We have a full schedule for you at this crucial one-day cannabis event, and we recommend arriving early to secure a good seat!

9:00 AM Keynote with Henry Rollins

“Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.

9:45 AM California Regulations and Licensing

Over the last few years California has seen a tidal wave of policy change related to commercial cannabis activity, culminating with the historic November election. This panel will feature several speakers from the state regulatory agencies tasked with regulating and licensing cannabis businesses in California. This panel will deliver up-to-date and accurate information regarding the status of forthcoming state regulations and licenses across all facets of the industry.

10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Distribution Models and License Types

A hot topic among all consumer brands and manufactures, our panelists include a diversity of distribution models including agricultural cooperatives, independent distributors, online wholesale marketplace platforms, aggregation and processing centers, transportation and security providers. The panel will provide a comprehensive analysis of license types and distribution models conducive to all types and sizes of operators and their needs.

12:00 PM Break
1:00 PM Testing Regulations and Standards—The Backbone

All legalized states have mandated strict testing standards. Whether you are a grower, processor or dispensary, adhering to state testing regulations will be paramount in bringing your product to market. Our panel will discuss California compliance standards for cannabis testing and clean, sustainable practices for cultivation and extraction.

2:00 PM Public Markets Financing and Cannabis Stocks

With investor interest in Cannabis at an all time high, our panel focusing on public cannabis companies will highlight issues faced by investors looking to invest domestically, as well as opportunities on more regulated exchanges in Canada. We will also examine go-public strategies and pros and cons of specific Exchanges for companies considering a public market financing strategy. Our panel will include analysts along with COEs of cannabis pub-cos.

3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Consumer Tech and Branding

Cannabis has gone mainstream, which means ratcheting up innovation and focusing on brand are crucial factors for success. Our panel features cannabis industry disrupters along with media professionals from fortune 500 companies, discussing the new competitive paradigm, including a focus on recreational consumers.

4:15 PM Celebrity Interview

John Salley, the first player to win championships with three different NBA teams, speaks about one of his favorite topics, cannabis.