Agenda | Benzinga Cannabis Conference

Benzinga Cannabis Conference

APRIL 20-21 2022 AGENDAAll times in ET

8:00 AM

Breakfast - Provided by US Cannabis Council

9:30 AM

Presentation Jushi Holdings: Finding The Perfect Path For Medium-sized Cannabis MSOs (CSE: JUSH) (OTCMKTS: JUSHF)

Jushi Holdings is a vertically integrated cannabis company focused on building a multi-state portfolio of branded cannabis assets through opportunistic acquisitions, distressed workouts, and competitive applications. Jushi strives to maximize shareholder value while delivering high-quality products across all levels of the cannabis ecosystem.

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James Cacioppo

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Founder

Jushi Holdings Inc.

OTCMKTS: JUSHF

9:50 AM

Presentation Root Sciences: Providing Long-term Value In Cannabis Equipment

Root Sciences is the global leader in the distribution of equipment and support services for processing facilities in the cannabis and hemp industries, providing premium extraction, distillation, and other post-processing technologies as well as business planning and lab/facility design and consulting services. The company now has approximately 400 cannabis and hemp processors using its equipment across the globe.

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Nenad Yashruti

Business Development Director

Root Sciences

10:10 AM

Presentation The Parent Company On How To Navigate the California Cannabis Landscape (OTCQX: GRAMF) (NEO:GRAM.U)

The Parent Company is a leading consumer-focused California cannabis company. The company's three manufacturing facilities provide unparalleled access to high-quality, low-cost cannabis, while its vast wholesale distribution network of more than 450 California dispensaries, a direct-to-consumer omnichannel platform, six consumer delivery hubs and eleven omni-channel retail locations, currently service approximately 80% of the largest legal cannabis market in the country.

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Troy Datcher

CEO

The Parent Company

(OTCQX: GRAMF) (NEO:GRAM.U)

11:10 AM

Exclusive Interview Pelorus Equity Discusses Cannabis Lending, DEA Licenses & Inflation

A nuanced conversation about cannabis real estate and the opportunities that exist for investors. In a sophisticated space, it's all about the right approach

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Rob Sechrist

President & Co-Founder

Pelorus Capital Group

Moderators

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Javier Hasse

Head of Content

Benzinga

11:30 PM

Lunch - Provided by Crowe

11:30 AM

Exclusive Interview Interstate Expansion: Successfully Launch Your Brand in New Markets (OTCMKTS: TLLTF)

Through a portfolio of companies providing technology, hardware, cultivation and production, TILT services brands and cannabis retailers across 37 states in the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel, South America and the European Union. TILT’s core businesses include Jupiter Research, a wholly-owned subsidiary and leader in the vaporization segment focused on hardware design, research, development and manufacturing. The company is headquartered in Arizona and has cannabis operations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio; as well as a partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation in New York.

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Gary Santo

Principal

Meridius Capital Advisors

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Rusty Wilenkin

Co-founder & CEO

Old Pal

Moderators

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Amy Larson

Founder + Strategic Consultant

Jane+Jade

11:50 AM

Presentation Village Farms: THE Platform for Global Cannabis (NASDAQ: VFF)

Village Farms’s wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Pure Sunfarms, is one of the largest cannabis operations in the world, the lowest-cost greenhouse producer and one of Canada's best-selling brands. The Company also owns 70% of Québec-based, Rose LifeScience, a leading third-party cannabis products commercialization expert.
In the US, wholly-owned Balanced Health Botanicals is one of the leading CBD brands and e-commerce platforms in the country.

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Michael DeGiglio

CEO

Village Farms

(NASDAQ: VFF)

1:05 PM

Presentation springbig: Increasing Retention And Building Customer Loyalty in The Cannabis Space

springbig Is a cannabis marketing platform focused on improving customer retention, boosting revenue, and leveraging word-of-mouth advertising. The company offers services for navigating social media marketing on restrictive platforms, developing ecommerce remarketing and tracking events, creating content and advertising campaigns, among other services.

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Paul Sykes

CFO

springbig

(NASDAQ: SBIG)

1:25 PM

Exclusive Interview MariMed & Tim Seymour on Reinventing a Leading Cannabis Company (OTCMKTS: MRMD)

MariMed is a multi-state cannabis operator who develops, owns, and manages seed-to-sale state-licensed cannabis facilities, which are models of excellence in horticultural principles, cannabis cultivation, cannabis-infused products, and dispensary operations. Proprietary formulations created by the company’s technicians are embedded in its top-selling and award-winning products and brands, including Betty's Eddies, Nature’s Heritage, Bubby’s Baked, K Fusion, Kalm Fusion, and Vibations: High + Energy.

