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Sandra Thibodeau

CEO and Founder

Sandra is a certified acquisition professional with over 18 years in purchasing, contracting and supply chain operational experience. Sandra has strategically planned, sourced, evaluated, awarded and managed hundreds of millions of dollars in construction, environmental, dredging, utilities, MR&O, A/E, and professional support services.  She has analyzed medical supply chains, developing actions as a result of analysis results, metrics, quality assurance/compliance, and operating practices; integrating and aligning acquisition, delivery, and management of supplies, equipment, and services to ensure the successful delivery of patient care.

Sandra founded Cannabis Business Opportunities in late 2016 when she realized, after speaking with her brother, a Master Grower in Colorado, that the only way they would locate the supplies or services needed on the farm was through word of mouth. At that time there was no concept of the supply chain, procurement nor its impact. Brokers were the ones making connections between sellers and buyers. Many brokers are not held to ethical considerations, and because of this, they cannot offer any more value than making the connection. This industry requires strategic procurement to properly ensure that the transaction is not only compliant but fair and reasonable to both parties.

Since her entry into the industry, Sandra has met with several companies to explain the importance of procurement and supply chain management in its operations and has co-founded two companies, a research farm in Arkansas and a supply chain technology company (ERP).

Sandra is passionate about guiding and teaching companies that are entering the hemp or recreational markets to properly plan and establish their respective supply chains.

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Ricky Soliman

Growing Consultant

Ricky's love of cannabis started at a young age. He attended Oaksterdam University and completed the Horticulture program. After his comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural education & training, he went to Colorado where he helped run an indoor grow. He then was charged with planning and running a 10 acre CBD Hemp Farm in Arkansas and has been consulting with various groups on designing and building grow tents, rooms, greenhouses, and teaching them how to increase optimization & yield. His innovative ideas coupled with strategic partners is a recipe for success in erecting your medical or recreational operation. He is skilled an experienced in marijuana, CBD, Hemp Fiber, and Grain growing.

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Johnny Walker

Construction Consultant

Johnny Walker, this is Johnny Walker Green. A highly respected military veteran, and hands-on senior Construction Project Manager with a diverse background in all facets of commercial and residential projects. Verifiable track record of successfully completing large projects through to certificate of occupancy for new builds as well as renovations.

Profit-minded with diverse experience in planning, administration, and management of construction operations. Outstanding record of meeting budgetary, schedule and performance requirements. Able to read and interpret architectural/structural/civil/MEP blueprints and schematics.

Excellent communication skills resulting in effective relationships with city and state officials, owner representatives, architects, engineers, subcontractors, developers, stakeholders and project associates at all levels. Able to manage and deal with inspectors, engineers, and architects to keep projects on track, resolve existing issues and prevent future problems.

Strong work ethic and strict attention to detail. An individual who thrives on challenges and is committed to superior quality control and finishes, exceptionally driven to exceed client expectations. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Why Choose Us

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Fast, reliable service

Whether you need help with planning, business formation or establishing your supply chain you can rely on us to get the job done.

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Discretion you can trust

Regardless of the task or subject matter, you can count on our full discretion – because your privacy is our highest priority. 

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Expert business consulting

Our highly qualified team is happy to assist you with any needs you may have, in both the cannabis and government spheres.

Our Skills And Expertise

Here at Cannabis Business Opportunities strive on giving the utmost care and professionalism to our clients.

We combine the Contract Management and Federal Acquisition Standards with the Uniform Commercial Code to produce EXCELLENCE.

Procurement Life-Cycle

  • Needs Identification
  • Specs/SOW Development
  • Procurement Strategy Development
  • Market Research
  • Build Solicitation Development
  • Bids/Proposal Evaluation 
  • Cost/Price Analysis
  • Negotiation Support 
  • Contract/PO Generation and Issuance
  • Contract Administration Plan Development
  • Vendor and Contract Management 
  • Contract Closeout Support 

Innovative Contracting

  • Rapid Technology Prototyping
  • Staged Contracts
  • Milestone-Based Competitions 
  • Incentive Prizes
  • Challenge-Based Acquisitions
  • Other Transactions
  • FIRE-Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, Elegant
  • Agile Methods

Project Management

  • Construction Feasibility & Operations
  • Strategic Planning/Budgeting
  • Quality and Safety Management
  • OSHA Master Schedule Management Customer Relations
  • Materials & Resource Management
  • Pre/Post Construction Activities Process Improvement
  • Sub-Contractor Relations/Management Scheduling, Phasing and Production Staff Management
  • Plan Review/Change Order Management 
  • Building Codes & Permits including NEC 
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