Jodie Emery Cannabis Culture
Jodie Emery is a cannabis advocate, political activist, and public speaker. She was the owner and operator of Pot TV, Cannabis Culture magazine, headshops, vapour lounges and cannabis stores, but is currently on bail and facing serious charges related to her activism efforts.
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Dana Larsen Cannabis Advocate, Activist, Author & Politician
Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs. Larsen is a Vancouver cannabis activist, author, businessman and politician. He served ten years as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, was the co-founder of the...
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Dr. Dave Hepburn Medutainer & Award-Winning Columnist
Considered one of the nation’s top “medutainers”, Dave Hepburn is an award-winning syndicated columnist to more than 100 newspapers across the United States and Canada. He can be seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) Canada on Buy.O.Logic. He is the author of the hilarious...
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Mara Gordon Aunt Zelda's, Inc.
Mara Gordon – Founder, Aunt Zelda's, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics. Mara specializes in the development of treatment protocols utilizing Bio Pharmaceutical grade cannabis extracts for seriously ill patients in California. She co-founded of Aunt Zelda's, Calla Spring...
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Tracy Ryan CannaKids
Tracy Ryan is the CEO and lead consultant for CannaKids, a California based cooperative with a focus on supplying medical cannabis oil to adults and children looking for holistic relief for serious health conditions, specializing in pediatric cancer. Since her infant daughter’s brain tumor...
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Adolfo Gonzalez Green Island Naturals, CannaReps, CannHelp Deck
Adolfo Gonzalez has been working in the Canadian cannabis industry for over 15 years as a grower, front-line worker, writer and training specialist. He works as head of marketing for Green Island Naturals, a company dedicated to the supply of standardized product for dispensary organizations and...
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Andrea Dobbs The Village Cafe and Dispensary
Andrea Dobbs As a holistic health enthusiast and career entrepreneur, Andrea focused her lens on the cannabis arena bouyed by her successful integration of cannabis remedies to manage the various symptoms of perimenopause, and a desire to share this success with others. Andrea’s history...
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Charles Whitfield Best Selling Author & Addictions Specialist
Charles Whitfield MD specializes in psychatry, addiction medicine and trauma psychology. In his clinical practice he frequently recommends cannabidiol (CBD) for opiate (pain killer) and other drug withdrawal, anxiety, stress and sleep. He will discuss how CBD helps in these common medical problems...
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Miz D is an artist, advocate and entrepreneur from Vancouver, Canada. As the former local Chapter Chair of Women Grow she offers more than 25 years’ experience in Travel and Tourism, having held senior management positions in both the Casino Gaming and Cruiseline Industries. Working as a...
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Derek Riedle Civilized.
Derek Riedle (pronounced reed-lee) is the founder and publisher of Civilized - a media company that speaks to motivated, productive adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, but do not define themselves by it. He approaches life with wide-eyed curiosity and a gut...
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Hilary Black Canopy Growth
Haley Melikian Fleur de Vie Branding
Haley Melikian is a branding/marketing specialist, speaker, and owner of Fleur de Vie Branding. Haley spent the past decade honing her expertise in the music industry, helping major artists grow their audience with creative branding and marketing efforts. In early 2016, she took a leave of absence...
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Teniel Massado Miss Envy Botanicals
Self-identified Sutra suitor: Teniel Messado is the Creative Media Manager at Miss Envy Botanicals, a leading Vancouver-based infused organics company, aiding in creating a higher standard of bud-fueled branding, with a feminine flare, in the Canadian Cannabis marketplace. Teniel’s background...
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Katherine Kramer Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital
Dr. Katherine Kramer joined Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital in 2011 after nine years of practicing in North Carolina. As an integrative veterinarian, she became interested in alternative modalities early in her career, blending herbs and acupuncture with Western medicine to promote optimal...
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Tom Hicks Green Island Naturals
Founder of Green Island Naturals and consultant to a wide array of cannabis growers, manufacturers and distributors. Tom's expertise has been crucial in the development of multiple product lines that represent the most advanced and reliable standardized product in Canada.
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Stephen Gray Teacher and Writer
Stephen Gray is a teacher and writer on spiritual subjects, including entheogenic, sacramental medicines. He has worked extensively with Tibetan Buddhism, the Native American Church, and with several other entheogenic medicines. He is the author of Returning to Sacred World: A Spiritual Toolkit for...
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Originally from the United Kingdom, David grew up as an active participant in the family nursery business working beside both his grandfather and father. He then subsequently served in the Royal Air Force for over 20 years. He left as a senior officer in 2002 and immigrated with his family to...
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Barbara Harris Whitfield Consciousness Researcher, Therapist & Author
Barbara Harris is a consciousness researcher, therapist and author of the book The Secrets of Medicinal Marijuana and co-author of 10 books on healing from repeated trauma, the emotional needs of critical care patients and integrating spiritual experiences. She spent six years at the University of...
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Renee Gagnon HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc.
Renee has been fortunate enough to be at the beginning of several major trends and market creations. Throughout her career, detecting and then capitalizing on change has been her focus. She is a serial startup founder, skilled at survival, stress and team building. She is also both the first...
