Christine De La Rosa M.A. is a well-respected canna-entrepreneur and accredited activist in the cannabis industry. She is currently the CEO and National Co-Founder of The People’s Ecosystem, Chairwoman of the Board for The People’s Holdings, and Founder of CBxShield, a citrus-derived CBD brand. She is the Managing Member of The People Group LLC., a fund with a particular focus on investing in underrepresented BIPOC and women-led businesses.
Named one of the 35 Most Influential Women in Cannabis in 2020 and more recently in 2021, one of the 10 Women to Watch: Industry Luminaries and Rising Stars. As a thought leader and one of the most sought after advisors in the cannabis industry she sits on the advisory boards of Regennabis, Cannabis Doing Good, and Medicus LP.
She has advised local, state and federal governments across the US on social equity in cannabis, as well as written position papers for New York, California and Arizona with recommendations on their legalization and implementation of cannabis regulation. She is the lead author of Gender Parity in the C-Suite and is the Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the National Cannabis Industry Association. Additionally, she serves as part of the New York Cannabis Industry Association Special Advisor Group - Social and Economic Equity and Social Justice.