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup

The Winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup

Original Post: High Times: The Winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup

[Canniseur: One would never have thought the words Oklahoma and Cannabis Cup would go together. Oklahoma seems pretty well on the way to becoming a truly open cannabis state. The times are indeed changing.]

For the first time ever, High Times brought the Cannabis Cup all the way to Oklahoma! Here are all the winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup:

Indica Flower


Jesse Faatz

1st Place: The Pound – Orange Cheddar
2nd Place:
Emerald Wholesale – Orange Apricot 
3rd Place:
Stability Grows – Forbidden Fruit

Sativa Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Full Moon Pharm – GG4
2nd Place:
New Leaf Medicinals – Tropicana Cookies
3rd Place:
Exotic Genetix – Truffle Butter

Hybrid Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Emerald Wholesale – Chem D x I-95 
2nd Place:
Green Rush Gardens – Gelato Cake
3rd Place:
Korova / Sublime Brands Products / Connoisseur Cannabis – G.A.S.

Sun-Grown Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Helix Extract – Snowland
2nd Place:
Green N’ Pink – Starmalade

CBD Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Craft Cannabis – HGDP CBD
2nd Place:
Sticky Tree Farms – Bronx Goo 
3rd Place:
Cloudi Mornings – CBDutch Treat 

Preroll

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Gorilla Gardens – Kief Infused Funk Indica Pre-Roll
2nd Place:
Tb4u Farms & Rt. 66 Xtracts – Holy Roller
3rd Place:
Fire Leaf – Jeffrey Infused Pre-Roll

Edible

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: OK Nice Cream – Strawberry Fruit Bar
2nd Place:
Fire Leaf x Outlaw  Edibles – Maple Bacon Krispi Barz 
3rd Place:
Mr. Mack’s – Caramel Pot Pops

CBD Edible

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Too Sticky – Honey Almond Protein Bar
2nd Place:
Simple Cure – Helpful Mango Sativa Tincture
3rd Place:
EdiPure – Raspberry Lemonade Gummies

Vape Pen and Cartridge

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Korova / Sublime Brands Products / Connoisseur Cannabis – Grandaddy Purp Cart
2nd Place:
Electraleaf – Wedding Cake Cart
3rd Place:
Fire Leaf x Oklahoma Dab Lab – White Pineapple 

Indica Concentrate

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: White Mousse Oklahoma x Red River Pharms – Grape Ape Full Spectrum 
2nd Place:
Tb4u Farms & Rt. 66 Xtracts – Wright White Live Sugar
3rd Place:
Head of Honey x Diamond Labs – Member Berry Live Diamonds 

Sativa Concentrate

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Fire Leaf x Oklahoma Dab Lab – Lemon Cheese Quake
2nd Place:
White Mousse x Rock Top Wellness – Oklahoma Mimosa Full Spectrum 
3rd Place:
Terpenetics – Blue Cookies Live Resin Sugar

Hybrid Concentrate

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Fire Leaf x Oklahoma Dab Lab – Fruity Pebbles OG 
2nd Place:
SoloS Extracts – Canuck Cookies Diamonds
3rd Place:
White Mousse x Rock Top Wellness – Kief Chief Full Spectrum 

Non-Solvent Concentrate

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Helix Extract – Purple Punch Live Rosin
2nd Place:
Kiamichi Skies – KS Blend Live Rosin
3rd Place:
Stability Grows X Country Hash – Forbidden Fruit Live Rosin

Topical

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Lotus Gold Dispensaries – Colorado Cures Pain Cream
2nd Place:
Redbud Elixirs – R. L. Remedy Healing Lotion
3rd Place:
Mr. Mack’s – THC Infused Lotion

Hemp-Derived CBD Product

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: White Mousse Oklahoma x CBD Plus USA – CBD BHO Badder 
2nd Place:
 Terpenetics – Holos Botanica Eye Cream 

Infused Product

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: New Leaf Medicinals – Moon Rock
2nd Place:
Releaf Labs /ALTRD – ALTRD Moon Rock
3rd Place:
Xen Xtracts – Infused Grape Moonrock

People’s Choice Awards:

Best Booth

1st Place: Ethos Genetics
2nd Place:
Exotic Genetix
3rd Place:
Too Sticky

Best Product

1st Place: Ethos – Mandarin Cookies
2nd Place:
Mystic Magic Seeds
3rd Place:
Helix Extracts x High Times Cannabis Cup Shirt

