LOCKGREEN was founded and is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Ron Morton and Sarah Kiah Morton. They launched LOCKGREEN on July 1, 2021 – the same day that their home state of Virginia became the first state in the South to legalize adult-use – with the mission to help PREVENT law violations with 1) community education on the often changing and confusing laws and 2) high-quality, smell-proof, locking stash boxes that meet and exceed many states’ requirements for the storage and travel of herbal medicines.

Sarah Kiah Morton headshot
Co-Founder / CEO

Over Sarah’s 15+ year career, she has led many community engagement and new business development efforts in Corporate America, most recently as Vice President at one of the largest consulting firms in the country where she built a multi-million dollar book of business from scratch. She was named one of Southeast Virginia’s Top 40 under 40 Professionals and owns SKM Communications and Consulting LLC, where she uses her skills and expertise to lead executive-level, strategic assistance with sales, operations, and communications-based projects for businesses and non-profits.

She has been advocating for cannabis law reform in Virginia since 2018 and is passionate about engaging the national community in cannabis advocacy, which she has done in various ways, such as: moderating community forums and town hall meetings, speaking at industry events, educating via social media, and being interviewed by various media outlets.

Sarah was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She enjoys the beach, traveling, live music, and singing.

Ron Morton headshot
Co-Founder / COO

To overcome the life-changing challenges he experienced from having obtained simple, non-violent cannabis convictions in college, Ron joined the cannabis industry over 13 years ago and has since gained a rare and unique perspective from having worked across several states and in multiple aspects of the industry nationwide.

He is the CEO of LOCKGREEN Consulting serving as a Commercial Equipment Consultant for cultivation facilities in legal states across the country. He has his Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the first graduate program in the United States that is dedicated to the study of medical cannabis.

Ronald believes that cannabis companies should understand the culture of the people within the communities they serve just as much as they focus on the bottom line. Ronald was born and raised in Trenton, NJ, and he attended undergrad at the University of Virginia. He enjoys glass art, football, and live music.