Denver, Colorado – 4 & 20 Blackbirds will present Fifth Annual Mother’s High Tea, taking place at McNichols Building on Friday May 12, 2017, featuring an inspiring speaker program, activities, nonprofit education and tea menu. Mother’s High Tea is a non-consumption event celebrating business women, mothers and advocates in the cannabis community.
This year’s featured national speakers are
Diane Czarkowski, Founding Partner Canna Advisors and Founding Benefactor of Women Grow from Boulder, Colorado,
Nina Parks, CEO of Mirage Medicinal and Co-founder of Supernova Women from San Francisco, California,
Ah Warner, CEO of Cannabis Basics and founder of private social club, Women of Weed from Seattle,Washington and
Sonia Espinosa, co founder of Cannabis Cultural Association and Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council from Boston, Massachusetts.
Mother’s High Tea is possible by the generous sponsorship of Eden Labs and Mary’s Medicinals.
Eden Labs doesn’t just build systems, we build industry. Eden Labs has developed safe extraction methodologies for 21 years because we believe in health and wellness through botanicals…for the health of the world and the people we love.
Mary’s Medicinals, best known as the developer of the award-winning transdermal cannabis patch, Mary’s Medicinals innovates at the intersection of technology and horticulture, transforming how people view and utilize cannabis by developing accurately-dosed, natural pain-relief products that maximize the benefits of cannabinoids, terpenes and other plant nutrients.
Diane Czarkowski is a Founding Partner of Canna Advisors,a cannabis consulting firm serving competitive, emerging markets. As an influential industry leader, Diane owned one of the first dispensary and cultivation operations in Colorado and has over a decade of experience in real estate development. A Founding Benefactor of Women Grow and Founding Member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, she is a Lifetime Member of The ArcView Group, and a sustaining member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Marijuana Policy Project. In 2016 she was named one of the 50 Most Important Women in Cannabis by Cannabis Business Executive and received The Arcview Group’s Outstanding Member award. She is recently featured in the book, Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business.
Nina Parks is the CEO of Mirage Medicinal, a California state-certified medicinal cannabis cooperative. Parks is one of the co-founders of Supernova Women, a group designed to empower people of color to be stakeholders in the cannabis economy. As an artist,poet, community organizer or activist, Nina dives head first into the changes to the regulated Calfornia marijuana market.
Ah Warner is the CEO of Cannabis Basics. Since 1995, Cannabis Basics award winning topicals utilize the best industrial hemp and marijuana therapeutics. Ah is a proud member of the Cannabis Committee of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and Founder of International Cannabis Health and Beauty Aids Producer’s Alliance, (ICHABAPA). She is a guiding member of NORML Women of Washington, and (MJBA) Marijuana Business Association’s Women’s Alliance. She is the founder of the private social club, Women of Weed. She was a recipient of the MJBA Women’s Alliance Award for her focus and dedication to the women in Washington’s Cannabis Industry Recently, Ah successfully lobbied for legislative changes to Cannabis Health and Beauty Aids (CHABA) which now legally allow for cannabis topicals to be sold in mainstream stores in Washington state. Cannabis Basics is at the forefront of federal trademark protection. In 2015, the company was issued a registered trademark from US Patent and Trademark Office for the Cannabis Basics name and leaf logo.
Sonia Espinosa’s academic work explored the relationship between the nation’s “booming cannabis industry” and access through race, class, and citizenship. Prior to graduating with Harvard’s class of 2016, Espinosa co-founded the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA), an organization which strives to involve underrepresented communities in the legal cannabis/hemp industry, by providing informational workshops, cultural programs, and community events with an emphasis on issues disproportionately affecting communities of color. Currently, Sonia is focused on Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC), whose efforts bridge the gap between communities and local legislators. #WeedTalk, is an educational series that helps people understand the new cannabis laws through visual chronicles of the science, culture, technology, and economics of marijuana legalization. Additionally, Sonia runs @EatMe.Land, a cannabis art collective.
General admission, children tickets and reserved VIP tables are on sale through AXS website and box offices. (http://www.axs.com/events/
Use the code TEATIME10 at check out to save 10% off the ticket price.
Susan Squibb, The Cannabis Maven, began her unique career in Colorado twenty years ago. She currently is a freelance writer, event producer for Mother’s High Tea and operations consultant.
Contact: Susan Squibb