Contributors

Michael Ashworth

Michael Ashworth is finishing his Master’s Degree in Technical Communications at Northeastern University. He has just moved back to California after 14 years and is grateful for the people who have worked so hard to make the legalization of marijuana possible. Cannabis is a wonderful resource for a healthy lifestyle, and he believes in promoting its positive attributes and the awesome culture that surrounds it.

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Joseph Chicas

Joseph Chicas is a social policy expert that guides leading cannabis companies through licensing, compliance and growth strategies. He is the lead policy contributor for Nugl and is a published author. He serves as the Founder and CEO of Cannabiz Venture Partners and is a former policy professor from the University of Southern California. He also led the creation of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Veterans Affairs, which had not been in existence in LA since World War 2 . His articles focus on emerging cannabis policy issues from social equity, global licensing trends to investment strategies. Joseph obtained his BA from UCLA and his Master’s Degree from USC.

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Serge Chistov

Serge Chistov is Chief Financial Partner for the Honest Marijuana Co., and is a Cannabis Industry Expert. His articles focus on technology, innovation, and current political relations. Honest Marijuana has been a leader in cannabis innovation since it’s inception, and with an organic approach to the growth, production, and packaging of cannabis, the company launched the first-ever organic hemp wrapped machine rolled blunts. Honest Marijuana has patented Nanobidiol Technology and is the first company to bring THC-O-Acetate technology and products to market. 

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Julie Farha

As an intuitive, empath, speaker, teacher, author, and host of Woo News TV, Julie has helped people all over the globe in private sessions and group events. Julie’s authentic insight into people’s lives connects them to an accurate intuitive assessment of their circumstances. Her 30+ years of spiritual practice have included energy work, various meditation practices, in-depth studies of metaphysics, personal growth concepts, and above all… trusting her intuition. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can find her at www.WooNews.tv

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Sam Kiper

As NUGL’s Director of Content, Sam Kiper is an amazing storyteller and content creator. After serving in the US Navy for seven years, Sam was honorably discharged in 2016 to pursue his talents and passions. He has received degrees from The New York Film Academy and The Los Angeles Film School. As if that wasn’t enough, Sam has managed Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning producers and artists. He has made quite a splash in the entertainment industry in such a short time, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team.

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Vanessa Macias

Vanessa Macias is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dust To Diamonds, a wellness lifestyle brand out of Southern California. She is studying for her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Devry University and has over 7 years of entrepreneurial experience. She also has a background in fitness training, nutrition coaching and is a published author. With a passion for writing, she believes in providing engaging content to better serve her cannabis community through health, wealth and cannabis-integrated wellness.

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Rebecca S

Rebecca is a cannabis and health industry consultant who frequently writes about the latest trends in the industry with only one motive that is to create awareness about healthy living. She has been writing for a long time now and is becoming a recognized name in the cannabis industry.  

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Jessica Serrano

Jessica, an accomplished event coordinator and marketing director with nearly 15 years of experience in her field. Specializing in promotional model and brand ambassadors street teams, event production, sponsorships, and product placement, her advantage is her unique access points and connections within affluent social scenes and the entertainment industry.

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