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The Parent Co

November 18, 2020 |by Jim Baudino | Comments Off on The Parent Co

The Parent Company (TPCO Holding Corp.) (NEO: GRAM.U, GRAM.WT.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF; OTC PINK: GRMWF) is California’s leading vertically integrated cannabis company combining best-in-class operations with leading voices in popular culture and social impact. The Parent Company brings together global icon and entrepreneur Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, entertainment powerhouse ROC NATION, California’s leading direct-to-consumer platform CALIVA, and leading cannabis and hemp manufacturer, LEFT COAST VENTURES, to form a cannabis industry leader for the post-prohibition era. Chief Visionary Officer Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, one of the most recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs of our time, will guide The Parent Company’s brand strategy in partnership with Roc Nation, the world’s preeminent entertainment company with a roster of culture-making artists, athletes and influencers. The brands we build together will pave a new path forward for a legacy rooted in equity, access, and justice.

Website: https://theparent.co

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Spacestation

September 15, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on Spacestation

Spacestation specializes in turnkey contract manufacturing and distribution solutions that enable companies of all sizes to effectively develop a cannabis-infused beverage and take their new product to market. By combining modern strategies and systems with cutting-edge facilities and innovative technology, we create the most premium cannabis-infused consumable products on the market.

https://flyspacestation.com/

Macai Polansky

CBA President, Co-Founder Spacestation Mfg & Spacestation Distro

macai@flyspacestation.com

Contact Phone
+1 (916) 342-9500

Reason to join Cannabis Industry?
I joined the cannabis industry, first and foremost, for my love for the plant. I’ve seen first-hand how its therapeutic benefits can provide relief to pain and illness and how it can help users find peace and homeostasis. I’ve seen it’s power to unit people of all walks of life together in its defense. Lastly, I joined the cannabis industry for the opportunities that it does and will provide. I firmly believe that cannabis and it’s plethora of uses known and yet to be discovered, will provide opportunities to entrepreneurs for generations to come.

Interest in Cannabis Industry?
My interest and focus on infused-beverage stems from my goal to provide more approachable and session-able ways to consume cannabis. In my life, cannabis has always been a part of my social life, but anymore, I find that myself and my friends and family are trying to get away from smoking and vaping. Infused beverages offer the social experience of beer, wine and spirits, but without the consequences of alcolhol consumption. Also, I’ve found that infused beverages provide the most enjoyable experience of all the cannabis products I’ve tried in my life.

Activities enjoy outside of work?
Outside of work, I live for music and experience festivals. They are my favorite way to spend a weekend. When I’m not able to do those, I enjoy boating activities and anything I can do with my family that includes adventure and quality time.

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Pabst Labs

September 15, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on Pabst Labs

Pabst Labs

Charles Barlick
Director of Production
charles@veniceofamerica.com

 

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HOUSE OF SAKA, INC.

September 11, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on HOUSE OF SAKA, INC.

House of Saka, Inc. a producer of luxury infused products targeting the emerging female consumer. Our innovative product portfolio is anchored by Saka WHITE and Saka PINK our award-winning, alcohol-free, cannabis-infused wines from Napa Valley.

Website: https://www.houseofsaka.com/

Tracey Mason
Co-Founder and CEO
tracey@houseofsaka.com

+1 (707) 812-2490

Contact Bio
A seasoned sales and marketing executive, Tracey Mason has successfully created, marketed and sold innovative products in the CPG and adult beverage sectors for over 25 years. Her prior experience includes serving as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at CannaCraft, Chief Marketing abd Business Development Officer at Terravant Wine Company, SVP of Marketing and Innovation at Purple Wine and Spirits, EVP of Global Marketing at Goelet Wine Estates/Clos du Val Winery, VP of Global Innovation at Treasury Wine Estates, Director of Commercial Innovation at Diageo and VP of Sales and Marketing at Epic Wines. In addition to overseeing House of Saka’s day-to-day operations, Mason is also President and Creative Director for M3G-Inc, a leading marketing consultancy group she founded in 2013. She has a BA in Politics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with further graduate study at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, a love of all things food and wine and an unparalleled passion for branding.

Reason to Join Cannabis Industry?
To deliver the highest quality, most consistent and predictable cannabis-infused products to the mainstream.

Activities enjoy outside of work?
Cooking, hiking, weight lifting, time with friends and family.

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Sands Lane Ventures

September 11, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on Sands Lane Ventures

At Sands Lane, we build purposeful brands that positively influence how the world engages with cannabis and other emerging markets. We are a team of leading minds from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, food, media and cannabis. We believe brands, when conceived with intelligence and imagination, have the power to transform business, inspire consumers and influence culture and commerce.

Evan Eneman
Founder & CEO
evan@sandslane.com

Contact Phone
+1 (707) 812-2490

Contact Bio
Evan Eneman is an LA-based entrepreneur, investor and advisor specializing in the cannabis and hemp industries. He is the founder of Sands Lane Holdings, which includes an ecosystem of companies focused on the cannabis and hemp industries, including Sands Lane Ventures (brand incubator), Fiorello Agency (brand strategy and creative agency) and Sands Lane Capital (purpose-driven venture investment platform).

Previous to Sands Lane, Evan founded and served as the vice chairman of a professional services platform called ELLO, in partnership with top 100 accounting and advisory firm MGO to establish and operate proper infrastructure to ensure effective governance and rapid growth for cannabis companies. As CEO of the MGO | ELLO Platform, Evan led the national cannabis practice through the end of 2019, helping the firm become a market leader in tax, accounting, assurance and advisory services to the cannabis and hemp industries. The practice expanded to include the boutique investment banking platform ELLO Capital, which focuses on capital formation and strategic advisory services inclusive of mergers and acquisitions.

