Industry Innovator: Jamie Pearson, Bhang Corporation

Industry Innovator: Jamie Pearson, Bhang Corporation

Since its establishment in 2010, Bhang has grown into one of the industry’s most robust brands. Famous for its line of delicious gourmet chocolates, Bhang also offers pre-rolls, Hempsticks, and high-quality CBD products, among its more than 50 cannabis, hemp-derived and terpene rich offerings. The company has earned plenty of accolades in its decade-long history including the title of “The General Mills of Cannabis” and many awards in multiple states. Jamie Pearson, Bhang’s President and CEO, joined the company in 2016, after a 25-year-long career in real estate. The move was motivated by her professional and personal experience with cannabis – mainly, her familial ties to the industry.  With her dad’s long history of growing cannabis in Montana, Pearson explains how she grew up around the plant from a young age. “He’s been growing marijuana for 55-plus years,” she said. “There was no stigma in my family around it.” Though Pearson was comfortable around cannabis, she had no desire to be involved in it. Jamie Pearson and her father. “I was a product of my environment and the times we grew up in,” she said. “My small town in Montana is super conservative, where basketball was religion and the stigma around cannabis was powerful. I chose the path of the athlete, and there was never any pressure from my family to do anything different.” An avid athlete, Pearson played basketball in high school, college and for one of the Team USA feeder teams that traveled to the Soviet Union in…

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