Spurred by a personal need to find natural alternative pain management solutions, Barbie discovered cannabis. Cannabis was so transformational for Barbie that it changed the direction of her life — she’d found her calling! Barbie is now an award-winning cannabis activist, educator, entrepreneur, and empowerer. Leveraging her corporate background, she established several cannabis-related endeavors, including Faerie Jane, Mary Jane University, and High Dining. When Barbie talks cannabis, people listen — she knows her stuff!
GBL Founder, Maria Calabrese, thrives off giving a voice to the cannabis industry's most innovative brands and community, while helping them get the exposure they deserve to unleash the full potential of cannabis as a wellness solution. Her education and experience include marketing, law, cross-cultural communications, TV/film management and production, branding, advocacy and mentorship. During this massive shift from traditional television to new media, her focus has remained on the empowerment of the cannabis consumer, educators and brands across all mediums. She believes content should say something meaningful, not just make noise to compete for eyeballs.