Oscar is a founding board member of the Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics (CCSE), and a founder and board member of The Cannabis Alliance. He is a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), and helps organize leaders of academia, policy, and business to convene for national and international conferences, forums, and mobilizations.
Oscar Velasco-Schmitz is Co-Founder of Dockside Cannabis. He began his professional career in natural language technology at the Microsoft corporation, while becoming a student of art, systems, business, travel, and economics.
In 2011 Oscar co-founded an award-winning and nationally certified medical cannabis access point, Dockside CO-OP; and since the passage of initiative 502 in Washington State, he has co-launched multiple state-licensed retail stores under the design/architectural award-winning and media recognized brand, Dockside Cannabis.