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February 13-14, 2016

tommy chong
celebrity interview

debby goldsberry
magnolia wellness

philippe lucas
tilray b.c.

Andrew sullivan
keynote speech

u.s. congressman
earl blumenauer

U.S. congressman
dana rohrabacher

ed rosenthal
cannabis guru

raul del pino
spannabis

ngaio bealum
emcee

dale sky jones
oaksterdam

Arjan roskam
strain hunters

DR. JOYCELYN ELDERS
former u.s. surgeon general

Speaker schedule

the official program of the 2016 international cannabis business conference

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016

9:30 am

keynote

speech

10:30 am

CONGRESSIONAL
PANEL

11:30 am

california

regulations

12:30 pm

break

2:00 pm

legalization

in california

3:00 pm

OREGON &
COLORADO

3:45 pm

CANADA
UPDATE

4:20 pm

tommy chong
interview

Dr. Elders, the first African American woman Surgeon General, has been a pioneer on drug policy, supporting sensible reform decades ago. Her life story is inspirational and shows that good ideas and policies will eventually flourish. As Surgeon General, Elders quickly demonstrated that she was ahead of her time, advocating that the United States study the ramifications of the Drug War in 1993. In 2010, Elders was an outspoken proponent of legalizing and regulating cannabis, stating, “I think we consume far more dangerous drugs that are legal: cigarette smoking, nicotine and alcohol. I feel they cause much more devastating effects physically. We need to lift the prohibition on marijuana.” Her efforts have paved the way for the current U.S. Surgeon General to call for a review of federal drug policies.

FORMER U.S. SURGEON GENERAL JOYCELYN ELDERS

U.S. Republican Congressman Dana Rorabacher and U.S. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer join forces in the fight to end marijuana prohibition. Hear from both sides of the political spectrum as these two influential Congressmen discuss the last steps needed to be taken for full legalization of marijuana in California and beyond.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN
DANA ROHRABACHER

U.S. CONGRESSMAN
EARL BLUMENAUER

Get actionable information on what to expect next from the Legislature, and important insight into how Cities and Counties are reacting in light of the MMRSA becoming law.  Based on upcoming local and state actions, we will discuss how operators, both existing and permitted, as well as "existing" (production, processing and cultivation) businesses can prepare for next steps and stay ahead of the game. If you are the new kid on the block, learn what can you do to establish yourself.

Understand how to mitigate your risk within the rapidly changing regulatory environment with a panel of carefully selected thought-leaders and influencers who can help you uncover countless opportunities.

ROB BONTA
CA ASSEMBLY MEMBER

NICOLE HOWELL NEUBERT
CA BUSINESS ATTORNEY

DAVID MCPHERSON
MUNICIPAL EXPERT

MODERATED BY DALE SKY JONES
OAKSTERDAM UNIVERSITY

California has long been a leader in cannabis commerce, starting the United State's medical marijuana revolution when passing Prop 215 in 1996. Change is on the horizon after the California Assembly recently passed statewide commercial regulations for the first time. These new laws will bring both economic opportunities and regulatory hurdles to the industry. These same hurdles and opportunities will be even more evident if the state moves forward with the full legalization of cannabis in 2016 (or in future years). Our experts will provide details into what the Golden State can expect if and when the state moves forward with legalization for all adults.

MODERATED BY DEBBY GOLDSBERRY
MAGNOLIA WELLNESS

CHRIS CONRAD
AUTHOR

AMANDA REIMAN
OAKSTERDAM UNIVERISITY

SUNSHINE LENCHO

Total marijuana sales  in Colorado reached nearly $700 million in 2014 and generated approximately $76 million for the state coffers, far exceeding the revenue generated by alcohol sales.

Oregon became the third state to start legalize regulated cannabis sales to adults on October 1, 2015, and the results have been positive. Following the successful passage of Measure 91, which garnered just over 56% of the vote in 2014, the Oregon Legislature voted to allow existing medical dispensaries to sell cannabis flower to all adults. One industry group estimated nearly $11 million in sales in the first week alone.

NEAL LEVINE
LIVWELL COLORADO

ANTHONY JOHNSON
NEW APPROACH OREGON

ROBERT GRAHAM
EVERGREEN LAW GROUP

Cannabis law reformers in Canada, and across the globe, rallied behind the election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party in the most recent parliamentary elections. The Liberal Party made history by including cannabis legalization as part of the political party's platform. Supporters rejoiced when the Liberal Party won an overwhelming victory at the ballot box, hopeful that progress in Canada would benefit not only the Canadian cannabis community, but also the movement across the globe.

