Wempowered: A Women's Cannabis Networking Event Addressing Policy & Regulations

WEmpowered, the cannabis networking group for female entrepreneurs, met for a second time on July 27th at Big Rock in San Francisco. It was an evening full of community, collaboration and conversation with over 100 women in attendance. The content for this event focused on discussing key components of upcoming cannabis regulations, and how to best continue efforts to shape upcoming policy and regulations.

After an hour of networking and socializing our host, Carolyn Kissick of Big Rock, welcomed the crowd to Big Rock’s beautiful loft-like space and emphasized the need to support women within the cannabis industry. The keynote speakers for the evening were Amy O’Gorman Jenkins of Platinum Advisors and Angie Monette Harrison of 421 Group. Angie addressed the group on how best to weather the ups and downs of cannabis advocacy through methods she has used in her own life. Amy O’Gorman followed, talking with the audience about how to effectively shape and change cannabis policy based on her experience in legislative, public affairs and political campaigns at the federal, state and local level.

Watch the evening of discussion regarding policy and regulations:

Keynote Speakers

Angie Monette Harrison, Principal, 421 Group: Angie skillfully orchestrates teams of passionate, intelligent experts who tackle complex problems—and eliminate fear of the unknown—with smart planning. She excels at helping evolving cannabis companies integrate tried-and-true business practices and manage major transitions while balancing different styles, needs, and personalities. Previously serving as EVP of the SPARC and Peace in Medicine family of companies, Angie brings diverse experience working within and beyond the cannabis sector. A former student of the U.S. Naval Academy and of Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics, Angie endeavors to share and promote what makes the cannabis industry beautiful: a renewed interest in nature and politics, and cultural, health, and economic empowerment.

Andrea Brooks Founder of Sava & Constance Finley Founder of Constance Therapeutics.

Amy O’Gorman Jenkins, Principal, Platinum Advisors: Amy has over 22 years of experience in legislative, public affairs and political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels. She has specific expertise in matters involving local government, revenue and taxation, water policy, environmental regulation, consumer product safety, and cannabis policy reform. She also spent over 10 years working in local government. For the past four years, she has been directly involved in the development of cannabis policy both in her capacity as a chief of staff to State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), who authored landmark cannabis legislation in 2014, and more recently as a legislative advocate for several clients within the cannabis space, including the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA).


Lili and Carolyn of CannaWise


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