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Women to Watch in the CBD Industry: Top Female Movers and Shakers in the Cannabis Sector



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CBD has become one of the most popular go-to natural options for relief from stress, agitation, discomfort, and the like. Those who have becoming more involved and interested in the CBD industry may want to also know about the top women in the arena as well, who are recognized for doing big things – whether being establishing brands, conducting research, or educating. Here are the top 10 women in the industry in no particular order.

Jill Ellsworth

Jill Ellsworth is the founder and CEO of Willow Industries, a company that has created state-of-the-art cannabis decontamination technology. The technology is designed to help CBD companies maintain cleaner and safer products, while also ensuring the integrity of the CBD’s beneficial qualities. Ellworth runs a company that has a big position in the CBD industry and that helps many companies ensure that they are able to provide what consumers are looking for. Visit for more info

AC Braddock

AC Braddock is the CEO of Eden Labs, a CBD company that focuses on botanical extraction and distillation equipment. Aside from running a major company that is providing a contribution to the CBD industry, Braddock has also been named the Chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), which is one of the largest cannabis trade associations in the industry. The NCIA also acts as an advocacy group. For more info visit

April Pride

April Pride is the founder of Van der Pop, a website geared toward women who are looking for advice on marijuana, are interested in purchasing CBD products, and are interested in information about sex and cannabis. Pride was recently interviewed by MJ Biz Daily, in which she shared her experiences concerning her rapid success and acquisition. She notes that “as a female founder, if you look at the numbers in terms of rising capital, it’s very, very difficult.” Suffice to say, props on her feat, and the same for many women who face the same challenges. Visit for more

Cat Packer

Cat Packer is the Executive Director of Los Angeles’ Department of Cannabis Regulation. She has held other high-profile positions beforehand, such as California Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance. Currently, she is serving as the first executive director of her department. Mayor Eric Garcetti discussed her appointment in a press release.

Rosa Cazares

Rosa Cazares has already made big strides in the CBD industry at such a young age. The 28-year-old is the CEO of La Mota, an Oregon-based dispensary chain. The dispensary carries over 50 strains of CBD so that users can experience the support that they are hoping for. The website is also friendly for users, making the process easy and accessible. Visit for more info.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart has been a big name in many industries, well before CBD. Now, it appears that she’s making her mark on the CBD industry as well. Reportedly, she has become an advisor for CBD company Canopy Growth and will work to develop a new line of marijuana-based products for humans and animals.

Monica Lo

Monica Lo is making strides in the CBD industry, but hers are geared more toward food. Lo is the creative director, photographer, and creative director of Sous Weed, a culinary company based in San Francisco that cooks up uses a sous vide cooking technique. And cannabis is a key ingredient in the company’s culinary creations. She shares her experiences on bringing sous vide to the cannabis industry – or cannabis to the sous vide industry, here.

Ophelia Chong

Ophelia Chong is a designer, photographer, teacher, and entrepreneur in the CBD industry. She is also a CBD advocate. An interview appeared on Cannabis Aficionado in which she shares her experience on transitioning into cannabis, her favorite edibles, and how CBD has helped her. The interview can be read here. For more info on her visit

Dr. Christina Sanchez

Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist who is pioneering research into THC and how it may be able to eliminate cancer cells. She looks at CBD at the molecular level and her work may be a game-changer.

Dr. Raquel Peyraube

Dr. Raquel Peyraube is a doctrine in medicine specializing in problematic drug use. As a physician, her position concerning cannabis is medical. She shares her position on cannabis and its effects in an interview with Fundacion Canna.

There are many other women who are establishing a presence in the cannabis industry. Their work has created headway in research, product development, advocacy, and so much more.

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