Cannabis Now's 40 Under 40 and Legacy Hall of Fame Lists Revealed

Cannabis Now’s 40 Under 40 special issue at right

Cannabis Now's 40 Under 40 special issue was released just in time for MJBizCon in Las Vegas. It features Berner on the cover. "After more than a decade of publishing Cannabis Now, I'm excited the magazine is highlighting these entrepreneurs who have worked so hard to build booming businesses in this exciting space," says Cannabis Now publisher Eugenio García. "Those featured are an integral part of the cannabis industry."

The issue includes two lists, 40 Under 40 and Legacy Hall of Fame. Both were provided exclusively to CelebStoner. 


40 Under 40

Erik Altieri - executive director, NORML  
Luke Anderson - co-founder, Cann
Tom Angell - publisher/editor, Marijuana Moment
Mary Bailey - managing director, Last Prisoner Project
Berner - co-founder, Cookies; CelebStoner
Chad Bronstein - co-founder/president, Tyson 2.0
Steve Cantwell - owner/CEO, Greenlife Productions; former MMA fighter
Allie Cassidy - co-founder, TKO Reserve; photographer
Kevin Durant - co-founder/partner, Boardroom/35V; Brooklyn Net
Alexander Farnsworth - founder/CEO, Farnsworth Fine Cannabis Company
Kassandra Frederique - executive director, Drug Policy Alliance
Leo Gontmakher - CEO, 4Front Ventures
Jessica Gonzalez - associate, Hiller, PC
Karson Humiston - founder/CEO, Vangst
Julia Jacobson - co-founder, Aster Farms
Calvin Johnson Jr. - co-founder, Primitiv Group; former Detroit Lion
Wiz Khalifa - founder, Khalifa Kush; CelebStoner
Kevin Kuethe - COO, GB Sciences
Jun S. Lee and Vince Ning - co-founders/co-CEOs, Nabis
Alex Levine - co-CEO, Green Dragon
Ross Lipson - co-founder/CEO, Dutchie
Jared Mirsky - founder/CEO, Wick & Mortar
Fabian Monaco - CEO, Gage Growth
Stephen Murphy - co-founder/CEO, Prohibition Partners
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - U.S. House of Representatives
Nadir Pearson - VP of business development, WISECO
Hillary Peckham - COO, Etain Health
Jacob Plowden - New York/New Jersey/Connecticut state coordinator, SSDP
Victoria Plummer - strategic product analyst, Lantern
Mary Pryor - co-founder, Cannaclusive
Alicia Ratliff - founder/CEO, Victus Consulting Ventures
Seth Rogen - actor/writer/producer; co-founder, Houseplant; CelebStoner
Ankur Rungta - co-founder/CEO, 3C Industries
Brett Stevens - co-founder/CEO, Fohse
Bella Thorne - actress; founder, Forbidden Flowers 
Shaleen Title - vice chair, Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition
Roger Volodarsky - founder/CEO, Puffco
Jason Washington - founder/CEO, Kulture
Thomas Winstanley - CMO, Theory Wellness
Mona Zhang - states cannabis policy reporter, POLITICO

Total: 41; Women, 15; POC, 5


Legacy Hall of Fame

Tommy Chong - member, Cheech & Chong; CelebStoner
Steve DeAngelo - co-founder, Harborside Health Center; founder, Last Prisoner Project; Yippie!
Snoop Dogg - rapper; founder, Leafs by Snoop and Casa Verde; CelebStoner
Melissa Etheridge - rock singer; founder, Etheridge Botanicals; CelebStoner
Dale Sky Jones - executive chancellor, Oaksterdam University
Nikki Lastreto and Swami Chaitanya - founders, Swami Select
Ann Lee - co-founder/executive director, Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP)
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam - Israeli reseacher/scientist
Willie Nelson - country singer; founder, Willie's Reserve; CelebStoner
Ed Rosenthal - author/cultivation expert; Yippie!
Mike Straumietis - CEO, Advanced Nutrients
Keith Stroup - founder/legal counsel, NORML
Ricky Williams - founder, Highsman; former NFL player

Total: 14; Women, 4; POC, 3


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