The Canndora team loves to celebrate women in cannabis and elevate women in the cannabis space. Today we’re featuring some great women in Cannabis Media who work to report on our industry and share news with the masses.

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Joyce Hayne
LinkedIn: Joyce Hayne
Joyce Hayne is the owner, publisher and editor of EMC Publications, which publishes several B2B print and digital publications in the cannabis and hospitality industries including Cannabis Retailer, Canadian Cannabis News, The Quarterly Pour, and InnFocus. In February 2021, Joyce celebrated 30 years in business!

She started Cannabis Retailer in 2018 and has since developed it into a national resource for Canadian cannabis store owners.

Joyce’s Work:
Cannabis Retailer November/December 2020
Cannabis Retailer January/February 2021

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Mari-Len De Guzman
Instagram: Mari-Len De Guzman
Mari-Len De Guzman is the former editor of Grow Opportunity magazine, a national trade publication for the Canadian cannabis industry. Mari-Len has been a journalist for more than 20 years and has edited a variety of business-to-business publications across different industries.

Mari-Len’s Work:
Maintaining cannabis quality beyond cultivation
Living the pipe dream, Q&A with Georges Routhier 

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Kate Robertson
Twitter: @katierowboat
Kate is a writer based in Toronto who started out in local reporting before falling down the cannabis rabbit hole. She also writes about psychedelics, health, culture and more.

Kate’s Work:
Goodbye counterculture: what will happen when weed goes corporate?Cannabis drinks are finally here. And they just might brighten your pandemic outlook

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Amanda Siebert
Twitter: @amanda_siebert
Amanda is a multimedia journalist focused on the business and culture of cannabis and psychedelics. She is the author of Canada’s best-selling cannabis book, The Little Book of Cannabis, and is currently working on a follow-up about psychedelics. She writes for Forbes and the Dales Report and is the editor of Inside the Jar and Cannabis Health.

Amanda’s Work:
Why Canada Could Be Next To Allow Psychedelic Therapy (And How It’s Already Changing Lives)
From NHL Enforcer To CEO: Daniel Carcillo’s New Company Wants To Treat Traumatic Brain Injury With Psilocybin

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Ashley Keenan
Twitter: @askcannaqueen
Ashley Keenan is a journalist, communications specialist, and medical cannabis advocate. She uses science and storytelling to normalize cannabis and chronic illness through her work. Since 2018, Ashley has served the cannabis industry by reporting the news, creating lifestyle content that matters, and advocating for medical cannabis and the patients who rely on it. Ashley is also the editor of Leafly Canada

Ashley’s Work:
Adult-Use Versus Medical Cannabis: Why They Are Different (Even if the Plant is the Same)
We are nowhere near medical cannabis reform in Canada

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Manisha Krishnan
Twitter: @ManishaKrishnan
Manisha Krishnan is a senior editor at VICE News reporting on subjects such as racism, drug policy, sexual violence against women, and guns. She also hosted World of VICE on VICELAND and several documentaries, including Fear and Loading: Women and Guns in America. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for a weed legalization town hall she hosted featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Manisha’s Work:
Drugs Won Big During the U.S. Election
Possession of All Drugs Is Decriminalized in Oregon Starting Today

Looking for more amazing women in weed? Check out Canndora’s 2019 and 2020 lists of Women in Weed to Follow.