Trek Manzoni, co-founder of Dope Magazine, is a pioneer in the cannabis industry. In 2007 he opened one of the first medical marijuana clinics in Washington, helping thousands of patients obtain safe access to cannabis. As a founder of the Cannabis Coalition of Standards and Ethics, Trek consulted with the mayor of Seattle and special counsel as an industry expert to draft city and state legislation for medical and recreational cannabis. In 2008, he opened one of the first retail medical dispensaries in Washington state, eventually franchising to 7 locations. While acting as a board member for Dope Magazine, he opened and operated three tier 2 cannabis grows and is currently one of the top 10 cannabis producer processors in Washington state. Most recently he has focused on expanding his portfolio of brands, signing exclusive licensing deals in Washington, Nevada and Colorado.