Founding Partner | Canna Advisors
Diane Czarkowski is one of the industry’s original cannabis entrepreneurs and Founding Partner at Canna Advisors. She has been involved in the cannabis industry as an entrepreneur, investor, and advocate since its inception, helping develop it into one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. She is an authority on best-of-industry practices, an expert on mature and emerging markets, and an enterprising thought leader.
Diane is a strong believer in supporting the development of the industry. She is a Founding Member of and Ambassador to the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), a Founding benefactor of Women Grow, a Lifetime Member, Selection Committee Member, and Business Mentor at the Arcview Group, a sustaining member of SSDP, and a mentor for Canopy Boulder.
Diane has received multiple recognitions for her professional accomplishments and was a featured cannabis entrepreneur in the 2017 biographical collection, Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed, & Business. One of her career highlights was being able to present this book to Senator Elizabeth Warren during one of her lobbying trips to Washington, DC. In 2016, she was named one of the 50 Most Important Women in Cannabis by Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) and received Arcview’s Outstanding Member award. In 2017, she was once again named one of the Top 75 Women in Cannabis by CBE. She and her husband Jay were named a 2018 “Cannabis Industry Power Couple” by Cannabis Business Times, and in 2019, Diane was honored to be named one of CBE’s “2019 Power Women in Cannabis”.