As a veteran, registered nurse, writer and successful entrepreneur, Rick Martinez brings a wealth of experience – and tremendous passion – for impacting lives. His story begins in the US Army, where Rick enlisted from 1988-1990. He soon earned his BSN degree from UIW (formerly IWC) and became a registered nurse (RN). After several years in nursing, Rick’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and in 2001 he started his first business. He is now Co-Founder and Executive VP for Citizen Ventures (a cannabis company) and looks forward to the day when we bring in a new type of wellness. One that’s spearheaded by Citizen and its mission. Rick is married to Lisa, his wife of over 16 years, and has three grown children.

Rick’s Awards and accomplishments include:

  • San Antonio’s “40 Under 40” award recipient
  • Awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for community service
  • Recognized as one of the country’s “Top 100 Companies” by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 3x Amazon Best Selling author
  • Ironman triathlon finisher

Rick Martinez is the Co-Founder of Citizen CBD, a premium manufacturer of high-quality CBD products as well as a driver of change in communities of people in need. They are passionate about supporting veterans experiencing PTSD, cancer, and other serious health issues. Citizen CBD believes in bringing hope and support to the lives of those who have risked and sacrificed for us. They look to partner with major charities and foundations who specialize in serving veterans and cancer patients, leading to a meaningful for-good growth strategy that is built right into the business.

Rick and his team at Citizen CBD truly embody the word ‘badass’ for their work in bettering the health of veterans and the community.

To learn more about Citizen CBD visit their website HERE.


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