Brian founded the the California Cannabis Tourism Association in November 2017. He works with brands representing the cannabis industry to bring their niche offerings to the mainstream and is a sought-after adviser for hospitality-based businesses interested in cannabis opportunities. He believes that sharing cannabis history and culture as part of the tourist experience is essential. He has served as an executive leader and is passionate about projects that normalize cannabis and drive positive change.
Dr. Reiman is the Head of Community Relations for Flow Kana, a branded cannabis distribution company. She is an internationally recognized cannabis expert and public health researcher as well as a leader in the field of cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs, having presented her research all over the world. Also an expert in cannabis policy on the local, national and international level, Dr. Reiman was the first Chairwoman of the Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission and also sat on the Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
Lauren Rogers is the founder and CEO of Recreational Embassy. With over 15 years experience in leading global tourism marketing strategy for luxury travel destinations and experiences, Lauren identifies opportunities for hotels and destinations to create new and exciting products and buzz. Lauren believes that hemp and cannabis products enhance both wellness and travel experiences and is passionate to help luxury hotels vet this new landscape. Lauren holds a B.A. from The University of Michigan and is a Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) through Destinations International. Follow her @recreationalembassy