Austin 2021

Speakers

Texas has finally joined the Green Rush with its freshly-passed hemp-friendly laws. Join us in Austin, Texas, to discover the rapidly growing world of CBD, hemp and cannabis from our expert speakers.

Sid Miller

Ilissa Nolan

Lisa Pittman

Panel: The State of Texas Hemp: How we got there and where we are headed.

By Sid Miller, |

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, TDA Industrial Hemp Council Member Lisa Pittman, and Texas Hemp Coalition Executive Director Ilissa Nolan will discuss the evolution of the Texas Hemp law through the 2019-2021 Sessions, the relationship between the Texas program and the USDA, and the economic and practical development of the Texas hemp program over the past year, including challenges faced and successes shared, as well as the Commissioner’s expectations for the near and long term future of the industry.

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Sid Miller

Ilissa Nolan

Lisa Pittman

Panel: The State of Texas Hemp: How we got there and where we are headed.
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Presentation Abstract:
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, TDA Industrial Hemp Council Member Lisa Pittman, and Texas Hemp Coalition Executive Director Ilissa Nolan will discuss the evolution of the Texas Hemp law through the 2019-2021 Sessions, the relationship between the Texas program and the USDA, and the economic and practical development of the Texas hemp program over the past year, including challenges faced and successes shared, as well as the Commissioner's expectations for the near and long term future of the industry.
About:
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller An eighth-generation farmer and rancher, Sid Miller is the 12th Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). He has devoted his life to promoting Texas agriculture, rural communities and the great state of Texas. Born in De Leon, in Comanche County, in September 1955, Sid Miller graduated with honors from Tarleton State University in Stephenville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Ag Education. A recognized community leader, Miller was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2000. He quickly earned a reputation as a staunch defender of Texas agriculture, constitutional freedoms and individual liberties for all Texans. He was elected statewide as the 12th Texas Agriculture Commissioner in 2014, and re-elected to his second term in office in 2018. Since taking office as Agriculture Commissioner, Commissioner Miller has brought real, common sense reform to TDA. Within six months in office, he eliminated a two-and-a-half-year backlog in organic certifications. He reshaped field operations to maximize efficiency for Texas taxpayers. This included increasing the number of consumer protection inspections by as much as 183 percent while slashing the miles traveled by TDA inspectors by more than half a million miles a year. Commissioner Miller also launched Operation Maverick, a consumer protection initiative to round up businesses which failed to register their commercial scales with TDA. Registrations have increased 35 percent, and more than 2,000 previously unregistered businesses are now monitored by TDA to ensure consumers are protected. A former ag teacher and school board member, Commissioner Miller is committed to fighting childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles for Texas schoolchildren. His creation of Farm Fresh Fridays and other farm-to-school initiatives resulted in a $14 million increase in the amount of Texas products purchased by schools. Commissioner Miller is also passionate about ensuring rural communities have the water and infrastructure they need to thrive. To that end, he created TDA’s Office of Water to ensure all Texans have access to clean water for today and future generations. Additionally, under his guidance, TDA has directed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding through the Texas Community Development Block Grant program to local communities for infrastructure improvements and repairs. Commissioner Miller is the state’s leading advocate around the world for Texas agriculture, Texas-grown products and Texas-owned businesses. He oversees TDA’s world-renowned GO TEXAN program — a marketing effort to showcase the best products, companies and communities that call the Lone Star State home. Since taking office, Commissioner Miller’s passion to increase market exposure for Texas agriculture has led him and his staff to mount trade missions to Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Israel, China and every continent on the globe, except Antarctica. Commissioner Miller is a businessman who breeds and trains American Quarter Horses. In his spare time, he is a recognized rodeo cowboy who holds 12 world championship titles. He and his wife, Debra, have been married for over 40 years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. They are active members of the Cowboy Church of Erath County, where Commissioner Miller also serves as an elder.

Moses Levin

Stephen Raisner

Zachary Maxwell

Geoff Young

Panel: Cultivation

By Moses Levin, |
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Moses Levin

Stephen Raisner

Zachary Maxwell

Geoff Young

Panel: Cultivation
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Presentation Abstract:
The Ins & Outs of Cultivation, Streamlining The Supply Chain and Getting to the Final Product. Learn more about the cultivation process, including lessons learned from cultivars, growing tips, and insight into the process of turning raw plant material from the farm into a finished product ready to sale.
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Shayda Torabi

Lee Vernon

Khadijah Adams

Business, Markets, & Trends Panel

By Shayda Torabi, |
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Shayda Torabi

Lee Vernon

Khadijah Adams

Business, Markets, & Trends Panel
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Presentation Abstract:
What can set your company apart from all the rest? How do you minimize risk and maximize profits? This panel discussion and Q & A session is focused on how to grow a successful business, and discussing the newest market opportunities and emerging trends. Whether its branding, marketing, business strategy, growth, human resources, risk management, funding considerations , or even trends in edibles, this panel can answer those questions form first hand experience.
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Andrew Cates

Chris Sanchez

Dustin Cox

Cannabis Lobbying in Texas Panel

By Andrew Cates, |

The partners at Salient Strategies have decades of experience in business development and public affairs at the federal, state and local level. They represent the new generation of lobbyists in the profession with an eye on disruption and technology to modernize the practice. Salient Strategies works to develop positive relationships with elected officials and staff so that we can find mutually beneficial solutions to complex problems.

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Andrew Cates

Chris Sanchez

Dustin Cox

Cannabis Lobbying in Texas Panel
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Presentation Abstract:
While Texas may not seem to be moving as fast as other states on legislative reform for marijuana and its derivatives, Texas has made huge strides in recent years. Will the state continue to move forward, or getting dragged back by political disagreement? This presentation will break down the political environment in Texas in 2020 and how the elections in November could impact the state of Hemp, CBD, and marijuana laws when the legislature reconvenes in January 2021.
About:
The partners at Salient Strategies have decades of experience in business development and public affairs at the federal, state and local level. They represent the new generation of lobbyists in the profession with an eye on disruption and technology to modernize the practice. Salient Strategies works to develop positive relationships with elected officials and staff so that we can find mutually beneficial solutions to complex problems.

Finlay Sabin

The Hemplime Building Industry

By Finlay Sabin, |

My presentation would go over a present over view of the hemplime industry or Hempcrete building industry. I train builders around the USA and we source the best hemplime building materials from around the world. We have hemplime mixing machines for the construction site. My company and associates have 30 years experience that we would like to share with the USA. I am from Houston originally and have set out to make hemplime building a standardized industry in the USA.

