Ed Rosenthal CaNORML member

Ed Rosenthal, “The Guru of Ganja,” is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, social activist and legalization pioneer. As one of the co-founders of High Times Magazine, Ed writes the much loved and long-running cannabis column, “Ask Ed,” which continues to be published internationally.

Ed Rosenthal’s Cannabis Grower’s Handbook, has become the definitive marijuana cultivation resource, inspiring millions to learn the best marijuana cultivation techniques. According to a 1978 review of Ed’s Marijuana Growers Guide in the The New York Times – “After legalization, elementary botany classes could use this guide as a casebook for learning about a common plant.”
A marijuana innovator, Ed, is the founder of many successful socially responsible cannabis organizations, including; Quick Trading Publishing, focused on researching and publishing the most accurate, up to date cannabis education, Quantum 9, a marijuana consulting and technology company, Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, the International Cannabis Business Conference, and The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam.

As an internationally known cannabis activist and advocate, Ed views marijuana law as a crucial social issue: one that hit him personally. In 1999, Ed was appointed, “Officer of the City of Oakland,” directed to cultivate cannabis for patients. Three years later, the federal government shut down his city supported facility. Ed was arrested and put on trial twice for marijuana cultivation in federal court. Ed’s highly publicized trials shifted public opinion in favor of state medical marijuana laws, highlighting for many the fact that marijuana laws have become more harmful to society than the behavior they were intended to regulate. “Ed Rosenthal has always been an out-front marijuana legalization advocate, someone willing to push the envelope, often at some personal risk, to achieve social change.” – Keith Stroup; Founder, NORML


Anthony Curiale

Specializing in California Department of Tax and Fee Administration tax issues. 45 years of legal experience.

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Flore Dispensary

Flore Dispensary in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood sources its cannabis from Humboldt County’s small-batch farms, focusing on sustainable practices. The dispensary offers a range of products for both recreational and medical users, including flowers, pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, vapes, and drinks. They provide terpene analyses to help customers understand the effects of different strains.

The dispensary features daily deals like discounted edibles on Munchies Monday and special pricing for pre-rolls on Doobie Tuesday, aiming to make cannabis more affordable. Flore serves various San Francisco neighborhoods, including Mission, Haight-Ashbury, SoMa, and Hayes Valley, and emphasizes partnerships with legacy farms that practice regenerative farming.

Flore’s staff are knowledgeable and assist customers in understanding and selecting products. The dispensary is part of the Castro’s community, offering a local experience that combines quality cannabis with a commitment to the neighborhood’s history and culture.


International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA)

Founded in 2015, INCBA is the largest and oldest cannabis bar association and the world’s leading resource for cannabis law education, with a robust CLE library that is updated regularly and enables lawyers to satisfy their state continuing education requirements with content relevant to their practice. Members enjoy free live CLE, free and discount tickets to in-person networking and educational events, business development and referrals, discounts on useful services that help elevate their legal practice, and opportunities to help shape the cannabis industry through committee service and speaking opportunities.

INCBA provides valuable resources to the general public, including its Attorney Directory, State by State Database of Cannabis Ethics Rules, and amicus briefs. Members collaborate via the exclusive Canbar Forum, INCBA’s vibrant member-only online platform, and have access to an ethics hotline and other member-only resources.

Membership is available to lawyers, law students, professors, and non-lawyer Allied Partners interested in building a relationship with the cannabis legal community. Discounts are available for firms with multiple members. Learn more at


Phenotopia Dispensary – Santa Rosa

Welcome to Phenotopia Dispensary — Santa Rosa’s friendliest dispensary. We’re all about Sonoma County spirit, supporting our local weed wizards. But we don’t stop there; we’re on a constant quest across California to bring you the best flower, vapes, prerolls, concentrates, and extracts. Looking for unbeatable deals? Whether you’re deep into the green scene or just starting out, we’ve got the stash. Drop by Phenotopia Dispensary – Santa Rosa and elevate your experience with the finest our community and state have to offer.


