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Jane West Fired After Appearance on CNBC Pot-Doc

Jane West on CNBC: "I’m one part Martha Stewart and one part Walter White."

Denver cannabis event producer Jane West has lost her day job, thanks to vaping on CNBC's pot-doc, Marijuana in America: Denver Pot Rush, which aired last week.

By day West, who's real name is Amy Dannemiller, worked for an unnamed corporate event planner based on the East Coast for the last eight years; at night, she runs pot-themed parties under the name Edible Events.

"I was asked to step down on Friday," she tells the Denver Post's Ricardo Baca. "I violated the drug policy on national television, and that’s completely reasonable. The company’s goals and missions are different than the direction I’m going now. I'm all in now."

Once a month, West hosts canna-events at Space Gallery called Miso Hungry, featuring Asian fusion food and drinks for $95 per person. (It's BYOC.) The next one is on Mar. 28. For 4/20, West has a Wake-N-Bacon Brunch on the schedule.

On the CNBC show, the 37-year-old mother of two is seen inhaling from a portable vaporizer. "I use marijuana, and that's okay," she explains to Harry Smith. "There's all sorts of demographics that are making the most of what Colorado and Denver have legalized here. We're really starting to change the face of what a cannabis consumer looks like. I guess I'd say I'm one part Martha Stewart and one part Walter White."

Well, Martha Stewart went to jail and Walter White didn't survive the last episode of Breaking Bad, so let's hope West has better luck now that she's "all in" the cannabiz.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf, co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness, and the former editor of High Times.