Executive Chef Josh Fink holding a bar of Nove luxury chocolates.

Medically Correct: Colorado Manufacturing Awards' Cannabis Company of the Year

The 2021 Colorado Manufacturing Awards was a highlight event for Medically Correct. The sixth annual CMA consisted of 14 categories and 40 finalists recognizing outstanding people and businesses shaping American manufacturing. Among these categories was one for the Cannabis Company of the Year, and we’re elated to say that Medically Correct took home the gold!

When Medically Correct was founded in 2010, we knew our mission went beyond creating cannabis-infused products. It was also about serving our community the best way we could through social responsibility and always considering the needs of our consumers. We achieve both by using eco-conscious ingredients and recyclable, biodegradable packaging. Our company was even one of the first in the nation to implement third-party lab testing for all cannabis edibles. 

Appealing to various demographics means understanding how we can continuously evolve our company and products to meet their expectations. With two new brands on the way later this year and the rebranding of our incredibles line, we’re ready to give an affordable and consistent experience that’s easily accessible to new and past consumers across the nation!

A shot of cannabis-infused chocolate production in the Nove kitchen. Medically Correct was named Cannabis Company of the Year by Colorado Manufacturing Awards.

A Spotlight on the Finalists and Winners of the Colorado Manufacturing Awards

This year’s Colorado Manufacturing Awards were certainly not short on quality. Each category was filled with standout companies, new and old. We especially want to congratulate the two other Cannabis Manufacturer Finalists, Stratos and Nuvue Pharma. Being nominated alongside these outstanding cannabis companies just goes to show the competition is always fierce and crawling with innovation!

Check out all that Stratos and Nuvue Pharma are doing to expedite the future of the cannabis industry:

  • The team at Stratos brings decades of pharmaceutical science experience to the cannabis industry. Their expertise allows them to create pure, consistent products which are rigorously tested five different times throughout the manufacturing process. Stratos understands a great cannabis experience begins with feelings of certainty. Through their implementation of pharmaceutical industry benchmark standards, customers know they’re getting high-quality cannabis products that offer the same effects each and every time.
  • Nuvue Pharma was founded in 2015 in Pueblo, CO by Neurologist Malik M. Hasan. The company operates their own hydroponic indoor grow and extraction lab where they conduct ongoing research and development to unlock the benefits of all 545 active molecules within the cannabis plant. Nuvue Pharma is the first recreational dispensary in Pueblo and their award-winning products make them one of Colorado’s premier dispensaries. Their menu includes several of these award-winning strains, including their very own Anubis OG and Scroopy Noopers.

inovation design engineer and doctor team Diverse industries Expert, Programming, and Robotic Hand Handling Bright hi-tech facility Scientists in sterile clothing working on computers

But we weren’t the only ones recognized for our business savvy. Below are the rest of this year's Consumer and Industrial Group winners from the sixth annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards. A big congrats from us at Medically Correct!:

Why Does Cannabis Need Representation Outside of the Industry?

Cannabis has come a long way in the last decade alone. Thirty-five states have a medical marijuana program and eleven states legalized recreational use. We’re even seeing some states starting to slowly move towards decriminalization. 

Understanding the important space cannabis holds in modern medicine goes beyond those of us actively working within the industry. That’s because this plant was never meant for just the quote on quote ‘stoners.’ Cannabis is a healing herb that can do more than give people the munchies. 

Support for full legalization is at an all-time high (no pun intended.) The best way to show how much good cannabis can provide is by normalizing how and why people use it. There are a number of studies measuring its validity for medical purposes, and yet we still remain at an impasse when it comes to how much research can legally be done. 

Building credibility for the cannabis industry has taken time and there’s plenty of areas needing improvement. We can accomplish this by setting quality business and product standards that help ensure consumers feel safe with their cannabis experience from sale to consumption. This mindset is what we based our entire incredibles brand around. We were even nominated for the thirteenth annual Shorty Awards Brand Redesign category! Our commitment to our patients and company message should be accurately reflected in every part of our business, all the way down to the packaging.

A pack shot of Mile High Mint, an award-winning cannabis-infused chocolate bar by incredibles.

There’s No Stopping the Direction Medically Correct is Going

It’s an honor to receive awards for our work, but our passion for cannabis goes far beyond that. Creating a diverse industry of people and ideas is a constant motivation for our own mission at Medically Correct. By making products that are safe, accessible, and innovative, we hope to continue pushing the barrier for meeting our customer’s needs.


