With more than 10 years of experience in the cannabis industry, owner and founder of Colorado-based marijuana edibles Mountain Medicine Jaime Lewis, loves edibles. “It really is what puts the fire in my belly,” says Lewis, an exceptional chef who's worked in top-notch kitchens, including as an executive chef of a Michelin three-star restaurant in San Francisco. 

But Lewis doesn’t just love edibles; she blends her knowledge as chef and cannabis connoisseur to create some of the most delicious products on the market. “We specialize in supporting local farmers, we worry about everything from what kind of cannabis we put into it, to the honey we use,” says Lewis. The edible queen (whose products include caramel pretzel bites, chocolate fudge, and cheese nibbles for the salty crowd) says: “This is actually the safest way to medicate, especially when you know your dosage,” suggesting that users start with 5 mg, even though the recommended starting dosage is 10 mg. Edibles are heaven on earth, and allow the use of cannabis in a smoke-free manner, but if you pull a Maureen Dowd and consume too much, you’ll ruin the magic.

Even cooler than the scrumptious and healing cannabis products Lewis creates is her attitude towards fellow women in the industry. “I have said this time and time again, if I have hired women who will eventually leave me to become some of my most challenging and direct competitors, I will be beside myself with shits and giggles,” says Lewis, “because it would just mean that I would have some real fucking competition in all of this. I love competition, and I would love to have a competition with my sisters.”