Co-Owner of The Weed Blog, Branding & Outreach Manager Yerba Buena
For more than a decade, Leah has been advocating for children and for rational cannabis policies. She received a B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia and taught in public elementary school for several years. After having her first of three children, she became a stay-at-home mom and, shortly after, a full-time cannabis reform activist.
Leah was one of several people who helped found New Approach Oregon and she remained involved in the Yes on 91 campaign, creating a group entirely through grassroots efforts called Moms for Yes on Measure 91, which has now been renamed Oregon Moms for Cannabis Law Reform. Leah served as a spokeswoman and organizer, and collaborated with the Yes campaign to help cannabis legalization pass by a 12-point margin in Oregon.
After the legalization victory, Leah helped launch and co-chair the Portland chapter for Women Grow, which is now one of the largest cannabis business networking groups in the state and played a big role in the development of the organization’s brand overall.
Leah also serves as the Branding and Outreach Manager at Yerba Buena Farms, a cannabis producer that was one of the first 8 recreationally licensed cannabis businesses in Oregon. She helps with marketing and community relations for the company and proudly represents their brand, which will undoubtedly be one that sets standards for cannabis businesses in Oregon and beyond.
Leah is one of the owners of The Weed Blog, the number one website for cannabis news and information, and contributes and sources content regularly for the site.
At the core, though, Leah continues to be a cannabis legalization activist, and hopes to see the prohibition of cannabis end on a federal level, and to see the cannabis conversation normalized across America.