Michael Mayes
Chief Executive Officer

Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care.

Michael, our CEO, is one of the most prolific cannabis writers for the Forbes Chicago Business Council. He is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), a contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.



Michael has performed business analysis for some of the largest commercial cannabis cultivation centers in the world. Michael brings a systematic approach to business permit acquisition documentation and project management. Also, Michael has project managed 81 application submissions with a 90.12% success rate.

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Illinois Letter of Recommendation

Illinois Letter of Recommendation

September 13, 2016

German Ministry Recommendation

German Ministry Recommendation

February 2, 2015

Kentucky Letter of Recommendation

Kentucky Letter of Recommendation

December 10, 2013