From a diverse background in law, entertainment, and politics - Miss Hwang holds an undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from San Francisco Law School. Miss Hwang’s passion in the Cannabis industry is a dedicated lifelong pursuit as she is also a Cancer survivor. She has dedicated her life to spreading the awareness and medicinal benefits of Cannabis and CBD.
Miss Hwang entered the Cannabis Industry in 2016 as part of a dispensary in San Diego, CA. Her main role was helping patients find the accurate product and the correct dosage for the patient’s specific ailments. She created the “Patient Care Program” where U.S. veterans, parents of sick children, senior citizens, and everyone in between sought her out to help manage their symptoms of chronic pain.
Drawing upon her own experience and frustration with the lack of consistent, safe, dependable cannabis medication, she worked closely with cultivators and manufacturers to supply her patients with the highest quality cannabis products. The dispensary under her Patient Care Program boomed as it reached unprecedented success.
In 2019, Miss Hwang launched www.cbdstore2u.com, a CBD product line on the open market. In 2023, Sand of the Sea also became a OLCC approved Cannabis product line with products in dispensaries available in Oregon.
Ultimately, Miss Hwang’s goal is to help find a remedy for cancer, and she believes passionately that with enough research, funds, and dedication - the answer, the cure, is inside the Cannabis plant.
For more on Esther, visit www.esther.com.
Spearheading the QOG legal team, Mr. Wicker is admired and respected by the Cannabis community in the greater San Diego region. As the founder of Wicker Law Group, Mr. Wicker has been a member of the California Bar since 1980 spending most of his career as a litigator and criminal defense attorney. Since 2012, the focus of his practice has been forming and working with cannabis businesses on all aspects of the industry. Advising startups and maintaining businesses in regulatory compliance with State and local licensing requirements are key components of the practice.
Wicker Law Group has built a network of attorneys and other professionals to provide guidance through the complicated web of federal, state and local regulations affecting the legal cannabis and hemp industries. In addition to formation of new businesses, typical responsibilities include acquiring local permits, making business plans, preparing and negotiating financial agreements and solving the many challenges of a complex, rapidly expanding industry.
Mr. Wicker is a past or present member of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the NORML Legal Committee, San Diego NORML and other activist groups. He earned his B.A. degree from California State University – Los Angeles (1975) and his J.D. degree from Whittier Law School (1979). He has tried numerous felony trials and appeared before the CA Board of Parole Hearings in hundreds of cases. He has also served as a Former Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court and is an experienced mediator and litigator.
For more on Mr. Wicker, click here www.ewickerlaw.com.
Casey McCracken is a cannabis attorney and has been an advocate for safe and reasonable cannabis regulation for over a decade. Mr. McCracken maintains an extended network of cannabis professionals and provides legal and consulting services to cannabis and hemp businesses striving to further the goal of safe and responsible access for all. He has witnessed, firsthand, the amazing medicinal benefits of cannabis in the treatment of a family member battling Parkinson’s Disorder. His passion for the industry leads him to volunteer with numerous different cannabis specific philanthropic organizations, including serving as the Secretary for the San Diego Chapter of NORML.
As a proud 5th generation Oregonian from the Applegate Valley, Landin entered the Cannabis Industry in the late 1990's. He was
the Applegate Soil and Hydroponics in Medford, Oregon. He focused on the soil shop and independent consulting. By trial and error he developed a robust program for building and running commercial cannabis farms.
I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing fields that went unused for a decade getting returned to production. Hemp is the natural progression in commercial agriculture. It offers farmers more options in crop production and rotation. In addition to its immediate value as a cash crop, it is a solid rotational choice for established farmers.
I began working with hemp farmers in 2017 in preparation for the 2018 farm bill. It became quickly apparent that the established methods of cannabis cultivation required heavy modification to deal with the new scale of production for hemp. My ranching background gives me context to meld existing cannabis cultivation experience with commercial agricultural practices.
In 2018 I planned, built, and ran a 40,000 sq ft. hemp flower processing plant. This system processed and stored over 60,000 pounds of CBD hemp flower. We had no loss to mold or environmental issues.
In 2019 I cultivated, harvested, and processed 220 acres of industrial hemp in Klamath Falls. I also oversaw the build out and operation of a 60,000 sq ft. biomass drying facility. We processed approx. one million pounds of CBD hemp biomass to date in this facility. I remain a student of the profession.
President and CEO of Los Angeles based security firm, Entourage Executive Protection, LLC, Mr. Craig Holliman comes with over 20 years experience in executive protection. An Ex-Military Police Officer, he graduated dean’s list with bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology.
With over 40 executive protection-agents in its network, Mr. Holliman’s firm, Entourage Executive Protection LLC, represents and protects Hollywood celebrities and other high-profile executives.
Mr. Holliman handles all of QOG’s and Ms. Hwang’s cannabis related protection and has been with Ms. Hwang since she entered the Cannabis industry in 2016.
With a unique, cerebral approach to executive protection and the security field, Craig Holliman and his company Entourage Executive Protection, LLC, provide in-depth background checks, threat assessment, protective intelligence, undercover security, loss prevention, and more.
For more about Mr. Holliman, go to www.entourageep.com.
Mr. Jew is a professional electrical and electronic engineer based out of Silicon Valley. He advises QOG Consulting on scientific and technological advancements in the rapidly changing, ever-so-dynamic, evolving, high-tech world.
With over 25 years in the medical device industry, Mr. Jew has successfully led technical product development engineering teams through research and development, manufacturing, and customer site integration of products ranging from newborn hearing screeners, ultrasound scanners, and implantable cardiac pacemakers/defibrillators.
Mr. Jew is a natural fit at QOG Consulting as he has an affinity to helping people, cheering the ”underdog” on and advocating for needy and ailing people. He derives his life’s greatest joy from seeing someone he’s helped reach their goals, no matter how lofty or unattainable they first seemed.