Keynote Speakers

Chris Walsh

Vice President, Editorial & Strategic Development, Marijuana Business Daily

Chris served as the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the…

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Kevin O’Leary

Chairman of OShares ETFs & Shark Tank Investor

CEO. Venture capitalist. Wall Street visionary. Serial entrepreneur. Author. Teacher. Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a Shark Tank’s “Mr. Wonderful” has earned international…

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Jesce Horton

CEO, Saints Cannabis

Jesce founded the Oregon cannabis cultivation company Panacea Valley Gardens in 2014 and co-founded the Panacea dispensary. In 2016, he…

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Featured Speakers

Charles Bachtell

CEO & Founder, Cresco Labs

Charles co-founded Cresco Labs in 2015 in Illinois, a medical cannabis operator now in six states. In addition to overseeing…

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Sara Batterby

Principal, The Batterby Group

Sara recently founded The Batterby Group and works with clients in the cannabis industry that seek access to capital for…

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Michael Bronstein

Executive Director, American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp

Michael co-founded Bronstein & Weaver – a political consulting and lobbying firm – in 2006 and has worked with cannabis…

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Erica Dhawan

CEO & Founder, Cotential

Erica founded New York-based Cotential, a global consulting firm, in 2012. Through Cotential, she teaches business leaders innovative strategies that…

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Nic Easley

CEO, 3C Consulting

As the head of 3C, Nic has helped hundreds of clients in 21 states and 7 countries design, start up,…

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Trina Fraser

Partner, Brazeau Seller Law

Trina is the co-managing partner at Brazeau Seller Law in Ontario where her expertise is in cannabis law. In addition…

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Elyse Gordon

Co-owner, Better Baked

Elyse co-founded Better Baked in 2010, a medical and recreational infused products company in Colorado with products that include edibles,…

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Rhory Gould

CEO & Founder, Arborside

  Rhory founded ArborSide Compassion in 2011, a marijuana provisioning center based in Michigan. He has led his team to…

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Scott L. Greiper

President, Viridian Capital Advisors

Scott founded in 2014 New York-based Viridian Capital Advisors, a financial and strategic advisory firm that provides services to emerging…

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Aviv Hadar

Co-founder, Oregrown

Aviv co-founded in 2013 Oregrown, an Oregon-based farm-to-table cannabis company that grows indoor cannabis and processes extracts. He is primarily…

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Pete Kadens

CEO, Green Thumb Industries

Pete is the CEO of Green Thumb Industries, which has raised over $70 million dollars and has 19 cannabis cultivation…

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Matt Karnes

Founder, Greenwave Advisors

Matt founded GreenWave Advisors in 2014, a New York-based comprehensive research and financial analysis company in the cannabis sector. He…

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Tripp Keber

Chairman, Dixie Brands

In December 2017 Tripp stepped down as CEO of Dixie Bands to assume the role of managing director of business…

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Kris Krane

President, 4Front Ventures

Kris co-founded 4Front Ventures in Massachusetts in 2011 to identify potential strategic partners and investment targets in the cannabis industry.…

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Jim Makoso

Vice President & Co-founder, Lucid Lab Group

Jim co-founded Seattle-based Lucid Labs in 2015 to provide equipment design solutions and consumer brand licensing through partnerships in Washington,…

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Maureen McNamara

Chief Facilitator & Founder, Cannabis Trainers

Maureen founded in 2014 Cannabis Trainers, which provides professional training solutions for the cannabis industry coast to coast. She is…

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Joel Milton

CEO & Co-founder, Baker Technologies

Joel founded Baker Technologies in 2014, a leading CRM platform in the U.S. and Canada. He has led Baker from…

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Melanie Nash

Director of Operations, Dark Heart Industries

Melanie is the director of operations at Dark Heart Nursery in California, specializing in cultivating high quality clones for cannabis…

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Amanda Ostrowitz

CEO & Co-founder, CannaRegs

Amanda co-founded in 2014 Denver-based CannaRegs, which aggregates cannabis-related rules and regulations from local, state and federal sources and provides…

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Amanda Reiman, PhD

Vice President of Community Relations, Flow Kana

Amanda oversees community outreach and social responsibility programs for Flow Kana, a California-based branded distribution company that works exclusively with…

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Kim Rivers

CEO, Trulieve

Kim is the CEO of Trulieve, the first fully-licensed, vertically-integrated medical cannabis company in Florida. Trulieve now has 13 dispensaries…

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