About Nichole West

Updated: Aug 28

Nichole West

Nichole is a Business, Agriculture & Efficiency Specialist. With over 12 years experience in the cannabis industry dating back to her first certificate of occupancy issued for her California based dispensary in 2009 for Medical Marijuana, she has since worked for large marketing companies like WeedMaps.com and Rosebud Magazine as well as some of the largest plant touching cannabis businesses in the nation.

Nichole has had success in 45+ cannabis business applications, has opened 20 retail locations in four states, and has overseen as many as 400 employees at a time. In the way of cultivation she has helped scale over 150,000 square feet of cultivation at a time and a total of over 500,000 square feet for different small businesses around the US.

Her main focus at any business is efficiency, SOPs and training, as she finds this is the secret to any successful business. Having hired over 300 people and trained 1000+ over her career in cannabis, Nichole is very focused on what a “good team” looks like in all facets of the industry.

She is the VP of Compliance and Operations of RLNTLSS LLC, a full service management company that oversees development and operations for cannabis retail, manufacturing & cultivation around the US.

Outside of work Nichole is expanding her already existing love for educating people by being on a daily news show called High at 9 News on YouTube Monday - Friday www.highat9news.com.

Nichole’s Recognitions

  • 2019 – OC Weekly : People Issue

  • 2018 – High Times Magazine : 100 Women in High Places

  • 2017 – Leaf-Buyer : Power List

  • 2017 – Cannabis Business Awards : Woman of the Year

  • 2016 – Marijuana Venture : 40 under 40

  • 2015 – High Times Magazine : Miss March 2015

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