About Us


Our mission is to operate an adult-use cannabis manufacturing and cultivation business that creates the highest quality solventless cannabis concentrates while serving as a model to regulatory authorities and a trusted employer within Uxbridge, MA.



Blake M. Mensing, JD, MA, LLM | President

Blake earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005), a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law (2010), an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Environmental Policy from American University School of International Service (2010), and an LL.M. in Environmental Law from the George Washington University Law School (2011), where he was a Randolph C. Shaw Graduate Environmental Fellow. While in law school, Blake served as the Senior Note and Comment Editor of the International Law Review and as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Development Law & Policy.  Blake received the Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility for exemplifying proficiency in skills and the highest ethical standards of the profession for his work in American University Washington College of Law’s nationally recognized General Practice Clinic.

Blake was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2010 and his legal experience includes transactional real estate, consumer protection litigation, environmental law, and municipal law. In his capacity as associate town counsel for seven towns throughout the Commonwealth, Blake has written and edited zoning and general bylaws, advised boards of selectmen on medical marijuana dispensary regulation by the Department of Public Health, worked with planning boards and zoning boards of appeal, and represented municipalities before the Massachusetts courts and administrative regulatory agencies. As a former Conservation Commissioner for the Town of Holliston, Blake was one of the local regulators charged with enforcing both the state’s Wetlands Protection Act and the town’s wetlands bylaw. Blake brings his legal and local skills to every interaction with state and local officials, which, when coupled with affability and honesty, helps to make him a different kind of lawyer.

Blake serves as Counsel to the Hoban Law Group, the nation’s premiere Cannabusiness Law Firm. HLG is a leader in providing professional services to the cannabis industry, which is comprised of the industrial hemp industry, the regulated marijuana marketplace, their ancillary service providers (finance, capital markets, compliance, etc.), and their international counterparts.

Blake also serves as Chief Counsel of Squared Holdings LLC, which is pursuing licensure to operate medical cannabis businesses in Michigan and New Jersey. Blake knows cannabis and knows the law.


George Mensing, MPH  | CEO

George has over 9 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug development, clinical trial execution, operations management, and biotech/pharma private consulting with some of the biggest names in biotech. George has experience heading international drug trials, overseeing multi-million-dollar operational budgets, and negotiating with a wide variety of businesses, ranging from big pharma, major universities, to specialty vendors. Additionally, George’s experience directing clinical trials has afforded him the opportunity to operate under the strictest state and federal regulations and to develop numerous regulatory compliant operational plans, SOPs, work instructions, and documentation processes. 

George earned his Masters of Public Health from Northeastern University in 2018 with a focus on the public health impact of the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Massachusetts and graduated magna cum laude.


Nicholas Hansen | Director of Cultivation and Manufacturing 

Nicholas has over 10 years of combined experience with both the cannabis plant and its resins. Shortly after the rollout of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program, Nicholas held management positions with two of the current Registered Marijuana Dispensaries. His focus, for the better part of a decade, in refining ice water hash methodologies provides the highest caliber cannabis extracts to adult-use consumers in the Commonwealth. Through the additional use of heat and pressure, he has been able to manufacture some of the purest quality solventless extracts apart from current industry leaders.


Emily Peckham-Elmen | Director of Infusions

Emily began crafting cannabis infused foods in 2006 while completing her dual degree in Music Business Management and Vocal Performance at Berklee College of Music. She then managed The Hempest in Harvard Square, initiating the company’s first procurement of CBD oil inventory. Emily was on the Board of Directors for MassCann/NORML from 2012-2015 and developed the foundation of the nonprofit’s sponsorship program. She attended Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in 2015, studying a detailed curriculum outlining many of the skills needed to succeed in the legal cannabis industry.

As Director of Infused Product Development, in 2016 Emily built the infusion program for one of the earliest medical dispensaries in Massachusetts where she also experienced the incorporation of Adult-Use market production alongside medical production under co-located licensure. Over the course of her 4 years there, she developed and released 50+ infused products to the Massachusetts cannabis marketplace, even creating custom confectionery molds designed to maximize regulatory allowances and production efficiency, and with the essential elements of her design now being mimicked by one of the most popular cannabis confectionery mold producers in the country.

Emily has also worked as a consultant designing infusion manufacturing layouts and business plans. She is still involved in education as a founding member of the nonprofit group Elevate Northeast, where she participates in panel discussions at conventions across the state. Emily puts positive energy into her products with an emphasis on production efficiency, reliability, market trends and consumer feedback.


 

Maggie Kinsella | Director of Marketing and Compliance

Maggie attended the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis (NIC) in 2014 to further her education in cannabis. She worked for one of the first Massachusetts medical marijuana cultivation facilities as a trimmer, team lead, and Harvest Supervisor. After a year in the industry, she circled back to NIC as the Admissions Coordinator until 2016. Since then she has freelanced with her partner in different areas of cannabis from cultivation to solventless processing. Maggie volunteered for MassCann/NORML since 2014, served as a Director from 2015-2017, and former Press Secretary through 2018 & 2019.

 


Timeline

  • Provisional License: Approved July 9, 2020

  • Final License:

  • Commence Operations: