Berlin (April 1)

On April 1st, 2019, The Cannabis Society (TCS) stamped their passport and headed overseas to Berlin, Germany! TCS hosted an invite-only Business Conference at the offices of Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG, sponsored by OHR Marketing. Attending the conference were Germany’s most notable industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. Topics discussed included raising capital, exporting to Germany, cannabis marketing and the future of recreational cannabis in Germany. 

The presenters at the event included: 

Eddie Lucarelli, CFO at Canopy Rivers

Eddie joined Canopy Rivers as Chief Financial Officer in March 2018. Since joining the company, Eddie has managed multiple financings and guided the company through a reverse takeover transaction that resulted in Canopy Rivers trading on the TSXV in September 2018. Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Eddie was a Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at TD Securities.

David Hughes, Founder of ORH Marketing

David Hughes has worked for some of the largest companies in Ireland and the UK, including o2 & Eircom. In 2009 he founded ORH Marketing, specializing in SEO, design & digital marketing through focusing on the user experience. Shortly after he was appointed as marketing director for Namaste Technologies, which has seen exponential growth and success during his time coordinating the marketing strategy.

Nastasia Bach, Consultant at PIVOT Regulatory

Nastasia Bach is a consultant at PIVOT Regulatory, a political strategy consultancy specialized in the healthcare industry. Her expertise lies in the German medical cannabis market including the regulation of patient access, pricing and the tender. Nastasia has a background in law and politics and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge.

Nic Easley, CEO of 3C Consulting, LLC™

Nic Easley is the founder and CEO of 3C Consulting, LLC™, the leading global strategic cannabis consulting firm and the CEO & Managing Director for Multiverse Capital™, a cannabis & hemp venture firm. Nic is known for his passionate commitment to introducing demonstrated best practices from other industries into the cannabis space. His industry-leading track record of building strong cannabis businesses and guiding others towards their victories has established him as a trusted, proven resource for anyone considering entering the cannabis industry.

Stephen Verbeek, CEO of Hello Cannabis

Daragh is an experienced business strategist and marketing consultant. Over the last 20 years he's worked with both small start ups, large government bodies and with some of the world's biggest brands. As an expert in brand building, consumer insights and marketing communications, Daragh leads the Prohibition Partners team in influencing and evolving the global conversation on cannabis and helping clients unlock the business opportunities in the industry.

Arash Moghani, CTO of Avicanna

Arash began his career at Deloitte as a consultant leading complex strategy and business transformation projects across several sectors globally including banking, technology and healthcare. In 2014, Arash continued his career at the Bank of Montreal, Capital Markets FX Technology department working with diverse teams of stakeholders, gathering business requirements and translating them into comprehensive technology solutions and strategies.

Edward Collins, VP Global Sales at Cannabis Compliance Inc.

Edward Collins is the VP of Global Sales & Marketing for Cannabis Compliance Inc. Edward has been a part of several significant Sales driven organizations in various industries over his 20 year career. Starting and growing within one of the best sales training organizations in the world, at Xerox he had the privilege of spending 14 years in 7 different and progressively senior roles with great success in top line revenue and the development of people.

Tomaz Frelih, CEO at Freyherr

Tomaz starts his business experiences as the President of the Slovenian Student Union that at that time represented 120.000 students and its presidency included 15-million worth budget management. After the study he establish a private startup school, which is still known as one of the best startup schools in the region. Tomaz and his team have accumulated over 45 million start-up capital that was acquired by investors from around the world, and their program was attended by approx. 600 teams and over 200 professional events were organized. Today he is acting in the role of a CEO and is responsible for development of the Freyherr group. 

Beau Whitney, VP & Senior Economist, New Frontier Data

Beau has a unique blend of high tech business operations skills, economics and political analysis, as well as cannabis industry experiences.As an economic and policy analyst, his Whitney Economics and New Frontier Data white papers and reports analyzing the cannabis market have been referenced in Forbes Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, as well as in cannabis industry publications and across the Associated Press wire. Beau has provided policy recommendations at the state and national levels and is considered an authority on cannabis economics.

If you’re interested in being a speaker, sponsor, or attendee at The Cannabis Society’s upcoming conferences, please reach out to General Manager, Jessica Domingo at