A shot of a black nurse caring for a senior patient in a wheelchair. Cannabis use among older adults is quickly growing in popularity.

Cannabis and Older Adults: Finding Your Ideal Solution Among Today's Product Selection

Senior citizens looking to improve their quality of life are making a beeline for the marijuana dispensaries! 

Older adults over age 60 are among the fastest-growing group of cannabis consumers in the United States. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found only 0.4% of adults age 65 and older reported using cannabis products between 2005-2006. By 2015, that percentage doubled and then doubled again in 2018 to nearly 4.2%.

The continued rise in elderly patients who are ‘cannacurious’ means there’s an even bigger need for good educational resources. With the correct information, older adults can feel more confident and safe when deciding to include medical marijuana into their lifestyle.

How Has Cannabis Changed Over the Years?

Interest in medical marijuana has increased thanks to reduced stigma, state legalizations, and newly discovered research on the benefits of cannabis for specific conditions primarily afflicting elderly patients. Some older adults enjoy cannabis recreationally to help them stay physically active. Many more use medical marijuana and CBD for chronic pain, sleeping problems, and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. 

Looking back, we see just how much cannabis has changed from the ‘60s and ‘70s compared to today’s market. No more kilo bricks and meeting behind the school to toke up before class. Cannabis consumption has transcended beyond the average stoner. Not only has the flower become more potent, but experts say there are over 700 unique cannabis strains!

Probably the most crucial aspect that has changed is the rigorous lab testing required for all medical and recreational marijuana products. Consumer safety is one of the biggest factors for every cannabis business and dispensary. The industry as a whole is still relatively new, and regulations vary from state to state. Lab testing ensures all cannabis products being placed on the market are of high quality and contain no residual contaminants, such as pesticides or heavy metals.

Testing also helps determine the potency and terpene profile to ensure safe consumer experiences. Terpenoids are the aromatic oils found on the plant. These molecules are also responsible for the flavor you will taste whether you smoke flower, concentrates, or vape, and influence the effect of the product.

portrait of happy smiling senior couple using tablet at home

What Cannabis Products Work Best for Older Adults?

It’s your first trip to the dispensary, and what do you see? Options upon options. How do you know what will work best? 

Walking into a dispensary can be overwhelming and intimidating. Seeing all the various products and the scores of young patients might have you wondering if cannabis is right for you. Rest assured, you’re not alone in your thoughts. That’s why having the right knowledge is essential to make sure you have the best experience possible. 

The dispensary workers are trained to understand the differences, benefits, and disadvantages of every cannabis product sold in-store. Here’s a summary of the options many older patients choose to try:

  • Edibles - Cannabis edibles are foods or drinks infused with THC and/or CBD that let you enjoy the effects of marijuana without needing to smoke or vape. Edible gummies and chocolate are popular choices for older patients because they’re easy to consume and discreet.
    It can take 30 minutes to two hours for the effects to kick in versus the immediate effects of smoking marijuana, but one edible can last you almost an entire day without needing another dose! The most common phrase you’ll hear for first-time cannabis users is, “start low, go slow.” Edibles with 2.5mg of THC are a recommended starting point for first-time cannabis users
  • Topicals - Cannabis-infused balms, lotions, and oils offer the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the high. Topicals are the most popular choice for localized pain relief, soreness, and inflammation. Some evidence shows they may even help with psoriasis, dermatitis, and arthritis.
  • Patches - Transdermal patches are akin to nicotine patches, but instead, you’re getting a slow release of cannabinoids, the active ingredients found in cannabis. Along with their convenience, some patches will work for over 12 hours and up to 96 hours!
  • Tinctures - Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts that contain high levels of terpenes and cannabinoids. They can be applied under the tongue or mixed in with foods and drinks. Tinctures are fast-acting and are delivered using a dropper for easy dosing.

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What Are the Potential Risks for Seniors Using Cannabis?

Just like with any other medicine, there are potential risks and harmful side effects from using cannabis. Impairments with attention span, motor coordination, and verbal memory can be amplified in older patients with preexisting brain impairments and struggle with pulmonary and cardiovascular conditions. Other seniors reported experiencing dizziness and fatigue. Some studies show it could also be harmful to those who recently had a heart attack.

Another point to consider is how cannabis interacts with other medications. It may cause certain medicines to stop working or lead to an increase in their side effects. 

Change in marijuana itself from what it was in the ’60s and ’70s also makes others wary of trying it. The potency has gradually gotten much stronger, and some worry that older patients won’t take dosing seriously because they remember what it was like when they first tried weed. 

