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Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 1

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Workshops – Cannabinoid Medicine Studies endorsed by Cannabinoid Industry Association (separate fee required)

CBD and Cannabinoid professionals committed to advancing the quality of the product and education of the industry bring you certified courses on a myriad of topics.  See Wednesday and Thursday workshops for additional sessions.             … Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Keynote – Entrepreneurial Journey from Technology to the Center of Cannabis

Come listen to one of the first women of cannabis. She will discuss the entrepreneurial road she traveled that was rooted in the technology landscape, and filled a dire need in the cannabis space for solutions from seed-to-sale. Hear what… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:10:15 am - 10:45 am

Industry Update – Taking A Fundamental Analysis Approach To Cannabis

The data can tell us what is selling, but the next question is why consumers are buying these products and what does this mean for cannabis companies and investors. This panel will bring together the hard data on what is selling.… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:10:45 am - 11:45 am

KEYNOTE – Cannabis Capital Crossroads

While the march toward legalization offers a multi-generational wealth creation opportunity, the road to cannabis riches can be quite tumultuous. Learn from two respected financial and cannabis strategists on how you can navigate the journey from pitfalls to profits in… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:11:45 am - 12:30 pm
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Workshop – Know the Law in Your Industry: A Starting Point for Entrepreneurs and Investors (separate fee required)

Starting to Pay Attention to Cannabis? Come to this workshop and learn from the top attorneys in the field the wheres, whens and hows of the legal aspect of the cannabis industry.                     … Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Realities of Growing Hemp

This will be a panel discussion on growing hemp under the current and proposed regulations of the USDA and FDA, as well as state programs. Hear directly from the people on the forefront of the current hemp industry. Hear how… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Technology for Indoor Grow Facilities

Only the most efficient, science-focused, data-driven cultivators will find success. This means that indoor horticulture designs must be optimized with an understanding of the influence that plant science has on mechanical design decisions. Taking this holistic approach ultimately leads to… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Cannabis Tax Update

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 1
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

How Essential is Cannabis: What COVID-19 Taught Cannabis Businesses

The global impact of COVID-19 generated a debate and then deemed cannabis dispensaries as essential businesses. Until then medical states operated but had not classified MMJ patients as high risk. The pandemic led to question if cannabis is a necessary… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Hemp: A Brave New World for Today’s Top Growers

Hemp is the world's most valuable cash crop. Today's farmers want in on the game, and for good reason. Unfortunately, too many cultivators are ill-prepared when rushing into the space, costing them invaluable resources and a failed crop. Hear from… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The modern corporation has a duty to maximize the interests of its shareholders. However, in an emerging industry where the ability to earn revenue is paramount, what duties do cannabis businesses have to the stakeholders—the communities, employees, customers, and others… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Banking in Cannabis

Difficulty accessing typical business banking services has plagued the cannabis industry since its inception. As the Cannabis Banking Bill waits to go through Senate, cannabis remains a largely a cash-based industry in some states meanwhile numerous companies have managed to… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cannabis Insurance & Investments

Learn about all of the necessary insurances you will need as a current business owner or in preparation for applying for a cannabis license of any type. We will also discuss everything you need to know to wisely invest in… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The World of Extraction

The market is growing tremendously. Extracted oil continues to be a major revenue stream with vape cartridges, edibles, lotions, and CBD oils and it is now expanding into nutraceuticals and big pharma. This panel will address a wide range of… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Social Equity Is Not A Trend, It’s A Necessity

Social equity has quickly become a trending topic across the country. Hear from a panel of businesses and organizations with restorative equity programs. They will discuss the progress and challenges they are seeing in their programs. Attendees will learn about… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Debt Financings: From the Company and Investor Perspective

This panel will explore various debt instruments for financing a company or for investments. Discussions will include secured versus unsecured debt, senior versus subordinate, straight debt versus convertible debt, current terms being offered by debt providers, appropriateness of instruments over… Read More >

Day:Thursday, October 1
Time:3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Friday, October 2

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Workshops – Cannabinoid Medicine Studies endorsed by Cannabinoid Industry Association (separate fee required)

CBD and Cannabinoid professionals committed to advancing the quality of the product and education of the industry bring you certified courses on a myriad of topics.  See Thursday and Saturday workshops for additional sessions.             … Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Workshop – Navigating the Hemp Industry: Regulation, Cultivation, Commercialization (separate fee required)

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 Deputy Administrator for the Specialty Crops Program,… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:8:30 am - 3:00 pm

In Conversation with Bruce Linton: What’s Old is New AGAIN – Supply Chain Change Coming to You!

