The California cannabis industry produces thousands of pounds of cannabis waste each year. Waste can include bi-products of the cultivation or manufacturing process, packaging, spoiled goods, or products that have been damaged, returned, or expired at a retailer.
Join the Farmacy Cannabis Lecture Series as we uncover the cannabis waste process and get an insider view from Gaiaca, one of California's leading cannabis waste and compliance companies.
Our guest speakers are the co-founders of Gaiaca Jonathan Lee and Garrett Rodewald who will discuss how waste is collected, reported to METRC, and the actual disposal process.
Farmacy Cannabis Lecture Series
Co-founder and CEO Gaiaca
Jonathan Lee is setting the industry standard for the treatment and disposal of cannabis waste. Working alongside local, State, and Federal agencies, Mr. Lee has provided cannabis operators with a compliant solution in the management of the newly created waste streams. With over two decades of experience in commercial real estate development and spearheading several entrepreneurial ventures in the tech and hospitality space, Mr. Lee continues to push the standards of sustainability and waste compliance in the highly regulated, burgeoning cannabis industry. Mr. Lee graduated Cum Laude from the University of California Los Angeles and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Urban Planning.
Co-founder and COO Gaiaca
Garrett Rodewald hails from the Monterey Peninsula, where he spent his formative years swimming competitively. Mr. Rodewald attended the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and a growing concern for the environment. Mr. Rodewald has built a career in the Industrial Hygiene realm, with over a decade of experience and training in EPA and OSHA compliance, environmental health and safety, and hazardous materials management. Mr. Rodewald is a dedicated industry professional, maintaining various certifications and actively attending association events and conferences. Mr. Rodewald is equal parts scientist, outdoorsman, and entrepreneur, bringing to the GAIACA Family a level of knowledge and experience matched with passion and sheer determination.
Gaiaca Sales and Marketing Manager
Originally hailing from the Philadelphia area, Taylor Vozniak graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME with a BA in Chemistry and Economics. It was there he developed his lab skills in the chemistry lab of Dr. Rick Broene, specializing in the synthesis of transition metal catalysts for the selective dimerization of alpha-olefins. Post college Taylor went on to consult for the Oil & Gas and Chemical industries, managing projects for some of the largest multinational operators in the market. It was during this time he began to specialize in polymers and started to realize the dire need for sustainable solutions for the multitude of petroleum-derived materials we use every day and often take for granted. Seeking out a change in scenery he moved to the Monterey Peninsula and began working with GAIACA to bring his chemistry-driven, sustainability-focused approach to the Cannabis Industry.