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      How to procure Insurance in the cannabis world

      How you are involved with Cannabis? Medically, recreationally, or in the business? Each one of these involvements have their own criteria to successfully get insurance. We will educate and guide individuals in these criterias to successfully obtain coverage everyone deserves. Just because you are involved in cannabis, don’t be descriminated against!

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      The Cannabis Cash Conundrum: Best Practices for Success in Automating and Managing Your Cash Handling

      Over 90% of all cannabis-related transactions are carried out in cash, industrywide. With a cash automation strategy, or leveraging technology to better count, secure and manage cash, a Washington D.C. medical marijuana dispensary has minimized risk, reduced costs and eased cash handling for associates and managers. Learn how they use cash automation technology to save time and costs, ensure the security and visibility of cash volumes in and across dispensaries and maintain compliance with state/federal regulations.

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      Cannabis Tax Codes: How Do They Affect Your Business

      | | | Lisa Vachon |

      The audience will gain a solid understanding of what is and is not considered cost of goods sold, the 3 main tax codes that negatively affect this industry, and what they can do to put their business in a position that can survive the industry. The crowd will also get a basic understanding of how their entity can be treated for tax purposes and how that affects 280E.lisa

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      Cultivation Panel: From Seed to Sale

      This panel discussion and Q&A session is focused on the ins & outs of cultivation, streamlining the supply chain and getting to the final product. Gain insights into lessons learned from cultivars, growing tips, and considerations along the way of turning raw plant material from the farm into a finished product.

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      The Cannabis Cash Conundrum: Best Practices for Success in Automating and Managing Your Cash Handling

      | | | Shawn Kruger |

      Over 90% of all cannabis-related transactions are carried out in cash, industrywide. With a cash automation strategy, or leveraging technology to better count, secure and manage cash, Takoma Wellness, Washington D.C. medical marijuana dispensary, has minimized risk, reduced costs and eased cash handling for associates and managers. Like Takoma, save time and costs, ensure the security and visibility of cash volumes in and across dispensaries and maintain compliance with state/federal regulations.

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      Marketing on a Shoe-String Budget: DIY Techniques for Personal Branding, Content Creation, and List Building

      | | | Chris Vaglio |

      Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur looking to market your product or service on a limited budget? In this presentation, we will discuss various DIY marketing techniques that can help you create a strong personal brand, generate engaging content, and build a loyal customer base without breaking the bank.

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      Capitalizing on Maryland’s Emerging Adult-Use Cannabis Market: Strategies for Equitable and Profitable Success

      | | | Nic Easley |

      Despite challenges, the Maryland cannabis market offers massive opportunity for entrepreneurs, patients, and investors alike. With recent legalization these are exciting times for those looking to apply for licenses, start, and scale their businesses. With over a decade of experience navigating the complex cannabis industry landscape, Nic Easley will provide valuable insights for how to plan and build a profitable and sustainable cannabis business in the soon-to-be booming Maryland rec market.

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      Cannabis IS Real Medicine

      From chronic pain and cancer, to PTSD and anxiety, Duber Medical physicians are seeing the wide range of ways cannabis can offer relief to patients, without the side effects of traditional medication. Clinical evidence is growing that shows how this complex plant can treat or manage symptoms of those suffering from physical or mental health conditions in ways that current treatment options do not. Join Dr. Morris as she covers the history of medical marijuana, as well as emerging research, personal anec- dotes and her thoughts on the future of medical cannabis for those looking to heal better, naturally.

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      Retail Technology 101: How to Leverage the Right Platforms to Get a Step Ahead in the Cannabis Industry

      | | | Chris Reid |

      Technology helps retailers grow and scale. It puts dispensaries on the map and drives new business, enables budtenders to provide a smooth and memorable customer experience, and helps streamline operations to drive down costs. But with so many technologies and tools available, how do you know what you really need and how can you tell the good from the bad? Cova CEO Gary Cohen will walk you through some of the key platforms and tools that can help you to run your store and grow your business.

