Joline Rivera is a 20-year veteran creative and trend watcher in food and food media. In 2017, Jolene launched Kitchen Toke, a media company dedicated to exploring culinary cannabis for health and wellness. She is also the founder of Red Belly CBD-infused honey.

Expertise: culinary cannabis.

Experience: Joline Rivera cut her teeth as a designer at one of the world's largest publishing houses before becoming a sought-after independent creative director and trend-spotter in the food industry. She's created content for Meredith publishing, Food Network, US Foods, and more. Jolene changed the trajectory of the male-dominated, fast-growing cannabis industry in 2017 as the only minority woman to launch a media brand, beginning with Kitchen Toke, a definitive source for culinary cannabis. She was tapped by Food & Wine to develop culinary cannabis content and is considered a "culinary cannabis visionary" by editor in chief Hunter Lewis.

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