Andrea Brooks

Andrea is a cannabis advocate, lobbyist for social change, and an entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness. Following a disabling injury in which cannabis played a crucial role in her recovery, she was inspired to advocate for the plant and build solutions in the space. She founded Sava in 2015, a curated marketplace for […]

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Joe Puglise

Joe joined the cannabis industry in 2018, serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Board Director for Medicine Man Technologies, a Colorado-based publicly traded company. He currently serves as COO of Ilera Healthcare, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Pennsylvania that provides premium marijuana-based medicines to patients. Prior to this, Joe spent over two decades […]

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Daniel Stein

Daniel’s love of pushing the boundaries of advertising led him to the cannabis space in 2014, with the notion that the future of cannabis branding will be determined by the people who understand how to weave brands into culture. He is the founder and CEO of Essential Good, a new full service branding and marketing […]

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Virgil Grant

Virgil is a longtime pioneer of the legal cannabis industry for over two decades, as a medical cannabis dispensary owner, cultivator, manufacturer, and civic advocate. He is the Founder & CEO of California Cannabis West Coast, which has three dispensary locations in Los Angeles. Virgil also co-founded both Southern California Coalition and California Minority Alliance, […]

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Lisa Buffo

Lisa Buffo is an entrepreneur and marketer with a passion for launching companies with experience in both the cannabis and technology industries. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of the Cannabis Marketing Association, a membership-based organization focused on education and best practices for industry marketers with the vision of rebranding cannabis at the national level. […]

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Greg Rochlin

Greg is a serial entrepreneur and healthcare advocate.  He has served as the CEO of Ilera Healthcare since it is founding in 2016. Ilera is a vertically integrated cannabis company in Pennsylvania that provides premium marijuana-based medicines to patients. Greg is active in other industries as well – he is the CEO and co-owner of […]

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Pat Tiernan

Pat is a senior, C-level executive with extensive operations, general management and business development experience. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for iAnthus Capital Management, a leading diversified cannabis company with operations in 11 states. Prior to this, Pat served five years as Chief Operating Officer at Stone Brewing Company. During that time, he […]

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Hope Wiseman

Hope is the co-founder and CEO of Mary and Main, a dispensary in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mary and Main opened in the fall of 2018 and has had continuous growth since. In 2016, she became the youngest, black woman dispensary owner in the U.S. when her company was awarded a dispensary license in Maryland. […]

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Nicole Krug

Nicole founded Social Light in 2009 to help make the Internet a friendlier place by providing the tools and training small business owners need for success online. Through Social Light, Nicole helps clients hone their digital marketing strategies to bring more exposure to their brand while boosting the bottom line. Prior to this, Nicole spent […]

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Steve Allan

Steve is the President of Caliva, where he is responsible for finance/accounting, data analytics, legal & human resources and investor relations. Steve brings a strong financial background to his role at Caliva. Prior to joining Caliva in 2017, Steve was the Head of SVB Analytics and SVB Securities Strategic Advisory, where he was responsible for […]

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