Nichole West | Bridging The Gap Between Cannabis Industry Leaders And Mainstream Businesses. Nichole is a nationwide Cannabis Business, Licensing & Efficiency Expert. With over 10 years in the cannabis industry, she has worked for large cannabis marketing companies like WeedMaps.com and Rosebud Magazine and has also had success in 45+ cannabis business applications, opened 20 retail locations in four states, overseen over 400 employees, and has helped scale over 150,000 square feet of cultivation. She is the founder and managing partner of Inclusive Cannabis, a full-service cannabis business development firm. Nichole West is a senior adviser of a private equity investment firm where she and her company perform due diligence on cannabis businesses seeking funding. Additionally, she serves as the Director of operations for Blunt Talks, a series of engaging speeches & networking events that are focused on cultivating professional relationships that are bridging the gap between cannabis industry leaders and mainstream businesses while showcasing some of the most amazing brands in the business. Nichole shares her story of how she was charged in connection with an alleged illegal multimillion-dollar “looping” scheme that allowed some customers to make multiple purchases a day.