2023 Juror

Susie Plascencia

Co-Founder & CMO

Mota Glass

Susie Plascencia

LOS ANGELES, USA // Susie Plascencia is a Latina entrepreneur, storyteller and cannabis advocate. She is the founder and CEO of NightShift Digital, a boutique PR and social media marketing agency, and NightShift Cannabis, a subsidiary serving clients in cannabis and cannabis-adjacent industries.

In 2020, she co-founded MOTA Glass, a leading Latina and veteran owned brand specializing in American made functional glass. She currently serves as CMO. Their products are handmade in Los Angeles using medical-grade borosilicate and are sold in smoke shops, dispensaries and lounges worldwide. Merry Jane Media named Susie a top “cannabis power player” that same year.

In late 2021, NightShift Cannabis partnered with a cultivator to develop a top-selling, woman-led cannabis brand centered on the culture and representation of the Latino community. She served as Brand Partner and oversaw brand development, social media, marketing, and sales.

She is passionate about Latina representation in the cannabis industry and founded Latinas in Cannabis, an internationally-recognized organization that uplifts, celebrates, and connects Latina entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates.

In 2022, Marijuana Venture included Susie in their 40 Under 40 that highlights rising stars in the industry. She’s a proud Trojan and alumna of the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California where she holds a Master of Arts in Specialized Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

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