Aliza Sherman

Aliza Sherman

CEO OF ELLEMENTA, INC

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Aliza Sherman

Aliza Sherman, co-founder and CEO of Ellementa, Inc., the fastest-growing women’s cannabis wellness network. Aliza is a web pioneer who founded the first woman-owned Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., and the first organization for women to learn about the Internet in the 90s, Webgrrls International. She is the author of 12 books including Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature’s Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and Social Media Engagement for Dummies. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC.

John Salley

John Salley

NBA CHAMPION, ACTOR, ENTREPRENEUR

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John Salley

Most can achieve a goal and be pleasantly satisfied with their results but to continually create new tasks to accomplish and to reinvent your self is the mark of a versatile and motivated individual. It is the definition of father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, vegan and champion: John Salley.

A proud native of Brooklyn, New York, John found a love for basketball at an early age. He accepted a Basketball Scholarship to Georgia Tech to play for legendary head coach Bobby Cremins. From there Salley went on to become a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. During the 80’s, Salley was a member of the Detroit Piston “Bad Boys“ squad. Salley went on to Chicago playing with Michael Jordan as part of the Bulls 1996 championship team. In 1999, Phil Jackson invited Salley to come to Los Angeles to provide experience and leadership to the 1999-2000 Lakers’ championship team.

After his retirement from the NBA in 2000, Salley explored several opportunities in both television and film. John’s film credits include Bad Boys 1 & 2, Eddie and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Confession of a Shopaholic. John has served as host for numerous award shows and was also the host of The John Salley Block Party on 100.3 The Beat Morning Show in Los Angeles. John recently hosted the Reunion Shows of VH-1’s #1 rated show, Basketball Wives.

John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed “The Best Damn Sports Show Period“ on Fox Sports Net. He was also the host of the sports talk show “Ballers“ on BET. John is the head of his own production company, John Salley Presents, Inc., where he uses his uncanny ability to find unique and interesting people and projects for television, film and Internet. In April 2011 until recently, John hosted his own talk show Game On! airing on The Reelz Channel. In addition, John was also a co-host on The Car Show, airing on Speed Channel. John has also been the MC for numerous Corporate and Charity events.

John is actively involved with Operation Smile, PETA and the fight against Diabetes. In addition, John is involved with PCRM and visited Washington speaking to Congress about the Child Nutrition Act, asking Members to support legislation that would increase vegetarian options in meals served in public schools.

John has adopted a plant based (raw vegan) lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John’s main missions in life is to continue to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle thru better eating habits. With a passion for real food, wine and spirits, John is a partner in the label “Vegan Vine“ in partnership with Clos LaChance Winery. John has contributed articles to Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado and LA Confidential. You can follow John on Facebook John Salley, Twitter @thejohnsalley.com and his website, www.johnsalley.com. John currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

AC Braddock

CEO EDEN LABS

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AC Braddock

AC Braddock is the CEO of an internationally known and respected extraction technology company that has specialized in supercritical co2 and ethanol systems for 24 years. While Eden Labs serves many industries, in 2009 Ms. Braddock envisioned that the purity of Supercritical CO2 and Ethanol derived products would be a necessity for the legalization of medical applications for cannabis. This vision and years of educational outreach about extraction methodology and its integral relationship with the emerging science around whole plant, the Endocannabinoid system, and the Entourage Effect, helped lay the foundation for an industry based on health and well being.

Ms. Braddock is a career entrepreneur who has a keen eye for new trends, product placement, business strategy and creating a strong corporate culture and infrastructure for effective growth. In 2010, Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden and guided the company through significant year over year growth, placing hundreds of systems in businesses and universities around the world.

Eden Labs has been listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing women led companies in Seattle, Washington. Her tireless dedication to her company and those it serves has garnered her a reputation as a thought leader in modern business practice, a unifier across industries, and an inspirational speaker in this emerging industry.

She is Chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association and VP of Washington state’s largest trade org. The Cannabis Alliance, BOD’s. Ms. Braddock is also a founding supporter of three Cannabis Women’s groups, WOW (Women of Weed), The Cannabis Women’s Alliance, Women Grow and is featured in the documentary Women of Weed.

Charles Feldmann, Esq.

FOUNDING PARTNER, FELDMANN NAGEL CANTAFIO

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Charles Feldmann, Esq.