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Finlay Sabin

The Hemplime Building Industry
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Presentation Abstract:
My presentation would go over a present over view of the hemplime industry or Hempcrete building industry. I train builders around the USA and we source the best hemplime building materials from around the world. We have hemplime mixing machines for the construction site. My company and associates have 30 years experience that we would like to share with the USA. I am from Houston originally and have set out to make hemplime building a standardized industry in the USA.
About:
My name is Finlay Sabin and I am the Partner of Hemp Eco Systems USA. I am partnered with a Hemp Eco Systems Switzerland. We have been building and renovating with Hemplime for the past 30 years. We hold patents on mixing hemp with hydrated lime and we also have a patented binder called HES Plus which is 100% Natural and non-toxic and has scientific backed research to be proven to sequester carbon dioxide. I am based in the Pacific Northwest and I hold educational workshops on Hemplime building.

Tamera Rice

What to consider before planting your first seed

By Tamera Rice, |

A “Farm Guide” will be provided with guidance on what to consider from compliance to genetics to drying your hemp.
Guidance for buying hemp derived products for retailers and manufacturers.
How to vet a CBD supplier.

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Tamera Rice

What to consider before planting your first seed
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Presentation Abstract:
A "Farm Guide" will be provided with guidance on what to consider from compliance to genetics to drying your hemp. Guidance for buying hemp derived products for retailers and manufacturers. How to vet a CBD supplier.
About:
We are a supplier of hemp products. Supply chain solutions for hemp farm, extract labs, manufacturing and retailers of hemp products We sell compliant hemp products and provide consulting for companies looking to become compliant.

Alfonso Benavides

Butane in the Field of Extractions from Cannabis and Hemp using various technologies

By Alfonso Benavides, |

Butane still occupies an important place in the field of extractions and now Butane Extraction becoming available to individuals through simplified small equipment. Other solvent and gas extractions are briefly reviewed.

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Alfonso Benavides

Butane in the Field of Extractions from Cannabis and Hemp using various technologies
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Presentation Abstract:
Butane still occupies an important place in the field of extractions and now Butane Extraction becoming available to individuals through simplified small equipment. Other solvent and gas extractions are briefly reviewed.
About:
Chemical Engineer with over 40 years of experience in Chemical Processing, Organic Solvent Extractions, Process Development and Process Equipment Design. New to the Industry he immersed himself in the Cannabis and Hemp world searching for opportunities to apply his prior chemical processing experience. After two years he decided to focus on THC, CBD, Terpenes and Flavonoids extraction methods and extraction equipment from Cannabis and Hemp. He developed a handheld extractor that uses Butane.

Keiko Beatie

CBD For You & Me A Seniors Silver Lining

By Keiko Beatie, |

Keiko Beatie has been a practitioner of Ayurveda, Chinese and Holistic Medicine since the 1970’s. Her specialty in Bach Flower and Homeopathic has continued with whole plant cannabis medicine and focusing on education to the community for better patient care, health and well-being. She is the Director of Education for Coral Cove Wellness Resort located in Jamaica. This is an all-inclusive cannabis and psychedelic educational resort on the oceanfront of the crystal blue waters of Jamaica.

She speaks at many mainstream and cannabis conferences across the country on subjects Senior Education, Pain Management, Edibles, Topicals, Patient Care, just to name a few. Her background, education and knowledge on the whole plant has assisted many to be able to be in this industry and community, but most of all heal themselves from many serious diseases.

At this time, she is a Board Member for many various organizations starting with OC NORML, The Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Member for Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and Judge of Edibles for The Emerald Cup, and the Cannabis International Tourism Association.

In the past Keiko passion on holistic natural plant-based medicines took her to study at Esalen Institute, Twin Lakes Holistic College, Alive Polarity Institute, CIIS Calif. Institute of Intralegal Studies, UCLA and LA College of Massage and Physical Therapy. She worked in the music, film, and surf industry prior to dedicating her path to education and patient care with natural medicines. She has assisted in starting Women Grow OC, and has written for Weedmaps, Marijunia.com, Sensi Magazine, Edibles Magazine and now a writer for Canna Travel Life Magazine.

Keiko’s mission statement is “Acceptance and legalization of Cannabis and Psychedelic medicines through education and outreach for patient care”.

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Keiko Beatie

CBD For You & Me A Seniors Silver Lining
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Presentation Abstract:
Keiko Beatie has been a practitioner of Ayurveda, Chinese and Holistic Medicine since the 1970's. Her specialty in Bach Flower and Homeopathic has continued with whole plant cannabis medicine and focusing on education to the community for better patient care, health and well-being. She is the Director of Education for Coral Cove Wellness Resort located in Jamaica. This is an all-inclusive cannabis and psychedelic educational resort on the oceanfront of the crystal blue waters of Jamaica. She speaks at many mainstream and cannabis conferences across the country on subjects Senior Education, Pain Management, Edibles, Topicals, Patient Care, just to name a few. Her background, education and knowledge on the whole plant has assisted many to be able to be in this industry and community, but most of all heal themselves from many serious diseases. At this time, she is a Board Member for many various organizations starting with OC NORML, The Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Member for Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and Judge of Edibles for The Emerald Cup, and the Cannabis International Tourism Association. In the past Keiko passion on holistic natural plant-based medicines took her to study at Esalen Institute, Twin Lakes Holistic College, Alive Polarity Institute, CIIS Calif. Institute of Intralegal Studies, UCLA and LA College of Massage and Physical Therapy. She worked in the music, film, and surf industry prior to dedicating her path to education and patient care with natural medicines. She has assisted in starting Women Grow OC, and has written for Weedmaps, Marijunia.com, Sensi Magazine, Edibles Magazine and now a writer for Canna Travel Life Magazine. Keiko’s mission statement is “Acceptance and legalization of Cannabis and Psychedelic medicines through education and outreach for patient care”.
About:
Keiko Beatie has been a practitioner of Ayurveda, Chinese and Holistic Medicine since the 1970's. Her specialty in Bach Flower and Homeopathic has continued with whole plant cannabis medicine and focusing on education to the community for better patient care, health and well-being. She is the Director of Education for Coral Cove Wellness Resort located in Jamaica. This is an all-inclusive cannabis and psychedelic educational resort on the oceanfront of the crystal blue waters of Jamaica. She speaks at many mainstream and cannabis conferences across the country on subjects Senior Education, Pain Management, Edibles, Topicals, Patient Care, just to name a few. Her background, education and knowledge on the whole plant has assisted many to be able to be in this industry and community, but most of all heal themselves from many serious diseases. At this time, she is a Board Member for many various organizations starting with OC NORML, The Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Member for Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and Judge of Edibles for The Emerald Cup, and the Cannabis International Tourism Association. In the past Keiko passion on holistic natural plant-based medicines took her to study at Esalen Institute, Twin Lakes Holistic College, Alive Polarity Institute, CIIS Calif. Institute of Intralegal Studies, UCLA and LA College of Massage and Physical Therapy. She worked in the music, film, and surf industry prior to dedicating her path to education and patient care with natural medicines. She has assisted in starting Women Grow OC, and has written for Weedmaps, Marijunia.com, Sensi Magazine, Edibles Magazine and now a writer for Canna Travel Life Magazine. Keiko’s mission statement is “Acceptance and legalization of Cannabis and Psychedelic medicines through education and outreach for patient care”.

