40 Under 40: Anna Cohen, Director of Retail Marketing, Green Thumb Industries

Anna Cohen

Her mother’s battle with cancer and an interest in alternative forms of medicine led Anna Cohen to the cannabis industry. Working with people equally passionate about helping others and seeing the positive affect the product has on patients and customers has kept her there.

Cohen has been in cannabis since 2015. She was instrumental in creating Essence Cannabis’ dispensaries and cultivation facilities, which led to the eventual sale to Green Thumb Industries—the largest transaction in Nevada cannabis history. The key to her successful leadership is in her accessibility. You can often find Cohen in Essence dispensaries speaking directly with team members, patients and customers to keep a pulse on trends and customer experience.

Cohen’s desire to help others extends beyond her work. From organizing school supply and food drives to volunteering at the LGBTQ Center, her charitable efforts have had a positive impact on others and serves to destigmatize marijuana in the community.