2023 Juror

Maha Haq



Maha Haq

TARZANA, USA // Maha Haq has dedicated over a decade to the commercial cannabis space. She is an independent consultant for retailers, consumption lounges, brands, and events. Maha has a proven track record of successful projects with high-profile cannabis companies, serving as Director of Retail Marketing for StateHouse Holdings and the Director of Retail Strategy for Green Thumb Industries.

Maha sits on the board of the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles chapter of NORML. She is also an instructor for cannabis science classes at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, CA. Notably, Maha serves as a Head Coach for the Social Equity Development Program within the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulations, where she guides social equity business operators as a resource for licensees.

Maha’s career in cannabis began in 2012. She has professional experience in the entire supply chain, having worked for cannabis dispensaries, deliveries, grows, and testing labs throughout Los Angeles. Maha later worked for a Denver-based cannabis business consulting firm where she gained experience developing licensed cannabis companies across the country and internationally. In 2018, Maha founded Cannaclub at UCLA, a collegiate organization focusing on cannabis education, advocacy, and opportunities for students. Under Maha’s leadership, Cannaclub expanded to over 30 universities across the nation with over 6,000 members. Maha also served as a researcher at the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative.

Maha has her M.S. in pharmacological sciences, concentrating on Medical Cannabis Sciences & Therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the nation’s first graduate program studying cannabis. Her undergraduate studies were in Sociology and Mathematics.

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