Charles Feldmann, Esq., serves as a Trusted Adviser for the cannabis industry’s largest and most profitable businesses on an international scale. He assists his legal and consulting clients in all of their corporate operations, licensing, intellectual property, joint venture, transaction documentation, private placements/investor relations, licensing, rules and regulation, IPO’s, statutory authority, compliance, legislative and governmental relations, litigation, partnership and enforcement appeal.

He uses his past experience as a Marine Corps federal prosecutor, DEA Drug Task Force Commander and state narcotics prosecutor to assist his clients in establishing strict regulatory compliance protocols at both the state, federal and international levels. His expertise has been instrumental to his clients achieving DEA-Level compliance standards regarding evolving US state and federal rules and regulations and ensuring strict international compliance for his client’s marijuana and hemp import and export businesses.

Mr. Feldmann has worked with marijuana and hemp clients in almost all of the US states that have legalized cannabis and the currently expending hemp market place. His expertise has been sought out by various state legislative branches for new medical and recreational marijuana regulatory programs.

Mr. Feldmann was named 2007 Colorado Super Lawyer for being one of the top attorneys in Colorado. He was also appointed to the American Bar Association’s Steering Committee for the Cannabis Law and Policy Task Force.

Mr. Feldmann is a former lecturer and instructor for the Department of Defense, National College of District Attorneys and US Armed Forces. Mr. Feldmann has taught prosecutors and defense counsel trial enhancement training and ethics at the Naval Justice School and was an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College in the areas of criminal and constitutional law.

Currently, Mr. Feldmann represents cannabis and hemp clients across the globe and defends US Armed Forces members internationally and throughout the United States in all branches of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Feldmann has extensive experience in representing federal and state law enforcement officers, police officers, sheriff’s deputies in criminal defense matters, and law enforcement employment-related matters.

John Conroy

John W. Conroy

PRINCIPAL CONROY & COMPANY

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John W. Conroy

Mr. Conroy is a Barrister and Solicitor who graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School in 1971 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1972. He has his own law firm, Conroy & Company, based in Abbotsford, British Columbia and his practice is primarily as Defence counsel in criminal matters with an additional focus on sentencing and post-sentencing matters which involves an extensive administrative law and constitutional law practice. From 1975 – 1980 he was the Director of Abbotsford Community Legal Services. From 1980 – 1990 he was the Director of British Columbia Prison Legal Services. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Corrections & Institutions of the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. branch) from 1978-1979. He was a Member and then Chair, CBA National Task Force on Imprisonment and Release from 1985 – 1988. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Imprisonment and Release of the National Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Bar Association from 1988 to 2001. He is a Member of the Board of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. In 1992 Mr. Conroy was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation for significant contributions to Canada, community and fellow Canadians. In January 1996 Mr. Conroy was appointed Queen’s Counsel. In August 2005 he was awarded the Gold medal of the International Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law in recognition of his contribution to the goals of the Society. In 2012 he received the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal. He was awarded the 2014 Liberty Award by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association for Excellence in Legal Advocacy. In 2015 he received from the Office of the Correctional Investigator for Canada, the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award.

On the Cannabis issue, Mr. Conroy has been involved in numerous cannabis cases since 1972 and incorporated, the National Organization for the Reform of the Marihuana Laws in Canada (NORMLCANADA) in 1977, the BC Compassion Club Society and 1997 and was counsel to numerous well-known members in the cannabis community. He appeared for Randy Caine at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, in R v. David Malmo-Levine, and as co-counsel with Kirk Tousaw in R v. Smith. He was lead counsel in the recent medical marihuana case, Allard v Canada that determined the previous medical marihuana regulations to be unconstitutional and led to the current Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). He also appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) that kept open the Vancouver supervised injection site. He has appeared on this issue before various Parliamentary and Senate Committees.

Lance C. Lambert

STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER, BOVEDA INC.

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Lance C. Lambert

Over the past several years Lance has worked in the digital media space for tech companies and top media publishers including; Scripps, The Cannabist, Weedmaps and Marijuana.com news site. Efforts around content in the cannabis space occurred late 2013 after joining DFM’s flagship property, The Denver Post. Here he was able to assist in the launching, and shaping of the true news-first site focused in this space–The Cannabist.

