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Boston Business Journal Includes Beth Waterfall on 2018 40 Under 40 List

BOSTON, August 28, 2018 – The Boston Business Journal acknowledged the growing influence and progress of the Commonwealth’s cannabis industry by including cannabis industry executive Beth Waterfall in it’s 2018 40 Under 40 Class.

"The 40 Under 40 program is one of the most competitive awards programs we run, and this year’s class really does represent the best and the brightest in Massachusetts," said Boston Business Journal publisher Carolyn Jones.

This is the second time that the Journal has highlighted someone from the cannabis industry in its 40 Under 40 project. Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Committee member and founder of Ardent LLC Shanel Lindsay was the first to receive the honor in 2017.

“The most rewarding part of this honor is being the second woman in what will undoubtedly be a significant and long chain of cannabis industry leaders and influencers acknowledged by Boston’s premier business publication,” Ms. Waterfall said. “I thank the clients and friends who nominated me, and thank the BBJ staff for taking the bold step in acknowledging the work of individuals dedicated to educating the public and breaking the stigma against the cannabis plant and those working with it.”

The 2018 40 Under 40 class will be feted at a reception on October 17 at the Red Lantern in Boston. For more information and to view the whole list, click here.

About Beth Waterfall

Beth Waterfall helps cannabis executives and companies grow through effective communications, strategic connections and unforgettable experiences. She is founder and executive director of ELEVATE Northeast, managing director of the New England Cannabis Conventions, and founder and president of cannabis marketing and events consultancy Beth Waterfall Creative. She is a passionate educator dedicated to positive public relations for cannabis and is an ardent advocate for inclusion, leadership and ownership in the cannabis industry for women, LGBTQA+ and other traditionally marginalized groups. Beth has written for the Boston Globe, Ladybud, 1000 Watts and Freedom Leaf magazines, and is a frequent speaker at cannabis industry events. Learn more at

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