Julianna Carella founded Auntie Dolores in 2008, bringing 20+ years of culinary work with cannabis and entrepreneurship in the health space. In 2013, Julianna developed Treatibles CBD-infused pet products, which were introduced under the Auntie Dolores line of products. Julianna is an avid proponent of health freedom, a visionary, and an activist in the MMJ community. As a health food enthusiast, Julianna began incorporating cannabinoids into her own diet and sharing the benefits with friends and family members who later encouraged her to turn her passion into a business. The Auntie Dolores mission is to provide safe access to cannabinoids for all sectors of society, including animals. Today, Auntie Dolores healthy gourmet edibles and Treatibles pet products are sold throughout California and internationally.
What social justice and/or criminal justice reforms do you want the US to make around its drug policy, particularly around cannabis?
The US Government needs to end the war on drugs and stop fueling the prison-industrial complex. Cannabis is no longer the means to unjustly destroy lives by locking up innocent people, usually of color.
Why are environmentally sustainable business practices essential to the future of the cannabis industry?
The regulators of the cannabis industry should take a closer look at balancing packaging requirements for safety, and the carbon footprint that excessive plastic and overuse of erroneous packaging materials has on our planet. In fact, a true revolution would be to allow for the development of hemp-based plastics and require cannabis companies and all other food product companies to package their products in this!