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Winners of High Times Female 50 Revealed




For too long, female CEOs, entrepreneurs and activists in the cannabis industry have operated under the radar without proper recognition and appreciation. High Times Female 50, however, was designed to honor them and their achievements. Longtime leading cannabis publication and brand High Times announced the platform’s selected Female 50 honorees, all of whom were listed in a Nov. 6 press release. The honorees were selected from an enormous pool of over 7,500 nominations.

Join High Times for the award ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California on Nov. 13. “The talent, accomplishments, and influence of the women who are being honored and who will be presenting at High Times Female 50 is a testament to the integral role that women have and will continue to have in the growth of the cannabis industry,” stated Kraig Fox, CEO of High Times. “These women are true changemakers and exemplify why female leaders in cannabis need to be recognized and celebrated for their work across the industry.”

At the exclusive event, High Times will present a Lifetime Achievement award to the legendary Dutch cannabis icon Mila Jansen. Several speakers will present talks including Bhang President Jamie Pearson; Paige Figi, the mother of Charlotte Figi (Charlotte’s Web); Alison Gordon, CEO of 48 North and activist Chelsea Leyland. Stick around for an exclusive performance by R&B legend Macy Gray.

This unique event will elevate the appreciation that women in the cannabis industry deserve. General admission tickets for adults 21 and over can be purchased here, and the tickets come with Champagne Cocktail Hour, a three-course meal, coffee, desert and of course, a gift bag.

The High Times Female 50 – 2019 winners are listed below:


Vivien Azer, Managing Director, Cowen & Co

Carol Bartz, Chairman at Caliva, Former CEO of Yahoo

Jessica Billingsley, Founder and CEO, Akerna

Elizabeth Caffrey, Founder, Greenwolf

Ophelia Chong, Founder, Asian Cannabis Alliance

Hannah Davis, CMO, Mammoth Distro/Heavy Hitters

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD. MPH. FAAFP. MRO.

Jennifer Dooley, CSO, GTI

Charlotte Figi, Namesake, Charlotte’s Web

Renee Gagnon, CEO, HollyWeed North Cannabis

Alison Gordon, CEO, 48north

Anjela Gotsulyak, Influencer, Koala Puffs

Yvonne DeLaRosa Green, CEO, 99 High Tide

Alix Hadley, CEO, C.R.A.F.T. Cannabis

Elizabeth Hogan, VP, Brands GCH Inc

Lynn Honderd, CEO, Mary’s Medicinals

Karson Humistin, CEO, Vangst

Wanda James, Owner, Simply Pure

Dr. Jessica Knox, Founder, American Cannabinoid Clinics

Carmen Lam, SVP Business Development, KushCo Holdings

Danna Lee, Founder, Green Angels

Chanda Macias, CEO, Women Grow

Rylie Maedler, CEO, Rylie’s Sunshine

Cassandra Maffey, Master Grower, Verde Naturals

Mary Lynne Mathre, Nurse, Patients Out of Time

Rosie Mattio, Founder, Mattio

Elvy Musikka, Activist

Sally Nichols, President, Distribution Bloom Farms

Linda Noel, Founder, Boston Freedom Rally and Mass Cann

Cyo Nystrom, Co-Founder and CEO, Quim Rock

Amanda Ostrowitz, Founder and CEO, CannaRegs

Cat Packer, Executive Director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation

Jann Parish, CMO, Green Growth Brands

Emily Paxhia, Managing Partner, Poseidon

Jamie Pearson, President, Bhang

April Pride, Co-Founder, Like Minds

Mary Pryor, Founder, Cannaclusive

Amanda Reiman, VP of Community Development, Flow Kana Flow Kana

Kim Rivers, CEO, Trulieve

Tracy Ryan, Founder, CannaKids

Cynthia Salarizadeh, Founder, House of Saka; Green Market Media

Tyla Salley, Founder, Deuces 22

Dr Cristina Sanchez, Doctor Cannabinoid Research

Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Head of Research, Tikun Olam

Viviane Sedola, CEO and Founder, Dr. Cannabis

Emily Skrobecki, Co-Founder, CannSTEM

Beth Stavola, CSO, iAnthus

Corey Thomas, Founder, Honeypot

Valentina Varisco, Influencer, Valeficent

Nancy Whiteman, CEO, Wana Brands