Marijuana Business Magazine - January 2017

health program, according to L’Eagle. He will also work with the production team to optimize plant production while implementing sustainable methods and technologies. Before joining L’Eagle, Jacobson owned and operated PGJ Enterprises, a Denver consulting business. Since 2004, Jacobson has built and managed numerous com- mercial cultivation facilities, directing and managing grow operations. Before his consulting gig, Jacobson worked on wind farm development. Quebec Licensed Producer Gets New Board Member Hydropothecary Corp., a licensed marijuana producer in Quebec, Canada, has appointed Nathalie Bourque to its board. Bourque cur- rently is the Quebec chair of Hill+Knowlton Strategies and also serves on the boards of Alimentation Couche-Tard, Héroux-Devtek and McGill University. MJ Industry Vets Make California Cannabis Board California’s Department of Consumer Affairs has released the names of members of the state’s new Can- nabis Advisory Committee under the Bureau of Cannabis Control. The committee will advise BCC and the other licensing authorities – the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health – on the development of regulations that help protect public health and safety and shrink the cannabis black market. The advisory committee’s members include: • Avis Bulbulyan , CEO of SIVA Enterprises, a consultancy • Timmen Cermak , private psychiatrist • Matt Clifford , attorney for Trout Unlimited • Bill Dombrowski , president and CEO of the California Retailers Association • Jeff Ferro , director of the Cannabis Workers Rising cam- paign under the United Food and Commercial Workers • Kristin Heidelbach , director of the Teamsters Joint Councils 7 and 42 • Eric Hirata , chief deputy director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control • Alice Huffman , president and CEO of A.C. Public Affairs • Catherine Jacobson , director of clinical research at British Columbia-based Tilray • Arnold Leff , public health officer for the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Health • Kristin Lynch , deputy executive director of the Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 • Kristin Nevedal , chief compliance officer for Sunfed • Joe Nicchitta , countywide coordinator for Los Angeles County’s Office of Marijuana Management • Lavonne Peck , owner of Native Network Consulting • Matt Rahn , mayor pro tem of Temecula • Keith Stephenson , founder and CEO of the Purple Heart Patient Center • James Sweeney , principal for James W. Sweeney & Associates • Tamar Todd , policy manager and legal director for the Drug Policy Alliance • Helena Williams , captain for the California Highway Patrol • David Woolsey , sergeant for the San Jose Police Department, Division of Medical Marijuana Control • Ben Wu , president and chief operating officer for Kush Bottles • Beverly Yu , assistant policy analyst for the United Domestic Workers Maryland Gets New Top MMJ Regulator Only days after legal medical marijuana sales began in Maryland, the state’s MMJ commission hired a new direc- tor. Joy Strand , a hospital executive, is replacing Patrick Jameson , who resigned in November. Strand had been serving as CEO of Crisfield-based McCready Health, where she led a health organization that included a hospital and several other health care services. In 2015, McCready Health partnered with Wellness Farms, a medical marijuana cultivation startup. Hoban Hires IPO Star The Hoban Law Group’s North American corporate practice group has hired Andrew Telsey , an experienced securities attorney who the Denver firm said has taken more cannabis companies public than any other attorney in the nation. NCIA Hires Chief of Staff The National Cannabis Industry Association appointed Genifer Murray as its chief of staff. She will be based in Denver. Murray is a former president and founder of Denver-based CannLabs, one of the first cannabis test- ing labs in the nation, and a founding member of the Women's CannaBusiness Network. Drafts Former NFL Star, an online medical marijuana market- place, announced that former NFL star Marvin Washington Nathalie Bourque 106 • Marijuana Business Magazine • January 2018