Ryan Kocot Blackman 



Attorney Kocot was born and raised in Massachusetts, but entered the cannabis industry in California years ago by litigating hundreds of criminal charges relating to the consumption, possession, sale, and manufacture of cannabis.  He is now the Director of Compliance and in-house legal counsel at ikänik Farms, a vertically integrated cannabis company and lifestyle brand.  Attorney Kocot has been published by the California Bar on cannabis issues, featured on expert panels across the country, and quoted in Forbes on issues concerning the cannabis industry.  He is the Founder/President of the Cannabis Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, as well as a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and California Cannabis Industry Association.