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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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Dr. William Levine

William is the founder of Izun Pharmaceuticals Corp, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company that specializes in botanical medicine. This area of specialty pharma develops pharmaceutical and healthcare products from plant-based sources. William subsequently applied his knowledge of botanicals to cannabis and established CannRx Technologies. He serves as CSO for CannRx, where he has helped to develop […]

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Melissa Diaz

Melissa is a co-founder and the CFO of Arizona-based Rebel Rock, which provides cannabis businesses in North American with specialty accounting solutions, income tax services and business system implementation. In this role, she guides companies through GAAP compliance, financial modeling and general financial accounting functions. Prior to this, Melissa was in charge of overseeing global […]

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Dr. Constantin von der Groeben

Constantin is managing director and a co-founder of Demecan, a Berlin-based company whose subsidiaries focus on the cultivation, importation and wholesale of medical cannabis. He is well-versed in the regulatory framework of medical cannabis, including European Union-Good Manufacturing Practice, narcotics and pharmaceutical law. Constantin previously worked as an attorney at law firms in Berlin, London […]

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Glenn Sammis

Glenn consults and advises on all aspects of science at British Columbia-based Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures, including separation, extraction and molecular synthesis. He has built an internationally recognized research group focused on the development of novel synthetic methods for the preparation of natural products and pharmaceuticals. Glenn also serves as an associate professor in the […]

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Michael Prytz

Michael serves as senior advisor at the Danish Consulate in Toronto where he has been instrumental in helping Canadian and US based companies understand the value Denmark can bring to their European expansion plans. Denmark has received more than 300 Million USD in direct foreign investment to build out GACP cultivation and EU-GMP contract extraction […]

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Peter Homberg

A partner in Dentons’ Berlin office, Peter heads up the law firm’s European Cannabis Group as well as the Life Sciences Practice. He specializes in intellectual property, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences and high-tech sectors. Peter also invests in startup businesses in the life sciences and high-tech fields. Before joining […]

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Darren Bondar

Under Darren’s leadership, Spiritleaf and its parent company, Inner Spirit Holdings, is moving into the adult-use cannabis industry in Canada. Alberta-based Spiritleaf currently has more than 100 corporate and franchised retail outlets under development as well as a portfolio of proprietary brands. The company is the first to be accepted as a member of the […]

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Jessica Billingsley

Jessica  is a technology pioneer, solutions creator and industry leader whose company provides proven software solutions to the emerging cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of MJ Freeway, she was a pacesetter who saw the importance of technology as it relates to the cannabis industry. As CEO of Akerna, Jessica’s mission is to drive […]

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John Zamparo

As an institutional equity research analyst with CIBC Capital Markets – a subsidiary of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce – John provides research coverage for the cannabis space as well as Canadian retailers and consumer products businesses. John, a director with the firm, was the primary author of CIBC reports titled “Cannabis: Almost Showtime” […]

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Alexandra Curley

Alexandra leads the insights and analytics team from Prohibition Partners’ Dublin office and provides market data and intelligence to key stakeholders in the cannabis industry. She is a go-to source for the international media seeking key forecasts for the global cannabis market. Alexandra has worked for some of the world’s largest research houses and also […]

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Christelle Gedeon

Christelle has spent her entire career in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry, which has positioned her as a leader in navigating product approvals and licensing, clinical trials and overall intellectual property portfolio management. Before joining Ontario, Canada-based global cannabis company Aphria, Christelle was a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, an international business law firm […]

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