Member Spotlight – December 14, 2017
It’s time for: The Cannabis Alliance Members Appreciation Moment!
Each month we highlight one of our long term Alliance members and welcome
one of our new members. We hope this helps you to learn a little more about
each other’s businesses, and will help you network, build your businesses, your
friendships and our community too!
As a reminder Mr. Trey Reckling of The Cannabis Institute located here at SCC will
be taking short video clips of our monthly member’s right after our meetings. We
will put them up on our FaceBook page and on The Cannabis Alliance website in
the future too.
Also please remember that as members you have the opportunity to have your
business profile on our website, including logo. So if you haven’t already sent us
this information, put it at the top of your to do list so we can put it up on our
website and help promote your business. Thanks!
First up we have our New Member: Peter Flynn and Molecular Labs
Molecular Environmental™ has a state-of-the-art facility capable of fulfilling your
rigorous requirements, ensuring the quality, confidentiality, efficiency, and
regulatory compliance that you can trust.
Your Environmental Testing Laboratory Partner
Molecular Testing Labs™ is a leading edge environmental testing facility. As a CLIA
certified and CAP accredited medical testing lab, Molecular Environmental™ takes
pride in using medical grade technology and specificity to deliver the horticultural
and agricultural communities reporting with accuracy that is unparalleled. The
company’s extensive resources, expertise and commitment to confidentiality
make it a natural for all types of environmental testing…including becoming your
one-stop solution for environmental laboratory testing services.
Let’s give them a warm Alliance welcome!
Next we have our Long-term member: Brian Stone, Long-time Cannabis Activist
and Regional Sales Manager for Trail Blazing Productions:
So I asked Brian a few questions and here are his answers.
1) Why do you support Cannabis Alliance?
One of the reasons I support the Alliance is that there is a “Patient Committee" dedicated to exploring ways
that the Recreational Industry can help support patients with information,
and to explore solutions for issues relevant to the patient community.
2) What inspired you to become involved in The Cannabis Industry?
I have now used Cannabis for 50 years and am the better for it!
I had the fortune of meeting and working for Ed Rosenthal starting in 2000.
I managed his Seattle Hempfest booth and distributed his books and
natural pesticides to patients for many years. He inspired me to become
involved in Cannabis Activisim, and I started to attend Department of
Health hearings relating to Medical Cannabis. I became an authorized
patient in 2006.
In 2006, my wife and I formed Northern Waters Patients Network to help
authorized patients access the medical Cannabis they needed. Northern
Waters also provided information and education on Cannabis cultivation,
natural pesticide use, activism and political issues.
Shortly after, I joined the Cannabis Defense Coalition and was elected to
their second board of directors, and served for 4 consecutive years.
I joined the Patients Arrest Protection Working Group, which evolved into
the Cannabis Action Coalition. I remained a member until that group
became fragmented. I became and still serve as a Director of the Viper Pac,
a political actions committee created to support Washington State
candidates who support Compassionate Cannabis use.
3) Why did you join The Cannabis Alliance?
When I decided I wanted to participate in the Recreational market, my
intention was to find a company that shared my beliefs about pesticide free
Cannabis and who had high ethical standards. By joining the Alliance, I had
the opportunity to network with leaders in the industry. It was a pleasant
surprise to find out how many members had come over from the now
defunct Medical System.
Thanks to my friend and Alliance member, Dominic Corva, I also had the
opportunity to interview with another member-Trail Blazin’ Productions,
where I found a home, family and tremendous opportunities to offer the
type of Cannabis products that I dreamed of- pesticide free, medical
grade, quality Cannabis.
4) What is one thing you would want our members to know about your
A set of values that are important to me and the company I work for:
Quality. Integrity. Responsible business practices. Sustainability. Support for
the Cannabis Community. Justice. Compassion. Doing what you Love.
5) Anything else you would like to share with other Alliance Members
about you, your advocacy work, etc.?.
I feel that one of the most effective forms of activism that we all can
engage in, is to listen to those who we meet. Almost everybody has a
condition or aliment that can benefit from some form of Cannabis use, and
understanding the myriad benefits of cannabis can help one make
responsible recommendations. My favorite Cannabis Soapbox of late is the
exciting research showing that long term Cannabis users show resistance to
Alzheimer’s disease. This should be of major interest to all of us over 50 or
who have friends and relatives who face the challenges of growing older.
They say all politics is local! Getting to know your State Representatives and
Senator by attending their in-district meetings before you go to Olympia to
lobby, gains you credibility as their neighbor-constituent.
I have become an advocate for Cannabis Terpene knowledge- the missing
knowledge that gives us another window to understanding this wondrous
plant and the true meaning of the “Entourage effect”.
A BIG thank you to Brian Stone, Cannabis Advocate and Regional Manager
with Trail Blazin’ Productions.