Larisa Bolivar, Co-Founder and Managing Partner TCMS Global, has over 16 years’ experience in the cannabis space, leading in multiple capacities and is a recognized industry pioneer in Colorado by Sensi Magazine.
Having previously owned and operated a dispensary, she has spent the last ten years helping clients win licenses in competitive states, written standard operating and other company policies and procedures across multiple highly regulated markets, assisted companies in becoming more efficient and profitable, has successfully helped business get organized and prepared for mergers and acquisitions, provide organizational development support.
She has worked with startups in three emerging industries in multiple capacities, including clean technology startup, GridPoint, which was acquired in 2015 by TFC Utilities. Ms. Bolivar is Executive Director and Chairwoman of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition, is on the Board of Directors of Colorado NORML and the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA).
She has published articles in respected publications such as the Denver Post, and in 2017, she published the Cannabis Consumers Coalition: 2017 Report on Cannabis Consumer Demographics and Consumption Habits that was mentioned by Forbe’s,Entrepreneur and Investing News. A well-recognized global expert on cannabis policy, industry and business, Ms. Bolivar has been featured and quoted in multiple publications and speaks on a variety of cannabis business and advocacy topics at major conferences around the globe.
She currently working on creating a more diverse cannabis industry, and her masters thesis for a public policy degree was entitled, “Enduring racial disparity after cannabis legalization.”
Her education and her background growing up in diverse family impacted by the drug war, help her understand community needs in developing new businesses in the cannabis industry and the obstacles faced by people of color.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner TCMS Global