Mr. Patterson is 26-year health care executive who has managed successful US healthcare corporations of all shapes and sizes in the nation’s most regulated industries. Michael’s experience includes being Chief Operating Officer of Avante Group Inc, a national skilled nursing and therapy corporation with annual revenues in excess of $225 million, and Chief Development Officer of a national medical ancillary services company focusing on development and management of pharmacies, laboratories, assisted living centers, and home health companies across the United States with annual revenues of $300 million.
Mr. Patterson is the founder and CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development (US Cannabis). US Cannabis was established to develop the legal cannabis/hemp/CBD markets across all platforms (education, investment, regulation, cultivation, production, dispensing, research and development, payments/cryptocurrency/banking, advocacy). Our mission is to move society forward through legalized cannabis.
Michael is sought after for his experience in creating and managing complex organizations which deal with extensive regulation, litigation, and risk of criminal and civil monetary penalties. He and his team have provided cannabis education consulting, and collaborated with companies globally including the FBI National Academy, Florida State Troopers, Florida Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, Oklahoma State Legislature, Oklahoma Attorney General, UBS (United Bank of Switzerland), foreign governments, venture capital/private equity firms, healthcare associations, and private industry.
Mr. Patterson is a global cannabis and hemp subject matter expert with Gerson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint, editorial board member for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine (AJEM), contributing medical cannabis writer for Florida MD Magazine and Orlando Medical News Magazine, board member of the Medical Cannabis Society and the Tourette Syndrome Awareness Foundation, Expert Speaker at the 2019 Cannabis Banking Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, European CBD Expo 2019 in London, England, 2019 World CBD Awards in Barcelona, Spain, 2019 Grow Up Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, American Medical Marijuana Physicians Annual Conference, 2019 Medical Cannabiz World Conference in Malta, and 2020 Europe Canna Expo in London. Mr. Patterson is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Occupational Therapist in 4 states.