Kary Radestock

When it comes to the cannabis industry, Kary Radestock is thinking outside the box. With more than 25 years of award-winning print and packaging experience, including with some of the top brands in the world, Kary launched Hippo Premium Packaging in 2016 to bring professional-level packaging and brand-building solutions to the emerging cannabis industry. She was quickly named “Cannabis Industry Woman of the Year,” has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events, has a regular column in mg magazine, and is a noted thought-leader on topics relating to cannabis packaging and business building. Her work was given the prestigious PAC Global Award for packaging excellence, marking the first time this was awarded to a cannabis product.

Through her writing and appearances, Kary tries to make certain that a woman’s point-of-view is always included in the conversation.

“I worked in the corporate world for over 20-years before I started Hippo Premium Packaging, so I know what it's like to be a woman in a man’s world,” she said. “Fortunately, that’s changing and we are making progress in the number of women-owned companies and having women in corporate boardrooms. But we still have a long way to go. The cannabis industry provides women with a unique opportunity to have a voice in an entirely new business sector.”

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