Adam Greenberg

Adam Greenberg is the CEO of iUNU, a Seattle based startup that provides AI and computervision technology to greenhouses. Mr. Greenberg has been recognized with a Medal of Excellence nomination from Greenhouse Grower, Best new indoor growing technology from United Fresh Produce Association and was recently named to GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.  He […]

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Tom Dermody

As the Vice President of Strategic Development at International Hemp Solutions Tom Dermody is a hemp industry veteran with a background in non- and for-profit business. As a graduate of the University of Maryland, he began his career in Washington D.C. working for the National Family Farm Coalition and Citizen Trade Campaign Ag Division. Following […]

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Jenelle Kim

Dr. Jenelle Kim, DACM, L.Ac., is the founder and leader formulator for JBK Wellness Labs. Dr. Kim is devoted to integrating the philosophy, medical wisdom and expertise of East Asia with the advancements of modern life and medicine of the West in order to touch and positively affect the lives of others. Dr. Kim holds […]

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Derek Smith

Derek Smith is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Resource Innovation Institute (RII), a national non-profit whose mission is to promote and quantify energy, carbon and water conservation in the cannabis industry. Prior to RII, Mr. Smith ran Clean Energy Works, a residential energy efficiency program that blended utility, public and private dollars to deliver whole-building […]

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George Hou

George has over two decades of experience in complementary medicine. His journey started in 1998 with the co-founding of a direct to consumer alternative medicine company that reached 27 million dollars in annual gross revenue, and turned into the largest manufacturer of magnetic mattresses in USA. George’s latest endeavor is Myco Sativa. This premium lifestyle […]

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Preston Whitfield

Preston Whitfield joined FlexMOD Solutions as the Director of Hemp Operations. FlexMOD is a design and build firm with collective knowledge and expertise in the hemp and cannabis industry that specializes in providing custom tailored solutions from seed to finished products using best in class systems. In collaboration with the Colorado Governor and governmental agencies, […]

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Pamela Berstler

Pamela Berstler, is a nationally recognized expert on soil and water management who developed the Watershed Approach, a regenerative landscape strategy, and grew it into a nationwide movement with eight guidebooks on the subject. For fifteen years, Pamela has helmed G3, Green Gardens Group, and award-winning EPA Certifying Professional Organization that educates and certifies property […]

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Roz McCarthy

As Founder & CEO for Minorities for Medical Marijuana Roz has been recognized by High Times Magazine as one of the top 100 influential people in Cannabis for 2017. Roz’s organization M4MM has been recognized with the 2018 and 2019 Cannabis Industry Organization of the Year Award. Roz serves as a guest Cannabis Social Equity/ […]

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Kristie Mallow

Kristie Mallow worked to normalize cannabis use among corporate professionals in an effort to promote removing cannabis stigma and as a result was instrumental in that employer removing pre employment screening for cannabis use. Kristie is now the founder of Farm to Market Hemp and is using her abilities to help assist her friends and […]

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Franny Tacy

Franny is the first female hemp farmer in NC and has entered the scene with a force behind education and collaboration. Franny is Co-CEO of their vertically integrated hemp business Franny’s Farmacy. They grow, process, manufacture and distribute their branded product lines to their dispensaries, wholesale and online customers in every state. Franny also participates […]

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Steve Taormina

Steve Taormina is a 25-year veteran to the natural products industry. He has worked for Whole Foods Markets corporate offices and New Hope Network as the Standards Director for the Natural Products Expos. Steve joined NSF International in September 2015. He led NSF’s operations for Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Plant-Based and other labeling certifications. Currently, Steve […]

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Jason Ortiz

Jason Ortiz is a founding board member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association and serves as President of the Board. He received a bachelor’s degree in Public and Community Engagement from the University of Connecticut and has been fighting to end the war on drugs since he first heard the words “The School to prison pipeline” after […]

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Jackson Garth

As a hemp advisor, Dr. Garth addresses challenges farmers face in the hemp arena including license acquisition, hemp cultivation & processing, and industry knowledge. Moreover, he assists in ensuring that crop is sold above fair market value. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Verde Leaf, his company offers free access to an invaluable […]

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Chelsie Spencer

Chelsie Spencer is a cannabis and hemp attorney. She is a founding member of Ritter Spencer PLLC. Chelsie practices in the areas of medical marijuana and hemp and represents clients across those industries for their business law and compliance needs. Chelsie represents all facets of the cannabis and hemp industries, including dispensaries, growers, processors, manufacturers, […]

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Marc Privitera

Marc has been one of the pioneers in bringing industrial hemp to northern New York. Having developed background in other states previously and seeing the agricultural entrepreneurial opportunity for the farmers and neighbors in the area, Marc has been developing grow methods and product applications that would help the economic development in the North Country. […]

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Blake Patterson

Blake Patterson is Co-founder and CEO for MarketHub Retail Services. MarketHub has proven itself to be a leader in the CBD Category for all partners within the value chain; retailers, brands, manufacturer, distributors, industry associations, etc. Mr. Patterson’s experience in the magazine industry culminated as National Director of Retail Sales for Time Warner. He managed […]

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Josh Schneider

Josh is a true innovator always pushing boundaries and working to improve upon the status quo. He is CEO & Co-Founder at Cultivaris Hemp. Leading a large ornamental young plant sales, marketing and product development team early in his career gave Josh a passion for shepherding new ideas, programs and varieties to success in the marketplace. His experience founding and managing […]

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