California City Cannabis Company Dust to Diamonds Appoints Andre F. Bourque Executive Advisor, Announces 2nd Annual Veterans Cannabis Ball


LAKE FOREST, CA – 11-01-2018 ( — Lancaster, California, October 29, 2018. — Dust to Diamonds Incorporated, (Dust to Diamonds) a woman-owned cannabis real estate, manufacturing, and lifestyle and wellness company specializing in CBD sector, has announced the appointment of cannabis connector and businessman Andre F. Bourque to the role of executive advisor. Mr. Bourque brings 15 years of business development experience in the tech industry from Intel Corporation, Sun Microsystems (Oracle), Thales Avionics, and Technorati, and others. 

Mr. Bourque writes a cannabis column for Forbes, was the first cannabis influencer to present cannabis real estate investment opportunities to Shanghai investors at a global conference, and is the first to bring cannabis industry media coverage to the Emmy Awards. He is the director of cannabis industry licensing for Miramar Brands, representing the likes of Elle Magazine, Hang Ten, and Carlos Santana and retail outlet relationships with Walmart, Target, Costco, CVS, and others.  

“Andre will help oversee brand partnerships, state licensing, and other strategic endeavors Dust to Diamonds a leader in California desert cannabis production and manufacturing. “Dust to Diamonds Co-Founder and C.E.O, Vanessa Macias stated, “Business is taking off, and there is a great opportunity in California City which holds the third largest landmass in the state of California. Things are moving faster than we can handle alone, and Andre brings the seasoned leadership qualities, over ten years of Fortune 2000 experience, and deep cannabis industry relationships we need to move swiftly as we approach operations in 2019.” 

At ages 26 and 24, respectively, Dust to Diamonds Co-Founders Vanessa Macias and Mariah Dodson are the youngest female powerhouse duo in the industry. The company has been issued cannabis business permits including nine cultivation licenses and two manufacturing licenses (type 6 and type 7) in California City, California. This opens a groundbreaking occasion and an historical opportunity for economic expansion in the community. 

“The female co-CEOs are the real leaders. My job is to ensure every deal we make has our best interests tied to it and no one is taken advantage of for their youth and brilliance,” Bourque said. “If you’ve ever heard stories of a woman dealing with an auto mechanic or car dealership alone, you know exactly what I mean.”  

In conjunction with this, the company announces its hosting of the Second Annual Veterans Cannabis Ball to be held November 9th, 2018 in Culver City, CA. The event will honor the 100-year anniversary of women in the U.S. Marine Corps and bring awareness to veterans who require medical marijuana to treat health conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, injuries, and body pain.  

Dust to Diamonds Co-Founder and C.O.O, and United States Army Logistics Specialist Mariah Dodson explained her company’s decision to co-host this elegant industry gala. “We are creating an evening of medical Cannabis education and support for our military in a posh lounge-like environment where vets can relax and feel comfortable. It’s important that those who have or are currently serving our country understand the holistic power and potential of the cannabis plant to ease related pains and discomfort, and how to rehabilitate their lives through self-reliance. It is crucial to enlighten on the products that are made readily available to them.” 

About Dust to Diamonds Incorporated

Dust to Diamonds Incorporated (Dust to Diamonds Inc.) is a California based holistic wellness company focused on providing cannabis-integrated education for enhancing everyday health practices. In offering a quality product line of homeopathic essentials including; topicals, tinctures, drops, capsules, oils, and herbs at over a dozen, and counting, retail locations, Dust to Diamonds Inc. proves to be dedicated to helping strengthen the mind, body, and souls of humanity by incorporating CBD and THC. With a mission towards assisting patients and communities in advancing their wellbeing, the company was awarded nine (9) medical cannabis cultivation licenses and two (2) medical cannabis manufacturing licenses in California City, California. The company’s co-CEOs are recognized for the youngest shareholders in the history of regulated cannabis to be issued licensing permits. Dust to Diamonds is paving the way for modern-day self-care. Find more information on how to take your health to the next level at or find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. 

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