Faculty 

Our faculty features award-winning cultivators, recognized business leaders, and passionate advocates who shaped the early medical cannabis movement in California and who continue to set the pace and tone for the modern commercial cannabis industry.

Paul Armentano

Chair of Science

Ed Breslin

Manufacturing

Leonard Brown

Horticulture

Natalie Darves

Dean of Faculty
Interim Chair of Business

Goose Duarte

Director of Operations
Business

Joey Ereñeta

Chair of Horticulture

Stefanie Gangano, Ph.D.

Manufacturing

Chad Gilmore

Manufacturing

Chiara Juster, Esq.

Chair of Govt. Affairs

Noah Hirsch

Horticulture

Dale Sky Jones

Executive Chancellor
Business

Jeff Jones

Horticulture

Kyle Kushman

Horticulture

Richard Lee

Founder

Lauren Vazquez, Esq.

Chair of Legal

Mike Whitty

Business

Cannabis & hemp are complicated,
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