Deborah abandoned a career in Marketing and Communications for a National DME Provider to open The Grow Store RI, an indoor gardening supply store catering to all things cannabis and cultivation. Returning to her roots as an educator with a B.A. in English Education, Debbie enjoyed helping new growers learn best practices in regard to home grow and medicine making as well as coordinating equipment orders to get larger cultivation sites up and running. The Grow Store RI enjoyed several profitable years before being swallowed up by big box, online sales and market saturation. Deborah has been a participant in the cannabis industry for over a decade, occupying a number of different roles as a business owner, cultivator, consultant, caregiver and registered RIMMP.