Eric Mckee

Hemp in Construction, Rebuilding Americas , Economy

By Eric Mckee, |

Describing from processing through developing markets how to bring economic opportunities to rural parts of America to rebuild our country sustainably.

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Eric Mckee

Hemp in Construction, Rebuilding Americas , Economy
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Presentation Abstract:
Describing from processing through developing markets how to bring economic opportunities to rural parts of America to rebuild our country sustainably.
About:
Eric is a eco warrior product developer looking to combat global problems with green solutions. Erik is the owner of the wonder workshop the first permitted hempcrete structure in Denver Colorado, Wnder is a hemp-based product development group. Wnder is focusing on primary and secondary processing for additional applications. Eric is also cofounder of the US Hemp Building Association.

William Whatley

Blockchain Software: Compliance and true track/trace for the total hemp supply chain

By William Whatley, |

Top five problems limit the growth of hemp that software can solve:
1. Finding data on seed genetics for your microclimate
2. Tracking your growth cycle
3. Safeguarding for compliance
4. Understanding sample and transporting of hemp
5. Selling your crop

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William Whatley

Blockchain Software: Compliance and true track/trace for the total hemp supply chain
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Presentation Abstract:
Top five problems limit the growth of hemp that software can solve: 1. Finding data on seed genetics for your microclimate 2. Tracking your growth cycle 3. Safeguarding for compliance 4. Understanding sample and transporting of hemp 5. Selling your crop
About:
William Whatley is a data engineer and the visionary software creator of Hempliance and other published technologies. He has spoken on the Texas House Committees on hemp, events with Senate Perry and other hemp related conferences. He led an executive team and built large databases which comprise most of the electrical grid across the United States. As A navy veteran, he served in HS-2, a search and rescue squadron deployed to the U.S.S. Nimitz.

Joshua Thompson

National Definition of Delta 8 Legal & safety

By Joshua Thompson, |
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Joshua Thompson

National Definition of Delta 8 Legal & safety
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Presentation Abstract:
About:
Joshua Thompson is a local store owner that has worked in multiple fields including fluorogenic light testing w/ cas9 systems, security, engineering, developing and testing solar apparatuses. He was the first to distro Delta 8 in Texas, lead sales and product development teams and is coveted by many industry leaders as a vital asset for sales, legal, sourcing, labs, ingredients, formulating ect, With a primary focus on the credible studies of medical applications w/ current known cannabinoids.

Greg Autry

Extraction Matters

By Greg Autry, |

A hemp farmer, extractor and manufacturer with 27 years experience in the industry speaks about how to succeed in a new emerging market and how to avoid the pitfalls of cultivation, processing and manufacturing. Along with his explanation of what true full spectrum extract is.

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Greg Autry

Extraction Matters
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Presentation Abstract:
A hemp farmer, extractor and manufacturer with 27 years experience in the industry speaks about how to succeed in a new emerging market and how to avoid the pitfalls of cultivation, processing and manufacturing. Along with his explanation of what true full spectrum extract is.
About:
John is a Texas hill country native has been cultivating cannabis since 1996. Since 2001 he has been building and managing commercial indoor grows from 400 plants up to his most recent largest facility of 20000 square feet in Desert Hot Springs which totaled 8000 plants and several thousand cuttings and mothers. Greg was instrumental in the development of a low heat and pressure extraction called rosin in the spring and summer of 2015. In 2019 we created the first seed to shelf facility in TX!

Rick Rainbolt

How and Why Develop a World Class Premium Exotic Flower Operation

By Rick Rainbolt, |

HGI’s facilities are hygienical ‘organic’ environments for biologic methods and organic best practices and are designed for perpetual high-yield grow cycles, giving clients a year-round production schedule. HGI’s innovative process maintains the True Organic Value or “Composition” of the Hemp/Cannabis plants’ medicinal potential without the added physical deterioration which distorts the final product. The result is full-spectrum, whole-plant concentrates that smell, taste, and test at the highest level of medicinal effectiveness.

Rick has played a role in the Legislative process in helping states become legal to grow Industrial Hemp/Cannabis in addition to consulting on the development of rules and regulation packages. Helping other states become legal to grow Hemp/Cannabis, in addition to having helped dozens of individuals navigate the permit application process, is one of Rick’s way of giving back to the industry.