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Robert Fireman

CEO

MariMed Inc.

(OTCMKTS: MRMD)

Moderators

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Tim Seymour

PM $CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF, CIO Seymour Asset Management

Seymour Asset Management

1:45 PM

Presentation Chicago Atlantic Discusses Commercial Real Estate Finance (NASDAQ: REFI)

Chicago Atlantic Real Estate Finance, Inc., is a commercial real estate finance company that manages a diversified portfolio of real estate credit investments primarily in the cannabis space and is actively investing across the value chain. The Company is led by a senior management team with extensive experience in real estate credit, direct lending, risk management and real estate acquisitions and development.

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Peter Sack

Managing Director & REIT Co-President

Chicago Atlantic Real Estate Finance, Inc.

2:05 PM

Exclusive Interview Aurora CEO Miguel Martin on Building the International Medical Cannabis Market Leader (NASDAQ: ACB)

Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry, serving both the medical and consumer markets. The Company's adult-use brand portfolio includes Aurora Drift, San Rafael '71, Daily Special, and Whistler, as well as CBD brands, Reliva and KG7. Medical cannabis brands include MedReleaf, CanniMed, Aurora, Whistler Medical Marijuana Co, and Pedanios.

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Miguel Martin

CEO

Aurora Cannabis Inc.

(NASDAQ: ACB)

Moderators

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Richard Carleton

CEO

CSE

2:20 PM

Exclusive Interview Irwin Naturals: The First Household Brand To Get Into THC?

Irwin Naturals is a best-in-class herbal supplement formulator since 1994 that is leveraging its brand to enter the cannabis and psychedelic industries. On a mission to heal the world with plant medicine, Irwin has operated profitably for over 27 years. Irwin’s growing portfolio of herbal products are available in more than 100,000 retail doors across North America, where nearly 100 million people know the Irwin Naturals brand.

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Klee Irwin

Founder, CEO, & Chairman

Irwin Naturals

(OTCMKTS: IWINF)

Moderators

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Javier Hasse

Head of Content

Benzinga

2:40 PM

Presentation Marijuana Company of America: A Hidden Gem In Los Angeles, CA (OTCMKTS: MCOA)

Marijuana Company of America operates and invests in the cannabis sector directly. The Company's operations include cannabis distribution company cDistro; CBD company hempsmart and a cannabis nursery cultivation facility in Salinas, California. The company's core mission is to leverage its experience, and access to capital to identify and invest in acquisitions with unique growth potential.

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Jesus Quintero

CEO

Marijuana Company of America

(OTCMKTS: MCOA)

3:00 PM

Presentation Khiron Life Sciences: Setting Up As A Leader In LatAm Cannabis And Beyond (OTCMKTS: KHRNF)

Khiron is a leading vertically integrated international medical cannabis company with core operations in Latin America and Europe. Leveraging wholly-owned medical health clinics and proprietary telemedicine platforms, Khiron combines a patient-oriented approach, physician education programs, scientific expertise, product innovation, and agricultural infrastructure to drive prescriptions and brand loyalty with patients worldwide. The Company has a sales presence in Colombia, Peru, Germany, UK, and Brazil and is positioned to commence sales in Mexico.

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Alvaro Torres

CEO

Khiron Life Sciences Corp.

(TSXV: KHRN) (OTCQX: KHRNF) (FRA: A2JMZC)

4:00 PM

Presentation Indiva And The Secret Of Combining Great Things (OTCMKTS: NDVAF)

Indiva is a Canadian licensed producer, producing and distributing award-winning cannabis products including Grön Pips and Pearls, Bhang Chocolate, Wana Sour Gummies, Slow Ride Bakery Cookies, Jewels Cannabis Tarts, Ruby Cannabis Sugar, Sapphire Cannabis Salt, as well as capsules, pre-rolls, and premium flower under the INDIVA and Artisan Batch brands.

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Niel Marotta

Co-founder, President, & CEO

Indiva

(OTCQX: NDVAF) (TSXV: NDVA)

4:20 PM

Exclusive Interview Irwin Simon, Tilray CEO, On Building The Leading CPG Brand In Cannabis

Tilray Brands is a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. Patients and consumers trust Tilray Brands to deliver a cultivated experience and health and wellbeing through high-quality, differentiated brands and innovative products. A pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, and distribution, Tilray’s unprecedented production platform supports over 20 brands in over 20 countries, including comprehensive cannabis offerings, hemp-based foods, and craft beverages.