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Adam Hart Power of Food
Adam Hart, founder and CEO of “Power of Food”, has spent the past 13 years providing forward thinking organizations with a blueprint for optimizing executive leadership performance. As a National Bestselling author & highly engaging keynote speaker, Adam has performed over 400+...
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Bethany Rae Flower & Freedom
Bethany Rae is the founder of Flower & Freedom, a female-focused lifestyle and community, curating and sharing the best of cannabis. A creative fashion designer, fitness enthusiast and world traveller, Bethany is combining these passions into the heart of Flower & Freedom by cultivating...
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Anne Forkutza started her career in user experience and digital strategy at the age of 18. Over the years she has utilized her skills to help deliver award-winning campaigns for big brands such as Electronic Arts, Nike and Starbucks. She also has years of experience combining business strategy with...
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Gary Cohen Cova
Gary leads Cova’s charge into the legal cannabis space by guiding the vision, strategic development, ‘go to market’ plans and culture. A Denver native, he recently moved back to establish Cova’s HQ there. While he joined Cova only a year ago, he was a successful business...
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Jeremiah Vandermeer Cannabis Culture, Pot TV, CC Magazine
Cannabis Culture Chief of Operations. Editor-in-Chief of CC Magazine & Pot TV. Head organizer of 4/20 Vancouver. Host of CCN LIVE.
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Julie Nguyen Aura Dispensary
Julie believes world peace could be achieved if everyone consumed bit of cannabis and shared their mom’s cooking. As the General Manager of Aura Cannabis, she hopes to provide the ultimate customer experience by utilizing cannabis to heal and change lives. Her experience includes 13 years of...
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Freddie Pritchard DaWeedKing
A 18 year out spoken cannabis activist, in Vancouver BC Had his first brush with the law at 19, used as a drug mule, transporting from Jamaica Founder of the 1st club in Windsor in 2001, The Marijuana Compassion Club of Windsor and busted Challenged the constitution over the way Windsor police put...
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Jamie Shaw MMJ Canada
Jamie Shaw has served as a Director of the BC Compassion Club Society, and President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries. Her testimony as an expert witness in Allard v. R was deemed “very important” by Justice Phelan, who concluded that “dispensaries are...
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Siobhan McCarthy Cannalife Botanicals/ Creating Brighter Days
S. Siobhan McCarthy Award winning film and web series producer, S. Siobhan McCarthy, is the CEO and Executive Producer of blyssful PRODUCTIONS and red trike media inc. A self proclaimed urban gardener and kitchen witch, McCarthy’s interest in plant medicines came to be when she lived in...
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Jae Park Ample Organics
Jae Park leads sales and business development at Ample Organics. His background is in life sciences with a degree in Neuroscience and Health Studies from the University of Toronto, along with extensive experience in regulatory compliance at Health Canada’s Office of Medical Cannabis and the...
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Robert W.E Laurie Ad Lucem Law Corporation
Robert W.E. Laurie AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION Robert W.E. Laurie is an international lawyer, writer and speaker, qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and called to the British Columbia Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor. After practicing in London and New York, Robert founded AD LUCEM LAW...
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Melinda Tobias The Cannabliss Group
Melinda Tobias-Sarpal is the Founder of The Cannabliss Group Inc., inclusive of Cannabliss Health & Wellness and Cannabliss Bath & Beauty. She began her journey with cannabis shortly after her diagnosis of invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Melinda used her diagnosis to research both...
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Alison McMahon Cannabis At Work
Alison McMahon is the CEO of Cannabis At Work, a Certified Human Resource Professional, educator and entrepreneur. After 10 years of providing HR solutions to customers across Canada, she founded Cannabis at Work in 2015. Cannabis at Work is the leading source in Canada for cannabis jobs,...
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John X. Prentice Ample Organics
With an extensive and diverse technological background ranging from digital media and broadcast to medical devices manufacturing, John has a deep understanding of enterprise level infrastructure and the subtle nuances of operating within highly regulated industries. John was recognized as...
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Craig Ex Expert Joints
Craig Ex aka 'The Expert', is the Founder, CEO and President of Expert Joints; as well as the Producer and Star of the weekly weed webcast ‘Expert Joints LIVE!’ After more than twenty-five years in the Cannabis Industry, his mission began with providing ‘well put...
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Dori Dempster The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary
Dori is the Executive Director of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary since it opened in October 2008 as the third and then in July 2010 as the fourth dispensary in Vancouver. The Dispensary team now serves 8000 human or pet members and adults over nineteen with valid ID through mail order across...
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In 2010, Mr. Roycroft founded MCRCI, a private organization with licensed physicians that educate and sign in support of qualified patients looking for legal access and guidance for medicinal cannabis. MCRCI soon became the leading cannabis clinic in Canada with a team of doctors who specialize in...
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Jason Green Green Hemp Industries
Co-owner of Green Hemp Industries, legendary hemp breeder and R&D specialist responsible for several improvements in organic hemp production in Canada. His breeding programs and development of unique in-house harvest and curing mechanisms/techniques has earned him legendary status among the...
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Jeeves Sadana President/ Founder
Jeeves Sadana is the President and Founder of Orcanic Wellness and Owner/Operator of Buds & Leaves Medicinal Dispensary. Orcanic Wellness was founded by Mr. Sadana in 2016 in anticipation of federal legislation to ensure that compassionate care remains a constant in the conversation of...
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