The LGBTQ Leaders in Cannabis

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Green Market Report wants to celebrate Pride month and all the members of the LGBTQ community. This list certainly doesn’t include every leader in the cannabis industry and we apologize if there are key people we missed. We put out requests on social media and reached out to Public Relations professionals to see who identified with the community and consented to be included. We respect all who preferred to remain private. Love is love. JJ McKay- Founder, The Fresh Toast Seattle resident JJ McKay is the founder/ publisher of The Fresh Toast, one of the largest media content consumer-facing cannabis media companies in the US and Canada.  During his career, McKay has run large organizations with a focus on business development, strategic partnerships, and consumer engagement.  He has developed partnerships for companies like Costco, Fisher Media, and the biotechnology space. From the South, McKay has a long history of business and civic involvement, serving on community and company boards including US Bank, The Daily Beast, Pike Place Market, Mary’s Place, Pilchuck School of Glass, and Seattle Opera. He was involved in Tina Brown’s Women in World conference and chaired the AIC Middle East/North Africa International Human Rights Film Festival. He has chaired a number of charity events including the annual LGBT Victory Fund Gala and Seattle Center 50th Birthday party. McKay has had a hand in matchmaking, introducing 10 couples who have gotten married (and most living happily ever after).  McKay is an avid reader, has climbed Mt. Rainer, and is always up for an adventure. Andrea Brooks, CEO, and co-founder of Sava Andrea Brooks is a cannabis advocate, public speaker, and former global development consultant. She founded Sava, a highly curated cannabis e-commerce company delivering to the larger Bay Area, from her vision to “Rethink Cannabis” in the mainstream.…

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