Mary Jane University reaches the heart and mind of the Canna Curious individual and bridges the gap between medication and education. Our signature line of in-home educational events and courses offer anyone interested in learning about cannabis a unique experience through product reviews, sampling, and demonstrations. MJU Cannabis Educators have graduated courses on topics from the endocannabinoid system, history of cannabis, topicals & tinctures, vaping, concentrates, terpenes, CBD, cooking with cannabis and more.

We offer a fun and interactive learning environment, in the comfort of one’s home or professional environments. We are available to assist in cannabis education for patients, healthcare professionals, public servants, and chefs.

Frances Schauwecker, Founder and CEO – Frances is a cannabis educator and has been an advocate for cannabis for over 20 years. As CEO of Mary Jane University, she shares her passion for cannabis as well as offers opportunities for others to get involved in the cannabis space.  Frances founded CannaConnect, a business networking group with multiple chapters (Orange County, Inland Empire and the High Desert). Frances has worked to bring the cannabis community a variety of events that allow people to network, become educated and socialize with other like-minded individuals. She’s also the Founding Co-Chair of Women Grow Orange County.  Frances manages our signature in-home parties division and facilitates the MJU education program. Frances is also an experienced Reiki Master and one of Doreen Virtue’s Certified Angel Therapy Practitioners. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and her husband of 20 years.

  • Alumni, Cannabis Career Institute, July 2015
  • Certified How to start a cannabis business, Cloverleaf University, September 2015
  • Certified, Dispensary Staff, Trim Ready, December 2017

Barbie Sommars, COO – Barbie is a cannabis consultant who brings over twenty years of corporate operations experience to Mary Jane University with a background in high net-worth asset management.  After a medical diagnosis in 2008, she sought alternative ways of healing and pain management and found cannabis. From patient to activist to educator, she now resides in the beautiful Mojave desert near Joshua Tree, CA and commits herself to a life of healing, activism, and education to restore this ancient healing herb to its rightful place.  Barbie is the Chief Experience Creator of High Dining where she takes fine dining to new heights with upscale events infused with education; and the President of Faerie Jane, a cannabis lifestyle brand that celebrates activism through the art of adornment. She’s also the Founding Co-Chair of Women Grow Orange County.

  • Rozene Supple Visionary Award – 2018 Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit,
  • Excellence in Experiences for the High Dining Moonlit Moveable Feast by Green State, 2018.
  • Excellence in Sustainability – Green Prize Festival 2015

Lindsey Jones CMO of Mary Jane University and Experience Creator of High Dining. Lindsey Jones’ experience in the cannabis industry dates back to 2008.  She brings experience in marketing, graphic design, and web design.  Lindsey and Barbie bonded over their passion for the environment working together on LA County’s largest earth day celebration, The Green Prize Festival.