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Founder of Maria + Jane and GetPlanty, Jac Carly, chats with the world’s women in the cannabis. From founders to growers to bud-tenders to advocates, these are the women making it happen. The Maria + Jane podcast is here to educate, empower and inspire you to be the best you can be and rock it in the cannabis industry.

Founder of Maria + Jane and GetPlanty, Jac Carly, chats with the world’s women in the cannabis. From founders to growers to bud-tenders to advocates, these are the women making it happen. The Maria + Jane podcast is here to educate, empower and inspire you to be the best you can be and rock it in the cannabis industry.
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Founder of Maria + Jane and GetPlanty, Jac Carly, chats with the world’s women in the cannabis. From founders to growers to bud-tenders to advocates, these are the women making it happen. The Maria + Jane podcast is here to educate, empower and inspire you to be the best you can be and rock it in the cannabis industry.






Cynthia Villamizar: Founder of Cyntivee talks quitting Google, reeducating folks on CBD & Cannabis and building a business from scratch

This week I’m talking to Cynthia Villamizar, Founder of Cyntivee, an education platform that seeks to break down everything you thought you knew about cannabis and reintroduce it as a part of your wellness and fitness routine. Cyntivee is hoping to reeducate people on CBD and cannabis by addressing common misconceptions and by introducing the latest innovations via easy and fun tutorials and recipes. A former Fulbright Scholar and Googler, Cynthia also chronicles her new adventures as she...


Mary Pryor: Co-Founder of Cannaclusive talks chronic illness as a woman of color, the white-washing of cannabis, and de-stigmatizing cannabis in black & brown communities

This week I’m talking to Mary Pryor, Co-Founder of Cannaclusive. Mary is a passionate and vocal media expert currently based in Los Angeles and New York. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mary received exposure to automotive design, electrical engineering, music, digital arts and marketing at an early age. Today Mary is a powerful and accomplished Digital and Marketing Specialist who has worked for major brands such as Sony Music Group, Viacom, CBS News, Ebony Magazine, The Rolling Stones,...


Lisa Weinberger: Co-Founder of talks cannabis pricing, finding the consumer sweet spot and healing with CBD

This week I’m talking to Lisa Weinberger, co-founder of and owner of Her dual career consists of helping companies with their digital marketing strategy as a Chief Content Officer as well as teaching students how to write as a Professor. Believer of natural health, she began researching the benefits of cannabis and CBD which led to sharing consumer pricing on Publishing’s include,, One Main Financial, Fox...


Kristen Yoder: 13 year Cannabis Industry Vet & Founder of Soil to the Oil talks candidly about industry issues, market trends, and business best practices

This week I’m talking to Kristen Yoder, recently featured in Marijuana Venture Magazine’s 40 under 40 Rising Stars of Cannabis, is a 13 year California cannabis industry veteran and radio personality who has managed successful businesses in every sector of the industry, and now serves as a strategic advisor for entrepreneurs and investors entering the cannabis industry in California. She has a Meetup group, Soil to the Oil: Cannabis Science Classes, in Los Angeles, where she does monthly...


Anna Duckworth: Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Miss Grass talks writing, conscious cannabis consumption, fundraising and creating the go-to platform for the modern woman consumer

This week I’m talking to Anna Duckworth, a writer, editor and strategist from the Great White North (read: Toronto). Anna is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Miss Grass—an elevated magazine and e-comm platform for women and cannabis (which the media is calling the GOOP of cannabis). Anna is the Former Head of Content at cannabis brand dosist (once hmbldt) and Managing Editor of The Alpine Review magazine. She also writes a weekly newsletter with her buds called buckslip, which was called...


Holly Alberti: Head of Integrated Customer Experience, Flrish Marketing Team (Harborside Family of Companies) talks customer experience, business relationship building & how to amplify your cannabis brand

This week I’m talking to Holly Alberti. Holly heads up Integrated Customer Experience on the Flrish marketing team, supporting the Harborside Family of companies. She's a visionary, creator, and integrator - creating change, spreading inspiration & education through social entrepreneurship. Holly began her cannabis career on the East Coast working with local groups and crafting the vision for Healthy Headie Lifestyle. Later, she was asked to join the core team that worked to apply in the...


Cassandra Farrington: Co-Founder of Marijuana Business Daily talks entrepreneurship, core biz fundamentals for success, the growing role of tech & finance in cannabis and why women in the industry need to stay vocal

This week I’m talking to 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. MjBizDaily was co-founded by Cassandra and her business partner in 2011. It is now the most...


Diane Czarkowski: Co-Founder of Canna Advisors talks current state of the cannabis industry, the beginning process for opening a dispensary, lobbying congress and advice for women entrepreneurs

This week I’m talking to Diane Czarkowski, one of the industry’s original cannabis entrepreneurs and Founding Partner at Canna Advisors. She has played an influential role in the cannabis market since its early stages, helping develop it into one of fastest growing industries in the United States.With decades of career success in high-tech and real estate, Diane’s business agility stems from working in industries that are rapidly growing and evolving. She was the founder of one of the...


