Jamie L. Pearson has been a highly respected leader in the cannabis industry for over a decade. Widely considered one of the most influential and highly respected women in cannabis, Jamie’s industry knowledge, operations experience, and deep relationships led her to be selected twice from over 7,500 nominees as one of High Times’ Most Influential Women in Cannabis.
Simultaneously, Jamie has spent three decades in the real estate investment, finance, and celebrity partnership worlds. An expert in leadership, team building, coaching, and mentoring, she has a successful track record in global operations, deal structuring, negotiation, business development and financial turnarounds.
Most recently, Jamie spent seven years including three as the President & CEO of Bhang Inc. [CSE:BHNG OTCQB: BHNGF] one of the world’s most-awarded and recognized cannabis brands, famous for its eleven-time Cannabis Cup winning line of gourmet chocolate bars. She led the company’s diverse executive team in the development and execution of Bhang’s aggressive “expansion through licensing” plan, ran the capital markets division, and was the face of the brand – catapulting Bhang from a favorite in California to a multi-national phenomenon distributed in 7 US states and 10 countries. Jamie served four years as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and served on the Board’s audit committee.
An outspoken proponent for diversity in C-Suites and corporate boards, Jamie is a popular speaker with competence in the areas of ESG, cannabis licensing, real estate, finance, e-commerce, business development and leadership. In addition, she is a strong advocate for the Last Prisoner Project, a non-profit organization focused on the release of non-violent cannabis prisoners. Jamie consistently reminds industry leaders to share access, reject the plant’s stigma and promote cannabis as a gateway to wellness for our bodies, our companies, and our communities.