Excelsior College Hosts August 11 Webinar on How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry

Albany, N.Y. – Excelsior College will host a webinar to hear from leading cannabis industry professionals Robert Hunt and Marion McNabb. Hunt will address how he found success in the cannabis industry — a sector of the market with rapidly growing career potential. McNabb, president of the Virtual Cannabis Center of Excellence INC (CCOE) and the former CEO and co-founder of Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN), will share additional industry insight. The Zoom webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 11 from 2–2:30 p.m. ET.

Hunt is founder and principal for Linnaea Holdings, a holding company that makes equity investments in California-based cannabis companies. He was previously the founding partner of Tuatara Capital, the world’s largest private equity firm for cannabis businesses, and founder and manager of Shingle Hill, a boutique consultancy and marketing intelligence firm for the cannabis industry. He assists entrepreneurs in developing business strategy and helps position them to be regional or national powerhouses.

As president of CCOE, McNabb leads the virtual resource and network of cannabis industry professionals, academics, policy makers, healthcare providers, consumers, and patients who aim to break the stigma and advance social justice in the cannabis industry. She is also a global health infectious disease researcher and practitioner.

“We are very excited to host this webinar, stated Scott V. Dolan, dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Excelsior College. “The cannabis industry is forecasted to grow significantly. A deep understanding of the market and its regulatory complexity will help those in the industry to be successful. This webinar should be of great interest to anyone interested in learning from industry experts about what it takes to succeed.”

This webinar will cover:

  • How to get started in the cannabis industry
  • What’s required for a successful career in the industry
  • Unique quirks and nuances of medical and adult-use cannabis
  • How the proper education and training can support your success
  • Q&A

To register, visit https://excelsior.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NsD0NsyWRtWFQT99AzB9fA


In addition to his cannabis companies, Robert Hunt is counsel in the cannabis law practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. He earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.


Marion McNabb has more than 15 years of global public health experience working in the areas of digital health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and family planning, working primarily in Africa and Haiti. She earned a Doctor of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

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Media Contact:

Alicia Jacobs, ajacobs@excelsior.edu, 518-410-4624


Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is a not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.