Sebastian Ogniewski began his “canna- career” as a grower and breeder at the beginning of the millennium in Europe. Already familiar with the products and needs for a successful cultivation, he opened his first Grow Shop 17 years ago. A self-made pioneer in the industry – Sebastian saw the bright “canna-future” on the horizon.
While building his own retail outlets he began to forge strong relationships with top industry brands – buying directly from manufacturers when possible and passing the prices/savings on to his own customers. As his Canna-Empire grew, these brands in turn entrusted him with their products – which ultimately led him to opening one of the most cost-efficient distribution centres in northern Europe.
Sebastian purchased his first Bitcoin for 200$ nearly ten years ago. As he started studying the Crypto market’s possibilities, he began envisioning a user friendly, community driven, multi-faceted platform where Crypto & Cannabis co-exist, with a token fueling both a Market Place and a Social Media environment. The world is ready for his Weedery dream to be realized.
Toine Maart co-founded KJ Products Distribution in 2007, driven by a vision of future Cannabis legalization in the Netherlands. Little did he know he was laying the foundation for much larger global ventures.
Within 2 years of operation, it became clear to Toine the market to supply cannabis cultivation equipment/products was on the rise in Europe. As KJ grew he decided it was time to reorganize in order to better serve his expanding customer base.
Rather than sourcing substandard or unreliable products from existing manufacturers – he became both the Manufacturer and Distributor. Thus, Gold Label Substrates/Nutrients and Gavita Lighting were born in 2009/2010.
As sales and the demand for Toine’s quality products increased, a new global company was founded – The A Group Gmbh – currently trading in Europe / North / South America / UK / Asia.
With interests in large scale legal cultivations, hydro shops, distribution centres & production facilities; Toine supports large ventures as well as start-ups. If it concerns the Cannabis plant, there’s no idea too big or too small to consider investing in. It’s his ability to see ‘the future’ and partner with key industry leaders which has made his empire so successful. Toine is convinced now is the exact time for a concept such as Weedery. His involvement brings passion, products & positivity to the project along with his invaluable experience and connections. He is committed to building this revolutionary Crypto Canna Community with Sebastian and the Weedery team.
Oliver Smith heads up the Weedery legal department. With a decade practicing Financial & Corporate Law, he brings extensive fintech operational expertise to the project.
He is passionate about the future global legalization of Cannabis as well as the implementation of Cryptocurrency to realize a decentralized financial market for the Industry.
While Oliver’s priority is to ensure that Weedery is compliant in all financial legal aspects of the platform, he will also be intimately involved in maintaining a safe and secure environment for Weedery users.
Spearheading the creation of Weedery’s Crypto E- Learning courses Oliver makes the intricacies of Digital Finance easier to understand & use.
Weedery is privileged to have Oliver on board as our in-house council and Financial Crypto expert.