Keynote


Torsten Kuenzlen

CEO, Sundial Growers

Torsten brings extensive Fortune 500 experience to the emerging cannabis industry. Torsten spent 25 years in executive leadership positions on…

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Featured Speakers


Codie Sanchez

Partner & CPG Investor, CS Ventures

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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Chris Walsh

Founding Editor & Vice President, 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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Speakers


Charlie Alovisetti

Senior Associate, Vicente Sederberg

In his role with the cannabis-focused law firm, Charlie works with licensed marijuana companies on corporate legal matters and regulatory…

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John Alston, Jr.

Co-founder & COO, James Henry SF

John’s focus at James Henry, which produces therapeutically focused THC and CBD vape goods, is research and development, including the…

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Deepak Anand

VP, Business Development & Government Relations, Cannabis Compliance

In his role at Cannabis Compliance, a Canadian marijuana consulting firm, Deepak evaluates investment and acquisition opportunities, develops new market…

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Charles Bachtell

Co-founder & CEO, Cresco Labs

Charles co-founded Cresco Labs in 2015 in Illinois, and the medical cannabis company now operates in six states. In addition…

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Eyal Barad

Co-founder & CEO, Cannabics Pharmaceuticals

Eyal took the helm of Cannabics in January. The company is based in Maryland but is licensed by the Israeli…

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Julie Berliner

Founder & CEO, Sweet Grass Kitchen

Founded in 2009, Julie’s Denver-based company now distributes marijuana-infused edibles to 500 outlets across Colorado. Her small-batch bakery relies on…

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Chris Boudreau

CEO, Sunstone Distribution

Chris oversees several marijuana companies in California. In addition to Sunstone, which offers its clients distribution, transportation and marketing and…

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Ryan Brown

CEO, Native Roots Dispensary

Ryan joined Denver-based Native Roots in 2016 as Chief Revenue Officer and was promoted to CEO in 2017. Since taking…

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Dr. Ivan Casselman, Ph.D, FLS

Director of Research & Development, Nextleaf Solutions

Ivan is an ethnobotanist, analytical phytochemist and plant geneticist. Ivan joined the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company in December 2017, bringing…

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Zeta Ceti

Founder & CEO, Green Rush Consulting

Zeta founded Green Rush Consulting in 2012 to provide support for cannabis businesses in various areas, including license applications, city…

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Nancy Choi

Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Nancy is a member of the Toronto law firm’s Cannabis and Securities groups. She represents investment banks’ dealings in Canada’s…

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Michael Christopher

Chief Mood Officer, Mood33

Earlier this year, Michael co-founded the cannabis-infused sparkling tonics brand Mood33 in Santa Monica, California with Eric Schnell. The two…

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Michael Conley

Co-Managing Principal, Offit Kurman

Michael is eminently qualified to speak about an emerging issue facing the marijuana industry – insurance. He founded Offit Kurman’s…

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Natalie Cupps DiBlasi

Co-founder & Executive Director-Digital Marketing, Media & Strategy, LACED Agency

Natalie co-founded the California-based advertising agency in 2002. Her firm specializes in 360 branding that includes digital campaigns, social media,…

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Robert DiMarco

CEO, Boulder Botanical & Bioscience Laboratories

Robert founded the Colorado-based company in 2015 to focus on research and development of hemp-derived CBD formulations and delivery methods.…

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Amos Elberg

Lead Data Scientist, Confident Cannabis

Amos’ mission is to use the data compiled by the Palo Alto, California-based company to help solve business challenges encountered…

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Aharon Ari Eyal, Ph.D

Co-founder & CSO, Bazelet

Ari heads scientific, technology development and innovation efforts at The Bazelet Group, an Israeli medical cannabis company, and its development…

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Adam S. Fayne

Attorney, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Adam is co-chair of the Chicago-based law firm’s Cannabis Law Practice. He has advised marijuana startups on investment and finance…

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Kellan Finney

Laboratory Director, Leafwerx

Kellan oversees laboratory operations for the manufacturing of cannabinoid concentrates for the Washington state-based cultivation and extraction company. He manages…

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Tom Fleming

Chairman, Link to Banking

Tom has over 48 years of experience in both the financial services industry and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance.…

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Al Foreman

Partner, Tuatara Capital

Al’s role at marijuana-focused Tuatara is to develop the New York-based private equity firm’s macro-investment strategy as well as oversight…

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Bethany Gomez

Director of Research, Brightfield Group

Bethany heads up research at Brightfield Group, a Florida-based firm founded in 2015 that provides strategic market intelligence for entrepreneurs…

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Akshay Gupta

Co-founder & CEO, Truly Oreganic

In his role with Truly Oreganic, Akshay is responsible for the company’s vision, delivery logistics, sales and marketing as well…

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Aviv Hadar

Co-founder & CEO, Oregrown

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

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Tom Haren

Attorney, Frantz Ward LLP

Tom’s practice at Frantz Ward LLP focuses on marijuana law and policy. He represents clients in the medical marijuana industry…

