The Cannabis Consumer Institute (CCI) was founded to educate cannabis and hemp consumers on the plant and the products available on the market.

We're kicking off this effort with our 2019 Symposium, where we’ve invited top industry experts and influencers to share their knowledge about cannabis and the industry from a consumer-centric lens. This is going to be a unique and intimate event with the opportunity to engage with the presenters, including a social event at the conclusion. We're excited to share a holistic curation of the most cutting-edge topics in cannabis today.

Who Are We?

We are truth seekers. Questioners. Infinitely curious about all things, including cannabis. We hold high standards for the products we choose to incorporate into our lives and we think you should too.

Our Why

In everything we do, we believe in truth; seeking it, sharing it, and standardizing it. Never settle for anything less than incredible. We strive for excellence and Truth in Cannabis.™

toni ioppolo

Toni Ioppolo

Co-Founder & CEO

Toni is Co-Founder and CEO of the Cannabis Consumer Institute. As a successful serial entrepreneur, CCI is Toni’s fourth company, having sold her last to Deloitte, a leading professional services firm serving more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500. She brings almost 30 years of experience and expertise with product launches, sales, marketing, compliance, regulatory, and clinical research and development in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries into the cannabis sector.

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jennifer ioppolo

Jennifer Ioppolo

Co-Founder & COO

Jennifer is Co-Founder and COO of the Cannabis Consumer Institute. She brings over 15 years of experience from the natural products industry into cannabis, including personal care manufacturing, homeopathic medicine, and aromatherapy. A natural educator, Jennifer has been a guest instructor at CU Denver's Integrative Medicine Dept and CU Health Sciences, and has been involved in corporate leadership education for the Fortune 100.

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morgan rappaport

Morgan Rappaport

Director of  Brand Strategy & Marketing

Morgan is the Director of Brand Strategy and Marketing for the Cannabis Consumer Institute. She brings experience in academic research and education from NYU and Hunter College, advertising from one of the largest agencies globally, Havas Worldwide, and cannabis from the leading market intelligence firm in the industry. She believes consumer-centricity is vital for the industry and emends the approach into business, brand, and marketing strategy.

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sowmya surapur

Sowmya Surapur

Director of Product Development

Sowmya is the Director of Product Development for the Cannabis Consumer Institute. She brings experience from Pacific Medical Data Solutions and Epic. She’s a proud Spartan from Michigan State University with an academic background in Nutrition and Crop & Soil Sciences. Her work experience in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management brings a dynamic skillset to the cannabis industry. As a product developer, she believes a scientific approach to consumer research is vital to keep truth to a growing cannabis industry.

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Cannabis Connections: Bringing Consumers, Wellness Communities, and the Industry Together

June 5, 2019 8:000am – 5:00pm at CU Boulder: This intimate and exclusive event is focused on cutting-edge educational topics from a panel of Cannabis experts, talks from Medical Professionals, along with consumer stories. Reception afterward co-sponsored by CCI at The Rio Grande, Boulder.