A cannabis industry veteran with over a decade of experience, Christie Lunsford was awarded the first Cannabis Woman of the Year Award at the December 2015 Cannabis Business Awards.
Noting a serious gap in business education surrounding the nascent hemp industry Christie developed The Hemp Biz Conference to bring together hemp agricultural leaders with manufacturers, science, technology and investment professionals. The Hemp Biz Conference launched the Hemp Symposium Series in Q1 of 2019 with symposiums in Kansas, Illinois and Michigan. She’ll be rounding out the year with additional symposiums in California, Missouri, Texas and New England.
Additionally, Christie is founder of Endocannabinoidology, LLC. a consulting firm providing cannabis science, technology and education management assistance to businesses and investors in cannabis. Christie has served as a consultant during the licensing, development, and formulation phases of multiple cultivations, medical cannabis centers and infused product manufacturers in California, Colorado, Illinois and Washington State. Most recently, Christie successfully guided a client through a complex regulatory process to obtain one of the five medical cannabis business permits awarded in New York State.
Prior to launching Endocannabinoidology, Christie distinguished herself as an industry leader by focusing on cannabis industry product standards. She served on the 2013 American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee, and currently sits on the Standards Creations Committee for both Infused Products and Cultivation of the Foundation of United Cannabis Standards (FOCUS).