Mentoring and Training for New Cannabis Industry Executives

Today on NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice, our host is joined by Christie Lunsford who recently launched Budding Professionals , a mentoring program designed for new professionals entering the hemp and marijuana industry – transitional executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and policy people. Christie is cannabis industry veteran and was awarded the first Cannabis Woman of the Year Award at the December 2015 Cannabis Business Awards. Additionally, Christie is the founder of Endocannabinoidology, LLC , a consulting firm providing cannabis science, technology and education management assistance to businesses and investors in cannabis.


Christie has served as a consultant during the licensing, development, and formulation phases of multiple cultivations, medical cannabis centers and infused product manufacturers in California, Colorado, Illinois and Washington State. Recently, Christie successfully guided a client through a complex regulatory process to obtain one of the five medical cannabis business permits awarded in New York State.