However, many seniors have said these risks are avoidable by carefully dosing and monitoring your medication schedule. Cannabis has already become a suitable replacement to other pharmaceuticals for many older patients, especially those who were already experiencing adverse side effects from extended medication use.

Even with all the well-deserved recognition cannabis receives, you must always speak to your physician first before trying medical marijuana. Or, you can consult with Medically Correct’s nurse hotline partners at Leaf 411. This free cannabis hotline consists of trained nurses who provide education and directional support about legal cannabis use.

A shot of a black nurse caring for a senior patient in a wheelchair. Cannabis use among older adults is quickly growing in popularity.

Cannabis Product Selections for Seniors Are Better Than Ever!

Older adults deserve well-crafted cannabis that suits their needs just as much as anyone else. Whether you’re a newcomer or are no stranger to the world of cannabis, Medically Correct offers a wide range of products from award-winning brands. Our edibles, vapes, topicals, and more are created by some of the top experts in the business.

We’re committed to supporting the health and wellness of our consumers, young and old!


What are the best terpenes? This common question is asked by many cannabis consumers. Caryophyllene, a common terpene, is pictured with cloves and essential oils

What Are The Best Terpenes? Here's How To Experiment and Discover Your Perfect High

Ever wonder why you feel vastly different from various strains of cannabis, even if their THC and CBD content are the same?  It’s the terpenes!   As science continues to unveil the mysteries of cannabinoids, terpenes are gaining a lot of attention, and for good reason.

Since the early days of the cannabis industry, strains were primarily classified as Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid, labeled as such due to the common experiences of a body high, head high, or somewhere in between, respectively.  Yet science is finding these classifications to be quite rudimentary and as terpenes are being analyzed further, what’s been revealed is that the role terpenes play within cannabis drive the experiences we humans receive, and that they’re critical components to the medicinal effects of cannabis.

Short refresher: Terpenes are the oily compounds within the cannabis trichomes that give the plant its smell and taste, similar to essential oils.  (“Terpenoids” is often used interchangeably with “terpenes,” the main difference being that terpenes are hydrocarbons [carbon and hydrogen only] while terpenoids have been denatured by oxidation [chemical modification or drying and curing the flowers].

How would you like to be able to choose your ideal strain by identifying which terpenes are best for you?  We’ll share with you how, so read on!

Structural chemical formula of myrcene molecule with dried herb bouquet, basil and rosemary. Myrcene is a monoterpene, an anti-inflammatory, anabolic agent, a fragrance and oil component.

How to Dial in Your Ideal Cannabis Strain Based on its Terpene Profile

At this point in time, somewhere between 120 – 200 terpenes have been discovered within the cannabis plant and of these, a small handful have been researched.  The findings are somewhat limited so far, but as research continues terpenes will become an even more precise way to identify your ideal strains.

For now, there is enough information to help guide you, and once you learn about the known potential therapeutic properties of each of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, you can start choosing strains based on how you’d like to feel.

Step 1: So, how do you want to feel?   Determine this first so you know what you’re looking for as you learn about the most common terps.   Here are some questions to help get you started:

  • Are you looking to mellow out, yet stay clear headed and productive?
  • Are you looking to relax your mind and body so you can fall asleep more easily?
  • Are you looking for inflammation reduction and pain relief?
  • Are you looking for something to energize and uplift your spirits?
  • Are you looking to reduce anxiety?
  • Are you looking for creative enhancement and focus?

Step 2: Determine your terpene preferences

A great place to start is reviewing a chart of the most common terpenes and where they reside on the spectrum of calming to energizing (see below).  You can also perform an internet search of cannabis terpenes and gather information from various sources.

Step 3: Look up each terpene and learn about its known potential therapeutic benefits.

Step 4: Take note of the terpenes you’d like your cannabis to contain, then search for strains which contain these terpenes.  Also identify terpenes you want to stay away from and keep a note of these in your wallet or commit them to memory.

Below are the most abundant terpenes in each of the following popular strains, with the highest amounts bolded.

Super Lemon Haze: terpinolene, caryophylleneocimene

Sour Diesel: caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene

Blue Dream: myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene

OG Kush: caryophyllenelimonene, myrcene, linalool, pinene, and humulene

Golden Goat: limonene,  caryophyllene,  myrcene, pinene

Here’s an example: Let’s say you are looking for help with relieving pain and inflammation while reducing anxiety. Caryophyllene reduces inflammation which lessens pain and limonene helps reduce anxiety.  From the list above, OG Kush and Sour Diesel would be the top two strains for you to try.