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Rick Rainbolt

How and Why Develop a World Class Premium Exotic Flower Operation
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Presentation Abstract:
HGI’s facilities are hygienical 'organic' environments for biologic methods and organic best practices and are designed for perpetual high-yield grow cycles, giving clients a year-round production schedule. HGI’s innovative process maintains the True Organic Value or “Composition” of the Hemp/Cannabis plants’ medicinal potential without the added physical deterioration which distorts the final product. The result is full-spectrum, whole-plant concentrates that smell, taste, and test at the highest level of medicinal effectiveness. ​ Rick has played a role in the Legislative process in helping states become legal to grow Industrial Hemp/Cannabis in addition to consulting on the development of rules and regulation packages. Helping other states become legal to grow Hemp/Cannabis, in addition to having helped dozens of individuals navigate the permit application process, is one of Rick’s way of giving back to the industry.
About:
Rick founded Hemp Geo Institute, LLC. on January 10th, 2017. Over the past several-years, HGI has established itself as the ‘go-to’ organization for world-class education, resources and the development of CRAFT premium exotic flower grow operations. HGI’s facilities are hygienical 'organic' environments for biologic methods and organic best practices and are designed for perpetual high-yield grow cycles, giving clients a year-round production schedule. HGI’s innovative process maintains the True Organic Value or “Composition” of the Hemp/Cannabis plants’ medicinal potential without the added physical deterioration which distorts the final product. The result is full-spectrum, whole-plant concentrates that smell, taste, and test at the highest level of medicinal effectiveness. ​ Rick has played a role in the Legislative process in helping states become legal to grow Industrial Hemp/Cannabis in addition to consulting on the development of rules and regulation packages. Helping other states become legal to grow Hemp/Cannabis, in addition to having helped dozens of individuals navigate the permit application process, is one of Rick’s way of giving back to the industry.

Heather Fazio

State of Cannabis in Texas with Heather Fazio

By Heather Fazio, |

Cannabis laws have evolved dramatically in recent years and, with Texas lawmakers in session, advocates are working to expand the Compassionate Use Program, improve the state hemp program, and decriminalize marijuana possession. Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, will help bring the future of cannabis into focus with a legislative update and forecast for the future of cannabis in the Lone Star State.

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Heather Fazio

State of Cannabis in Texas with Heather Fazio
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Presentation Abstract:
Cannabis laws have evolved dramatically in recent years and, with Texas lawmakers in session, advocates are working to expand the Compassionate Use Program, improve the state hemp program, and decriminalize marijuana possession. Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, will help bring the future of cannabis into focus with a legislative update and forecast for the future of cannabis in the Lone Star State.
About:
An advocate of individual liberty and personal responsibility, Heather Fazio has worked toward limited government since 2009. She served as Executive Director of Texans for Accountable Government from 2011-2014 and has served as an advisory board member of Texas NORML since 2012. Heather served as Texas Political Director of the Marijuana Policy Project from 2014-2018. Now, she utilizes her passion for grassroots activism and coalition building as Director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, an advocacy-focused coalition. With support from allied organizations, Heather has hosted dozens of advocacy training events across the state, organized educational exhibits and lobby days at the Capitol, analyzed legislation and lobbied lawmakers directly, and engaged the media to ensure positive statewide coverage. She has been featured or quoted in reports by Fox New, Forbes, Politico, Newsweek, Reason Magazine, the Texas Tribune, and every major news outlet in Texas In 2018, Heather established the annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference. TMPC20 was hosted virtually in November 2020, and is available for viewing on-demand. Thanks to many years of groundwork, Texas is now in a position to enact meaningful marijuana law reform, including statewide decriminalization, expanded access to the Compassionate Use Program, and a legal market for adult use. Watch Heather’s interview with Fox News about Texas cannabis policy, including the legalization of hemp, marijuana law enforcement, and advocacy efforts to decriminalize state wide.

Carl Craig Phd

Gentrifying the Wild West

By Carl Craig Phd, |

Want your Hemp products in local grocery stores or even Walgreens? We’ll discuss the kinds of testing that mainstream brands do to get their products on the shelves around the country. We’ll also discuss what these manufacturers look for in their lab results and lab partners to differentiate their products from the rest.

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Carl Craig Phd

Gentrifying the Wild West
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Presentation Abstract:
Want your Hemp products in local grocery stores or even Walgreens? We’ll discuss the kinds of testing that mainstream brands do to get their products on the shelves around the country. We’ll also discuss what these manufacturers look for in their lab results and lab partners to differentiate their products from the rest.
About:
Dr. Craig’s long career has been keenly focused on providing accurate, reliable and defensible laboratory testing data to assist in decision making within the environmental, life science, drug manufacturing and clinical industries. He brings an international reputation to his role for creating value at the intersection of science and business operations. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cal Santa Barbara, with a post-doctoral fellowship at Cal Berkeley. Previous to Agricor and Botanacor,

Zachary Maxwell

5 Cultivation Techniques I wish I knew in 2020

By Zachary Maxwell, |

Maximize your budget and yield with this dive into advanced growing techniques with this engaging presentation from Texas Hemp Growers President Zachary Maxwell. Organic insect management, lighting, nutrients and more!

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Zachary Maxwell

5 Cultivation Techniques I wish I knew in 2020
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Presentation Abstract:
Maximize your budget and yield with this dive into advanced growing techniques with this engaging presentation from Texas Hemp Growers President Zachary Maxwell. Organic insect management, lighting, nutrients and more!
About:
Texas Hemp Growers is a rapidly growing association representing over 250 members in Texas' hemp industry. Founder and President Zachary Maxwell specializes in education, legislative policy, marketing, and sales. Having taught over 1,200 farmers across the state of Texas through its signature Master Classes, Texas Hemp Growers continues to raise the bar for helping farmers navigate the often perilous hemp market.

Michael Weinstein

Cooking Demo: CBD Infused Green Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Roasted Beet Hummus w/Hemp Infused Gremalata & Toasted Hemp Seeds

By Michael Weinstein, |

Learn how to cook with Hemp Flower. From the process of decarboxylation to get CBD from the flower, to infusing oils for cooking, this demo starts with a basic tutorial on infusing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then turning it a deep emerald green utilizing the blanching of carrot tops or basil (impress your friends!) and a bit of patience. Depending on the length of the demo, we can move into a recipe for Beet Hummus, which uses the Green CBD Oil to make the Gremalata as a topping.

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Michael Weinstein

Cooking Demo: CBD Infused Green Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Roasted Beet Hummus w/Hemp Infused Gremalata & Toasted Hemp Seeds
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Presentation Abstract:
Learn how to cook with Hemp Flower. From the process of decarboxylation to get CBD from the flower, to infusing oils for cooking, this demo starts with a basic tutorial on infusing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then turning it a deep emerald green utilizing the blanching of carrot tops or basil (impress your friends!) and a bit of patience. Depending on the length of the demo, we can move into a recipe for Beet Hummus, which uses the Green CBD Oil to make the Gremalata as a topping.
About:
Chef Michael Weinstein has been a fixture in the Texas culinary scene for over 20 years, and has appeared on national TV and in print with his original line of Dread Head Chef products. Chef has continued to develop the brand, inspired by the medicinal potential of CBD, merged with his love of the cannabis plant and cooking. The natural birth of the "Chef meets Scientist" is realized in his latest line of CBD Infused Chef driven Edibles and Tinctures.

