Serving as hemp Operations Director, Eli Lemberg is an experienced professional in the cannabis and hemp industries. Beginning with dispensary operations for a Denver chain, he performed critical functions including budtending, packaging & retail compliance, compliance audits, secure transportation and more. He learned and implemented best practices, later writing retail SOP’s. He then joined a Canadian cannabis startup to help expand a line of THC & CBD transdermal products, conducting business development efforts to gain the trust of dispensary owners, launching products across Colorado and beyond. His expertise with cannabinoid infused CPG grew as he became a known educational resource.
Eli worked with several dispensary chains to co-develop a cannabis products training program designed for budtenders to better understand infused products & technologies. Meanwhile he gained expertise in post-harvest cannabis production and extraction methods. Recently, Eli has researched and written market intelligence reports and analyzes critical trends. Navigating the complex and ever-changing regulatory environment of legal cannabis and hemp has become his specialty, working to ensure compliance and credibility.
Eli grew up on the coast in Montara, California and studied business at San Jose State University, departing early to pursue exciting opportunities in this newly legal industry. Since then, he has completed programs from Cannabis Training University, DoaneX, and U.S. Hemp Authority. He enjoys photography, outdoor pursuits and weightlifting, lives in Centennial with his girlfriend, cats and dogs.