Lance quickly learned the true benefits of this plant from the stories they produced around positive effects on those with autism, cancer and epileptic seizures. Being a cancer survivor himself, this especially hit home. In 2017 he shifted gears to head up the herbal division of Boveda, the global leader in 2-way humidity control. He is constantly furthering his knowledge around the cannabis industry as a whole. He’s an advocate, an influencer and true believer in the magic this plant holds for mankind.

Niel Marotta

PRESIDENT & CEO, DIRECTOR, FOUNDER, INDIVA

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Niel Marotta

Niel Marotta, President & CEO, Director, Founder, Indiva

Niel was a top performing fund manager at a prominent US firm, where he managed a portfolio of over $1 Billion across several industries. He also served as Vice President for a TSX listed natural resource focused company. Subsequently, Niel worked as an investment banker, and has been involved in financings and M&A transactions exceeding $1 Billion. Niel is a graduate of McGill University’s commerce program.

Jamie Shaw

PARTNER AT GROUNDWORKS CONSULTING
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION & CULTURE, PASHA BRANDS

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Jamie Shaw

Jamie Shaw is a Partner of Groundwork Consulting, Director of the BC Independent Cannabis Association, and an Advisor to NICHE Canada. She has previously served as Government Relations and Sr. Policy Development for Indigenous Bloom, Government Relations Director for MMJ Canada, President of CAMCD, a Director of the B.C. Compassion Club, and co-founder of Canada’s first Women Grow Chapter.

She was an expert witness in the Allard trial that won patients the right to grow for themselves, and her lobbying efforts led to dispensary licensing in multiple B.C. municipalities. She is a co-author of the Lift Retail Cannabis Training Course, and her writing on cannabis issues can be found in various publications.

Robert Laurie

AD LUCEM LAW CORP.

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Robert Laurie

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 law in London and New York in the areas of international hedge fund formation and securities fraud litigation, Robert founded AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION in Vancouver in 2013. Robert’s legal practice focusses on cannabis, encompassing business law, administrative and family litigation, plus criminal and marijuana regulatory defense. Robert is also a recent appointment to the City of Nanaimo’s newly established municipal Cannabis Task Force.

Robert has advised licensed producers, pre-license entities, technology companies, and other domestic and foreign participants in the Canadian cannabis industry in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its regulations, including the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “ACMPR) and the Narcotic Control Regulations (the “NCR“). Robert is also helping various industry participants position themselves for expected changes under Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, Eliz. II: 64-65-66 (the “Cannabis Act“).

Robert is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: LIB, OTCQB: LIBFF and FSE: HN3P), a Canadian-based, public company whose focus is to build and support a diversified portfolio of cannabis-sector businesses, including cultivation, value-added CBD/THC products, biotech research and supply-chain products within this dynamic and fast-growing sector. Liberty Leaf also owns 100% of North Road Ventures and acquired the majority interest in Just Kush, both late-stage applicants under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

Robert is a Special Advisor to the Leadership Team of Hollyweed North Cannabis Inc. and TerraCube International Inc. He is a Director with the B.C. Independent Cannabis Alliance (BCICA), and a former Board Advisor to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD). Robert is also a contributing Writer and Columnist with Grow Magazine, based in Oregon. His regular column with Grow is entitled: “North of the 49th Parallel: Cannabis News and Legal Commentary from Canada“. Robert holds a M.A. (Hons) Juris from the University of Oxford (St. Edmund Hall) and B.A. (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

Alex Rogers

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ICBC

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Alex Rogers

Visionary entrepreneur and political activist, Alex Rogers, is the founder and CEO of three thriving ancillary cannabis businesses. Cutting his teeth as an activist in the early nineties under the tutelage of Jack Herer, Alex has a deep proprietary knowledge of the industry. He has played a key role in professionalizing and mainstreaming the cannabis industry, building one of Oregon’s most popular medical marijuana clinics in a matter of a few years, and the first ever to advertise medical marijuana on network TV in America. He also founded and runs the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), the state’s biggest and longest running cannabis business conference. Living in five different countries throughout his life, and able to communicate in all respective languages, Alex considers himself an international citizen, thusly spawning his latest creation, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC). The ICBC is the first and only cannabis business conference in the world to have multiple dates set in multiple different countries. A Magna Cum Laude graduate in Political Science, he has used his knowledge of law and politics to push cannabis policy forward all over the world.