Best Glass

1st Place: Hammerhead w/ Reef Shark Bowl
2nd Place:
Indigo Attic
3rd Place:
Desert Scene – Windstar x Steve H Collab

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The Winners of the 2019 NorCal Cannabis Cup

The Winners of the 2019 NorCal Cannabis Cup

Original Post: High Times: The Winners of the 2019 NorCal Cannabis Cup

[Canniseur: Perhaps it’s time to codify how various cannabis products are judged and develop real criteria. I love reading about Cannabis Cup winners and especially the names of the winners. But, how the winning entries are judged? I’ve been  honored to be a judge at many wine competitions and there are some pretty strict rules about how to taste and judge wine. I can accurately taste over 50 wines per day, but I’d bet I can’t do that many cannabis variants…maybe even in a week!]

This year’s Northern California Cannabis Cup brought together cannabis enthusiasts, activists, and some stiff competition. Here are the winners of the 2019 NorCal Cannabis Cup:

Indica Flower


Jesse Faatz

1st Place:(Greenstone) Top Shelf Cannabis – Whoa-Si-Whoa
2nd Place: Sovereign – Blueberry Muffin
3rd Place: LitHouse – Dark Dosi

Sativa Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place: Sovereign – Mothers Milk
2nd Place: Atrium Cultivation – Lemon Love
3rd Place:Team Elite Genetics – Orange Juice

Hybrid Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:North County Pharms – Dosickeys
2nd Place: Atrium Cultivation – Juicy Gushy
3rd Place:Fig Farms – Animal Face

Sun-grown Flower

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:LitHouse – Lava Cake
2nd Place: Relentless Enterprises Inc – Grandpas T.I.T.S.
3rd Place: (Greenstone) Honeydew Farms – Sundae Driver

Preroll

1st Place:GoldenSeed – Sunset Sherbert
2nd Place: LitHouse – Dark Dosi
3rd Place:Loudpack – Orange Creamsicle

Edible

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:Loudpack – Peppermint Cannabis Infused Mints
2nd Place: Dixie – Sour Smash Hybrid Gummies
3rd Place:Heavenly Sweets – Chili Lime Crackers

Infused Products

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:Lola Lola – Trance
2nd Place: PapaBarkley – Releaf Tinctures
3rd Place:Sovereign – Mother’s Milk Geode

Vape Pen

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:The Humboldt Cure – Mix Pen
2nd Place: Team Elite Genetics – Peach Soda Live Resin Sauce Cartridge
3rd Place:Raw Garden – Strawberry Mojito Cartridge

Indica Concentrate

1st Place: Raw Garden – Banana Punch Live Diamonds
2nd Place:The Humboldt Cure – Punch Berries Live Sauce
3rd Place:Nug – Dosidos

Sativa Concentrate

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:Apex – Banana Pudding
2nd Place: Nug – Premium Jack Sorbet
3rd Place:Apex – Sled Dawg

Hybrid Concentrate

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:Apex – Starburst OG x Dosido
2nd Place: Nug – Kandy Kush
3rd Place:Cresco – Strawberry Banana Live Resin Sugar

Topical

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:PapaBarkley – Topical Relief Balm
2nd Place: Mary’s Medicinals – Muscle Freeze
3rd Place:Heavenly Sweets – Roll On

Nonsolvent

Jesse Faatz

1st Place:Blue River- Frosty Strawnana Mochi Live Flan
2nd Place: Feelin Frosty – Pink Lemonade
3rd Place:Papa’s Select – Papaya Live Resin

People’s Choice Awards

Best Booth

1st Place:Ethos
2nd Place: Heavenly Sweet
3rd Place:Papa & Barkley

Best Product

1st Place:Ethos – Mandarin Cookies
2nd Place: Heavenly Sweets – Muddy Buddies
3rd Place:Lithouse – Dark Dosi

Best Glass

1st Place:SWITCH by Dr. Dabber
2nd Place: Dab Nation Dab Rigs
3rd Place:Nectar Collector by Huni Badger

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The Winners of the 2019 Michigan Cannabis Cup

The Winners of the 2019 Michigan Cannabis Cup

Original Post: High Times: The Winners of the 2019 Michigan Cannabis Cup

[Canniseur: I love the idea of the Cannabis Cup. Especially in Michigan! But I have to wonder at the method the awards are awarded. How do you taste cannabis or concentrates? Or edibles? It’s not like you can try cannabis like wine. I would posit that while you can judge the aroma of many products, you can’t judge the effect of many at one time. I don’t want to rain on the parade of awards, but I’d sure like to know how the product is evaluated.]