James Johnson

Hemp 101

By James Johnson, |

If you’re new to the cannabis space, there are some fundamentals you should understand prior to getting involved. During this session we will cover certain Federal Regulations in regard to cannabis in addition to the different types of products extracted from the plant and how they’re used for both medical and industrial purposes. We will also cover testing and how it ties into setting prices for your products along with some lessons learned. Lastly, we will cover some reputable companies you may consider contacting.

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James Johnson

Hemp 101
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Presentation Abstract:
If you’re new to the cannabis space, there are some fundamentals you should understand prior to getting involved. During this session we will cover certain Federal Regulations in regard to cannabis in addition to the different types of products extracted from the plant and how they’re used for both medical and industrial purposes. We will also cover testing and how it ties into setting prices for your products along with some lessons learned. Lastly, we will cover some reputable companies you may consider contacting.
About:

Corbett Hefner

Farm Economics of Hemp Fiber and Grain

By Corbett Hefner, |

Overview of the gross return per acre for Hemp fiber and grain farm operations> How to monetize hemp fiber and grain on an agricultural scale.

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Corbett Hefner

Farm Economics of Hemp Fiber and Grain
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Presentation Abstract:
Overview of the gross return per acre for Hemp fiber and grain farm operations> How to monetize hemp fiber and grain on an agricultural scale.
About:
Corbett spent the last 25+ years in the flexible packaging industry inventing and pioneering many of the fresh produce packages the world buys every day. The results of that work are 18 issued patents for these innovations. Since early 2016 he has been instrumental in developing machines for industrial hemp purposes. The last 4 plus years have been spent designing, fabricating and implementing machinery new techniques for the entire hemp supply chain.

Justin Fischer

What's the Issue with Financial Services for CRBs?

By Justin Fischer, |

We will dive into the state of banks, credit unions, merchant processing, lending and insurance for this space. Why is it so difficult, what’s changing and how to get the services businesses need to operate.

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Justin Fischer

What's the Issue with Financial Services for CRBs?
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Presentation Abstract:
We will dive into the state of banks, credit unions, merchant processing, lending and insurance for this space. Why is it so difficult, what's changing and how to get the services businesses need to operate.
About:
Justin Fischer has over 20 years of financial technology experience, with a heavy focus on community financial institutions and user experience. Before RiskScout, Justin was the founder and principal consultant of Launchy Consulting, which provided MSB and scale consulting to start-ups and financial institutions around the country. Launchy also worked with VC and PE groups for buy-side reviews of emerging technology companies. Previous to Launchy, Justin served as the CEO and CPO for Student Loa

Reena Kaven

Dosing + Microdosing CBD: How much is Right for You?

By Reena Kaven, |

When asked what dose of CBD you should take, many CBD products and purveyors will give you a one size fits all answer. This does our industry a disservice. Finding the desired dose can take time and, despite what we are often told, is very personal and depends on several factors, requiring us to ask many questions for optimal efficacy. For what reason/ailment are you taking CBD? Is the amount you’re taking actually having the opposite desired effect? What is happening in your body at the time you take CBD that can also affect the bioavailability of a product? Did you know that how your CBD is extracted and the formulation of each product can enhance, or even abate, the efficacy of your dose. Are there added herbs, adaptogens, other cannabinoids in your product – and what is the terpene profile?

And, importantly, how can you “dose” and/or “microdose” to make your CBD most effective for you? And what do we need to know about dosing other cannabinoids (CBN, CBG, and D8)?

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Reena Kaven

Dosing + Microdosing CBD: How much is Right for You?
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Presentation Abstract:
When asked what dose of CBD you should take, many CBD products and purveyors will give you a one size fits all answer. This does our industry a disservice. Finding the desired dose can take time and, despite what we are often told, is very personal and depends on several factors, requiring us to ask many questions for optimal efficacy. For what reason/ailment are you taking CBD? Is the amount you’re taking actually having the opposite desired effect? What is happening in your body at the time you take CBD that can also affect the bioavailability of a product? Did you know that how your CBD is extracted and the formulation of each product can enhance, or even abate, the efficacy of your dose. Are there added herbs, adaptogens, other cannabinoids in your product – and what is the terpene profile? And, importantly, how can you “dose” and/or “microdose” to make your CBD most effective for you? And what do we need to know about dosing other cannabinoids (CBN, CBG, and D8)?
About:
Reena is a former litigation attorney who returned to the wellness-centered roots of her upbringing. She became a Nationally Certified Massage & Lymphatic Therapist, launched an integrative wellness studio startup in 2015. After years researching, carrying CBD products in her studio, and using them herself for anxiety, stress and pain management, Reena realized she wanted to dedicate herself to health education and to the offering of high-quality CBD and other cannabinoid products. She was recently featured as one of the top Indigenous Women in Cannabis. Reena has a B.A. in Comparative American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law. She also holds a certification in CBD coaching and a plethora of certificates in bodywork therapies. Reena speaks around the country on CBD and Cannabis.

Dr Bridget Williams

Shifting the Stress Reaction with CBD

By Dr Bridget Williams, |

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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Dr Bridget Williams

Shifting the Stress Reaction with CBD
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Presentation Abstract:
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
About:
Dr. Bridget Williams is the owner of Green Harvest Health, a medical cannabis clinic located near Columbus, OH. Green Harvest Health is the only medical cannabis clinic and life and wellness coaching practice in Ohio. Dr. Williams brings nearly 20 years of experience in family medicine from Cleveland Clinic and certifications in life and cannabis coaching to her practice. Dr. Bridget provides valuable talks on medical cannabis, CBD, life balance and confidence. In 2019, Dr Bridget branched out into developing her own line of CBD products as well as product development for other businesses. When not seeing patients, Dr. Bridget hosts a CBD education series, and holistic wellness series and teaches at the Cleveland School of Cannabis.

