Ed Schwarz is a cannabis industry veteran with over 13 years of experience across all segments, both plant-touching and non-plant touching. He has also assisted multiple municipality, state, and national governments to help design their legal, regulated cannabis programs.
Ed has served as a distinguished employee, leader, and consultant for dozens of companies like The Clinic, The Lab, Akerna, Harborside, Cannsortium, High Times, Chronic Long Beach, HALO, Select, and Blunt Talks, among many others. In addition, he co-founded the successful cannabis consulting firm, Inclusive Cannabis. Ed has previously held titles of Operations Consultant, Senior Solutions Engineer, Retail Manager, MIP Manager, Director of Sales, Director of Research & Development, Director of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer.
Ed completed studies in Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu, and also studied Food & Beverage Management at Johnson & Wales University with a minor in Sales & Marketing Management and concentrations in Strategic Management & Revenue Management.
In his free time, Ed enjoys reading and learning about all things related to aviation and technology. Ed is also a member of Mensa International.
At BLAZE, Ed is the Product Manager over the Retail, Point of Sale, and Delivery products. He leans on his years of experience in the cannabis space to help solve the problems and inefficiencies faced by operators across the industry.