Our board of advisors at the Cannabis Marketing Lab works with us to not only help our company expand our own reach in business services and clientele, but also to help us grow our clients’ businesses and customer base as well. This advice ranges anywhere from the latest trends and strategies within the industry legal information that pertains to our clients and us. Our board of advisors helps us by making time within their own busy careers and lives to consult with us and allows us to keep consistently improving our clients as well as ourselves. They are key contributors within our company and we are thankful to have them “on board.”

Dr. Rachna Patel


The Medical Marijuana Expert

Walnut Creek, CA

Greg James

President & CEO

Marijuana Venture Magazine

Seattle, WA

David Kotler, Esq


Medical Marijuana Business Lawyers LLC

West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and her medical studies at Touro University (Vallejo, CA). Her background is in Emergency Medicine. She is licensed to practice medicine in the state of California and it’s in impeccable standing with the Medical Board of California. She has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) since 2012 and have treated countless patients.

In March of 2014, Greg launched a pure business magazine for the emerging legal marijuana industry. Marijuana Venture is the nations only true monthly B2B for licensed legal cannabis businesses. Growth has been rapid. The magazine is now distributed nationally, and is a 160+ page glossy publication featuring articles on subjects as diverse as legal issues, tax laws, and new growing and retailing techniques. In Dec of 2015, Marijuana Venture was presented with a MIN Award in NY as a “Hottest release of 2015”. A MIN award is the magazine industry’s highest honor for achievement.

As a partner at Cohen Kotler P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, David formed a practice area in Medical Marijuana Business and represents clients seeking to apply for licensing under the Florida Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. He currently represents a wide range of Cannabis industry clients and has consulted investors in projects in legal cannabis states across the United States. David has an understanding of the industry and in- and out-of-state individuals and companies who are able to legally service his clients in order to maximize their success.

Kate Awada


5700 Consulting

Englewood, CO

In 2009 Kathryn joined the industry in Colorado as a trimmer a seemingly seamless transition from her previous career as a Cosmetologist. From there with her take charge attitude Kathryn became a store and warehouse manager at a family owned and operated center in southeast Denver. In 2011 The Giving Tree of Denver hired Kathryn on as a bud-tender where she would become the operational director and over see the OPC, MMC and compliance.

Having walked every life within the industry Kathryn truly has an amazing grasp on the ins and outs and what it takes to operate in the most efficient manor. Bud-tender of the month in the daily Doobie from her work at the Giving Tree of Denver, Kathryn also assisted in the Aids walk 2 years in a row, being one of the first centers to get involved in this charity event.

Kathryn has since assisted Franwell within the METRC software, giving feedback from the industry and is recommended by Adilas, FlowHub, and BioTrack for her proficiency within the industry and software’s. Kathryn is the first to train, remediate and assist in the transition of Medical to Recreational facilities within METRC formerly MITS a state mandated tracking software in the state of Colorado.

Since she began consulting Awada has assisted in opening over 6 new facilities, more than 10 transitions and done over 150 METRC audits. 5700 offers free educational Munch’n’Learns monthly to anyone with a hunger for knowledge.

Kathryn has also coordinated and assistant director in the annual charity event for 5 years running for multiple causes from the children’s hospital to the Germach project with the Mile High Wellness Christmas charity events. She has spoken in New York in 2014 on Compliance for the ICA as well as at CU for the Cannabis Law League.

Kathryn grew up in the Cannabis industry and considers it her home and her dharma to help anyone along the way in any capacity she is capable.

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