Abe Cohn

Abe Cohn manages THC Legal Group, a team of Marijuana Lawyers specializing in legal protection for the cannabis industry. For more information, please visit their website, www.thclegalgroup.com

Bridget Renee

Bridget Renee is the SEO, Marketing, and Project Manager for Kindtyme. Kindtyme is a top-shelf digital design for the cannabis industry.

Bryan Passman

Bryan Passman is co-founder of The GIGG®, a boutique retained executive search, advisory and advocacy firm exclusively serving Cannabis & Hemp companies globally. As founding partner, Bryan is The GIGG®’s engineer of relationships and goodwill. He’s a connector with a trained eye for talent and "fit.” His outgoing nature, loyalty, work ethic and industry knowledge come together in his role as The GIGG®’s client and candidate relationship liaison, trainer, educator and advocate.

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Candy Adams
"Booth Mom"

Candy Adams CTSM, CEM, CMP, CMM, a.k.a. "The Booth Mom®", founder of Trade Show Consulting. Candy is a veteran freelance consultant/exhibit project manager for companies who don’t have a full-time exhibit manager. With a passion for cutting industry rookies' learning curve and exhibit costs, she provides one-on-one pre-show coaching and on-site exhibit management training to new exhibitors. CandyAdams@BoothMom.com 

CannaBIZ Collects

Brett Gelfand and Cody Ziering are the founders and managing partners of CannaBIZ Collects LLC. Previously, Gelfand and Ziering together helped build a Colorado cannabis wholesale operation from the ground up, both executives recognized the burden cannabis, CBD, and ancillary companies were experiencing when releasing credit terms to other cannabis firms. Brett’s father, Attorney Ross Gelfand, joined the CBC team, and together the three started CannaBIZ Collects. Brett and Cody convinced Ross to focus his attention on the growing credit and collection trend in the cannabis space.

Courtney Freeman

Meet Courtney Freeman, she shares with DCN readers her expertise in multi-media product marketing. Courtney is well-positioned to provide insightful tips on promoting your business or product. She’s also a fellow entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, currently she is the CEO of White Buffalo Cannabis! Learn more about Courtney’s business, visit Whitebuffalocannabis.com.

Evan Marshall

Evan Marshall is the Founder & CTO of Plain Jane. After graduating from MIT and working for Silicon Valley Technology Startups, Evan sought to bring his technical expertise into the hemp industry. He is building a brand focused on eliminating middlemen in the hemp supply chain to bring affordable CBD products directly to consumers. Through a combination of online marketing and working directly with small farms in Southern Oregon, Evan is helping to make CBD products more accessible to the broader public.

EventHi Inc

EventHi is an online event technology platform, catering to cannabis-related events. EventHi will discuss hosting cannabis events, compliance event guidelines and more. www.eventhi.io

Gigabit Systems

Gigabit Systems has been providing managed services and technology support to a broad range of companies for over 10 years. We have earned a reputation for professionalism, dedication and customer service. The team at Gigabit Systems is highly experienced in technology planning, implementation and support. We partner with each of our clients to understand their specific technology needs. By working closely with our clients, we are able to tailor solutions that are effective and efficient. We understand the critical role that technology plays for our clients and therefore we provide solid solutions and the best in class support services. www.gigabitsys.com

Growers Network

Growers Network is a vetted community exclusively for commercial cannabis professionals; allowing members to connect, trade knowledge and transform the industry. To learn more visit Growersnetwork.org.

Jay Hunter

Jay Hunter is the Founder and CEO of Green Cure Capital, Inc. Playing to the strengths of his business skills across multiple industries, including large corporations, medium to small business and commercial real estate. Jay amassed a team of business professionals, including tapping into the knowledge and craftsmanship of over a thousand cannabis industry experts and strategic partners under the Green Cure Capital brand, who vet and identify potential investment opportunities. Jay is a contributor of articles that focus on investment, real estate, structured finance and deal evaluation for the cannabis industry.