Kevin Greene

Long-Term Community Development through Cannabis Education

By 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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Kevin Greene

Long-Term Community Development through Cannabis Education
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Presentation Abstract:
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?
About:
Kevin Greene is a father, mentor, compassionate community member and successful entrepreneur. He has been focused on the equitable development of community and business his entire professional career and continues to commit to having a social impact through economic growth and advancement of his communities. With ownership of two successful startups-Faces International Marketing and Development, and the Cleveland School of Cannabis- he has years of experience developing successful teams. As a VP for the Cleveland School of Cannabis, his role has been crucial in the growth of the student body, partnership development, and community engagement. Mr. Greene’s successes have led the way to a multiple city expansion of CSC and a robust student body serving students between the ages of 18 and 67. Understanding that relationships are vital when developing an ecosystem of prosperity has been his core value. As COO of Faces International he has lead strategies over the last decade with clients ranging from small businesses and city governments to non-profits of all sizes, he has been tasked with creating a culture of inclusion and participation to assist in Economic development and comprehensive initiatives. With the urge to make an impact on the youth, Kevin has Co-Founded R2C2 Inc, a youth development Non-Profit Organization that works to advance teens from disenfranchised populations. Continuing in the space of service he has furthered his impact by board participation with organizations such as the United Way, Valley Youth House, Lehigh Valley Chamber, and the Community Action Lehigh Valley. Mr. Greene continues to make it known that he is always willing to roll up his sleeves and do the grunt work in efforts to advance all facets of community and business.

Ilisssa Nolan

The State of Texas Hemp: How we got there and where we are headed.

By Ilisssa Nolan, |

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, TDA Industrial Hemp Council Member Lisa Pittman, and Texas Hemp Coalition Executive Director Ilissa Nolan will discuss the evolution of the Texas Hemp law through the 2019-2021 Sessions, the relationship between the Texas program and the USDA, and the economic and practical development of the Texas hemp program over the past year, including challenges faced and successes shared, as well as the Commissioner’s expectations for the near and long term future of the industry.

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Ilisssa Nolan

The State of Texas Hemp: How we got there and where we are headed.
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Presentation Abstract:
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, TDA Industrial Hemp Council Member Lisa Pittman, and Texas Hemp Coalition Executive Director Ilissa Nolan will discuss the evolution of the Texas Hemp law through the 2019-2021 Sessions, the relationship between the Texas program and the USDA, and the economic and practical development of the Texas hemp program over the past year, including challenges faced and successes shared, as well as the Commissioner's expectations for the near and long term future of the industry.
About:
Ilissa Nolan serves as the Executive Director for the Texas Hemp Coalition that is founded to serve as the premier non-profit representing the industry in Texas. Ms. Nolan was one of the few lobbyist that worked to pass HB 1325 which made it legal to grow and process hemp in Texas. She also serves as a government affairs consultant for Booth & Associates P.C. where she works to build policy through stakeholder collaboration and educating clients on cutting edge issues surrounding state and federal environmental matters, especially topics involving agriculture, rural affairs and environmental issues. Most recently she served as the Government Relations Director for the Texas Department of Agriculture. She received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership and Development with a minor in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. As well, she received a Master of Science in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University. Ms. Nolan has worked as a Congressional Intern for the House Agriculture Committee under Chairman Frank Lucas and was honored to serve as the Reading Clerk for the Texas House of Representatives of the 83rd Legislative Session. She worked as the Executive Assistant for Natural Resources Solutions, L.C. a consulting firm specialized in regulatory and non-regulatory natural resource and environmental issues. Also, she served as the Legislative Director for Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee. She is a member of the Texan by Nature Next Generation Advisory Council, Junior League of Austin and Women’s Symphony League of Austin.

Lisa Pittman

The State of Texas Hemp: How we got there and where we are headed.

By Lisa Pittman, |

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, TDA Industrial Hemp Council Member Lisa Pittman, and Texas Hemp Coalition Executive Director Ilissa Nolan will discuss the evolution of the Texas Hemp law through the 2019-2021 Sessions, the relationship between the Texas program and the USDA, and the economic and practical development of the Texas hemp program over the past year, including challenges faced and successes shared, as well as the Commissioner’s expectations for the near and long term future of the industry.

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Lisa Pittman

The State of Texas Hemp: How we got there and where we are headed.
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Presentation Abstract:
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, TDA Industrial Hemp Council Member Lisa Pittman, and Texas Hemp Coalition Executive Director Ilissa Nolan will discuss the evolution of the Texas Hemp law through the 2019-2021 Sessions, the relationship between the Texas program and the USDA, and the economic and practical development of the Texas hemp program over the past year, including challenges faced and successes shared, as well as the Commissioner's expectations for the near and long term future of the industry.
About:
Lisa L. Pittman, Esq. is a Nonresident Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Drug Policy Program, is appointed to the Texas Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Advisory Council, and is Chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Cannabis Law & Policy Committee. She advocates for the improvement of marijuana and hemp laws in Texas and federally. In 2020, Lisa was awarded the Texas Lawyer Trailblazer Award and the National Law Journal Trailblazer Award for cannabis law. Her work in the Texas legalization movement earned her the moniker, “The First Lady of Texas Cannabis Law.” Lisa is a twenty-year commercial litigation attorney who has focused on cannabis for the past six, including 2 years spent in Colorado to learn the industry and obtain her Colorado Bar License. She counsels clients from investors and ancillary service providers to farmers, processors, manufacturers, laboratories, distributors, and retailers in all manners of legal and business decisions. Lisa works across the country and internationally, and she understands the challenges, including tax, banking, financing, insurance, and regulatory compliance issues. Using her network, she navigates these obstacles and facilitate solutions. Lisa is also a certified mediator and arbitrator, and frequently lectures and publishes about cannabis law.

Daniel Marinelli

10 Common mistakes made by Hemp Farmers and How You can Avoid Them

By Daniel Marinelli, |

Drawing from the diversity of experiences that our client/farmers had in 2020, then looking at those had the most success. We were able to distill everything down to 10 common themes, from seed to sale, to share with hemp farmers. Simple, practical and actionable information to help any hemp farmers enjoy more sucess.

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Daniel Marinelli

10 Common mistakes made by Hemp Farmers and How You can Avoid Them
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Presentation Abstract:
Drawing from the diversity of experiences that our client/farmers had in 2020, then looking at those had the most success. We were able to distill everything down to 10 common themes, from seed to sale, to share with hemp farmers. Simple, practical and actionable information to help any hemp farmers enjoy more sucess.
About:
Dan is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, building communities and applying systems thinking to lead change across industries. With a diverse background ranging from studying population genetics in the coral reefs of Hawaii to sequencing 3-d protein structures at the Department of Energy. Dan currently serves a the VP of business development at CBD Seed Labs in San Diego, CA where he and his team are producing the finest feminized hemp seeds in the world.

