Mission: To help Thailand continue its centuries-long tradition of innovation in cannabis products.
Products: Cannabis-derived ingredients for makers of high-quality health and beauty products, packaged food and beverages, nutraceuticals, alternative medicines, traditional medicines, and pharmaceuticals in Thailand and abroad.
Limitations: Thai law currently requires cannabis to contain less than 1% THC. If and when Thai law enables the Company to produce cannabis with THC>1%, the Company will expand its product line accordingly.
Motto: Above Reproach™. The Thai Cannabis Company is committed to producing products that are independently certified to meet the highest international standards, such that they, and products that incorporate them, can be imported into any cannabis-legal jurisdiction. Further, the Company is committed to ensuring that it meets or exceeds all relevant standards for its triple bottom line.
CEO: Timothy Luton (below)
With more than 20 years’ experience managing agriculture and construction projects in Southeast Asia, Timothy sees the big picture, plans the implementation, and gets it done. This experience, combined with his language skills and deep practical knowledge of Thai/Khmer/Laotian culture, enable him to identify and eliminate potential roadblocks before they become problems, keeping the Company on track. Tim will ensure that the Company, overall, is Above Reproach™.
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Tropical Growmaster: Don Land (below)
For more than 40 years, Don was an active member of the USA’s Pacific Coast’s informal cannabis industry, mastering every phase of production and distribution. In 2009, he relocated to Thailand, where he married Sukanlaya Land (below). In the nine years since then, Don has studied the outdoor cannabis growing techniques used in, or applicable to, Thailand, and consulted with Thailand’s Government, pro bono, on its evolving plans to revive Thailand’s previously-lucrative cannabis export industry in today’s legal context. No Westerner in Thailand knows more about growing Western-quality cannabis outdoors in Thailand, or has built stronger relationships in every cannabis-related department of Thailand’s government, than “Khun Don.” Don will ensure that every aspect of the Company’s grow operations are Above Reproach™.
Co-Founder and VP of Human Resources: Sukanlaya “Suki” Land (below)
Suki is a noble and an elected representative of the National Council on Peace and Order, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Ampur Khon Buri. Her status opens doors that, to Westerners, might appear to be walls. Certified in Human Resources, the Company will rely on Suki to ensure that the Company’s compliance with Thailand’s complex HR rules, requirements, and documentation are Above Reproach™.
VP/Compliance & Regulatory Affairs: Steve Sarich (below)
A respected statesman of the USA’s cannabis industry, Mr. Sarich brings to TCC his decades of expertise in cannabis industry law, regulation, compliance, testing, certification, and (of course) cultivation.
CFO: Mr. Teera Vapulla (below)
With extensive experience as the Auditor of many of Thailand’s governmental Ministries and private companies, Mr. Vapulla will ensure that the Company’s books and financial practices meet both Thai law and Western expectations, while remaining Above Reproach™.
VP Marketing: Jim Plamondon (below)
After a distinguished career in the computer software industry (part of which is documented in the recent book, “Game of X: v2“), Jim looked for a new opportunity to make a difference. After exploring opportunities in music education (no demand) and super-premium rice (no demand), he determined to invest only in products for which high demand had already been proven. Cannabis, in Thailand, with Don & Suki Land, was a natural fit. Jim’s goal is to establish the Company as the global cannabis industry’s de facto standard for cannabis oils, extracts, and isolates, by making it easier for manufacturers to earn high profits with the Company than with anyone else. Jim will ensure that the Company’s marketing & communications are Above Reproach™.
Rod Bassett, Industrial-Scale Agriculture (below)
One of SE Asia’s most experienced senior managers of industrial-scale agricultural projects, the Company will be relying on Rod to ensure that the Company can scale up rapidly and efficiently.
Dr. Robert Melamede, Medical Research (below)
An international leader in researching the therapeutic applications of cannabis, Dr. Melamede will help ensure that the Company’s products advance the state of the art and meet the highest international standards.
Richard Rose, Product Development (below)
One of the cannabis industry’s pioneer entrepreneurs, Richard will help the Company ensure that its products meet the needs of manufacturers worldwide, and that it efficiently productizes every cannabis by-product.