Ah Warner

Ah Warner

CEO and Founder, Cannabis Basics Ah Warner Founder and CEO of Cannabis Basics, Seattle’s Own since 1995. Winner Hemp Times 1999 Bioneer award for “Outstanding Achievement in Body Care”, featured in Cannabis Now Magazine for her entrepreneurial savvy, honored as Dope Magazine’s Patient of the Month for her advocacy work on behalf of the Cannabis plant and recently received special MJBA Women’s Alliance Award for her focus and dedication to the women in Washington’s Cannabis Industry. Proud member of the American Herbal Products Association and is a member of AHPA’s Cannabis Committee. Founder and Executive Director of ICHABAPA, International Cannabis Health and Beauty Aids Producer’s Alliance. Member HIA, NCIA, SSDP, CCSE, NORML and Norml Women of Washington, MJBA and it’s Women’s Alliance. Just for fun, Founder Women of...
Sarah Duff

Sarah Duff

Owner, Freedom Fighter Farms Sarah Duff has been a cannabis law reform activist for 13 years. Her activism began with the University of Missouri (fondly referred to as Mizzou) NORML chapter and Sarah was a founding member of Mizzou’s first Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter. After learning about Columbia, Missouri’s local initiative petition process to directly change laws, Sarah and a small group of activists helped put marijuana law reform measures on the city ballot in November 2004. One initiative decriminalized cannabis possession, and one legalized possession for people with a doctor’s recommendation from any state. Sarah is a fearless petitioner and campaign spokesperson and taught her chapter how to unashamedly ask Columbia Missourians to sign and vote for a petition to better allocate police resources through reforming marijuana laws. Both initiatives passed overwhelmingly and are on the books today. Sarah moved to Oregon in 2004. She volunteered as a petitioner for Measure 74, the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Initiative from 2008-2010 and volunteered to help pass Measure 91, the legalization initiative that passed in November 2014. Sarah’s work for Measure 91 began by collecting almost all of the signatures needed to get a “ballot title” in 2012 so we could poll on the initiative and see if it could pass. We learned it could pass and we did just that. Sarah volunteered to do anything necessary to help pass the initiative such as calling media to make sure they didn’t misrepresent the issues, phone banking and canvasing door to door. The initiative passed with over 56% of the vote. Today Sarah runs a business called Duff Johnson Consulting...
Lynn Honderd

Lynn Honderd

Co-founder and COO, Mary’s Medicinals Lynn is co-founder and COO of Mary’s Medicinals, Mary’s Nutritionals and Mary’s Pets. She also leads Mary’s Foundation for Caring, a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to patient education and outreach. Over the course of more than fifteen years experience in capital markets, Lynn was instrumental in the marketing strategy and successful IPO execution of many companies across diverse industry sectors. She has served in a variety of senior positions with organizations including Bank of America and UBS Paine Webber. Lynn’s expertise in financial services and business development has proven invaluable in the quickly evolving cannabis industry. With her strong acumen for managing complex business operations, Lynn has conquered the labyrinth of local, state and national cannabis regulatory requirements — an integral part of Mary’s fast success. Evaluating new business opportunities and partnerships from all angles, Lynn has helped to position Mary’s Medicinals as the leading producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products in multiple states. Her dedication to quality, accuracy and innovation enables Mary’s to bring to market unique products that isolate the benefits of cannabis and other vital plant extracts for optimum patient care. Lynn holds a BS in Finance from Pepperdine University and BS in International Business from University of San...
Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Founder & CEO, Mary’s Medicinals Nicole is the founder and CEO of Mary’s Medicinals. She also leads Mary’s Foundation for Caring, a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to patient education and outreach. Nicole has created solutions for hundreds of companies across diverse industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises. An accomplished entrepreneur and marketer, she has worked globally to evolve ideas and grow businesses for the past twenty years. She is passionate about the power of a strong brand, creating customer loyalty and bringing products and companies to life through thoughtful marketing execution. Nicole’s entrepreneurial spirit has catapulted Mary’s Medicinals to the forefront as the producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products. Her experience in research and development led to the discovery of transdermal applications for cannabis including patches, gels and balms. With the unique high bioavailability delivery techniques developed by Nicole and her team, limited amounts of raw material can be stretched into many doses to help as many patients as possible. Nicole pioneered and was first-to-market the useful benefits of THCa and CBN; discovered harvesting techniques for the isolation of CBC, and continues to develop new cutting edge approaches for isolating, manufacturing and marketing medicinal cannabis. Her patient-first mentality ensures all of the products Mary’s Medicinals develops are not only accurately dosed and cleanly delivered, but comprised of everything nature...