Bio: Lelehnia Du Bois has been a part of the cannabis community since 1977. In 1999, she sustained a spinal cord injury and began to implement the alternative healing tools her mother taught her after seeing western medicines were not really working. Cannabis was one of those tools. In 2005, she became a cannabis provider for a local dispensary. Immediately she began to see the draw backs of an unregulated industry. In December 2014 she was elected the first Chair and President of a political organization, California Cannabis Voice Humboldt. Lelehnia played a key role in bringing local cannabis farmers, business owners, and politicians to the same table, while establishing local cannabis regulations. Lelehnia now mentors local brands as well acts as a strategic cannabis advisor for companies merging into the cannabis market. She has co-developed a 7-permit project in Humboldt County that is in its last stages of approval, as well as a skin care line that is projected to be launched in 2020. Is the Publisher and soon to be license holder of Sensi Magazine in the Emerald Triangle, and an owner in Sensi Media, LLC. She continues to help her community transition by educating on the culture behind cannabis, chairing the county Human Trafficking Committee, and acting as a Commissioner of the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission where she just recently authored a Human Trafficking Fund that created a unique partnership between the Humboldt Area Foundation and The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Lelehnia is also on the advisory board of Hey Mary an Artificial Intelligence Project. Lelehnia is the Administrator of the first all female international group around the supply chain in cannabis and hemp for women, Women Empowered in Cannabis: Supply Chain. Here she hosts a weekly FB LIVE show “Business Our Way” where she gets to interview some of the top female leaders in the industry. They discuss how they have overcome the hurdles a very male dominated industry can create. Lelehnia has been written about in national articles since 2009 and was named in “10 Cannabis Founders & CEOS To Watch In 2018” Marijuana Retail Report.
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