Dalvin Hicks

Dalvin is the Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and visionary of Neptune’s business model. Born and raised in rural South Georgia, Dalvin witnessed the negative societal impacts of cannabis prohibition on a personal level. 

Halfway through his undergraduate education, Dalvin was arrested for possession of cannabis. The same year upon visiting California for the very first time, he witnessed the blossoming cannabis industry. Dalvin remembers, “It was so cool to see all the legit cannabis businesses, but the actual retail experience was subpar.” This gave Dalvin the initiative to imagine a world in which cannabis retail was more than just buying weed; that world would become Neptune. 

After finishing his undergraduate degree, Dalvin briefly worked as an account manager for Budweiser to gain experience in a heavily regulated industry. During this time he also completed his MBA to gain a better understanding of the cannabis business from a corporate perspective. 

Dalvin’s favorite quote is “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion." - Tony Hsieh and Dalvin definitely has a passion for cannabis. 


B.S. Political Science University of West Georgia

Master of Business Administration

Arizona State University