Slideshow: Honoring the Top Canines in Cannabis

Meet the top dog at Leech Tishman!

Rio Sampson

  • Job Title: Top Dog
  • Job Responsibilities: Since appearing in this feature last year, Rio has achieved a whole new level of status in the neighborhood.  He’s unquestionably the top dog. Walking him has become especially difficult, as other dogs consistently stop him to ask for his paw print. But, thankfully, all of the attention has not gone to his head. He remains a regular dog – more or less – just sitting at the table, chilling on the couch, and reading legal treatises.

About Leech Tishman:

Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC (“Leech Tishman”), a full-service national law firm, is committed to providing high-quality legal service to individuals, businesses, and institutions in a practical and cost-effective manner.  The attorneys in Leech Tishman’s multidisciplinary Cannabis Industry group marry a keen understanding of the cannabis industry with a broad-based legal platform, offering legal counsel in areas as diverse as corporate law, real estate, insurance-coverage, risk mitigation and management, employment law, intellectual property, and litigation.

Meet the top dogs at High Grade Hemp Seed!


  • Job Title: Farm Doorbell
  • Job Responsibilities: Security and babysitting


  • Job Title: Retired Farm Supervisor
  • Job Responsibilities: Pension management

About High Grade Hemp Seed: Originators of Cherry Wine and Berry Blossom, High Grade Hemp Seed has produced best-in-class hemp cultivars since 2011 and are now joining forces with Santa Fe Farms to bring hemp and sustainability to a rapidly growing global market.

Meet the top dog at Natural History!

Charlie aka “C-Lo jr.”

  • Job Title: (CCO) Chief Cuteness Officer
  • Job Responsibilities: Charlie is taking his role as Chief Cuteness Officer very seriously. In addition to puppy kisses and serious snuggles, Charlie enjoys pats on the head, belly rubs, peanut butter treats, and following his Dad “C-Lo Sr” around at the office.

About Natural History: Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Natural History caters to the OG cannabis connoisseur. Natural History aims to preserve and celebrate the story of this incredible plant that dates back over 3,000 years. In this era of post-prohibition, Natural History combines science to the roots of cannabis, bringing its story to life in their products, in their stories, and in respect for their cultures that have given them the opportunity to do so. To learn more check out

Meet the top dog at PuroGen Laboratories!


  • Job Title: Chief Morale Pawcifer and Security Pawcifer
  • Job Responsibilities: Hooman smile producer, stress-reducer, morale booster and incoming sniffspection of all office visitors and packages.
  • Motto: The world would be a better place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.

About PuroGen Laboratories:

PuroGen Laboratories is an eco-friendly, organic sterilization solution for companies in healthcare, medical device, pharmaceutical, botanics, and biological manufacturing.

TheBOX by PuroGen is a gentle, organic, yet powerful device that decontaminates flower while preserving cannabinoid profiles.

Meet the top dog at Durée & Company!


  • Job Title: Head of Pup-lick Relations
  • Job Responsibilities: Bleu is the life of the pawty. She greets guests with the best puppy kisses and comes up with pawsome pitches. She is a great listener when it comes to client needs and is a taste tester for all client’s CBD dog treats.

About Durée & Company:

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm founded in 1999. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado. Durée & Company serves the corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas for local, national and international clients. Services include public relations, social media, marketing, digital marketing, content development, advertising, special events, branding, radio promotions, affiliate marketing and more. Durée & Company clients include well-known names in cannabis and hemp, wellness and CBD, psychedelics, yachting, business, real estate, hospitality, travel, art and culture, fashion, nonprofit organizations, cryptocurrency and technology, legal and professional services. Durée & Company is a member of PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI), an international network of boutique PR firms. To learn more, call 954-723-9350; go to; or visit its new, specialized cannabis- and CBD-specific site at

Meet the top dog at Terradigm Consulting!


  • Job Title: VP of Bites and/or Licks (depending on who’s asking)
  • Job Responsibilities: Receptionist/morning greeter, pest control, lunch clean-up, leader of mid-day stretching, Director extraordinaire of security, mail attendant and parking lot traffic control.

About Terradigm Consulting:

Terradigm Consulting is a team of accomplished cannabis professionals and specialists from parallel industries providing innovative support to commercial cannabis stakeholders. Terradigm Consulting brings years of personal, comprehensive experience in multi-state cannabis operations to assist clients in realizing their full potential. They excel in facility schematics, process design, food safety plans, quality systems, risk abatement, and financial analysis. They are united in their passion to help others succeed and driven to promote and build a sustainable future for the industry.

Meet the top dog at Viridian Staffing!

Izzie (Izabelle) “The Bizzers”

  • Job Title: The Boss
  • Job Responsibilities: Letting everyone know when it’s time to eat.  Encouraging work/life balance. Security (She’s small but mighty.) Spreading happiness.  Making conference attendees at MJBizCon who stay at the same hotel/casino smile when they see her (She’s been in Vegas for MJBizCon since 2014 (except last year) and even went to New Orleans for NEXT 2 years in a row)

About Viridian Staffing:

The cannabis industry’s original professional recruiting and HR Consulting firm.

Meet the top dog at Medicine Box!

