Ms. Marta Downing
Marta Downing is currently the Senior Vice President at Sail Cannabis. . Born and raised in New Jersey, in 2013 she formed and managed a team that successfully applied for and received a license for a vertically integrated Registered Marijuana Dispensary in Massachusetts, serving a market of 6.5M. She then led, as COO, the largest medical marijuana evaluation center in the US Canna Care Docs which connects state-licensed medical doctors with patients interested in receiving medical marijuana treatment in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Through a partnership with Canna Care Docs and the New England Veterans Alliance, free treatment has been provided to over 5000 local veterans with PTSD and pain suffered from modern warfare. In 2017, Marta piloted the successful acquisition of Canna Care Docs by Sail Cannabis, a Canadian holding company focused on using machine-learning to fully unlock the potential of cannabis as medicine. She began her career as an institutional equities broker with JonesTrading covering small cap value funds but eventually found the world of institutional finance lacked the passion and authenticity found in the dynamic cannabis space. Marta is passionate in her commitment to build a cannabis industry that is inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups in tech, corporate medicine and finance. She attended Wesleyan University, is an LGBT member of the Minority Cannabis Business Alliance, an avid supporter of Seacoast Outright, and is an accomplished ski mountaineer, surfer and road cyclist.