Faculty

Eviane Ita Coton

Eviane Ita Coton

Eviane Ita Coton Eviane Ita Coton has been on a plant guided path for over 18 years. Farmer and teacher she loves to share the wisdom of our plant allies. Her work is focused around environmental stewardship, biologically driven growing practices, scaled production...

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Daniel Rowland

Daniel Rowland

Dan Rowland Based in Colorado, Dan Rowland is a global cannabis policy and regulatory expert. He helps companies and governments understand the complexities, impacts and market opportunities associated with the legalization of cannabis and emerging markets. He advises...

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Uwe Blesching

Uwe Blesching

Uwe Blesching Uwe Blesching is a medical writer, researcher and regular contributor to the fields of mind-body medicine and the cannabinoid health sciences. In addition to his life-long passion for Integrative Medicine, his writings are informed by Blesching’s...

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Jeffrey Hickey

Jeffrey Hickey

Jeffrey Hickey Instructor: Home Grow Jeffrey Hickey is a 2014 IPPY award-winning novelist, for his third novel, scary, man. He performed in more than 900 Reader’s Theater shows around the world that featured his authorship of adult novels and books for children. His...

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Maha Haq

Maha Haq

Maha Haq Maha Haq is the Director of Retail Strategies at Green Thumb Industries. She is completing her M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, focusing on Medical Cannabis Sciences and Therapeuticsat the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the nation’s first graduate...

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Meital Manzuri

Meital Manzuri

Meital Manzuri, Esq. Meital Manzuri is the Managing Partner for Manzuri Law and has been trailblazing cannabis and hemp legal issues since 2005. As one of the first cannabis and hemp business attorneys in California, Meital has earned a reputation for dedication to...

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Courtney Moran, LL.M.

Courtney Moran, LL.M.

Courtney Moran, LL.M. Courtney N. Moran, LL.M., Founding Principal of EARTH Law, LLC and Chief Legislative Strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC is the leading expert on U.S. hemp law championing legal policy for sustainable Cannabis hemp agribusiness...

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Alex Goldstein

Alex Goldstein

Alex Goldstein Alex Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from York University in Toronto, ON, Canada. In 2013 Alex attained the Certified Protection Professional Designation (CPP) from the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and in 2015 the...

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Tara Bonhorst

Tara Bonhorst

Tara is a managing partner of Cougar Acres Consulting, a firm that helps clients in the cannabis industry develop science and ethics-based business strategies for long-term success. She is an astute market observer and has more than 10 years of experience performing...

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Tiffany Watkins

Tiffany Watkins

Tiffany Watkins Tiffany Watkins is known in the community as LadyCanna. She's a former IT Professional, working many years as a Network Systems Engineer. She holds degrees in Computer Sciences and Network Infrastructure, as well as multiple certifications. Her...

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Tom Quick

Tom Quick

Tom Quick, Ph.D. Dr. Thomas C. Quick “Dr. Tom” is currently working with Blake Industries to provide: Scientific, Agronomic and Sales support for the global cannabis business, with a strong passion to support and promote “Rehemption of North American Agriculture!”  ...

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Eric Brandstad

Eric Brandstad

Eric Brandstad Eric Brandstad is a greenhouse expert and consultant. He managed a successful greenhouse company for 11 years.  Eric is a recognized authority on greenhouse site development and greenhouse efficiency, he has served as a consultant to greenhouse...

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Greg Zeman

Greg Zeman

Greg Zeman Greg Zeman recently co-authored a book with OU's Instructor Ed Rosenthal called Beyond Buds: Next Generation. This book explores the world of cannabis concentrates and offers an authoritative guide to the latest developments in Marijuana Extracts and...

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Dale Schafer, Esq.

Dale Schafer, Esq.

Dale Schafer, Esq. Dale Schafer is a father, grandfather, veteran, educator and guitar player, and has been an attorney for the past 30 years.  As a litigator he tried cases before juries, judges and arbitration panels, that ranged from professional liability to...

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David Goldman

David Goldman

David Goldman David has been a medical cannabis patient activist and law reform advocate for over 10 years and has taught high school mathematics for 34 years. From 2008 through 2013, he was the chair of San Francisco chapter of Americans for Safe Access. From 2009...

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Stuart Watts

Stuart Watts

Stuart Watts Stuart Watts was born and raised in San Francisco, and is a 5th generation San Franciscan. After working in hospitality for years, Stuart started his first company SF Native Tours in 2014, which has now been the #1 walking & food tour in SF going on 3...

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Drew Sanchez, Esq.

Drew Sanchez, Esq.

Drew Sanchez, Esq. Drew M. Sanchez is a senior associate and the employment practice group lead at Anthony Law Group where he fights hard to help his clients survive in a landscape that continues to change under their feet. Born and raised in the East Bay, Drew...

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