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      Mastering Humidity for Optimal Yields

      | | | Matthew Cullen |

      The focus of this seminar is the creation of healthy environments for your indoor cultivation spaces. We will explore the major factors that go into developing an ideal climate for your garden to thrive. Humidity control is where Anden plants its flag and we will discuss a number of popular trends in humidity control. We will look into the considerations for and the limitations of differing systems. There is no “one right way”, but there are some ways better suited to your next garden.

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      After the Haze Clears: Speaking Bluntly about 280E Audits

      | | | Angela Mays |

      A Breakdown of the IRC 280E: The blunt truth about becoming audit ready: as new licensees and new plant-touching business owners you have a lot on your plate to get up and running and profitable. But, too often you’re not aware that in order to protect yourself and your business from audit, you must have an accounting process in order. This presentation delves deeply into the nuances of becoming 280E compliant by preparing your accounting system well in advance for audit.

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      Licensing Cannabis Brands

      | | | Luke Batty |

      This seminar will help aspiring multistate cannabis brands, manufacturers, and dispensary operators understand the fundamentals of a brand licensing relationship. We will summarize the different assets that can be licensed across state lines and identify the key provisions that may avoid contentious and expensive disputes. This seminar will prepare brands and their licensee partners to develop solid business models and legal agreements that protect their interests. Attendees will leave this seminar armed with a solid understanding of the core elements required to build such a relationship while avoiding common and painful (i.e., expensive) mistakes. 

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      Keys to Raising Capital in Cannabis and CBD/Hemp

      Cannabis Security, Beyond Compliance

      | | | Tim Sutton |

      A security plan utilizing the minimum technology and operational procedures to meet compliance requirements with regulations should not be mistaken as a security plan designed to protect the people and property within a cannabis facility. No single state’s security requirements meet the physical protection standards utilized by every type of business. Most state requirements include antiquated and misunderstood elements for security compliance or fail to address many areas entirely.

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      New vs. Established Markets – How to Survive While Navigating Disruption

      | | | Mike Goral |

      New markets to cannabis can benefit from the mistakes made in the past. Capital needs will exceed projections and good record keeping, internal policies and procedures as well as prudent tax planning can help you succeed during these challenging times. This secession will help you develop best practices so that your company can grow and obtain investor confidence.

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      Team Building and Project Management for Cannabis Startups

      From application writing and business plan development to project finance and operations, the importance of building a strong team and leveraging project management is cornerstone to a successful business.  This presentation will focus on the importance of building a team of proven subject matter experts and leveraging project management to successfully navigate the complexity of startup operations.

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      The Importance of Good Manufacturing Practices in the Cannabis Industry

      | | | Steven Gendel |
      Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are the essential foundation of quality safety, regulatory compliance, and sustainability. GMP describe how to manufacture Cannabis products in a way that protects the product, the producer, and the consumer. This presentation will give an overview of the principles of GMP, show how they can be employed in the production of any type of Cannabis product, and describe the resources available to help facilities develop and implement GMP.
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      Securing Cannabis Real Estate in Emerging Markets

      Commercial cannabis real estate is hard to secure and expensive to make operational. Understanding the challenges is key to ensuring you don’t waste time or money. From choosing a location that meets zoning laws to understanding whether to lease or purchase to securing insurance and creating realistic construction timelines, this session will cover it all. We’ll take you through the important aspects to consider when securing commercial cannabis real estate all while preserving crucial capital.

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      Plant Sap Analysis 101 for Cannabis Cultivation

      | | | Scott Wall |

      What is plant sap analysis? How is it different from dry tissue analysis? How and when do you collect samples for submission to a plant sap laboratory? How do you read a plant sap report and interpret the data? And most importantly how do you make management decisions from that data? All this will be addressed in a rapid fast passed presentation

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      Cultivating Compliance: Navigating State Tax Compliance With Confidence

      | | | Kenya Alexander |

      Prepare to gain invaluable insights into best practices for tracking revenue, managing inventory, and understanding tax implications within the cannabis sector. Our expert speaker will share practical strategies and expert tips to ensure accurate record-keeping, robust internal controls, and seamless integration of compliance measures into your financial processes.

