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Blake Smith has a rich history in bioanalytical chemistry, academia, and pharmacokinetics. He is CEO and Chief Science Officer at Zion Medicinal and is regarded as the subject matter expert in the state. He works closely with universities and regulator agencies to innovate/compound cannabinoids for specific conditions. In his free time, you can find Blake educating others, conducting research, spending time with his family, and hosting Discover Marijuana with Tim.
Clinical Director at UTTHC, Clifton is a cannabis-affirming neuro-psychotherapist with multiple accolades for his work on trauma-focused & culturally integrative systems of care for patients with mental health & addiction challenges. Clifton works as the Latinx Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah.
Kylee Shumway is the pharmacist at WholesomeCo Cannabis. Kylee has a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Roseman University of Health Sciences with more than six years of clinical experience specializing in compounding pharmaceuticals and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She now specializes in Medical Cannabis at WholesomeCo, where she spends her days leading educational efforts in the community and with Utah patients.
JD Lauritzen is the Head of Legal, Compliance & Gov. Affairs for WholesomeCo, Inc. Before he became The Leafy Lawyer, JD worked in private practice for Christensen & Jensen, P.C., where he focused on, among other things, servicing Utah’s burgeoning cannabis industry & its patients. JD graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law & is co-founder & co-chair of Utah’s cannabis law section of the Utah State Bar.