As the most established business information resource for the medical marijuana and retail cannabis industry, Marijuana Business Daily’s editors bring dispensaries, professional cultivators, edibles and infused product makers, ancillary services and suppliers and finance professionals the information and networking they need to flourish. Recent recognition and awards include Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50, The Inc. 500 and Folio Magazine’s Women in Media.
Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabusiness experts by Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review, NPR, CNBC, the New York Times and many other media outlets. He served as founding editor for Marijuana Business Media during our launch in 2011 and now leads the entire editorial and research team here. Previously, he worked for nearly 15 years as a business reporter and editor at daily newspapers. He has an MBA from Regis University.
Roger is an award-winning business journalist with decades of business news experience, covering everything from Wall Street regulation to the oil markets and craft brewing. He’s worked for Reuters, The Denver Post, and the Rocky Mountain News. He’s also worked as a freelancer for MSNBC.com, Inc. and other publications. He now brings his experience to the marijuana industry.
A Colorado-based journalist, John has focused on state politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2012, he covered the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for The Colorado Springs Gazette. As then-video editor for The Gazette, he was on hand for the first-ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver on Jan. 1, 2014.
Omar has been a professional journalist since 1998, covering everything from international business and Wall Street to politics and religion. His stories have appeared in Newsweek International, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and other major outlets. Omar graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1998, and prior to that he was a Bosnian diplomat. He is based in Boston.
Eli has been a data-driven researcher throughout his career. He previously worked as an analyst for Nielsen, where he provided analysis to Nielsen’s retail clients for use in pricing, promotion and assortment decisions. He’s also been a consultant for data companies in the cannabis industry. Eli now employs his analytical expertise for Marijuana Business Daily.
Kelly has been working with events, speakers and content in various industries since 2007, including at an entertainment event planning & marketing firm in Los Angeles and at a nonprofit in Colorado. She now brings her expertise to the cannabis industry, helping to determine content and line up speakers for Marijuana Business Daily’s events.
George joined Marijuana Business Media with over 20 years’ experience launching B2B events and publications, driving industry education, expanding retail markets, and forging communities. Formerly the founder and president of World Tea News and the World Tea Expo, George now brings his proven track record to the marijuana industry.
Based in the Denver area, Cassandra is the co-founder and former publisher of Marijuana Business Media. She now oversees finance, technology and operations for the company. Previously a vice president at Citi, she earned her MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
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