Aaron R. Thomas

Aaron R. Thomas

Aaron R. Thomas

Chief Executive Officer | Refined Processes

Aaron R. Thomas is the CEO of Refined Processes, a biotech consulting firm-turned Native American-owned and tribal-focused cannabis company that has specialized in cannabis operations since 2016. Mr. Thomas has successfully consulted, built, and operated eight cannabis businesses in the State of California, including being judge-appointed to run a receivership-run operation. He has successfully raised more than $100MM in the industry. Mr. Thomas pioneered the California cannabis licensing process and worked alongside cities to pave a safe and legal pathway for cannabis manufacturing. As a result, he was appointed the first manufacturing license in the State of California in San Diego in 2016. He has extensive knowledge of the licensing process and the technical know-how of efficiently operating licensed cannabis businesses. Mr. Thomas’ visionary mindset continues to pioneer in the industry, as he now focuses on the Native American tribal cannabis market.