Board Members

Greta Brandt - President

Greta Brandt currently serves as President for The Flower Shop AZ and True North of Utah, LLC ( True North Organics and Perfect Earth Modern Apothecary), which collectively operates five medical marijuana dispensaries, four cultivation sites and processing facilities in Arizona and Utah. She also serves as a Board Member and Officer for two Arizona not-for-profit corporations that currently operate three licensed dispensaries and cultivation facilities in Arizona. As it relates to company operations under Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program, Greta interfaces with all Arizona and Utah regulators, including the Arizona Department of Health Services and, Utah Department of Agriculture, Utah Department of Health Services, and various local municipalities. Greta serves as a President of the Utah Cannabis Association and also remains active in the community as a member of the Arizona Dispensary Association. Lastly, Greta is a corporate attorney licensed in California and Arizona.

Alex Iorg - Vice President

Alex is a co-founder of Wholesome Cannabis Co., a vertically integrated medical cannabis cultivation, processor, and retail pharmacy business that is leading Utah in statewide cannabis delivery. Prior to starting Wholesome, Alex worked for over a decade in government affairs and provided consulting services for political candidates and issue campaigns as well as private businesses. He successfully helped manage the effort in Utah to legalize medical cannabis as the Campaign Manager for the Utah Patients Coalition, collecting nearly 200,000 signatures in support of medical cannabis which resulted in the placement of Proposition 2 on the Utah statewide ballot, following the implementation of The Utah Medical Cannabis Act he helped found the Utah Cannabis Association.
Alex holds a masters of public policy from the University of Utah where he also completed his undergraduate studies. He currently resides in Bountiful with his wife and two children.

Gary Seelhorst - Treasurer

Gary serves as Senior VP of National Compliance & Governmental Affairs at Justice Grown. His 25-year background in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices helps him to bring that scientific rigor to the Cannabis Industry. Gary is very active at both the State and Federal level as an advocate for policy reform/higher quality standards. Gary’s experience includes lengthy stints at both Eli Lilly and Pfizer in Clinical Development as well as Corporate Compliance/Development, and several start-ups developing corporate and compliance strategies. He has a BS/BA from UC San Diego in Biochemistry/Psychology, an MS in Clinical Physiology from Indiana University, and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Michigan.

Bijan Sakaki - Secretary

Bijan is the founding partner of Beehive, a vertically integrated cannabis company with locations in Salt Lake City and Brigham City. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at an early age, he found medical cannabis to be an integral part of managing his autoimmune condition. This integration of cannabis eventually led to successful ventures within California, Oregon, Colorado, and Connecticut across the supply chain.
Before working in cannabis, Bijan did international consulting for Fortune 50 Companies including Cisco, Gardner, Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce, Century Link, and Facebook. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors in Business Administration, and a Masters in Information Systems from the David Eccles School of Business.


The Utah Cannabis Association is the voice of the cannabis industry in the Beehive State