One of the most influential voices in the cannabis industry, Bruce Linton will be speaking about what his next venture will be. Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:11:30 am - 12:15 pm

East Coast vs. West Coast: What Can the Emerging Markets Learn from the Growing Pains of the More Mature Programs

As more and more east coast states adopt and grow their adult-use cannabis programs, there are a number of lessons they can learn from the trials and tribulations of the early adopters on the west coast. From modeling policies based… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Equity: Early to Later Stage Equity Investing

For investors and entrepreneurs, this will be a discussion of various instruments and how they evolve with the life cycle of the company and investor risk/return preference. Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Medical Cannabis for Autoimmune Disease

Learn about the current understanding of autoimmune diseases that point to a confluence of 3 factors: genetics, environment and gut dysbiosis. Research over the last 20-30 years has shown increasing evidence that the Endocannabinoid System is intimately involved in modulating… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Getting Application Ready

A panel of experts will provide prospective cannabis business operators with tips to ensure a successful and efficient application for licensing, as well as steps to take now, even before applications are issued. Take a deep dive into the licensing… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bankruptcy Issues in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis companies are taking on debt, going public, and spending money at an extraordinary rate without any real strategy for dealing with burn rate, understanding the market, or the effect of the black market. This panel will examine bankruptcy and… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Raising Cannabis Capital

Looking to raise capital for your cannabis business? Raising money in cannabis is extremely difficult. So what are your options? Gain an appreciation for the types of financings taking place in the industry and the challenges being encountered. How do… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Integrating Cannabis into a Clinical Practice

Participants will learn how to effectively and compliantly implement and integrate programs for medical marijuana and hemp-derived cannabinoids into their medical/therapy practices. The discussion will include the importance of patient education, integration of mindfulness practices and realistic goals for patients… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Gaining Access to Everyday Business Services

While cannabis businesses may be legitimate in the eyes of the state, many can’t access the everyday business services that companies rely on to operate and scale. From banking to payroll, entrepreneurs have to devise fixes to make sure their… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Cannabis Investment Funds: A State of the Union and Look into the Future

The cannabis investing landscape is rapidly changing – and so too are the opportunities for investors. More mainstream players are looking to capitalize on the sector, the regulatory environment is fluid, and many operators in the US and Canada have… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Importance of De-scheduling and a Federal Regulatory Regime

There are dozens of cannabis related bills pending in Congress. This session will highlight the importance of establishing a federal regulatory regime and why cannabis reform must start with de-scheduling. Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cannabis and Women’s Health Panel

This multidisciplinary panel discussion will focus on Cannabis and Women's Health. Hear from a  clinical pharmacologist who provides clinical cannabis education; a physician who provides care to patients using cannabis; a cannabis researcher who is currently involved in content analysis… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Cannabis laws in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut 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… Read More >

Day:Friday, October 2
Time:3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 3

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Workshops – Cannabinoid Medicine Studies endorsed by Cannabinoid Industry Association (separate fee required)

CBD and Cannabinoid professionals committed to advancing the quality of the product and education of the industry bring you certified courses on a myriad of topics.  See Thursday and Friday workshops for additional sessions.              … Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Award for Best Actor: The Cannabis Industry’s Leading Role in Protecting the Environment

It's time for the cannabis industry to step up and be responsible leaders in environmental sustainability. Whether by adopting voluntary best practices in-house, lobbying state lawmakers and regulators to adopt and enforce protective policies, or by creating the next generation of energy… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Branding & Influencer Marketing in the Cannabis Space

Attend this energetic panel discussion of professionals from mainstream and cannabis marketing. They will discuss how to maximize promoting your cannabis brand and how to increase brand awareness using influencers, brand-ambassadorship, digital platforms, affiliations, grass roots and traditional marketing methods.… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:12:30 pm - 1:20 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.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to weed out… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

The Media Crisis: Planning for and then Rebuilding Consumer and Investor Confidence

Does your company or business have a crisis communication plan? It's too late when the news breaks, Paving the way in a new space, cannabis professionals are learning the ropes and can be blindsided when a crisis occurs. This was… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:1:35 pm - 2:25 pm

The CBD and Cannabinoid Entrepreneur: Steps and Tips to Success

The potential of the CBD industry has prompted many people to ask how to start a CBD business. The industry is not without its challenges, especially surrounding the evolving legal landscape, but the opportunity is significant all the same. If… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:1:35 pm - 2:25 pm

Sex & Cannabis Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage

Among a growing body of research into the therapeutic benefits of marijuana, one of the most intriguing is the intersection between sex and cannabis, which can evoke very different responses and experiences among individual users. Scientists at Project CBD reported… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:1:35 pm - 2:25 pm
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Post Traumatic Growth: Growing through Trauma

Each year, millions of people become sick, injured, or traumatized. Many find the will to survive during and after trauma. Cannabis can help. Trauma survivors may be faced with life-long mental, physical, and financial challenges. Post-Traumatic Growth explores the positive… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:1:35 pm - 2:25 pm

The Importance of Consumer & Professional Education in the Cannabis Industry

Any professional in the cannabis industry will say that cannabis time is best measured in dogs years because one year is equivalent to seven in many other industries. Technology is changing drastically and quickly in the cannabis space, which makes… Read More >

Day:Saturday, October 3
Time:2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

Topics, speakers and times may change without notice.