Mr. Byl is the founder and Managing Member of MedCanna Consulting LLC. MedCanna specializes in design, build out, and implementation of commercial cultivation facilities in areas permitting regulated medical cannabis programs.
Originally from Washington, DC Mr. Byl went to University in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where he was first exposed to Cannabis cultivation methods and practices. During his time in Quebec Mr. Byl worked with a group that would become one of the first licensed Hemp cultivators in Canada in 1998.
Mr. Byl has nearly two decades of practical, hands-on Cannabis cultivation and dispensary operations experience within The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington DC.
Mr. Byl specializes in environmentally conscious large-scale indoor cultivation operations. He also has considerable experience in seed production operations as well as cannabinoid extraction and concentrates production.
While living in Amsterdam from 1997-2005, Mr. Byl designed and implemented cultivation facilities for Greenhouse Amsterdam, working directly with Arjan Roskam, known as the King of Cannabis. During his tenure at the Greenhouse Mr. Byl was exposed to and able to learn from some of the most respected and revered names in Cannabis and Seed production including Neville Schoenmakers, Shantibaba, Soma, Tony Sagarmatha and Adam Dunn to name a few.
As part of the Greenhouse Seed Co. Mr. Byl worked on collaborative studies with the Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands. Topics of study included effect of cannabis on motor skills, memory function and the effect of cannabis on driving.
Within the past three years Mr. Byl designed, shepherded through licensing and implemented the first two legal cultivation facilities in the strictly regulated Washington DC market and one in Denver, CO. He also helped design and supervised the build-out of three dispensaries in Arizona and is currently designing facilities in Massachusetts, Colorado, California, Illinois, Washington and Ontario Canada.