At Weed Me we strongly believe that to be the best, you have to start with the best people.
I envision a time when all Canadians have access to safe, high-quality, cannabis products. At Weed Me, we are very focused on bridging the gap between now and then. This will happen only through the right blend of technology, entrepreneurship, ingenuity, integrity, and hard work.
Born and raised in the city of Toronto, Mr. Kulaga always focused on working locally. Prior to starting Weed Me, he spent over twelve years in the real estate world as a broker and has seen the city evolve neighbourhood by neighbourhood. But it is his entrepreneurial mind and his understanding of business that goes back to his BA in Business at York University and two decades of sales work, business development and venture management that made him realize that there is a demand in Canada for high-quality, natural cannabis and cannabis products, as well as an economic benefit to doing things accountably and with a responsibility to the customer. Based on this vision he co-founded Weed Me with long-time friend and partner Benny Presman.
Bringing together the top talent in different branches of our company really helped us get a foot forward towards obtaining a license and setting up our operating facility in record time.
Co-founder and President Benny Presman’s main belief is “people first, money after.” Mr. Pressman is a strategic leader who has helped launch over a dozen businesses in the last 15 years. He is the co-owner of “Metropolitan Movers,” one of the fastest growing moving companies in North America. He is also a co-founder of “Online Partners LTD” an SEO and online marketing company based in Toronto. Benny’s background in corporate strategy, executive management, and marketing has influenced his vision for the transformation of the Canadian cannabis production industry. Alongside co-founder and friend Terry Kulaga, Mr. Pressman envisioned a strong patient-driven community that provided support, information, and direction to Canadians looking to purchase high-quality cannabis products. Mr. Pressman completed a BSc in Technology Management from Holon Institute of Technology.
The cannabis industry in Canada is changing public perception, but it is also forcing businesses to innovate and adapt to meet the growing demand. It's an exciting time, to say the least.
Ed Jamieson is a seasoned leader with decades of experience in the healthcare and pharmacy industry. Hailed by colleagues as a “turnaround specialist,” over the last 35 years Mr. Jamieson has assisted some of the biggest businesses in the pharmacy industry and beyond with turnarounds, restructuring, strategic planning. Before joining the Weed Me team Ed was a CEO with Medical Pharmacies Group Limited for over six years. Prior to that Mr. Jamieson acted as CEO at G4S Cash Solutions, and as President, Airline Services Division at Cara Operations. Mr. Jamieson has completed a B.Comm, MBA in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Jamieson has a strong vision for innovation and helping businesses stay ahead of the curve.
With government regulation and new laws coming into effect, it's becoming increasingly important for LP's to be able to deliver high-quality cannabis products while meeting all legal requirements and obligations. At Weed Me, these two principles were the cornerstone of the company.
Peter Wall has over fifteen years of corporate law experience, which made him an ideal candidate to be Weed Me’s director. His rich experience working on different Board of Directors over in the last decade and a half has also made him a valuable asset for building and expanding. Mr. Wall is a partner at Steinepreis Paganin based out of Perth, Australia. he is also a non-executive chairman at Sky & Space Global Ltd as well as several other companies. Mr. Wall has completed a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment, General Finance from Finsia, as well as a Bachelors of Commerce Law from The University of Western Australia.
There are still many challenges and grey areas when it comes to marketing cannabis or cannabis products in Canada. At the end of the day, we believe the high quality of our product and the exclusive options we offer will propel us into the future.
As Weed Me’s CMO Maor brings over a decade of experience in brand building across diverse businesses and customer-focused industries. Mr. Shayit is motivated by translating his marketing goals into performance-based results Prior to joining the Weed Me team Maor split his time as vice-president of sales at Metropolitan Movers and launching his own company Simper. Besides his vast knowledge of setting up marketing departments from the ground up, he is also well-versed in leading sales teams, customer relations, and identifying opportunities for growth and improvement within the company. Maor completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Peres Academic Center.
Cannabis genetics is constantly changing as we are learning more about the different uses and benefits of this plant. We are all about unlocking the full potential of the genetics we have and Weed Me gives us the ability to do it right in the growing facility, witnessing real results in real time.
A graduate of Masters of Science – Breeding and Genetic Engineering and current Ph.D. candidate Liron Bar has spent the last three years at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, one of the leading research institutions on cannabis genetics as a master grower. Mr. Bar also owns and manages his own agronomic consulting firm. Liron makes an essential addition to the Weed Me roster because of his proven skills in agricultural work, spanning growth care and processes, pest monitoring and control, and grafting. He has also had the opportunity to work at the forefront of cannabis genome research, immersing in the latest innovations in cannabis cloning.
Quality is embedded into each process of Weed Me’s production: from sourcing raw materials to ensuring each batch meets Health Canada’s specifications to providing clients with the best service and care.
Ms. Tabujara is an ASQ-certified HACCP auditor. She is also Weed Me’s Health Canada-approved Quality Assurance Person. Ms. Tabujara has over seven years of experience in quality for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. In the last three years, she has been working as Quality Assurance in Canada’s medical cannabis industry. Ms. Tabujara has an important role in ensuring all the products created by Weed Me, and the processes used to create them, all meet compliance requirements as laid out by the ACMPRs. Ms. Tabujara has completed a Bachelor of Science (BScH) in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph.
We are in an age of revolution when it comes to cannabis cultivation. It's the first time in history where cannabis is in the forefront in terms of science driven research, development and acceptance. This is allowing us here at Weed Me to implement new cultivation techniques and technologies to maximize the genetic potential of these plants while being able to provide the highest quality cannabis to the medicinal and recreational markets.
Prior to joining the Weed Me team, Neil Hamilton worked as a Provincial Officer with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, enforcing environmental legislation, and coordinating emergency environmental spills clean up. Mr. Hamilton has been a cannabis enthusiast for over twenty years, practicing cultivation in the last five. Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of Sir Sanford Fleming College – Fisheries and Wildlife Management.
Being a scientist in this cannabis renaissance, the “green rush” as they say, is a career that turns a lot of heads and I love it. It’s innovative, it’s intellectual, it’s physical and to be honest, very rewarding and a lot of fun. Extraction runs the gamut from helping epileptic seizures to creating the most beautiful crystal clear distillate worthy of a Nobel prize.
As Weed Me’s Director of Extractions, Karen contributes industrial scale experience from one of the top 10 pioneering medical LPs in the country. From bud extraction to the formulation of finished products, Karen’s knowledge of terpenoid and cannabinoid chemistry will spearhead Weed Me’s extraction department.
Prior to the cannabis industry, she worked in the Hazardous Air Pollution Laboratory at Environment Canada, extracting global air pollution samples for the United Nation’s Stockholm Convention. Karen’s creativity combined with her Masters degree in Environmental Science gives her the artistic and creative edge to lead extraction innovations in product and research development.
We are witnessing a revolution. Since medical cannabis legalization we have learned that the cannabis plant has beneficial elements that are not psychoactive. There is mounting clinical evidence to support that cannabis treats a broad range of medical conditions from chronic pain to epilepsy. The introduction of medical cannabis also reduces opioid and antipsychotic drug use, as well as provide quality of life for seniors.
Ms. Chindemi has a history of success in driving sales in multiple industries with five years of experience. She is an energetic Entrepreneur with deep knowledge of and connections into the emerging marijuana market. Jade is the owner of The Office Professional a business focused on providing temporary executive and office help. Ms. Chindemi’s role is to focus on the development of sales of medical cannabis across all market segments. The market segments include: Long Term Care Facilities, Retirement Home Facilities, Pharmacies and Individuals. She interacts with and provides input to our Marketing and Customer Service.