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


Chris Hagedorn

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Since taking the helm of the Scotts Miracle-Grow subsidiary in 2014, Chris has been actively involved in Ohio-based Hawthorne’s acquisitions…

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Boris Jordan

Executive Chair, Curaleaf

Since securing control of Curaleaf in 2014, Boris has grown the cannabis company to 10 states beyond its home base,…

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Steve Klein

Chairman & Chief Strategist, The Flowr Corp.

Steve’s entry into the cannabis industry stemmed from meeting Thomas Flow, then the co-founder of MedRelief. They eventually formed The…

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Kevin Murphy

Founder & CEO, Acreage Holdings

Under Kevin’s guidance, New York-based Acreage in July raised $119 million, believed to be the largest private U.S. funding in…

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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


Narbe Alexandrian

VP, Business Development, Canopy Rivers

Narbe oversees mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance for Canopy Rivers, the venture capital investment arm of Canopy Growth Corp.,…

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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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John Andrle

Owner & Founder, L'Eagle Services

John, who co-founded L’Eagle with his wife, Amy, handles the Denver cannabis company’s operations from seed to sale, including the…

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Amy Ansel

Founder & COO, Titan Bioplastics

Amy’s interest in sustainability led her to the hemp sector and the formation of two Seattle-based companies, Titan Hemp in…

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G. Ryan Ansin

Co-founder & Managing Director, Revolutionary Clinics

Ryan and his team have been involved in more than $200 million in investments in the marijuana industry since 2016.…

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Vivien Azer

Managing Director, Cowen

As managing director and senior research analyst at Cowen, a New York-based investment, Vivien specializes in the beverage, tobacco and…

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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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Chris Barone

President & Founder, The Clear

Chris began producing solvent-free marijuana concentrates in a California lab in 2013. Since then, he has guided The Clear’s expansion…

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Mitchell Baruchowitz

Managing Partner, Merida Capital Partners

Under Mitch’s direction, the New York-based, marijuana-centric private equity firm has become a leading investor in cannabis companies that include…

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Joy Beckerman

Principal, Hemp Ace International

Joy founded Hemp Ace International in 2014 in New York to offer the global industry consulting, legal and brokerage services.…

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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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Terry Booth

Founder & CEO, Aurora Cannabis

Terry founded the Alberta, Canada-based marijuana company in 2013. He used $2.5 million of his own capital to purchase a…

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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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Shannon Brooks

VP, Marketing & Corporate Social Responsibility, Lightshade

Since beginning oversight of Lightshade’s marketing, branding and promotions in 2016, Shannon has made the support of nonprofits a priority…

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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

Co-founder & CEO, 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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Tim Cullen

CEO, Colorado Harvest Company

Tim founded Colorado Harvest in 2009 and is co-owner of three of the marijuana company’s retail outlets. He also is…

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Chris Damas

Editor, BCMI Cannabis Report

Chris has a 35-year career in the securities industry and currently is editor of the BCMI Cannabis Report, which includes…

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Laura Day

Director of Operations, Yerba Buena

Laura has spent 20-plus years working in the marijuana sector in several states, most recently with Portland, Oregon-based Yerba Buena,…

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Jay Denniston

Director of Science, Dixie Brands

Jay became a Certified Food Scientist in 2013 and, two years later, joined Denver-based infused product manufacturer Dixie Brands with…

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Vikas Desai

Founder & Partner, WelCan Capital

Vikas founded the venture capital company in New York in January to invest in high-impact cannabis companies in all aspects…

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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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Jennifer Dooley

Chief Strategy Officer, GTI

Jennifer was actively involved as Green Thumb Industries made the move in June from private company  to trading on the…

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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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Michael Elkin

Director of Strategic Sales, Cannabis Compliance

Michael currently is acting director of strategic sales for the Toronto-based marijuana consultancy. He has directed strategic sales for more…

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Sandra Elkind

Co-founder & CCO, STO Responsible

Sandra oversees product research and development as well as marketing for the Boulder-based biodegradable packaging firm, which she and her…

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Pamela Epstein

Managing Partner & CEO, Green Wise Companies

Pamela has been assisting the California cannabis industry since entering the industry in 2014, either through the efforts of Green…

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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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Trey Fisher

Director of Marketing, Medicine Man

Trey is in charge of all graphic design, content creation, website management, social media and tradeshow graphics for Medicine Man…

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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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Ben Franz

Executive VP of Cultivation, MJardin

A botany and horticulture scientist with an emphasis in plant nutrition, Ben designed the Denver-based company’s proprietary fertilizer blend to…

