AC Braddock

AC Braddock

CEO, Eden Labs AC Braddock is a career entrepreneur. Her ability to recognize market trends and establish a profitable enterprise within a short time frame has been a hallmark of her success. Ms. Braddock met Fritz Chess, Founder of Eden Labs, in the late ‘90s. Sharing a keen interest in plants as medicine, she was impressed with his botanical extraction knowledge and his ability to engineer highly sophisticated extraction systems that were easy to operate and affordable. At this point, he had already developed the Coldfinger design and Eden’s first generation CO2 system, becoming the first person in the US to extract Kava Kava and Cannabis with CO2. In 2007 Ms. Braddock left her position as Sales and Marketing Director for a multi-million dollar Built Green construction project to become Head of Sales and Marketing at Eden Labs. In 2010 Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden Labs and has successfully transformed the company into a highly respected multi-million dollar extraction technology powerhouse. A member of two of Washington’s Cannabis Business Women’s groups; WOW (Women of Weed) and the MJBA’s Women’s Alliance, Ms. Braddock is dedicated to creating a new way of corporate structure in this emerging industry. She is also a board member of the Council of Responsible Cannabis Regulation and NCIA. She resides in Seattle...
Dori Edwards

Dori Edwards

Co-Founder, Ayurvanna Inc. Dori Edwards is one of the feminist pioneers and entrepreneurs of the cannabis industry in Michigan. You’d never know it to look at her. Her eyes glisten and her smile is both mysterious and prophetic. You would peg her first as a sales representative for a line of feminine products and, indeed, she is, being a leading executive director with skin care giant Nerium International. But in the annals of Michigan cannabis history she became the first woman to own a dispensary when in 2010 she opened Tree City Health Collective, the first of three dispensaries that she built, owned, and operated in Ann Arbor. Dori had an immediate passion for the business that was reflected in her warmth and professionalism as well as in the design and style of her stores, the quality of her organically grown cannabis, and the effort she devoted to the well-being of her team. Tree City Health Collective was voted the #1 dispensary in the state and Dori became known affectionately by her peers and patients as Gangamama. “I see myself as a choreographer, she says. “I see the big picture from a long way out. I hire people with more talent than I have and then honor their talent by giving them the power to use it to benefit the team. As a leader, I believe you rise by lifting up others around you and letting them raise you rather than by stepping over them.” A visionary as well as an entrepreneur, Dori has an active mind that conceptualizes what is needed next to help build the cannabis community...
Dr. Suzanne A. Sisley, MD

Dr. Suzanne A. Sisley, MD

Director of Medicinal Plant Science, Heliospectra Dr. Suzanne A. Sisley practices medicine in Scottsdale, AZ and specializes in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. She is widely known for her research into potential medical uses of marijuana to treat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Dr. Sisley’s research is supported by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California-based nonprofit organization. Dr. Sisley serves as Principal Investigator for the only FDA-approved randomized controlled trial looking at use of whole-plant marijuana (grown by NIDA) in combat veterans with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. Dr. Sisley won the UA’s Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award for “outstanding contributions made for social reform” by the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2001 and served as a faculty member in excellent standing for nearly 7 years. Yet, suddenly on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5pm, she was stripped of all 3 of her contracts at University of Arizona without any fair hearing nor due process. Dr. Sisley believed her termination from the University of Arizona resulted from her unflagging efforts/political advocacy to enable this study to FINALLY be implemented. Sisley cites this “firing” as one of her proudest professional achievements….prioritizing her patients’ needs and advocating for science over political pressure. Dr. Sisley was honored with the President’s Point of Light Award, including letters of commendation from former President Clinton and former President Bush, for her efforts to use the Arts to promote health prevention among at-risk youth. Dr. Sisley received the Paul Singer Community Service Award for her devotion to connecting the seriously mentally ill and the arts community as well as her volunteer medical efforts with ANYTOWN, Burn Camp as well...
Daniela Vergara

Daniela Vergara

CEO & Co-Founder, Agricultural Genomics Foundation Daniela Vergara is an evolutionary biologist who received her doctorate in 2013 from Indiana University’s Ecology, Evolution and Behavior program. She is currently advised by Professor Nolan Kane from CU Boulder’s biology department. Daniela along with Dr. Kane and two colleagues also under Kane’s direction started the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative (CGRI), group that aims in understanding the Cannabis genome. CGRI plans to associate important phenotypic properties from the plant such as the production of cannabinoids, terpenoids and sex determination to specific regions of the genome. Specifically Daniela has been exploring the maternally inherited genomes such as the chloroplast and the mitochondria. The CGRI group also started a non-profit organization, The Agricultural Genomics Foundation (AGF) that aims in becoming a genomic repository (“library of genomes”) helping CGRI perform their...
Steven McMorrow

Steven McMorrow

CEO, Cannabis Clean Inc. As an epileptic himself, Steven has been passionate about helping cannabis be recognized as a medication ever since learning about cannabinoids potential use in medicine. Living in North Carolina cannabis is still illegal, so Steven figured the only way to help growers and the industry is to provide solutions to problems they have with mold, mildew and other harmful bacteria. Out of this passion to help the industry from North Carolina grew Cannabis Clean. Steven brings 13 years in the hospitality industry with a background in sales and marketing to the team. He also started and operated an odor removal business that morphed into Cannabis Clean. Steven has combined the ability to understand a clients challenge’s, with the know-how to develop and implement successful...