Speaker Bio


Leah Heise, Esq.

Leah Heise, Esq.

Cannabis Business Consultant,

Leah Heise is an experienced executive, regulatory attorney and thought leader in the Cannabis Industry. Leah has held several C-Level positions in the industry and has successfully exited three companies; one through acquisition creating a more than a 10x return for investors, and two through IPO. Leah recently served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Ascend Wellness Holdings where she wore multiple hats overseeing human resources, compliance, legal and administration. In addition to her work scaling companies, she is a Strategic Advisor and part owner in the Cannabis Science Conference and Safe Arbor (a pre-market contactless delivery system), volunteers for Athletes for Care, Rylie’s Smile and ATTACH’s White House Task Force on Cannabis and Hemp.