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Friday Schedule

CALIFORNIA CANNABIS BUSINESS EXPO

The Friday Night Bash is sponsored by XIT Packaging and Weedmaps.

Day 1
04 Mar 2016

The Next Investments: Where New Markets Are Opening in 2016

Everybody and their mother wants to invest in the Green Rush. Few know how to do it wisely. Bruce Barcott, Deputy Editor of Leafly, chronicled the early winners and losers...
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Bruce Barcott

Social Mood and Its Affect on Marijuana Policy

Just ten years ago, who would have imagined that by 2016 some form of medical cannabis would be legal in the majority of U.S. states, recreational pot would be legal in...
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Matt Lampert

Medical Marijuana Policy: Patients, Doctors, & Caregivers

The evolution of medical marijuana programs across the country continues to pit politics and bureaucracy against our traditional notion of healthcare delivery.  Patients across the country face a variety of...
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Bob Morgan

Mitigate Your Business Risk through Advocacy

Today’s commercial cannabis industry traces its roots to the social justice reform “movement” historically motivated by the goal of expanding personal freedom and correcting the injustices brought about by marijuana...
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Dale Sky Jones

Life after legalization, here comes the FDA. Friend of Foe?

Can you predict which way FDA will treat the companies and products you care about?  If not, come find out how from someone did that with his own start-ups that...
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Stephen Goldner

When The Grows Meet The Pros

Challenges, barriers and benefits of partnerships between the industry and traditional investors. As the burgeoning cannabis industry continues to expand we are seeing unexpected partnerships emerge. Long time cannabis industry...
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Amy Margolis
10:30 - 12:00

Brunch Served In Expo Center Grand Ballrooms A & B

Cannabis Packaging – Why you should care

David Weidenbach is passionate about packaging in the cannabis space and he want you to be as well. Weidenbach is CEO of Presley Holdings – XIT Packaging, Collective Supply, Elevated...
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David Weidenbach

KEYNOTE: New California Regulations – Overview

California’s newly enacted Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) will allow businesses to operate as FOR PROFIT businesses when it goes into effect on January 1st, 2016.  Estimates sizing...
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Assemblyman Rob Bonta

How the Industry Views MMRSA – California Cannabis Industry Association

After almost 20 years, the California State Legislature reached a historic agreement on a comprehensive framework for the regulation and licensure of medical cannabis and medical cannabis products in California...
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Amy Jenkins

The Colorado Story

Ean Seeb, current chair for the National Cannabis Industry Association, provides insight on what it was like for dispensary owners in Colorado as the state went through the process of...
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Ean Seeb

Cannabinoid research – The future of medicinal cannabis

The cannabis industry is at a crossroads. A clear bright line delineation is being formed between the existing therapeutic/recreational markets of today and the truly scientific medicinal market of tomorrow....
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Rob Hunt
15:00 - 15:30

Break

Crowd Funding and Cannabis

In today’s regulatory environment, there has been a lot of buzz about “crowdfunding” and its use by companies in capital raising; however, what many industry participants refer to as crowdfunding...
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Gina Austin ESQ

Canna Pitch

Attendees will experience the first pitch event in the industry focused on the hottest and fastest growing companies in cannabis as they begin their journey towards the ultimate prize – a...
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Rob Hunt
Dooma Wendschuh
Dooma Wendschuh
Ramie Tritt
Frederick Gross
Chris Bunka
Daniel Yazbeck

Dinner Break

Enjoy dinner with your friends, clients and customers in the hotel or nearby restaurant – make sure to get back for the after party starting featuring guest appearances with Julian...
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Marijuana Policy Project Reception

MPP, which was founded in January 1995, is the largest organization in the U.S. that’s focused solely on ending marijuana prohibition. MPP’s mission is to change federal law to...
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19:30 - ????

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY House of Floyd & Led ZepAgain