I am in awe of the Cannabis industry and the mind, body, and spiritual benefits it has in addition to recreational, medical and health and wellness. Crossing paths with Jilea and her story behind Leaf Tyme sparked my interest.
Leaf Tyme is a tech solution that connects dispensaries, brands and medical clinics to customers within the Cannabis industry. With the Leaf Tyme App customers connect to licensed dispensaries and brands, learn about the cannabis laws in every state and explore how Cannabis can help with common health conditions.
I caught up with Jilea and her efforts to make Cannabis more accessible to everyone.
I became interested in cannabis when my cousin was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2013 and was told by his doctor he wouldn’t make it to his son’s high school graduation that same year. My cousin is like a brother to me and I was determined to find an alternative other than traditional medicine for him. I watched the Dr. Sanjay Gupta special on Cannabis and I wondered to myself if this plant could really help my cousin. I didn’t know how to access the medicine or who to trust. I scoured Google, looking for information.
Luckily, I found a few referrals that included an educational trip to California to get my cousin access to the medicine he needed. Making that trip to California changed my life and I’m happy to say that it also changed my cousin’s life as well. He was able to gain access to the plant in oil form and not only did he attend his son’s high school graduation, but he also attended his college graduation. My cousin is alive and well because of cannabis oil and this amazing Cannabis plant.
After my experience, I wanted to make sure that people around the world could also gain access to trusted information and resources about cannabis. This is why I created Leaf Tyme.
When the second layoff happened at my pharmaceutical sales job. I had my first child by then and I knew I could not depend on a company to support me. I had to be in control of my own destiny.
Not one, but many.
First, my family who provides unconditional support for my entrepreneurial efforts. Secondly my cousin, who trusted me with finding medicine to cure his inoperable tumor. Felicia who so graciously ushered me into the space of Cannabis and helped provide education on the plant. Alexandra who believed in my vision for Leaf Tyme without hesitation and provided initial funding to get us started. All of the social change leaders who have been fighting on the front lines to allow my business to even be possible by sparking the legislation to pass.
“They will see it once you create it.”
“Dare To Be A Failure” (Fearlessly Aiming In Leadership Until Radical Excellence.)
Whoopi Goldberg. She has built a cannabis brand and crossed many hurdles.
Oprah Winfrey. She is a huge influencer of my time and is the first black woman billionaire.
Damon Dash. He is raw and authentic in his views on entrepreneurship and how to achieve success. I love his views on being a Boss.
I can sing!
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Social media platforms will continue to grow. It is the way we get information/news and it will continue to be.
Iced Green Tea No Sugar.
Real Housewives all cities.
Real Housewives all cities
Oprah, Wanda James, Felicia Carbajal, Mary Kenner, Sojourner Truth.
Leaf Tyme is a Chicago- based company that will be the first cannabis company to pitch at SXSW Release It competition. Leaf Tyme is an e-commerce marketplace for businesses and consumers to connect within the cannabis industry and they will be pitching at the SXSW Release It competition in Austin, TX March 8th, 2019.
Regardless of what industry you’re in, Jilea is the perfect example when you’re handed something, you handle it. Go Jilea!