Evan started his career in cannabis and hemp by launching one of the first institutional cannabis venture firms, Casa Verde Capital. Prior to his work in cannabis and hemp, Eneman served as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP for 12 years between New York and Los Angeles, advising clients on strategy, operations, technology, governance, risk, cyber-security and privacy. His clients included marquee brands and leading Fortune 100 companies in media, technology, financial services and the intersection of all three. Evan’s early career was diverse with leadership roles in an array of categories including music, entertainment, and hospitality, where he developed and oversaw operations and production processes for boutique creative firms in New York and Los Angeles.

Throughout his career, Eneman remains committed to helping others. While at PwC, he was selected as the Southern California market delegate for Project Belize, an international development leadership program focused on financial literacy and environmental sustainability. He has since served as an executive team member at Minds Matter of Los Angeles, and is now launching Sands Lane Foundation, a new vehicle intended to address social and economic issues and injustices.

Evan is the president emeritus of the Wharton Club of Southern California and co-founder and board member of the Wharton Alumni Angel Network. He is also a board member of the Cannabis Beverage Association and a member of the Wharton Alumni Cannabis Club. He spends most of his waking hours loving his daughter Olivia, his wife Meredith and their labradoodle Quincy.

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K-Zen Beverages

September 11, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on K-Zen Beverages

Founded in 2018, K-Zen is a maker of cannabis-infused drinks committed to normalizing cannabis and inspiring new ways for consumers to enjoy its benefits. Its mission is to create a portfolio of cannabis beverage brands that people love and trust by delivering consistent formulas, great-tasting flavors and rapid, predictable effects.

Website: https://www.kzen.co

Judy Yee
CEO / Co-Founder
judy@kzen.co

Contact Phone
650-597-0542

Contact Bio
Judy Yee is the CEO and Co-Founder of K-Zen Beverages, a cannabis beverage company that delivers consistent formulas, delicious flavors, and rapid, predictable effects. A seasoned executive with 20+ years in healthy food & beverage, Judy’s expertise in new product innovation, along with her passion for bringing healthier products to consumers, are the driving forces behind her work to create great tasting cannabis beverages and brands people deeply enjoy and trust.

Prior to K-Zen, Judy served as EVP of Marketing and Innovation for Crystal Geyser Water Company, re-igniting company growth through new products, e-commerce and new market expansions. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Earthbound Farm and held senior marketing roles at The Clorox Company and Nestle.

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Cann

September 11, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on Cann

The world’s first low-dose cannabis beverage that actually tastes delicious! With 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD, Cann is designed to be enjoyed a few at a time. With 5 all natural ingredients, nothing artificial and only 30-35 ingredients Cann is eminently sessionable with zero threat of a hangover the next day!

Website: http://drinkcann.com

Sebastian S.
Director Experience
sebastian@drinkcann.com

Contact Phone
+1 (424) 410-3795

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VERTOSA INC.

September 11, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on VERTOSA INC.

Vertosa is the cannabis and hemp infusion technology company that creates industry-leading active ingredients for infused product makers. Their patent pending nano- and micro-emulsions are carefully designed for the specific needs of each customer, with pre-suspended aqueous solutions that create incredibly homogeneous and stable products while maximizing bioavailability, clarity, and taste. Vertosa works closely with their lab partners and clients of all sizes throughout the manufacturing process to achieve target potency and accelerate products to market. Vertosa partners with brands to successfully bring consistent, reliable, quality and stable infused products to market.

Website: https://vertosa.com/

Austin Stevenson
Chief Innovation Officer
austin@vertosa.com

Contact Phone
+1 (510) 571-9830

Contact Bio
Austin is the Chief Innovation Officer at Vertosa. He leads all commercial activities, including technical sales, tactical marketing, and new business development. Prior to joining Vertosa, Austin leveraged his bio-tech experience building the regulatory Hemp/CBD testing program for Eurofins Scientific – a world leader in food, environment, and product testing services – where he built and designed quality testing protocols for CVS and other retailers who carry Hemp/CBD products. For over 10 years, Austin has advised start-ups, built businesses, and launched hundreds of new products in finance, technology, and cannabis CPG industries. With an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City, and a Masters of Science from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom–Austin is passionate about creating impact around the world, and designing products that consumers love with Vertosa.

Reason to Join Cannabis Industry?
The unique intersection between product innovation and public policy drives my passion to participate in the cannabis and hemp industry. For years, consumers have been limited to traditional forms of cannabis (flower and hash oil). Many consumers (including myself) have been forced to hide, and enjoy the healing properties of the plant in secrecy because of regulatory restrictions. We’re now in one of the most transformative time periods in the modern age. With smartphone technologies, the world’s vast knowledge database is literally at our fingertips. Science is leading new product innovation, and cannabis is legal and more accessible than ever. By combining knowledge, science, and access, we now have an opportunity to recreate the narrative, and redefine how and why cannabis is used around the world.

Activities enjoy outside of work?
Personally love yoga, cycling, and BBQ’ing for my friends and family!

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BevZero

September 11, 2020 |by Sergio | Comments Off on BevZero

BevZero provides innovative solutions and streamlined supply processes for non-alcoholic and cannabis-infused beer, wine, and cider. We provide the highest quality alcohol-free beverages to our clients, eliminating their need for costly infrastructure and equipment, navigating complex regulations and licensing processes, and extensive development work.

Website: https://www.BevZero.com

Debbie Novograd

CEO & President

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