Business Development Manager


J.J. is the Business Development Manager for NCIA. He is tasked with expanding NCIA’s membership base and promoting member retention. He has over 5 years of experience the Cannabis Industry, starting off as a budtender for a medical cannabis dispensary in his hometown of Portland, OR. The patients he helped provided a first-hand experience to the healing power of cannabis. Since then, he has dedicated himself to ending the federal prohibition of a magical plant that has improved the lives of so many people. He then spent the next few years doing freelance work in the cannabis industry, collaborating with several media companies with the goal of establishing effective digital marketing strategies.

Prior to joining the cannabis industry, J.J. provided front end customer service for a variety of businesses in retail and sports. It is always his mission to strive for attentive and professional service to ensure a satisfactory customer experience. J.J. graduated from Portland State University, majoring in Business Administration and Organizational Development. He resides in the sunny and classy city of San Diego.

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