LUKE ZIMMERMAN ESQ. LL.M
Luke Zimmerman Esq. LL.M is a California based attorney who has been a pioneer for protecting intellectual property for cannabis businesses. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and the University of Amsterdam. Luke jokes that he “received his undergraduate degree in cannabis while living in Eugene and his Phd in cannabis while studying in Amsterdam.“ He is an instructor at Oaksterdam University and has lectured internationally on intellectual property trends in the cannabis industry.
TOM LAUERMAN “FARMER TOM”
Tom Lauerman, more affectionately known as “Farmer Tom“ is an expert in his field and the owner of ‘The Garden of the Green Sun’ Farm in Vancouver, Washington, Farmer Tom has welcomed students from around the world to his farm to learn organic growing techniques for fruits, vegetables, and medicinals. He teaches in small, intimate settings, where students have the opportunity to experience a “hands on” education. Likewise, Medical Marijuana Patients have benefitted from Farmer Tom’s expertise in growing Cannabis and in the extraction processes used in Cannabis based herbal remedies. A popular speaker at Cannabis and Hemp related Events, Farmer Tom is also a guest blogger and contributor to numerous publications such as ‘The Columbian;’ ‘Cannabis Chronicles;’ and ‘The Cannabis Daily Record.’
Farmer Tom is the most recognizable Organic Cannabis Farmer in the industry, where his brand and likeness embody a clean, outdoor living and organic lifestyle – fulfilling his life mission. He is a passionate activist, a member of the Washington State Cannabis Commission Formation Committee, and he has worked with WA state LCB to legalize all concentrates. He is an advocate for creating standards in the cannabis industry to ensure safety and efficacy, and he is the first farmer to work directly with any federal agency (NIOSH).