WICE Woman in Cannabis

Woman In Cannabis Expo & Awards 2022 San Francisco, Las Vegas & Denver

Aligned with the ethos of “Let’s connect, inspire, and learn together,” the Women In Cannabis Expo (WICE) serves as a hub for networking among women in the cannabis industry.

The WICE Awards honor contributions made by women within the cannabis sector. Among these accolades, the Crystal WICE Awards stand as the pinnacle achievement. Alongside these, the mid-tier Plaque WICE Awards are determined through a combination of online voting and panel evaluations. The Recognition WICE Awards, which are crafted by the same artisans who produce awards for Miss America, are presented both individually and to esteemed participants of WICE panel discussions.

San Francisco

The recipients were announced on October 27, 2022, at Public Works at the WICE Networking Mixer in San Francisco, California,

These are the Winners!

Crystal Flame Awards
Spotlight: Planted with Sara, Sara Payan
Networking Woman: Women Pushing Dirt, Thunder B. Walker
Woman on the Rise: N/A
WICE Business: Merril Gilbert, Annie Holman, Christine De La Rosa
Most Resilient: Oaksterdam University, Dale Sky Jones

Plaque Awards
Fired Up-Most Supportive: Infin8ly Elevated Events, Vanessa Oliver
Lite-Branded Booth: Rawmaste Productions, Jeff Eichen
Fired Up-Creative Booth: Ad Astra Law, Katy Young
Fired Up-Community Impact: Kind Philanthropy, Samantha Sage
Fired Up-Making Your Mark: Bud Counters, Deena Vallina

Recognition Awards
The Galley: Annie Holman
Trace Trust: Merril Gilbert
The People’s Fund: Christine De La Rosa
The People’s Ecosystem: Melanie Davis
Oaksterdam University: Dale Sky Jones
Infin8ly Elevated Events: Vanessa Oliver
DREGLO, LLC: Jillian Xavier
Modest Jones, LLC: Modest Jones
Reno Skin Lab: Amber O’Connor

Las Vegas

The winners in Las Vegas, Nevada were announced at the WICE Networking Mixer on September 27, 2022, at StarBase.

These are the Recipients!

Crystal Flame Awards
Spotlight: GFive Cultivation, Maribel Mendez Gomez
Networking Woman: Modest Jones LLC, Modest Jones
Woman on the Rise: F3HR, Terry Gerbs
WICE Business: High Budtenders Podcast, Rocky Hernandez
Most Resilient: Willow Industries, Jill Ellsworth
In Memory of Roger Stephen Lyons: WICE Team
Fired Up-Most Supportive: Navvee, Ed Gehres, ESQ.
Lite-Branded Booth: BirthJays, Michael Scherr & Ryan Reinke
Fired Up-Creative Booth: SimplyPure, Chef Stacey Dougan
Fired Up-Community Impact: M4MM (Minorites for Medical Marijuana), Nicol Buffong
Fired Up-Making Your Mark: Hello Again, Carrie Mapes

Recognition Awards
DREGLO, LLC: Jillian Xavier
High Budtenders Podcast: Rocky Hernandez
M4MM (Minorites for Medical Marijuana): Nicole Buffong
Woman Pushing Dirt: Thunder B. Walker
Modest Jones LLC: Modest Jones
CEIC (Cannabis Equality & Inclusion Community): Asia Duncan


The following Awards were given out on Thursday June 30, 2022 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado at the WICE Networking Mixer.

Frosted Smoke Crystal with Marble Stand Award List (Online Nominations & Winners)
Best Entrepreneur: We are Jaine, Tammy Puyear
Best Role Model: Redrock Stickers, Tiffany Weber
Best Nonprofit: We are Jaine, Tammy Puyear
Best Educator: Cannabis Care Team, April Hatch, MSN, RN

Crystal Flame Awards
Spotlight: Simply Pure, Wanda James
Networking Woman: I am Penny Lane, Penny Lane
Woman on the Rise: Cannabis Doing Good, Courtney Mathis & Kelly Perez
WICE Business: EIR Club, Ally Schott & Rebecca Abraham, RN, BSN
Most Resilient: National Cannabis Party: Sephida Artis-Mills

Plaque Awards
Fired Up-Most Supportive: Safe Harbor Financial
Lite-Branded Booth: DREGLO, LLC., Jillan Xavier
Fired Up-Creative Booth: Cannabis & Technology, Charles Warner
Fired Up-Community Impact: Cannabis Doing Good, Kelly Perez
Fired Up-Making Your Mark: SHE Mark, Ilana Broad, ESQ & Sterling Champion

Recognition Awards
DREGLO, LLC: Jillian Xavier
National Cannabis Party: Sephida Artis-Mills
Simply Pure: Wanda James
Cannabis Technology Partners: Melody Erfani
Modest Jones LLC: Modest Jones
Trulieve: Amber Lengacher, ESQ.
World Famous Company: David Tyreman
Mile High Session: Mang-Yee Reverie