Julie Berliner

Julie Berliner

Founder & CEO, Sweet Grass Kitchen Julie Berliner is the Founder and CEO of Sweet Grass Kitchen, a Denver-based edible cannabis manufacturer founded in 2009. Sweet Grass Kitchen specializes in cannabutter-based edibles, and distributes to over 150 centers throughout Colorado. In addition to her role at Sweet Grass Kitchen, she is also a founding member and chair of the Cannabis Business Alliance Edibles Council. Julie has represented the edibles industry as a panelist on workgroups organized by the Marijuana Enforcement Division to develop policies on infused product serving size and potency levels and packaging. Julie graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in education and psychology in 2008. When a friend asked that her popular chocolate chip cookie recipe be infused with cannabis for sale at his dispensary, she decided to take a left turn and launched Sweet Grass Kitchen. The company’s products are  infused with single strain, full-flower cannabis plant, grown in house to ensure a consistent, safe, and reliable crop-to-table confection....
Wanda L. James

Wanda L. James

CEO, Simply Pure Dispensary Ms. James is the CEO of Simply Pure Dispensary and the managing partner at the Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI), a marketing and consulting firm that specializes in public relations, regulation and political outreach. surrounding the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis. Ms. James is a leading advocate in the cannabis industry. She and her husband were the first African Americans licensed to own a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado, and the cutting edge cannabis edible company, Simply Pure, which is now a recreational and medical dispensary. Wanda’s political, professional and financial work on cannabis reform has led to her being named the 2010 Marijuana Advocate of the Year by Westword Magazine and has featured her in numerous national and international shows including: Smile Jamaica, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning Holiday Special, “Eat, Drink and be Merry” and on CNBC’s Marijuana USA. Ms. James past clients have included Jared Polis for Congress in Colorado’s CD2 and Lt. Colonel Jay Fawcett for Congress in Colorado’s CD5.  In 2008, Ms. James was appointed to President Obama’s National Finance Committee and became one of the largest bundlers of donations for President Barack Obama in Colorado. Prior to starting her own venture, Wanda was the Corporate Director of Marketing at Southern California Presbyterian Homes and the Southwest Regional Sales Director for two Fortune 100 companies, Unum Insurance and Avery Dennison. Wanda graduated from the University of Colorado in 1986. Upon graduation, she was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy.  Her position in Naval Integrated Underwater Surveillance (IUSS) transferred her to Virginia Beach, Bermuda and New...
Kym Ferrari

Kym Ferrari

Curator, 4 Love Oil Kym Ferrari opens eyes and minds with SYSTEMIC CANNABIS + THC the NEW PROGESTERONE. Learn what “Systemic Cannabis” is, the science behind why THC has the potential to be a revolutionary new hormonal supplement alternative. She enjoys sharing her extensive cannabis knowledge, impressive patient results, over-use symptoms and incredible personal healing journey. The systemic absorption of cannabis is an avant-garde and effective method to supplement our bodies endocannabinoid receptor system. Stress causes Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can help supplement our cannabinoid receptors in these stressed out times. She is has been medicating with cannabis since 1968 and been legal since 2002. In 2014, under Redwood Trees Alliance, a not-for-profit corporation, Kym became impassioned about and began to investigate the systemic absorption of Δ9THC Acid and Δ9THC applied through vaginal and anal mucous membranes. Creating an organic cannabis infused organic virgin coconut oil for her study, later naming it 4 Love Oil, she has provided 5000+ complimentary samples to verified medical patients through local collectives and legal cannabis events in California; The Emerald Cup, High Times, Hempcon and Women Grow. Dr. Lizellen LaFollette, a world-renowned Marin County gynecologist verified Kym’s time-reversing systemic THC vaginal results. Ten months later, Kym danced after experiencing The MonaLisa Touch® offered by Dr. LaFollette. This time-reversing, FDA approved, 5 minute, painless, revolutionary vaginal laser technique reverses vaginal atrophy and laxity caused by the natural ageing process. Kym experienced full vaginal revitalization, return to a premenopausal state and reduced urinary urgency. It is also a painless alternative to vaginal mesh & bladder sling surgeries. This unique procedure and the regular...
Amy DiIullo

Amy DiIullo

CMH Brands & VP of Sales and Business Development for, Willies Reserve Amy DiIullo is the VP of Business Development for CMH Brands, the Colorado licensee of Willie’s Reserve. A cannabis industry veteran, Amy has spent a decade working in every aspect of medical and recreational marijuana businesses. She is currently focused on accelerating business development, growing sales distribution and revenue, developing channel marketing programming, brand strategy, and aligning consumer segmentation with new product development in and outside the cannabis space. Amy is constantly seeking out and developing new market opportunities to stay ahead of the competitive curve in this ever-growing industry.  ...
Anita Pluymen

Anita Pluymen

Founder, Mia Chocolates In a world full of inferior and often dangerous food, we sometimes find ourselves blessed with a chef who is committed to sourcing the finest ingredients and creating products whose purpose is to nourish us from the inside out. Master chocolatier Anita Pluymen has spent a lifetime creating this kind of food and with her most recent focus on chocolate has given us a line of prolific flavors and subtle nuances. Whether your passion is for a Slow Dance or an Indian Summer, in these products you will find intricate connections between food and nature itself. A graduate of Ecole Chocolat and a student of Paule Caillat in Paris, Anita presents Mia Chocolates, a line full of wisdom, intuition, health & balance, presenting a subversive argument against mediocrity in our...