Los Angeles Conference Program

Wednesday, September 25

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Cannabis Law: Present and Future

Gold Sponsor:  Greenbridge Corporate Counsel   Media Sponsor:  Cannabis Law Digest
A cutting-edge CLE workshop on cannabis business law in California and beyond, both lawyers and non-lawyers are welcome.  Participants will earn 5.25 hours of MCLE credits for attending the program.… Read More >

Day:Wednesday, September 25
Time:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Room Number:301A

Thursday, September 26

Industry Update

Please join us for a lively cannabis and CBD market update. Our overview will quickly cover the most important policy changes, market dynamics and projected industry growth. Get data and insights you can use to the make the most of… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:10:40 am - 11:00 am
Room Number:Main Stage
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KEYNOTE – Doing Well by Doing Good: Bringing Restorative Justice to the Cannabis Industry

Steve White will share his high-level view on the broad social justice issues affecting the cannabis industry and how businesses can succeed by giving back. He will also share his thoughts on the current state of the cannabis industry, retailing… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:11:00 am - 11:30 am
Room Number:Main Stage

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:Thursday, September 26
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

The State of Banking for Cannabis Businesses

The unbanked cannabis industry has its genesis in a mismatch in the way state and federal laws treat the cultivation, testing, sale and consumption of cannabis products. Having in-depth understanding of the dynamic banking compliance requirements as well as staying… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:306B

Designing the Smart Farm of the Future: Automation of the Cultivation Process

Meeting the growing demand for medical and recreational cannabis, growers have to re-imagine the farming landscape and integrate advanced technologies to solve the most difficult cultivation challenges. The cultivation industry is increasingly adopting data-driven farm management tools, more sensors, controls,… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:306A

The State of California Cannabis Policy Reform

Cannabis advocacy has come a long way in the last decade, but as we all know, the work never stops! Join a panel of CCIA leaders and key legislative advocates as they discuss the highs and lows of 2019 cannabis… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:309
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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, September 26
Time:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room Number:301A
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Cannabis Investing 101

Media Sponsor:  Seeking Alpha      This workshop will address the fundamental terms, risks, and opportunities investors can consider when evaluating how to invest in the cannabis industry. From the private sector to public stocks, what does an investor need to… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room Number:304A

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, September 26
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room Number:309

Breaking Boundaries Without Permission: Women Making Business and Social Impact

After opening remarks from trailblazer Cynthia Salarizadeh, this panel will focus on women who are taking on business projects and/or social issues without limits. They are making serious inroads while challenging the marketplace and social views. Each women will represent… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

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, September 26
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room Number:306B
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Modern Perspectives on Medical Cannabis

In 1996, California became the very first state in the US to legalize medical cannabis. Twenty-three years later, there are now a total of 33 states + Washington, DC that allow the use of medical cannabis and 11 states +… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room Number:303B

Understanding HVAC & Plant Dynamics in Grow Room Environments

This session will describe why the typical HVAC system design for grow rooms does not work. Also discussed will be the alternatives for controlling indoor environments to promote proper plant growth, maximize yields and minimize operating costs. Through well-informed choices… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room Number:306A

A Brand New Cannabis World

This panel will discuss how cannabis entrepreneurs and investors discover new business opportunities through social equity partnerships, global licensing & expansion, and multinational research. Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

How Intellectual Property Will Drive Cannabis Innovation

There’s a lot of misinformation about intellectual property protection for cannabis businesses and innovators.  You’ll leave this talk with a better understanding of how, notwithstanding the ongoing impact of prohibition, you can use intellectual property rights to protect your business,… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room Number:309
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Understanding Medical Cannabis Uses: Ailment Strain Alignment

As medical cannabis continues to be legalized on a state level, there is a growing educational disparity on how to utilize this form of medicine to address specific ailments and conditions. Patients seeking individualized healthcare needs are not using the… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room Number:303B

Apportionment: What You Need to Know, and How It Can and Will Impact Your Cannabis Business

Apportionment, a taxing mechanism used jurisdiction to jurisdiction and state to state for decades is now being applied to licensed cannabis businesses in California. Our amazing panel will bring our audience up to speed on what it is and how… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room Number:306B

Cultivating and Consuming Clean Cannabis

As cannabis laws in the US continue to change state-by-state, cannabis (and cannabis products) are not yet regulated by a national set of standards for public health and safety. Knowledgeable and deeply thoughtful attempts are being made by growers, processors,… Read More >

Day:Thursday, September 26
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room Number:306A

Friday, September 27

The New Normal: Why Cannabis Retail Strategy Will Pivot to the Franchise Model

The North American cannabis industry is seeing a major spike in mergers and consolidations. Smaller operations are going up against organized, international entities with considerable resources. Competition is becoming more fierce, and the best weapon that small business entrepreneurs have… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:10:30 am - 11:15 am
Room Number:306A

