Being from Desert Hot Springs, is something that Mike Kelly says with pride. His family lived and worked in the Coachella Valley from 1976 – 2015 and was very involved in the local community. His Father was a school teacher at Vista Del Monte for 33 years and was President of the Little League Association and President of the DHS Road Committee.
Mr. Kelly has spent several years in the cannabis industry, specifically in the business arena since 2009 when he opened the Aloha collective in Santa Ana. As a community activist in the legalization of cannabis, he initiated measures in Santa Ana and was one of the key people successfully getting legalized Cannabis dispensaries on the ballot with measure CC and measure BB. With fellow cannabis enthusiasts, he created an online show titled “Speakeasy Live” which was filmed at Weedmaps HQ. Speakeasy Live featured industry celebrities who are knowledgeable about the cannabis culture in the United States. In 2015, he cofounded Speakeasy 710, a premium oil cannabis company that has taken a classy approach appealing to a mainstream consumer. When Prop 64 passed in 2017, Mr. Kelly partnered with a sophisticated group of real estate and finance specialists who have now successfully received 50 Cannabis licensees throughout California with 30 or more in Cathedral City.
G1 Extracts is working closely with Coastal Harvest, CRU, High Garden and other owner operators in Cathedral City. Our affiliate group had acquired and sold more licenses in the Coachella valley than any other group. G1 has built the worlds first fully automated hydro carbon extraction machine and continues to be one of the worlds leaders in cannabis extraction. Mike Currently sits on the board of CLAB in L.A. as Membership chair.
With his experience as owner operator, city politics and board member of High profile influential cannabis activist/networking groups make Mr. Kelly a great asset to any group trying to progress in the cannabis industry.