The Women of Cannabis Conference is a female driven organization designed to provide events that engage and empower women in the marijuana and hemp industry.
Stacy Thompson is a Michigan native that saw an opportunity to enter into the Cannabis Industry in 2015, and went for it! Stacy has been using Cannabis in one form or another for almost 3 decades, and not until she came out of the “Canna Closet”, did she realize how much education is still needed for consumers. She has created a platform for advocates to business women, to everyday moms to share their stories and make an income by doing so, through in-home parties. Canna Closet will be launching nationally within the next few months, and is already in 20 states, having parties and breaking stigma about CBD and this incredible plant family. Stacy’s past career as a birth doula, helped her ease into the role as founder of the Women of Cannabis Conference, supporting and encouraging women to be brave, be strong, and stand together. Creating a tribe of women who empower one another through networking, collaboration, encouragement, and having a platform to unite us all as one!
Stacy has been sought out by Industry Leaders, but she is determined to create her own brand of empowerment and education through products that she can create and control for maximum results at affordable cost. As the cannabis industry grows, she encourages you to take the leap and find your passion through the plant.
“Together we are unstoppable.” —Stacy Thompson
Born in Abbeville Louisiana, Annie is the middle child of 4 sisters, and mother of a 15-yr. old daughter, Nicole Ann-Marie. She lives the life of a small-town girl with a burning desire to change the world. Annie has been in the cannabis industry since 2012. She started as a trimmer on a grandfather farm in Humboldt California, working over the years to now staffing the farm with season long green thumbs. She was the District 32 Cannabis Campaign Manager for TCIA, organizing the first ever cannabis door to door Direct Action in Dallas during the overturn of Pete Sessions, she holds a master’s certificate from the Cannabis Training University and DFW Academy of Cannabis Science. She graduated the first cannabis education class of 20 in Texas, being invited to Austin, TX to instruct on cultivation. She continues to blaze her way through the industry while generating and supporting standards and quality control. She has a passion to serve the community while educating all things cannabis and focusing on expanding the reach when it comes to correcting the negative stigma that violently circles cannabis. As the founder of Queens of Cannabis and Christian Cannabis she is making her way through Texas cities planting seeds for improvement and movement for change. She has a passion for delivering cannabis truth and a willingness to do what it takes to educate and unite the industry.
“Ignorance is not bad for the negativity of the word, but for the absence of what could be learned.” —Annie Epley
Parisa Rad also known as “The Marijuana Momma” is a marketing executive and Cannabis advocate whose experience as the mom of a special needs child propelled her into the industry. When spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis left her then 15-year-old daughter with a rare, life-threatening condition characterized by chronic abdominal pain, Parisa’s search for palliatives led her to Cannabis (Medicinal Marijuana).
After witnessing her daughter’s dramatic improvement, Parisa decided to leverage her marketing experience to re-brand the maligned Cannabis industry through ongoing advocacy and education of the public on the benefits of medicinal marijuana.
Parisa graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a Major in Agriculture Business and a Minor in Marketing. She serves as Market Leader Program Director for Women Grow & President of MjMomma Consulting LLC, a Cannabis focused Marketing Agency.