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Irwin Simon

Chairman & CEO

Tilray Brands, Inc.

(NASDAQ: TLRY)

Moderators

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Frank Holland

Reporter

CNBC

4:40 PM

Presentation urban-gro: building an in-house, turnkey design-build services firm focused on indoor CEA (NASDAQ: UGRO)

urban-gro is a fully integrated architectural, engineering, construction management, and cultivation systems integration company for indoor commercial cannabis and food-focused Controlled Environment Agriculture facilities. The company designs, engineers and integrates complex environmental equipment systems into high-performance facilities, operating as a crop-agnostic solutions provider in both food and cannabis CEA sectors.

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Bradley Nattrass

CEO & Chairman

urban-gro

(NASDAQ: UGRO)

5:00 PM

Presentation Audacious: A Cannabis Brand With A Name That Says It All (OTCMKTS: AUSAF)

Audacious is a next-generation MSO with operations that range from providing industry-leading sustainable cultivation design and optimization to retail storefronts, growing flower in-house, and manufacturing award-winning brands. The company is quickly expanding through innovative partnerships and collaborations, forging the inclusive cannabis community of tomorrow, today.

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Terry Booth

CEO

Audacious Brands

(OTCMKTS: AUSAF)

6:20 PM

Reception Cocktail Reception - Provided by Centri

8:00 AM

Breakfast - Provided by US Cannabis Council

9:15 AM

Exclusive Interview Odyssey Trust: The Rise of Trust and Transfer Agents In Cannabis

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Jenna Kaye

Founder & CEO

Odyssey Trust Company

Moderators

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Natan Ponieman

Staff Writer

Benzinga

9:30 AM

Exclusive Interview Cannabis Lending with the Safe Banking Act on the Horizon (NASDAQ: AFCG)

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Leonard Tannenbaum, CFA

CEO

Advanced Flower Capital (AFC Gamma)

(NASDAQ: AFCG)

Moderators

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Brady Cobb

Founder and CEO

Sunburn Cannabis

9:50 AM

Exclusive Interview Growing At Light Speed: The FLUENCE by Osram Story

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Kurt Davis

Director of Business Development and Fluence Capital

Fluence

Moderators

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Javier Hasse

Head of Content

Benzinga

10:10 AM

Exclusive Interview The Entourage Effect Of Capital In Cannabis, With Matt Hawkins

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Matt Hawkins

Founder/Managing Partner

Entourage Effect Capital

(CSE: HBOR) (OTCMKTS: HBORF)

Moderators

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Michael D. Schwamm

Partner

Duane Morris LLP

10:30 AM

Social Equity Startup Catching Jay-Z's Eye, With Peakz

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Jessie Grundy

CEO

Peakz

Moderators

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Helene Servillon

Founding Partner

JourneyOne Ventures

10:50 AM

Exclusive Interview The Importance of Reliable Data in the Cannabis Industry

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Micah Tapman

CEO

BDSA

Moderators

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Adam Carlson

Managing Director and Head of Life Sciences

ATB Capital Markets

11:10 AM

Exclusive Interview The Nuances Of Growing Cannabis Indoors, With Agrify (NASDAQ: AGFY)

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Raymond Chang

CEO

Agrify

(NASDAQ: AGFY)

Moderators

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Aaron Grey, CFA, CPA

Managing Director, Head of Consumer/Cannabis Research

A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners

11:50 AM

Exclusive Interview The Fascinating Story of Sundial Growers' Comeback (NASDAQ: SNDL)

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Zach George

CEO

SNDL Inc.

(NASDAQ: SNDL)

Moderators

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Scott Greiper

President & Founder

Viridian Capital Advisors

12:05 PM

Exclusive Interview Compliance in High-Growth Industries with Fyllo's Chad Bronstein

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Chad Bronstein

Founder & CEO; Chairman & Co-Founder

Fyllo; Tyson 2.0

Moderators

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Jason Raznick

CEO & Founder

Benzinga

12:25 PM

Lunch Keynote Cannabis Champions Kim Rivers and Rep. David Joyce Talk Federal Policy

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Rep. David Joyce

Member of Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

Moderators

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Kim Rivers

CEO

Trulieve

(OTCMKTS: TCNNF)

1:30 PM

Exclusive Interview The Biggest Legalization Bill America Has Seen? Rep. Mace & Her Amazon-Backed Bill

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Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)

U.S. Congressman

1st District of South Carolina

Moderators

Tahira Rehmatullah headshot

Tahira Rehmatullah

Partner; Co-founder

Highlands Venture Partners; Commons

2:30 PM

Social Equity Startup Latinos In The Cannabis Space: A Long Road Ahead

Jeffrey Garcia headshot

Jeffrey Garcia

President

Latino Cannabis Association

Moderators

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Noemi Perez

CEO & Founder

Greenbook Academy

3:20 PM

Exclusive Interview PropTech & Data In The Cannabis Space with Bryan McLaren & Javier Hasse (OTCQB: ZDPY)

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Bryan McLaren

Chairman & CEO

Zoned Properties, Inc.

