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Who Are We

We are the voice of Arizona’s Cannabis Industry

Our mission is to help Arizona’s cannabis industry businesses stay informed, network and thrive. We work directly with policy makers to ensure that Arizona’s program is fair, tightly regulated and successful.

The Voice Of Arizona’s Cannabis Industry

Highlights From Our Past Events

Montel Williams @ MITA

January Event @ MITA

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

Demitri Downing

Founder of MITA

Demitri Downing is a former prosecutor and industry registered lobbyist who is part of the original vanguard of Arizona medical marijuana industry leaders. With a strong understanding of both policy and operations on a local and international level Downing was instrumental in drafting Prop 205, Arizona’s 2016 legalization bill and currently serves as an advisor to the 2020 Arizona recreational initiative committee.

Danielle Sedgwick

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Danielle Sedgwick has over 17 years of experience in marketing, brand strategy, events production, and sales for B2B and B2C corporations, she currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Marijuana Industry Trade Association of Arizona. Danielle is also the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Leaf for Life Foundation, which helps veteran families dealing with PTSD and mental health.

Destinee Nicole

Social Media Manager & Executive Assistant

Born and raised in Chandler, Arizona, Destinee Nicole graduated with high grades from Hamilton High School, a focus in education, art and photography. Growing up as a young child with osteoarthritis, Destinee found that medical marijuana has had a huge change to her daily lifestyle these past years. Coming from the hospitality industry, also experienced and self-motivated in multiple industries, skilled in photography, customer service, strategic planning, communication, and customer satisfaction, Destinee always envisioned running her own business or little local shop in Arizona and “not a front desk. “

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