Patrick Ryan Quinones
Patrick Ryan Quiñones has spent over 14 years in the cannabis industry. His cannabis journey began while studying at The University of Tampa in 2008. It was there he learned about the endocannabinoid system and its role and function within our bodies. Soon Patrick began traveling to Colorado and getting involved in the cannabis industry. In 2014, his 53-year-old mother, Donna, a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and given only months to live. Since Patrick worked with cannabis and studied it for years, his mother turned to him and “”cannabis”” for treatment after deciding on no chemo or radiation. As her caregiver, Patrick quickly started Donna on her own cannabis treatment plan to fight her cancer. Within six months, her tumor shrunk a third of the size, and they relocated to Colorado Springs, where Donna had an amazing quality of life for the next three years.
While living in Colorado, Patrick worked for some of the state’s largest dispensaries, such as Native Roots and Maggie’s Farm. He has experience in managing dispensaries, extraction labs, kitchens, production facilities, and cannabis grows. Most of his experience is with state compliance and regulation and cannabis education internally and within the community. Patrick was a caregiver for his mother and helped many other medical cannabis patients.
Before starting LVL UP Edibles, Patrick started Canna Wise Angels with his partner Nicole. They wanted to make cannabis education easy for everyone. Helping people understand that other treatment options are available when given a terminal diagnosis or when wanting a more natural treatment.
Patrick has also consulted for numerous cannabis companies in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and California. Assisting in everything from extraction and infusion of large scale edible production programs to traning dispensary staff on cannabis and the endocannabinoid system and how to better educate patients on how to use their products.
Now after making gummies for over 10 years Patrick is leading the team making our delicious LVL UP gummies!