Director of Operations, Yerba Buena
Laura has spent 20-plus years working in the marijuana sector in several states, most recently with Portland, Oregon-based Yerba Buena, which she co-founded. She also is vice chair of the board for the Cannabis Certification Council, which sets standards for organically grown marijuana. She has created and put into motion business models that stress environmental stewardship, organic cultivation and best labor practices. Laura previously served as a dispensary manager for High Mountain Health and co-founded Grassroots Wellness Center, both in Arizona.