NUGL is a cannabis business directory and search app that offers an unbiased platform for both businesses and consumers. Our app seamlessly blends with our digital and print magazine, and our cannabis friendly multimedia platform providing marketing opportunities for business profiles, in print, digital and video format. NUGL is community-driven, and together we’ve built a place where all things cannabis can be welcomed and enjoyed by all.
NUGL is more than a social media platform: it is a living, breathing community that reflects the diversity, creativity, and independence of the cannabis community that inspired it. We're proud to partner with end users and business professionals alike to build a network where people -- all people -- are free to be exactly who they are and connect with what matters most.
NUGL connects cannabis companies across the nation, bringing the cannabusiness community closer together while facilitating connections with consumers in emerging and expanding markets. Our software platform is built to encourage and sustain networking connections and provide a more detailed, focused search experience for our users.
NUGL highlights profiles for businesses in all sectors of the cannabis industry, including retail stores, brands, services, events, and more. Our platform allows businesses to build and structure detailed items within our global menu, aiding connections between business and consumer communities through targeted networking, and enabling a variety of advertising opportunities to expand their reach.
NUGL Magazine covers the cannabis industry’s biggest news and how it affects our community. Our global contributors share real-life stories about current cannabis issues and events. We share bios, news, and advice straight from those who are actively participating in and shifting the cannabis industry. Whether it’s original compelling content or fan submissions, we seek to offer you the hippest trends, latest legislation, newest products, and best of everything in the cannabis world!
NUGL TV is a bi-weekly series, airing every other Wednesday. Hosted by Arnold "Bigg A" White and Derrek "E3" Wright, aka Baby Eazy-E, of Rich & Ruthless, the show covers the cannabis community's top trends in music, fashion, and product with celebrity/insider interviews, product/strain reviews, and featured canna-businesses.
To include your products on one of our shows*, please send to: NUGL TV 13771 Roswell Ave Suite F Chino Hills CA 91709
*Any packages and products sent are not guaranteed to be featured
CJ Melone, a California native, has worked in both public and private markets. He specializes in operations and marketing in the entertainment industry. CJ is known as a turn-around and start-up specialist with a resume of successful companies in his portfolio. He has an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions and in strategic partnerships. CJ also runs the operations and management at Rich & Ruthless.
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan has expertly positioned and branded a multitude of companies while strategically bringing them to market. His diverse background in design and marketing and deep understanding of business helps him turn great ideas into successful realities. Ryan's greatest strengths are his creativity, drive, and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. His skill set ranges from graphic design and front-end development to global branding and online positioning. Ryan also runs branding and marketing at Rich & Ruthless.
Chief Experience Officer
With over 10 years’ experience in the cannabis space, Brandon has worked on dispensary, cultivation and infusion entity formation, licensing, real estate acquisitions, construction and build outs, marketing, policy and procedures, compliance, staffing, and capital raises.
Mr. Vargas has an extensive background working with various medical marijuana companies on investment and in developing greenhouse and commercial cultivation, distillate for vapes cartridges, CBD oils and infusions. Having created an investment team for medical marijuana startups, his vast understanding of the industry and experience lends Brandon a unique edge in all of their cannabis related ventures.
Chief Technology Officer
Jeff, a successful senior software architect, has a long and distinguished career developing some of the most innovative, cutting edge platforms available. His unique and distinctive approach to creating the blueprint for advanced programming is industry leading and unprecedented. He is a top-level architect, responsible for developing some of the most forward-‐looking software for various industries. Jeff is proficient in multiple languages and has managed large projects and teams.
Arnold "Bigg A" White
Director Media Strategy
Bigg A has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years. Born in Compton, California, he got under the wings of his childhood friend the late Eazy-E. Bigg A was the owner of Underworld Records & Tapes in the city of Compton. The store was dedicated to the memory of Eazy-E. Bigg A has been a driving force in the marketing, sales and promotion of some of the industry’s biggest artists. Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Dogg Pound, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, N.W.A, King T, Wiz Kalifa, Pharside, WC of the Westside connection, Lil Eazy-E & many more. Currently he is the VP at Dogg Pound Recordz with Daz and Kurupt. He’s also the VP of A&R at Serious Pimp Records where he oversees the production of music for all up and coming artists. Arnold Bigg A White also is the CEO of Bigg A Entertainment music group LLC a label co-op distribution alliance that helps independent artists or indie label with executive administration, branding, marketing, and digital and physical distribution.
