Sergio started in the Cannabis business in 2002 as the CEO of Green Guide Europe, becoming in 2010 CEO of BBG Projects. In 2020 he became CEO of High CBD Farms.
Axel Bernabe is Assistant Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, overseeing legal and policy deliberations in the health portfolio. As part of his responsibilities, he oversees the implementation of all initiatives related to medical, hemp, and adult-use cannabis.
Heralded as “The Queen of Legal Weed” by Inc. (May 2017) and “The Martha Stewart of Edibles” by Entrepreneur (Jan. 2019), Nancy Whiteman is CEO of Wana Brands, the producer of top-selling cannabis-infused products featuring a portfolio of diverse forms including edibles, vapes, and extended-release capsules, four different CBD/THC ratios as well as a variety of different dosages, onset times and duration of effects.
Coleman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BastCore. He became actively involved in the hemp industry in 2014 after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. His focus and interest in hemp is utilizing the stalks to unlock the full potential of the cannabis plant.
Mr. Knutson is a dedicated entrepreneur focused on equipment manufacturing and next-generation technology development. With over 10 years of experience within the cannabis and hemp industries, he has cultivated key relationships and gained invaluable experience both domestically and internationally.
Adrienne is Western States Hemp’s Business Development Manager/Founder and a well-respected visionary in Nevada’s entrepreneurial scene. She’s the creative force behind Western States Hemp, digging deep on current issues and avenues and exploring opportunities that others have yet to imagine.
Carl’s long career has been keenly focused on providing accurate, reliable and defensible laboratory testing data to assist in decision making within the environmental, life science, drug manufacturing and clinical industries. He brings an international reputation to his role for creating value at the intersection of science and business operations.
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.
Founder & Former Chairman, CEO and Co-CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc., a Cannabis company based in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. Bruce founded Tweed in 2013 and renamed it Canopy Growth Corporation in 2015. Canopy Growth Corp was the first cannabis company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX-V in April 2014 and TSX in July 2016) and to be included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX Composite Index in March 2017).
Steve DeAngelo has spent his entire career at the intersection of cannabis activism and entrepreneurship. As CEO of Harborside Health Center, Steve co-founded and directed California’s most widely acclaimed medical cannabis dispensary–and set a new standard of excellence for the entire industry.