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CBD Week in Seattle

What’s next in CBD? What’s legit and what’s just hype?

Where can you fit in?  

Join us for a full week of events in Seattle to explore the exciting potential and opportunities within the exploding Cannabidiol industry. Hosted by the CBD Training Academy in conjunction with the CBD Expo and the Seattle CBD Information Group, each event offers a unique opportunity for you to get informed, and get certified or get prepared to launch the next step in your CBD career.

The Week’s Events



The free Meet-Up is all about connecting with other fascinating people interested in CBD and to learn some of the basics of the industry. Hosted by the Seattle CBD Information Group (venues and times TBD).  

The CBD Coach Certification is for those who want to help clients optimize the use of CBD to improve their health and quality of life. (8 am – 4 pm Thursday – registration required).




The CBD Professional Certification on Thursday morning is the premiere training for people working in the CBD retail or e-commerce markets (8 am – 12 pm  Thursday – registration required).

The CBD Expo Northwest is the premiere industry platform to broadcast the latest trends in CBD products with the community and will feature more than 70 exhibitors and expert speakers & panel discussions. (Friday & Saturday       9 am – 5 pm – buy tickets online).

The CBD Business Builder is a jam-packed 6-hour intensive workshop will put you on the path to successfully operating your own CBD business even if you have no CBD experience. (Sunday 9 am – 4 pm – registration required).

Can’t make any of the live training?  All of the CBD Training Academy courses are available online for you to learn at your own pace.  Courses available for individuals and corporate teams.  

Vern Mathis

Vern is the Owner and Operator of State Licensed Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries and is the President of the Oregon Growers Association. He is also Owner and Operator of two State Licensed Grow Operations Cannabis Instructor, a Consultant and Expert Witness.

Gene Fein

Gene Fein is a veteran music entertainment and technology executive who saw the opioid crisis as the primary reason to start researching CBD in 2012 and then form TheraJoy in 2016. Since then, Gene and his team have been studying domestic & international markets, legality, legislation, product efficacy, product verticals, retail environments, etc.

Shira Adler

I'm that that "funky spiritual-soccer-mom" — a soulpreneur that gets you activated, engaged, and inspired. Known as #MAMA (Modern Alternative Mom Advocate), #ThePotMom, #MetaphysicalMrsFields, and #EdgyGoddess, I'm a bold and bodacious babe out to change the world.

Rick Diamond

Rick Diamond is the Chief Executive Officer of the CBD Training Academy. He has been the CEO of 3 healthcare tech startups and was cofounder and CEO of a leading training company that he built and sold. He is also an advisor to Wyllness, a transformational disease management platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to deliver better health outcomes to patients around the world.

Christopher Flores

Christopher Flores is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Leap Payments. He is passionate about business and entrepreneurship. With over 15 years of online sales and marketing experience, including selling all his mother’s household appliances on eBay without her knowledge. Christopher's background also includes International Import/Export negotiations and Mid-Size Corporation Business Development.

Kurt Metros

Kurt Metros is the co-founder of Extract Consultants, leading developers of terpene blends and flavors specifically designed for use in CBD, hemp and cannabis products. For the last 25 years, Kurt has worked closely with B2C corporations, including pharmaceutical giants, to help build their brands. His business development experience allows him to help companies develop innovative and unique products to meet various market demands. He earned his B.A. in Economics at Loyola University of Chicago.