Sespe is proud to be female-owned and operated. Our CEO, Chelsea Sutula, has advocated for years on behalf of patients by speaking at city council and county supervisor meetings on the importance of safe access for medical patients. She has traveled to Sacramento numerous times to lobby our state Senators and Assembly Members directly for sensible cannabis regulation.
Despite being raided and arrested by local law enforcement in November 2016 (less than a week before the election to legalize cannabis in California), Sespe Creek Collective obtained local licensing as a storefront dispensary and delivery service in the beautiful and forward-thinking city of Ojai. On November 2, 2017, Sespe Creek Collective became the first licensed dispensary to open in Ventura County. On May 31, 2018, the day her charges were finally dismissed after 19 months of delays by the court, Chelsea was named 420 Magazine’s June 2018 Warrior of the Month.
“I love helping people understand and enjoy all the many benefits of cannabis. It’s a joy to connect with so many passionate folks in the industry and to build community around cannabis advocacy.”
“I am a people person so I take pride in my customer service skills and I love making people laugh!”
“My positive and upbeat attitude coupled with a vast knowledge of cannabis and cannabis accessories acquired from over 20 years of personal cannabis experience.”
“I am a painter and illustrator and I do all the fun chalkboard / Tip jar art. I also designed the Sespe illustration we have on our t-shirts!!”
“I have used cannabis for years, and I am able to offer advice and guidance when it comes to cannabis use.”