(OTCQB: ZDPY)

Moderators

Javier Hasse headshot

Javier Hasse

Head of Content

Benzinga

3:40 PM

Social Equity Startup Can I Change? Cannachange's Mission

O’Neil Rudolph headshot

O’Neil Rudolph

CEO

cannachange

Moderators

JJ McKay headshot

JJ McKay

Founder

The Fresh Toast

4:00 PM

Spotlight A Cannabis Museum? Yes, Please

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Alex Brough

President & Managing Partner

Cannabition Cannabis Museum

4:10 PM

Exclusive Interview 20X Growth - The Explosion of Vertical Cannabis Cultivation A Chat With Grow Glide CEO, Travis Schwartz

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Travis Schwartz

CEO & Co-Founder

Grow Glide

Moderators

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Maureen Meehan

Cannabis Editor

Benzinga

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reception Cocktail Reception - Provided by Centri

8:00 AM

Breakfast - Provided by US Cannabis Council

9:25 AM

Presentation Acreage Holdings: A Silent Giant In US Cannabis (OTCMKTS: ACRHF)

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Peter Caldini

CEO

Acreage Holdings

(OTCMKTS: ACRHF)

9:45 AM

Presentation Body and Mind: An MSO Taking Care of Both (OTCMKTS: BMMJ)

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Michael Mills

CEO

Body and Mind

(OTCQB: BMMJ)

10:05 AM

Presentation How Lowell Farms Became One Of California's Most Beloved Brands (CSE: LOWL) (OTCQX: LOWLF)

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George Allen

Chairman of the Board

Lowell Farms

(CSE: LOWL) (OTCQX: LOWLF)

11:25 AM

Presentation Driving Biopharmaceutical Advancements of Plant-Derived Cannabinoid-Based Products (OTCQX: AVCNF)

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Aras Azadian

CEO

Avicanna

(OTCQX: AVCNF)

11:30 AM

Lunch - Provided by Bhang

11:45 AM

Exclusive Interview Neptune Wellness: Transforming Brands for the Next Generation of Consumers (NASDAQ: NEPT)

Michael Cammarata headshot

Michael Cammarata

President & CEO

Neptune Wellness Solutions

(NASDAQ: NEPT)

Moderators

Yeji Lee headshot

Yeji Lee

Reporter

Insider

1:00 PM

Exclusive Interview Big Money And The Cannabis Industry, With Ricky Sandler & Jason Raznick

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Ricky Sandler, CFA

CEO & CIO

Eminence Capital

Moderators

Jason Raznick headshot

Jason Raznick

CEO & Founder

Benzinga

1:20 PM

Presentation WM Technology: Cannabis Media in the Nasdaq (NASDAQ: MAPS)

Tim O’Shea headshot

Tim O’Shea

Director of Investor Relations

WM Technology

Moderators

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JJ McKay

Founder

The Fresh Toast

1:40 PM

Presentation Harborside: An American Redemption Story (CSE: HBOR)

2:00 PM

Presentation Cannabis Franchising: The Vehicle to Keeping Cannabis Local (OTCQX: INLB)

Bobby Mikkelsen headshot

Bobby Mikkelsen

Chief Financial Officer

Item 9 Labs Corp.

(OTCQX: INLB)

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Mike Weinberger

CEO

Item 9 Labs Corp.