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Hunter Garth

Managing Director, Iron Protection Group

After a four-year stint with the Marines and an honorable discharge, Hunter relied on his military background to start a…

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Lauren Gockley

Director of Edibles, Coda Signature

Under Lauren’s guidance, the Denver-based company’s edibles have been honored by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, the Cannabis Cup and Dope Magazine.…

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Mark Goldhar

CFO, Civilized Worldwide

As CFO at Civilized, Mark has secured millions of dollars in capital and has played a key role in strategic…

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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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Mike Gorenstein

CEO, Cronos Group

As CEO of Cronos Group, a globally diversified and vertically integrated cannabis company, Michael has led the company’s global expansion…

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Scott L. Greiper

President, Viridian Capital Advisors

Scott founded the cannabis-focused financial and strategic advisory company in New York in 2014. He also is president and founding…

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Bob Groesbeck

Co-CEO, Planet 13 Holdings

Bob and his co-CEO and fellow Planet 13 board member, Larry Scheffler, possess two cannabis cultivation licenses in Nevada and…

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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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Dean Guske

President, Guske & Company

Dean’s Washington state-based firm has a client list of roughly 400 marijuana businesses, which he counsels on tax and accounting…

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Jason S. Hamilton, Ph.D

Director of QA/QC, Compassionate Cultivation

Jason implemented the quality assurance/quality control program at Texas’ first cannabis dispensary. He previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at…

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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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Matt Hawkins

Managing Principal, Cresco Capital Partners

Matt is the founder and managing principal of Cresco Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the…

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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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Christine Hodgdon

Human Resources Director, Native Roots Dispensary

Christine has more than 17 years of experience developing and implementing human resource strategies. Prior to joining Native Roots Dispensary…

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Shehzad Hoosein

Executive Vice President, Cannabistry Labs

Shehzad brings proven technical leadership in product innovation developed over 15 years at Diageo, an international beverage alcohol company. At…

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Andy Hospodor

Chief Science Officer, RMA Research

Andy holds 19 patents, five of which are in cannabis manufacturing and formulation. He is frequently called as an expert…

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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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Dena Jalbert

Founder & CEO, Align Business Advisory Services

Dena founded the mergers and acquisitions firm Align Business Advisory Services in 2010. Align provides management consulting, business strategy, finance…

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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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Dave Joyce

Congressman, Ohio, U.S. House of Representatives

Currently In his third term in the House of Representatives, David joined forces in June with three other members of…

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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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David Kessler

Senior VP of Horticultural Solutions, TriGrow Systems

David has more than 20 years of cannabis cultivation experience, including 10 years of indoor farm design. He focuses on…

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Daniel King

Executive Director, Smokey Point Productions

Daniel has more than a decade of experience in the cannabis industry. His leadership has been instrumental in successfully managing…

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J. Eric Kirkland

Principal, Kirkland Law

Eric is an attorney and accountant who provides a broad array of legal services with a focus on corporate structure,…

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Nick Kovacevich

Chairman & CEO, KushCo. Holdings

Nick directs business relations and financial strategy for KushCo Holdings, the parent company to a diverse group of businesses in…

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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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Abner Kurtin

Founder, Ascend Wellness

Abner built Ascend, a vertically integrated cannabis company, from the ground up. He has cultivated talent from the cannabis and…

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Marc Lakmaaker

VP, Investor Relations, Aurora Cannabis

Marc Lakmaaker is VP of Investor Relations at Aurora Cannabis Inc. Prior to this, he was Head of Practice, Clean…

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Neal Levine

CEO, Cannabis Trade Federation

Neal co-founded the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF), a national organization that represents the business interests of ancillary companies, dispensaries, distributors,…

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Shanel Lindsay

Founder & CEO, Ardent

A Boston-based attorney and entrepreneur, Shanel founded Ardent in 2015 to fill a need in the cannabis industry for reliable…

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Brooks Lustig

COO, Seed & Smith

Brooks has been part of Colorado’s the legal cannabis industry since 2009. His current role is founder and COO of…

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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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Robert Di Marco

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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Amy T. Margolis

Director, The Commune & The Initiative

Amy is a practicing attorney and founder of the Oregon Cannabis Association. She advises businesses and investors on the deployment…

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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, Axiom Advisors

Dustin is a consultant and advisor with more than a decade of experience in business development, political strategy, public policy…

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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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Kenny Morrison

