Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan

CEO, CannaKids & SavingSophie.org Tracy Ryan is the CEO and lead consultant for CannaKids, a California Cooperative Cooperation that specializes in the creation of lab tested, and PhD scientist extracted cannabis oils. Since her infant daughter’s brain tumor diagnosis in June of 2013, Tracy has dedicated a huge part of her life to educating herself on the medicinal powers of medical marijuana in treating her own daughter’s disease, as well as all other pediatric and adult cancers, epilepsy, autism and beyond.  Tracy has worked on a global scale with families who are seeking education, and treatment options for their loved ones, and has guided many patients to unheard of success. Tracy and her team at CannaKids have recently entered into a collaboration with the Technion Institute in Israel where they are legally studying the effects of cannabinoids on many cancer types.  CannaKids is sharing all of their patient data that they have been meticulously collecting with Technion.  CannaKids is also working with another team of scientists in Israel, and will be opening up a national campaign that would give patients all over the US access to genomic sequencing, and cannabinoid recommendations based on the patient’s genetic mutations found in their tumor or blood sample. Tracy is also the Vice Chair for the Women’s Grow LA Chapter, and as a public speaker, can be found speaking at medical cannabis and pediatric cancer events all over the country in her quest to educate the mass public on the power of this incredible plant. In addition, the Ryan family is the key focus of the Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake documentary, “Weed the...
Alexis D’Angelo

Alexis D’Angelo

VP, Business Development at Precise Cannabis and the face behind THE420diva Alexis has devoted her life to achieving excellence as a healthcare information technology professional, entrepreneur, cannabis patient and rights advocate. Her open arms approach, critical thinking, influence and leadership skills, prove that her visionary instinct transcend the realm of beauty. Allowing her to advocate for patient safety, access and availability to high quality Cannabis Medicine. Born a natural leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, she knew early on that her life purpose is to be the “VOICE” for those who have none. After her father and grandfather passed in the late 90’s, Alexis shifted her focus to technology and science; Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from UNLV College of Engineering with a Master of Marijuana Certification from...
Diane Czarkowski

Diane Czarkowski

Founding Partner, Canna Advisors Diane and her husband Jay are the founders of Canna Advisors, a cannabis enterprise consulting firm which has spent the last two years advising clients through the competitive state application process for cannabis business licenses. Her guidance has helped Canna Advisors earn one of the best track records in the industry, winning licenses in every state where they’ve consulted. Their national perspective on the evolution of the industry and experience as operators makes them uniquely qualified to design, build, and manage operations for their clients as new states come to market. Before their work at Canna Advisors, Diane and Jay founded one of the first medical cannabis dispensaries in Colorado in 2009—Boulder Kind Care (BKC)—which received the 7th license in the state. At BKC, Diane was responsible for managing the dispensary while Jay focused on cultivation operations. Under her management, BKC quickly earned a reputation as one of the most professional and patient-focused dispensaries in the state. They sold BKC in 2012 to focus on business consulting and advocacy. Diane is a founding member and benefactor of Women Grow. She is also a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, and has served many roles within the organization as it has grown, including participation in the Lobby Days in Washington DC and writing an industry report entitled, A Tale of Ten Cities. She was a board member of the former Women’s CannaBusiness Network (WCBN), and is a current member of Americans for Safe Access, the Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug...
Renee Gagnon

Renee Gagnon

CEO, Cannabis Centre Internsyional Inc. I’ve been fortunate to be at the beginning of several major trends or market creations. Throughout my career, detecting and then capitalizing on change has been my focus. I am a serial startup founder, I am skilled at survival, stress and team building. I have always been fortunate to find, retain and employ some of the best people in the sector. I am also both the first Transgender Publicly traded marijuana company CEO and the first female one. I used this insight to create a diverse workforce with strong female leadership across the organization. After exiting Thunderbird Biomedical Inc in Jan 2015 as founding CEO and Board member, I have chosen to focus on US based infrastructure and supply delivery for the Cannabis Industry. Founder / CEO – Thunderbird Biomedical Inc (now EMH.v) – Created the 5th licensed Federally sanctioned Medical Marijuana companies in Canada (and one of handful on planet). Built core team, created and executed on business plan and raised $3.7 M in funding and took company public ($25M Valuation at...
Antuanette Gomez

Antuanette Gomez

Business Owner, Pleasure Peaks Antuanette is an International Speaker on Tantra, Cannabis and Psychedelics , She is a Tantric Sex + Relationship Coach and an advocate for Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and Sexual Oppression of Women.  Antuanette is a self made business woman born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She has always been a flower child, working with herbs and cannabis in alternative therapies at a young age. She found that spirit plants can be very healing and great for creating room for your spiritual growth. Her background is in Holistic Nutrition, Yoga Teaching, Tantra and Psychedelic studies. Her expertise is in Shakti/Feminie Energy and using this powerful energy to increase sensuality and closeness with friends, family and loved ones in relationships and even in businesses.  By being empowered by having a beautiful love life she’s been able to accomplish everything she’s ever wanted.  Find her at www.PleasurePeaks.com, on FaceBook, and on Twitter @PleasurePeaks, or Instagram...