Dr. Craig Antell
Founder & CEO

Dr. Antell has been in the health care field for over 20 years and has established a track record in using safe forms of cannabis as an alternative to opioids in the management of pain and related conditions. His philosophy in treating patients is to address the underlying condition and not just treat the symptoms. This speaks to the continued growth of his medical cannabis practice. Dr. Antell’s philosophy with regards to patient care and outcome has earned him the distinction of Castle Connolly Top Doctor in New York. After treating hundreds of cannabis patients, Dr. Antell and his colleagues have identified unmet patient needs in the current medical cannabis system. He is acutely focused on the needs of our communities and the social stigma attached to medical cannabis.

Leadership Team

Dr. Philip Burns

Dr Burns has been practicing medicine for over twenty years, completing his specialty training in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He founded and operated a successful medical practice, based on a patient first principle. In private practice he specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation and prosthetics. In addition, he has spent many years dedicating his time to academic rounds on the neurologic rehabilitation service as an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU Langone Health. As a result of his many years of experience as a practicing physician, he is driven by his desire to make a meaningful impact in the state’s opioid crisis.

John D. Finelli

John D. Finelli has spent more than three decades developing, building and operating dozens of premier properties in prime locations across New York’s Capital Region. With a wide portfolio of successful projects in the residential, industrial, commercial, healthcare, educational and hospitality sectors. He is recognized as a pioneering investor, innovative thinker and astute businessman collectively representing millions worth of work with a reputation for prioritizing the highest standards of quality.

Ed Cini

Ed is an award-winning sales executive and business development specialist with almost two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. With expertise in over 15 therapeutic areas ranging from diabetes to COPD to chronic pain, Ed has used a proficiency of PBMs, formularies, EMRs, diagnostic codes, ACOs, hospital systems, drug market analytics, and pharmacy and physician networks to be a consistent top national performer in key account growth while being recognized for leadership in working with the most prestigious institutions and surgeons both in NY and globally. Recently Ed has expanded his knowledge into biologics collaborating with infusion centers and arthritis thought leaders to identify rare disease patients for specialized therapy.

Usman Ali Shah

Usman Shah is a seasoned advisor and sales executive with experience delivering high impact results across multiple sectors including pharmaceuticals, entertainment, and cannabis. Taking a holistic approach to forging and nurturing impactful relationships along with a track record of driving sales through new territory expansion and b2b partnership development, Usman consistently increases both the market share and bottom line of his clientele. Over a 3 year period starting in 2014, Usman ideated and executed strategies that drove lifetime sales of $19M+ for Horizon Pharma. In 2017 Usman, using his prior experience in sales and product launches, formed an entertainment consulting business implementing supply chain logistics and executing global tours for major label artists driving nearly $5M in sales across multiple international markets. Currently, Usman lives in Los Angeles, his experience and adept knowledge of global trends helped him to recognize a market opportunity which led him to becoming a senior account executive for Curaleaf; the leading premium cannabis company in the nation offering consumers innovative, natural, and therapeutic solutions for their cannabis experience. Using this experience, he formed a cannabis consulting business and has introduced multiple brands into the California market to help develop effective sales teams to further the market share and bottom line of these companies and their products.