President, Cannabis Career Institute – Green Dot Consulting
Robert is founder of Cannabis Career Institute and has been running the Green Dot Guy Cannabis Delivery service in Los Angeles since 1988. Bob has been teaching delivery classes at Oaksterdam University since 2008. His unique approach to the cannabis business has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start their own successful businesses. His book and video, “Start Your Own Medical Marijuana Delivery Service” has sold thousands of copies.
Gerry Bedore, PhD, MBA
Gerry Bedore is widely known as a thought leader in technology-enhanced learning models. He was a co-founder of Socrates Distance Learning Technology Group, and has published studies and books focused on online student success and completion rates. Gerry is recognized as having developed many of the most successful higher education online programs in the world.
As a horticulturist for the State of Georgia, Gerry was recognized for his expertise in entomology and pathology in the care of plant life in the state. He has authored one book, co-authored two books, and has served as a research chair and committee member for more than 200 studies in education, psychology and business disciplines.
Gerry served in roles ranging from institutional president to assistant dean for doctoral programs. He is a member of the Cannabis Career Institute, is involved with cannabis agricultural development with Green Cures Inc., is serving in a leadership role for Cannabis State University, and is a U.S. disabled veteran.
The California MMJ laws are a key area of focus for Mr. Chernis. He has represented clients seeking to form legal MMJ collectives; storefront and mobile dispensaries; cultivators; MMJ patients and doctors; landlords and others seeking to do business with such collectives; as well as individuals and businesses in civil litigation with municipalities arising from such activities. Mr. Chernis also represents individuals and businesses in federal criminal matters and those charged with violating state MMJ laws.
Indoor and Outdoor Growing
Gary Maciel has been growing marijuana for over 40 years. An expert in energy efficiency and master of innovation, his ability to customize grow spaces is unrivaled.
Gary currently oversees medical marijuana grow operations all over the United States. He frequently lectures at Cannabis Career Institute seminars about advanced grow techniques. Ideal for the home closet grower or warehouse operations, Gary’s advice will help increase current yields or develop a strategy to diversify your yield.
Legal Marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. right now, according to a March 2015 Huffington Post article by Matt Ferner. As the market expands, there will be a need more doctors, more dispensaries, more collectives, more grow ops and more cultivators. There will also be a need for more training and it’s more helpful these days to have some sort of experience in that field. It wasn’t long ago that Oaksterdam was the only name known for cannabis education. Now when you run a search on google there are a ton of options so we take a look a few of the schools and what they offer for students.