Faculty and Staff
The CTU Faculty and Staff is the most impressive and knowledgeable cannabis faculty in the world. Think of Cannabis Training University (CTU) as a cannabis university online – a marijuana university, if you will, comprised of many of the world’s leading cannabis growers, who have won numerous awards worldwide for their various medical marijuana strains and gardens. We are privileged to have such a wonderful and talented Faculty and staff!
The faculty and staff at CTU is also made up of leading medical marijuana business owners who have been running successful medical marijuana dispensaries and other cannabis businesses since the inception of this exciting industry.
All Cannabis Training University faculty and staff are experts in the medical marijuana industry and CTU is proud to be affiliated with such a talented group.
Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja is the head of the CTU horticulture department. Ed has sold millions of cannabis books around the world. Ed’s latest grow book, “The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook” is the official textbook of CTU and all Master of Marijuana students get access to the book.
Cannabis Training University is able to remain the best marijuana school partly because of the amazing faculty and staff that we have been fortunate to partner with over the years.
When comparing marijuana schools is it recommended to look at the faculty and staff of each program.
CTU’s faculty and staff is unmatched by any cannabis college.
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Meet Our Contributors:
Ed Rosenthal – World Renowned Marijuana Consultant California
Ed is a California horticulturist, author, publisher, and Cannabis grower known for his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana use. He served as a columnist for High Times Magazine during the ’80s and ’90s. We are lucky to have him on our team. Ed Rosenthal is known as the Guru of Ganja. He has written and sold the most cannabis books of any author around the world. Ed is proud to be the head of the horticultural staff at CTU. CTU is proud to be able to offer 1 year of access to 3 of Ed’s latest cannabis books!
Jeffrey Zorn – CEO
Jeffrey Zorn is the mastermind behind CTU. Jeffrey is responsible for all business decisions for CTU. Jeff and his team travel the world attending cannabis events and shooting videos of the latest industry advancements & techniques. Jeffrey is an award-winning screenwriter and a former collegiate basketball player.
Ben Garber – “Humboldt Secrets” – Master Gardener
Humboldt County, California
Ben is a master cultivator with over 15 years of experience. Ben is the owner of Humbolts Secret, the maker of the amazing nutrient additive “Golden Tree”. Ben specializes in developing high-yielding cannabis strains. Ben is a big believer in setting goals and following dreams. He always says “If you want to succeed bad enough, especially in growing, you surely will.” Ben used his vast horticultural knowledge to create his Golden Tree recipe deep within the heart of Humboldt County, California.
Adam Pitts – Master Gardener, Breeder
Cape Cod, MA
Adam is a cannabis cultivation expert representing the East Coast area of Cape Cod Massachusetts. Adam focuses on new strain development and seed breeding.
He is co-owner of ECA Seeds and a long-time cannabis activist in the New England area. Adam has won numerous awards for his cannabis strains and extractions at Cups around the globe.
Ronnie C. (a.k.a GrowGuide420) – Master Gardener
Los Angeles, CA
Ronnie is a YouTube personality for the cannabis community, a film maker, photographer, editor, artist, activist, and arguably a master grower. He is a cannabis extraordinaire of our generation, continuously experimenting with new and old grow methods and techniques. He currently resides in southern California. Ronnie made his way into the world wide web early on in 2012 by creating his well known YouTube channel, Grow420Guide, which is focused on cannabis cultivation.
Garyn Angel – Founder, CEO MagicalButter.com, President ThinkMB
Garyn Angel oversees the strategic direction of the Seattle-based, technology company. MagicalButter manufacturers its own brand of appliances, accessories, and apparel. MagicalButter’s offices are located in Seattle, Blaine, Tampa, and Hong Kong. In 2014 Angel was selected to the CNBC NEXT List for his work with Legal Marijuana. Before taking the helm at MagicalButter, Angel held the position as President of G. Angel & Associates, Inc., a leading Advanced Estate Planning and Tax Specialty firm. Reuters Advice Point honored Angel at a Gala dinner in 2008 naming him one of America’s Top Financial Planners. A native of Florida, Angel earned a B.A. of Finance degree from the University of South Florida in 1998 and completed the College for Financial Planning Program at Florida State University in 2000. He enjoys skiing, boating, and all competitive sports. His Magical Butter machine is available for purchase at Cannabis Training University, along with instructional videos on how to use it with cannabis for making butters, oils, and tinctures.(If you live in North America and would like to purchase a Magical Butter machine and CTU’s Master of Marijuana Program for only $397 with free shipping, please call us at 844-484-3288 and leave a message in our mailbox with your name and phone number and someone will return your call shortly to fulfill your order)
Dr. Sean D. McAllister
California Pacific Medical Center
Dr. McAllister earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology and his doctoral degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. McAllister’s doctoral research focuses on the interactions of cannabinoids with their endogenous receptors. He completed postdoctoral training at the Forbes Norris Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research Center.