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Shawn Hauser

Senior Associate & Chair of Hemp Practice Group, Vicente Sederberg

A senior associate of Denver-based law firm Vicente Sederberg, Shawn advises hemp and marijuana companies in such areas as regulatory…

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Katey Herland

Owner & Founder, Canyon Country Hemp

Katey, a second-generation Colorado farmer/rancher, and her husband are in their second year of high-CBD hemp cultivation using biodynamic farming…

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Frank Herrera

Managing Attorney, H New Media Law

Frank’s Florida-based firm has built its marijuana law practice in recent years based on its experience in dealing with trademark…

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Bryan Hill

Director, Botanica Premium Cannabis

Bryan founded Botanica in Arizona, launching with two medical marijuana dispensaries in 2013. The company now has two cultivation centers,…

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Bob Hoban

Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group

Bob is the managing partner at Hoban Law Group, a Denver-based cannabusiness law firm with attorneys in over a dozen…

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Joe Hodas

Chief Operating Officer, General Cannabis

In General Cannabis’ newly created COO role, which he accepted in February, Joe is charged with creating revenue streams and…

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Chris Hudalla

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Laboratories

A Ph.D. chemist, Christopher has more than 25 years of research experience in analytical chemistry, spectroscopy and chromatographic method development. …

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Karson Humiston

Founder & CEO, Vangst

Since Humiston founded Vangst in 2015, the employment firm has played a role in filling more than 5,500 positions in…

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Hope Jones, Ph.D

Founder & CEO, Emergent Cannabis Sciences

Hope founded Phoenix-based Emergent Cannabis Sciences to spur scientific advances in the marijuana space through research, development and consultation. Her…

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Mark June-Wells, Ph.D

Principal Consultant, Sativum Consulting Group

Mark, Ph.D., founded Sativum with the goal of decreasing the lag time between extraction-lab setuip and revenue-stream generation. The consulting…

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Pete Kadens

Former CEO & Director, Green Thumb Industries

Under Pete’s guidance, Green Thumb Industries has raised over $150 million in the private markets and went public in Canada.…

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Matt Karnes

Founder, GreenWave Advisors

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

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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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Jimmy Makoso

Co-founder & Vice President, Lucid Lab Group

Jim helped form Lucid Labs in 2015 in Seattle in hopes of bringing a different tack to essential oil extraction…

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Shabnam Malek

Partner, Brand & Branch

Shabnam co-founded California-based Brand & Branch LLP in 2015 to offer intellectual property legal services to the food and beverage,…

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Courtney Mathis

Co-founder & President, KindColorado

A longtime cannabis advocate, Courtney co-founded KindColorado to help build social responsibility programs for the marijuana sector. She has spent…

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Rosie Mattio

Founder, Rosie Mattio Public Relations

Rosie started her full-service PR agency in 2005 and now serves clients in marijuana sectors that include cultivation, finance, manufacturing…

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Shane McKee

Vice President of Product Development, Shango

Shane oversees product development for Shango, a licensed cannabis producer, distributor and retailer. He created the technical specifications and functional…

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John McMullen

CEO, LGC Capital

John has more than 20 years of experience in international capital markets, with specific emphasis on supporting and advising micro-…

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Darwin Millard

Lead Botanical Extraction Specialist, Phytologix

Darwin recently brought his background in mechanical- and solvent-based extraction methods to the Portland, Oregon-based company. With Phytologix, he helps…

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Andrew Miller

President, ACM Consulting

Andrew has been advising executives for more than 20 years on creating strategies and business models to accelerate financial and operational…

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Peggy Moore

Partner & CEO, Love's Oven

Peggy helped the founder of Love’s Oven develop the infused product company, then took over the reins in 2011. After…

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Dustin Moore

Principal, Main Street Strategies

Dustin founded Main Street Strategies, a strategic consulting and government-affairs firm, in early 2017. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations…

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Courtney N. Moran

Founding Principal, Earth Law

Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC and chief legislative strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC is…

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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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Cindy Orser, Ph.D

Chief Science Officer, DigiPath Labs

As CSO, Cindy created a replicable testing enviroment to ensure cannabis and cannabis-based products are safe. She is also promoting…

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Mitchell Osak

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

Mitchell applies more than 25 years of senior consulting and operating experience at Grant Thornton, an international accounting and consulting…

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Kristi Knoblich Palmer

Co-founder, Kiva Confections

Applying lessons learned in the hospitality and fine dining sectors, Kristi has built her Oakland, California-based cannabis edibles business into…

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Avnish Pandya

Co-founder & Director of Research & Development, Bombay Hemp Company

Avnish is a self-taught science analyst who heads the medicine business at Bombay Hemp Co. (BOHECO), India’s first industrial and…

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Alfredo Pascual

CEO, Transnational Cannabis Consultancy

Alfredo is a Germany-based public policy consultant who specializes in international cannabis markets and regulations. He is the founder and…

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Tony Perzow

CEO, The Tony Perzow Group of Companies

A polished and engaging presenter, Tony has trained top executives from many of the leading Fortune 500 companies (Apple, Red…

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Lilach Mazor Power

Founder & Managing Director, Giving Tree Wellness Center

Lilach launched her Arizona-based, vertically integrated marijuana company in 2013. The company conducts both retail and wholesale cannabis sales through…

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Patrick Rea

Co-founder & CEO, CanopyBoulder

Patrick is a 17-year veteran of startups, growth companies and big corporate entities. He now runs CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage, mentorship-driven…

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Tahira Rehmatullah

CFO, MTech Acquisition Corp.

