WHO WE ARE

The NYCGPA is a big tent industry trade association. We represent growers, processors, retailers, prospective license-holders, sponsors, and other donors in an effort to ensure that the cannabis industry forming in the wake of legalization is one which benefits NYS stakeholder businesses specifically, and small and midscale operators more broadly.

BOARD MEMBERS

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    Alan 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.

Alan Gandelman
President

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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
Vice President

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    Ben Dobson

    Board Member
    CEO – Hudson Hemp

    Ben Dobson is an agriculturist, entrepreneur and co-chair of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal. Dobson manages Hudson Valley, N.Y.-based Stone House Grain, a producer of certified organic and non-GMO grains. He is also director of Hudson Carbon, a collaborative research institute, where he leads efforts on the carbon storage potential of soil, and aims to provide a model that is profitable while improving soil health and function.

Ben Dobson
Board Member

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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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    Damian Fagon

    Board Member
    Founder – Gullybean

    Damian Fagon is a 3rd-generation farmer with a background in international development and agriculture. He has led development initiatives with castor farmers in Jamaica, rice growers in Sierra Leone and coffee exporters in Guatemala. Since 2017, he has launched and advised commercial cannabis operations in South Carolina, New York and the Caribbean.

Damian Fagon
Board Member

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    Owen Martinetti

    Board Member
    Founder – Naturae

    Owen Martinetti is a Co-founder of Potency, Level Up Sciences and Naturae. Owen left Baruch College to start Naturae after receiving a license to cultivate and process industrial hemp in 2017 in New York. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Owen launched Level Up Sciences to work with several state agencies to import over 2.5 million medical masks, 1 million rapid covid test and produce 1.5 million hand sanitizers. More recently Owen is opening an Adult Use Recreational Dispensary in Pittsfield Massachusetts.

Owen Martinetti
Board Member

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    Brittany Carbone

    Brittany not only leads the all-female team at TONIC as the FOUNDER & CEO, but she also co-founded Tricolla Farms and Bardo Labs. From full-supply chain control and the adoption of industry-leading authentication technology, to TONIC’s monthly giving initiatives and Bardo’s social equity programs, Carbone is paving the way for an industry that operates with intention, integrity, and inclusivity.

Brittany Carbone
Board Member

Donors

THC Growers

Hemp Growers

Processors

Retailers

Partners and Sponsors

Prospective NYS License-Holders

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Join the NYCGPA and become part of an active and engaged community of farmers & cannabis advocates.