Structural chemical formula of limonene with fresh citrus fruit and a glass bottle of essential aroma oil. Limonene is the major component in the oil of citrus fruit peels. Beauty and spa products.

A More Experiential Way To Discover The Best Terpenes for You

This way can be super fun.  Simply head over to your favorite dispensary and purchase a gram of each of the following: Super Lemon Haze, Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, Golden Goat, OG Kush (or you can choose your own lineup)

Next, grab some index cards (or download/print this worksheet) and smoke each one on separate days or with enough time in between so they don’t influence one another, such as one in the morning and one in the evening.  For each strain, after 10-15 minutes from consumption, take this super short quiz and keep your answers to refer to later:

  • Now that you’re high, what are the top three things you feel like doing?
  • Which would you rather be: comfy at home or out socializing (circle one)
  • Do you enjoy this strain? Yes or No (circle one)

Once you have your answers for each strain, list out the terpenes in each.  You can refer to the strain examples/main terpene profiles above or if you chose other strains, consult a resource such as Leafly.com.  See what trends you find within the strains you enjoy and the ones you don’t, then learn more about those terpenes so they can help guide your future buying decisions.

Fun, right?  With the endless combinations and ratios of terpenes, the future of highly intelligent cannabis cultivation lies here…and there’s so much more to be revealed as research continues.  We’re only at the beginning.

Check out our first blog post regarding Terpenes here.

Liana Cameris author bio, describing her background in cannabis and yoga.

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Cannabis and Yoga: An Essential Guide To Combining Cannabis Products with Your Practice

Whether you’re a cannabis consumer, a yoga practitioner, or both, this guide will shed light on how to combine cannabis and yoga for an elevated, mindful practice.  Let’s dive in!

The word yoga may conjure up an image of someone performing physical postures on a sticky mat.  This is simply one way to practice yoga, called yoga asana.  If you aren’t already aware, the practice of yoga has many different forms, and ultimately, it’s a practice of unification which brings the practitioner into an innate state of balance, cultivating a space where the mind, body, and breath are fully integrated with the spirit/seer – all in the same moment.  Perception shifts from the lens of the ego to the lens of the higher self.  This state of oneness is a direct experience of life revealing separateness as an obvious illusion.

Cannabis, along with many other sacred plants, is a tool that can offer the experience of this very same state of being.  As science has shown, cannabis activates our endocannabinoid system, the system within the body that maintains homeostasis – the state of balance.  It also enhances all of our senses, giving us a heightened state of self-awareness, which is an effect of practicing yoga.  This writer sees cannabis as one of the best yoga teachers on this planet!

What Kinds of Cannabis are Best to Practice With?

Since most strains are labeled as Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid, this can provide some direction.  Yet while there are common experiences from various strains, which we’ll get into, effects do vary from person to person so it’s important to experiment to find out what you like the most.

As aforementioned, yoga is a practice bringing together mind and body, so it’s helpful to work with a hybrid strain rather than catapulting your attention fully into your head with a sativa strain or fully into your body with an indica strain.

  • A sativa-dominant hybrid can be a great partner for Vinyasa and Power yoga style classes, such as Jack Herer, ACDC, and White Widow.
  • An indica-dominant hybrid may be ideal for Restorative, Yin and meditation practices, such as OG Kush, White Diesel, and Lavender.
  • If you really want to dial in your ideal strain, learn about terpenes and look for strains that contain the terpenes you wish to work with.

Edibles that have an equal ratio of THC to CBD are also wonderful cannabis companions for yoga since they help to offset an overabundance of heady energy.  If you’re not looking for any psychoactive effects within your practice, stick to CBD, which for most people turns down the dials of anxiety and tension, allowing an easier cultivation of presence.

When & How Much to Consume

If you plan to consume right before practice, smoking or vaping creates an immediate onset.  Smoking does produce potentially harmful carcinogens, so if you’d like to create minimal harm you can choose vaping either flower or concentrate.  Concentrate is much more potent than flower, so keep that in mind when dosing.

If you’ve got some time before practice, choose an edible such as a pill, sublingual spray or tincture, gummy, or chocolate, to name a few.  If you don’t have enough time to wait for it to kick in, take an edible that has a quick onset, or be aware that you’ll start feeling it at some point during your practice.

