We produce distinctive events and focused content that accelerates the growth and profitability of cannabis brands and retailers.
MJ Unpacked serves the needs of the most critical sub-segmentation of any CPG industry – the brands and retailers. Unlike events and conferences that are heavily populated with supply-side and infrastructure companies and lack attendee qualification, MJ Unpacked provides an exclusive forum for qualified brand and retail decision-makers. We facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration, discussions of what will drive direct engagement with consumers, and the evolving state-by-state landscape. MJ Unpacked delivers unique data presentations and insights pertinent to the segment driving today’s market.
MJ Unpacked is produced by Jage Media.
To foster a community of brands and retailers and provide them the space and resources to thrive.
Meet Our Team
I am a change agent. Letting go of resistance, doing what is necessary to create working solutions that lead to meeting and exceeding goals is my LIFE. It is what I am most passionate about.
With 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing and product management, primarily for consumer packaged goods, I am more driven and more excited than ever to embrace, wholeheartedly, being a change agent as I continue my passion--- working to discover what is needed to create profit-making solutions for companies involved in the sale and marketing of consumer products.
I began working in the wellness industry in 1995 as it was beginning to really bloom. Consulting stores, bringing new products to market, navigating compliance, creating strategic partnerships, and working directly with CPG brands laid the foundation of my first 10 years experience.
I went on to open and successfully exit several businesses. Since I first started learning about the therapeutic benefits of plants, I dreamed of one day working with cannabis entrepreneurs. As that day arrived, I then transitioned into a full time cannabis focus after selling my second retail store.
My goal is to support my clients by hearing, seeing, and believing in their vision and offering them the tools, relationships and alliances to benefit their success.
My goal is to connect exceptional people with unparalleled opportunities within the cannabis space to facilitate rapid sustainable expansion. My communication skills and creativity are utilized by the MJU Marketing team as well. This affords me a rare opportunity to lend additional representation and voice to our partners.
Before joining the MJ Unpacked team, Chris developed conference and webinar content produced by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). While at NCIA, he partnered with the Community College of Denver to develop an associate degree in cannabis business.
Chris is also interested in developing educational content for the psychedelics industry. He was a volunteer on the campaign to decriminalize psilocybin in Denver, where his education efforts helped the city become the first jurisdiction in the United States to decriminalize a psychedelic medicine.
Before joining the cannabis and psychedelics industries, Chris served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana; during service, he received a U.S. Embassy grant to establish a community youth center.
In his free time, Chris enjoys running, reading and traveling.
Founded by George Jage, former president of MJBizDaily/MJBizCon and CEO of Dope Media, and Kim Jage, former EVP & CMO of World Tea Media. Collectively, the Jage’s have over four decades of combined experience creating and producing award-winning events and publications for emerging markets. Jage Media launched in early 2020 with a veteran team of cannabis investors, including: BDSA; CanopyBoulder; Keneh Ventures; Panther Opportunity Fund; and cannabis industry veterans Jay and Diane Czarkowski, co-founders of Canna Advisors, through their fund. Jage Media is headquartered in the greater Seattle area.