April Pride, Founder of Van Der Pop
"With cannabis, the conversations and the way in which you connect with others, is so profound - and in my mid-30s, I was more appreciative of that."
Van der Pop, a female lifestyle brand that officially launched January 2016, was purchased by Tokyo Smoke in early 2017, which was then purchased by Hiku Brands in December 2017 and again by Canadian powerhouse Canopy Growth, July 2018. Here, April shares with us the reality of what early startup days really looked like and the road to an entrepreneurs dream.
"If you always have similar thoughts, then you wind up building a model of the world that is static and you start believing your own bullshit."
Named Forbes' seven most powerful people in the cannabis industry and Co-founder of ArcView, a high-net worth cannabis investment and market research group.