Nationally regarded as an industry pioneer, David Weisser has over seven years of experience across three states in cultivating and dispensing medical marijuana to relieve patients with serious debilitating conditions. He has been hailed for developing a medical model in “seed-to-sale” enterprises with an emphasis on tracking clinical data and the association between certain strains of medicinal cannabis and delivery methods with qualifying conditions.
Mr. Weisser is Chief Operating Officer of Compassionate Care Research Institute, Inc. d/b/a Garden State Dispensary, a nonprofit that is the largest medical marijuana cultivator and dispensary to be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health. The organization’s applications for licensure were rated by the State of New Jersey as the two highest scoring submissions in the state’s competitive and highly scrutinized selection process that only awarded six licenses. Weisser’s attention to purity, quality, consistency, and variety has garnered his organization an overwhelmingly dominant market share among New Jersey’s patient base. According to the NJ Department of Health’s 2014 Annual Report on the status of the program, the nonprofit headed by Weisser dispensed approximately 67.23% of all medical marijuana provided by licensees in 2014 and served over 64% of all registered patients in the state. Previously, in 2009, David cofounded one of Colorado’s largest medical cannabis cultivation and dispensary organizations and presently has seven cultivation facilities and seven dispensaries.
David also has diversified experience in commercial real estate. As a former principal in The Weisser Realty Group, Inc., he served as Director of Leasing of the Miami-based organization and also identified new acquisition opportunities and closed complex transactions. David subsequently served as Director of Real Estate at Coral Realty in New York, where he was responsible for managing over one million square feet of various commercial and residential properties, including private dormitories serving the housing needs of NYU students. Mr. Weisser’s leadership role required him to travel extensively throughout Europe and Russia to evaluate a host of investment opportunities for Coral and its global parent company, Coalco.