Charlie Rutherford

Charlie Rutherford

Business Development Director, Boveda Charlie’s story is what informs all Boveda’s work in cannabis. 3 years ago, he was struck by a careless driver on his motorcycle and although he walks with the grace of a ballerina, he lost his left foot. To alleviate his phantom limb pain enough to sleep, he wasn’t willing to continue taking more and more opiates. In skeptical desperation, he tried cannabis and since then, became a believer and a MN patient. It’s that passion for the industry and belief if cannabis that fuels Boveda’s work in cannabis. We continue developing new products to make cannabis curing, storage and merchandising safer and easier, while increasing the quality of cannabis and eliminating money lost to evaporation. As the only 2-way humidity control in the world, we feel it’s on us to research how different levels of humidity effect the efficacy of flower. The world is moving towards packaging all flower with Boveda as Native Roots, Marley Naturals and a number of other large upcoming announcements make clear. Moisture control is a critical component of safety and quality and Boveda as the expert and Charlie as the face is a great option for a talk on a subject everyone would agree is important – extending the shelf life of cannabis while in perfect...
Greg Gamet

Greg Gamet

Greg Gamet, Denver Consulting Group As a successful entrepreneur, Greg Gamet has more than twenty years of business development, investor relations, and cannabis regulatory experience. Well-versed with the regulations of the cannabis industry, Greg works closely with Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) and Franwell to develop industry compliance standards and tracking systems. Since 2009, Greg has co-founded several ventures that have established him as an innovative leader in the cannabis industry. His ventures include JGB Ventures, LLC (dba. DANK) a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary located in Colorado; Kush Bottles Colorado, the market leader in child resistant packaging for the industry; Denver Consulting Group (DCG) a firm that provides training and support documents to the national growing cannabis industry; and most recently, CannaScore a compliance audit application for licensed cannabis businesses. For more information on these businesses visit...
Liz Blaz

Liz Blaz

Co-Founder, Green Delta Consulting, LLC Liz Blaz Fitch, Co-Founder of Green Delta Consulting, LLC, specializes in relationship building and making the impossible a reality for her clients. A broad resume including sales, dispensary management, bookkeeping, inventory management, corporate recruiting, non-profit fundraising and board management combined with an education based in Economic theory allows Liz to draw from personal experience when helping clients navigate their path towards a license to operate a legal cannabis business in their state. Liz combines her strong national network with creativity and resourcefulness to provide a unique point of view. Liz is the founding member of the Asheville, NC Women Grow chapter, and helped give a voice and a vehicle to forward thinkers in a prohibition state. Liz and her husband, Will, have recently relocated to Portland, OR to contribute to the fastest growing market in the country. They hope to connect North Carolina with Oregon and other functioning markets to ensure safe patient access and industry standardization in developing...
Patrick Moran

Patrick Moran

CEO, AcquiFlow LLC October 2013, Patrick entered the cannabis industry, via The ArcView Group, as a strategic investor. He immediately saw the emerging opportunity. By April 2014, he had assembled a team and formed the first open, legal & transparent Texas-based cannabis company – AcquiFlow LLC. With the longterm goal of developing a nationally distributed brand, AcquiFlow raised start-up capital and named Patrick as CEO. Soon after, Canopy Boulder invited him to be a mentor. October 2014, to help prepare for the 2015 Texas legislative session, Patrick co-founded the Texas Cannabis Industry Association (TCIA), and was named it’s inaugural president. Patrick later joined the lobbying effort on behalf of SB339, the “Texas Compassionate-Use Act.” That bill was voted into law May 2015 by a veto-proof majority and signed by the Governor. Previous professional experience includes practicing law as a creditor’s-rights litigator for national banks; clerking for US senators on Capitol Hill; production team on a political talk show; writing & acting on television, optioning two pilots; writer-producer for independent feature films; and founder/operator of an award winning swim team in LA. Patrick is an active supporter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and other philanthropic endeavors, including the North Texas Food Bank and the SPCA. He lives in McKinney, Texas with his wife Courtney and their pup...
Rebecca Stamey-White

Rebecca Stamey-White

Partner, Hinman & Carmichael LLP Rebecca is a partner with Hinman & Carmichael LLP, the preeminent boutique alcoholic beverage law firm. She is based in San Francisco, California but enjoys a national practice dedicated to representing the beer, wine, spirits and hospitality industries and their service providers. She loves working in an industry full of entrepreneurs, family businesses, startups and the creative artisans and scientists of alcohol and enjoys sharing her deep experience in alcohol beverage law with the cannabis industry, another industry creeping out of prohibition. Rebecca has a particular specialty and interest in advising clients on how to run legally compliant and successful social media, promotions, marketing campaigns and events to create customer loyalty in a crowded marketplace and navigate tied house laws that prevent vertical integration within the alcohol industry. She also helps clients with state and federal licensing projects and defends against state alcoholic beverage control (ABC) and federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) investigations and accusations, which provide plenty of war stories to properly assess compliance risks and identify enforcement priorities to help businesses make informed choices in a regulated market. Before becoming a booze lawyer, Rebecca did environmental and renewable energy policy work and strategy consulting and volunteered her time to progressive political campaigns. Rebecca studied history and international studies with a B.A. from Northwestern University and received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. She frequently speaks at industry conferences, law schools and continuing legal education programs about the latest legal issues in the alcoholic beverage and cannabis industries. She is a member of the National Cannabis Bar...