TBR119 | South Dakota Will Make Marijuana History in November | Evelynn LaChapelle & Jamie Pearson

TBR119 | South Dakota Will Make Marijuana History in November | Evelynn LaChapelle & Jamie Pearson - youtube

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Evelynn LaChapelle of the Last Prisoner Project and Jamie Pearson of Bhang, Inc. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss South Dakota Will Make Marijuana History in November. Evelyn LaChapelle was convicted in Federal court for depositing cannabis profits into her bank account in 2013. She received a 7-year sentence and four years’ probation as a first-time, nonviolent offender. She was released February 2019 after serving 5 years in custody. Looking forward to rebuilding her life in Northern California. She quickly gained employment at a prominent hotel as the catering and sales coordinator, two months later she was terminated after a co-worker discovered her conviction. She then joined the Last Prisoner Project as an ambassador and uses her story to spread the message of prison reform, reentry obstacles, and our need to decriminalize cannabis. She has found her place in the legal cannabis industry as the Community Engagement Manager at Vertosa where she hosts “The Heart of Cannabis” Live and is working towards launching “Eighty Seven” her own line of Cannabis accessories. Jamie Pearson is the President & CEO of Bhang Inc. [CSE:BHNG OTCQX: BHNGf]. A rare, second-generation cannabis executive, she has decades of experience in global operations, deal structuring and negotiation, as a former multi-national real estate entrepreneur and investor. Fluent in German and English, Jamie is responsible for Bhang’s capital markets initiatives, national and international expansion and overall corporate management. She leads the company’s all-female executive team in the development and execution of Bhang’s ambitious strategic plan. Widely considered one of the most influential women in cannabis, Jamie’s expertise, experience, and deep industry relationships elevate Bhang and the entire industry. In November 2019, Jamie was selected from over 7,500 nominees as a High Times Female 50 Honoree. In her viral, keynote speech, entitled “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” Jamie outlined the measurable benefits of including women and the BIPOC community in leadership roles on purpose. Jamie believes the cannabis industry is positively disruptive to the very framework of business and it is incumbent upon its leaders to share their access, to reject the stigma of the plant, and to promote cannabis as a gateway to wellness. www.buddingreport.com www.scdso.com www.rebelmd.com www.kush.com www.cannaworldexpo.com www.chrisperrilaw.com www.lastprisonerproject.org www.bhangnation.com

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