The State of Cannabis COVID 19 Emergency Virtual Conference

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The CA cannabis industry has been in crisis mode for years. There is a silver lining with this outbreak. Join this meeting of the minds.

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This outbreak has changed everything and everyone but maybe it doesn't have to be all bad. The California Cannabis Industry has been a Pot Mess for many years. Maybe we can now turn this ship around. We've decided to do a virtual conference ASAP to bring great minds together to discuss the new challenges the outbreak is adding to the industry, but more importantly find ways to fix what is broken with new tools that this pandemic is affording us.

Most importantly, SF and other cities are declaring that cannabis retail is an essential service and deserves to not apply to the "shelter in place" orders that many local jurisdictions are declaring. If we effectively make that argument to local elected officials that have commercial bans, they may see the compassionate and economic benefits to opening up their cities and counties.

The conference is April 1, 2020 from 9 AM to 5:15 PM. It will be hosted virtually and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, fill out surveys, get inspired, hear from experts, and network with your peers.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM “State of the State”

Rob Bonta CA Assemblymember, Jerred Kiloh Founder UCBA, Hirsh Jain Caliva Government Relations, Regulator TBD, Elected Official TBD

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM. “Is Cannabis Recession-Proof?”

Roy Bingham Founder BDS Analytics, Matthew Nordgren Founder Arcadian Capital Partners, Troy Dayton Co-Founder ArcView Group

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. “Medical Cannabis as an Essential Service”

Rafael Mandelman SF Supervisor, Mara Gordon Founder Aunt Zelda’s, Lauren Mendelsohn Attorney, Christina DiArcangelo CEO Affinity Bio Partners

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM “COVID 19 Crisis Management”

Lezli Engelking Founder Focus Standards, Omar Figueroa Attorney, Jeanine Moss Owner JMossCo, Elected Official TBD

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. “Rethinking Work”

Dennis O’Malley CEO Caliva, Dawn Knepper Attorney Buchalter, Grant Palmer Dispensary Owner

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM. “Capitalizing on New Opportunities”

Amanda Reiman VP Community Dev. Flow Kana, Autumn Shelton Owner Autumn Brands, Investor TBD, Elected Official TBD

4:20 PM Smoke Sesh

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