Mr. Burkhardt is a medical marijuana industry veteran with 17 years of infused products, retail, and growing expertise. He began his career cultivating for San Francisco Bay Area dispensaries such as Berkeley Patient’s Group and C.H.A.M.P. in 1998, and later the medical marijuana community in Los Angeles. In 2009, he relocated to Colorado, where his company, has become the cannabis industry’s leading retailer, producer, and employer, with 13 retail locations and more than 450 employees. Mr. Burkhardt’s management systems and thorough understanding of the cannabis plant, medical cannabis patients, and market analysis have proven to be extremely successful “at scale,” as he is the first operator to cultivate in a facility greater than 100,000 square feet. Mr. Burkhardt has recently sold his interests in the Colorado business and has joined the Sin City Cultivation team.