PHILIPPE LUCAS
TILRAY B.C.

The legendary stoner known best for his comedy act Cheech & Chong and string of movies beginning with "Up in Smoke" in 1978 will sit down with CelebStoner publisher and Freedom Leaf editor-in-chief Steve Bloom for a lively discussion about his life and career.

INTERVIEW BY STEVE BLOOM
FREEDOM LEAF MAGAZINE

SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016

9:30 am

keynote

speech

10:30 am

EMERGING LEGAL ISSUES
AND 280E UPDATE

11:30 am

How to pitch
your cannabiz

12:30 pm

break

2:00 pm

cannabis around
the world

3:30 pm

entrepreneur
panel

An Oxford graduate who received his PhD from Harvard, Sullivan has written extensively on a wide range of topics, including civil liberties, human rights, and the future of media. Sullivan is a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Shareholder disputes, acquisitions and other pertinent issues, plus an update on never ending 280E issues.

HENRY WYKOWSKI
PROMINENT CANNABIS ATTORNEY

The cannabis industry is expanding fast. Entrepreneurs need funds to create and expand their visions, and investors are looking for projects that make sense. Learn what investors expect from a winning funding pitch, and how to drive home the key points without distraction.

BEN LARSON
GATEWAY

TROY DAYTON
ARCVIEW GROUP

EVAN HOROWITZ
WEEDCLUB

JESSICA BILLINGSLEY
MJ FREEWAY

The Embarcadero in San Francisco offers many points of interest for food and drink.

Europe is watching the United States closely with regard to its rapidly changing cannabis policies. Amsterdam, the once go-to place in the world for cannabis tourism, is now dwarfed by the respective bastions that make up the liberalized cannabis states. That being said, markets such as Spain are taking off, and laws are being liberalized all over the EU. Get the low-down from our European experts on what is going on across the pond.

RAUL DEL PINO

SPANNABIS

MODERATED BY

TODD MCCORMICK
AUTHOR

ARJAN ROSKAM

STRAIN HUNTERS

LUKAS BEHAL

CANNAFEST PRAGUE

The cannabis industry and community is filled with hard workers and visionaries that have succeeded for a variety of reasons. Some success stories are specific to the cannabis industry while other entrepreneurs  have flourished because of lessons learned from other industries. Taking your cannabis business from your vision to reality can take both common sense and creativity. Our panel of entrepreneurs has succeeded for a variety of reasons and will share tips of their trade before answering questions from attendees. Regardless of your cannabis-specific or ancillary business, you will learn important tools on how to start or grow your business.

ZETA CETI
GREEN RUSH
CONSULTING

DAVID HUA
MEADOW

ANDREA UNSWORTH

SATURDAY NIGHT VIP PARTY

THIS EVENT IS FREE for icbc ticket holders!

Presents

del tha funky homosapien

The 2016 ICBC in San Francisco is proud to announce an exclusive performance by Del tha Funky Homosapien, with special appearances by Andrew Sullivan, Tommy Chong, and Ed Rosenthal at Pier 23, Saturday, February 13th from 8pm – 1 am. This event is free for ICBC ticket holders.

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY ANDREW SULLIVAN, TOMMY CHONG, and ED ROSENTHAL

Pier 23 Cafe
(415) 362-5125

ROCKER T

Also performing wil be Rocker T, who brings an eclectic musical style that blends, among other sounds, Dancehall, Reggae and Hip Hop. This has led him to become an underground sensation and a crowd favorite wherever he performs. His high energy performances spread a message of love and the need for all of us to be free.

sunday-only tickets $300

for more information or to purchase tickets by phone

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friday night vip reception

this event is at the hyatt regency, in the waterfront room, from 6 pm - 8 pm

Presented By

Kick off the weekend with the special VIP event at the 2016 ICBC in San Francisco by making the connections you need, in a relaxed and lively environment.

With catered food and a full bar, this is a way for you to make the most of your ICBC experience. Admission $250.

WITH JOYCELYN ELDERS & Andrew sullivan

The 2015 ICBC VIP Reception was a great way to kick off the conference.

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