Kayvan S.T. Khalatbari is from Lincoln, NE, and a serial entrepreneur, or something like that. He co-founded Denver Relief, the longest-operating cannabis business in Colorado prior to its sale to Willie Nelson in 2016, and has current cannabis businesses in Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico. Kayvan also has a financial interest in several ancillary cannabis businesses, including High Times, MassRoots, Manna Molecular Science, US Coffee and BrewBudz, and is a primary investor and Co-Executive Producer for Super Troopers 2. He currently sits on the board of directors for the National Cannabis Industry Association, Resource Innovation Institute, Minority Cannabis Business Association, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Harm Reduction Action Center, Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Art District on Santa Fe. Kayvan also owns three pizzerias in Denver (Sexy Pizza), a comedy production company with operations in half a dozen states (Sexpot Comedy), and is a proud mentor for three children through the Denver Kids program, which he has participated in for almost a decade. He is the founder of art&, a progressive creative collective, and the lead proponent for Denver’s 2016 Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program, which made Denver the first city in the world to regulate the social use of cannabis. Kayvan ran for Denver City Council At-Large in 2015, and is currently a candidate for Mayor of Denver in 2019.