Amanda Reiman

Member Since 2021

Amanda Reiman

Founder and CEO

Personal Plants


Amanda Reiman is the Founder of Personal Plants, a multimedia platform designed to support the home cultivation and processing of therapeutic plants. After earning her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2006, Dr. Reiman was the Director of Research and Patient Services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the country, and the Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance, a national non-profit that was engaged in the drafting and campaigns of legalization initiatives across the country and abroad. She also taught courses on substance abuse treatment and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years. Dr. Reiman is an internationally recognized cannabis expert and public health researcher. Dubbed “The Brain” by, she is a leader the field of cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs and has presented her research on cannabis dispensaries and the use of cannabis as a substitute for opiates all over the world. She has written for/been quoted in The Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, and Playboy as well as numerous peer reviewed academic journals and several textbooks. Also an expert in cannabis policy on the local, national and international level, Dr. Reiman was the first Chairwoman of the Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission and also sat on the Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission. She currently sits on the Board of Cannabis Doing Good and the Cannabis Travel Association.


  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Education


January 4th, 2023

12 Actionable Ways to Improve Your Business Storytelling Skills

When applied to business, storytelling can serve as an incredible tool for marketing, pitching, developing thought leadership and more.

November 16th, 2022

Need to Educate Your Customers? 12 Approaches That Work

Customer education must be approached with the right tone and content to be effective.

November 9th, 2022

13 Effective Strategies for Managing the Stress of the Fast-Paced Culture Industry

In an industry that moves at breakneck speeds, it helps to have some coping strategies when you're feeling stressed out.

September 29th, 2022

Eight Effective Strategies to Diversify Your Job Applicant Pool

A diverse workforce doesn't happen accidentally — you need the right recruiting strategies to bring different types of candidates in the door.


Personal Plants

We empower people to grow and process their own therapeutic plants at home through engaging content, a curated marketplace and practical advice from leaders in the plant medicine space. Like The Food Network, but for cannabis and mushrooms, we are bringing plant medicine mainstream and putting the power of plants in the hands of people, from seed to self-reliance.


  • Alternative Medicine
  • Wellness
  • Marketplace