Chris Beals is the CEO of Weedmaps, the leading technology company focused on the cannabis sector. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. As CEO, Chris oversees all aspects of Weedmaps’ business, guiding the company’s growth to provide interconnected solutions for the entire cannabis business and consumer spectrum. Prior to being appointed CEO, Chris served as Weedmaps’ president and general counsel, spending significant time advising state and local governments, as well as business operators, on issues ranging from compliance to technology. Additionally, as head of the company’s policy division, Chris helped shape legislation to encourage efficient legal cannabis marketplaces around the country. Prior to Weedmaps, Chris held positions with law firms Covington & Burling and Davis Polk. He earned his J.D. and bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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