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Derek Riedle

Entrepreneur. Publisher.

About Derek

Derek Riedle (pronounced reed-lee) is the founder and publisher of Civilized - a media company that speaks to motivated, productive adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, but do not define themselves by it. He approaches life with wide-eyed curiosity and a gut feeling for what people want before they know they want it.

Derek has crafted the message and shaped the story of leading companies and winning political campaigns across North America. He founded strategic communications agency, Revolution Strategy and is the co-creator of Real Houses of… a television series showcasing some of the most interesting homes in North America and the personalities behind them.

Rooted in Canada’s east coast but living in Los Angeles, he’s learned to surround himself with really great people and get out of the way. Derek loves a good story, a witty sense of humor and authentic personalities. He maintains a strict no-assholes-allowed policy.

It’s time for North America to embrace the reality of cannabis and its uses. It’s time to break free of the cannabis closet.”


VICELAND’s Bong Appétit

Cannabis Life Conference: Creativity & Lifestyle Panel

The Weed Show with Charlo Greene

Cannabis Radio

Cannabis Radio Grassroots Marketing Podcast


Escape 9-to-5 Podcast

The Adam Carolla Show

The Boiling Point Podcast

Introduction to Civilized

Global Economic Speech with Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Let’s chat.

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  • Civilized
  • Revolution
  • Talons