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Vinay Tolia is the incoming CEO, pending regulatory approval, of The Flowr Corporation, a Health Canada Licensed Producer that cultivates ultra-premium nin-irradiated cannabis.
Jon is a shareholder in a boutique 18-attorney law firm that exclusively practices intellectual property law. Jon focuses on trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation and transactional work. He works with clients to register their intellectual property rights domestically and internationally, and license these rights when fruitful for his clients.
Jane West, Colorado-based CEO of the eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand Jane West, has emerged as a central figure in mainstream cannabis culture. When West lost her job as a corporate event planner in 2014 after her employer spotted her with a vape pen on CNBC, the working mother dove headfirst into the cannabis industry.
Amanda Reiman is the Vice President of Community Relations for Flow Kana, a branded cannabis distribution company that works with small farmers in the Emerald Triangle.
Dean Harris has an extensive background building brands and businesses. He has served as the Head of Marketing/Chief Marketing Offices for HotJobs, Vonage, Katak, kgb and BlueCava, Three of these brands went public and two were acquired.
Nancy Gruskin Warner, is the CEO and founder of Assurpack. Nancy has a degree in package engineering and over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in contract packaging, including expertise with materials, design, function, regulatory compliance and manufacturing.
Dr. Jonathan Vaught is CEO and Founder of Front Range Biosciences™. Previously, he was Director of Assay Development at Velocity Sciences, an IP development company creating next generation assay technologies for diagnostic applications.
Jed is the founder and director of Elevated Talks: Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference, a platform for luxury-minded and design-forward visionaries in the modern Cannabis space.
James Yagielo is the CEO of HempStaff, a cannabis industry staffing agency that offers recruitment services to cannabis companies and educational courses to prospective cannabis employees.
Mark is President of VantagePoint Benefit Administrators, a key provider of employee benefit services to a variety of entities throughout the country. Prior to starting his own company, Mark spent ten years working in various capacities in the insurance field at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Group Health Incorporated, and Precise Benefits Administrators.
David Champion is Co-founder and CPO at Baker - the leading CRM for the cannabis industry, helping dispensaries generate more revenue and build relationships with their customers in one easy-to-use platform.
Andy is the founder and president of Apeks Supercritical, a leading CO2 extraction system manufacturer, established in 2001 in Johnstown, OH. He is an engineer and skilled fabricator with experience in engineering and operations management.
Throughout his career JP has been creating understanding and connections between people and brands, buyers and sellers, companies and employees. He began his career at MCI, marketing some of the world’s very first Internet services, and seeing first-hand how a powerful brand – and a committed culture – could disrupt a 100-year old monopoly and change the world.
Steve chairs global cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group's Pennsylvania and New Practice and Financial Services Group.
Ronit Pinto is a filmmaker, founder and publisher of Honeysuckle Magazine. Bringing counterculture subject matter to the mainstream, Honeysuckle strives to normalize taboo subjects and put everything out onthe table through diverse voices and visual impact.
JeffThe420Chef, author of The 420 Gourmet, The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine (Harper Wave, 2016), has quickly risen to prominence in both the cannabis and culinary worlds.
Ms. Bell joined the staff of MPP in December 2015 and is working toward reform in D.C., Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming. Prior to joining MPP, she worked as a criminal defense attorney based in Baltimore, Maryland, where she witnessed first-hand how the racially disparate enforcement of prohibition warps the relationships between police and the communities they serve.
Nurturing others with wholesome, healing foods is part of Jenny’s DNA. She grew up in her Greek grandfather's restaurant and her grandmother cooked traditional Polish food for the family ever day. When Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, she discovered the powerful health benefits of CBD (full spectrum hemp). She began experimenting with using CBD (full spectrum hemp) in cooking and initially developed a versatile canna-oil based baking mix. She started Baked at Home to share her expanding line of organic CBD-rich ( (full spectrum hemp) home, beauty, and wellness products. She lives in Brooklyn with her three children.
Julie’s commitment to quality organic products combined with an edgy, mainstream marketing campaign helped her achieve national publicity and led to exposure on Sirius Radio, Fox television, Don Imus, ESPN, and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, just to name a few.
Mr. Nordgren is currently CEO and Founder of ARCADIAN Fund and ARCADIAN Capital management, a venture fund focused on the ancillary service providing companies in and around the cannabis and hemp industries.
Adam Miller is the founder of BuddingTech and Board Member of the Medical Cannabis Council. Adam is also an advisor to RXMM Health which specializes in climate controlled Hydroponic Cultivation of Medical Cannabis for international markets that have regulated medical cannabis laws.
Dozie Mbonu, CEO of Janerette's Eco-Friendly Fungi, LLC (Dr. J’s Fungi), distinguishes himself by facilitating business planning. Dozie’s ability to carefully analyze and evaluate situations makes him an extremely valuable company asset.
With more than 15 years in the cannabis space, Brandon Gold is an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of working in the alternative medicine industry.
Raised in Montreal, Stephane has degrees in Microbiology and Management from McGill University. He made the jump to the Cannabis industry after working for more than 10 years in pharmaceutical injectables production. Now, he's the Head of Quality and Compliance for Cannacure Corporation, a company with facilities in Fort Erie and Essex County in Ontario, Canada.
Monica is a native New Yorker. After graduating from the School Of Visual Arts with her BFA, she knew that her talents would be best served helping others to define their dreams and find their voice.
Clifford S. Mintz, Ph.D. is a seasoned bioscience professional with over 18 years of experience in drug discovery/development, biomanufacturing, commercialization and regulatory compliance.
Riley Cote is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger in the National Hockey League (NHL), who spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers where he was well-known for his role as an enforcer.
As a veteran, registered nurse, writer and successful entrepreneur, Rick brings a wealth of experience – and tremendous passion – for impacting lives.
Dr. Tishler is a Cannabis Specialist. Through his training in Internal Medicine and years of practice as an Emergency Physician, Dr. Tishler brings his knowledge, reason, and caring to patients here at inhaleMD, and through his advocacy work at the local and national levels.