2019 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 29

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How to Purchase or Open a 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:Wednesday, May 29
Room Number:1A03
Time:9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 30

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:00 am - 10:10 am

Industry Update

The legalized cannabis and hemp industries are rapidly emerging markets which could approach $17 billion in 2019. Each represents economic opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and business owners inside and outside these spaces. Gerald Pascarelli from Cowen will present an Industry… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:10 am - 10:30 am
Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:30 am - 10:50 am

Cannabis 2030: Back To The Future

How will the world look with cannabis available and accessible to all adults? Will we dine at restaurants with cannabis flights, watch movies at theaters with THC sound and get massages at spas that use CBD oil? The unfolding global… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:50 am - 11:10 am

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:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A15
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Don’t Forget the Checks! How to Prep for Turning in Your Licensing Application

When it comes to submitting a cannabis business licensing application, you SHOULD sweat the small stuff, but you wouldn’t believe some of the important details that we’ve seen people miss. There are a million and one things to think about… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

How to Protect your Cannabis Business

Learn how cannabis businesses owners & investors need the right insurance protections and investments. With proper planning, realistic goals and knowledge of how to protect your investment, you will be able to sleep better at night. Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A10
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Protect Thyself: Investor- vs. Company-Friendly Deal Terms

In this entertaining, dynamic, back and forth, “point-counterpoint” style panel/debate by 2 very experienced professionals, we will reveal various important deal terms and varying types of investments with the advantages and disadvantages debated from the company/entrepreneur vs. investor perspective. Discussion… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A12
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

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, May 30
Room Number:1A10
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Being a Good Boss: Why it Matters More in Cannabis

Leaders in the cannabis industry have more of a challenge when it comes to being a good boss. From this panel presentation, attendees will learn what it takes to be a good leader and a good boss in the cannabis industry… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A15
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

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, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Finding the Funding: An Overview of Debt and Equity Options to Fund your Business

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:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A12
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Think About Your Exit — BEFORE Your Exit

It is easy to ignore thinking about your eventual exit strategy when you’ve got so many other pressing business decisions to make early on, but no matter the reason for an exit, your strategy should be established well before the… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A12
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Compliance Issues for Cannabis Licensee’s – How to Remove All Fear of Regulators

Compliance is costing cannabis licensed enterprises millions of dollars, and many states are taking very hard and long looks at the businesses in their regions. In this session you will learn how to understand state regulations, how to use a… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Grow Room Environments for High-Quality Crops

Growers often feel forced to make decisions based on minimizing capital outlays and controlling cash flows while hopefully meeting the biological needs of plants. Through well-informed choices in grow room climate conditions and equipment, growers can minimize operational costs while… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A15
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Banking Bad – Obtaining and Keeping a Bank Account!

Join two of America’s early pioneers from the Cannabis and Banking Industries as they have a candid conversation surrounding one of the most pressing prerequisites to succeed in the cannabis industry: obtaining and keeping banking services. Speculative Cannabis Banking Programs… Read More >

Day:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A10
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Friday, May 31

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Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA

The National Hemp Association is proud to present this workshop which will provide attendees the opportunity to speak directly to those charged with developing Regulations at both the Federal and State levels.  USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cannabis Extraction

With oil-infused product sales at $1 billion in 2017, what cannabis extracts are becoming prevalent and what should today’s extraction entrepreneur consider before using those investor funds? Matt Anderson explores new extraction methods, products, vertical integration models and more. Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A15
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am

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:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cannabis Funds and Venture Capital, What You Need to Know

The audience members will come away with significant learning and an enhanced perspective on industry trends, structures and transactions for raising and deploying capital. Specific transaction types will be explored and used as examples to foster an appreciation for the… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A03
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am

What We Can Learn from Other States

As many states on the East Coast seek to legalize marijuana for medical or adult use, success in emerging markets takes a well-crafted combination of expertise, study and groundwork.   Hear what we can learn  from those with years of experience:… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am

In Conversation with Bruce Linton: A High Level View of the Current State of the Industry

This featured session is sponsored by: Renewsha    Join us for this lively discussion where Bruce Linton, CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation is interviewed by Aditi Roy, CNBC General Assignment Reporter.   Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Warrior Wellness: The Transition Epidemic Facing Veterans