Pot Meets PR: Cannabis Media in the Age of Legalization

Hear from top journalists in the cannabis space regarding the future of industry publications and coverage in mainstream media. Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:10:30 am - 11:15 am
Room Number:303B
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In Conversation with Chuck Smith: A Giant Leap Toward Normalization

A Conversation with Chuck Smith, the CEO of Dixie Brands the leading cannabis CPG company that was able to attract one of the most iconic CPG brands in the country to join the green wave. A true watershed moment for… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

Finding Business Funding: An Overview of Debt, Equity and Crowd Funding Options

Are you seeking to expand your marijuana business? You need to understand the plethora of options available so you can decide the best way to move forward. This session is going to teach you how to plan , prepare and… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Room Number:306A

How Can Artificial Intelligence Provide Solutions for the Cannabis Industry

Deconstructing AI - What is it? Why should you be using it? How can it be applied to your current business to create solutions and build sustainable customer relationships? Come hear just some of the areas AI is already being… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Room Number:306B

CBD Research: What We Are Learning from Two Powerhouses

As the CBD market is exploding and millions of Americans are using and selling these products, there is no way for consumers to know if their CBD products actually contain as much CBD or THC as advertised. CBD has the… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Room Number:Main Stage
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Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA

The National Hemp Association, the nation’s preeminent advocate based in DC, is proud to present this workshop which will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the current legal and regulatory landscape across the country and how it impacts the… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room Number:301A
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In Conversation with Irwin Simon: Product, Operations, & Corporate Culture Transformation

After a quarter of a century as Founder and CEO of organic packaged food company Hain Celestial, Irwin D. Simon ventured into the cannabis industry as Chairman and CEO of Aphria Inc. Hear his views on transforming Aphria Inc. into… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

Cannabis Industry Fundamentals: Market Size, Growth, Category, Product and Consumer Trends

With legalization expanding globally and moving beyond the regulated dispensary channel with hemp-derived cannabinoids, 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… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room Number:306B

Health, Wellness & Safety: What to Look for When Buying CBD

Many people refer to the CBD retail market as the “Wild Wild West” and, because necessary national testing and dosing standards haven’t been established yet, it’s often difficult to know what to buy or how much to take. The panel… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room Number:303B

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:Friday, September 27
Time:3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

Cannabis: Laboratory to Living Room

Join a scientist, an attorney, a banker and a retailer for a riveting discussion on how cannabis products are formulated, regulated, financed and sold. How do the shifting consumer and regulatory landscapes impact what happens in a cannabis lab, and… Read More >

Day:Friday, September 27
Time:3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room Number:306A

Saturday, September 28

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Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Retail Outlets: A Vision for the Future

Media Sponsor:  NUGL      This workshop will be an intense experience for the cannabis, hemp and/or CBD retailers looking for the next phase of retailing their products and businesses for success. Meet, network and from experienced business operators, industry retailers,… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room Number:301A

Hemp CBD is Changing Lives: What Consumers Need to Know About Quality & Safety Before They Buy

Navigating the explosion of CBD products available on the market can be a daunting task for consumers looking to improve general wellness with hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). Safe and quality assured hemp extract and hemp-derived CBD products are sourced from healthy… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:303B

Cannabis and Hemp Academia Town Hall

This groundbreaking assembly of college professionals and students will highlight and discuss the wave of cannabis and hemp curricula taking hold in many US universities. This town hall assembles educators, deans, students and parents to address the issues surrounding these… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

Cannabis Tourism and the New Horizons for Travel

The expanding development of cannabis tourism is exciting and profitable. Exciting hotel facilities, bus tours to farms, bud & breakfast Victorian houses, and gourmet dining events are just the beginning of green commerce. Hear from those who have laid out… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:306A

Approaching Cannabis Industry through a National and Multi-National Lens

With legalization on the horizon, both in the US and globally, it is essential that cannabis companies are looking to develop strategic partnerships throughout the world to ensure a multinational reach. After having spent more than a decade building the… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:306B

Big Data Powers Big Cannabis

The cannabis market is evolving quickly. As new markets open and unique products come to market, the importance of understanding consumer usage trends has never been more relevant. While we have a good handle on how much is being bought… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room Number:306B
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Hemp Today and Into the Future

Learn about the current landscape of hemp and what the future holds. Focusing on California, they will walk you through the proposed permitting changes for CBD. Also get the latest updates on the implementation of the USDA hemp program and… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room Number:303B

One-on-One with Jim Jones: Celebrity Branding & Marketing in the Cannabis Industry

Jim Jones is a world famous hip-hop artist and cannabis entrepreneur. He will discuss his insights into cannabis industry branding, marketing and development for emerging companies around the world. Participants will hear directly from Jim on how celebrity branding and… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

Senior Cannabis for Health and Business Successes

Come learn about the expanding outreach of senior programs within the cannabis industry. As the baby boomers reach their golden years so will their need for assistance in progressive health care. Cannabis and CBD are leading the way for seniors… Read More >

Day:Saturday, September 28
Time:3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room Number:306A

Topics, speakers and times may change without notice.