Category: 40 Under 40

Bryce Berryessa

June 28th, 2019

“We’re trying to create more of a visitor experience than it just being a pot shop,” Berryessa says. “We also want to participate in local events and to partner with nonprofits to help the Santa Cruz community.” The company is also dedicated to diverse hiring practices, equal pay and ethical…

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Lisa Buffo

June 27th, 2019

Buffo grew up outside Cleveland, went to school at the University of Maryland and then worked at tech startups in the Cleveland area before moving to Colorado to work at Canopy Boulder where she helped that company put on its first accelerator class. The Cannabis Marketing Association hosts events around…

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Amanda Ostrowitz

June 27th, 2019

“We track every single time a government talks,” Ostrowitz says. From planning to hearings to passage to rewrites, every move is cataloged by CannRegs. “We track all of that info and we make it super searchable in a way that people can find what they need in a matter of…

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Simone Cimiluca-Radzins

June 26th, 2019

“As the cannabis and hemp industry continues to grow, we unfortunately do not see the same growth rate in women C-level positions nor in women-funded businesses,” she says. “I just launched Kadin’s List with my co-founder Kyra Reed, a brainchild of the work we both had been doing for women…

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Amanda Denz

June 26th, 2019

Denz says transparency and education are hallmarks of Sava’s platform. Incorporating that into the company’s messaging has resonated with new and repeat consumers. “Sava is a discovery platform that brings the best cannabis to your doorstep,” she says. “We have a highly curated selection of products and we have a…

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Katie Stem

June 25th, 2019

To protect its consumers and the environment, Peak Extracts works with growers that utilize integrated pest management systems and low-impact soil practices. The indoor farms it works with all use LEDs; outdoor farms all follow organic cultivation techniques. “We want to make sure we’re working with the best possible starting…

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Brittany Carbone

June 24th, 2019

But it’s more than just the CBD that makes TONIC stand out in the market. “Our proprietary blends combine synergistic plant-based ingredients like black seed oil, ashwagandha, lemon balm and passionflower with high-quality hemp extracts to create elevated, individualized wellness solutions,” Carbone says. “All of our products are handcrafted in…

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Sarah Remesch

June 24th, 2019

The New York-based company sources its CBD from hemp grown and processed in Oregon. Remesch says being on the East Coast puts an imperative on making its consumers feel comfortable with the brand and its ingredients and eliminating the stigma associated with cannabis. “New York doesn’t have legal cannabis, so…

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Ryan Zuccaro

June 21st, 2019

“I had no idea what I was doing on an estate,” Zuccaro says. “It was not just growing pot — I had to learn how to run an estate and that was a lot of work.” Learning from as many of the area’s growers as he could, Zuccaro built Fresh…

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Michael Ray

June 21st, 2019

Bloom Farms grew cannabis until the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors approved a ban on cultivation in 2018. Ray hopes the hiatus is temporary, but for the time being, he’s content to halt cultivation and focus on curating top-level producers to distribute. “At any given time, we’re working with 15…

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