Paul Pedersen
CEO, Nextleaf Solutions

Paul Pedersen is Co-Founder & CEO of Nextleaf Solutions, an extraction technology company that owns a portfolio of 5 issued and 25 pending patents for industrial-scale extraction, purification, and formulation of cannabinoids. Paul has been focused on the cannabis industry since 2013, advising a variety of cannabis companies and investors including Canada’s first legal cannabis oil producer. Paul holds an MBA in Finance from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

Let's get a little more personal...

What was 10-year-old you’s favourite drink?

I've always been a ginger guy - when I was 10 it was ginger-ale, now it's ginger beer

If you could grow a garden of only one thing (besides cannabis), what would it be?

Cucamelons "Mouse Melons"

What’s your go-to-guilty-pleasure snack?


Say you had your face painted, what would you be?

Instead of getting my face painted could we paint some hair on my head?

Oct 18 | Artscape Launchpad

Catch Paul at
UCann: Extracted

Get Tickets Now