Hashish Profession Watch | New Hires and Promotions June 28, 2019


Previously Blake Insomnia Therapeutics, Inc., BioHemp Worldwide, Inc. has accomplished its change of identify and appointed Daniel Blum as its new chief government officer. Blum, whose former expertise contains positions held at Pitchbook Knowledge, Salesforce, and Preqin, will lead the corporate’s CBD initiatives.

“I’m honored to be entrusted with this enormous alternative and excited to get to work immediately to guide the corporate’s consolidation technique within the CBD trade,” Blum mentioned. “This market supplies super alternative not solely in development potential but in addition given the compelling case that there’s not one true market chief. Because the CBD market grows, this chance will solely improve. I’m trying ahead to main the corporate’s imaginative and prescient to grow to be the main consolidator of CBD distributors, making a drive in an trade that lacks a market chief.”



Segra Worldwide, an agriculture know-how firm, has added Dr. Edward J. Park to its board of advisors. Dr. Park is at present a professor of mechatronic programs engineering at Simon Fraser College in British Columbia.

“We’re happy to welcome a peer of Dr. Park’s esteem to our group,” mentioned Segra’s Director of Tissue Tradition Dr. Sma Zobayed. “Plant tissue tradition is a exact science that employs educated technicians—these technicians, in flip, depend upon sterile gear made out there by way of automation. Segra’s deliberate operations necessitate implementing the sorts of know-how that Dr. Park has spent his profession researching and growing.”

The Canadian firm, which not too long ago introduced its entry into the U.S. hemp market, has leased a 1,900 sq. foot laboratory facility in Portland, Oregon, and has utilized for the state’s industrial hemp license.

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Todd Williams

Medication Man Applied sciences, Inc., has named Todd Williams as its new chief technique officer and Collin Lodge as vice chairman of integration. Each males be a part of MMT from Albertsons Firms the place Williams served as vice chairman of company improvement and Lodge served as director of company improvement and technique.

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Collin Lodge

“On behalf of Medication Man Applied sciences, I’m happy to welcome Todd and Collin to the crew,” mentioned Co-founder and Chief Govt Officer Andy Williams in an announcement. “As we proceed to develop and improve our capabilities as a completely vertically built-in cannabis operator, these new government crew members contribute spectacular observe data in advancing the event of acquisitions for extremely profitable firms and executing strategic choices that the corporate will profit from. They be a part of Medication Man Applied sciences at an thrilling time, and I’m assured they’ll play integral roles as the corporate additional develops its operations on a worldwide scale and drive profitability to reinforce worth for shareholders.”

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Tim Morland

Kiva Confections has appointed Tim Morland its new director of compliance and authorities affairs. He joins the corporate from Origin Home the place he labored as compliance and coverage director. Morland beforehand served as director of legislative and regulatory affairs for then-Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma. He additionally has served on the State Treasurer’s cannabis banking work group and the San Francisco Hashish Process Power.

“We’re thrilled to have Tim be a part of our crew,” mentioned Kiva Co-founder and Chief Govt Officer Scott Palmer. “We imagine in hiring individuals with confirmed expertise and management capability and I’m excited to see Tim leverage his intensive expertise in authorities and cannabis coverage to assist push Kiva into the long run.”

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Joey Pena

Town of Denver has tapped journalist Joey Peña for its newly created, momentary position of cannabis course of navigator. Peña, who beforehand labored for Marijuana Enterprise Every day, will function a liaison between the town and its cannabis companies to assist the businesses navigate laws and compliance.

“[Peña has] completed some actually in-depth items about guidelines and laws—about how they’re working and the way they aren’t working,” mentioned Denver’s Excise and Licenses Director Ashley Kilroy. “In California, they made some modifications based mostly on his reporting. So, he has an in-depth data, and an understanding of the foundations on a nationwide foundation, however being a journalist, he [also] has the communication skills.”

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Allen Fujimoto

True Leaf Manufacturers Inc. has appointed Allen Fujimoto senior vice chairman, operations of True Leaf Pet. Fujimoto most not too long ago served as vice chairman, transformation for Petco. In his new position, he shall be liable for sourcing, materials provide, provider administration, manufacturing, and logistics. He additionally will design, implement, and optimize True Leaf’s provide chain community and processes.

“Allen has deep retail, pet, industrial, and client items trade expertise with a formidable observe file enhancing provide chain efficiencies that speed up enterprise development,” mentioned Darcy Bomford, founder and chief government officer of True Leaf. “We’re assured his huge course of enchancment and analytics experience shall be invaluable as True Leaf continues to develop globally, together with our additional growth into Europe and Asia.”

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