Category: 40 Under 40

Jordan Lams

June 20th, 2018

By that time Lams was in college, studying to follow in his parents’ footsteps as a professional musician. But a family tragedy left him at a crossroads. “With my sister having leukemia and the horrible process she went through from diagnosis to passing away, I feel this conviction within me…

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Chris Woods

June 20th, 2018

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Jose Belen

June 18th, 2018

“I knew cannabis to be a healing medicine from my adolescent years,” he says. But as professional in a non-legal state — and as a veteran afraid of losing benefits — Belen kept his PTSD and his cannabis usage hidden until 2016. He says cannabis allowed him to feel emotions…

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Cameron Forni

June 15th, 2018

Forni says he looked at all aspects of the business, from real estate to retail and everything in between, but decided that “oil is by far the future” and set about creating a high-quality brand of vaporizer oils — Select Oils — as well as becoming a processor and provider…

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Khalil Moutawakkil

June 15th, 2018

The company has also taken a different approach than most cannabis retailers, allowing customers to shop for cannabis in a manner that more closely resembles picking produce at a grocery store. “It’s not a jewelry store,” Moutawakkil explains. “It’s not a $2,000 ring. You should be able to touch it…

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Ryan Kunkel

June 14th, 2018

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Mindy Galloway

June 13th, 2018

Now after eight years in the industry, Galloway is preparing to help launch Khemia, a manufacturing company, in January 2019. She is also starting a group for “heart-centered leaders” to help people launch their businesses with a positive culture. “All the stories you hear about how cannabis impacts people, it’s…

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40 Under 40 Armen Yemenidjian

June 13th, 2018

Yemenidjian grew up in the gaming industry and worked in casinos for several years prior to joining the cannabis industry. His father owned the Tropicana back when casinos faced a lot of the same scrutiny that marijuana businesses face today, including challenges with banking and the watchful eyes of the…

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