Jamie Pearson

COO, Bhang

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Jamie Pearson

Bhang is a powerhouse cannabis and CBD brand that spans several US States, Canada, Europe and South America. Ms. Pearson is a serial entrepreneur with twenty years of successful business operations experience. In addition to her work at Bhang, she is on the advisory board of Liberty Leaf {CNSX: LIB}, owns a real estate investment firm, property management company, and holds a real estate portfolio spanning 3 countries.
Jamie was named one of the Top Twenty Women in Business by the Billings Gazette, and was inducted into the Investors Hall of Fame by the Wealth Intelligence Academy. A skilled deal-maker, Ms. Pearson opened a celebrity cannabis agency in 2015 with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and paired cannabis companies with celebrity clients. She currently owns cultivation operations in Northern California and Montana and has been a cannabis real estate investor and landlord for over 12 years. A certified ‘low ropes’ team builder, Pearson also holds ‘Train the Trainer’ certification in several leadership and human resource programs. She studied German at the University of Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany), holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in Leadership from the University of Oregon.

Dean Arbit

CEO WAGNER DIMAS & BUD.COM

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Dean Arbit

Dean has been a trailblazer in Cannabis related media, helping found Smell the Truth on SFGate in 2011, where he currently serves as Publisher. In 2015, Dean also conceptualized and co-founded New West Summit, which he sold the following year. Prior to entering the Cannabis space in 2011, Dean served as CEO of West Coast Outdoor Media Inc., which he founded 1998, and he help build into one of the largest independent outdoor advertising companies in the Western U.S., with clients such as Apple, NIKE, and Bank of America. New York-based private equity firm Flexis Capital acquired West Coast Outdoor Media in January of 2011. Dean studied Economics and International Finance at San Francisco State University.

Todd Dalotto

PRESIDENT OF XEBRA BRANDS

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Todd Dalotto

Todd Dalotto is a horticultural scientist, public policy consultant, and business leader specializing in cannabis. He has a horticultural research degree with emphasis on sustainable agriculture and plant breeding from Oregon State University, is former Chair of the Oregon Health Authority’s Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM), as well as the ACMM’s Horticulture, Research & Safety Committee, has served on various legislative and rules advisory committees for the State of Oregon, and helped draft the regulations for Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program.

Todd founded the United States’ first hemp food business Hungry Bear Hemp Foods, authored the world’s first hemp cookbook The Hemp Cookbook: From Seed to Shining Seed (Inner Traditions), and founded Oregon’s first cannabis medical clinic, education & support center, Compassion Center.

His research objectives over the past seventeen years include breeding of in-bred lines, morphology, sustainable practices, hoophouse production, and mutualisms. He serves on Americans for Safe Access’ Patient-Focused Certification Review Board, the Cannabis Certification Council’s Technical Advisory Committee, and is president of CAN! Research, Education & Consulting in Albany, Oregon.
Todd is currently synthesizing his decades of experience in business, public policy, horticultural science, and cannabis industries as President of Xebra Brands, an international cannabis company based in Canada, operating in Latin America, and expanding globally.

Nic Easley

CEO, 3C

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Nic Easley

Nic is an engaging and dynamic speaker, bringing original content to each speech, custom tailored to each audience. Nic’s scientific background, combined with over 15 years of agricultural field and biological experience offers the cannabis industry new possibilities of, productivity, profitability, and professionalism. Over the past nine years – both in Colorado and nationwide – Nic has been asked to speak and keynote at multiple industry conferences and contributes to numerous industry publications . Nic holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology, and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Anthony Johnson

DIRECTOR, NEW APPROACH OREGON

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Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson, a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, is the Director of New Approach Oregon, the political action committee responsible for the successful Measure 91 ballot measure that legalized cannabis in Oregon with over 56% of the vote in 2014. He was the Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91 and during the course of the campaign, he helped develop campaign strategy and served as the campaign’s primary spokesperson. Anthony is also co-owner of Duff Johnson Consulting, a Portland-based company that helps cannabis businesses with licensing, compliance, and public relations. Clients of DJC include Cannabliss, one of the premier retail operations in Oregon, currently with 5 retail locations; Oregon Natural Roots, a high-end CO2 processing company; and the International Cannabis Business Conference, as Anthony has been helping produce the ICBC since its inception in 2014. Additionally, DJC has an extensive client base on the medical cannabis side as the company assists medical producers adhere to all rules and regulations while providing free medicine to patients in need. You’ll see Anthony on stage quite bit at all of the ICBCs as he frequently introduces speakers, moderates panels, and presents on various legalization topics. Further, Anthony advises politicians and cannabis law reform campaigns across the United States and he was recently published in the book Where There’s Smoke: The Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Politics of Marijuana. He also co-hosts a podcast called Let’s Hash It Out and blogs at www.weednews.co and www.internationalcbc.com.

