Jackson 2022

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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Shifting the Stress Reaction with CBD

Review of the power of CBD and how it can help encourage mental and physical balance. This talk will delve into the complexities of cortisol, the stress hormone, and how CBD can help balance physical stress reactions.
Take away: Patient Empowerment, CBD is a tool for health and balance

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How To Get a Bank Account (And Keep It!)

| | | Dom Marella |

So you’re opening up a cannabis business in Mississippi? You must have thick skin. Cannabis operators are not only challenged by hurdles faced by every new business, but face additional compliance and risk burden. You’ve probably heard stories about the lack of banking and the dangers of cash management. Cannabis is not unbanked … it is underbanked. In this session, you will learn about compliant banking, payments and, even, lending options accessible to the cannabis industry.

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Long-Term Community Development through Cannabis Education

| | | Kevin Greene |

How will you, your family, and your community benefit (or not) from the booming cannabis industry? We are creating an entire industry that will make an impact in the world and in multiple sectors. Cannabis will be woven into the social fabric of our society. When a new casino opens, it brings with its workforce development programs. So why, in the booming cannabis industry, with a ton of opportunity and upward mobility, is workforce development and community education lagging behind?

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It’s Complicated: Advertising Cannabis

You know you wanna, but can you? Well, it’s complicated. Cannabis advertisers have more to worry about than most brands. They need to consider FCC guidelines, federal and state regulations, and advertising company restrictions, too. Many media companies, like Meta and Google, have banned cannabis advertising altogether. In this session, you will walk away with an understanding of the current advertising landscape for the cannabis industry and five tactics that will help you gain an edge.

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Cannabis Tax Codes: Keeping you ahead of the law

| | | Rose Taylor |

Did you know the IRS can deny deductions completely if
you are operating without good records? Also since there
are no “deductions” in cannabis it’s important that your
cost of goods sold is flowing properly through inventory
which is a business asset.

Under an audit having actual receipts looks great. You can
try to recreate your expenses from a bank or credit card
statement… but what if they are paid in cash?

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Democratizing “Green Zone” Data: How PropTech is Shaping Cannabis Real Estate

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing and most highly regulated industries in the nation.  Identifying and securing cannabis real estate brings its own share of complexities and competition. Whether you’re applying for a license, just won a license, or looking to expand operations, learn how PropTech can help you unlock green zones for cannabis real estate and enhance the value of your commercial property. Discover how to optimize your search and gain access to compliant locations effectively and expeditiously. Gain insight on essentials to consider when evaluating commercial properties and common areas of oversight. Learn how cannabis-specific PropTech is helping operators. Audience members will also receive a regional overview of key markets where PropTech is vital to finding property that meets both state regulations and local variances.

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What Can Marketers Learn From FDA/FTC Enforcement Trends

| | | Asa Waldstein |

In this session, we review recent enforcement trends and discuss ways companies operating in the hemp-CBD marketplace can limit their risk, while still be truthful and not misleading. This includes identifying high-risk verbiage and providing examples of lower-risk ways to get the same message across. This discussion reviews the dos and don’ts of digital marketing such as best practices for blog posts.

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Designing for Success: Key Considerations for a Cannabis Cultivation Facility

| | | Sam Andras |

The design of your cannabis cultivation facility can literally make or break your business and is worthy of deep consideration. In this session, we’ll outline the key components to consider when planning your grow facility, from how to choose a facility site to designing for future scalability. We’ll discuss the roadmap for planning and timelines for construction giving you a good sense of what to expect from submitting designs for your license to becoming operational.

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

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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Into the Weeds

| | | Ryan Milam |

The cannabis industry presents unique challenges to business owners when it comes to managing finances, accounting and taxes. Navigating changing state and federal regulations and maintaining compliance with the IRS tax code can be a daunting task in such a highly-regulated industry. This workshop will cover the basics of cannabis accounting, why it is important and the audit risks involved with this industry.

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How to Open a Dispensary 101: Licensing & Application Phase

| | | Maxime Kot |

With cannabis sales projected to generate over $22B in 2021, investors are considering what license opportunities have the most potential. A dispensary license offers a healthy profit margin with most new operations 75% profitable within the first year of opening. New Mexico entrepreneurs interested in applying for a license will learn what they need to consider and how to prepare for their dispensary application.

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What to Do (and Not to Do) When Preparing to Apply for a Mississippi Cannabis Business License

Entrepreneurs, is your business ready for cannabis business licensing in Mississippi? From forming a strong team and finding investors, to acquiring a suitable location and engaging with your community, the long road to receiving a cannabis license can be daunting. Attend this session for helpful tips to get you on the path to success, including examples of common mistakes applicants make in new cannabis markets.

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The need for professional Cannabis education to enhance and develop the cannabis industry

| | | Kevin Greene |

Technology in the Cannabis Packaging Space

| | | John Hartsell |

DIZPOT started as a wholesale operation and quickly evolved to meet the growing needs of the industry when the team realized there was a void in industry-specific solutions for the market, as well as packaging specialists with compliance expertise. With supply chain issues, multi-state compliance variances, and the need for child-proof packaging, DIZPOT has created technology platforms that reduce errors and streamline procurement processes for cannabis brands.

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Tissue Culture, Homozygous Genetics & Cultivation

Selecting genetics that were bred for your specific region. Seed viability, the importance of a “radical. Cultivation techniques appropriate for your end product, environment and genotype.

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The Importance of Zoning in Cannabis Operations

This presentation will identify the high-level role zoning laws play in cannabis operations.
It will provide a business owner with resources the business owner can use to navigate and comply with local zoning ordinances.
It will explore common requirements imposed by local jurisdictions and the steps a business can take to comply with those requirements.
It will explore how a business owner can come into compliance if the business has been issued a notice by state or local regulators

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