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Cannabis Training Institute Names New Advisory Board Members

Former Mayor of Seattle Michael McGinn and Jeff Tice to Serve

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 05, 2014) - Cannabis Training Institute (CTI) has named new members to its Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides expert advice and peer review of all CTI course content. Represented talents include academics specializing in accreditation, cannabis subject matter experts, and cannabis entrepreneurs with business expertise. The Board is tasked with creating a balanced mix of creditable courses that address the global needs of students.

Advisory Board member Dr. Dominic Corva lauds CTI's mission to provide affordable, high quality cannabis education that will optimize policy outcomes associated with current social advances towards a diplomatic human-cannabis legal system. Additionally, Advisory Board member Steph Sherer believes the social and fiscal values attributed to CTI are due to Greta Carter, the organization's Founder and Chairman of the Board. "Greta has assembled an organization of integrity with ambitious goals designed to benefit the public and industry professionals," said Sherer.

Most recently, the former Mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn has joined the Advisory Board. He served as Mayor from 2010 until 2013 and is a Seattle-based attorney, political and community activist, and former Sierra Club state chairman in Washington. McGinn supports the legalization and taxation of cannabis and recognizes that cannabis should be regulated and not treated as a criminal activity. "Seattle's progressive policies on marijuana have been good for Seattle -- for reducing harm caused by criminalization of marijuana, providing safe access to medical marijuana, and improving public safety," said McGinn. "CTI can help dispel many of the myths about marijuana, and help other governments making the transition from prohibition to responsible regulation."

Jeff Tice, MAcc, CPA, is another new Advisory Board member. He is the president and founder of Salubrious Wellness Clinic, Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary and health and wellness center in Tempe, Az. Tice has vast experience as a leader in educational accreditation, management and finance along with developing programs to improve student services, academics, and operations. He has established a myriad of learning platforms at multiple universities and is renowned for creating cutting-edge student finance and class scheduling models for post-secondary education. For many years, Tice served as a Senior Vice President with Career Education Corporation, and as a Vice President for the University of Phoenix. Tice also specializes in regulatory affairs and compliance, business operations, strategic planning, and board governance and development. "I look forward to incorporating my experience in medical marijuana, and in education and management practices to measure productivity and performance of CTI's operational goals. This will further assist the organization with maximizing its business efficiency," said Tice.

Existing Advisory Board members include:

Dominic Corva, Ph.D. is executive director for The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy, based in Seattle. He is a renowned political geographer and public policy scholar and was recently a visiting assistant professor in U.S. drug policy at Sarah Lawrence College. Dr. Corva received his bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Houston. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in political geography at the University of Washington. Dr. Corva is currently an affiliate researcher for the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University. His work is published in The International Journal of Drug Policy, Political Geography, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and ACME: A Journal of Radical Geography.

Rachel Kurtz, J.D. is an associate attorney at the Seattle office of Henry G. Wykowski and Associates with a focus on cannabis business and nonprofits. Kurtz is a longtime drug policy analyst through her work as the former deputy director of both the King County Bar Association Drug Policy Project and the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers. She received her bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College and her law degree from the University of Washington. She volunteers her time as President of the Board for the People's Harm Reduction Alliance and as chair of the Seattle Hempfest speakers committee, and is on the NORML Legal Committee.

Michelle Sexton, B.S., N.D. is the Executive Medical Research Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy in Seattle. She is a naturopathic doctor in private practice in San Diego with specialties in women's health and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. Sexton completed an individual postdoctoral fellowship for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Washington. She studied the pharmacology of the endogenous cannabinoid signaling system (ECS) and completed a clinical study measuring immunomodulatory effects of cannabis in patients with multiple sclerosis. As a certified herbalist since 1990, Dr. Sexton practiced midwifery in Texas prior to earning her medical degree from Bastyr University in Seattle. She is a current board member for the ASA Foundation.

Steph Sherer is the executive director of Americans for Safe Access, the nation's largest and most effective organization representing medical cannabis patients and leader in developing online tools and resources including the Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center. Sherer is a nationally recognized activist in the global justice movement and has received several community awards for her work, including the San Diego Peacemaker of the Year Award in 2003. She is a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and at George Washington University in the District of Columbia.

Earlier this year, CTI formally launched its online educational tracks for Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation's leading advocacy group for people who use cannabis as medicine. The ASA-CTI Core Cannabis Training curriculum is designed to help healthcare providers, dispensary workers, cannabis patients and advocates, public officials, law enforcement, and others expand their base of cannabis knowledge. Visit the website at http://www.cannabistraininginstitute.com/cannabis-courses.

"CTI specializes in cannabis industry training and certifications in a quickly changing business climate," said Carter. "We are adding to our team as we work towards providing accurate cannabis knowledge that comes from professionals in the industry. CTI will help to expand knowledge responsibly about cannabis use, cultivation, distribution, taxation and regulation." For more information, call 904.704.1047. Visit the website at www.cannabistraininginstitute.com.

Cannabis Training Institute (CTI) provides a comprehensive education curriculum for legal, accounting, medical, political, business and operations professionals in the emerging cannabis industry. The company's online training utilizes world-class experts and is available without geographical or political limitations. CTI develops advanced learning tools to expand worldwide knowledge about cannabis and to develop best practices for its use, cultivation, distribution, taxation and regulation.

Greta Carter
Cannabis Training Institute
267 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone no.: 904.704.1047

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