Boston Conference Program

Thursday, October 24

Raising capital and vetting capital raises – for investors and entrepreneurs

Are you trying to raise capital for your early-stage company or are you an investor considering an investment in an early-stage company? Which type of financial instrument is appropriate? How should you pitch to an investor? How does an investor… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24

The Challenges of Corporate Culture Change in the Cannabis Industry

Lack of minority and women representation in ownership and C-suite positions in the Cannabis Industry has been a hot button topic. Join some of the industry’s leading figures as they discuss the challenges of “A corporate culture change.” Topics will… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24
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Build, Grow and Expand Your Cannabis Business

Are you looking to enter the cannabis industry and are unsure what road is the best one to take? Then this class is for you! Quickly identify the national business opportunities, legislative parameters, associated risks, business models, regulations, due diligence… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24

280E: Taxing the Cannabis Industry

This session will focus on strategies to minimize the impact of 280E. We will discuss the importance of entity selection and how those choices are applied across the industry. We’ll also discuss current positions of the IRS on businesses in… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24

Business and Law of Marijuana

This panel of experts will address the interplay between state laws legalizing recreational and/or medical marijuana uses and the Federal Controlled Substances Act; enforcement and application of other regulatory regimes governing the operation of marijuana-related businesses, such as banking and… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24

Women Leadership in the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry

While the number of overall positions in the cannabis industry continue to reflect a large majority of men, there is a large and growing number of women in powerful leadership roles in the Massachusetts cannabis industry. Female executive leadership has… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24

How Patents Will Drive Cannabis Innovation Around the World

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what can and can’t be patented in the countries in which prohibition is still relevant; the value of existing patents relating to cannabis patents; the take-away message of the invalidation of claims… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 24

Canadian Securities Exchange

Topics addressed in this session will include going public in Canada, raising capital in the sector and the opportunities for companies in the capital markets today. Read More >

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Friday, October 25

Warrior Wellness: The Transition Epidemic Facing Veterans

Military service, whether in peacetime or combat, has been a source of trauma for millions of veterans. The history of veterans in the United States is a record stuck on repeat--every generation has had to fight the federal government for… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 25

The Evolution of the Cannabioid Consumer: Spotlight on the Northeast

With legalization expanding at the national and global level, the legal cannabis market and the 'average' consumer is rapidly evolving. This presentation will focus on changing consumer attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and preferences as a result of increased legalization and "mainstreaming,"… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 25

Hemp Could Save the Planet

Guy will showcase the potential of hemp to alter our food, clothing, and medicine for the better. Guy will outline Hemp’s medicinal benefits and explain how Hemp interacts with the endocannabinoid system in all of us, which ailments Hemp is… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 25

Bold New Cannabis World

This panel provides a glimpse of the Cannabis Industry through the lens of faith based organizations. Our panel will tackle the various challenges faith based communities face as they begin to enter into the emerging Cannabis Industry.  Read More >

Day:Friday, October 25

Saturday, October 26

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Clinical & Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabis

Earn Up to 6 CME/CE Credits Pending                                            A unique opportunity for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 26

Dispensary Owner/Operator Panel: Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs

A panel discussion with dispensary owner/operators from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Real-life examples will lead this discussion, encompassing all aspects of owning and operating a cannabis dispensary, including but not limited to: obtaining a license, deciding on a… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 26

Women of Cannabis in Science, Medicine and Pharma

Women are often overlooked when it comes to the business side of science, medicine and pharma in cannabis, yet there is a growing number of women with science and medical backgrounds at every level. This panel will bring together a scientist,… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 26

Know Before You Grow: Federal and State Laws for Selling Hemp and CBD Products

Federal vs. State law: Which laws do business operators need to follow to sell hemp and CBD products? Spoiler alert: It's both... and don't forget about the local laws and ordinances. Don't miss this session for a deep dive into… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 26

Topics, speakers and times may change without notice.