California CMA: Bay Area & SoCal


The Cannabis Marketing Association has two chapters in California: NorCal (Bay Area) and SoCal (Los Angeles & San Diego).  


Cannabis Marketing Association presents Ask Me Anything with Industry Leaders


Have you ever had questions that only cannabis industry leaders can answer? Are you curious about how they reached success? Do you wonder what they think about the future of the industry?


Now is your chance! Join the Cannabis Marketing Association (CMA) on Monday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm at WeWork Montgomery Station for a panel of industry experts who will be answering audience questions and discussing the current environment and predictions for the future of the cannabis industry.


Moderator Victor Pinho, the California Director for CMA, will be collecting your questions from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. The panel question and answer session begins at 6:30.


*This is a paid, ticketed event. Prices go up at the door, so get your early bird tickets before it's too late.*



6:00 - 6:30 pm Doors open, mingling, snacking, question submission period. No more questions will be accepted after 6:30 pm.

6:30 - 7:30 pm Panelists answer AMA questions

7:30 - 8:30 pm Open networking



  • Seibo Shen, Founder & CEO, VapeXhale
  • Ashleigh Castro, Contributor & Photographer, DOPE Magazine
  • Jason Rosenberg, Marketing & Advertising Professional
  • Amber Senter, CEO at Leisure Life and Co-Founder and Executive Director at Supernova Women
  • Jimi Devine, Contributing Writer, & Staff Writer, Cannabis Now Magazine
  • Ellen Holland, Senior Editor, Cannabis Now Magazine

Panelist Bios

Seibo Shen

After a successful career in a number of revenue-generating roles in the Silicon Valley with 4 successful exits (, Successfactors, E2open, Yammer) Seibo Shen founded VapeXhale in 2010 and has served as CEO since the company's inception. An active leader in the vaporizer community, Seibo works closely with VapeXhale's product team to shape the technology behind the company's products. 

Ashleigh Castro

A well rounded content professional in multiple mediums including photography, writing and video. Ashleigh's interests started with portrait, music and anti-war march rally documentary photography. Cannabis and product photography were added to her portfolio while freelancing for DOPE Magazine during a time of political shift and legalization. A 21st Century Wild West had on-boarded on the founding team for DOPE and trekking around California and managing content for the growing magazine. She developed a love for photographing cannabis gardens, edibles and hash on the adventure. Having left the career based magazine management job, she is now able to focus back on photography with a new perspective and direct focus.

Jason Rosenberg

Known and heralded for his out of the box ideas, Jason Rosenberg has been a creative marketing and advertising executive for the past 15 years working for such media powerhouses as Clearchannel, Scripps, Hearst, and McClatchey. After successfully starting and selling his own marketing firm, he went on to build DOPE Magazine in Northern California from nothing into one of the highest ad revenue grossing magazines in the cannabis industry.


Jimi Devine

I've been involved with cannabis reform since 2005, and worked in the Berkeley cannabis industry since 2009. You can find my writings on cannabis products and policy in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Hill, The Chronicle of High Education, Cannabis Now Magazine,,, 7x7 Magazine, and in Ed Rosenthal's recent book This Bud's for You where I contributed the CBD section.


Ellen Holland

Ellen Holland started working at Cannabis Now Magazine on April 21st because she was busy on 420. Holland is the senior editor at Cannabis Now and has also been featured on AlterNet, and The San Francisco Chronicle's Green State. She served as the chief editor of the Big Book of Buds Greatest Hits as well as This Bud's for You with the legendary guru of ganja, Ed Rosenthal.


Amber Senter