A mother, entrepreneur, biologist, and lawyer, Amber Puckett DuPree, Esq., is the scientist behind the testing, and retesting, of Nevada’s infamous flower that has seemingly taken over the Western hemisphere of the United States. With a desire to break barriers for women in science, STEM education, and alter the narrative for BIPOC ownership and professionalism in the cannabis industry, Puckett and her team has created an environment of inclusively and diversity through her entrepreneurial venture – NV Cann Lab.
Puckett’s educational background can be traced back to earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sociology, in 2010, from Indiana University (IU), in Bloomington, Indiana. She later earned her Juris Doctorate in 2014 at Loyola University’s School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Puckett remained an active student throughout her academic journey through internships at the IU Cancer center, becoming an executive member of multiple organizations – Black Law Student Association, Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students, and Intellectual Property Society – along with becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, in which she still presently remains a member.
Previously serving as general counsel and vice president of intellectual property at Fuelina Technologies, along with remaining an adjunct professor at Harold Washington College’s business department, Puckett now serves as a member and owner of NV Cann Labs (“NV Cann”), LLC., a premier licensed, independent cannabis testing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Offering analytical testing services to other licensed cannabis companies, and individual customers, NV Cann’s success and peak performance can be credited to their highly regulated practices – all practiced in accordance with Nevada’s state regulations – ISO certification, international laboratory accreditation, diversified team, and intent focus on customer service. Bringing a level of professionalism to Las Vegas in 2015, when the cannabis scene emulated a free-for-all, Puckett and her team were able to structure a leading, science-based company that contributed to the industry in a technical and educational way. Hosting seminars for clients and business partners alike, NV Cann not only aims to uphold compliant testing practices and services, but also opens their doors to students and members of the community willing and ready to become knowledgeable about cannabis science and its industry. Through education and the intent to lower the learning curve on cannabis science, Puckett, and NV Cann’s lab leads the charge to destigmatize the mysterious plant through focused research and development.
With skills in sales, business planning, and maintaining good standing with the Illinois State Bar since 2014, as an entrepreneurial attorney, Puckett maintains a standard that is unmatched to her competitors, willing the NV Cann Lab, and her partners, to consistent success throughout the years.
Outside of her entrepreneurial endeavors, Puckett’s interests, hobbies, and extracurricular activities include spending time with her family and friends, running, traveling, reading, listening to live music, and indulging in food through new restaurants and cooking.