Phoenix (2012-2021)

  • Job Title: Chief Inspiration Officer
  • Job Responsibilities: Before losing her life in a tragic car accident over the Memorial Day weekend, Phoenix gave physical form to the spiritual mission of Medicine Box. She was a constant companion with Medicine Box Founder/CEO Brian Chaplin on grow sites and nature walks throughout their home in the North Lake Tahoe region. She loved nature and inspired the company to double down on its healing properties in our own lives. So best believe that while Phoenix is no longer walking alongside us, her spirit will continue to inspire everything they do.

About Medicine Box:

Medicine Box believes in taking a proactive rather than reactive approach to wellness by optimizing the use of plant medicine through their seven-pillar foundation of mindfulness, food, music, community, collaboration, recovery — and nature, the evolving medium weaving it ALL together.

Their plant-based therapeutics embody these values.

Meet the top dog at VS Strategies!


  • Job Title: Sr. Wellness Advisor
  • Job Responsibilities: With over 12 years of experience and a demonstrated track record of success in the fields of meditation, gastrointestinal motility, and human amusement, Adeline provides persistent guidance and temperamental support on a wide variety of health matters.

About VS Strategies:

VS Strategies is the policy and public affairs consulting affiliate of the Vicente Sederberg law firm. They are experts in cannabis policy and advocacy, and they have an unparalleled track record in these fields. For over a decade, their team members have been changing minds and changing laws, rolling back prohibition policies and advancing the cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. Their core services include policy guidance, government relations, campaigns, research and analysis, and strategic communications.

Meet the top dogs at VETCBD Hemp!

Scrappy and Caden

  • Job Titles: Chief Pawfficers
  • Job Responsibilities: KPI tracking, OKR development, legal counsel, marketing campaign development, oversees R&D and product development, legislative advocacy, ensuring a smile.

About VETCBD Hemp:

VETCBD Hemp improves the lives of animals through cannabis. Founded in 2015 by veterinarian and medical cannabis pioneer Dr. Tim Shu, VETCBD has become an industry leader through its veterinarian-formulated, triple-tested products aimed at improving quality of life. Through its One Fur One program and partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, VETCBD is committed to helping charities provide better lives for less fortunate animals and making the world a better place for all creatures. To learn more about VETCBD please visit

Meet the top dog at New West Genetics!


  • Job Title: Minister of Security and Slobber
  • Job Responsibilities: Mental wellness support, bunny repellent, and giving hugs.

About New West Genetics:

New West Genetics is a global leader in premium hemp seed genetics. They combine traditional breeding, modern genomics, and agronomic expertise to create non-GMO, proprietary hemp seed bred for high yield, sustainable production, and novel market traits.

Meet the top dog at ACS Laboratory!

Snoop D-O-single G

  • Job Title: Head of Barketing and Puplications
  • Job Responsibilities: Greet everyone with joy when they come to the office. Sniff out new opportunities for testing hemp and cannabis. Bark out loud when lab results do not meet customer expectations. Encourage team members to take breaks outside for short and long walks.

About ACS Laboratory:

The Most Trusted Cannabis and Hemp Laboratory in the USA™, ACS Laboratory earned 42 Emerald Test Badges in 2019 and 2020 for accuracy in testing. ACS Laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited, DEA licensed, and CLIA certified with the largest state-of-the-art facility in the Eastern USA. Compliant with the USDA’s rules for hemp testing, ACS is also approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a “Designated Compliance Laboratory” and deemed a “Certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory” by the Florida Department of Health. Due to its success, ACS Laboratory has undergone an expansion to 20,000 sq. ft. and increased its reach to 49 states and four countries worldwide. Beyond compliance, ACS is committed to innovation, which is why it tests for more cannabinoids than most labs in the country and continuously develops new protocols to analyze lesser-known contaminants. Its facility utilizes industry-leading ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry technology and proprietary protocols to ensure accurate detection.

Watch this video about ACS Laboratory, and read the blog for up-to-date information on cannabis science and lab testing for both the hemp and cannabis industries. For more information, visit, or call (813) 578-8877.

Meet the top dog at True Terpenes!


  • Job Title: Director of Accounting and Fun
  • Job Responsibilities: Overseeing the accounting department for True Terpenes, running amok when the numbers don’t play nice, guarding the company’s money in my Swiss doggie bank.

About True Terpenes:

True Terpenes empowers people to feel precisely how they want to feel.

Meet the top dog at Physician Selected!


  • Job Title: Executive Space Cadet
  • Job Responsibilities: Quality control is a chill job, and tastes good too! Highly recommend Physician Selected’s pure CBD for pets, made with calming terpenes to help stay mellow during that 9-5 grind!

About Physician Selected:

All-natural CBD – that tastes good too! Physician Selected’s CBD is 100% clean, with REAL ingredients you know and understand. Don’t buy junk CBD. Physician Selected guarantees quality and consistency – submitting every batch to a third-party lab for a certificate of analysis. From CBD soft gels and oil to hemp concentrates, Physician Selected is transparent and trusted.

Meet the top dog at Kip Morrison & Associates PR!


  • Job Title: Chief Comedy Officer
  • Job Responsibilities: Pepper has yet to miss a day of work in five years. She greets visiting press people, barks at UPS and generally is the HIGHlight of everyone’s days. She is sociable, zen and models for a leash company. Should she be trained as a NARC dog? She learns fast. When Kip Morrison & Associates PR moved their office to Beverly Hills, Pepper tried canine CBD and is now a big fan.

About Kip Morrison & Associates PR :

Kip Morrison & Associates PR is the nation’s first top tier public relations company to handle cannabis brands since 2013.