Our Team

Amish V. Parikh

Founder & President

Mr. Parikh, serves as President of Tall Greens Investments and is charged with uniting industry expertise in the transformation of the legal cannabis market in Michigan.  First serving as a Co-Founder of My Compassion Amish educated the Michigan patient base and united medical research, practitioners, and caregivers.  Through these efforts he conceived Tall Greens Investments as a vehicle to drive the productization and standardization in the medical community. Full Profile.

Heidi Parikh

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Mrs. Parikh serves as the Executive Vice President of Tall Greens Investments and the strategic development of the TGI’s Investment Portfolio. She is tasked with identifying favorable investments and productization in the Michigan marketplace. Heidi serves as the Advisory Board Chairwoman of TGI and is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of My Compassion, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that provides cannabis education and research. Full Profile.


Sanford Stein

In-House Counsel

For more than 35 years, Sanford M. Stein has served governmental and private sector clients in an array of legislative, regulatory and judicial activities. Combining his skills in business and government-relations law, he has extensive experience in infrastructure development, public finance and public-private partnership economic development. He also is active in international trade matters, particularly in China. Full Profile.


Industry Advisors


Dr Robert Melamede

Medical Advisor

Dr. Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. Dr. Melamede retired as Chairman of the Biology Department at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2005, where he continued to teach until his retirement from the University in 2014, when he also retired from the public company Cannabis Science. Dr. Melamede is recognized as a leading authority on the therapeutic uses of cannabinoids and DNA repair. He has authored and co-authored dozens of papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects and is a leading Doctor in understanding the effect of Cannabis on cancer.



Denise A. Policella

Legal Advisor – Cannabis Attorney of Michigan

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Wayne State Law, Ms. Pollicella’s 20 years of private and corporate practice have focused on Business Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, Regulatory & Licensing, and Corporate Law.  The Managing Partner of Pollicella & Associates, PLLC, she founded Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan in 2009 to advance marihuana law in Michigan.  In addition to regularly writing, speaking and educating on the MMMA, Ms. Pollicella was been actively involved in crafting legislation to create a legal medical cannabis industry, now known as PA281, the Medical Marihuana Licensing Facilities Act, and continues to be at the forefront of developing cannabis industry policy and regulation, both in Lansing and at the local level throughout Michigan. Full Profile.


Jonah Copi

Industry Advisor – Arbor Wellness

A leader in the Michigan Medical Cannabis industry, Mr. Copi is passionate about staying on the cutting edge of new legislation, self-regulation, compliance and technology.  An advocate for patients, responsible business practices and an ambassador for the Michigan Medical Marijuana community and industry as a whole.  He serves as an Chair of  the Ann Arbor Medical Marijuana Ordinance Review Committee with a Mayoral appointment to the committee charged to review and make recommendations on Ann Arbor’s existing medical marijuana ordinance. Full Profile.



Peter Hermes

Industry Advisor – Standing Akimbo

Peter Hermes brings over 10 years of business experience to the Lassen County cultivation in a number of industries and is considered to be one of the top business executives in the state of Colorado as it relates to medical cannabis. Peter started Standing Akimbo, LLC in 2009 and has built it to be one of the largest vertically integrated medical cannabis operations in Colorado. Operations currently encompass a 10,000-square foot grow operation, a medical cannabis distribution outlet, and a bakery operation that has won numerous awards, including Gold and Silver medals for edibles in the Cannabis Cup and 1st prize in 2014 for Standing Akimbo’s medical sativa. Revenues for 2017 are projected to exceed $3.5 million. Full Profile.