Vern started off his career in the cannabis industry in Long Beach California more than 15 years ago and brings years of hands-on experience to his students. His experience and expertise over the years includes: professional grower, dispensary owner of 2 medical dispensaries and 1 recreational dispensary, cultivator, propagation of marijuana genetics, educator, author, seminar host, class instructor and keynote speaker. Using one-on-one instructional environments, including large group seminars, keynote speaking engagements and classes, Vern has educated hundreds of private clients and industry professionals over the years on subject including growing, cultivation, harvesting, storage, packaging, dispensary operations, grow operations, licensing, staffing, accounting, zoning, signage, extractions, edibles, safety, best practices, integrity, transparency, laws, rules and regulations. He has also taught on the subject of the body’s endocannabinoid system, cannabidiol, and current research supporting the many benefits of medical marijuana and cannabidiol.
Vern has also authored 2 books, and several growing and cultivation study guides.