Speaker Bio


David Melnick

David Melnick

Co-Founder, Feel State

David Melnick is a co-founder of Feel State, a franchise dispensary brand founded in 2019. The founders currently are partnered with two independently owned and operated Feel State branded locations in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Having previously gained experience in a leadership role at a vertically integrated cannabis company, David and the team at Feel State saw value in focusing on creating an innovative retail model built on community engagement, consumer education, and overall operational consistency as a way to help others compete in a very challenging industry. A long-time entrepreneur, he and another Feel State co-founder Corey Rimmel developed and operated a made-to-order cookie delivery business, Hot Box Cookies, while they were full-time students in college.