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Chris has been a professional communicator in the technology industry for the past 25 years. His past engagements include Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, IBM, Best Buy, and many smaller entrepreneurial companies. He joined the medical marijuana industry in late 2012 as a co-founder of a licensed producer startup in the Canadian market under the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Chris is Senior Editor of the Medical Marijuana Review.

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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is a freelance writer born in Toronto, and living in Montreal. He has a journalism background and writes about business, technology, and urban life for print and the web. He encourages you to visit his website Riddell Creative to find out more about what he does, and to hire him for any writing jobs you might have.

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Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is a freelance writer in Toronto. His work can be found in the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Toronto Star, National Post and others.

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David Silverberg


David Silverberg is a journalist and editor who has covered the medical marijuana industry for nearly a decade, writing for publications such asDigital Journal, High Times, Saturday Night magazine, NOW magazine. Follow him on Twitter @SilverbergDave

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Katrina Eschner


Kat Eschner is a Toronto-based freelance writer who's covered topics from palliative care to the Olympics. Find her on Twitter @KatEschner or at Kateschner.com.

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Kay Mathews

Kay Mathews is a freelance writer and photojournalist who divides her time between Northwest Arkansas and coastal Georgia. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science, Master of Public Administration, and has done doctoral-level studies in public policy and public administration. Mathews is a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and an avid reader and traveler. She previously wrote on medical marijuana and the NFL for MediReview.

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Matt DeLuca

Matthew De Luca grew up in Smithtown, New York, a suburb on Long Island and currently lives in Queens, New York. He is a graduate of George Washington University in D.C., where he earned a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in International Development Studies. He is currently seeking a Masters degree in Public Affairs at Baruch College in New York City.

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Matt Mernaugh

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Matt Mernagh is a Toronto-based writer and author of Marijuana Smokers Guidebook (Green Candy Press). His writing has appeared in NOW magazine, Cannabis Culture and he’s the marijuana correspondent for Newstalk1010 Jim Richards Showgram. Matt suffers from fibromyalgia, scoliosis and a brain tumor. Follow him on twitter at @mernahuana

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Melanie Tsikos

Melanie is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years experience at many firms including Microsoft, Futureshop, Korn Ferry, and Bayer and other leading organizations in the pharmaceutical, medical, financial, retail, and e-commerce industries. From pre-employment screening to candidate search services, Melanie has successfully delivered key services that cover all aspects of HR. She also brings significant knowledge of both the former (Canadian) Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR) program and the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) program to her role. With a keen personal interest in the therapeutic potential of Medical Marijuana, she has developed an extensive network that includes companies and individuals that must deal with the issues surrounding use of medical marijuana as a prescribed treatment for their employees.

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Dr. Tim Sandle, Ph.D.


Dr. Tim Sandle, PhD, is a microbiologist, specializing in healthcare and pharmaceuticals. He is also a writer and journalist who is interested in science, history, politics and current affairs. Follow him on Twitter @TimSandle

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Walter McDaniel

Walter McDaniel is an avid writer for a variety of papers and online publications, including Technorati, Digital Journal and the Camden Chronicle.

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