Keynote Speaker

Dia Simms

Brand Builder & Entrepreneur, Former CEO and President , BRN Group, Combs Enterprises

An award-winning entrepreneur, Dia Simms’ latest venture, BRN Group, is a New York-based cannabis tech company that focuses on building…

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Featured Speakers

Lisa Buffo

Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association

Lisa Buffo is an entrepreneur and marketer with a passion for launching companies with experience in both the cannabis and…

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Virgil Grant

Founder & CEO, California Cannabis West Coast

Virgil is a longtime pioneer of the legal cannabis industry for over two decades, as a medical cannabis dispensary owner,…

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Arnaud Dumas de Rauly

Co-founder & CEO, The Blinc Group

Arnaud is currently the Co-founder and CEO of The Blinc Group, a company founded to innovate, manufacture and distribute safe,…

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Daniel Stein

CEO, Essential Good

Daniel’s love of pushing the boundaries of advertising led him to the cannabis space in 2014, with the notion that…

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Steve Allan

President, Caliva

Steve is the President of Caliva, where he is responsible for finance/accounting, data analytics, legal & human resources and investor…

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Charlie Bachtell

Co-founder & CEO, Cresco Labs

Charlie is the co-founder and CEO of Cresco Labs, one of the leading vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis companies in the…

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Andrea Brooks

Founder & CEO, Sava

Andrea is a cannabis advocate, lobbyist for social change, and an entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness. Following a…

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Avis Bulbulyan

CEO, SIVA Enterprises

Avis Bulbulyan is the Chief Executive Officer of SIVA Enterprises, a full-service cannabis business development and solutions firm that provides…

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Robert M. DiPisa

Partner and Co-Chair of Cannabis Law Group, Cole Schotz P.C.

Known for his high level of personal commitment to his clients, Robert has the skill, knowledge and creativity necessary to…

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Peter Flint

Partner, JM Search

Peter founded and leads the growing cannabis practice at JM Search as a partner of the firm. He is also…

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Bridget Hill-Zayat

Counsel, Hoban Law Group

Bridget is an attorney with the Hoban Law Group who is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.…

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Robert Hunt

Principal, Linnaea Holdings

Rob Hunt is a founder of Linnaea Holdings, a private equity firm focused on rolling up California-based cannabis assets. Formerly Rob was the founder…

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Nicole Krug

Digital Strategist, Social Light

Nicole founded Social Light in 2009 to help make the Internet a friendlier place by providing the tools and training…

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Andrew Livingston

Director of Economics & Research, Vicente Sederberg

Andrew Livingston serves a unique role as an economist, business analyst, and general cannabis policy work in Vicente Sederberg’s Denver…

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Eli McVey

Research Editor, Marijuana Business Daily

Eli has been a data-driven researcher throughout his career. He previously worked as an analyst for Nielsen, where he provided…

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Kristen Nichols

Hemp Editor, Marijuana Business Daily

Kristen is a Denver-based reporter for Marijuana Business Daily specializing in the hemp and CBD industries. Previously, she worked at…

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Joe Puglise

COO, Ilera Healthcare

Joe joined the cannabis industry in 2018, serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Board Director for Medicine Man Technologies,…

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Michael Ray

Founder & CEO, Bloom Farms

Michael is a cannabis advocate, lobbyist for social change and entrepreneur with a passion for technology and design. He entered…

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Codie Sanchez

Managing Director, Entourage Effect Capital

Codie is an entrepreneur, investor and speaker who’s built a highly successful asset-management business in Latin America and served as…

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John Schroyer

Senior Reporter, California, Marijuana Business Daily

A Sacramento-based journalist, John had focused on Colorado politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic…

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Meghana Shah

Partner and Co-Lead, Cannabis Industry Team, Eversheds Sutherland

Meghana is a dynamic, creative and solution-focused lawyer with over 15 years of experience managing all aspects of domestic and…

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Jeremy Unruh

SVP, Public & Regulatory Affairs, PharmaCann

Jeremy Unruh is the general counsel and chief compliance officer of PharmaCann. He provides senior management with effective advice on…

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Chris Walsh

President and CEO, Marijuana Business Daily

Chris is the President and CEO of Marijuana Business Daily. He served as the founding editor of MJBizDaily during the company’s…

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Beau Whitney

Chief Economist & Director, Whitney Economics / Mantis Growth Investments

Beau Whitney is the founder of Whitney Economics and serves as a director for Mantis Growth Investments.  Whitney’s professional experience…

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Hope Wiseman

CEO, Mary and Main

Hope is the co-founder and CEO of Mary and Main, a dispensary in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mary and Main…

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Katy Young

Managing Partner, Ad Astra Law Group

Katy represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes and real estate claims, including matters for cannabis industry litigants. For…

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