We care about the cannabis industry
who we are
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.