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      Why Standard Operating Procedures Are Crucial For The Success Of Your Cannabis Business

      | | | Kady Cravens |

      When your business is in the Cannabis industry, compliance with the regulations is the bottom line to keeping the doors open. So why are there still so many facilities that are operating without SOP practices in place? Today, we will take a closer look at the benefits of having a thorough SOP, what can happen when you don’t have an SOP in place and some solutions to get you started on your journey to full compliance today.

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      Catch Me if You Cannabis -Legit Cannabis Payments – Seek & You Shall Find

      | | | Robert Casares |

      Engage in an unfiltered discussion shedding light on the current industry hurdles and dispelling misconceptions surrounding cannabis-related payments. Leveraging his extensive expertise in banking, compliance, and anti-money laundering, Robert will present a blend of factual information and firsthand observations gathered throughout his decade-long involvement with diverse payment solutions in the cannabis sector.

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      Cannabis odor, Be in the Know

      | | | Derek Stucki |

      Odor is the industry’s biggest public-facing problem – and we are not winning. We will define the current challenge and look at the coming regulatory impact on odor control. A deep dive into why people complain about odor and why it’s complicated is next. Explore available odor control technologies and see what’s working and what’s not. Understand the science of odor elimination. Leave attendees with a clear understanding of challenges and solutions around cannabis odor.

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      How to Develop & Succeed in the Premium Exotic Flower Niche

      | | | Rick Rainbolt |

      Learn the fundamentals and the pitfalls to avoid in developing a premium exotic flower grow facility and operation. Learn about facility development starting with selecting the correct property, the type of facility to build, how to precisely control the environment, and setting up a perpetual rotation and cultivation program. We’ll cover the (1) Facility (2) Genetics (3) Cultivation. Learn the 3 fundamentals for success in the premium exotic flower niche, the 5 fundamentals to building a premium exotic flower facility, how to set up the facility for perpetual rotation for monthly harvest and how to set up the facility to properly interact with genetics and cultivation.

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      Genetics, Cannabis Tissue Culture & Advanced Cultivation

      | | | Justin Esquivel |

      Take a deep dive into why stable genetics are so important and how you can implement tissue culture into any size cultivation canopy. This will educate & teach the grower how to achieve frosty & flavorful buds time after time!  Learn about how to keep your crop bacteria & pest free from start to finish! Become aware of the greatest and most advanced tricks that can be implemented in home or commercial cultivation to achieve exotic premium buds.  Understand what to look for when choosing the genetics that you will be cultivating under your BRAND.  Once it’s out there, you can’t take it back!  The cream always rises to the top!

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      Cooking with Cannabinoids for Health and Happiness

      | | | Jazmine Moore |

      An Analysis of CBD & Gut Health Chef, Crohn’s survivor Jazmine Moore of Green Panther Chef. Over 70% of Americans suffer from gastrointestinal problems or digestive disorders. This presentation will discuss these 5 questions and the correlation between cannabinoids and overall gut wellness, and what terpenes and cannabinoids interact better with certain ailments. It becomes evident that proper cultivar and recipe alignment can be used as a lever for gut health and happiness.

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      Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Keep Your Cannabis Operation Compliant

      | | | Teresa Kearney |

      For those knowledgeable in cannabis but not as strong in back office practices, this session is for you. Learn the simple processes that will keep you legally compliant and help your cannabis business run smoothly. Often overlooked, Payroll, HR and Timekeeping can drive your business to success or failure. Learn the essentials from a payroll professional. Teresa will discuss 1099 vs. W2, employee handbooks and job descriptions, HR/OSHA compliance and more.

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