Returning to civilian life presents unique opportunities and challenges for those who have served. Veterans have a much higher rate of certain debilitating medical conditions as compared to the rest of the population. From the battlefields to their pathways to civilian… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Cannabis Bootcamp—a 360° View for Seasoned Investors

Designed for family offices, hedge fund managers, RIAs and experienced high-net-worth investors, this exclusive symposium is a ‘how-to’ bootcamp on investing in cannabis, presented by Wall Street investors/advisors for Wall Street investors/advisors.  All attendees receive a 3-Day Seminar Pass. Leveraging… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A03
Time:1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make Seed-to-Sale Work for You

In all legal markets, governing bodies implement some degree of regulatory tracking requirements commonly referred to as “Seed-to-Sale” or “Track-and-Trace.” i.e. METRC, Biotrack, Leaf Data Systems. For anyone operating a license, it is essential to understand how these tools work… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A15
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Breaking Boundaries Without Permission: Women Making Business and Social Impact

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 a various sector within the cannabis industry. Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Key Trends Shaping the Global Cannabis Market

The Cannabis Industry continues to flourish and today over 50 countries worldwide have some form of legal cannabis. As new markets are continually added, technology, new consumer preferences, and medical advancements are shaping the way we think about and predict… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Hemp Cultivation Best Practices

Hemp is a crop that is new to the US and fits well in most farming operations. The style of hemp being grown will determine the best practices recommended. This session will compare cultivation systems and provide guidance on the… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Crop Insurance Program for Industrial Hemp

With the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, industrial hemp has a significant opportunity to reach its full commercial production potential in the near future.  Since the regulation which previously restricted the development of the crop and… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Autism: Perspectives, Passion and Progress

Hear from experts in the Autism community as they discuss how CBD and THC interacts with the body’s receptors, CB1, CB2, GPR 55 and why it matters. Learn the latest progress about access to information and material before and after… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

The “Legalization” of Cannabis & Future Business Opportunities in New York and New Jersey

Cannabis laws in New York and New Jersey are changing rapidly and will create a multitude of new business opportunities in the most ethnically and geographically diverse region in the nation. Our panel will provide insight into the state of… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

How Blockchain is Transforming the Cannabis Industry from Seed-to-Sale

Blockchain technologies and the cannabis industry are rapidly transforming. Everyday innovative technologies are designed and developed to address industry challenges. These two fields are fundamentally changing each other and becoming increasingly integrated. We discuss how blockchain technologies can be applied… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A15
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Hemp Processing: From Start to Finish

The presentation focuses on the hemp fiber supply chain, with some thought given to hemp hurd. Dr. Riddle begins with growing process in America, then moves to processing for specific applications, such as apparel, plastics, animal care, automotive, and more.… Read More >

Day:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Saturday, June 1

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Clinical & Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabis

Earn Up to 8 CME/CE Credits                                             A unique opportunity for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, all… Read More >

Day:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A03
Time:7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hemp Today and Into the Future

Learn about the current landscape of hemp and what the future holds. Focusing on NY, they will walk you through the proposed permitting changes for CBD as it relate to the upcoming Cannabis Commission and Adult Use program. Also get… Read More >

Day:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A10
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

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, June 1
Room Number:1A13
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

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, June 1
Room Number:1A10
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

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. Dr. Stuart… Read More >

Day:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A13
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

How the Media and Public Relations Influences the Cannabis Industry

How are public relations firms and major media outlets driving perception and market trends within the cannabis industry? How has the role of mainstream media outlets in cannabis evolved and where can we expect it to go from here? This… Read More >

Day:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A12
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

CBD: Past, Present and Future

What is CBD? Where did it come from? Why is it being hailed as a miracle drug? What is it used for? What are some common CBD myths and misconceptions? What’s next for CBD? Hear a banker question a scientist… Read More >

Day:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A13
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

A New Approach to Startup Due Diligence in the Cannabis Industry

This panel discussion is focused on opportunities in the cannabis industry to re-imagine processes on startup due diligence from conceptualizing the "why" to executing on the "how". Panelists will cover topics related to technology, methodology, and mindsets that are critically… Read More >

Day:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A10
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Topics, speakers and times may change without notice.