Society & Culture

Navigating the challenges and opportunities of one of the most profitable industries on earth.


Sarah Remesch is a digital marketer, advertiser, and creative who started her career developing strategies, executing campaigns, and managing production. After her experience in-house at globally recognized agencies, Sarah founded 270M, a boutique creative and digital marketing shop which focuses on luxury and cannabis brands. As 270M expanded into the cannabis space, Viride came to fruition to live as a content hub for brands to connect with an affluent audience of consumers. Her combined background in big media with her bespoke approach to creative development has allowed Sarah to continually morph as a digital professional in an ever changing landscape.

Her recent work can be seen in the art direction and styling of products like Cannador, MagicalButter, NugTools and DaVinci, as well as social media strategy for Cannopoly.

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After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR. She found her way to Farma, the popular Portland dispensary that takes a more scientific approach to cannabis; rejecting the Indica/Sativa binary and instead focusing on chemotypes to determine effect. She began her career at Farma as a budtender and was quickly promoted to General Manager after only a few months.

Emma Chasen was recently named Portland’s Best Budtender of 2016 and featured in Newsweek, MG Magazine, Stoner Magazine, High Times Magazine, The Oregon Leaf and Teen Vogue for her work with cannabis and patients.

She is also a regular guest on many cannabis focused podcasts and has been featured on television for her ability to explain scientific concepts around cannabis in a way that is accessible and helpful to the general public. Her mission is to educate people on the science behind cannabis, so that they may take charge of their own healing as well as to address the need for training and education of budtenders, medical professionals, and the general public.

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Stacey Mulvey loves teaching movement, viewing it as a spectrum of energy--from yin to yang and everything in between. She began practicing and teaching mindful movement in Callanetics after having an epiphany about mortality and taking control of her own quality of life. Eventually, Mulvey discovered that cannabis helped her concentrate and enhanced her motivation. Mulvey studied at Naropa University in yoga, painting, and psychology. After completing her coursework honing her skills in mindful and meditative practices, Mulvey launched Marijuasana and dedicates her life to the coalition of cannabis and yoga. Marijuasana is a pop up yoga event series, offering hemp and cannabis infused yoga classes in Denver, D.C., Boston, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Movement integrated with cannabis evokes a unique sensory experience. Classes are warm and social, with grounded and expressive yoga for all levels. To learn more, visit

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This eposide of Joint Ventures has innovative CEO Ali Fakhri of EventHi, which is an online event management platform catering to the cannabis industry. EventHi is also one of the few in California who received an MRB (Marijuana Related Business) bank account which means their platform is legally allowed to transact via ACH and credit card. 

Mr. Fakhri is connecting social, business, and networking minded people & groups in the cannabis space. EventHi has been receiving a tone of media coverage including most recently being featured in Culture Magazine, Forbes, Direct Cannabis Network, ABC News, and The Sacramento Bee. 


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Sweet Mary Jane edibles are now in more than 200 stores across the state of Colorado, Karin is an award winning, business leader and celebrated author of award winning "Sweet Mary Jane:75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High End Deserts" who has been featured in Newsweek, Huffington Post, National Geographic, High Times, Forbes, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Yellowscene Magazine, Bust Magazine,, and Entrepreneur magazine. She reaclls humble beginnings in Boulder, Colorado, her desire to volunteer to help other women in the industry as well as those disenfranchised by the drug war, and admits that being called the "Martha Stewart of Cannabis"  by New York magazine isn't such a bad thing given Martha's prison stint & her associations with Snoop Dog. is where you can find her amazing treats. 

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