This past weekend at the Cannabis Cup was a blast! As always, we were excited to meet both veterans of the cannabis space and those who are fresh-faced and new. Everyone who entered the competition brought their best products and their A-Game. Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2019 Michigan Cannabis Cup:

Best Indica Flower


@dabhanna

1st Place: Mrs. Berry Kush – Triple OG
2nd Place: Exotic Genetix – falcon 9
3rd Place: Mrs. Berry Kush – Critical Kush

Best Sativa Flower

@dabhanna

1st Place: COCO Extracts – Tropicana Cookies
2nd Place: Kalamazoovines – White Lavender
3rd Place: Norse Pharms – Terpee Slurpee

Best Hybrid Flower

@dabhanna

1st Place: Exotic Genetix – Rainbow Chip
2nd Place: Pure Diem x Firehouse Farms – Sunset Sherbert
3rd Place: Special Blend Gardens – Melonade No.7

Best Preroll

@dabhanna

1st Place: Ript Genetics x Swish Dipz- Stank Breath pre roll
2nd Place: T.otally H.erbal C.are x MiterpfarmZ – Orange Zkittlez
3rd Place: Special Blend Gardens Rolled Up – OG Purple

Best Infused Product

@dabhanna

1st Place: Grateful Meds – 5 Layer Caviar Moonrock
2nd Place: Northern Connections – Liquid Loud Blue Razz
3rd Place: RR Luxury In A Puff – Luxury Pre-Rolled Cone

Best Edible

@dabhanna

1st Place: Zilla’s Performance Products – Strawberry Shorties
2nd Place: PB Cup Cheesecake – Afternoon Delite
3rd Place: Mitten Moms – Moms Banana Pudding

Best Vape Pen

@dabhanna

1st Place: Church Cannabis CO – Gods GIft Key Fob
2nd Place: Lemon Berry – Afternoon Delight
3rd Place: Shattered Thoughts – Purple Punch V Slim Pod

Best Indica Concentrate

@dabhanna

1st Place: CoCO Extracts – Green Fire OG
2nd Place: Grateful Meds – Forbidden Fruit htfse/hcfse live sauce
3rd Place: Jedi Kush by Michigan Extracts

Best Sativa Concentrate

@dabhanna

1st Place: Ghostbudsters Farm – Super Lemon Haze Live Resin
2nd Place: COCO Extracts – Tropic Berry OG Cake Batter
3rd Place: Pure Clouds- Bahama Mama THCA

Best Hybrid Concentrate

@dabhanna

1st Place: Legendary Gardenz x CoCo Extracts – Orange Cookie Badder
2nd Place: High Level Heath Michigan – Blue Skunk Live Butter
3rd Place: ArborSide Compassion x Fregrowli – Cherry Lime Haze

Best CBD Concentrate

@dabhanna

1st Place: Rogues Island Genetics X Something Bitter Concentrates Apple Pharm Live Resin
2nd Place: Lightsky Farm – cosmic jumper cables
3rd Place: Lightsky farms – Scandinavian Moose Lodge

Best Nonsolvent Concentrate

@dabhanna

1st Place: Ghostbudsters Farm x Covert Extracts – Mother’s Milk Live Rosin THCA with Terp Sauce
2nd Place: Wojo Wax – Cream D’mint Live rosin
3rd Place: Special Blend Rolled Up x Special Blend Gardens – Melonade No.7

Best CBD Vape Pen

@dabhanna

1st Place: Lightsky Farms – Moose Cookie
2nd Place: Lightsky Farms – Cosmic jumper Cables
3rd Place: Mary’s Medicinals – Distillate 3:1 Cbd: THc Pax Era Pod

Best CBD Edible

@dabhanna

1st Place: Great Lakes Extracts – Milk Chocolate Bar
2nd Place: Captain Kirk’s X Grumpy Beaar Farms X Pure West – Solar Soup
3rd Place: Smoking Lamp Extracts x Smoking Lamp Meds – CBD Strawberry Jam

