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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Enjoy the Ride!” With These Cannabis Consumption & Storage Tips

It’s official! The Gentlemen Smugglers are back — and we’re on a mission to bring premium cannabis products and unparalleled storytelling to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Needless to say, our legendary story is unlike any other you’ll hear amongst the many brands out there in the legal marijuana market. Our high-quality cannabis flower and products […]

Smuggling on the East Coast: Exploring the History

smuggle to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law. Based on the definition above, when you hear the word ‘smuggling’ – it should undoubtedly evoke scenes of danger, intrigue, history and myth. And rightfully so. Here at Gentlemen Smugglers, we’ve lived ‘the life’ and have survived […]

‘Tiderunner’ Logistics: The Importance of Tides

After years of research and development, our team is beyond excited to launch the GS brand. In our other blogs – we’ve briefly introduced you to our company, had you meet kingpin Barry “Flash” Foy, and covered why we chose to launch in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Let’s now talk about another vital topic that […]


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.