Meet the woman building the ‘backbone’ of the cannabis industry

Jessica Billingsley, CEO of Akerna, is driving the company toward being the go-to option in providing transparency to cannabis retailers, farmers, distributors, and regulators across the globe.COURTESY OF AKERNA

    Do you have any idea where your pot comes from?

    For entrepreneur Jessica Billingsley, that’s not just an abstract question. It’s the driving force behind her cannabis “compliance tech” company Akerna, which this summer debuted on the Nasdaq, becoming one of a small handful of cannabis companies to be publicly traded, and the first that’s female-run.

    Read the love letter here (paywall)

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