2018 Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, Sep 26
Thursday, Sep 27
Friday, Sep 28
Saturday, Sep 29
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Open a Cannabis Business

Quickly identify the national opportunities, legislative parameters, associated risks, business models, regulations and steps necessary to open a cannabis business. This class will teach you how to be a viable competitor in the licensing process using specific steps and proven… Read More >

Date:Wednesday September 26, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Advanced Cannabis Investment Workshop

New Frontier Data presents this exciting workshop featuring some of the brightest minds and thought leaders in the cannabis industry. Topics covered will include investment trends, risks, and opportunities; raising capital in the private market; raising capital in the public market;… Read More >

Welcome Address

Presented By: Christine Ianuzzi
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:15 am
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Industry Update – The Impending End of Prohibition: What It Means for Investment and Business

Presented By: Troy Dayton
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:9:15 am - 10:00 am
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Opening Keynote

Presented By: Steve DeAngelo
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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California State Policies

California’s original medical marijuana law is the oldest in the nation, but its regulatory framework has lagged behind other states, leading to a robust grey and illicit market that continues to this day. Attendees will hear how California’s marijuana laws… Read More >

Presented By: Karen O’Keefe
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Hacking Diabetes and Metabolic Disease with CBD

More than 10% of the US population has diabetes leading to serious complications like heart, kidney and brain diseases. CBD has the ability to help control and prevent complications from this condition and associated metabolic disorders like fatty liver. CBD… Read More >

Presented By: Dr. Philip Blair
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions

As the cannabis industry continues to gain credibility the pace of merger and acquisition activity in the sector continues to accelerate.  Acquiring a company in the cannabis sector, however, requires not only an expert focus on the usual requirements of… Read More >

Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Cannabis Retailing: Beyond the Basics

Marijuana Retail Report will provide workshop attendees with in-depth, actionable content that will help them generate more business in their stores through new and valuable insights from experts in the industry.  Some of the topics covered will include: Great vs… Read More >

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Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Cannabis and the Capital Markets

The intersection of cannabis and the capital markets are evolving faster than nearly anyone has expected.  More and more companies going public in the U.S. and in Canada – and not necessarily by traditional means.  RTOs, SPACs, Traditional IPOs…we’ll tackle… Read More >

Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Hiring in the Cannabis Industry

Recruiting and retaining top talent will be the differentiating factor between good cannabis companies and great cannabis companies. This talk goes through strategies for building a hiring plan, sourcing and interviewing candidates, creating competitive industry compensation packages, and retaining talent.  Read More >

Presented By: Karson Humiston
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Investing in Ancillary Companies

With the global cannabis market estimated to be worth $7.7 billion, it’s no surprise that a range of ancillary industries are developing alongside it at a rapid pace. With the U.S. market poised for growth, we can expect to see the… Read More >

Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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After the Farm Bill

Join Geoff Whaling, Chairman of the National Hemp Association, and Erica McBride, Executive Director of NHA, to explore what the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill means for the hemp industry. These leading experts who have been given a seat… Read More >

Presented By: Geoff Whaling, Erica McBride
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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The Next Generation of Cannabis Plants

Cannabis breeding is nearly a century behind the rest of agriculture. Now the cannabis plant is on the verge of a major transformation driven by modern breeding tools such as quantitative genetics, marker-assisted selection, and genomic selection. In the next… Read More >

Presented By: Mowgli Holmes
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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California is the New Capital of Cannabis: Will Raising Capital Become Easier?

The panel will discuss the fundraising environment in the US with a dive into public, private, ancillary, plant-touching, and technology sectors.  The panel will discuss trends and emerging dynamics.  The panel will also look at the future of fundraising for… Read More >

Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: The Reality of the Cannabis Industry in 2018

This talk will cover the past, present, and future of the legalized cannabis industry by pulling back the curtains and taking a peek into where the industry has progressed, where there's been a decline, and the necessary steps the industry needs to take… Read More >

Presented By: Avis Bulbulyan
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Pharmaceutical Research

With the FDA’s approval of the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical drug, we are starting to see the various pharmaceutical research being done in cannabis tackle many different indications. With each company tackling different indications, delivery methods, and demographics, it is important… Read More >

Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Scaling Up Your Cannabis Company

This panel will discuss piloting a new product and opening in your first market, establishing operational structure around how the team does business, maintaining consistency across markets with new Limited Partners and raising capital, and learnings on running a distributed national organization… Read More >

Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Cannabis in Canada

Join Canadian Cannabis subject matter expert Michael Elkin for a discussion on the current Canadian cannabis space. Hear him talk about bridging the gap between borders and the cannabis business. With 5 years of global cannabis regulatory experience, Michael has… Read More >

Presented By: Michael Elkin
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Cannabis Investment Due Diligence Essentials (and Expensive Mistakes to Avoid)

This session will dive into an essential element for successful investing in any industry, but especially in cannabis - due diligence. Learn the core due diligence framework and why it's essential for any investor to "do the work" before writing… Read More >

Presented By: John Downs
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Cannabis’ Next Frontier: Key Trends that Will Shape the Industry’s Future

   Join John Kagia to receive insights on:        • The current landscape of the cannabis industry – and where it’s headed in the future.        • Opportunities for disruptive technologies and innovation that will transform the industry        •… Read More >

Presented By: John Kagia
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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CTE and Cannabis

We're all accountable for our actions, emotions and personal growth. In this session, Jared Odrick, former NFL defensive lineman, will share his personal experience as an athlete transitioning out of the game, and the role cannabis has played in supporting… Read More >

Presented By: Jared Odrick
Date:Thursday September 27, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Laboratory Testing in California

As of July 1st, only lab-tested products may be sold in California cannabis dispensaries which have led to a supply shortage, a backlog for labs, and long turnaround times for tests. This panel of lab certifiers, laboratory specialists, and scientists… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Issues and Opportunities in the Cannabis Supply Chain: Strategies and Actions to Improve Your Bottom Line

Join Beau Whitney to gain insight into the cannabis supply chain, a multi-billion dollar industry. This session will explore: Key challenges in the supply chain process   The future of automation and indicator development Opportunities to maximize revenues, flush out… Read More >

Presented By: Beau Whitney
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Creative Ways to Push Through Marketing Restrictions

We all know that cannabis marketing is highly regulated. Cannabis marketing expert, Olivia Mannix, discusses tips and tricks to avoid marketing and branding mistakes as well as the most productive methods for ROI. In this session, Olivia will discuss marketing laws and… Read More >

Presented By: Olivia Mannix
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Cannabis Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

This panel will explore the prospect of cannabis banking services for California cannabis businesses. It will include a discussion of new laws and regulations being proposed in California, as well as a discussion of what’s going on in other states… Read More >

Presented By: Tom Zuber, Fiona Ma
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Regulation: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

At this plenary panel, “Regulation: Where We Were, Where We are, and Where We Are Going”, conference attendees will hear directly from the most influential California cannabis regulators Cat Packer, Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation, Los Angeles,… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:10:45 am - 11:30 am
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Insurance for the Cannabis Industry

California is the first state in the nation to get insurance carriers to offer admitted insurance products for the cannabis industry and discuss the coverage options and gaps.  Join insurance experts Jeffrey Rosen, Mike Bush, and Camille Dixon, the head of the California… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Packaging: The Physical Expression of Your Brand

In this session, you will learn from the pros as they discuss navigating the ever-changing regulations, child-resistant packaging requirements and how to make your brand stand out from the crowd at retail while remaining compliant. Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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California Cannabis Infrastructure

California will become the largest legal cannabis markets in the world.  California represents about 1/3 of the North American cannabis market.  Many companies, such as Crop Infrastructure Corp are working to establish greenhouses and other necessary infrastructures to ensure environmental… Read More >

Presented By: Dr. Dariush Adli
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation

The expert panel discussion will cover a variety of topics relating to sustainable cannabis cultivation, including the latest cultivation trends and facility designs tied together with a robust discussion of recent governmental regulations regarding sustainability in today's cannabis industry. Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Cannabis, Women, and High Technology

Presented By: Heidi Arsenault
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Good Neighbors: Scent Control and Cannabis Production

Cannabis scent control has become an increasingly attractive target for regulators. While many of us enjoy the aroma of cannabis, a badly executed scent control plan can set you up for failure and leave you with the stink of defeat.… Read More >

Presented By: Daniel Gustafik
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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The ABC’s of CBD

With a complex legal and regulatory market that’s constantly evolving, navigating the hemp and CBD industries can feel like a maze. Here, we’ll take it back to the basics to discuss what business owners and investors need to know about… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Wellness, Women, and Cannabis