Geoff Young

CO2 Extraction, Open Q&A

By Geoff Young, |

A crash course overview of pathway and techniques from hemp biomass to distilled cannabinoid concentrates using CO2 supercritical fluid extraction. Focus on the open Q&A from covered material to any topic as far as Texas cannabis business development, veteran/caretaker advocacy, 3rd party analytic testing, focus on in state supply chain partners, current market, etc.

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Geoff Young

CO2 Extraction, Open Q&A
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Presentation Abstract:
A crash course overview of pathway and techniques from hemp biomass to distilled cannabinoid concentrates using CO2 supercritical fluid extraction. Focus on the open Q&A from covered material to any topic as far as Texas cannabis business development, veteran/caretaker advocacy, 3rd party analytic testing, focus on in state supply chain partners, current market, etc.
About:
Geoff is a USAF veteran, and was a logistics NCO with specialty in hazmat and nuclear materials handling. He utilized his GI bill to earn a Chemistry degree from UT Austin, and operated and managed the first legal cannabis extraction and processing laboratories under the CUP Texas medical program. After HB1325 legalized over the counter CBD, Geoff started Green Zero Labs to take the quality standards he developed under the medical program to develop cost effective products available to all.

Asa Waldstein

What Can Marketers Learn From FDA/FTC Enforcement Trends

By 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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Asa Waldstein

What Can Marketers Learn From FDA/FTC Enforcement Trends
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Presentation Abstract:
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.
About:
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee Chair Asa is the Founder & Principal of the regulatory consulting company Supplement Advisory Group. He's a Certified Clinical Herbalist (CCH) with 20 years of experience implementing compliant marketing processes in the dietary supplement and hemp industries. Asa is Chair of AHPA's Cannabis Committee and his Regulatory Education Series platform regularly hosts free events for the community.

Charlie Piermarini

CBD: An Viable Opioid Alternative

By Charlie Piermarini, |

Both patients and providers are sometimes left helpless with pain management options. Many patients are using CBD to help with their pain, but how does it work and what does the research show? How do you approach your medical provider about starting CBD?

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Charlie Piermarini

CBD: An Viable Opioid Alternative
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Presentation Abstract:
Both patients and providers are sometimes left helpless with pain management options. Many patients are using CBD to help with their pain, but how does it work and what does the research show? How do you approach your medical provider about starting CBD?
About:
I have been a practicing Physician Assistant for 5 years and 4 of those years have been in pain management. I have seen first hand how the opioid epidemic has affected BOTH the patient and the providers. I have seen first hand how CBD helps my patients. I started my CBD company, Restorative CBD, to ensure patients have access to quality products and the higher doses that a lot of pain patients require. You can also find me speaking about CBD from the medical standpoint at: The USA CBD Expo, The CBD Expo and The CBD Training Academy.

Justin Esquivel

Genetic Selecting and Strategic Cultivation

By Justin Esquivel, |

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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Justin Esquivel

Genetic Selecting and Strategic Cultivation
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Presentation Abstract:
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.
About:
Justin Esquivel, president/founder Green Luster Phenos, LLC and Chief Genetics & Headmaster Grower for Hemp Geo Institute, LLC has been an influencer and leader in the cannabis industry for twelve (12) years. Justin was the headmaster grower and lead a genetics division of a large 20,000 sq. ft indoor commercial-scale cultivation operation based out of Colorado. Justin also had his hands in the development of two more commercial size operations in 2012 in the medical cannabis sector. He brings standard operating procedures to a gold standard. Justin collaborates with many other expert breeding companies based out of Spain & Amsterdam allowing his genetics company the ability to bring an entirely new genome to the states! A genome that is one of a kind and scarce on the market. Justin specializes and with great passion, in creating superlative genetics that provide growers predictable and uniform offspring. He provides Green Luster Phenos to a highly selective group of licensed growers. His unique methodology of selective homozygous breeding and cannabis specific stratification has attracted the top thought leaders in the breeding world. When he’s not in one of his breeding chambers or out in the field consulting, he’s at home with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter.

Tony Gallo

Cannabis Security from Application to Operation

By Tony Gallo, |

The objective is to educate individuals seeking the process of Designing a Cannabis Security Plan during their application stage of getting an MMJ business license. The key topics in a security plan that will be covered are:

Facility Security
Security Surveillance
Product Security
Policies and Procedures
Furthermore, the attendees will be walked through the process of making sure these areas are met and designed well after they have won their MMJ business license.

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Tony Gallo

Cannabis Security from Application to Operation
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Presentation Abstract:
The objective is to educate individuals seeking the process of Designing a Cannabis Security Plan during their application stage of getting an MMJ business license. The key topics in a security plan that will be covered are: Facility Security Security Surveillance Product Security Policies and Procedures Furthermore, the attendees will be walked through the process of making sure these areas are met and designed well after they have won their MMJ business license.
About:
Tony Gallo is a licensed security consultant and Managing Partner for Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, named one of the Top 100 ancillary companies in the cannabis industry. Tony has more than 30 years of retail experience in the Loss Prevention, Audit, Safety, and Risk/Emergency Management fields. He is considered one of the leading authorities in cannabis security, armed robberies and burglary investigations. Tony is a published author on cannabis security designs.

Sage Howell

A Higher Cause: The Importance of Certified Organic Cannabis

By Sage Howell, |

All-natural, organic, pesticide-free, greenhouse, indoor, outdoor, and or conventionally grown cannabis all seem to be buzzwords, but why does it matter? Cannabis has become a massive industry, much of which relies on indoor, energy-intensive growing; heavy doses of pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and rodenticides According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. global consumer cannabis spending is expected to skyrocket o $73.6 billion by 2027 organic cannabis is more important than ever.