Ian Rassman

Ian Rassman is a cannabis industry-leading payment specialist who has established partnerships in various domains over his 12 years of experience in the Banking and Payments industry. He actively excels in providing cutting-edge technology to support POS, credit card processing, cashless ATM, PIN Debit, ATM Machines, eCommerce, ACH, check processing, gift/loyalty programs, mobile applications, and other payment processing and financial services.

Additionally, Ian has been involved in cannabis culture for over 30 years and currently holds office as the Executive Director and President of Los Angeles NORML, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973. Ian’s extensive connections and experience have earned him palpable recognition, making him a familiar, trustworthy face to many within the cannabis industry.

Whether you’re thinking about starting up your own legal cannabis business, or you’re already well underway, you’re going to need payment processing solutions. Ian Rassman provides clarity and convenience along with nearly a lifetime of experience in the industry. It’s his goal to alleviate the stress of streamlining payments for your cannabis business, no matter what payment processing service best suits you.


Clark Howell LLP

California’s leading women-stewarded law firm serving the cannabis and hemp industries and leaning into discussions around the culture and ethics of psychedelics legalization and commercialization.

As Lawyers for the Green Frontier, serving California since 2014, Attorneys Ariel Clark and Nicole Howell practice law, inquiry, and meditation.

Experts in Corporate, Leaders in Cannabis & Emerging Psychedelics.

We Work Where You Work!
We represent our clients in every corner, nook, cranny, and metropolis of the Golden State. Our network of clients and experience working with local and state governments all over the State of California means we’ve got you covered.

Practice Areas:
Corporate Transactions
Licensing & Regulatory
Mergers & Acquisitions
Commercial Contracts
Cannabis & Hemp

Canopy Security Group, Inc.

Serving California cannabis companies since 2017. We take pride in our work so you can focus on running your business.

A la carte services and custom packages are available to cater to your specific business needs. You’ll appreciate our personal attention, integrity, professionalism, and teamwork.

Contact us today to discuss how Canopy Security Group can assist you with:

• Risk assessment services
• Surveillance system assessments and services
• Compliance audit services to prepare for DCC or city CUP inspections.
• Access control systems
• Alarm systems
• Robbery Prevention
• Loss prevention services
• Active Shooter trainings
• Staff self-defense seminars/trainings
• Cash management security protocols
• Physical security guard services

1. Serving all facets of risk mitigation from Seed to Sale:
• Distribution
• Cultivation, indoor or outdoor
• Manufacturing/processing
• Retail
• Packaging
• Transportation with escorts for drivers

2. Cash payment pickups/transport service to remove risk from staff.

3. Write SOPs for security related issues for your company.

4. Security plans for your new license as required for CUPs.

Jennie Stepanian, Attorney at Law

Jennie Stepanian is a Criminal Defense attorney, serving clients from Los Angeles to Humboldt County. Ms. Stepanian’s background as a public defender and court appointed attorney give her the skills to litigate and negotiate the best outcomes for her clients. In 2021, Ms. Stepanian formed a law group focusing on contracts, corporate formation, licensing, and other civil matters. In 2022, Ms. Stepanian helped pass a Resolution to decriminalize plant based psychedelics in her hometown of San Francisco, California.

Ms. Stepanian recently opened a law office in Beverly Hills, California (310) 751-4839, and continues to operate out of the historic Law Offices of 819 Eddy Street, in San Francisco, California (415) 771-6174.


SOL de Mendocino

SOL de Mendocino opened our doors as Love In It Cooperative in February 2011 on Lansing Street. We relocated to beautiful Main Street under the new name SOL de Mendocino in honor of our dedication to Sungrown, Organic and Local (SOL) cannabis.

We pride ourselves in providing our community and its visitors with a wide variety of cannabis flowers (local indoor and sungrown), edibles and medibles, concentrates, topicals, tinctures and various other therapeutic and recreational products. We carry an ever-growing list of CBD rich products to aid numerous ailments and discomforts. We also offer seeds year-round and clones on a seasonal basis, including high CBD strains.

Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Online ordering for pick up is available 24 hours a day