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Lessons from Whoopi & Maya on running a successful cannabusiness.

After eight years running a multiple award-winning edibles company and making national headlines with a soaring partnership with Whoopi Goldberg, Maya Elisabeth has learned a few things about running a successful cannabusiness.

Like many pot pioneers, Maya didn’t start out with investors or even support from friends and family. She started Om Edibles after suddenly finding herself unemployed when the dispensary she worked at folded. She says it was a blessing in disguise and a lesson in faith. “I had to let go and trust. I jumped before the net appeared.” And the leap of faith proved successful, as Maya was carried from fledgling cannabusiness owner to a highly-acclaimed winner of multiple cannabis competitions.

When we caught up with her, Maya was in the enviable act of judging solventless concentrates for San Francisco’s High Times Cannabis Cup.

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