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      Kansas City, Missouri 2023

      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 Servive During These Challanging Times

      | | | 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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      Critical Aspects of Business Scalability

      Whether you oversee a single-market brand or an MSO, successful expansion hinges on carefully managed information about business operations. Cannabis tech expert Michael Piermont of Leaf Trade will discuss the importance of optimizing cannabis businesses to scale as the industry handles growing pains and varied regulations across legal state markets. Attendees will gain insight on the best ways to monitor their sales, inventory management, payments, payroll and more.

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      Cannabis Facility Programming: Who, What, Why?

      Most of the major decisions of cannabis facility design are made in the critical first design iteration called Programming. This process sets the course of the project and operation of the facility. Join as experts guide you through the process, what questions are asked, what decisions need to be made when, special considerations and the ideal course of a facility design project. Join us as experts guide you through the ideal course of a project,

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      Top 10 HR Mistakes that Lead to Costly Lawsuits

      | | | Erica Brune |

      Whether you’re a team leader or C-suite executive, it is critical to understand how to reduce your exposure for employee lawsuits. This session explores workable strategies to help you manage HR at your business with a step-by-step guide. Learn how to navigate the challenges ranging from discrimination and wrongful termination to harassment and employee paperwork by implementing the HR compliance needed to avoid these pitfalls.

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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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      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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      Making the Connection between Risk Management and Profitability

      | | | 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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      ERP Software & Cannabis Connoisseurship

      | | | Rob Sanchez |

      Enterprise Resource Planning systems are essential to maximize efficiency and profits of your cannabis business. We’ll review ERPs and discuss Integrations and Compliance during this session first. Then we’ll talk about Cannabis Connoisseurship and why it matters in the industry before putting the two together to see why and how ERPs can contribute too products worthy of connoisseurship. Join Rob Sanchez, Product Manager & Agile Coach at BLAZE for this informative session on Cannabis software.

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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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      Homozygous 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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