We had the good fortune of connecting with Charles Caliman: CEO David Morrow: COO and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Charles Caliman: CEO, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
We were working in the cannabis industry as practicing attorneys and compliance consultants and realized just how fragmented the industry was and it made it to very challenging for businesses to obtain the comprehensive support that they desperately needed. We also noticed a lack of affordable, practical, and competent professional service providers in the cannabis industry. Our solution is a turn-key model, geared toward accessible, full service support for legal operators in the cannabis space seeking to grow and scale their respective businesses in a highly competitive marketplace. Thus, we formed the Greenbelt Group, a “one-stop-shop” cannabis consulting platform providing strategic, operational, compliance support nationwide. Whether you need capital or a new connect, our team of professionals helps unlock our clients’ true potential.

What should our readers know about your business?
Greenbelt Group is a Los Angeles-based boutique consulting group with locations in Chicago, Sacramento, and New York. With collectively 60 years of diverse experience working with industry-leading brands and companies, our national team provides c-suite concierge support. Driven by our mission to advocate social justice in the cannabis industry, we are staunch allies to those disproportionally impacted by War on Drugs and dedicated partner in the fight for diversity and inclusion in the Cannabis industry.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We encourage our friends to frequent black & brown owned establishments like Inglewood’s coffee shop Sip & Sonder, Baldwin Hills restaurant Post & Beam, and West Adams’ Alta Adams. We also suggest the museums of DTLA, the beaches of Santa Monica, and other restaurants in Beverly Hills & WeHo.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our 3rd and most recent partner, Jordan Thacker, Chief Cannabis Operator, has been an incredible source of knowledge and expertise for our growing company over the last year. Jordan has spent nearly a decade directing operations and leading business development efforts for some of the largest cannabis companies in the industry and recently launched his own “first-in-class” cannabis brand in the LA market.

Website: www.thegreenbeltgroup.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreenbeltgroup/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/greenbeltgroup/?viewAsMember=true

Image Credits
Image from left to right: Jordan Thacker (Greenbelt’s Chief Cannabis Operator), Carlton Williams (CEO of NewLife CA), Charles Caliman (Greenbelt’s CEO), & David Morrow (Greenbelt’s COO)

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