Our founder Ellen Brown is an educational pioneer in both the cannabis and hemp industries. Her unparalleled firsthand industry experience has made her company Sinsemilla Seminars renowned for its expertise and professionalism. For over a decade Ms. Brown has educated thousands on a myriad of topics ranging from Responsible Vendor Training, dispensary services ,commercial cultivation, sustainability, compliance, best business practices and much more. Her comprehensive seminars and trainings provide a pathway to success for students and clients.
Her passion for education stems from being an educator in the United States Air Force where she received Air Combat Command - Nutritional Medicine Airman of the Year. After the service, she moved to Humboldt County in 2010 and began her career in the cannabis industry. She became the manager and lead cultivator of a dispensary in Northern California for a number of years. In 2015, Ellen saw there was a need for education in her home state of Massachusetts and she started her budding business, Sinsemilla Seminars, which has been flourishing, holding lectures both nationally and internationally.
Ms. Brown has used her wisdom and experience not only for education but also for advocacy. Ellen Brown is a highly respected advocate, whose been a driving force in cannabis reform. She was a volunteer captain for Massachusetts Yes On 4 campaign which passed in 2016 making Massachusetts the first state on the East Coast and fifth state in the United States to allow for the recreational use of cannabis. She has spoken all over the world advocating for cannabis and hemp legislative reform and sensible policy.
Ellen’s knowledge base comes from over a decade of experience. She has held and excelled at positions in a dispensaries from manager, lead cultivator, delivery driver, marijuana infused products manager and more. She has legally grown cannabis for over a decade from Humboldt County to Cape Cod Massachusetts. She has also created and sold white label products including bubble hash, tinctures, edibles and flower to dispensaries. She has consulted dispensaries coast to coast on array of topics. In recent years she has been consulting on hemp farms internationally
Ellen has been interviewed by numerous news, entertainment and journalism sources including High Times Magazine, Sinse Magazine, Marijuana Venture, Bostinno, Cape & Plymouth Business magazine. Ms. Brown is the recipient of the inaugural New England Cannabis Business Leader of the Year award and other accolades. She uses her knowledge to inspire others to become their own best advocates. In an industry that is evolving, growing and thriving, we need teachers and advocates who will empower and lead by example such as she has.