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A Non-Medical Life

Paige Figi, Mother of Charlotte, Patient Advocate

You may have seen Paige Figi on CNN years ago when she educated a nation and the world on what CBD medicine was doing for her daughter…

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Activist | Capitalist

Kris Krane, 4Front

Having founded 4Front Advisors in 2011, Kris now serves as president of 4Front. Prior to forming 4Front, Kris served as director of client…

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Baseline For Change

Debby Goldsberry, Executive Director, Magnolia Oakland

If it were not for Debby Goldsberry’s efforts at least in part- it’s possible that there would be no cannabis industry. There are not too many…

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Cannabis Science

Professor Hinanit Koltai, ARO, Volcani Center, Israel

Dr. Hinanit Koltai is a Full Professor Research Scientist at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel….

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Catalyst

Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW

Amanda Reiman is the California policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. Based in San Francisco, Reiman leads DPA’s marijuana reform work in California. Reiman has conducted numerous studies on medical marijuana dispensaries, patients and the use o …

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Community

Kayvan Khalatbari

Kayvan Soorena Tyler Khalatbari-Limaki is an entrepreneur, advocate, and former 2019 mayoral candidate in Denver, CO. He is co-founder and partner of several successful businesses including a Denver-based pizza chain, a free arts magazine, an internati …

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Community Herbalist for 20 years, heading into 7th year with Champlain Valley Dispensary, first as Infusion Kitchen Manager, then Director of Ops, now Product Development and Marketing. The last 4 of these 7 years has also including Ceres Natural Remed …

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Corporate Culture

Mike Gorenstein, CEO, The Cronos Group

Now fully legal in the G7 nation of Canada, cannabis is solidly in transformation mode to a traditional industry. Organizations in the space now…

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Enforcing The Peace

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership

A former foot soldier in the War on Drugs, Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police…

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Equal Access

Shaleen Title, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Shaleen Title was jointly appointed in 2017 by the Massachusetts governor, treasurer, and attorney general to serve in the social justice…

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Family, Business

Andy Williams & Sally Vander Veer

Andy Williams is Co-Founder and CEO of Medicine Man, Founding Partner of MedPharm and CEO of Medicine Man Technologies. Sally…

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Future Tense

Jeannette Horton, Executive Director, NuLeaf

Jeannette Horton came of age marketing Fortune 500 brands in Atlanta. She’s now in Portland where she markets cannabis technology…

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Global Thoughts

Tjalling Erkelens, CEO, Bedrocan

The cannabis industry is undoubtedly global. Discovering what’s happening in North America is an easier mission that uncovering what’s…

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Hemp Action

Rick Trojan, Vote Hemp & The Hemp Road Trip

Rick Trojan is the Director of the Hemp Farming Advocacy Organization, Vote Hemp and the Founder of the Hemp Road Trip.

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Hill & Valley

US Congressman Ro Khanna

Although US Congressman Ro Khanna is based on the two coasts- representing Silicon Valley and serving in Washington DC- he sees his…

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In The Lab

Prof. Dedi Meiri, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

So much research still needs to be done on the cannabis plant and it’s affect on the human body through the endocannabinoid system…

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Industry United

Adam Bierman, CEO, MedMen

Veterans of the cannabis economy are aware that there’s always been healthy competition among the best and brightest in the industry…

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It’s Just A Foot

Charles Rutherford

Based on 8 years of cannabis industry experience , Charlie Rutherford helped pass the first cannabis-related standards within the American Society…

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Legally Speaking

Charlie Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs

As the CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC, Bachtell ensures that Cresco is an industry leader, setting new standards for a progressive, transparent…

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Middle Ground

Former US Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Carlos Curbelo served as the U.S. representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district from 2015 to 2019. In 2018, he was defeated…

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Mountain View

Chuck Smith, CEO, Dixie Brands

Charles “Chuck” Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer for USA Inc., the parent company of the Dixie Elixirs & Edibles brand…

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Navigating the Tides

The Paxhia, Managing Partners, Poseidon Asset Management

Having grown up on a sailboat Emily & Morgan Paxhia are instinctually aware of how to ride the wind of a given expanse. The Paxhia are well…

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Omnibus

Boris Blatnik, CSO, KannaSwiss

Boris serves as Chief Strategy Officer of KannaSwiss. He joined the team January of 2017 and has been instrumental in the rebranding and business development of the company. Prior to KannaSwiss Boris served as CSO and Co-founder of Numbridge Inc. from …

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Perception Is Reality

Dr. Sharon Sznitman & Dr. Nehama Lewis

Dr. Sznitman & Dr. Lewis look at how the public and media perceives cannabis. They discuss Examining The Current Reality Of Cannabis;..

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Research

Professor Dave Schubert, Salk Institute

Although Alzheimer’s disease has been described for more than a century, there is currently no effective treatment. There are also no drugs to prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease or ALS. The causes and symptoms of neuro …

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Sensible

Betty Aldworth, Executive Director, SSDP

No matter where you are on the spectrum of change, work still needs to be done. Spending a lifetime in advocacy, Betty Aldworth discusses…

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She Says

Julie Berliner, CEO, Sweet Grass Kitchen

Julie runs Sweet Grass Kitchen, a small batch bakery that produces and distributes fresh, cannabis-infused edibles throughout Colorado…

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Small Steps, Giant Leaps

Steve Hawkins, Executive Director, MPP

Iterative change and mass movement must happen for the true potential of cannabis to be reached. Steve Hawkins monthly column discovers…

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Startupland

Ben Larson, CEO, Nanogen

A Cal Poly Alumn, Ben Larson left the school of engineering to engage in transportation consulting before getting sucked into start-up land…

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The Audio Files

Don Fertman

The bassist in a band called The Crayons- by happenstance- Don Fertman took the lead as the Orange (wait for it) crayon. He is currently…

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The Movement

Julianna Carella, CEO, Treatibles

Entrepreneur. Innovator. Visionary. Expert. Meet Julianna Carella, CEO and Founder of Treatibles, a hemp wellness nutraceutical company…

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The Re-connect

David Hua, CEO, Meadow

Country-by-country, state-by-state, each cannabis economy is becoming connected. And once upon a time, each cannabis cultural community…

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Veteran Service

US Congressman Seth Moulton
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What Works

Ethan Nadelmann

Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded…

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With Purpose

Tim Cullen, CEO, Colorado Harvest Co.

Tim Cullen is teacher and scientist by trade. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado State University, earned…

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