Jessica Passman

Jessica Passman is co-founder of The GIGG®, a boutique retained executive search, advisory and advocacy firm exclusively serving Cannabis & Hemp companies globally. As founding partner, Jessica is The GIGG®’s architect of process and flow. And that’s crucial. The cannabis industry is uncharted territory, and Jessica brings order to the chaos. A self-professed “problem solver,” she thinks quick on her feet and isn’t afraid to step out of the box for solutions and strategies that help guide the firm’s day-to-day operations.

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Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

Law Offices of Omar Figueroa has committed itself to the growth and success of the commercial cannabis industry through quality legal representation. They specialize in the laws related to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of cannabis products, both medical and recreational. Whether your business is a startup in need of business formations and licensing or an established competitor in need of regulatory guidance and contract creation – they are here to help your business thrive. Not only do they stay apprised of the myriad state and local regulations evolving throughout the state and its fifty-eight counties, they work with government bodies and industry members to improve law and policy relating to cannabis.

Max Meade

Meet Max Meade, he shares with DCN readers his knowledge on how having the proper insurance coverage can save your business on a rainy day. His passion for advising cannabis business owners is inspired by an experience that happened to a close family friend that enlightened Max to the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Learn more about Max’s experience, visit his LinkedIn.

Raquel "Rocky" Bowles

Raquel, Owner and Chief Strategist of Resinate Marketing, has established herself as a data-driven leader and sought-after consultant for omni-channel marketing, business and execution strategies as well as product development. Raquel and Resinate Marketing build the foundations of businesses by creating unique brand stories that drive audience demand.  They ensure continuity in brand and delight customers with engaging experiences. Our goal is to help companies drive traffic to both online and brick and mortar stores with a strong focus on mobile and local. www.resinatemarketing.com

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Robert Grossman

Meet Robert Grossman, founder and chief service designer at Grappling Hook, the cannabis industry’s first service design consultancy. Robert has over a decade of experience improving services for successful start-ups. His intersects user experience, branding, business strategy, operations, and innovation. In each Monthly Morning Smoke Break, he shares with DCN readers a tool that they can use to stay focused, strategic, and adaptable in the evolving cannabis market.

Ruth Hill

Ruth brings over 50 years in nursing from a multitude of settings including hospice and palliative care to executive management in the home health industry. An entrepreneur having started a six-bed residential facility for the elderly, consultant for home health agencies and educating clients on palliative care all providing an effective segue into cannabis for symptom management. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association, the Oncology Nursing Society and the American Cannabis Nurses Association.

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Sara Gullickson

Meet Sara Gullickson, she shares with DCN readers her experiences and knowledge on how local states entering the cannabis industry are making efforts to build out an infrastructure for entrepreneurs seeking to become fully licensed and compliant dispensary owners in their state. To learn more about Sarah’s experience, visit DispensaryPermits.com.

Sarah Sanger

Sarah Sanger graduated from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelors in Economics. She has extensive experience with third-party tools and data sources as well as hands-on analysis to support financial and regulatory risk management objectives. She is an investor-member in Arcview, active in many cannabis trade organizations and is a CA licensed real estate salesperson, alongside running an outsourced CFO service called Green Light CFO.

Seed Technology

Seed is an interactive, educational tool specifically designed for recreational and medical dispensaries to ensure customers are continuously furthering their education about the properties and effects of cannabis. Both novice and seasoned consumers alike can browse cannabis information and receive tailored recommendations based on their selections, which results in more informed purchases. Seed also supports dispensary staff by encouraging compliance, offering consistent cannabis information, and standardizing guidance efforts. www.getseed.io

The Mommy Jane

The Mommy Jane is a doting mother of two girls and walking cannabis success story located out of Orange County, California. After using the cannabis plant medicinally to wean herself off SSRI’s and lose 100 pounds of post-baby weight, The Mommy Jane decided to put her face forward on social media and prove to the world that you can use cannabis to live your best life! Her weekly live talks on Instagram showcase other success stories in the cannabis community, and provide insight on what it is like to grow from the ground up in the industry. Using Instagram and her contributions to DCN, The Mommy Jane promises to shine a light on the stigma, for the people and for the plant. 

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