urban-gro Hires Cannabis Industry Veteran, enhances Presence to the U.S. East Coast.
NEW YORK (May 2, 2016) – urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, is augmenting its expertise on the East Coast with the addition of former MedCann Advisor's CEO Mark Doherty as Director of Sales. In this role, Doherty will work to meet urban-gro’s revenue growth objectives with commercial Cannabis cultivation facilities east of the Mississippi River. Doherty is based out of Utica, New York.
“As legalization marches down the East Coast, Cannabis producers need urban-gro’s core expertise in lighting solutions, integrated pest management, fertigation and water treatment,” Doherty said. “My experience with large scale horticulture provides me with the knowledge to help commercial Cannabis cultivators determine product solutions for both start-up and established cultivators.”
Prior to establishing MedCann Advisors, Doherty created the Northeast’s first controlled environment agricultural facility using the aquaponic farming method. As a wholesale producer of aquaponic lettuce for the restaurant industry, Aqua Vita Farms garnered national and international attention, such as “USA Today,” “BBC World News,” and “City and State Magazine,” for its contribution to controlled environment agriculture and sustainable farming. As an advisor and consultant, Doherty has been instrumental in building a foundation of success for dozens of entrepreneurs and startup companies. Mark has over a decade of experience in controlled environment agriculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, food security and distribution.
“Mark’s extensive experience in the East Coast marijuana industry coupled with urban-gro’s position as a leading supplier of Cannabis cultivation product solutions provides Eastern Cannabis cultivators with top-notch solutions and support as cultivators begin to grow for this burgeoning market,” said Brad Nattrass, CEO of urban-gro.
Currently, 14 Eastern region states and Washington, D.C. have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, with the issue of legalization on Florida’s 2016 ballot. Massachusetts has been an emerging frontrunner for medical marijuana sales, with patients purchasing 9,576 ounces of marijuana in 65,270 individual transactions between the end of June 2015, when the first dispensary opened in Salem, and the end of November 2015, according to the state.
urban-gro expert Shelly Peterson will participate in the panel “All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse” when the industry convenes at Marijuana Business Daily’s 2016 Spring Conference in Orlando from May 9-10. Visit urban-gro at Booth #700. urban-gro’s integrated pest management expert John Chandler will participate in the NCIA panel “The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides” at NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2016 in Oakland from June 20-22 (Booths #122-123). He will also present at Imperious Expo in Tacoma, Wash., July 20-21; the Southwest Cannabis Conference San Diego August 6-7 and Phoenix Oct. 22-23; urban-gro will participate in the fifth Annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, November 16-18, Las Vegas, Booth #501.
urban-gro provides product solutions for the commercial Cannabis cultivator. We provide commercial grade LED and HPS grow light systems, integrated pest management, automated fertilization / irrigation solutions, and a complete line of water treatment solutions. We understand that each grow is unique and every facility presents a different set of opportunities and challenges. By taking the time to understand your unique circumstances, we offer customized product solutions to help you meet your cultivation goals. Visit www.urban-gro.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.