Best Topical

@dabhanna

1st Place: Zilla’s Performance Products – Highly Effective Extra Strength Organic Healing Skin Treatment
2nd Place: Ella Essentials – Ella Essentials Cannabis Body Butter
3rd Place: Urban Roots X CoCo Extracts – Freeze Cannabis Lotion

Best CBD Flower

@dabhanna

1st Place: Kyle Gardner x First Class Gardens – Cannatonic #4
2nd Place: Rogue’s Island Genetics – Apple Pharm
3rd Place: Lightsky Farms Cosmic Jumper cables

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Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Original Post: High Times: Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

[Canniseur: Fabulous list of honorees! These women are all certainly making their mark in the cannabis industry, but where’s the diversity? Certainly there are women of color who should be on this list.]

At High Times, we strive to uplift and center the women who make the cannabis space what it is: innovative, progressive, inclusive, and welcoming. This International Women’s Day, we’d like to announce the 2019 High Times Women of Weed honorees. These twenty individuals have made significant change, progress, and advances in their fields—and of course, in cannabis. Ahead of this year’s Women of Weed event, here are the honorees and what they do:

Courtesy of Alison Gordon

Alison Gordon

Alison is a veteran of the Canadian cannabis industry, bringing unique experiences and relationships to her role as Chief Executive Officer of 48North. A skilled marketer, she is celebrated for her ability to shift public opinion and consumer behavior. She’s even been named one of Canada’s Top 10 Marketers by Marketing Magazine and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Cannabis Canada Council in 2018.

As co-founder of Rethink Breast Cancer, Alison is credited with growing a new generation of young breast cancer supporters compelled by her groundbreaking communication and pharmaceutical expertise in the healthcare realm. Today, Alison is applying her skills to 48North’s business plan in this new era of the cannabis industry.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

M’leah Webb

Amanda Ostrowitz

Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and entrepreneur who’s identified a need for a user-friendly, scalable platform to research regulations and laws in the cannabis industry.

Amanda founded RegsTechnology and its current product, CannaRegs, as a tool to aid attorneys, business people, and governments with localized tracking of regulatory issues.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Amanda Reiman

Amanda Reiman is the Vice President of Community Relations for Flow Kana, a branded cannabis distribution company that works with small farmers in the Emerald Triangle. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association, a Board member for the California Cannabis Tourism Association, the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association, The Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, and The Initiative—the first incubator/accelerator for women owned cannabis businesses.

After receiving her PhD from UC Berkeley, Dr. Reiman was the Director of Research and Patient Services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the country, and the Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance. -She also taught courses on substance abuse treatment and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years and has published several research articles and book chapters on the use of cannabis as a substitute for opiates and the social history of the cannabis movement. Amanda currently resides in Ukiah, CA.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Jordan Rahmil

Amy McClintick

Amy McClintick has been a key player on the Cura team since its inception. After starting in Sales Operations, Amy is a shining example of what it looks like to grow with the company and industry. Moving from her previous role as Chief Operating Officer, Amy is essential to the Cura team and comes with in-depth knowledge of the cannabis industry, operations, compliance and regulations. Additionally, Amy has proven the ability to fast track the company into new markets. Under her direction, Cura’s new internationally-based team has become a focused and powerful force of superstars achieving history-breaking sales numbers.

Prior to Cura, Amy built a 15-year independent career in the study and practice of holistic medicine—a personal passion that has proven to enhance her positive influence on Cura’s path forward. Amy’s multi-platform career experience includes specialization within management and business operations, with notable top-performance awards within tech sales and food and beverage distribution.

Amy graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Marketing and Political Science. She is a native of Idaho, but has made Portland her home since 2005. She is a wine connoisseur and, with what little spare time she has, runs a wine tasting club.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Jillian Reddish

Cassandra Farrington

Cassandra heads up the cannabis industry leading daily news website Marijuana Business Daily and its family of content resources for the B2B cannabis marketplace, including the internationally recognized family of MJBizCon conferences.

Previously a vice president at Citi, she earned her MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business. Cassandra and her business partner co-founded MJBizDaily in 2011; it is now the most established ongoing business to business news organization serving the cannabis industry.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Cevon Levy

Holding an expertise in luxury fashion, Cevon started her career in international production and transitioned into business development and executive roles across the international fashion industry.

