Q: Is cannabis illegal?

A: Yes. It is against federal law — and in most states — to grow, sell, possess or use cannabis/marijuana. Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia allow the sale of medical marijuana. Eight states - Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington have recreational legislation in place.

Q: Do you have an age restriction?

A: Yes. We have a strict age restriction of 18 years or older. No one under 18 is allowed on the floor. Anyone found in violation will be removed from the floor.

Q: I represent clients in a state that recently passed laws allowing medical marijuana. Will information about how to best represent my clients be available at the Expo?

A: Yes. Attorneys, accountants, realtors, investors, and landlords will all benefit from the seminars and networking opportunities. Knowledge is power and learning how all the different cannabis businesses operate will not only help you better represent your clients, but it will also make you more qualified to attract new clients.

Q: Can you talk more about the networking opportunities?

A: As business people we realize that sometimes who you know is more valuable than what you know. That’s why we’ve placed so much emphasis on providing time for networking. Cocktail hour, break-out sessions and large and small group round table discussions are all designed to get the juices flowing. Sharing ideas, discussing aspects of the seminars, meeting future partners, customers, advisors and so much more are intangible benefits of attending an event like this.

Q: Why was the International Cannabis Association formed?

A: The ICA was formed to help people who are interested in:

  1. Exploring the idea of getting into the cannabis or a related industry.
  2. To help people get started in the industry.
  3. To provide a framework for those in the cannabis industry to grow and expand their business.
  4. To present an opportunity for other businesses to network with and inform the next wave of cannabis entrepreneurs.

Q: What makes the ICA unique?

A: The ICA was designed by business entrepreneurs to help others. Our straightforward business approach makes it easier to get started in this rapidly expanding industry.