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California's Cannabis Regulators to Present at CWCBExpo LA


California's Cannabis Regulators to Present at CWCBExpo LA

Lori Ajax & Cat Packer will Provide Insight into the World's Largest Cannabis Market

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PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Past, Present, and Future of California Cannabis," will be a topline presentation at the 5th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo). Taking place September 26-29, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo LA is the leading business to business trade show and conference for the legalized cannabis and industrial hemp industries.  

CWCBExpo LA Tradeshow & Conference, the Best Cannabis Education in the Industry

This panel presentation, featuring Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control in California, and Cat Packer, Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation for the City of Los Angeles, will take place on Friday, Sept. 28th at 10:00 a.m. Attendees will gain insight on the rules and regulations that are being implemented by California.

Lori Ajax, the California "pot czar," is the first Chief of the newly formed Bureau of Cannabis Control, appointed by Governor Brown in 2016. The Bureau is responsible for regulating commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and temporary cannabis events.  Prior to her appointment, Chief Ajax served as Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and also spent ten years in private industry prior to her state government career.  

Appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Cat Packer is the first Executive Director and General Manager of the Department of Cannabis Regulation. Packer leads the licensing and regulation of commercial cannabis activity within the City of Los Angeles and manages the implementation of the City's cannabis related policies and programs. Prior to this position, Packer served as California Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, where she worked to ensure the successful and equitable implementation of various cannabis policy reforms. Before this role, Packer served as Campaign Coordinator for Californians for Responsible Marijuana Reform, a social justice-centered campaign in support of the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

More CWCBExpo LA highlights include:

-Industry Update with Troy Dayton, Arcview Group, and Keynote Address by Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center.

-Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information on: Open a Cannabis Business;
Advanced Cannabis Investment Workshop; Cannabis Retailing: Beyond the Basics
The Secret Sauce: Developing IP and Production Best Practices with the incredibles Kitchen & Extraction Laboratory; Growing Organic Cannabis; and California Deep Dive: An Evolving Cannabis Regulatory Landscape

-Conference sessions led by credible strategists, investors, scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs sharing their knowledge on: "California is the New Capital of Cannabis: Will Raising Capital Become Easier?;" "The Future Grow Room: How Science is Changing Cultivation Practices;" "Compliance as a Business Advantage;" "Scaling Up Your Cannabis Company;" "280E: Taxing the Cannabis Industry;" "Extraction Methods and Devices;" "Defining the New High: Flavor, Function, and Experience;"  and more topics relevant to today's evolving cannabis landscape.

-Networking Mixer and Industry Party to strengthen relationships and build business connections.

Pre-show registration rates can be found at For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit; contact: or call 201-580-2050.

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
CWCBExpo are the premier business-to-business events for the legalized cannabis industry and are held 3 times per year in the largest financial, business, and media markets—New York, Los Angeles and Boston.  Connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn: @cwcbexpo.

Contacts:  Fred Polsinelli,, 646-306-7413
Annie Scully,, 201-310-9252

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