Brian Applegarth has led the advancement of cannabis tourism in California. He founded the California Cannabis Tourism Association in 2017 and is a sought-after advisor for hospitality and tourism-based businesses and organizations. He works with destinations, hotels, and travel industry leaders to create customized hemp and cannabis strategies that mitigate risk and drive revenue. Brian is an international speaker and subject matter expert for the evolving cannabis and hemp opportunity in tourism. He has traveled and lived around the world, holds a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and speaks several languages.
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.