Bob Smart


Robert Smart


Q1: What do you know about our organization? What makes our mission meaningful to you? Why are you interested in committing your time and energy to us?

A: The Cannabis Alliance started as three different organizations that merged into one to have a stronger voice. The Cannabis Alliance has worked diligently with the WSLCB to get enacted new rules and regulations that better serve our industry. I feel that my time spent working with people from all aspect of the industry from political to ancillary to hands on gives me a broad understanding of the industry.

Q2: What do you think are the characteristics of a great board member?

A: Willing to listen and offer well thought out advice.

Q3: Do you have prior board leadership experience? If so, what and when?

A: Yes, with Wyndham and California Acrylic Industries.

Q4: What specific skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer and are willing to use on the behalf of the organization?

A: In my business I work with people from all areas of the industry, I have also been a grower for over 40 years so I have a good understanding of what brought us to this point in history. As to specific skills, I have been a professional sales person and marketer for over 35 years. As the owner of CannaCon I have many connections and resources that will be valuable to the Alliance.

Q5: Fundraising is a significant obligation of board service. Are you comfortable asking for money to help fund the mission of the organization?

A: I am more than comfortable asking for donations. I am sure CannaCons' vast social media presence could be a significant resource.

Q6: Do you have any worries or concerns about joining the board?

A: None

Q7: Do you have personal aspirations that could be enhanced by board service?

A: No

Q8: What is your motivation of being involved in the cannabis industry?

A: As a long time cannabis proponent it is important to me that the industry move forward into a well educated, regulated and business focused industry.

Q9: What professional or personal constraints on your time or service might you anticipate? What kind of autonomy do you have over your calendar?

A: I have no professional or personal constraints on my time and have complete autonomy over my calendar.

Q10: Of what importance to you is social interaction with other board members?