Christina de Giovanni is a seasoned marketing professional and corporate media executive who has garnered numerous accolades for her work in print and digital publishing.
After encountering an instance of civil injustice, Christina was inspired to create The Emerald™, a media platform dedicated to promoting the responsible use of cannabis and advocating for its decriminalization.
With her extensive experience and expertise, Christina has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and expos, and has successfully established The Emerald™ as a reputable and nationally recognized brand that serves as a trusted advocate and voice for the cannabis industry.
(New York, USA)
Brittany not only leads the all-female team at TONIC as the FOUNDER & CEO, but she also co-founded Tricolla Farms and Bardo Labs. From full-supply chain control and the adoption of industry-leading authentication technology, to TONIC’s monthly giving initiatives and Bardo’s social equity programs, Carbone is paving the way for an industry that operates with intention, integrity, and inclusivity.
Brittany has been highlighted in Forbes Magazine, Instyle, Fashionista, The Strategist, Thrillist, and other national magazines thought her career.
(New York, USA)
Nhi Kha is the co-founder and CEO of Sativa Remedy - a hemp dispensary in Tonawanda, New York. She launched Sativa Remedy after graduating from the University at Buffalo with a dual bachelors in Chemistry and Health & Human Services. Nhi and her team help to educate and guide the WNY community so they can better understand the therapeutic benefits found in the cannabis plant while providing a curated selection of vetted and tested hemp products at Sativa Remedy. Nhi created Sativa Remedy because she believes all should have the right and access to plant medicine without having to compromise on price, quality, potency, or safety.
Founder of Sativa Remedy
(New York, USA)
Due to illness,
Named by Forbes Magazine as a "Radical Scientist", Riley uses social media to make Cannabis Education accessible. With over 560k combined followers, the Cannabis Chemist (@cannabichem) holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, with research interests broadly focused on the use of medicinal plants in combatting antibiotic resistance and alternative pain treatments to opiates.
Riley's current research focuses on characterizing the transformation and rearrangement of Cannabis secondary metabolites during the smoking process and how we can better predict what pharmacological effects this leads to.
Education is harm reduction.
Riley has been highlighted in Forbes, the National Cannabis Industry Association, Fat Nugs Magazine, Cannabis Science and Technology, the National Institutes of Health, Apple, and more.
Cannabis/Natural Product Chemist | Social Media Educator | NH Cannabis Advisory Board |
(Rhode Island, USA)
“Jenny’s was born of my own journey to find an alternative method to healing and preventing. My passion to share the cannabis plant, the way it was intended to be used all along, was a natural next step. My focus lies deep in the health and wellness of each individual. For those looking for a gentler approach to using the plant, Jennys THC product line will lovingly take care of you.”
-Jenny Argie, Founder
Jenny has been featured on 2 Chainz Bakes, EchoMag.com, Ask Growers, Blunt - Women in Weed, Cannabis Now, Thinking Outside the Bud, and more.
Jenny’s cannabis products are made with organic ingredients.
Kosher, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar-Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free, and made to love you.
(New York, USA)
Nikki Lawley is a cannabis patient, advocate, speaker, and founder of Nikki and the Plant. Cannabis helped her heal after experiencing a life-changing brain injury while working as a pediatric nurse. Nikki's is a leading voice in the community, chronicling her journey from a healthcare provider to a patient and advocate. She brings worldwide awareness to an invisible illness, and how cannabis can improve quality of life. Nikki is creating a line of evidence-based, symptom-specific cannabis products made from proprietary blends of cannabinoids and terpenes. Each blend is formulated from patient data, covering pain management, cognitive function, anxiety, and depression.
Leading Voice in the Cannabis Community | Cannabinoid Studies Consultant
(New York, USA)
Richard Park, CEO and Founder of The Mini MRF Company.
The Mini MRF Company's ReDram Program is a Return to Retailer recycling system that features our state-of-the-art collection kiosks and creates a Reuse and Recycling solution to an ever-growing cannabis packaging waste problem. The Mini MRF Company will bring the blueprint for recycling cannabis packaging waste and keep the plastic cannabis packaging out of the waste stream, landfills and waterways.
The Mini MRF Company is a member of the Koffman Southern Tier Business Incubator out of SUNY Binghamton, won 3rd place in the SUNY Buffalo Cannabis Design Challenge in September 2022 and Oregon Metro I&I program grant recipient that helped expand and promote an Earth Day collection event which collected over 2500 lbs of plastic waste across 83 stores in Portland Oregon this past April 2023
CEO and Founder of The Mini MRF Company
Melissa (Missy) Fogarty is co-owner and Founder of Pothead Parent ®️ a brand used to share a social safe space and guide for all interested in learning more about cannabis and advocate for the destigmatization.She has used her space as a health and fitness director to aide her community in many ways. Including co-chair of an event, created during the pandemic that has raised over a million dollars for a local cancer facility in Buffalo.
Being transparent for years to others of her life has allowed many to feel confident enough to advocate for cannabis, mental health, or themselves in more ways than one.
Missy has been featured on BREAL TV, Emerald Magazine, WGRZ, Orange Television Network (Syracuse University,) and more.
She has presented/hosted within cannabis and non cannabis events for many years, truly epitomizing the fight against judgement as a regular cannabis user, a POTHEAD PARENT ®️
Creator/CEO of Pothead Parent ®️