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Jill G. Cohen, Esq.  

Managing Partner
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Jill started her legal career in 2001 when she first became licensed in Georgia. She started out as a public defender, then served as a felony prosecutor, then entered private criminal defense practice, before transitioning to cannabis law. She served as a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. She co-founded a criminal justice non-profit, The Georgia Innocence Project, which over the past twenty years has worked to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Throughout her career she has been a zealous advocate for cannabis de- scheduling and legalization. In 2016 she became licensed in Maine with the goal of counseling and representing cannabis businesses as they grow their businesses and navigate complex statutory and regulatory requirements. With over two decades of legal experience and a track record of success, Jill has repeatedly been peer-nominated to Super Lawyers for her work in criminal courts. She has earned a 10.0 rating on Avvo.com. She is a fierce advocate described by many as a “force of nature”. Jill is relentless in advocating for her clients by leveling the playing field and securing the best possible outcomes. She is detail-oriented, ahead of the curve, tenacious, and passionate about supporting her clients as they grow their cannabis businesses in Maine. Jill is a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, Maine Cannabis Industry Association, Maine Municipal Association, Cumberland Bar Association and serves as the Vice Chair of the State of Georgia Cannabis & Hemp Law section. She provides pro bono counsel to several cannabis industry organizations in Maine. She works diligently to stay current on the ever-evolving changes in Federal and State cannabis law. She strives to be a resource for her clients, understanding that they must operate at all times in a compliance-first environment. She partners with her clients to assure compliance in a complex uncertain regulatory environment. When it comes time to secure state and local licenses for your business, Jill has the knowledge, experience and patience to work through the rigorous licensing process and in resolving regulatory enforcement issues.

Christine A Baily

C Baily Law LLC
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Christine established her firm, C Baily Law LLC, after 20+ years in public service, including serving as the first General Counsel of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. She now advises businesses and individuals operating in regulated industries on obtaining government approvals, complying with requirements, responding to investigations, and challenging government actions in the courts, including on appeal. She is licensed to practice in MA, ME, and CT. Topic: Getting Ready for Rescheduling or De-Scheduling

Ian Stuart

Ian Stuart -  Ian Stuart is a comedian from Maine. He is known for his work on the popular webseries "Welcome to Maine" as "Mark" and as a personality on the WTOS Mountain Morning Show. Ian has opened and has worked with a number of high profile comedians including Dave Attell, Jay Mohr, Maria Bamford and Demetri Martin to name a few. 

Dr Marion McNabb

Marion McNabb, DrPH, MPH Dr. McNabb is the Senior Director of Research and Learning at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Dr. McNabb is also the President of the Cannabis Center of Excellence, Inc a Massachusetts-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that conducts citizen-science-focused population studies and programs in the areas of community engagement, medical cannabis, adult-use cannabis, and social justice in the cannabis industry. The CCOE serves as a virtual resource & network of cannabis industry professionals, academics, policymakers, healthcare providers, consumers, and patients who aim to break the stigma and advance social justice in the cannabis industry. www.cannacenterofexcellence.org. Dr. McNabb is also the CEO of 510 Innovations LLC, a research, data science, and education company working with the healthcare innovations, cannabis, and entheogenic plant medicine industries. Dr. McNabb was the Cannabis Retail Appointee to the Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board from Oct 2021- Oct 2023, appointed by the Treasurer of Massachusetts. Dr. McNabb is the Principal Investigator of eight Cannabis research studies examining the reasons and impact of cannabis use among adult-use consumers and medical patients, veterans, and the impact of COVID on patients and consumers in Massachusetts and the United States, together with UMass Dartmouth. She sits on several academic advisory boards for academic cannabis educational and workforce training programs. Dr. McNabb has collaborated on Cannabis Research studies with academic partners UMass Dartmouth and Rider University in New Jersey and educational programs with Excelsior University, Holyoke Community College, BU, Wayne State University, and others. Dr. McNabb also has over 15 years of global public health experience working in the areas of digital health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and family planning, working primarily in Africa and Haiti. Dr. McNabb holds a DrPH from Boston University School of Public Health, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in African and African American Studies from St. Louis University. Dr. McNabb currently resides in East Boston. You can learn more about Dr. McNabb through her LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-mcnabb-drph-mph

Justin

Esquivel, CEO & Geneticist, Green Luster Phenos LLC

Justin has been an influencer and leader in the cannabis industry for fifteen (15) years. Esquivel was the head grower and geneticist of an indoor commercial-scale cultivation operation out in Colorado back in 2012. Justin has consulted with 87 cannabis facilities, 64 of which operate commercial canopies. He brings standard operating procedures to a gold standard. Esquivel also specializes in Cannabis Tissue Culture & Selective Homozygous Breeding, enabling his company to bring exotic tailored offspring to growers globally!