In 2017, Cevon partnered with Avanzato Tech to create House of Eden, an 18k gold, charge-free vaporizer geared toward the chic consumer.

For women by women, House of Eden is the first of its kind to raise the bar for your vaporizing experience.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Jennifer Skog

Corey Thomas 

Corey Thomas is a second generation cannabis farmer, founder of Honey Pot and a fourteen-time cannabis cup winner. In 2018 Thomas rebranded Honey Pot, re-released some of her award-winning products and released a new line of vaporizers infused with organic essential oils.

Today, Honey Pot holds the title of High Times most awarded topical manufacturer with products that have developed a loyal consumer following and a distribution network including some of California’s most popular dispensaries.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Cynthia Salarizadeh

Cynthia Salarizadeh is Managing Partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, the founder of the cannabis industry’s leading newswire and entrepreneur tech suite, AxisWire, and the founder of the luxury brand House of Saka, which houses world’s first cannabis infused still and sparkling rosé out of Napa Valley.

Additionally, Cynthia is the co-founder of Green Market Media which is currently most recognized for its cannabis finance news publication Green Market Report, as well as co-founder of the network Industry Power Women.

Prior to joining KCSA, Cynthia was the Founder and CEO of the leading cannabis public relations firm Salar Media Group, which KCSA acquired. She is also a council member on Forbes Communications Council as well as a contributing writer for Entrepreneur on the leading women and business of cannabis.

In 2018, Cynthia was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of the Year by her peers through Cashinbis, she was named by High Times as one of the 100 Women in High Places and featured by Dope
Magazine as one of the “Outstanding Women in Cannabis”. Cynthia earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a certificate in political journalism from Georgetown University.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the co-founder and CEO of the cannabis financial news website Green Market Report. Debra has covered the cannabis industry since its earliest stages when she recognized that the legalization story was the biggest business news story of the decade. As a senior producer and reporter
at TheStreet.com, Debra was awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2014 in the Best Video—News category for “Guess Where People Want To Buy Pot.”

Debra is also a Co-Founder of the women’s cannabis executives networking group Industry Power Women and serves on the board of the cannabis newswire Axiswire.

She began her career in the securities industry where she was a Vice President at Bear Stearns, holding three securities licenses. She left Wall Street to earn her Masters Degree in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University. At that point she embarked on a career as a financial journalist and spent eight years at TheStreet.com working daily with Jim Cramer.

Looking ahead to 2019, Debra has big plans for GMR, which includes the launch of additional websites. Following the successful Green Market Summit in 2018, she is planning her next Green Market Summit event in Chicago on May 7—in addition to everything else, she is a frequent panel moderator and guest at cannabis conferences.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Elizabeth Stavola 

Beth Stavola is Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member of iAnthus Capital, and is also the founder and CEO of the top CBD self-care and wellness brand, CBD For Life.

In 2017 Cannabis Business Executive named Beth #3 on the “CBE 75 Most Important Women In Cannabis” list for being a true pioneer cannabis operator and is one of the only female C-Suite executives in the public, multi-state cannabis companies.

Beth holds the esteemed honor of being named as one of the leading medical cannabis expert entrepreneurs on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2014 by Congresswoman Dina Titus. She holds a BS in Finance and Economics from Monmouth University and spent most of her Wall Street career at Jefferies and Company.

Beth resides in New Jersey wth her beautiful family and is proud to be the mother of six children.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Emily Paxhia 

Emily Paxhia is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon. She has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and has worked with countless founders in many capacities, such as shaping pitch preparations and market strategies and product launches, and advising on day-to-day business operations. Emily has over 10 years of experience working as a consultant and researcher and has become an expert at extracting actionable insights from research and applying them to make corporations function more efficiently and successfully.

Emily has also dedicated time and energy to supporting policy groups and has served on the Board of Directors of the Marijuana Policy Project. She also currently serves on the Board of Athletes for CARE.

Emily graduated from New York University with an M.A. in Psychology in 2008.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Grace Lahlouh 

Grace Lahlouh is a self-described “motivated stoner”. A cannabis consumer since her teens, Grace left a successful career in real estate to join two friends at Ganja Gold to become pioneers in the fight to end prohibition.

