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Biography

Jessica Riley currently serves as Director of Operations of UpToke. She is an entrepreneur with her hands in a variety of projects at any given time. Ms. Riley is a Founding Member and current Operations Strategist of [freespace] in addition to her work at UpToke.

Jessica is passionate about creating systems and processes within technology start-ups that encourage collaboration and communication. She describes herself as a data driven story teller focused on building the UpToke brand into a trusted resource for patients and families.

Ms. Riley’s work previous work includes extensive experience in marketing and operations strategy for technology and social business start-ups. Further, she has direct experience with all stages of cannabis production, distribution, and sale as a technology consultant and systems designer.

Companies

UpToke
Director of Operations
UpToke is the designer of a new vaporizer. They implement innovative technology to replicate the simple and satisfying experience of smoking tobacco in a healthier, more modern, and fully portable way. UpToke began taking pre-orders for their Spyre Vaporizer, which has a built-in grinder and CPU unit to regulate the temperature, in November 2013. It will include its ability to reach 375 degrees Fahrenheit in 2.5 seconds, while boasting all-day battery life. UpToke is a company member of the ArcView Investor Network as well.
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
Member
Founded in 2010, The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is a trade organization for the cannabis industry. It serves to provide canna-businesses with a voice in Washington, D.C. The NCIA is led by industry leaders with the intent to speak for the needs of the rapidly-growing cannabis industry. Additionally, they allow members to choose who will serve on the board of directors with annual elections.

In The News

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February 07, 2014

Inspiring Top Talent Into The Legal Cannabis Industry
Editor’s Note: Jessica Riley oversees operations at UpToke. Her previous work includes extensive experience in marketing and operations strategy for technology and social business start-ups. Further, she has direct experience with all stages of cannabis production, distribution, and sale. A few weeks ago I penned an article about the role of women in the cannabis industry. In the article, I made note about how I see the cannabis industry akin to any other industry in America today albeit with a much stronger growth trend and rife with vast opportunities for bold young …
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January 21, 2014

Women Could Help The Legal Cannabis Industry Evolve, Grow As Professionals
Editor’s Note: Jessica Riley oversees operations at UpToke. Her previous work includes extensive experience in marketing and operations strategy for technology and social business start-ups. Further, she has direct experience with all stages of cannabis production, distribution, and sale. The cannabis industry is just like any other industry with the exception of having a lot more growth opportunity because of a confluence of factors within American culture happening at this unique moment in history. This is the view UpToke, the company I run operations for, chooses to promote. We feel normalizing cannabis culture …

DISCLAIMER: The professionals and companies described are not associated or affiliated with Medical Jane, and they may not endorse Medical Jane or the information provided. The names of other companies, products and services are the property of their respective owners.

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