(OTCQX: INLB)

2:20 PM

Presentation Fire & Flower: Making Cannabis Shopping Easier (OTCMKTS: FFLWF)

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Trevor Fencott

President & CEO

Fire & Flower

(OTCMKTS: FFLWF)

2:40 PM

Presentation Silver Stem: Setting The Standard for Fine Cannabis in Colorado

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Stan Zislis

Chief Business Development Officer

Silver Stem Fine Cannabis

3:00 PM

Exclusive Interview De-Risking Cannabis Through Consolidation & Building The 1st Can-Am MSO CSE:FIOR OTCQB:FIORF

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Paul Lufkin

Executive Chairman

Unified Global

(CSE:FIOR OTCQB:FIORF)

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Scott Berman

President & Co-Founder

The Panther Group

4:00 PM

Exclusive Interview Falcon Brands: Blazing B2B & B2C Trails

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Steve Gutterman

CEO

Falcon Brands

Moderators

Yeji Lee headshot

Yeji Lee

Reporter

Insider

4:20 PM

Presentation Taking Over the Nevada Market with Flower One

Kellen O’Keefe headshot

Kellen O’Keefe

President & CEO

Flower One

(OTCQX: FLOOF)

4:40 PM

Presentation Cannabis Banking 3.0 – Enterprise Solutions for MSOs

Bob Craig headshot

Bob Craig

CEO

PayQwick

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Joe Proto

Board Director

PayQwick

Moderators

Javier Hasse headshot

Javier Hasse

Head of Content

Benzinga

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reception Networking Reception - Provided by Benzinga Cannabis Awards

8:00 AM

Breakfast - Provided by US Cannabis Council

8:40 AM

Panel Panel Political Panel: Issues Facing Fla, Largest Mmj Market in Us, Mirror the Rest of the Country. Cobb and Fried Look at How to Move Forward Under Current Political Situation in Fla.

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Nikki Fried

Commissioner

Florida Agriculture

Moderators

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Brady Cobb

Founder and CEO

Sunburn Cannabis

9:05 AM

Presentation Succeeding In The Colorado Market With Kaya Cannabis

TJ Ceballos headshot

TJ Ceballos

Chief Monetization Officer

Kaya

9:20 AM

Spotlight IMA Financial Group: Protecting Assets And Making A Difference In Cannabis Investment

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Michael Hennessey

National Cannabis Practice Leader

IMA Financial Group

9:50 AM

Exclusive Interview The Forest and The (Leafy) Trees

How the power of data is unlocking the ability to see deeper into the investment future of cannabis.

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Mitch Baruchowitz

Managing Partner

Merida Capital Holdings

10:10 AM

Exclusive Interview NewLake Capital: Real Estate Leadership For Cannabis Operators (OTCMKTS: NLCP)

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Anthony Coniglio

President and Chief Investment Officer, Director

NewLake Capital

(OTCMKTS: NLCP)

Moderators

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Joseph Cioffi

Partner & Chair

Davis+Gilbert LLP

10:30 AM

Social Equity Startup Disrupting the Patient-to-Prisoner Pipeline and Creating Equity in the Cannabis Industry

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Dr. Chanda Macias

CEO & Chairwoman of the Board of Managers

Women Grow

Moderators

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Sammi Toorish

VP, Investments

Arcadian

10:50 AM

Exclusive Interview C3 Industries: Lessons In Delivering High-quality Cannabis Products With Strong Brand Recognition

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Ankur Rungta

CEO & Co-Founder

C3 Industries Inc.

Moderators

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Douglas Hannah

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Silverleaf Venture Partners

11:10 AM

Exclusive Interview Tackling Real-time Data, Analytics And Intelligence For The Cannabis Space

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Cy Scott

Co-founder & CEO

Headset Inc.

Moderators

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Amanda Marie Goldston

Senior Consultant - Technology+, Global Consulting Solutions

CohnReznick LLP

1:20 PM

Social Equity Startup Maximizing The Potential Of Each Plant Through Organic Cultivation

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Jarrel Howard

CEO

Gold Standard Farms

Moderators

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Krishnan Varier

CIO

Arcadian

1:40 PM

Spotlight The Secret Sauce Of Good Indoor Lighting Technologies

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Bryan Fried

Chairman & CEO

Pangea Global Technologies, Inc.

2:30 PM

Exclusive Interview How Can We Help Consumers Navigate The CBD Market?

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Paul Gurney

CEO

CBD of Denver

(OTCMKTS: CBDD)

Moderators

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Zachary Korbin

Partner

Akerman

3:30 PM

Exclusive Interview Cannabis DAOs: The Future for Cannabis Founders is Here

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Christine De La Rosa

CEO & Co-Founder

The People's Ecosystem

Moderators

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Sara Brittany Somerset

Drug Policy Analyst

United Nations

3:50 PM

Exclusive Interview How To Run Consumer-centered Branding In Cannabis

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Jakob Ripshtein

Executive Chairman of the Board

YourWay Cannabis

Moderators

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Scott Greiper

President & Founder

Viridian Capital Advisors

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reception Networking Reception - Provided by Benzinga Cannabis Awards

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