Panel discussion moderated by Maya Elisabeth, CEO of Whoopi & Maya. Cannabis is a woman’s ally!  Explore how the budding female marijuana flower can increase wellness in women while easing many of the discomforts unique to half our population. Cannabis… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Cryptocurrency and Cannabis

Blockchain and cryptocurrency reduces risk while solving the banking issues that currently plague the entire US medical and recreational cannabis industry. By removing the power from the central banks, medical and recreational cannabis facilities are able to transact on the… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Cannabis Inventory Management: Top 10 Best Practices

The session’s purpose is to educate attendees on what seed-to-sale tracking is, why it is important and, most importantly, how to successfully implement a system. The presentation will begin with the current cannabis regulatory landscape and an overview of seed-to-sale… Read More >

Presented By: Pranav Sood
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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The Future Grow Room: How Science is Changing Cultivation Practices

A major shift is taking place in cultivation facilities nationwide. Facilities coming online in 2018 will benefit from new capital entering the market, the completion of more scientific testing and availability of more products than ever before. Alan Lien will… Read More >

Presented By: Alan Lien
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Compliance as a Business Advantage

In an industry where compliance is costly and difficult, the best businesses not only manage these challenges but turn them into a business advantage. Hear some of cannabis's top leaders discuss their approaches to compliance and how they distinguish their businesses in a crowded… Read More >

Presented By: Mara Gordon, Eugene Morgulis
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Customer Retention and Brand Loyalty

Have you ever been to a dispensary and had terrible customer service? Or experienced poor store set up? What about a complicated POS system? This panel of branding and customer service experts will discuss the answers and what stands out… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Precision Dosing: The Knowns and Unknowns

As the human health effects of cannabinoids become more well known and cannabinoid therapy gains broader acceptance many new questions arise. Questions such as, which cannabinoid is best for a specific indication or what is the most efficient form of use or what is… Read More >

Presented By: Jeremy Riggle
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Avoid Shutdown: Navigating California’s State Water Resources Control Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Policy

Chief of the Regional Cannabis Cultivation Regulatory Unit, Eric Lindberg, PG, CHG and Geo-Logic Associates’ Technical Expert, Courtney Barrett, PE, QSIP will provide valuable insight on the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Policy. The State Water Board… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Embracing Risk Management as a Core Value

Your license has been issued and you’re ready to succeed, so don’t let the failure to develop a risk management plan sink your business! Experts from BIC Corporation and Wilson Elser’s Cannabis Law team will address risk management strategies for… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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From Cannabis to Mainstream

The rapid growth of the cannabis market drives innovation and technological advancements for growers and producers. As a result, opportunities emerge for leaders in traditional agricultural industries to contribute their expertise to advance the cannabis cultivation process, while simultaneously using… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Cannabis Pharmacology and the Entourage Effect

For millennia, consuming cannabis was unpredictable and unreliable: a “hit” of marijuana could produce any range of effects, from couchlock to paranoia. But imagine being able to offer a product that provided a predictable and reliable sensation, such as sleep,… Read More >

Presented By: Jon Cooper
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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LA’s Dispensary Chaos

This panel will be discussing the chaos and confusion that has developed in Los Angeles since recreational marijuana has been introduced into California. They will be discussing how compliance has added numerous problems to the mix. It will also delve… Read More >

Presented By: Calvin Frye
Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Secure Your Joint

Are you following best practices when it comes to securing your facility? How is securing cannabis facilities and transporting cannabis different than any other kind of security? Join this panel of security experts as they discuss the challenges in cannabis… Read More >

Date:Friday September 28, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Extraction Methods and Devices

There isn’t a “best way” to extract – it all depends on what you’re looking to make. This informal discussion will be about extraction methods to help attendees decide which is the right extraction method for them. Read More >

Presented By: The Dank Duchess, Jake Didion
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime

In this presentation, attendees will learn about the rise of cybercrime, and how cannabis operators can shield themselves from the worst case scenarios. We’ll go over common attack vectors and discuss risk mitigation strategies business owners can integrate into their… Read More >

Presented By: Eric Schissel, Ford Winslow
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Finding Efficiency and Profitability within the Changing Legal Landscape

This panel will discuss the impacts of the re-adopted emergency regulations specifically, the unification of the Medical and Adult Use production supply chain forecasting potential changes in the permanent regulations.  The ability and limitations on transferability of licenses local versus… Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Financing Your Business with Debt Financing