A California native, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 to expand the company, running distribution, curating events, writing, and donating cannabis to the homeless. She feels honored and humbled to be named one of the High Times Women of Weed.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Ognjen Ugljenović

Jackee Stang

Jackee Stang is a serial marketing entrepreneur with a distinct focus on building brands that aim to help people live better lives. She is the founder of High Times’ Women of Weed and the High Times’ Women’s Council, and is the former the VP of Programming at High Times Magazine.

An award-winning producer for Bulletproof Radio, Jackee is the co-founder of Quarter Brands, a new lifestyle cannabis brand available at MedMen, and is also the president of Delic—an emerging new media brand mainstreaming psychedelic culture.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Nicole Hanratty

Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson, COO of Bhang Corporation, is a rare, second-generation cannabis executive. She has been a leader in numerous industries including real estate finance, investment, and strategic celebrity cannabis partnerships.

Jamie is widely recognized as a win/win deal-making ninja, and leads negotiations for all global joint ventures and licensing deals for Bhang—the world’s most-awarded and distributed cannabis brand featuring the eight-time Cannabis Cup winning line of gourmet chocolate bars and an award-winning line of CBD products.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Karson Humiston

Karson Humiston is the Founder and CEO of Vangst, the cannabis industry’s leading hiring platform. Launching in 2016, Vangst has connected over 10,000 people with jobs at over 650 leading cannabis businesses. Vangst has raised over $12M in funding from institutional investors.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Chris Mirosevic

Kathleen Thibault

Kathleen Thibault is the driving force behind constructive change at Advanced Nutrients, Big Mike’s Blends and Lacturnus Labs, spearheading the culture of advocacy that is foundational to the company. As a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Kathleen brings over two decades of professional experience in assessment, research and policy to her position as chief culture and people officer with tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, and health policy.

When she first joined the Advanced Nutrients family, Kathleen immediately set about reviving the company messaging, starting with edifying BigMike’s core values. To that end, she has implemented new hiring practices and training systems that have achieved a more diverse, inclusive and insightful company atmosphere.

Cannabis has a fearsome proponent in Kathleen Thibault.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Maya Elisabeth

Maya Elisabeth is dedicated to creating the highest quality cannabis products. She is the owner and operator of Om Edibles and Whoopi and Maya, two companies that specialize in treating cannabis as a superfood.

Then winner of 11 High Times Cannabis Cup awards and 9 Emerald Cup awards, she knows her products are only as good as the ingredients she uses to create them.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Rachel Gillette 

Rachel Gillette is among the first attorneys in the nation to dedicate her practice to the cannabis industry. Since 2010, she has helped cannabis businesses with licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, tax litigation, corporate formation, and tax matters, including audit representation. She works with startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and ancillary industry businesses to help develop the cannabis innovation ecosystem, and is a zealous advocate for the industry.

Rachel has served as the executive director of the Colorado state chapter of NORML, and was a founding member of Women Grow and the National Cannabis Bar Association.

She earned her JD from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, where she served as Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal. During law school, she interned with the New Haven Public Defender’s office. It was there where she developed her commitment to advocacy for those facing the many challenges of the criminal justice system.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Raechel White

Raechel White joined Cresco Labs in January of 2018 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Raechel joined Cresco from a position in sales marketing Pandora Media, where she led the sales narrative efforts for healthcare, quick service restaurant, and consumer packaged goods sales teams.

Prior to her time at Pandora, Raechel served as a marketing specialist at Centro Media. Now serving as Director of Brand Marketing at Cresco Labs, Raechel leads the national implementation of a strategic house of brands, tailored to all major consumer segments in medical and recreational markets.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

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Rylie Maedler

At 13 years old, Rylie Maedler has accomplished more than most of us midway into adulthood. Not only is this teenage powerhouse the CEO of her own cannabis company, Rylie’s Sunshine, and the founder of a non profit, Rylie’s Smile Foundation, but she is the driving force behind three laws granting children in her home state of Delaware legal access to medical cannabis.

She travels the world speaking at medical cannabis conferences, advocates for pediatrics to have safe access to medical cannabis and for advancements in the research of rare diseases using cannabis preparations.

Rylie has found a way to continue her goals while living a full and happy life, despite having a seizure disorder and one of the rarest types of debilitating bone tumors in the world, AGCG.

While the word “inspirational” is grossly overused, there is no other word to describe the young cannabis activist and daily medical cannabis user.

Rylie is an honors student in the 7th grade who also loves to sing and spend quality time with her cat, Toby.

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