Coda Signature Co-Founder and CEO Mark Grindeland Speaking at NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019

Business Wire

Mark Grindeland, Co-Founder and CEO of Coda Signature, maker of award-winning gourmet edibles and craft cannabis products, will be a featured panelist at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 taking place July 22-23 in America’s largest cannabis market.

Mr. Grindeland is providing insight for investors and entrepreneurs around how he and his team built Coda Signature into a well-known brand through a combination of earned media such as product inclusions in the famous Oscars swag bags and widespread recognition for its business operations and premium products.

He is participating in the investor-focused panel discussion “Building & Marketing A Successful Cannabis Brand” that is part of the expo’s CannaVest West forum. The panel will take place at 4 p.m. PT on July 22. Other panelists include Ron Gershoni, CEO of Jetty Extracts; Smoke Wallin, President of Vertical Companies; Chuck Smith, President and CEO of Dixie Brands; and Zack Darling, CEO of The Hybrid Creative. The discussion will be moderated by Tom Zuber, who is Managing Partner at law firm Zuber Lawler.

“As the Coda Signature brand expands into California, the world’s biggest legal cannabis market, I look forward to sharing with my colleagues lessons I’ve learned about how to create a solid foundation for a cannabis brand that will endure,” Mr. Grindeland said.

Mr. Grindeland was recognized as one of the top 10 MVPs in the cannabis industry at the 2018 Cannabis Business Awards presented by Clover Leaf University, and the company received the 2019 NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for Infused Products and Extractions at the Boston Seed-to-Sale Show earlier this year.

Assembled by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is the cannabis industry’s largest business-to-business event. Expo keynote speakers include, among others: Bruce Linton, former Chairman & CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation; Nate Jackson, author and former NFL football player; and Dr. Jeff Chen, Executive Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative.

The conference takes place July 22-23 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

Founded in 2015, Coda Signature rose quickly in the edibles market, winning over a dozen awards for its premium cannabis products. In Fall 2018, the company claimed the top ranking in Colorado market share for infused adult-use chocolates with three of the top-10 selling chocolate bars in the state, according to market research firm BDS Analytics.

The company launched operations in California in July 2019.

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About Coda Signature

Coda Signature crafts premium cannabis-infused edibles, topicals and concentrates for medicinal and adult-use markets. Recognized as a leading innovator in product development, Coda Signature features bold flavor combinations and rejuvenating formulas made from only the highest-quality, natural ingredients. Founded in 2015, the company has garnered numerous awards for its products, which are currently available in over 600 dispensaries across Colorado. Coda Signature is currently pursuing expansion into other emerging markets in North America, including California and Canada. To learn more, visit


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