2020 Boston Keynote /
Headline Speakers

Check back June 2020

Looking back at 2019

The Dominos Are Falling: An Industry Update

As the cannabis industry crosses the Mississippi, establishing a more consolidated and regulated business landscape, and CBD is popping up in large retail chains across the country, it’s hard to keep up with everything. Get a complete overview of the… Read More >

Presented By: Kay Tamillow, Research Director, Brightfield Group
Date:Thursday, October 24
Time:11:10 am - 11:30 am
Room Number:Main Stage

CultivatED: Advancing Equity in the Cannabis Industry

Announcing the nation’s first public-private jail-to-jobs fellowship program by and for the cannabis industry, solely focused on educating, empowering, and employing individuals disproportionately impacted by the failed war on drugs. Come hear how CultivatED will serve as a model for… Read More >

Presented By: David Torrisi, Executive Director, Commonwealth Dispensary Association; Chynah Tyler, Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives; Dr. Valerie Roberson, President, Roxbury Community College; Dr. Tom Sannicandro, Director, Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges
Date:Thursday, October 24
Time:11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room Number:Main Stage
Presented By: James Smith, Esq., Founding Partner, Smith, Costello & Crawford; George Donnelly, Former Editor, Boston Business Journal; President, Boston Economy Partners
Date:Thursday, October 24
Time:1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Room Number:Main Stage
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KEYNOTE: Is Consumer-Friendly Cannabis Policy Possible?

Not long ago, there was no "medicinal cannabis" or "recreational cannabis," there was just "marijuana," and if you grew, sold it, or possessed it, you were committing a crime. Starting with Proposition 215 in 1996, we have seen a social… Read More >

Presented By: Dr. Keith Saunders, PhD PhD, Sociologist; Board of Director, NORML
Date:Friday, October 25
Time:12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Room Number:Main Stage

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