Maureen McNamara: talks safe cannabis retailing, setting yourself apart from the competition, common mistakes in cannabis-food safety and staying focused & positive in an uncertain industry

This week I’m talking to Maureen McNamara, Founder and Chief Facilitator with Cannabis Trainers™; a corporation founded to create and deliver training solutions for the Cannabis Industry. With 20+ years of professional training experience, Maureen has trained and certified 10,000+ employees, managers and owners in national certification (ANSI) programs. She has combined her skills and expertise with Food Safety and Responsible Alcohol Service into a comprehensive, engaging program to...


Laurie Wolf: Co-founder of Laurie & Jane talks elevated edibles, throwing a cannabis infused dinner party and the new cannabis consumer

This week I'm talking to Laurie Wolf. Laurie is a leader in the edible community and an award-winning culinary entrepreneur. Since 2015, Laurie has published four cannabis cookbooks: HERB, Cooking with Cannabis, Marijuana Edibles, and The Medical Marijuana Dispensary. Her recipes fill the pages of several top cannabis publications and she was named "The Martha Stewart of Marijuana Edibles" by The New Yorker. Laurie is the co-founder of Laurie + MaryJane, a family-owned and operated...


Dr. Junella Chin: Founder of MedLeafRX talks running a medical marijuana practice, educating the medical community and why cannabis works so well for so many

This week I'm talking to Dr. Junella Chin, Founder of MedLeafRX. For over a decade, Dr. Chin lived and practiced medicine in California, a state with legalized medical marijuana since 1996. In California, her integrative family practice clinic focused on children with intractable epilepsy, cancer, and autism. She has seen firsthand just how much medical marijuana can benefit patients. A Bronx native, who moved back to New York two years ago, Dr. Chin is now registered with the New York...


Chanel White: Director of Client Relations at WikiLeaf talks resilience in the face of an incurable health diagnosis, how cannabis gave her quality of life, and her mission to erase the stigma around cannabis

This week I'm talking to Chanel White, Director of Client Relations at WikiLeaf. Chanel focuses on generating positive communication and company preference through proficient, knowledgeable interactions. She is also a seasoned content developer with mediums ranging from non-profits organizations, to popular news outlets such as The Huffington Post. With a background in early education, medicinal cannabis consultation, and motivational speaking, Chanel fosters comprehensive education and...


Adelia Carrillo: Founder of Direct Cannabis Network talks being a first-time CEO, finding the voice of the company, fundraising and supporting women in the cannabis space

This week I'm talking to Adelia Carrillo, Founder & CEO of Direct Cannabis Network. DCN is the leading digital business-to-business news network covering the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis industry. With her roots in the corporate and consumer electronics industry, her passion for technology, startups, and innovation has been a key strength in her transition into the cannabis space. Becoming a voice for the upcoming startups, uniting the cannabis...


Ophelia Chong: Founder of StockPot Images talks confronting her own bias, working to change the face of cannabis, and advice for women wanting to get into the industry

Today I'm chatting with Ophelia Chong - community activist, graphic designer & photographer. She's the founder of Stock Pot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE). She is also the Creative Consultant at PUSH, served as the Community Outreach liaison for THC Design, responsible for LGBT, Veterans, Women, Minorities and Disabled outreach. Her newest endeavor is the Bevel Group, as partner. Ophelia is driven to help shape the new conversation of Cannabis and is guided by...


Sister Kate: Founder of Sisters of the Valley talks cannabis medicine, empowering other women to succeed and growing her business to over a million dollars in sales

Today I’m talking to Sister Kate, founder of Sisters of the Valley. Sisters of the Valley is new-age group of Sisters whose fundamental mission is to get plant-based medicine into the hands of those in need in a responsible and sustainable manner. The mission is supported by their founding principles, which are to honor Mother Earth and her intelligent plant, provide a valuable product to the people, empower other women to succeed and participate in peaceful progressive activism. In this...


Joy Beckerman: Principal Consultant of Hemp Ace International talks current federal industrial hemp laws & developments

This week I'm talking to Joy Beckerman, Principal Consultant at Hemp Ace International, a New York-based consulting, legal support, expert witness, and brokerage firm serving the global community. Joy has had an extensive dual career as a compliance and complex civil litigation paralegal, and her vast professional and hemp experience well serves her roles as an respected effective advisor and leader in shaping law, policy, standards, and ethics in the rapidly developing hemp industries....


Stephanie Karasick: Founder & Chief Patient Advocate of Strainprint

This week I'm talking to Stephanie Karasick, founder and Chief Patient Advocate of Strainprint. Strainprint is a mobile app that allows medical marijuana users to input data about their cannabis experiences, including information on what they’re treating, what they’re using, how much they’re dosing and the resulting effects. Not unlike using a tool like fitbit, that measures our progress, Strainprint gives us a snapshot on what works best for our body. Like cannabis bio-hacking!...


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