José Luis Casarez

José Luis Casarez

Verde Republic offers education, sales, and biz dev services to domestic and international cannabis companies. Through his involvement in the industry over the past 11 years, Jose has collaborated with the most successful brands around the globe. He has traveled and been at the forefront of evolving marketplaces in the cannabis space throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the USA.

Jose is an advocate for social equity in the cannabis industry. He believes that the cannabis industry is a needed “jobs engine,” for many parts of the USA and the world. Unfortunately, communities of color are systematically forgotten during the rising economic tide, and find themselves on the wrong side of what is referred to as the “opportunity divide.” Jose is hopeful that through direct training, community involvement, mentoring programs, and good will, the cannabis industry can be a model of inclusion which promotes economic empowerment and social justice for all people that have been negatively impacted by the long and costly “war on drugs” in the USA and Latin America