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CannaGather CO: Meet the MED (Marijuana Enforcement Division)

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Cultivated Synergy

2901 Walnut St

Denver, CO 80205

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We host live conversations with cannabis industry leaders. This month we'll be joined by our industry regulators, the Directors of the MED!

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CannaGather is the largest cannabis networking event series, with monthly events in cities around the country. We launched in Colorado with an experienced local team to create an event where industry OGs and newcomers can come together to network, learn and connect.

In May we will host the Director and Deputy Director of the MED (Marijuana Enforcement Division) to hear their perspectives on the industry they regulate! Get your tickets now.

Keynote Speaker: Jim Burack

Jim Burack is Director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division, after joining MED as Chief of Investigations in 2014. Previously he served since 2001 as police chief in Milliken (CO), and from 2008-14 he was dual-hatted as Milliken’s town administrator. Prior positions have included U.S. Senate staffer in Washington, D.C., Westminster (CO) Police Department patrol officer, and Counsel and Director of Operations with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) also in Washington, DC.

Jim holds an MA from the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado- Denver, J.D. from the University of Colorado, and AB from Dartmouth College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (230th) and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), and was an adjunct faculty member at University of Northern Colorado. He is member of the Colorado, California and D.C. bars.

Keynote Speaker: Dominique Mendiola

Dominique began her work in marijuana policy and regulation with the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division in 2014, serving as the Deputy Director. In this role, she manages rule-making and communications. She also conducts legal and policy analyses, facilitates the initiation and resolution of administrative actions, monitors and advises on policy matters, facilitates stakeholder engagement, and serves as the primary liaison between the Division and Office of the Attorney General. She also serves as the on-camera spokesperson for the Division.

On July 5, 2018, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Mendiola as the state's Director of Marijuana Coordination, where she provided cross-agency coordination and advised the Governor and regulators on Colorado's adult-use and medical marijuana industries. She served in this role for the remainder of his term. Mendiola received her political science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009, and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2012. Prior to joining the Marijuana Enforcement Division, she practiced law in Texas and Colorado with a focus in civil litigation.

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