I'm a commercial cannabis attorney, political advocate and entrepreneur with years of expertise working in and advising start-ups in various industries from high-tech to agriculture. I have always veered towards the curious intersection of cultural (r)evolution and business opportunity. My creative enthusiasm for start-ups and scaling new businesses for growth is well suited to California's emerging cannabis industry.
As one of California's earliest cannabis business attorneys, I have been involved in the development of many cannabis related endeavors. I am also co-founder of multiple endeavors, including Turbo Trimmerz, powered hand-held trimming shears, the Cannabis Law Practice Group of L+G, LLP and Indus Holding Company, who in 2015 launched "Altai" edibles and brought the well-known recreational brands of "Dixie Elixirs" and "Juju Joints" to the California medical marijuana market.
Most recently, I am a co-founder and principle of Grupo Flor, a firm dedicated to developing real estate lease opportunities for cannabis business operators throughout Monterey County and its municipalities. Presently, most of my time is dedicated to handling Grupo Flor business growth and building a new project, the Ag Pistil Fund, a $25MM private equity fund which will deploy investment capital to develop California's wholesale cannabis supply chain starting early 2017.
As an experienced attorney and entrepreneur, I am deeply involved in structuring projects to maximize legal compliance and operational efficiency for existing and developing business ventures. Occasionally, I consult on commercial cannabis projects and I regularly speak at cannabis industry and political events.
The projects that most interest me express fundamental core values such as creatively challenging cultural prejudices, increasing consumer safety & technologies, fostering the political progress of our industry and safeguarding its activist roots. At core, I believe the cannabis (r)evolution is a tremendous tool towards shaping an American culture that is more tolerant of individual liberties and personal expression. It's why I go hard every day.
I live in Monterey County, California and am an avid reader, yogi, surfer and general adventurer for new people and places. I hope this site provides you with the enthusiasm, encouragement and insight that I have received from our community in building the next great American industry.