For anyone just starting out, I recommend a micro dose, 2.5mg.  I’ve found the ideal dose for me is 2.5mg THC and 2.5mg CBD, which is just enough to help move my attention off the day’s distractions and send me on my way…the practice does the rest.

DO: Consume less than your typical dose.  Less is more when bringing cannabis into your practice.  Why?  Yogic breathing creates a state of awareness that mimics the level of presence and heightened sensual state cannabis offers, so if you consume too much, it could be overload.  When practicing alone, this can bring you into new frontiers of the mind-body connection you may enjoy exploring, yet if practicing with others, it could send you into a state of anxiety.

DON’T: Consume and practice with a full stomach.  Aim for little to no food in your belly.  Go for a smoothie or soup if you need something in your tummy.  Digestion of food is a distraction to a yoga practice, which is only heightened when high.

Quiq fast-acting THC-infused tincture, made by Medically Correct, is resting on a white surface with a small mint leaf to the side of the bottle.

What Part of Yoga Practice Includes Cannabis?

This is entirely up to you.  Most who combine yoga and cannabis consume prior to practice so that all parts of the practice are elevated by the plant.  When it comes to the postures, a general rule of thumb is to stay away from poses that have a higher level of risk for injury, which will be different for everyone.  For an average practitioner this includes handstand, headstand, and any other poses which require a lot of coordination, especially dropping back into wheel.

The effect of cannabis can enhance your innate state of oneness, so when it comes to meditation, you may find it easier to quiet the mind and drop into a meditative state, which is why many enjoy consuming and meditating.

CAUTION: Relying on any external substance to incite a state of being that is part of our true nature turns it into a crutch rather than a tool.  Plus, cannabis has a tamasic effect on the mind and body, which in Ayurveda speaks to the dulling quality of something.  Here’s a great article in the Yoga Journal that discusses more about this.

Integration is Key

It can be easy to rely on cannabis to practice yoga.  If you’re not careful, you may find yourself resistant to practicing without it.  It’s essential to give yourself several practice sessions without weed for every session you practice with it.  Why?  Integration.

During your cannabis-enhanced yoga practice, you’ll become aware of aspects of yourself you were once unaware of, such as how parts of your body relate to each other and patterns of thought within your mind.   It’s important to practice feeling and recalling these things without the help of cannabis, because this integration helps fortify your nervous system to maintain this more optimal alignment on a regular basis.

Have fun with it and share your yoga and cannabis experience with us on Instagram by tagging @MedicallyCorrectLLC!

(Writer’s note: Be sure to talk with your doctor or health professional before beginning a physical yoga practice or introducing cannabis into your practice.)


A graphic of a woman smoking a joint. Celebrating women in cannabis for Women's History Month.

Celebrating Women in the Cannabis Industry in Honor of Women’s History Month

Take a look at businesses within any sector of the cannabis industry and you’ll surely find some powerhouse women at the helm.  According to MJBiz Daily’s 2019 survey, 37% of cannabis industry executives were women, compared to the nation’s 21% average across all industries.  While this number is impressive, it’s also been fluctuating over preceding years.  We still have a long way to go for equal representation and ownership in the industry.

This gives us even more of a reason to shine a light on Women in Cannabis!  As National Women’s History Month comes to a close, Medically Correct would like to acknowledge the inspirational female leaders making an impact in Colorado and beyond.  While there are hundreds of influential ladies fully deserving of praise, we whittled it down to the following eight leading women who’ve been making a difference in the cannabis industry.  They represent various sectors such as retail, research, media, politics, events, and investing.

Wanda James

Wanda is the co-founder and CEO of Simply Pure Dispensary in Denver, CO, the first black-owned legal cannabis dispensary in the United States, alongside her husband.  She is a leading advocate in the cannabis industry whose political, professional, and financial work within cannabis reform has gained her prestigious coverage in numerous national and international media.  As the managing partner at the Cannabis Global Initiative, a marketing and consulting firm, she specializes in public relations, regulation and political outreach.  Previous to her career in cannabis, Wanda worked on the National Finance Committee for former President Obama, served as a lieutenant in the US Navy, and sat on the board of directors of several organizations.

Wanda James, founder of Simply Pure Cannabis Dispensary, the first black-owned dispensary in the United States. Wanda is considered one of the most influential Women In Cannabis.
A headshot of Sally Vander Veer, the co-owner and CEO of Medicine Man, one of Colorado's most successful cannabis dispensaries

Sally Vander Veer

Sally is the CEO and Co-owner of Medicine Man, a leading Colorado-based cannabis company she helped her two younger brothers launch back in 2013.  With degrees in business and chemistry, and a few careers previous to Medicine Man, her knowledge and expertise has been paramount to evolving their company to the forefront of the industry in Colorado.  She shared with the CO Women’s Chamber of Commerce that her favorite inspirational quote is “Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise,” which is a great reflection of the humility she weaves into her work ethic.  Fun fact – she was a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire back in 2008, taking home $16K!

