Larisa Bolivar, M.A. Co-Founder and Managing Partner has over 16 years’ experience in the cannabis space, leading in multiple capacities and is a recognized industry pioneer in Colorado by Sensi Magazine. Having previously owned and operated a dispensary, she has spent the last ten years helping clients win licenses in competitive states, written standard operating and other company policies and procedures across multiple highly regulated markets, assisted companies in becoming more efficient and profitable, has successfully helped businesses get organized and prepared for mergers and acquisitions, provide organizational development support. She has worked with startups in three emerging industries in multiple capacities, including dot com, clean technology and cannabis. Her references include former directors of government agencies, a Young Global Leader from the World Economic Forum, and a roster of successful business leaders. Ms. Bolivar is Executive Director and Chairwoman of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition, is Vice-Chair of the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), and serves on the Board of Directors of Colorado NORML. She has published articles in respected publications such as the Denver Post, and in 2017, she published the Cannabis Consumers Coalition: 2017 Report on Cannabis Consumer Demographics and Consumption Habits that was mentioned by Forbe’s, Now Weed, High Times Magazine, Entrepreneur and Investing News. A well-recognized global expert on cannabis policy, industry and business, Ms. Bolivar has been featured and quoted in multiple publications and speaks on a variety of cannabis business and advocacy topics at major conferences around the globe.