Karen Paull

Karen Paull

Co-Founder, CMO, Co-Creator and Producer, The Marijuana Show Karen is the CFO, Producer and Digital Media Guru for The Marijuana Show. She is a digital media and advertising sales executive with over 15 years experience. As a former VP of Sales for Snapfish, Karen helped the company become profitable by managing and scaling a robust advertising department. The company sold to HP for 300 Million. Karen then founded her own consulting business and brought in over 25 Million in digital advertising sales to her clients including LoveToKnow, Womens Forum, LifeScript and other top media properties. Karen has an MFA in Theater from San Francisco State University, a BFA in Theater from UCSB and BA in Sociology from UCSB. She is a Broadway producer (Evita, The Bubble) and an accomplished playwright with over 25 produced plays and a musical (The Bubble). Karen is a popular speaker in the Cannabis Industry and press having been featured on CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, WSJ, Market Watch, Bloomberg, and numerous others. She is also a popular speaker at many Conferences on Marketing, Digital Media, Advertising, Cannabis pitching, and...
Wendy Robbins

Wendy Robbins

Co-Founder, Director, Lead Editor, Producer, The Marijuana Show Wendy is the Director, Lead Editor and Co-Producer for The Marijuana Show. After attending Julliard School for Acting, she became a successful Director and Producer in Film and Television. In her extensive 14 year career, she won two Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. She has worked for most major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, Discovery, TLC and many others. She co-starred with Kelly Ripa in TLC’s “Home Made Millionaire”, and Bloomberg called her, “Americas Top Entrepreneur. She is the author of best selling book “Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One” (Hay House), and she made 10 Million with her invention, The Tingler (TM) (head massager). Wendy is a popular motivational speaker and frequently on the news/press as an industry expert featured on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, Market Watch, NY Times and Cannabis Conferences...
Stormy Simon

Stormy Simon

Former President, Overstock.com Stormy joined Overstock.com in 2001 during the formative years of e-commerce, when the company’s revenue was less than $20M and employees numbered under 100. In the beginning, Stormy developed PR in-house, the Books, Music & Movie store, ran the warehouse, and many other processes, positions and departments. She was promoted to VP of Branding in 2004 after writing and producing the iconic “Discover the Secret of the Big O” campaign which contributed to Overstock becoming a household name. She became an SVP in 2007, and oversaw many departments, including Customer Care, Partner Care, Supply Chain, and all marketing divisions, culminating with her becoming president of the company in 2014 with approximately 1600 employees. Stormy is an established e-commerce innovator, pioneer, as well as a proven business leader. In summer 2016, she stepped down as President of Overstock to explore the emerging American cannabis industry. During her tenure, Overstock became an top 25 e-tailer by traffic and grew to nearly $2B in revenue. Under Stormy’s leadership, Overstock was recognized by numerous associations; 4 consecutive years for Mobile Web Awards, and others for customer care including ranking in the top 4 AMEX/NRF Customer choice awards for the final 6 years the honor was given. Stormy was also personally recognized as a Customer Champion by Gartner 1to1 Media. In 2014 the company was named to Forbes’ list of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies”. Stormy was named a Power Player by the NRF’s 2016 The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, and awarded Top Innovator by Utah Women in Tech awards in 2015. She’s dedicated time to local non-profit boards,...
Cassandra Farrington

Cassandra Farrington

CEO & Co-Founder, Marijuana Business Daily Cassandra heads up the industry-leading daily news website Marijuana Business Daily and its family of content resources for the B2B cannabis marketplace, including two national conferences. Previously a Vice President at Citi, she earned her MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of...
Laila Makled

Laila Makled

DC Chair Leader, Women Grow For the past 3 years, Laila Makled has worked at Stones’ Phones, a progressive political consulting firm in DC where she heads up their criminal justice, environmental, drug policy and LGBTQ reform work. Inspired by Stones’ Phones work in 2014 on Initiative 71 in DC, in May of 2015 Laila started a DC chapter of Women Grow– a women’s business cannabis networking organization dedicating to empowering an intersectional group of women to start businesses and take on management positions in the cannabis movement by hosting monthly events with renowned speakers and networking activities. In 2016, Laila was a part of the first ever National Cannabis Festival as the Advocacy and Federal Relations Outreach Chair, where she rallied 18 drug policy, DC Statehood and harm reduction organizations, 2 US Congress people, and local DC councilmembers to participate in the 5,000-person festival. Laila also does contract work in event planning with c3 Presents, where she has participated and organized panels and exhibitors for Michelle Obama for the United State of Women Summit and the White House for the first annual SXSL. Laila grew up in the Great Lakes state of Michigan and is a first generation policy buff in her family. She graduated with honors from Michigan State University at James Madison College with a degree in Social Relations and Policy in June 2014. Laila’s convictions lie in creating a sustainable, socially equitable...