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Executive Principal and General Manager Travis Howard was a featured speaker in the CannaBusiness Money Show Series presented by Marijuana Business Daily.  Mr. Howard is also a cultivation facility and medical dispensary owner/operator, and spoke in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco in the Spring of 2014 on business entity creation, executive and service level employee organization, institutional financial structures, as well as local, state, and federal taxation considerations among other aspects of best practices from plant to patient.

The growth could force dispensaries and retail shops to become more specialized with their product offerings.  Travis Howard, owner of Green Dream Health Services in Boulder, Colorado, said his business will target high-end connoisseurs when it opens for recreational marijuana later this year.  “Decide what type of business you’re going to be before you enter the cannabis market,” Howard said.  - Money Show Wrap-up: Financial Lessons for Cannabusinesses, Written by Marijuana Business Daily, April 2014.

Before taking the helm as Executive Principal and General Manager of Shift Cannabis Co., Mr. Howard was already an accomplished industry entrepreneur.  Beginning in 2009 – 2010, he has founded and operated multiple ancillary cannabis industry companies involved in diverse cannabis sectors from staffing solutions, website development, and patient to physician referral networks.

“Upon speaking to CannaStaff President Travis Howard, all the banal puns I’d planned to make went up in smoke.  Howard is a business attorney who formed the parent company CannaCounsel [Shift]…Meanwhile, Howard, a business attorney with a background in running large companies, wanted to get involved in the industry after watching his sister-in-law, a cancer victim, go through trials of dealing with the bureaucracy for a drug that would ultimately help her…The combination of personal interest and Colorado’s so called “Clean-up Bill” efforts spurred Howard into action.  “That’s when I saw the need and opportunities for medical marijuana staffing, you have an industry ripe for a staffing presence." - CannaStaff: The Medical Marijuana Staffing Company, Written by Staffing Talk, May 2011.

Travis Howard is an Executive Principal and the General Manager of Shift Cananbis Co.  Shift Cannabis Co. is a Colorado-based consulting firm involved in all core areas of the cannabis industry including business services, management counseling, network building, as well as financial investment and capitalization.  Mr. Howard founded Shift Cannabis Co. in early 2010 and now works with cannabis operators and entrepreneurial groups across the country.  Mr. Howard also owns and operates Green Dream Health Services, an award-winning medical dispensary in Boulder, Colorado.

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