“Some Legends Are Real” – Meet the Female Smugglers!

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If you’ve been taking a voyage with us through our blogs, you’ve learned about the saltwater beginnings of Gentlemen Smugglers and our high-grade offerings. Today, we’re charting a course back in time to an era where velvet blazers met cannabis stashes, where our leading ladies ruled the high seas and were as unstoppable as the […]

Assessing the Failure of The War on Drugs

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Born as a well-meaning movement against drug abuse, the War on Drugs promised a drug-free future for America. Yet looking back, the reality of its outcome remains a stark contrast to that initial promise. With no substantial reduction in drug addiction rates, this “war” has become synonymous with failure. This blog will delve into the […]

Cannabis Tourism in Boston

GS – BOSTON CANNABIS HISTORY – from GENTLEMEN SMUGGLERS on Vimeo. The History of Boston Cannabis in 90-seconds.   Welcome to the world of cannabis tourism in Boston, a vibrant and historic city with a thriving cannabis scene. At Gentlemen Smugglers, we’re proudly based in Massachusetts, providing consumers with premium products for their various needs. […]

Taking A Stance Against Rainbow Washing: GS at Boston’s Pride Parade

At Gentlemen Smugglers, we are deeply committed to supporting and celebrating diversity within legal cannabis and beyond. As we enter Pride Month 2023, we want to take a moment to discuss the importance of genuine support for the LGBTQ+ community and address the issue of rainbow washing, a marketing tactic that can undermine the true […]

Diving Further into the GS Story: “The Second Life”

“It was no longer a boat. It was no longer a living quarters, it was no longer nothin’. The whole aft stateroom was full of hash. There was a forward forepeak, it was packed full…the only thing that was left open was the bathroom, the kitchen and the main salon.”  —  Christy Campbell (Gentleman Smuggler) […]

Cannabis Social Equity: GS Initiatives – Supporting the Last Prisoner Project

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If you’ve been following along with the Gentlemen Smugglers blog series, you may already be familiar with our incredible true story. From the highest heights of cannabis smuggling in the 70s, to doing his time in prison on the Kingpin statute, Barry “Flash” Foy has done it all and lived to tell the tale. It […]

A Closer Look at MA’s Adult-Use Cannabis Guidelines

Hey Outlaws! A brand new year is in full swing, and there have been a lot of exciting happenings in the Gentlemen Smugglers world. We’re thrilled about all the amazing connections we have made as we’ve brought our company and our unmatched story to the people who’ve been missing the ‘good stuff.’ For those savvy […]

Diving Further into the GS Story: “Destined to Be Huge”

By now, cannabis consumers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have come to recognize Gentlemen Smugglers for our premium locally-sourced products as well as our unparalleled storytelling. Born with an outlaw spirit and a deep love for the cannabis plant, we’ve been picking up where we left off — bringing back the ‘good stuff’ to the […]

Freshly Caught Fits: Announcing Our New Line of GS Merch!

  Here at Gentlemen Smugglers, we proudly provide the Massachusetts legal cannabis market with premium flower and products. With choice strains/cultivars and options such as whole flower, individual pre-rolls and pre-roll tins, we’ve certainly got something for everyone. We’re also all about providing our customers with resources and education to make sure your cannabis use […]

Tools for Your Tackle Box – Cannabis Accessories to Pair With Your GS Products

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If you have been following along with our previous blogs, we’ve been touching on some crucial topics related to conscious cannabis consumption. For newcomers and connoisseurs alike, being properly informed will go a long way in ensuring your experience is the best it can be. Keep reading for some choice tips regarding which cannabis accessories […]


With a rich background in accounting and a trail of successful mentees launching their accounting firms, Vanessa is not just a financial expert but the force behind the scenes, ensuring the numbers align for daring endeavors. Juggling the roles of being an accounting professional, mentor, business consultant, and proud DOPE CFO Pro Badge holder, she continues to bring a unique blend of dedication and organizational prowess to her role.

In 2019, Vanessa launched her accounting firm, Butler CFO & Tax, where she’s helped hundreds of firm owners and non-profit organizations scale their businesses.  She has been a driving force helping the Gentlemen Smugglers to stay successful.

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Peter Cardoz

As a passionate cannabis advocate, lifetime food enthusiast and veteran scientist, Peter brings his wealth of knowledge and love for cannabis to the Gentlemen Smugglers team. He started his research career from an early age, eventually conducting research at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, where he become published in Nature Communications.

In 2021, Peter started his own consulting company, Cardoz Blended Gourmet, and a launched a line of gourmet, live resin infused CBD culinary oils.

Cathy O'Hara

Meet Cathy, head of People Operations at Gentlemen Smugglers. Cathy is a former journalist turned Tech Pioneer. As the 35th employee at AirBNB, Cathy helped scale the home-sharing startup into the mega star it is today.

Cathy joins GS with a proven knowledge of recruiting, people leadership, community relationship building, customer service operations, workflow planning and project management. Plus she’s just a cool world traveler.