As California residents changed the course of cannabis policy in the mid 1990’s with the passage of Proposition 215, the founder of Canna Consultants had already spent an impressive fourteen years involved with the study, design, planning, and execution of large scale commercial indoor and outdoor operations, as well as the training of hundreds in such. Originally studying various scientific journals and patents issued in the US dating back to 1974, a two year period and tens of thousands of pages sparked a fascination with the medical potential of the cannabis plant. This fascination ultimately led to a new area of advisory with specific interest in cannabis’ role in inhibiting and reversing the growth of certain cancerous cells.
By 2007, ten more states joined California with regulated medical cannabis programs. Knowledge built over the previous two decades was used to advise and guide many in the industry. Canna Consultants CEO and founder alone holds in excess of thirty years experience, not only nationwide, but globally. Over the following decade, thousands more operators were trained and advised in various sectors of the industry including indoor and outdoor commercial cultivation operations, public relations and media coverage, marketing, staffing, and project management. These roles were undertaken in a time where various unfortunate surprises could arise despite fully licensed, state compliant operations. The legal and political environment was notoriously unstable, and as a result, an uneasiness regarding formal and public participation existed. Only to be further exacerbated by naming Illinois as a home state. Often, a silent advisory role was established while laying the foundation for the organization that exists today.
Clearly, the industry was gaining momentum which would continue far into the future, and therefore a firm serving the needs of medical cannabis operators nationwide was conceived. Originally focusing on facility operation and cultivation, over time all other areas were inevitably addressed to a point where advisory roles were expanded to the full service firm that exists today.
This all coincided with maintaining the ownership and management of several companies in the area of real estate and finance in Illinois. Clients were represented in state licensed capacities for over two decades governed by a strict code of ethics and professional standards, ultimately accumulating transactions exceeding $100M while simultaneously advising all aspects of the emerging medical industry.
As the areas of expertise grew, the vision of the firm evolved into an organization that not only contracted the highest quality operators in the world, but also cultivated talent in those with great potential. Seeing the gap that exists between the top operators and the average producer, and acknowledging the fact that those top operators never began as such, the firm took a hard stance to include proper advisory and training of new potential, while simultaneously establishing a long list of consultants that are at the pinnacle of their specialty.
During this time, our founder addressed potential recreational and tourism scenarios in California in advance of Proposition 19 and up to ten years before such came to pass in Washington and Colorado. It is this complete level of understanding and analysis of an entire industry that has guided the firm’s growth. Occasionally referred to as one of the most prolific cultivators due to the sheer number of individuals and operators influenced worldwide, this network is utilized to serve all potential needs of a cannabis operation.
As the years passed and more states have continued to join the list of medically approved programs, while others have contemplated and implemented adult use programs, the need for consulting and full industry guidance has never been greater. Addressing all aspects and areas of concern, the firm, Canna Consultants, was established in order to create the largest selection of the finest operators in the world, with the greatest resources. We take the greatest pride in being the source where top tier operators throughout the world turn to for their advisory and operational guidance.
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