Founders CBD Accelerator Program

Founders Program

The #1 Virtual CBD Accelerator

The Founder’s Program is our most comprehensive product and it provides members with a balance of both strategic and tactical business guidance, with an initial 90-day intensive period of attention from our team of All-Star Experts followed by an ongoing engagement for another 9 months. Some of the many essential benefits participants will receive include:
  • 1-on-1 mentoring calls throughout the 90-day intensive period
  • A weekly Mastermind Teleconference covering major strategic topics including business plan development, financing, branding, sales and marketing, SWOT analysis, and more
  • Members-only monthly live webcasts where you’ll learn exclusive, in-depth insights from industry thought-leaders and get your questions answered as well as get feedback on your ideas from our experts and other Founders
  • 50% off all new CBD Training Academy courses including our new Skincare, Extraction, Sales and Investor classes
  • A top listing and annual membership in our Icann Global Platform
  • A new turnkey website plus online CBD e-commerce store development, Integrated CRM, social media analysis, SEO, digital marketing and analytics
  • Wholesale CBD pricing  through Icann from pre-vetted and certified manufacturers
  • Free access to upcoming CBD Events through Icann and the CBD Training Academy 
  • CBD Meetup Group developed and hosted for your geographic area
  • Higher-level affiliate commission rates

The market value of these products & services accounts for well over $20,000 in business services that are included but are provided at a fraction of the cost.

Participate in exclusive, insightful webinars and teleconferences to give you “hands-on” and proven strategies

Interact with colleagues, experts, marketing gurus and leaders from the industry who share their proven ideas and tips to grow your CBD business.  These webinars and teleconferences will include authorities on how to improve your business, acquire new clients and most importantly how to add value to your clients.  While the speakers would typically charge their hourly rate to impart this information to you, it is provided to you freely each month as a benefit of your membership.

Exchange valuable guidance with your fellow members

Our Founder Program connects you at no charge for one on one meetings with other professionals in the Network.  You will make valuable connections and learn ways to improve your business at no charge.  We believe that your success can be greatly accelerated through this mentoring program and is another important benefit of your membership.

Access proven ideas and strategies in our exclusive CBD Power Tool Library

Members can provide their clients with customized reading Power Tools from our valuable library of concise materials covering a vast array of CBD related issues that are relevant, scientifically backed and reviewed by our Chief Medical Information Officer.  Your clients will rave about these Power Tools while you are improving your credibility and results.  We are continually building an extensive library that you have access to for free as part of your membership.  

Get referral fees while helping your fellow CBD Professionals get new clients

We encourage our members to provide 10-20% of the fees they generate as a result of an associate’s referral.  We often have professionals that provide a specialized service such as working with cancer patients or athletes and many times it makes better sense to make a referral to a specialist.  This is a great way to supplement your income and also create a network of possibilities for your own clients that fall outside your own niche or expertise.  As a member, you become part of the largest global network of Certified CBD Professionals which opens up a world of opportunities to refer and get referrals.

I was really impressed with all the things we were able to accomplish.  I don’t think I realized how much was involved in starting and running this business until I got started with it and then I just got overwhelmed. The website alone was challenging enough, but also I really didn’t know what type of marketing would work best. With the Founders Program, I’ve been able to get expert help in several other areas and all that for a quarter of what it would have cost me to do it by myself. After the first 30 days of the program, I have a new website, I’ve had about a million of my questions answered by the CBD TA pros and I’ve got a real lead program set up and running on my website.  Also, I’ve set up the e-commerce section of my site and I’ve been able to implement several new and innovative strategies I learned that I’m sure will significantly increase my income in 2019! Thank you CBD TA!

Kelly Nash

Certified CBD Coach

Other Founder Benefits:

  • Get client referrals to grow your business
  • Get answers to your questions from our Medical and Business Advisory Board members
  • You receive 50% off of all CBD Training Academy Courses
  • You will be eligible to participate in our Affiliate program where you can earn money for referring people to our training 
  • You will be eligible to participate in our Award programs
  • You will be provided access to select online training events for FREE
  • Get access to other vendors in the industry through our business matchmaking services
  • Includes Membership in our Global Network of CBD Professionals
  • Get access to our CBD Powertool Library

Global CBD Professional Network Member Requirements:

All Members will abide by our Code of Ethics, including a commitment to continued education, fair play and providing support to other members.

Members of the Network will promote membership and our designation on marketing materials and websites.



Here’s what some of our Founders say about us!

It wasn’t long after I started my CBD business that I realized how much I didn’t know about running a Cannabis business. Then I came across the CBD Training Academy’s CBD business Accelerator and Founders program. Now, I have a CBD Business and with the assistance of the Academy (Icann) – I’ve learned in 3 months, what would have taken years of trial and error and consumed tons of my hard-earned money. 

Wayne Zollinger

CBD Business Owner

The value that this organization provides is truly incredible. I highly recommend the Founders program to any entrepreneur looking to get into the Cannabinoid space!  

Jeff Wolfson


Some of our Mentors from the Founders Program

Richard Diamond, CEO

Rick Diamond is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Cannabinoid Consortium, Icann.  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.  The mission of Icann is to train 10,000 CBD Professionals and to help 100 million people around the world to improve their health and wellness through the effective use of CBD and other Cannabinoids. 

Melissa MJ Stapley

Melissa (MJ) Stapley has more than 10 years of total management and leadership experience, along with a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from South University in Savanah, GA.  She entered the cannabis industry close to 5 years ago and focused on sales and cannabis education in this space. She has a passion for leadership training and cannabis education which led to the birth of MJ Hybrid Solutions which offers a unique training solution for cannabis professionals.

Dr. Jake Felice, N.D., L.M.P.

Dr. Jake Felice, N.D., L.M.P. is a charismatic public speaker and social media expert on the topic of medical cannabis. As a consultant and national cannabis brand ambassador, Dr. Felice provides scientific, medical, public relations, and compliance based advice for companies in emerging and existing cannabis markets. Dr. Felice has consulted for major cannabis companies including for Willie Nelson’s brand, Cannabis Basics, Medical Marijuana 411, Seattle Central College, and The Academy of Cannabis Science. He is a recognized cannabis expert and blogger at