Thursday CBD Pre-Show Cannabis Business Crash Course (Requires Separate Ticket)

March 24th, 2022
Time: 9:30am – 6:00pm
TCF Center

This comprehensive business & entrepreneur crash course provides in-depth training on the cannabis supply chain to help you successfully launch or progress your cannabis career. Gain insights and strategies from expert cannabis professionals in this intensive, day-long workshop. Acquire new skills and insider knowledge to stay ahead of the curve and propel your business forward. Learn about the market demand and revenue growth opportunities in this vast industry, from seed to sale and everything in between.

Crash Course Agenda

9:30 am – 9:45 am
Industry Overview

Introduction to Growth Opportunities & Emerging Trends

9:45 am – 11:30am
Science to Sale

Health/Medicinal Utility of Cannabis

Beyond THC: Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Trichomes and more

Market Demand/ Differentiating Your Product or Brand/ Tips to Success

Product Options/ Routes of Administration (smokables, oils, edibles, topicals, etc)


11:30 am – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Seed Quality & Options: Not all Seeds are Created Equally

Plant Life Cycle & Anatomy

Plant Growing 101: Growing Techniques & Environmental Considerations—pH, lights,
nutrients, pest control, etc

Harvest Time! Trimming, Drying, Curing

Processing & Extraction Techniques

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Business Planning Basics 

Taxes & Legal Issues


Real Estate 

Banking , Payment Processing, Cash Management 

Funding / Investors 

Marketing / Branding / Advertising

Ancillary Cannabis Businesses 

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Interactive Workshop: Hands On Cannabis Cloning Mini Workshop

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Q & A

Course Instructors

David V. Patton, J.D.

Since 2016, Dave’s law practice has been dedicated to the cannabis and hemp industries. Prior to that, he did appellate litigation and administrative law (i.e., regulatory law, government relations). He also defended Big Tobacco for a few years.

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