Name: Melissa Campbell
Title: Assistant Packaging Manager
Hometown: New Britain CT
Years in Cannabis: 1 year
Interesting fact: I served as a Chemical Operations Specialist in the Army for 6 years.
What is your cannabis origin story?: Being a veteran I have seen what Cannabis has done to help other veterans with medical conditions such as PTSD.. When MA legalized it, I knew it was my calling. I wanted to be part of an industry where I could help others treat their medical conditions and show them that Cannabis is a better alternative to most prescription drugs.
What did you do before this and how did it prepare you for your role today?: I believe that my time in the military is what prepared me the most for my role today. I get to be a leader and manage an awesome packaging team here at CAC!
What is your strain of choice?: Sour Diesel
What is your favorite edible?: That's a tough one. I don't usually do edibles as I prefer flower, but I would say gummies.
Favorite delivery method?: Vaping flower or vape carts
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about cannabis recently?: I read an article recently that there are two FDA-approved medications that will contain cannabinoids in them. I’m not sure what they will be and how true it is but it was exciting to see the chemicals in the cannabis plant being recognized for the symptoms they can help treat.
What do you do for fun?: I like to paint and do artsy type stuff. It’s kind of a hidden talent I didn’t know until I was in college. I also like to play sports such as softball and basketball.
Where do you go to learn more about cannabis?: Usually online. I follow a lot of different social media accounts where I learn about new strains and what’s going on in the industry.
What is the coolest new cannabis-related gadget you’ve seen recently?: I would have to say the Cannagar mold I recently saw on social media. It may not be new to everyone but I thought it was a pretty cool device to make Cannabis Cigars. It’s nothing I have ever done before but would love to try it someday.
What’s your favorite CAC product right now?: I like the carts a lot and our Activ8 Mango is one of my favorites. Helps quiet my mind so I can sleep well.
What do you like most about working at CAC? :The team I work with, the atmosphere and the fact that we are helping others by doing what we do.
What is the most rewarding part of working for CAC?: Being able to learn and grow. We are still a young company with so many great things ahead of us. I look forward to our continuous growth and making a difference in the cannabis industry.