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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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      Business Panel: Strategies, Operations, and Growth

      What can set your company apart from all the rest? How do you minimize risk and maximize profits? How do you successfully market your brand? This panel discussion and Q & A session is focused on how to grow a successful business while also learning about the newest market opportunities and emerging trends. Whether it’s marketing, business strategy, growth, legal or financial considerations, etc this panel can answer those questions from first- hand experience.

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      Budding Issues in Medical Cannabis for Mississippi.

      This panel of legal experts from Balch and Bingham LLP will cover current trends in the medical cannabis industry as well as various considerations for medical cannabis businesses in Mississippi. Lucien Smith will cover legislative updates and trends. Patrick Everman will discuss M&A structuring and due diligence. Russell Dumas will share what employers can and can’t do. Bea Tolsdorf and Christina Nunez will discuss Marketing Issues Related to the Cannabis Industry. Moderated by Scott Andress

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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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      New Facility Rollout Do’s and Don’ts for Mississippi Cannabis Businesses

      Technology is a key part to setting up, operating, & securing any successful cannabis business. Every cannabis business needs software, a surveillance system, networking, barcode scanners, and more. In this session, three top cannabis technology experts will cover the processes, best practices, and key mistakes to avoid of choosing, procuring, installing, and optimizing your cannabis business’s tech stack, followed by a brief Q&A.

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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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      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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      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

      As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Get ready for your investor roadshow by understanding what lenders want. We’ll discuss the outlook on market capital, top concerns of investors, legal and funding structures, the five keys to raising capital, and why proper accounting from day 1 is so important.

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

      Learn how to effectively identify methods to address deal points in cannabis transactions. Develop knowledge on the considerations when assessing a cannabis transaction (e.g. pros and cons in a stock purchase vs. an asset purchase). Learn about the steps needed to conduct due diligence and how to close a transaction. Learn more about post-closing considerations after the transaction is completed.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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