Archives: Speakers

Ricardo Baca

Ricardo Baca is a 20-year veteran journalist, keynote speaker, TEDx veteran and thought leader in modern media and drug-policy circles. He served as The Denver Post’s first-ever marijuana editor and founded news vertical The Cannabist.

State Representative Jordan Harris was elected to the State Legislature on Nov. 6, 2012. Rep. Harris has championed several issues, one of his most notable victories was getting Pennsylvania Clean Slate signed into law.

Dr Rachel Knox

Dr. Janice uses her expertise, experience and knowledge of cannabis therapeutics to help cure and relieve symptoms of chronic disease that traditional medicine has failed to conquer.

Mona Zhang

Mona Zhang is a cannabis policy reporter for POLITICO. She joined POLITICO in 2019. Mona covers everything from state-level legalization efforts to the thorny federal regulatory issues facing hemp and CBD businesses.

Jason Ortiz

Jason serves as the President of the Minority Cannabis Business Association which is the only nation-wide trade association comprised of and working for people of color in the cannabis industry.

A resident of New Jersey and California, he is a registered medical cannabis user. He has been arrested and convicted for some of his activities and has mounted various legal defenses and challenges to laws regarding cannabis.

GreenThumb Education, an online learning community connecting cannabis newcomers to classes and resources surrounding wellness and plant medicine.

Dasheeda Dawson is The WeedHead TM- a global cannabis advocate, award-winning executive strategist and author of top-selling workbook, How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry. She is an industry thought leader featured across multiple outlets.

Jessica was the co-founding partner at MGA Law PC, a boutique business law firm with a special focus on cannabis. Jessica Gonzalez assists cannabis clients to navigate the legal cannabis and hemp industry in the tri-state area.

Imani Dawson

She has nineteen years of experience creating and curating award-winning
content across print, linear and digital platforms for major media outlets
including MTV, BET, VH1, Fuse, and the Associated Press.

CannAtlantic Cannabis Conference