Travis Lane

Travis has been cultivating cannabis for 20-plus years in British Columbia and has been a strong advocate for pesticide-free, sun-grown, organic marijuana production. He has been involved in the founding of numerous small cannabis businesses over the past decade, including Levity Solutions, a multipurpose cannabis consultancy focused on cultivation and extraction methods for licensed producers, […]

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Courtney Barnes

Based in Vicente Sederberg’s Denver office, Courtney’s focus is on hemp law, policy and regulatory compliance, and she helps clients navigate the complex regulatory framework for production, manufacturing and distribution of hemp and hemp products in the United States. She previously worked for the Trichome Institute, a cannabis education company, and also served as an […]

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Kay Tamillow

Kay serves as director of research for Brightfield Group, a Chicago-based firm that provides strategic market intelligence in the cannabis industry. Brightfield provides in-depth analysis on the CBD market that includes consumer research, new product developments, market sizes and brand shares. Previously, Kay worked in various functions at PepsiCo., managing project teams and building analytic […]

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Eric Uleman

Eric founded the Dutch pharmaceuticals company CannNEXT BV, based in Amsterdam. For the past 18 years, he has been a board member and management consultant for international companies including ING Bank and JP Morgan. As a board member of Amtrada, an international trading firm, he was responsible for strategy and executing a reorganization in 2015. […]

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Michael Sharp

Michael serves as senior legal counsel and head of intellectual property for Aurora Cannabis, a leading Canadian licensed producer. Michael is also a registered Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent and a registered Canadian Trademark Agent. Prior to joining Aurora, Michael acquired more than 10 years of IP experience working in private practice for a variety […]

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Max Mausner

As a senior analyst, Max supports multiple aspects of the Toronto-based institutional investment firm’s research process and is responsible for coverage of the global cannabis sector. He is also a co-founder and board member of Pack Labs, a cannabinoid-focused food and beverage co-manufacturer and research and development company. He is also an active angel investor […]

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Kiran Sidhu

Kiran is a seasoned executive and serial entrepreneur. He is currently the director and CEO of Halo Labs, a cannabis extraction company. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Kiran was the founder and CEO of Transact Network, an electronic money institution in the European Union. He also previously worked at On Stage Entertainment, PwC and […]

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Tyler Robson

Tyler’s involvement in the cannabis industry includes a focus on R&D, proprietary extraction processing and life sciences. He serves as the CEO of Valens Groworks, a British Columbia-based extraction company. He has helped the company grow through major extraction agreements with some of the largest Canadian licensed producers and leveraged his expertise to help the […]

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Daniel Podestá

Daniel has more than 15 years of law experience and has spent the past six years specializing in regulatory framework for the hemp and marijuana industries in Uruguay. As a partner at Montevideo law firm Estudio Podestá, he helps cannabis companies obtain various authorizations and also assists them on corporate and M&A matters. […]

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Update on Israel’s Cannabis Market

Israel has one of the oldest and most developed medical marijuana programs in the world. Now, the recent promise that medical marijuana exports from the country will be permitted has attracted significant investment. You’ll get insights on: The current domestic market and pending changes to the regulations Why exports were allowed but haven’t yet begun. […]

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Maria Belen Algorta

Maria is an agricultural engineer and she also runs HempLat, a private consultant company focused on the development of cannabis projects in Uruguay. Maria took an interest in hemp when seeking a crop to compete with soybeans in Uruguay. She also works as a commercial developer for Global Solutions, a Uruguayan foreign trade company. […]

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Lara Wood

Lara has spent almost 25 years in leadership roles in brand and project management, digital strategy, e-commerce and operations. As general manager of Cannabis NB, she has been responsible for the launch and ongoing operations of the company as well as preparing for the next phase of legalization in Canada. Before entering the cannabis space, […]

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Mary Shapiro

As managing director of her San Francisco-based firm, Mary strives to assist cannabis operators in selecting strong and enforceable brand names. The firm, which Mary rebranded in 2016, focuses on providing intellectual property and consumer protection to the cannabis industry while also guiding operators through complex compliance issues such as packaging and labeling, recalls and […]

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Juan Luis Serrano

Juan Luis has more than sixteen years of experience advising multinational companies on IP and regulatory matters with a focus on the life sciences sector. He joined Sánchez Devanny in 2017 to act as co-head of the Life Sciences Industry Group and head of the Intellectual Property and Privacy practice. Prior to this, Juan Luis […]

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Diane Scott

Diane brings more than 20 years of global experience in emerging industries to her role as chair and CEO of Jamaican Medical Cannabis Corp. Under her leadership, the Montego Bay-based company has experienced significant growth and is currently on pace to deliver nearly 1 million square feet of medical cannabis cultivation in 2019. Diane is […]

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Dave Scholz

Dave is a reputation expert who also specializes in communications research. He has been a leading figure in all phases of both qualitative and quantitative projects across divisions at Montreal-based Leger, which has offices across Canada and in the United States. He launched Leger’s first Canadian Reputation Index 21 years ago and regularly comments on […]

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David Rendimonti

David has a 30-year track record of leading top brands in the life sciences sector. He is currently the CEO of Eureka93, one of North America’s largest hemp cultivation and CBD extraction operations. Prior to this, David held roles with some of the world’s prominent healthcare organizations including Johnson & Johnson and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. […]

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Paul Pedersen

Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Nextleaf Solutions, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based extraction technology company with a focus on high-purity cannabinoid distillate. Paul has been involved in the cannabis industry since 2013, consulting for a variety of investors and companies. Paul has also founded several start-ups over his career. […]

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Matt Maurer

In his role with Torkin Manes, Matt provides business and regulatory advice to a wide range of cannabis industry stakeholders. His up-to-date knowledge on fast-developing cannabis-related legislation enables Matt to service clients not only in Canada but across the globe. He is also an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with more than a decade of […]

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