Dr. Sue Sisley

Sue is an Arizona-based physician & the Site Principal Investigator at the Scottsdale Research Institute.  She leads WeCan Study, the only FDA approved cannabis trial for veterans with PTSD.  In recent years, she’s made headlines for her ground-breaking clinical trials, through which she is aiming to gather sound data on the efficacy of cannabis for PTSD.

Sue has an indestructible dedication pioneering cannabis research in the U.S.  Not only is she heading up a lawsuit against the DEA to federally reschedule cannabis, she also publicly called out the government regarding the poor quality of plant matter that federal law requires scientists to use in their limited, FDA approved cannabis studies (which makes a huge difference in the results that everyone is basing important personal and professional decisions upon).

Dr. Sue Sisley is a famed cannabis researcher studying the efficacy of cannabis as a PTSD treatment. She's recognized as one of the most influential Women In Cannabis.
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Jamie Perino

Jamie is the co-founder of Euflora, nick-named “the Apple store of weed.”  Her background in architecture and construction afforded her the ability to lock in an optimal location for her first store in downtown Denver and create an aesthetic concept that hadn’t yet been conceived in this space.  She was featured on MSBNC as a Pot Baron, telling the story of how she cashed in her 401K from a successful career in the building industry.  Time has certainly shown this was a great move for her to make!

Kendal Norris

Kendal is the founder of Mason Jar Event Group, based in Boulder, CO.  A Mason Jar is a southern cultural symbol of holidays, good times, and things that bond together new friends and old.  Such an appropriate symbol for this true community builder, who was featured on the Today Show for her curated events which include Colorado’s finest indulgences, top chefs and musicians, and picturesque venues.  Kendal crafts one-of-a-kind, upscale experiences that are thoughtfully paired with high-quality cannabis strains, touching upon all the senses and creating unique memories that last a lifetime.

A headshot of Kendal Norris, founder of Mason Jar Event Group which specializes in upscale cannabis events and parties.
A headshot of Khadijah Adams, a serial entrepreneur who specializes in cannabis and women empowerment through her Girl Get That Money program.

Khadijah Adams

Khadijah is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and motivational speaker…not to mention she’s also a single mother of four sons.  In early 2020, after resigning from her position as COO of CE Hutton, a minority-focused cannabis development firm, she founded the business empowerment and coaching movement, Girl Get That Money.  She has the mission to empower women in business by providing them with the resources and tools needed to help them become successful.  Her personal philosophy is, “Girls Compete but Women Empower!”

Beth Kotarba

Beth is the Chief Operating Officer of one of Colorado’s largest dispensary chains, Native Roots, whose company purpose is to Liberate Happiness.  Her entire career up until joining NR was consulting within a variety of industries.  Leveraging her extensive experience in helping businesses solve their challenges, she’s been able to successfully lead their vertically integrated operations including cultivation, harvest, product manufacturing and supply chain.  Belief in herself and confidence in her abilities has afforded her this role and as she shared with Authority Magazine, she has never used the fact that she is a woman as an excuse for challenges in her progression.

Beth Kotarba is the COO of Native Roots Dispensary, one of the most successful chain dispensaries in Colorado.
A headshot of Mary Jane Gibson, the previous editor of High Times Magazine and now co-host of the popular Weed + Grub podcast.

Mary Jane Gibson

“One of the most intriguing women in Cannabis”, says Forbes about Mary Jane in a 2019 article.  She is an actress, writer, and former lifestyle-entertainment and culture editor at High Times.  Traversing the world since 2007 to track the legalization of medical marijuana, adult-use cannabis, and CBD, you can imagine she has a lot of interesting things to say!  You can find her work in Rolling Stone, Leafly, and DOPE, and in her top-rated Weed + Grub podcast she co-hosts along with Mike Glazer.

We are certainly grateful for the vast contributions these women have made to the industry. While the status quo in the business world is still male dominant, with all the focused energy from these ladies and so many others, present and future, we are excited to see how the marijuana industry grows and evolves.   And one thing is for sure, we envision a future of equality!

Read more about all things cannabis at MedicallyCorrect.com.