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His contemporary interests and efforts include systems & business strategy development, engagement and development of policy, regulation, institutional & societal normalcy, culture, research and industry strategy at municipal, state, national and international forums.  He consults and advises institutional and private clients across industries and markets in USA, Latin America, Canada, EMEA, and Oceania. 
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.