CJ was also a co-founder and officer of Sensible South – an industry association chartered to “advocate in favor of regulatory reform and promoting policies that allow patient access to medical cannabis.” It currently focuses exclusively on the Carolinas. Its members includes Columbia Care, Cresco, Curaleaf, Ilera Holistic, Mana Supply Holdings, Merida Capital Partners, Naternal Wellness, Pharmacann and Trulieve – some of the largest cannabis companies in the world.
CJ is former lawyer and seasoned entrepreneur. At the height of the Great Recession, in 2008, CJ founded TrustPoint International, a legal services firm providing support in all phases of the discovery process, from his basement. CJ served as President and Founding Partner, playing an integral role in building the company to $60 million in revenue in four years with 13 locations across the U.S and doing business around the world. As President, CJ played a critical role in the procurement and management of talent for every business function, while also overseeing several mergers and acquisitions, prior to selling his interest in 2013. In addition to launching the Maryland-based Mana Supply Holdings in 2015, CJ has since focused on investing in and advising early-stage companies on how to navigate challenging areas of scale and achieve strong growth. He was appointed and served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in 2015 where he advised start-up and early stage companies through the venture capital process.
CJ is native of low-country South Carolina and a Double Deacon, having received both his B.A. in English Literature and his J.D. from Wake Forest University. CJ is passionate about spending time with his amazing kids, listening to live music, hiking, camping, and watching baseball. In fact, he is a minority owner of a minor league baseball team, the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Jensen LinkedIn Profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jensenchristopher/
Mana Supply Holdings – https://manasupply.com/
National Cannabis Roundtable – https://nationalcannabisroundtable.org/
Sensible South – https://sensiblesouth.org/