Lelehnia DuBois grew up in two worlds. Her father lived on the Southern California beaches, while her mother had her homesteading in the Northern California mountains. She has witnessed raids, family homelessness, death, abuse, all results of the drug war, making her not want anything to do with cannabis as a adult. In 1999, she sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury and began to implement the alternative healing tools her mother taught her after seeing western medicines were not working. Cannabis was one of those tools. Lelehnia, now believes the plant is a large part of her ability to thrive and sees it as a vehicle to help create positive change in the world.
In 2005, she started growing her own medicine and became a provider for a local dispensary. After 9 years in the medical market, she became the first Chair and President of a political organization, California Cannabis Voice Humboldt (CCVH), playing a key role in bringing local cannabis farmers, business owners, and politicians to the same table in California.
By 2020, Lelehnia had sponsored a cannabis education spot that aired on national networks with 420Media, co-developed a 4-permit (2 manufacturing, processing, and distribution) project in Humboldt County, launched Sensi Magazine in the Emerald Triangle, and became the advisor and a co-founder of an Artificial Intelligence cannabis dosing project. Lelehnia continues to help her cannabis community transition by building bridges between her legacy culture and the new industry. She moderates two online communities, Women Empowered in Cannabis: Supply Chain and Humboldt Grace: A Community Gathering Place. Every Sunday, she interviews some of the biggest female leaders in cannabis on the FB LIVE Show Business Our Way w/Lele Women Empowered In Cannabis.
Lelehnia also volunteers as the Chair of the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission