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World Cafe: Navigating the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 515A

08-11-2018 15:30 08-11-2018 16:45 Europe/London World Cafe: Navigating the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

Cannabis is an industry projected to grow at nearly 30 percent per year over the next decade. It is often hard to remember that just five years ago no state had legal adult use recreational cannabis. Today, 46 states have legalized some use of cannabis (95 percent of the American public), 29 have broad access… Read more »

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Synopsis

Cannabis is an industry projected to grow at nearly 30 percent per year over the next decade. It is often hard to remember that just five years ago no state had legal adult use recreational cannabis. Today, 46 states have legalized some use of cannabis (95 percent of the American public), 29 have broad access to medical cannabis and 9 states plus the District of Columbia (21 percent of the American public) have legal recreational cannabis. Local leaders are frequently finding themselves having to navigate and regulate this rapidly evolving world. Get objective answers to questions about how to handle the challenges arising from this market disruption during a round-robin style event where you get face time with experts in the industry. Topics include how the expansion of legal/decriminalized cannabis intersects with taxation, the federal banking industry, public health and safety, state-level preemption, racial equity, other drugs like opioids.

Speakers

  • Fran Mancia Vice President of Government Relations - MuniServices
  • Dustin McDonald Vice President of Government Relations - Weedmaps
  • Khurshid Khoja Principal & Founder - Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
  • Brad Rowe Lecturer - UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
  • Michelle Garakian Assistant Executive Director - City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis
  • Howard Padwa Research Scientist - UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
  • Jacqueline Hubbard Clinical Chemistry Fellow - University of California, San Diego
  • Suzanne Sisley President/Principal Investigator - Scottsdale Research Institute
  • Danica Lee Director, Public Health Inspections - Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Cat Packer Executive Director and General Manager of the Department of Cannabis Regulation - Los Angeles, CA
  • Lindsey Horvath Councilmember - West Hollywood, CA
  • Katie Kincaid Director of Public Affairs - Eaze
  • Kara Lavaux Food and Marijuana Program Supervisor - Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Berlin Boyd Councilmember - Memphis, TN
  • Linda Cooke Presiding Judge - Boulder Municipal Court
  • Greg Felix Vice President, Strategic Solutions Sales - Accela
  • Ashley Kilroy Executive Director - Denver Department of Excise and Licenses

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