Medical Cannabis Caregivers Institute
|MCC INSTRUCTORS, CONSULTANTS AND ASSOCIATES
|MCC INSTRUCTORS, CONSULTANTS AND ASSOCIATES
ROGER BARNES, MD
Dr. Roger Barnes is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has been a Medical Board of California licensed physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Management since 1982. Dr. Barnes has evaluated hundreds of patients for the use of cannabis as a treatment option under California’s MMP.
ROLANDO TRINGALE, MD
Dr. Rolando Tringale is a Medical Board licensed physician and surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Tringale teaches the therapeutic benefits of cannabis at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
BRUCE MARGOLIN, Attorney At Law
Bruce Margolin is a prominent criminal defense Attorney who needs no introduction. He supported and participated in the launching of the MCC Training Program in 2006. He has served as Director of the Los Angeles Chapter of NORML since 1973.
STEWART RICHLIN, Attorney At Law
Stewart Richlin, has been an attorney for 25 years and has worked in several A/V rated law firms. Having attended UCLA and Southwestern University School of Law, he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1985 with an award for outstanding scholarship. Mr. Richlin represents over 200 Medical Cannabis Collectives. He has defended Collectives in Superior Court and in administrative and legislative Hearings. Recently, he succeeded in briefing and arguing significant portions of the successful injunction application in Los Angeles.
DJ SHORT, Cannabis Breeder and Author
DJ Short is an expert cannabis breeder. His award winning Delta Nine Collection includes the world famous Blueberry, a strain that has become foundational in the development of exceptional new hybrids.
JEFF YABLAN, Activist and Consultant
Jeff Yablan is a graduate of California State University in Northridge where he received a B.A. in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Family Counseling. Jeff was one of the founders of Southern California’s first medical marijuana patient Collective, the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center.
JOE GRUMBINE, Cultivator, Collective Operator and Founder of The Human Solution
Joe Grumbine has over 30 years experience in the organic cultivation of medicinal herbs. As the founder and manager of two Medical Cannabis Collectives, he is widely known for his extensive knowledge and experience in the development and production of cannabis-based products for medicinal use.
As a Defendant in three Court trails, Joe Grumbine has gained a unique understanding of the legal pitfalls that surround California’s MMP and its implementation. He is the founder of The Human Solution, a nonprofit organization that organizes effective court “support” for Defendants whose Cases involve a medical cannabis defense.
JEFF RABER, PhD Organic Chemistry
Jeff Raber earned his doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 2002. His education and experience in organic chemistry and fine chemical synthesis provides a scientific skill set that has made him one of the industry’s most valued scientists. Dr. Raber is the founder of the WERC Shop, an organization established to advance the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis through scientific research.
CHRIS VAN HOOK, USDA “Organic” Certifier and Attorney at Law
Chris Van Hook has over 30 years experience in farm development, agriculture and Mari-culture. He has been a USDA “Organic” Certifier for over 10 years. Chris founded the Clean Green Certification Program after the USDA ruling prohibiting the “Organic” Certification of medicinal cannabis cultivators.
KAREN PIKE, Primary Caregiver, Founding Member, Medical Cannabis Caregivers Institute
Karen Pike has over 30 years experience in the healthcare field. In addition to her hospice work, Karen has invented and patented personal floatation devices for aquatic exercise, safety and rehabilitation therapy. As a founding member of the MCC, Karen has developed classes, programs and resources for participants in state approved Medical Marijuana Programs.
SUNNY CHAN, Cultivation Instructor
Sunny Chan has over 10 years experience in the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use. He is the founder of Good Leaf Collective, a Clean Green and Best Practices Certified Collective. Sunny is a State licensed electrical contractor.
CAMILLO, Cannabis Breeder and Cultivator
Camillo has won recognition nationally and internationally for his superior strains; some of which have been featured on the covers of “High Times” and “Reefer Review”. He is a member of the Grizzly Genetics Team, a research and development group that has introduced strains that include Memphis Bell, HKS and 2010. Camillo is the founder and President of the Golden State Patient Association. He has provided cultivation instruction at the MCC since 2008.
SHAUN SZAMEIT, Manager, MCC Cultivation Workshop
As a cultivation instructor for Cannabis Career Institute, Shaun Szameit has taught cultivation seminars throughout southern California. He is the founder of Indoor Cultivation Consultants, a service that designs and installs grow sites for Collectives and individual patients. He is the owner of Advanced Hydroponic Supplies and has operated the store since 2009. Shaun has been a part of the MCC Cultivation Workshop since it began in 2006. He is the on site Manager of the MCC Cultivation Workshop located at 50 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. He also serves as an MCC Instructor on how to set up and operate a Cultivation Workshop based on the MCC Model.
LIZ MCDUFFIE, Director. MCC Training Program and Instructor
Liz McDuffie is a postgraduate of the University of Southern California School of Public Administration. She has served as Director of the MCC Training Program since 2006. Liz is approved by the State of California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to teach California’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) as part of the CDSS Continuing Education Program. Her studies include on site assessments of operational standards and procedures used in Compassionate Use Programs in Canada and California.
NICK MORROW, Private Investigator
Nick Morrow is a California Court appointed Expert Witness regarding California’s Medical Marijuana Program. He has been involved in the criminal justice system for the past 25 years. In his years with the LA County Sheriff's Department, he has worked a variety of assignments including custody, patrol, detective and training. He is experienced in conducting investigations relating to narcotics use, sales, transportation and trafficking. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Morrow has worked as a California Licensed Private Investigator focusing mainly on Criminal Defense cases.
MARTIN LEE, Author and Director of Project CBD
Martin Lee is the author of “Smoke Signals” as well as three previous books, including “Acid Dreams” and “The Beast Reawakens”. Martin is the Co-Founder and Director of Project CBD, an educational service that reports on developments in cannabis science and therapeutics.