Tom Zuber

FOUNDER, ZUBER LAWLER

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Tom Zuber

Tom Zuber facilitates collaboration among his colleagues and assists them with growing client relationships. Mr. Zuber also manages intellectual property disputes and deals around the world, and counsels clients in relation to global intellectual property portfolios. He personally manages relationships with more than 10 of the firm’s Fortune clients, as well as funds and government entities. He also represents leading companies in emerging industries and technologies, including legalized cannabis and blockchain. With his brother Jeff Zuber, Mr. Zuber founded Zuber & Zuber, now Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, in 2003 as a 3rd‐year associate with no clients. As Managing Partner, Mr. Zuber has managed ZLD’s growth from 2 attorneys working out of a Los Angeles domestic kitchen to some 40 attorneys representing clients throughout the world from offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley.
Prior to founding Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, Mr. Zuber practiced in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the New York office of White & Case LLP, and then in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Ngaio Bealum

CONFERENCE MASTER OF CEREMONIES

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Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum is one of the premiere cannabis comics in the United States and you’ll see why he has performed at just about every Hempfest on the West Coast and too many cannabis-related events to even keep track of. He has appeared on Comedy Central, BET, MTV and many other networks and shows across your television dial. Very recently, he was a featured guest on the hilarious podcast of Doug Benson (Super High Me, Half-Baked), Getting Doug With High. In addition to his cannabis comedy, he is the former editor of West Coast Cannabis Magazine and has been a tireless activist for legalization. While Ngaio’s comedy is hilarious whether you are a full-fledged member of the cannabis community or not, it certainly doesn’t hurt.

Vincent D'Accolti

CO-FOUNDER & COO, SHO COMPANIES

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Vincent D'Accolti

Vincent D’Accolti is the Co-Founder and COO, Creator of Opportunities of SHO Companies, a California based, industry leading cannabis product group with over 5,000 wholesale partners worldwide and active operations in LA, NY, Europe and South America. As a strong advocate
for cannabis and solventless extracts Vincent helped inspire and popularize the solventless movement by making Rosin Tech Products a cornerstone of the Cannabis marketplace. Providing equipment, expertise and education to consumers and businesses alike. As his travels through cannabis brought him to experience different cultures launching the Dab Nation brand came about naturally. The brand aims to elevate the consumer experience and eliminate the negative stigma associated with cannabis by exhibiting the connection between Cannabis x Art x Culture around the World.

Marcus Richardson

BUBBLEMAN

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Marcus Richardson

Marcus “Bubble man” Richardson has been an entrepreneur and a hemp activist since 1993. His fields of experience span from industrial hemp cultivation to cannabis macro photography and advanced medical cannabis extraction methods.

2017 is a big year with the Bubbleman brand launching down in California. Partnered with Advesa Labs the Bubbleman Brand will produce water hash , dry sift and Rosin, as well as Terpene added Bubblehash, Dry sift and Rosin.Debuting at the largest and most successful dispensary in America. Steve Deangelo’s Harbourside.

2018 Marcus helps as a founder of a new company called Embark Health Inc. Along with an incredible professional team, he takes on the position of Chief Cannabinoid Officer . Embarks mission is to open the quintessential extraction lab in Canada’s federal legal industry. With 7 types of extraction and the capabilities of processing 10,000lbs of bio mass per day, Marcus is very exciting about the prospects and the future of extracts in Canada

Marcus Also joins Whistler Technologies as their Chief Trichome Officer, and will be focused in improving IP within the company by helping design new improve GMP compliant, stainless steel Industrial Commercial water and ice extraction vessels.

2019 Marcus is excited to expand his global foot print with his brand BUBBLEMAN BRAND LTD joining forces with Happy Valley ltd in Mass, USA.The companies plan is to take Bubbleman brand ltd International with the proper Design, marketing and execution of the brand.

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