Laura Day is the Director of Operations at Yerba Buena in Portland, Ore., among the first eight recreationally licensed farms in Oregon. With more than 20 years of experience working with cannabis across several states, and eight-plus years of experience in strict seed-to-sale environments, she has designed and implemented various successful business models from dispensaries to cultivation focused around environmental stewardship, organic growing practices, creating a nurturing and empowering work environment with exemplary labor practices, and contributing to the local community. Yerba Buena was the first cannabis company to receive the 100 Best Green Companies award by Oregon Business Magazine and won the award in both 2017 and 2018, placing 9th and then 6th respectively in the state of Oregon, across all industries. In addition, Yerba Buena has been voted Best Indoor Grow by the Dope Industry Awards, Best CBD Strain by the Cultivation Classic two years in a row in addition to the Innovation Award for energy efficiency in 2018, Best Cannabis Farm in the Best of Portland by Willamette Week two years running, and the Dope Cup for Best Sativa. Day Rivero also serves as Vice Chair on the Board of the Cannabis Certification Council, a non-profit dedicated to establishing standards for organically produced cannabis using fair labor practices.