We'll explore Public Markets, and delve into differences between exchanges and advantages relative to private vehicles, for those entrepreneurs considering a go-public strategy, acquisition, or raise from a PubCo. Our panel will feature CEOs from firms with an aggregate market cap north of $1B, who will be sharing their companies' investment strategies, including North American and International opportunities in Cannabis.
Smell The Truth, Publisher
Wheaton Income, Executive VP of Strategy
Cannabis Royalties & Holding Corporation
10:45 AM Private Equity, VCs, Angels
Private investment has led the way in funding our Industry to this point. Our esteemed panel of Industry financiers will discuss the challenges and nuances of identifying the hottest verticals, and most sought after concepts and companies to invest in.
Mary Patton, Moderator
Cannabis Industry Consultant
The HandPicked Company
Casa Verde Capital
11:30 AM Building a Cannabis Brand For the Modern Consumer
PRØHBTD Media is a leading video production, branding and content marketing studio for the cannabis industry. More than 100 brands trust the company to help them build their brands and connect with consumers online and off. CEO and founder Drake Sutton-Shearer will take you through a fun and informative journey on cannabis brand building and what it means to be a modern day brand.
12:00 PM Investing in California Cultivation
Featuring DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill, Bhang Chocolate's Jamie Pearson, and Paul King from Duard Ventures. California, the sixth-largest economy in the world (and growing), goes recreational in a month, establishing the most lucrative marijuana market in the world. Of course, cannabis commerce needs cultivators to succeed and such a huge market presents big opportunities for growers. Our panel will cover the ins and outs of commercially cultivating cannabis in the Golden State, providing first-hand experience, sharing some real-world anecdotes and even busting a few myths in the process. The details matter, so the panel will break down the numbers, methods and differences between different types of grows and will even give insight into getting the proper types of investors and investment deals for your operation. DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill will be on stage to discuss his experience within the cannabis culture and his marijuana business ventures, as well as take questions from attendees.
Bhang Chocolates, Director of Operations
12:45 PM BREAK
Conference Resumes at 1:45 PM
1:45 PM Understanding Legal Tools: The Key to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes
Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why, and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction. Our course is both engaging and easy to understand. When completed, attendees will have an understanding of the proper use of legal tools, and will have an organized approach to taking effective action.
2:30 PM Intellectual Property and Cannabis Brands
Our panel of distinguished industry legal minds and brand builders will assess how continued social acceptance of cannabis and the industries rising profile and lucrative bottom line is driving brand licensing deals and their relative success. Panelists will also examine and weigh in on the legal ramifications of such deals, and cannabis IP in general, given the murky protections and enforcement associated with our Industry.
Starbucks, In-House Counsel
Swider | Haver
Event Moderator and Podcast Host
3:15 PM Strategic Partnerships: A Key to Survive and Thrive
Specialization is a major factor attracting capital and helping grow the Cannabis sector at hyper-speed. As businesses scale, focused models will be a necessity from both economic and regulatory perspectives, allowing companies to position and embed into the Industry value chain alongside other 'specialists'. Our panel of Industry experts will discuss strategy in identifying synergies in prospective strategic partners and offer their insights related to making these significant decisions which can be a determining factor in the survival and ultimate success of your business.
Tahoe Wellness Cooperative
Rachel Kurtz, Moderator
4:00 PM Clean Cultivation & Genetics
With ever-tightening regulations and oversight related to Cultivation, our panel of elite Industry scientists and growers will discuss topics ranging from regenerative farming and breeding, to organic pesticides and microbial screening methods as they relate to more stringent and evolving testing requirements.
Double Clef Management
Darryl Hudson, Moderator
International Cannabis Consultant
4:45 PM ICBC Lifetime Achievement Award for Cannabis Awareness presented to Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal, known in the cannabis community as ``the Guru of Ganja`` has been a leading advocate for ending cannabis prohibition and has shared his expert growing tips to cultivators of all levels for decades. A founder of High Times, his ``Ask Ed`` column was the go-to source for cannabis cultivation knowledge. Now, Ed's books continue to spread his vast knowledge of growing techniques, with more than a million books sold. Students at Oaksterdam University can get first-hand lessons from the guru. In addition to his experience growing cannabis, Rosenthal has been a no-holds barred activist, working to bring cannabis cultivation and use out of the shadows and into the mainstream. His federal trial in 2003 helped public opinion in favor of state medical laws with the disclosure that the jury was not allowed to hear that he was deputized by the City of Oakland to provide marijuana for patients. Rosenthal continues to use his voice to fight for the rights of the cannabis community across the nation and the world. We are proud to give a well-deserved lifetime achievement award to the Guru of Ganja for his unabashed activism over the course of four decades.
Guru of Ganja
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