We care about the cannabis industry
THC Staffing Group(R) is an organization dedicated to closing the gap between America’s rapidly growing cannabis industry and diverse, qualified employment candidates. The organization was founded by best friends and seasoned activists, Shaleen Title and Danielle Schumacher, when they combined their dedication to smart drug policy with their desire to foster the development of a fair, robust and legal cannabis industry.
After meeting as roommates, Shaleen and Danielle realized they shared a similar vision of ending the drug war and legalizing cannabis. They co-founded the University of Illinois chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy before going on to serve as activists in the industry. After her appointment to the Massachusetts newly formed Cannabis Control Commission, Shaleen Title left THC Staffing Group in 2017. Danielle continues as President & CEO and will continue THC Staffing Group’s mission of connecting diverse cross-sections of America’s population with employment opportunities in the industry.
Danielle Schumacher is a seasoned activist with experience running cannabis businesses across the country. As the first chancellor of Oaksterdam University, Danielle worked with Richard Lee to establish America’s first cannabis college. She has been quoted by various media outlets including The Associated Press, Fox News, CNBC, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Danielle was recruited by Berkeley Patients Group in 2005 to head the Cannabis Action Network. Danielle has served as office manager for internationally-respected authority on cannabis Chris Conrad and activist author Mikki Norris, and for noted practitioners Frank Lucido MD and Maria Mangini PhD FNP. Danielle was Executive Director of Illinois NORML and held the Youth Seat on the National NORML Board of Directors. She was named Freedom Fighter by High Times Magazine at age 22. Danielle co-founded the University of Illinois chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2001. She earned a degree in anthropology in 2004, graduating with highest distinction.
Danielle serves as the current President & CEO of THC Staffing Group and continues her mission of perpetuating diversity and inclusion in the legal cannabis industry.
Jesse is passionate about reducing the harms of incarceration. Previously, Jesse advocated for criminal justice reform as Policy Director of the nonprofit Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. A graduate of Brown University and UC Hastings College of the Law, he helped start the Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters at both schools. He has received awards including the Daily Journal CLAY Award (2016), SF Human Rights Commission HERO Award for Organizations Advancing Civil Rights (2014), SF Board of Supervisors Certificate of Honor (2014), the NORML Student Activist Award (2010), and the High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month Award (2007). Jesse practices business law with Greenbridge Corporate Counsel, and is based in San Francisco.
KC’s interests primarily lie in the natural sciences, social and drug policy reform, producing art, youth political involvement, and LGBTQIA* communities’ issues. In addition to earning their Bachelor’s degree in Biology, KC has volunteered throughout their undergraduate experience as an officer and president of both the Queer-Straight Alliance and Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter at Eckerd College. Passionate about how cannabis has improved their life, KC became THC Staffing Group’s first intern and continues the work for minority involvement of all kinds in the cannabis industry, particularly in Florida.
Shaleen Title was the co-founder of THC Staffing Group with over ten years of experience helping people to start new careers in cannabis policy and business. As the Speakers Bureau Director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Shaleen recruited high-profile judges, law enforcement officers, DEA agents and prosecutors to speak out in favor of legalization. She placed an emphasis on diversity, more than doubling the number of women representatives during her time at LEAP. As an attorney specializing in cannabis regulations, she has provided regulatory expertise for leading cannabis consulting firms including 4Front Advisors and Vicente Sederberg. Shaleen has been quoted in publications including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, NPR, Al Jazeera, and Denver Post and has written columns for Huffington Post, Ladybud, and The Influence. In 2017, Shaleen Title left THC Staffing Group after being appointed by Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Treasurer Deb Goldberg to Massachusetts’ Cannabis Control Commission.
Tiffany helps cannabis businesses find diverse talent as a recruiter for THC Staffing Group. She works with a variety of companies and candidates from across the country. A former associate director of employer relations at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she has 20 years of experience in recruiting, marketing and operations. Tiffany is a volunteer with Women Grow Boston, a networking organization for women in the cannabis industry. She holds a BS in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Simmons School of Management. She is based in the Boston area.