Jose J. Hidalgo is the CEO of Flora & Forge, an Industrial manufacturer of Cannabis and Hemp ingredients, as well as finished products.

Prior to Flora and Forge, Jose Hidalgo was the co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Cansortium Inc. / FLUENT, a vertically integrated publicly-traded medical cannabis company (CSE: TIUM-U.CN, OTC: CNTMF).

As part of the inaugural executive committee of the NHCC, Jose helped start the council with a vision to improve equity and diversity in the Cannabis Industry.