Sara Stewart is a hospitality and entertainment industry professional with 15 years of experience in some of the country’s most lucrative and successful establishments, including TAO Los Angeles and Hyde Sunset. She spent five years working in LA's prominent nightlife scene managing celebrity guest lists and front door services for major events with VIPER by KCH including the Golden Globes, American Music Awards, Kanye West's Album Release Party, Drake's Birthday Party, Astroworld, and more. Sara was soon brought in to help open and manage America's first Cannabis Cafe (formerly known as Lowell Cafe). As an avid consumer and an advocate for the canna-curious, Sara saw this as an opportunity to bridge the gap between gracious hospitality standards and the cannabis space.
Maha Haq started her work in cannabis at Los Angeles medical dispensaries in 2012 where she focused on management and operations. She later developed legal cannabis businesses in several states and countries through a Denver based consulting firm. She then conducted cannabis research and specialized in business development and marketing at the first ISO-accredited analytical cannabis testing lab.
Maha is also the Founder and President of Cannaclub, a collegiate organization focusing on cannabis education, advocacy, and opportunities for the next generation. Maha is currently engaged in research projects related to consumer/patient data and focus groups through Veriheal, a telemed cannabis recommendation provider. She also sits on the board as Director of Education for the Los Angeles chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and as a Chairperson for the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. She was a Program Director at the American Botanical Drug Association, a team of international peer reviewers and drug development experts. In addition, Maha is an instructor for science classes at the cannabis vocational school, Oaksterdam University in Oakland.
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