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James Schwartz RN, BSN, LNC
James Schwartz RN, BSN, LNC
James Schwartz RN, BSN, LNC President/CEO of CascadeHigh Biography James Schwartz RN, BSN, LNC, is a critical care/emergency nurse with a successful business in medical legal consulting. He has over eighteen years cultivating Cannabis. He is now an OLCC licensed cultivator since June 2016 and is a self-described organic minimalist. He believes in holistic healing...
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Neal Lauritsen
Neal Lauritsen
Neal Lauritsen EZTrim Sales Biography Neal got in on the ground floor at EZTRIM 7 years ago, back when the first iterations of EZTRIM's trimmers were being developed. This experience, in addition to working at several different gardens, has given Neal a unique perspective on what quality automation can do for the industry as whole....
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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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Howard Granat
Howard Granat
Howard Granat Owner of Printing Discounters Biography Howard Granat’s 4th generation in printing started when he was 10, running a folding machine at his father’s shop in NYC, and evolved into running and rebuilding small printing presses as a summer job. Howard continued his education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving...
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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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Lisa Snyder
Lisa Snyder
Lisa Snyder Founder of Tokeativity, Director of Relationship Management for Stemless Biography Lisa Snyder is a Portland based feminist, the Founder of Tokeativity, and the Director of Relationship Management for the woman & minority owned Cannabis online ordering and delivery software, Stemless. She has been working on the web since the mid 90’s and has...
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Andrew Black
Andew Black
Andrew Black Founder & Director of Certified Kind info@certified-kind.com http://www.certified-kind.com/ Biography Andrew Black, spent the past 11 years working for Oregon Tilth, one of the nation’s most trusted organic certification agencies. In 2014, he founded Certified Kind to offer certification for organically grown Cannabis. Certified Kind has certified Cannabis farms in OR, WA, CA, and...
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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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Justin Jones
Justin Jones
Justin Jones Owner/Consultant justin@denverconsultinggroup.com http://denverconsultinggroup.com/ Biography As a successful entrepreneur, Justin brings more than twenty years experience in startups, product acquisition, sales and cannabis cultivation and dispensing. He is also co-owner of Kush Bottles Colorado, DANK, and Elm Properties.
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Will Patterson
Will Patterson
Will Patterson Attorney at Harris Bricken Biography Will works out of Harris Bricken’s Portland office, advising on intellectual property and Cannabis law matters with a focus on complex civil litigation, business law, and general transactional work. Will graduated with a J.D. and the Environmental and Natural Resources Certificate from Lewis & Clark Law School, where...
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