Hi Fellow Tokers! My name is Kymberly Byrnes aka “KymB” and I’m an advocate, influencer, and cannabis powerhouse with my hands deep in the NYC cannabis scene for over 20 years. I’ve been helping grow retail standards for cannabis since they were first called nickel bags.

Typically, I work adjacent to multiple principles in the cannabis industry and my early work helped set universal cultivation standards within the industry. I am the Co-founder and CMO of TribeTokes, where I head all the brands’ social media and marketing strategies. I normally blend traditional marketing efforts, modern colloquialisms, and digital social culture to subliminally target customers and break into new markets with ways many cannabis brands have yet to tap.

To this day, I work with some of the most forward-thinking minds in the New York City cannabis scene: I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, one of the largest business leaders in The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, a business-to-business trade show event for the legalized cannabis industry. I love to volunteer and also sit on the committee for the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally, one of the longest running cannabis events in the world. I’m the NYC Ambassador for Women Grow, and you can frequently find me sitting as a High Times Cannabis Cup Judge. 

As a Certified Pilates Instructor and Lululemon Legacy Ambassador, my passion for health and cannabis are blended through my “Plant-Based Pilates” CBD fitness platform! On the patient advocacy side, I work with Nugg MD to help New Yorkers get their medical marijuana cards, too. When I’m not educating the world on cannabis, you can find me working out, exploring, traveling, and of course consuming some of the best cannabis and CBD in the world.

As a Certified Pilates Instructor and Lululemon Legacy Ambassador, my passion for health and cannabis are blended through my “Plant-Based Pilates” CBD fitness platform! On the patient advocacy side, I work with Nugg MD to help New Yorkers get their medical marijuana cards, too. When I’m not educating the world on cannabis, you can find me working out, exploring, traveling, and of course consuming some of the best cannabis and CBD in the world.

Fun Facts about KymB!

-Certified Master Pilates Instructor for 20 years

-Lululemon Ambassador 

-Women Grow NYC Ambassador

-Advisory Board Cannabis World Congress Business Expo

-NYC Cannabis Parade + Rally Committee (only female)

-Mentor + Coach Real Cannabis Entrepreneurs

-Member of NORML

A Little More About Me!

Hometown:

Staten Island, NY. It’s such an amazing opportunity to be part of the cannabis movement in my favorite city in the whole world – NYC. Truly the “Melting Pot”.

Astrological Sign:

Taurus

Current Favorite Strain + way to consume: 

I am currently obsessed with the NorCal Sours. Since COVID19, I have cut back on papers + LOVE to smoke out of my Grav Sherlock Glass Pipe that I bought 2 years ago at Higher Standards, my fav cannabis inspired store in NYC. They have a wide variety of the coolest gadgets, accessories + lifestyle products.

Describe your first cannabis experience: 

I was among my 14-year-old peers in a park by my summer school. I remember that I had the worst cotton-mouth. I didn’t smoke again for almost a whole year!

As a cannabis advocate, where should people be paying more attention? Name any organizations that you support:

We definitely need to support women in cannabis more. The gender pay gap is discriminatory + unacceptable. I love Women Grow! As a long time Ambassador of the NYC Chapter, it’s an honor + privilege to serve our community of both men + women.

Where do you go for your cannabis information: 

Beard Bros Pharms is my #1 fav for information but I also use Benzinga + Reddit. I find I use Leafly a lot for information about cannabis strains + flower stats. Plus the app is super easy to use.

Who is your cannabis industry crush person or brand: 

OMG hands down 710 Labs! I am a dabber at heart + LOVE their concentrates. The Persy Sauce is my fav.

If you could mesh with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Sarah Silverman + Chelsea Handler – both are fucking hysterical. Both have openly advocated for cannabis. I feel like laughter + weed are the worlds best medicine.