Pierre-Yves Desprez, Lead Scientist
California Pacific Medical Center
Desprez completed his Ph.D. at the University of Lyon in France, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratories of Drs. Judith Campisi and Mina Bissell at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on extracellular matrix, mammary gland development, breast cancer and cellular senescence. He works hand in hand with Dr. Sean McAllister on the study of endocannabinoids and cancer.
James J. Clark – Medical Marijuana Defense Attorney
For more than a decade, James Clark has been dedicated to fighting on behalf of the victims of America’s “war on drugs.” As an attorney, he has devoted his practice for six years on litigating constitutional, civil, and human rights issues in state and federal courts. His focus is on defending people accused of cannabis related crimes, with the vast majority of his cases involving medical cannabis issues and defenses.
Chef Eva – Executive Chef
San Francisco, CA
Eva is a licensed executive chef who resides in San Francisco, CA. She has been making cannabis edibles for the past 20 years and is renowned for her line of delicious cannabis treats.
Tamarya Hulme – Cannacare Topical Products
Tamarya is an expert on the subject of topical cannabis applications. She offers her expertise in CTU’s topical cannabis courses and is part-owner of CannaCare Topical Cannabis Products.
Anne Mullenniex – Gardener, Artist, Baker – Arsenic Creations & CannabisOutdoorGrowing
Anne Mullenniex, M.A. is an artist, botanist, organic gardener, a maker of ceramic pipes and a baker of delicious edibles, at home in Washington state. She is also a freelance writer online and has co-authored an outdoor grower’s guide for the Cannabis-growing beginner. She is artist/owner of Arsenic Creations and co-owner of CannabisOutdoorGrowing.
Tim Mullenniex – Master Gardener – CannabisOutdoorGrowing
Tim Mullenniex is a retired construction contractor with a lifelong love of Cannabis. He’s been growing organic medical marijuana in the northern California Siskiyous for several years, having learned his craft from the old growers in the region. He’s developed his own methods through trial and error; each year’s crop teaches him something new, as he works with strains that are best suited to the mountain climate. Tim uses his crop medicinally for arthritis, old and new injuries, and simply for the pleasure of it. He co-authored an outdoor grow guide in 2013 (Easy Outdoor Grower’s Guide) and is currently working on a 2nd book with his co-author. Tim is also a photographic enthusiast and his beautiful Cannabis photos can be seen at www.cannabisoutdoorgrowing.com, while several of his “growing tips” videos can be found on YouTube.
Dr. Joe Cohen – Medical Marijuana Physician
Denver & Boulder, CO
After spending the first 35 years specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Cohen ventured into the practice of cannabis medicine upon his return to Colorado from New Zealand in 2009. Throughout his career, Dr. Cohen has integrated nutrition and a healthy lifestyle- functional medicine- into his medical practice. Cannabis is a natural fit to functional medicine. This combined approach can be used effectively to guide patients toward wellness.
Dr. Cohen completed his Ob/Gyn residency training in 1979 at Bridgeport Hospital in affiliation with Yale University School of Medicine. He was in private practice in CT and CO before venturing off to Wyoming to provide care to women of the Shoshoni and Arapaho tribes and then to New Zealand where he worked with Maori women and families.
Holos Health and Journey2Life were conceived in 2009 in order to combine cannabis and functional medicine. Having cared for thousands of patients utilizing this approach, he has seen staggering results- often helping his patients to reverse disease while reducing their need for pharmaceutical drugs and procedures. Although reading texts and journals as well as attending cannabis medicine conferences is essential, Dr. Cohen believes that the wisdom necessary to practicing the art of medicine comes from patient encounters.
In addition to teaching cannabis medicine to the public, industry personnel and physicians Dr. Cohen maintains a full-time medical practice in both Boulder and Denver, CO.
Dr. Arif Khan – Medical Marijuana Physician
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Khan was a leading medical marijuana industry physician until his recent unexpected passing in July, 2014. Dr. Khan shared his vast cannabis knowledge with CTU and his passion for the medicinal aspects of cannabis can be heard in his voice.
Julie Dooley, President of Julie’s Natural EdiblesJulie Dooley, president of Julie’s Natural Edibles established in 2010 and a patient with Celiac Disease, created a premium medicated product that gluten-sensitive and health conscious adults in Colorado freely enjoy. The timeless cannabutter and cannacoconut oil extraction kept strain specific sets these edibles apart. Taking her time with plenty of research, development and finding a staff with integrity and a great work ethic she is proud of the company and product line today.
Julie spends much of her time today with Colorado marijuana industry work groups and legislators at the state and national level. When not working, Julie spends her time with family and loves hanging out on any of Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She is a happy wife for 23 years and a calm mother of 3 kind & intelligent kids all of whom are experts on the subject of cannabis.