Founder & CEO, VCC Brands

Kenny co-founded two medical cannabis collectives in West Los Angeles and Venice Beach. In 2008, he founded VCC Brands –…

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Jillian Nelson

Evergreen Organix, Operations Manager

Jillian has been part of the Nevada cannabis industry since its inception. As operations manager for Nevada’s largest edibles company, she…

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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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Garret Nicodemus, Ph.D

COO, Xabis

Garret leads engineering and scientific development of extraction and purification processes at Xabis, which creates and implements commercial processing operations.…

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Sabrina Noah

VP, New Market Integration, Cresco Labs

Sabrina plays an instrumental role in Cresco’s entry into new cannabis markets, with a focus on compliance and regulations. The…

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Matei Olaru

CEO, Lift & Co.

Since Lift’s founding in 2016, Matei has helped the data-focused marijuana media and tech firm raise $13 million and go…

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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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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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Amy Parscal

Director of Operations & CEO, Ebb & Flow Farm

Amy has been working in the cannabis industry for more than 10 years. She has built several farming operations from…

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Alfredo Pascual

International Analyst, Marijuana Business Daily

Alfredo is a Germany-based International Analyst for Marijuana Business Daily, specializing in international cannabis markets and regulations. With academic background…

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Shanita Penny

Principal Consultant, Budding Solutions

Shanita added the cannabis sector to a portfolio heavy on consulting experience in 2015. She founded Budding Solutions with the…

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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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Charles Peterson

President & CEO, Hemp Source

Charles is a first-generation farmer participating in North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. He is CEO of one of the…

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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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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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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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Kyra Reed

Founder, Markyr Digital

Kyra founded the California-based social media strategy company Markyr Digital in 2008. She is a veteran of the social media…

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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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Nick J. Richards

Tax Attorney, Dill, Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings

Nick has been a practicing tax attorney for almost 20 years. He is an adjunct professor of law at the…

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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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Josh Rosen

Co-founder & CEO, 4Front Ventures

Josh provided seed capital to Kris Krane to form 4Front Advisors in 2011 and joined as a full-time team member…

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Rosie Rothrock

VP, Brand & Marketing, Caliva

Rosie joined the Caliva team in 2015 and has played a foundational role in establishing and directing the brand, retail…

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John Sabetti

Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

John has been practicing law since 2000 and specializes in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate commercial.…

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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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Nick Sandberg

Master Grower & Community Manager, Grower's Network

Nick is a longtime cannabis activist who helped organize the Chicago Global Marijuana March and Chicago Hempfest. He has worked…

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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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Meg Sanders

Owner, Mindful

Meg helped found the Connecticut-based consultancy in 2017 to assist entrepreneurs looking to enter medical marijuana markets. The firm currently…

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Rick Scarpello

Founder & CEO, Incredibles

A food authority whose expertise includes accounting, compliance and operations, Rick helped found Incredibles and its parent company, Medically Correct,…

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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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Scott Seidewitz

Founder & Principal, The Seidewitz Group

Scott specializes in showing how conventional research often inhibits innovation and growth, rather than enabling them. A former P&G branding…

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Dr. Arup Sen, Ph.D

Co-founder & Director, Infusion Biosciences

Arup’s business career started in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry in 1982. He has managed R&D, intellectual property strategy and…

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Amber E. Senter

Co-founder & Executive Director, Supernova Women

Since Amber helped found Supernova in 2015, the Oakland, California-based organization has empowered people of color to become shareholders in…

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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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Kyle Sherman

Founder & CEO, Flowhub

Kyle is finding ways to use technology to help drive cannabis legalization forward responsibly in the United States. He is…

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Ari Sherman

Co-founder & President, Evo Hemp

Ari co-founded Evo Hemp and its parent company, Hemp Heath, in Boulder, Colorado, in 2011, and now Evo’s hemp-derived products…

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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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Chuck Smith

President & CEO, Dixie Brands

Chuck leads Dixie Brands, the parent company of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, as well as Therabis and Aceso Wellness, two of…

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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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H. Hamish Sutherland

President & CEO, White Sheep Corp.

Hamish currently oversees marijuana operations and investments in Australia, Africa and North America and soon will add Europe and South…

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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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Zachary Venegas

Chairman & CEO, Helix TCS

Zachary oversees M&A strategy and spearheads long-term planning for Helix TCS, a business services provider and digital firm focused on…

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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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Karan Wadhera

Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital

Karan is a seasoned finance professional with significant international experience. Currently he leads investment strategy, fundraising and manages the portfolio…

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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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