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Green Queen: Jessi Rae of CannaGrow

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

Jessi Rae is the COO of CannaConnections the producer of CannaGrow, DispensaryNext and the Science of Cannabis Summit. She works to provide quality education and networking opportunities for the cannabis community and is a believer that continued education and research are keys to strengthening the cannabis industry.

CannaGrow is a bi-annual, two-day educational expo dedicated to the art and science of growing cannabis. With cultivation-focused educational sessions led by world-class growers, ample opportunity for networking with cultivators from around the globe, and an expo hall packed with the latest tools and technology for working with cannabis, CannaGrow is the ideal event for adults interested in cultivating remarkable cannabis.

Women working to further the cannabis industry and the science behind it are women we love and that's why we love Jessi! Read more about Jessi and what makes her beautifully and uniquely her.

Why cannabis?

I use cannabis for medicinal purposes and have not used pharmaceutical medications in 5+ years because of it, so I have a personal tie to the plant. Beyond my beliefs, I have witnessed countless others improve their health with cannabis. When you experience an epileptic child’s first dose of cannabis and watch their eyes connect with their mother’s like never before, or are told by an elderly patient that they haven’t felt pain relief or joy like this since they were a kid, it’s impossible to deny the medicinal benefits of this plant. Cannabis is worth fighting for, and everyone should have access to it regardless of their zip code.

What are you passionate about?

The primary motivation behind all that I do is education. I’m passionate about providing the right tools and information to help consumers, caregivers, producers, and retailers make informed decisions about cannabis. It’s important that we share our knowledge and experiences with one another as well. The only way we can achieve social normalization and acceptance of cannabis is through sharing experiences and remaining committed to education.

What does authenticity mean to you?

To me, authenticity means having pure motivations behind your actions and words.

What makes you authentic?

I adhere to the Servant Leadership philosophy, which means I am servant first, leader second. I have a natural desire to serve my community. In all that I do and say, I am aiming to serve the cannabis community to the best of my ability.

What is your mission in life?

My mission in life is to make as much of a positive impact on the world as possible. While that task can seem daunting, I truly believe you can change someone’s world with just a smile or kind word.

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