Nevada Dispensary Association Treasurer Ben Sillitoe is a graduate of UNLV who began his career in the mortgage industry. Ben co-founded and became the CEO of Oasis Cannabis at the start of the medical cannabis industry in Nevada, when there were fewer than 10 dispensaries statewide, compared to the 48 operating in Nevada today.

Oasis, which opened its off-Strip medical cannabis dispensary in December 2015, is currently in the process of expanding its cultivation and production facility, to be completed by September 2018. But while Oasis began as a medical dispensary, the company now also provides recreational cannabis to adults in Nevada.
Through Ben’s expert guidance, Oasis has grown to operate a thriving retail cannabis location, welcoming close to 400 adult cannabis customers daily. Most recently, Oasis was honored to be acquired by development-stage, diversified cannabis company CLS Holdings USA Inc. (“CLS”), which operates as Cannabis Life Science.

“This is an exciting time for the entire Oasis team. The closing of this transaction is a major milestone for our strategic growth plans. As we add new locations and expand our product manufacturing and cultivation facilities there will be more jobs created and additional opportunities for our existing team to advance in their careers. I’m personally honored by all of this. This is such a unique time in our country’s history and I’m very proud to be a part of the movement to end cannabis prohibition. Now that our entire Nevada operation is a wholly owned subsidiary of a publicly-traded company there is more opportunity for people to be a part of it.”

Ben Sillitoe

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