VP Business Development and Sales
Jessica, an accomplished event coordinator and marketing director with nearly 15 years of experience in her field. Specializing in promotional model and brand ambassadors street teams, event production, sponsorships and product placement, her advantage is her unique access points and connections within affluent social scenes and the entertainment industry.
Carl "Mr. A Maj 7" Jones
VP of Operations
As VP of Operations Carl is tasked with ensuring all client campaigns run smoothly and are on time to meet the demands of our valued clients. Meeting with clients and getting the word out on their products or brands is the most exciting part of his position. Carl feels it is so important to be in this industry shedding light on the people and companies and really helping people learn more about the cannabis industry. Carl is also a producer for NUGL TV, and producer/recording/mixing engineer for Ruthless Records.
D Newman White (DLove)
D Newman White (aka DLove) is a Southern California native with an impressive work experience in marketing, promotions, and community leadership. From being the Visual Merchandiser of Tower Records Mega Music Store to working as the Program Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs, D has special qualities that make her a valuable asset to any and every brand she’s involved with. D Newman White is currently the Executive Assistant at Rich & Ruthless.
Director of Content
As NUGL’s Director of Content, Sam Kiper is an amazing storyteller and content creator. After serving in the US Navy for seven years, Sam was honorably discharged in 2016 to pursue his talents and passions. He has received degrees from The New York Film Academy and The Los Angeles Film School. As if that wasn't enough, Sam has managed Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning producers and artists. He has made quite a splash in the entertainment industry in such a short time, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team.
Eric “Lil Eazy-E” Wright
Brand Ambassador / Celebrity Relations
Eric Wright is the first born of son of Eazy-E. He is currently touring the world with Yella from NWA performing NWA songs. In 2018 he will be releasing his album under Ruthless Distribution "Yellow Brick Road to Compton”. Lil Eazy-E is also the founder and President of Rich & Ruthless.
Derrek “E3” Wright
Brand Ambassador / Host
E3, formerly known as Baby-E, has a smooth sound and melodic groove to his lyrics. He is moving his music into the main stream and will feature two originals on the Legacy Album under Rich & Ruthless in 2018.
Lockett + Horwitz, A Professional Law Corporation, represents businesses operating primarily in Southern California but also throughout the world. Our firm handles the myriad of legal issues that arise from business operations, including entity formation, intellectual property protection, raising of capital, mergers and acquisitions, drafting contracts and associated advice, dissolution and bankruptcy. Our trial lawyers represent business interests in a broad variety of disputes including contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disagreements, intellectual property issues, collection matters and virtually any other dispute arising from business operations. Our clients range from small, privately held local business to mid-size technology companies with operations throughout the world.
Our practice does not focus upon any one industry, but instead our clients come from virtually every economic sector including financial management and planning, manufacturing and distribution, professional and medical services, energy and alternative energy, high technology and software. Our firm has a unique expertise in assisting companies in identifying and raising financial capital in both the private and public markets. We focus upon supporting business operations and assuring that, if at all possible, operational requirements take priority over legal issues. We pride ourselves on our business acumen and experience, rather than simply providing legal advice. We also pride ourselves at providing high quality but cost effective litigation services when informal conflict resolution efforts fail.
Jonathan Leinwand earned his law degree (juris doctor) from the University of Miami School of Law in 1995. Mr. Leinwand first worked for Andrew Hall & Associates in Miami practicing in the area of complex commercial litigation.
In 1996 he began his own practice concentrating on private placements, reporting under Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and acted as outside counsel on behalf of public companies traded on OTC Bulletin Board, OTC Markets, NASDAQ and American Stock Exchange as well as other corporate consulting work. Mr. Leinwand acts as “in-house” counsel for publicly traded companies handling corporate and securities issues, managing outside counsel, and advising on capital markets and fund raising. He also advises investors and broker-dealers on PIPES and compliance issues related to private placements and restricted securities.
Mr. Leinwand has also brought several companies public through reverse mergers and S-1 registration statements. Mr. Leinwand has served on corporate boards and as an executive in a public company, providing him with a perspective from inside the corporation. Admitted to practice in Florida and the Southern District of Florida.
Jonathan D. Leinwand, P.A.
18305 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 200
Aventura, FL 33160