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Our Team

Our team is composed of licensing, security, and legal experts, CPAs,PhDs, architects, and engineers able to guide you through the arduousHealth Canada application process and its many challenges.

Francis Hébert

President, Founding Partner

Francis Hebert co-founded Consult & Grow in 2017 and has more than 10 years of experience in cultivation and quality assurance. After the adoption of the ACMPR in 2016, Francis opened the first cannabis clinic in Lanaudiere, Quebec, becoming a center for cannabis education and help for thousands of patients to access to medical cannabis. 

In addition to taking the role of president in C&G, Francis is a master grower with a deep appreciation of what it takes to grow cannabis in compliance with the Canadian Regulations. He holds strong technical skills in GPP and GMP, and in implementing HACCP/PCP building designs. Francis works with engineers, architect,QAP lab testers, sécurity expert, CPA and equipment technicians to build GMP-certified cultivation facilities. 

As an experienced master grower and nursery breeder, Francis is highly skilled in sourcing genetics for a variety of environments. In 2017 and 2018, Francis went on to complete a Cannabinoids In Clinical Practice Certification from the University of Toronto. Additionally, he studied Business Management and Common Law before working as an ACMPR consultant.

David Selma

Chief Executive Officer, Founding Partner

David has over 10 years of experience in managing all aspects of a business, especially with sales strategy, business development, and improving internal sales processes. 

With the ACMPR coming into place, David became a general manager at a cannabis clinic in Quebec, helping almost 1,000 patients a month. Prior to co-founding Consult & Grow in 2017, David was the director of sales for a private energy supply company and led a sales team to successfully expand market share into Quebec and Ontario. 

He is currently responsible for defining the scope of new projects and ensuring our clients find the best solutions that match their needs. David understands GMP and what is required to sell medical cannabis to global markets. David studied business in a college in France.

Huu Phu Nguyen

Chief Legal Officer, Lawyer, LLB, MBA

Huu Phu has over 7 years of experience in law and is one of Canada’s foremost legal experts on cannabis law.

He has successfully managed dozens of ACMPR submissions and guided clients who are developing cannabis products and finished goods. Huu Phu has extensive knowledge of regulations, standard operating procedures, packaging and labelling compliance, and a passion for the cannabis industry.

Huu Phu holds an MBA and a Law Degree, and sits as a board member on numerous corporate and community boards.

Mivil Deschenes

Security Expert, Certified Fraud Examiner

Mivil has worked in the security industry for over 30 years. He started his career in the Canadian Armed Forces where he completed 20 years of service, receiving the Canadian Decoration and the Special Service Medal for his services with NATO. 

Mivil held the Deputy Provost Marshal position as a Lieutenant Colonel until he retired in 2001. Over the next 15 years, Mivil became the Global Head of Security for two leading global mining companies, where he created policies and procedures, implemented security systems, and managing 3rd-party security contracts. 

Mivil has consistently demonstrated excellence in delivering customized security solutions for each commercial and production facility. Mivil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Criminology from Carleton University.

Angelo Servedio

Processing Specialist

Angelo joins Consult & Grow with more than 20 years’ experience as a premier cannabis extracts specialist, progressively holding responsibilities that supervised lab teams to analyze extracts and extract products. 

Angelo studied biochemistry through hands-on experience, which is recognized by the Canadian Cannabis Award and Karma Cup for his talents in formulating cannabinoid to achieve specific results. Angelo has a solid track record of success in this industry, an entrepreneurial instinct, and an extensive knowledge in cutting-edge cannabis delivery systems like vaping, pills, oils and tinctures. 

In addition to his project management and laboratory management skills, Angelo’s strengths include his HR specialist, negotiations specialist, and exceptional communication skills.

Milton Wani

Consultant, Business Planning

Before joining the cannabis industry in 2016, Milton worked in the federal government, the digital encryption technologies industry, and as a security auditor in a government regulated manufacturing facility. He has municipal experience as a member of the City of Ottawa’s greenspaces advisory committee. He also worked on organic farms in India, Montreal, and Lanark, Ontario. 

As a Consultant delivering business plans and corporate communications, Milton works closely with growers, investors, entrepreneurs, and various cannabis experts. He is a published author and is completing a second book on cannabis. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration and an Accounting degree, and continues to deepen his practical knowledge of chemistry and quality assurance.

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Our Licensing Services

Cultivation License

Consult & Grow can help you apply for the Standard Cultivation Licence, Micro Cultivation Licence, Nursery Licence, Industrial Hemp Licence, and Outdoor Cultivation Licence.

Finished Products Licence​

Consult & Grow has expertise and regulatory knowledge on how to get approval for licences to manufacture cannabis extracts and products.

Testing and Research Licence

Consult & Grow understands the strict requirements for finished product testing and licensing, and how important a role research and development plays.

Distribution Licence

 There is a huge potential for the distribution of branded and white-labeled cannabis products.