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      Jackson, Mississippi 2023

      Indoor Cultivation Design

      General overview of indoor cultivation design requirements for optimal and energy-efficient cultivation. Thomas will point out the differences between unitary and plug-and-play types of equipment. Thomas will also discuss the topic of chilled water application vs Mechanical direct expansion.

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      How To Sell Weed Online – The Smart Way

      | | | Max Juhasz |

      Marketing cannabis can seem overwhelming if you don’t know what you are doing. This presentation will go over what works, what doesn’t work and what will be a total waste of money. Avoid the pitfalls and shiny objects that end up costing you more than what you see in return. Bring a notebook and ask questions.

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      Building your Garden’s IPM Plan

      | | | Will Batt |
      Often overlooked, a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management plan can be the difference between cultivating success and economic disaster. As cultivators, we strive to produce the best quality and safest product for the consumer. By utilizing proper scouting and identification and a combination of control methods, a sound IPM plan allows us to proactively prevent problems and minimize the use of dangerous and labor intensive chemical applications.
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      Sink or Swim: Strategies to Build, Grow, and Thrive in Mississippi’s Evolving Medical Cannabis Market

      | | | Nic Easley |

      It has happened – medical cannabis is legally available to patients in Mississippi. As this market continues to grow and mature, setting an example for the region, the rules and regulations will also evolve. The rule changes proposed recently highlight the complexity of obtaining a license and building successful, compliant medical cannabis businesses in such an environment. Success is dependent on developing strategies to navigate this evolving market.

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      Working with Marijuana: You got your card, now what?

      | | | Julie Mitchell |

      In this session, Ms. Mitchell will talk about your legal rights as it pertains to you as an Employer, Employee, Patient and Healthcare Provider. What are your rights as an employer? What are rights as an employee? What are your rights as a patient? What are your rights and responsibilities as a health care provider? How do we deal with marijuana in the workplace. It will also provide some insight into the patient and healthcare provider relationship and responsibilities with regard to medical marijuana and answer needed questions; i.e., can I use my medical marijuana in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, etc.? What if I work at a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, etc.?

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      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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      How to Keep Your Cannabis License: Accounting and Tax Tips

      | | | Andrea Lockhart |

      Getting your cannabis license is a major accomplishment. Now is the time to ensure you have the proper procedures and processes in place to remain compliant with all state, local, and federal laws. Attendees will leave with an understanding of best practices for accounting and taxes for all verticals.

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      Keys to Raising Capital in Cannabis and CBD/Hemp

      For over fifteen years Cassidy has served the banking industry with his expertise in finance and data analysis. As a CPA working in the corporate and banking sectors, he saw an increasing need in Cannabis for trustworthy accounting services. His passion for Cannabis culture and moving the movement forward led him to exclusively serve the Cannabis market.

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      Being a Closer – Start Deal Flows, Diligence Concerns and Closing

      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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      Policy Exclusions, What to look for so you don’t get Burned

      | | | Justin Shannon |

      Exploring the connection between Risk Management and Profitability. The more things you can do on the front end to mitigate risk, the more money you will save on the back. There are a ton of small adjustments that can be made to your operation that will help you to become more profitable. We will go into detail on what can be done to help you make money.

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      Choosing the Right Tax Entity for your Cannabis Business: Does it align with your long term goals?

      | | | Rose Taylor |
      During this presentation we will go over how different entities are treated for tax purposes, taking into account IRC 280E. The audience will walk away with an understanding of different entity types, their tax treatment, and a checklist of things they need to consider when choosing their entity. This is important for business owners, investors, partners, and future investors. The audience will also have a foundational understanding of what is cost of goods sold as it pertains to IRC 280E.
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      Beyond 280E: Navigating State Tax Compliance

      | | | Kenya Alexander |
      Sales tax, excise tax, payroll tax, income tax… so many taxes! Not only do cannabis business owners need to be aware of the federal tax laws, but also the state requirements. State tax requirements are just as important (if not more) as federal taxes because one slip-up could cost you your license.
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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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      How to Run a More Profitable Cannabis Business

      | | | Sandy Suchoff |

      Cannabis businesses are faced with higher compliance costs and higher taxes when compared to other types of businesses. Additionally, in a lot of states the markets are saturated and there is increased competition. Many times the owners are wearing so many hats— many of which they should not be doing because they don’t like it, is not productive, or a good use of their time. There is a system to create a path to a more successful and profitable cannabis business. Attendees will learn how cash is more important than profit, and how profit is more important than revenue. The five drivers of revenue, profit, and cash flow will be taught. Attendees will also learn about targets and forecasts, and how they should let the right numbers drive their decisions. We will demonstrate how to keep a scoreboard about what to do every month to keep on track to achieve higher profits and increase cash flow. Lastly, the audience will learn how to create financial objectives and actionable plans to move the needles closer to their targeted numbers.

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      Cannabis odor – Public Enemy #1

      | | | 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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      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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