Karen Carter, CannaBiz Journal Managing Editor

Karen Carter, Managing Editor of CannaBiz Journal

Karen Carter, Managing Editor of CannaBiz Journal

Karen Carter has been part of CannaBiz Journal since its birth. She has put her writing and design skills towards the magazine’s goal of educating and spreading current news to cannabis professionals.

She has been in the publishing industry for over 20 years.

To contact Karen Carter, email her at karen.carter@cannabizjournal.com

Jesse Bontecou, O.R.C.A.

Jesse Bontecou, Oregon Cannabis Retailers Association

Jesse Bontecou, Oregon Cannabis Retailers Association

Jesse Bontecou has been heavily involved in managing electoral and issue campaigns in Oregon for the past 13 years. He has worked with over 100 campaigns and has been responsible for creating and running some of the most successful voter contact and volunteer programs in the country. His long list of personal relationships with elected officials and staffers is a great asset to ORCA. A proud Reed College alumni, he specializes in messaging, compliance, operational planning.

Serge Chistov, Honest Marijuana Company

Serge Chistov, Honest Marijuana Company

Serge Chistov, Honest Marijuana Company

Serge Chistov is the financial partner for Honest Marijuana Company, which utilizes all-natural cultivation methods to produce only the finest organic and eco-conscious cannabis products. Their marijuana is packaged in Earth-friendly recyclable tin cans with pure nitrogen to ensure only the highest level of integrity and quality. The company also recently launched their new Honest Blunts, the first organic hemp-wrapped, machine-rolled cannabis blunts. Serge is well versed in all aspects of the marijuana industry having been involved in the development and launch of Honest Marijuana Company. He regularly contributes to political, economic, and financial topics as they relate to the cannabis industry. Visit the site at https://honestmarijuana.com/.

Henry Finkelstein, CEO of Cannabis Big Data

Henry Finkelstein, CEO of Cannabis Big Data

Henry Finkelstein, CEO of Cannabis Big Data

Henry Finkelstein is the CEO of Cannabis Big Data (www.CannabisBigData.co), a data toolkit for licensed cannabis businesses to earn more and stress less. Henry empowers his colleagues and clients to spin data into gold, and has worked in industries as diverse as e-commerce, management consulting, healthcare and government contracting.

Henry’s no-nonsense, person-centric approach to data and reporting is summed up in his oft-heard tagline: “the only relevant data is actionable data, so let’s count what counts and celebrate our successes.”

Jamie Hadfield, CEO and Founder of Legends Health, Wellness & Performance

Jamie Hadfield, CEO and Founder of Legends Health, Wellness & Performance

Jamie Hadfield, CEO and Founder of Legends Health, Wellness & Performance

Jamie Hadfield is the CEO and Founder of Legends Health, Wellness & Performance www.legendshealth.net.

Jamie is a licensed RN in 14 states and holds a masters degree in business.

Experienced in pharmaceutical research, she studied the endocannabinoid system and has changed her own life by taking CBD, changing her diet, and tweaking a few lifestyle habits.

Sam Mendez, Cultiva Law, PLLC

Sam Mendez, Cultiva Law, PLLC

Sam Mendez, Cultiva Law, PLLC

Sam is strategic legal counsel at Cultiva Law, PLLC, and dedicates his practice to corporate law, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and litigation in the cannabis industry.

Prior to private practice, Sam served as the executive director of UW Law’s Cannabis Law & Policy Project and is one of the founding members of the WSBA Cannabis Law Section.

He speaks regularly in CLEs and to the media on the subject, including the upcoming CLE titled “The Business of Marijuana.”