Shannon Ross was a cannabis advisor at Community Futures Central Kootenay, in the heart of Canada’s legacy cannabis culture in Nelson, BC. She assisted with the Cannabis Business Transition Initiative helping legacy craft growers navigate regulatory requirements and licensing. She is a bridge between the cannabis culture and the government. With over twenty years experience working with cannabis and managing commercial organic farms she is knowledgeable and passionate about sustainable agriculture and helping craft cannabis growers plan a thriving business from the ground up.
In 2020, Shannon co-founded the Kootenay Cannabis Economic Development Council comprised of local government and the traditional cannabis community. Councils are split into Provincial and Federal Policy committees and an Appalachian committee for the future of small cannabis farms and canna-tourism opportunities. The council’s goal is to create a unified voice to support economic growth of the sector in the Kootenay region.
Shannon is the CEO of Antidote Processing Inc, a grower-owned standard processing facility. Antidotes’ goal is to provide growers with turnkey solutions from licensing to sales. Antidote is committed to social and environmental stewardship with a focus on regenerative agriculture.