Company Looks to Fill Void in Female Centered Cannabis Products

Company Looks to Fill Void in Female Centered Cannabis Products


Kimberly Cargile Selected as Top Female Business Owner of the Year in Cannabis

Kimberly Cargile selected as Top Female Business Owner of the Year in Cannabis

Kimberly Cargile, C.E.O. of A Therapeutic Alternative, was recently selected as Top Female Business Owner of the Year in Cannabis by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.


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Breaking the News to Mom and Dad: I'm Selling Weed (Legally)

Breaking the News to Mom and Dad: I'm Selling Weed (Legally)

Manndie Tingler, who helped start the cannabis company Khemia, and her mother, Teri Moulton, in Sacramento. Family acceptance of Ms. Tingler’s career has been gradual over five years.

Manndie Tingler kept her secret from her parents, certain they would disapprove. And while most Americans have come around, she knew her mom and dad would still consider it “a horrible thing.”

She eventually tired of hiding her affairs, so she began bringing up tidbits to “gauge their warmth.” Finally, Ms. Tingler told them: She was helping to build a marijuana start-up.

Her mother’s response was curt: “So, are you going to get arrested?”

Parents, at book clubs or block parties, love sharing news of their children’s success. But making joints is a far cry from making partner.

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Blazing Ahead

Blazing Ahead

Starting a cannabis business from scratch is hard and expensive work. Fortunately, there are two companies in Sacramento working to make things easier for would-be cannabis entrepreneurs.

Infusion Factory, located in a discreet warehouse in South Sac and run by veteran cannabis activist Landon Long, has just about everything a person needs to get their business off the ground. Need a commercial kitchen to make your edibles? Got it. Need fancy new state-compliant packaging? No problem.


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“Mother Company” Creates Opportunities for Women in Cannabis

“Mother Company” Creates Opportunities for Women in Cannabis

Year after year, women-founded businesses capture just 2 to 3 percent of all venture capital dollars in America. The cannabis industry follows the same pattern.

“It is more difficult for women to get investment capital,” says Kimberly Cargile, owner of A Therapeutic Alternative. “Older white gentlemen are taking over this industry, and a lot of racial minorities and women aren’t able to transition.”


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Cannabis Entrepreneur Plans Manufacturing Accelerator in Sacramento

Cannabis Entrepreneur Plans Manufacturing Accelerator in Sacramento

Kimberly Cargile, owner of the cannabis dispensary A Therapeutic Alternative in midtown, is preparing to launch a new venture: a business accelerator in Sacramento that would help small cannabis product manufacturers get off the ground and scale to do business statewide.

The business plan calls for housing up to 30 cannabis manufacturers in a single commercial space, Cargile said. The space would be tailored to help upstart manufacturers of cannabis products — especially ones with therapeutic uses. The accelerator space would provide the businesses with a licensed facility, capital and business development services. In exchange, the accelerator would receive an equity stake in each of the startups.


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We Are Kicking off #PlasticFreeJuly with an Amazing Write Up in "The Herb Column" by Comstock Magazine.

We Are Kicking off #PlasticFreeJuly with an Amazing Write Up in "The Herb Column" by Comstock Magazine.

“Khemia had gone from concept to product delivery. Key to its mission and brand, the company had partnered with growers, including several in Yolo County and Nevada County, who practice regenerative farming techniques, which incorporate ecological principles to improve soil, protect water quality and combat climate change.”

 

 

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OWL Award Nominee - Khemia CEO, Mindy Galloway

OWL Award Nominee - Khemia CEO, Mindy Galloway

Congratulations to our CEO Mindy Galloway​ for being nominated for the Sacramento NAWBO Owl Award! You’re amazing!

 

The NAWBO 22nd OWL Awards is tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2020, with programming beginning at 6:00 PM and will be hosted virtually. Come show your support!

Access the event by joining via You Tube: https://youtu.be/iUOMl-OrCHo pre-show festivities begin at 5:30 PM and the program starts promptly at 6:00 PM.

The NAWBO 22nd OWL Awards is tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2020, with programming beginning at 6:00 PM and will be hosted virtually. Come show your support!

Access the event by joining via You Tube: https://youtu.be/iUOMl-OrCHo pre-show festivities begin at 5:30 PM and the program starts promptly at 6:00 PM.

 

Executive Director of the Yolo Cannabis Coalition Mindy Galloway signs up new members during a board meeting held in Woodland last Thursday. JIM SMITH-DAILY DEMOCRAT

“Although the past few months have been rough I want to take a moment to celebrate successes, keeping a forward momentum of positivity and abundance.

Being CEO of Khemia​ and part of the cannabis industry is an opportunity to help create change: to elevate woman executive leadership, to create programs and organizations that give equity opportunities to people affected by the war on drugs and to use plant medicine to help heal people physically, mentally and spiritually…especially during this trying time.

Thank you to NAWBO – Sacramento Valley for supporting women leaders and creating a network and community to help us reach our goals and dreams.⁣

Congrats to all the other nominees I am excited to celebrate with you during the virtual ceremony tomorrow. I am so honored and excited to be a part of creating change in Sacramento and hope to inspire many women to do the same.”

-Mindy Galloway


Women of Weed

Women of Weed

What do Kourney Kardashian, Martha Stewart, Sarah Silverman and Khemia CRO Manndie Tingler have in common?

 

 

Well, they were all listed as Women & Weed’s Top 10 People to Know in Cannabis this month!

A little about our CRO Manndie Tingler….

 

Manndie Tingler knows and understands people. She builds heartfelt and authentic relationships with almost everyone she meets. She is also upbeat, energetic and doesn’t miss a thing.

Manndie is a recognized cannabis industry leader with over 13 years of marketing, sales, business development, and operations leadership. She served as Director of Business Development at Papa&Barkley and spearheaded the Northern California sales expansion, facilitating one of the largest cannabis brand ambassador programs in the state, and also facilitated the start of their new business to business wholesale program. Manndie also brings to Khemia her experience as a business development consultant and coach, bringing to life a variety of startup brands in the cannabis space and developing go to market sales and marketing strategies. Some of these brands include Spacestation, Kikoko, Natura, Continuum and Viv& Oak. She holds a BA in Psychology, Minor in NonProfit Business, and an MS in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She serves on the National Cannabis Industry Association Board of Directors, is the President of the Kriya Society, VP of the Eden Gathering, and President of Cannamommy.org. She is also an active member of California Growers Association, and the California Cannabis Industry Association

Manndie connects with KHEMIA by being a voice for advocacy and strength for the cannabis community, helping support others to achieve their dreams and highest potential.