Each issue we are committed to providing you industry insight, advice and trends from some of the most respected and knowledgeable individuals and journalists in cannabis today. We’re pleased to introduce you to our contributors.

James Andrus

Andrus is principal at New York- and San Francisco-based The Andrus Group (theandrusgroup.com), which represents cannabis and other retail brands (such as Burberry and Apple) through design and construction management.

Paul Barbagallo

Barbagallo is a Boston-based writer whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Salt Lake Tribune, Seattle Times, and Washingtonian magazine. A business journalist of two decades, he is a former senior editor for Bloomberg News in New York and a beat reporter for Bloomberg BNA in Washington, D.C.

Maria Denzin

Denzin is the owner of MJ HR Strategic Solutions, an HR consulting firm based in Palm Springs, Calif. Denzin specializes in talent strategy and development for the cannabis industry. Her firm helps cannabis business owners develop strategic HR plans to select, develop, reward and retain employees who deliver value and loyalty. She can be reached at mariabdenzin@gmail.com.

Matteo Fraticelli

Fraticelli is principal at New York-based FROM Architecture (f-r-o-m.com), with a team of 30 architects and engineers, specializing in retail and commercial architectural services.

Debby Goldsberry

Goldsberry is executive director at Magnolia Wellness, an award-winning dispensary in Oakland, Calif., and the managing director of the Berkeley Community Care Center dispensary at Amoeba Music. She co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective in 1999, directing its growth for more than 11 years. In 2017, Goldsberry published her first book, “Idiot’s Guides: Starting and Running a Marijuana Business.”

Jillian Kramer

Kramer is a Cleveland-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the online or print versions of Glamour, Food & Wine, SELF, The Wall Street Journal, and more.