This panel will include an overview of the types of debt financing available for cannabis companies including lines of credit, factoring, bridge loans, term loans, and mortgages. Todd Sherer will provide examples of recently closed transactions will be reviewed as… Read More >

Presented By: Todd Sherer
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Edible Investments

With new brands popping up daily and legacy brands conducting their first ever layoffs, it can be difficult for investors to know where to put their money. Drawing on her five-year experience as a cannabis entrepreneur, Kim will lay out… Read More >

Presented By: Kim Geraghty
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Automation: When to Pull the Trigger

This session will be a discussion about deciding if one should invest in automation for their MJ business. Jason will dive into the different things that should be considered while making the decision using examples and results from all different… Read More >

Presented By: Jason Stier
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Taking It to the Bank

For decades, cannabis businesses have had to get creative with moving and protecting their finances, including duffle bags full of cash and secret home safes. This panel will explore the issues around cannabis banking, the root of cash in the… Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Defining the New High: Flavor, Function, and Experience

This panel will discuss the evolving tastes and preferences of the cannabis consumer and the types of products, function, and experiences they are seeking, featuring the emerging brands of what we call "Cannabis 3.0." Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Uncharted Territory: Opening up Delivery Markets in California

MAUCRSA is silent on the limits of municipal police power that may be exercised by cities and counties in connection with their authority to “ban the establishment and operation” of licensed cannabis businesses under state law.  While MAUCRSA affirms that… Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Extraction for Terpenes

Mature cannabis markets are trending towards “terpier” products where taste and effect are key selling features.  Products like Terp Sauce, HTFSE, Pure CDT (Cannabis Derived Terpenes), Live Resin, etc. all have one thing in common, they are all rich in… Read More >

Presented By: John MacKay, Randy Reed
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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New Strategies for 280E

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 the… Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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Patent Protection

With the registration of the first plant patent, Ecuadorian Sativa, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has opened the gates on plant patent protection for new and innovative strains. With hundreds of thousands of new patent filings on inventions… Read More >

Presented By: Neil Juneja
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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The Next Big Thing: Water Soluble Cannabinoids

Educational challenges with new form factors of cannabinoid products Explaining benefits to the consumer Breaking expectations of what can / can’t be a cannabinoid product Educating without running afoul of the FDA Advantages of consuming water-soluble cannabinoid products versus traditional… Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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The Secret Sauce: Developing IP and Production Best Practices with the incredibles Kitchen & Extraction Laboratory

incredibles is a top-selling cannabis edibles, extracts and wellness products brand. Founded in 2010 in Colorado, incredibles is known for dosing consistency, ingredient quality, delicious tastes and product innovation. Our incredible reputation was built on the shoulders of two departments;… Read More >

Presented By: Rick Scarpello
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Growing Organic Cannabis

Both the public and government agencies demand pesticide-free, organic cannabis products. At the same time, prices for cannabis are dropping. Learn the easy-to-follow growing system that will satisfy pesticide and health regulations, competitively. The soil food web is what takes… Read More >

Presented By: Jeff Lowenfels
Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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California Deep Dive: An Evolving Cannabis Regulatory Landscape

Nine months after the enactment of Prop 64, we'll evaluate what's going well in California and what isn't, as well as an analysis of predictions that California's adult use market would quickly eclipse states like Colorado, Washington, and Nevada. This… Read More >

Date:Saturday September 29, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CWCBExpo Los Angeles Agenda

Wednesday, Sept 26
Thursday, Sept 27
Friday, Sept 28
Saturday, Sept 29

Exhibitor Hours

8:00am - 6:00pm

Freight and Exhibitor Move In

Show Floor Hours

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Workshops Only

Conference Hours

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Workshops Only

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Show Floor Hours

11:00am - 5:00pm

All Exhibits Open

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

Keynote and Conference Sessions

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Show Floor Hours

11:00am - 5:00pm

All Exhibits Open

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

Keynote and Conference Sessions

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Show Floor Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

All Exhibits Open

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 3:00pm

Conference Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

Keynote, Conference Sessions, and Workshops

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 3:00pm

Exhibitor Move-Out

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Freight and Exhibitor Move-Out

Children under the age of 18 are NOT permitted on the show floor at any time.

Solicitations and consumption of THC products are strictly prohibited.

No refunds will be granted under any circumstances.