Tahira has been named one of the most powerful women in the cannabis business by Fortune Magazine and Complex. She serves as Chief…

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Guy Rocourt

Chief Products Officer, Papa & Barkley

Guy is an experienced cannabis entrepreneur and an expert grower, extractor and product development practitioner, having launched multiple companies in…

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Dr. Tony Salas

Founder & CEO, Shared-X

Tony is considered a leader in modern agricultural trends in Latin America. Perhaps that’s because he’s a former undersecretary of…

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Jennifer M. Sanders

Founder & CEO, CNS Equity Partners

Jennifer founded CNS Equity Partners, a boutique private equity launched in 2015 to acquire and manage assets in the holistic…

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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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Cy Scott

CEO, Headset

Cy Scott is co-founder and CEO of Headset, a platform that turns retail data into insights in real-time. Headset helps…

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Sundie Seefried

President & CEO, Safe Harbor Private Banking

During her tenure with Partner Colorado Credit Union, Sundie created the Safe Harbor Private Banking system in an effort to…

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Dr. Priyanka Sharma

Co-CEO, Kazmira

Priyanka used her background in chemical and process engineering to design the manufacturing facility at Kazmira, an industrial-scale producer of…

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Av Singh, Ph.D, PAg

Cannabis Cultivation Advisor, Flemming & Singh Cannabis

Av cofounded consulting firm Flemming & Singh Cannabis Inc., which serves clients across Canada. He is also the Chief Science…

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Ryan G. Smith

Co-founder & CEO, LeafLink

After launching and selling two B2B companies in other industries, Ryan founded LeafLink in 2015 to create a platform for…

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Ken Snoke

President & CEO, Emerald Scientific

Ken worked in the biotechnology industry beginning in 1990. In late 2013, his efforts turned full time as Co-founder to…

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Adrienne Snow

Co-founder & Business Development Manager, Western States Hemp

Adrienne is an entrepreneur who has put her stamp on the Silver State by developing the business framework for a…

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Scott Sozio

Co-founder & Managing Director, Hypur Ventures

Scott is the CEO of MTech Acquisition Corp., a company focused on acquiring a cannabis-related business. He co-founded Hypur Ventures,…

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Oliver Stannard

Director of Business Development, Green Labs

Oliver has decades of experience as a cannabis professional and advocate. His responsibilities include developing and executing sales, marketing and…

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Sandy Suchoff

CPA, The Canna CPAs

Sandy Suchoff is the founder of Lefstein-Suchoff CPA & Associates, which caters to the cannabis space under the name The…

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Anna Symonds

Education & Partnership Manager, East Fork Cultivars

Anna is the director of CBD Certified, the statewide cannabis education program for East Fork Cultivars’ dispensary staff. She has…

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Will Tarleton

Co-owner, Tennessee Grown

Will co-founded Tennessee Grown in response to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture greenlighting hemp pilot programs and research. In its…

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Shaleen Title

Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Shaleen was appointed commissioner to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, the independent state agency charged with regulating the newly legal…

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Jon Trauben

Partner, Altitude Investment Management

Jon is an active participant in the cannabis industry as an investor, mentor and board member. He has 25 years of…

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Steven Turetsky

Managing Director, Shi Farms

Steven manages Shi Farms, a 300-acre operation in Pueblo, Colorado, that offers extraction and wholesale CBD ingredients to marijuana and…

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Dr. Monica Vialpando

Founder, Vialpando

Monica founded Vialpando LLC, a San Francisco-based provider of innovation consulting for the cannabis industry, in 2017. As a pharmaceutical…

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Priscilla Vilchis

CEO, Premium Produce

Priscilla founded Premium Produce – a 25,000-square-foot cultivation and production business in Nevada – in 2014. In addition to her…

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Eric Vlosky

Director of Marketing, PurePressure

Eric leads and executes all marketing efforts at PurePressure, a manufacturer of rosin presses and other solventless extraction equipment. His…

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Rob Wallace

Managing Partner, Best of Breed Branding Consortium

Rob leads an interdisciplinary team of branding consultants dedicated to proving the value of brand message integration. Prior to founding…

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Roberta Wilson

Co-founder, Dr. Norm's

Roberta co-founded Dr. Norm’s, a family-owned infused edibles company with a commitment to precise, consistent dosing. The Los Angeles company…

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Nicale Wunderlich

Director of Procurement, Cannacraft

Nicale is responsible for sourcing all packaging and hardware components for more than 150 products as the director of procurement…

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