Cannabis Business and Social Trends

Mother's High Tea

Mother’s High Tea is an elegant event, produced by 4 & 20 Blackbirds, honoring and celebrating women and mothers in the cannabis industry. Since 2011, Mother’s High Tea features ladylike attire, teacups, inspiring speaker program and activity tables for children and guests.


Susan Squibb, as an industry consultant, specializes in organizational strategy for production facilities and product and market development.

Cannabis Writer

Susan is a marijuana writer giving marijuana advice, covering events, reviewing products, and writing profiles.


You’re Invited to the Fourth Annual Mother’s High Tea!

Mark your calendars for Monday, October 10, 2016,  it’s time for the  Fourth Annual Mother’s High Tea! Mother’s High Tea, is the signature social event for the cannabis advocacy and business communities. It is a family friendly, public high tea, designed to normalize legalized cannabis and those who work in the cannabis industry and advocacy

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Sustainable Development = Success for the Cannabis Industry

  I’ve been working on an exciting consulting project on Sustainable Development. It has the potential to shift the developmental direction the cannabis industry is headed. This blog comes out of the conversations about sustainability with my client, Catherine Drumheller as we create a service pitch tailored to this business sector. Read the post and

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3rd Biennial Mother’s High Tea Speaker Announcement

The inspiring speakers at Mother’s High Tea share their experience and perspective in cannabis business and legalization, as well as share endearing family stories.  A first for Mother’s High Tea, an elected state official will give the keynote address this year!  Meet our wonderful and talented speakers!    Our keynote speaker is Republican Senator Beth Martinez

2015 Mother's High Tea

Are you coming to Mother’s High Tea?

You are invited to join 4&20 Blackbirds and the inspirational pioneering women  of cannabis legalization and business for the 3rd Biennial Mother’s High Tea! Mother’s High Tea celebrates the accomplishments of women on the forefront of cannabis reform and business. The biennial event creates speaking opportunities for accomplished women to share their perspective on the changing

Foria: Cannabis Sex Lube Review

Here’s my latest cannabis product review written for Elephant Journal. Take a peak! For those who love cannabis and love sex, the thought of combining the two is pretty titillating. Note: received these review items for free, in return for a guarantee that we would review said offering. That said, we say what we want—good and bad,

(Seth McConnell photo, Denver Post file)

Writing the weekly column, “Ask The Cannabist”

(Seth McConnell photo, Denver Post file) To cover issues related to legal recreational marijuana, The Denver Post created an online marijuana news and culture site, named The Cannabist by marijuana editor Ricardo Baca. I was hired at the beginning to write the weekly marijuana advice column Ask The Cannabist. I answer reader questions about anything related to marijuana.


Operations Director at a marijuana testing lab

In April, 2014, I joined the team at Steep Hill Halent of Colorado, a marijuana testing lab.  The original Steep Hill Lab was founded in 2008 in Oakland, California and this year, the company  began expanding across the legalized states.  Steep Hill testing labs opened in Colorado, Washington  and Nevada with additional state locations in development. I enjoy


Legalized CO Summer Mix

I’ve been known to publish music mixes on Ladybud.  This summer mix, has me reminiscing on Red Rocks concerts for Throwback Thursday.  Listening to the live music at outdoor concerts and festivals is one of life’s greatest joys, especially if the show is at Red Rocks! This mix is filled with familiar favorites  and several new artists

The Activist Heart Of A Ganjapreneur, The Marijuana Classifieds, asked me to write a personal essay reflecting on legalization since January 1. Check out the site, the Mona Lisa logo is one of my faves in the cannabis scene. The first three months into the end of marijuana prohibition in Colorado and I still can’t sleep at night. My nerves