Sherwin Amiran

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Sherwin Amiran is Chief Operations Officer of Ethos Manufacturing. Sherwin has comprehensive experience in the design, manufacturing and operations of fluid-based processing systems and facilities. A graduate of University of Iowa, Mr. Amiran has a BS in Political Science and Economics. With over a two decades of industry experience, Sherwin has extensive knowledge in environmental, […]

Andy Spoone

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Andy has worked with multiple startups in high compliance environments including clinical trials, medical devices, and cannabis. Most recently, Sierra Labs was started to help companies automate software and hardware development processes to meet regulatory demands and stay compliant. Andy’s focus is helping align fast-paced innovative teams with regulatory frameworks and quality systems.

Addison DeMoura

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Addison DeMoura co-founded Steep Hill Laboratories in 2008 and for seven years served as its Chief Business Development Officer until leaving the company in 2015. During his time at Steep Hill, Mr. DeMoura focused on overseeing the marketing, sales and branding for the company. As a brand ambassador and face of the company, Addison cultivated […]

Ken White

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Upon receiving a B.S. in organic chemistry from Oregon State University, Ken White worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific developing large scale synthesis and purification for the manufacturing of fluorescent biomarkers, increasing scale by over 300% and increasing reaction efficiency by 20%. While working at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ken earned his Master of Industrial Chemistry from […]

“Scale Up or Go Niche” Dustin Powers Advice to Manufacturers and Dedication to Open-Source Cannabis

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Like many in the industry, Dustin Powers never planned on making cannabis his career. But whether he found the plant or the plant found him, the plant is now his life’s work. Powers was only a casual cannabis consumer when he moved to Washington State shortly before the state coincidentally legalized cannabis in 2012. A […]

Dr. Sue Sisley Is Suing the DEA Over Cannabis Research, Here’s Why

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51 years ago the U.S. government named the University of Mississippi as the only legal supplier of medical cannabis. Accordingly, generations of scientists were forced to obtain a highly coveted DEA Schedule 1 research license merely for the privilege of being able to purchase whatever cannabis the University decided to provide them. Three years ago […]

William Goss

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William Goss joined the growing team of the largest organic mushroom farm on the continent, advancing their R&D team, and leading their water systems operations for almost 3 years. After working for a bay area biotech start-up producing mycelium leather, he joined the Decriminalize CA campaign full-time as the Mycology Director. William supports local community […]

Swetha Kaul

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Swetha Kaul currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer at Cannalysis, a state licensed ISO/IEC 17025 accredited cannabis testing laboratory that seeks to empower customers through technology integrations, big data analytics and access to information. Prior to joining Cannalysis, Swetha worked at Allergan where she was responsible for drug development efforts including analytical method development, […]