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WHO WE ARE

CANY is the largest cannabis association in NY – with hundreds of members stretched across the supply chain from seed-to-sale, and in every region of the state. Through our policy and regional committees, we work to engage with the various communities of interest within the NY cannabis economy. Since our founding in 2019, we have helped draft multiple laws and countless regulations to build a cannabis industry that benefits small and midscale NYS businesses first.

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BOARD MEMBERS

  • Damien Cornwell

    Damien Cornwell

    Board Member
    Operator, Just Breathe

    Damien Cornwell was awarded one of the CAURD Licenses in New York State. Just Breathe located in Binghamton, NY was the first dispensary to open North of Manhattan.

    He says, “You find the things that are wrong in society, then you figure out if you can create different companies or organizations that can support those in need. This endeavor provides the opportunity to use cannabis as a common denominator to pull communities together.”

Damien Cornwell
President

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    Allan Gandelman

    President
    Founder – Head + Heal

    In 2017 Allan Gandelman co-founded New York Hemp Oil and Head & Heal. Passionate about organic agriculture, Allan’s goal is to support the health and livelihoods of the people in his community. As Founder and President of the New York State Cannabis Growers and Processors Association, he has been leading the way on hemp legislation in New York and has long been a champion of small farmers.

Allan Gandelman
Board Member (Emeritus)

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    Andrew M. Rosner

    Vice President
    Co-Founder HR Botanicals

    Andrew’s company, HR Botanicals, LLC, obtained one of the earliest licenses to grow and process hemp in New York State. Andrew takes a horticultural approach to growing his crop, hand cultivating all his plants with the goal of maximizing cannabinoid and terpene profiles. His work also crosses into research on the use of cannabis medicines in clinical settings.

Andrew M. Rosner
Board Member (Emeritus)

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    Daniel Dolgin

    Board Member
    Co-Founder Eaton Hemp

    Daniel Dolgin is the Co-Founder of Eaton Hemp, an organic hemp wellness company specializing in premium hemp seed snacks and CBD products. He is also the Co-Owner of JD Farms, a cutting-edge, sustainable organic farm sitting on over 3,000 acres in Central New York. In March 2016, JD Farms became the first and only private farm in the state to receive an industrial hemp license.

Daniel Dolgin
Board Member

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    Owen Martinetti

    Board Member
    Founder – Naturae

    Owen Martinetti is a co-founder of Potency, Snoozy, Level Up Sciences, and
    Naturae. In 2017, Owen left Baruch College to start Naturae after receiving a
    license to cultivate and process industrial hemp in New York. During the peak
    of COVID, Owen worked with several state agencies to secure millions of
    masks, hand sanitizer, and testing kits. More recently, Owen co-founded
    Potency, a recreational cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts, and Snoozy, a leading sleep-focused cannabis brand.

Owen Martinetti
Board Member

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    Franklin Henderson

Franklin Henderson
Board Member

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    Dave Falkowski

    Board Member
    Founder, Open Minded Organics (OMO)

    Dave Falkowski is the founder of Open Minded Organics (OMO), a New York State licensed grower and processor of true minimally refined, Certified Organic, full spectrum hemp extracts. He has worked relentlessly to create connoisseur grade, varietal specific extracts, and unique efficacious blends.

Dave Falkowski
Board Member

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    Jason Klimek

    Board Member

    Jason Klimek is a distinguished cannabis and tax attorney with a deep-rooted passion for the evolving cannabis industry. Jason has played a pivotal role in shaping the legal landscape of cannabis in New York, earning notable positions serving on the Boards of Roc NORML and New York Hemp Lab, and as the Chair of the CANY Policy Committee. Currently, Jason is the Chair of the Tax Committee of the NYS Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section, where he continues to influence and guide legal practices in the sector.

Jason Klimek
Board Member

STAFF

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    Allegra Campbell

    Director of Strategy and Operations

    Allegra brings to CANY a strong background in community outreach, industry stakeholder partnerships and advocacy, all interwoven with her commitment to inclusive cannabis policy. With an emphasis on grassroots organizing, Allegra leads strategic initiatives to enhance membership engagement and promote industry collaboration across the entire NY supply chain.

Allegra Campbell
Director of Strategy and Operations

Patron

Patrons

Nursery

Nursery

Cultivator

Cultivator

Laboratory

Laboratory

Processor

Processor

Microbusiness

Microbusiness

Distributor

Distributor

Retail

Retail

Delivery

Delivery

Consumption

Consumption

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Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Join CANY and become part of an active and engaged community of cannabis businesses stretching across NYS.

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