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Beau Whitney
Beau Whitney
Beau Whitney Senior Economist, New Frontier Data NewFrontierData.com Biography Beau Whitney is the Senior Economist for New Frontier Data. Whitney has a unique blend of high tech business operations skills, economics and political analysis, as well as Cannabis industry experiences. While at Intel and TriQuint Semiconductor, Whitney honed his business operations skills associated with quickly...
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David Dawson
David A. Dawson
David A. Dawson Chief Science Officer for Fair Trade Cannabis LLC david.dawson.ftc@gmail.com Biography My Bureaucratically Mandated Opiate Addiction The history of scientific discovery is abundant with what are sometimes considered to be serendipitous coincidences, and it might be claimed that I stumbled into my niche in the Cannabis industry somewhat serendipitously. However, to paraphrase an...
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Chris VanHook
Chris Van Hook
Chris Van Hook Founder and Director of Clean Green Certified ask@cleangreencert.com Clean Green Certified Biography Chris Van Hook is a nationally recognized expert on agricultural regulations, organic farming and Cannabis. He has been a USDA Accredited Organic Certifier for over 15 years and continues to be an attorney for USDA Organic certifiers and farmers. Chris...
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Rachel Kurtz
Rachel Kurtz
Rachel Kurtz Outreach Manager for the National Cannabis Industry Association rachel@thecannabisindustry.org Biography As the Outreach Manager for the National Cannabis Industry Association, Rachel Kurtz is working to build bridges for more effective advocacy. She began her career 15 years ago working with bar associations around the country to encourage them to examine our drug policies....
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Ben Cassiday
Ben Cassiday
Ben Cassiday True Terpenes co-founder ben@trueterpenes.com Biography In 2012 I co-founded a system of medical Cannabis clinics called the GreenWay Network, helping over 20,000 people in the USA get a medical card and access to Cannabis. It was working with the seriously ill which lead me to desire to better understand the chemistry of Cannabis...
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Janice Knox
Janice Knox
Janice Knox Co-Founder of the American Cannabinoid Clinics & The CannaMDs Biography Dr. Janice Marie Vaughn Knox has more than 35 years in the practice of medicine.  She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a wife, mother, a bestselling author and...
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Tim McCormick
Tim McCormick
Tim McCormick Cultured Biologix Biography Tim McCormick stems from an avid horticulture background, being raised around tropical and annual/perennial greenhouses, later moving into commercial agriculture prior to manufacturing. Coming from a collegiate background in compound pharmacy, he shortly reoriented his skills in formulating & manufacturing to new-aged microbial fertilizers, organic growth promoters, and all-natural pesticides,...
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Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor President and Co-founder of Compassionate Oregon Biography Anthony Taylor is the President and Co-founder of Compassionate Oregon a non-profit advocacy group for medical cannabis patients. He is a long-time activist who has been active in Oregon Cannabis reform for over three decades. Anthony’s efforts have led to the addition of PTSD and pervasive...
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Kawai Medeiros
Kawai Medeiros
Kawai Medeiros Lab Manager at MRX Labs Biography Kawai Medeiros is the Lab Manager at MRX Labs, where she started in 2014 as a Lab Technician and quickly advanced into a leadership position. Connecting her academic experience from University of Oregon, where she graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013 with a Major in...
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Sanjeev Sharma MD FACS
Sanjeev Sharma, MD FACS
Sanjeev Sharma, MD FACS Medical Doctor Biography As a medical doctor, Dr. Sharma has been involved in clinical care, medical education, and management for the past 28 years. From 1999-2011, Dr. Sharma operated as a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon in community and university hospitals. During the last 6 years, he has been a leading advocate...
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