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Sage Howell

A Higher Cause: The Importance of Certified Organic Cannabis
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Presentation Abstract:
All-natural, organic, pesticide-free, greenhouse, indoor, outdoor, and or conventionally grown cannabis all seem to be buzzwords, but why does it matter? Cannabis has become a massive industry, much of which relies on indoor, energy-intensive growing; heavy doses of pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and rodenticides According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. global consumer cannabis spending is expected to skyrocket o $73.6 billion by 2027 organic cannabis is more important than ever.
About:
Sage Howell is the Vice President of Texas Hemp Cultivators, a certified organic hemp production company with a mission to provide seed to sale transparency, stabilize hemp genetics in Texas soils, and create vertically integrated organic cannabis products for both the consumer and industrial markets. Prior to entering the hemp industry, his experience in agriculture was focused on standardizing commercial hydroponic food production for GAP certified produce distribution in North Texas. When he isn't thinking green or hosting his podcast Hemp Cultivation Science you can find him practicing yoga, running with his rescue farm dog Sacha, or snapping photos with his camera.

Dr. Adam Abodeely

Vern Mathis

David Patton

Pre-Show Cannabis Business Crash Course ( Tickets Sold Separately $499)

By Dr. Adam Abodeely, |

Cannabis Business Crash Course
Time: 9:30am – 6:00pm
This comprehensive business & entrepreneur crash course provides in-depth training on the cannabis supply chain to help you successfully launch or progress your cannabis career. Gain insights and strategies from expert cannabis professionals in this intensive, day-long workshop. Acquire new skills and insider knowledge to stay ahead of the curve and propel your business forward. Learn about the market demand and revenue growth opportunities in this vast industry, from seed to sale and everything in between.

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Dr. Adam Abodeely

Vern Mathis

David Patton

Pre-Show Cannabis Business Crash Course ( Tickets Sold Separately $499)
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Presentation Abstract:
Opening Remarks

Industry Overview, Growth Opportunities & Emerging Trends
Part 1: Science to Sale:
Health/Medicinal Utility of Cannabis
Beyond THC: Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Trichomes and more
Market Demand/ Differentiating Your Product or Brand/ Tips to Success
Product Options/ Routes of Administration (smokables, oils, edibles, topicals, etc) (pros & cons?)
Dosing

Part 2: Cultivation:
Seed Quality & Options: Not all Seeds are Created Equally
Plant Life Cycle & Anatomy
Plant Growing 101: Growing Techniques & Environmental Considerations—pH, lights, nutrients, pest control, etc
Harvest Time! Trimming, Drying, Curing
Processing & Extraction Techniques

Part 3: Business
Business Planning Basics (where to start…forming a company, permits, putting operations in place, etc)
Taxes & Legal Issues
Licensing
Real Estate
Banking , Payment Processing, Cash Management
Funding / Investors
Marketing/Branding/Advertising
Ancillary Cannabis Businesses

Part 4: Interactive workshop
Hands On Cannabis Cloning Mini Workshop

Part 5: Q & A
About:

Stephen Raisner

How Aquaponic Production can Increase Flavor, Speed of Growth & Profits

By Stephen Raisner, |

All-natural, organic, pesticide-free, greenhouse, indoor, outdoor, and or conventionally grown cannabis all seem to be buzzwords, but why does it matter? Cannabis has become a massive industry, much of which relies on indoor, energy-intensive growing; heavy doses of pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and rodenticides According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. global consumer cannabis spending is expected to skyrocket o $73.6 billion by 2027 organic cannabis is more important than ever.

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Stephen Raisner

How Aquaponic Production can Increase Flavor, Speed of Growth & Profits
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Presentation Abstract:
All-natural, organic, pesticide-free, greenhouse, indoor, outdoor, and or conventionally grown cannabis all seem to be buzzwords, but why does it matter? Cannabis has become a massive industry, much of which relies on indoor, energy-intensive growing; heavy doses of pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and rodenticides According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. global consumer cannabis spending is expected to skyrocket o $73.6 billion by 2027 organic cannabis is more important than ever.
About:
Potent Ponics has been building and helping Aquaponic Cannabis Farms for over 5 years around the world including Canada, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, South Africa, across the United States and else where. We provide Education, Training, SOPs, Designs, Business Plans, and much more at APMJClass.com and a wide range of fish safe nutrients and nutrient kits based on your system size as well as nutrient management services at APMJNutes.com. Host of the Growing with Fishes Podcast.

Courtney Barnes

Effecting Drug Policy Reform at the Local Level: 101

By Courtney Barnes, |

This presentation is designed to empower psychedelics policy reform advocates to make positive changes in their communities by providing participants with a basic understanding of the legal and strategic considerations applicable to effecting drug policy reform in municipal law. In 2019, Denver became the first city in the United States to decriminalize psilocybin via a ballot measure, catalyzing a nationwide psychedelics reform movement. Shortly after that, Oakland and Santa Cruz, California, adopted resolutions deprioritizing law enforcement of a broad range of natural psychedelic substances (referred to as entheogens). There are now psychedelics decriminalization efforts underway in more than 100 cities across the U.S.

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Courtney Barnes

Effecting Drug Policy Reform at the Local Level: 101
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Presentation Abstract:
This presentation is designed to empower psychedelics policy reform advocates to make positive changes in their communities by providing participants with a basic understanding of the legal and strategic considerations applicable to effecting drug policy reform in municipal law. In 2019, Denver became the first city in the United States to decriminalize psilocybin via a ballot measure, catalyzing a nationwide psychedelics reform movement. Shortly after that, Oakland and Santa Cruz, California, adopted resolutions deprioritizing law enforcement of a broad range of natural psychedelic substances (referred to as entheogens). There are now psychedelics decriminalization efforts underway in more than 100 cities across the U.S. This discussion will explain how drugs, particularly psychedelics, are regulated in the U.S., dissect the policy approaches taken by Denver and Oakland, and outline legal considerations and strategies for drafting and passing local legislation in your city or town.
About:
Courtney Barnes is a Founding Partner at Barnes Caplan, LLC, a boutique hemp business law firm based in Denver, Colorado. Ms. Barnes advises clients on regulatory compliance, risk management, and other strategic matters as it relates to the production and distribution of hemp and other plant-based products in the United States. Ms. Barnes also specializes in complex legal analysis relating to the manufacture, marketing, and sale of a variety of natural compounds and has extensive experience drafting and helping to implement state and local policy reform measures relating to the decriminalization of psychedelics and the establishment of cannabis regulatory regimes (inclusive of hemp and marijuana).

Mark Layman MD

Hypoendocannabinoidism, My Clinical Experiences with Patients Taking CBD

By Mark Layman MD, |

I will speak about my personal and clinical experience with CBD. Why CBD works well for some, but not others. This will lead into the definition of Hypoendocannabinoidism. I will also invite and encourage questions and discussions.

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Mark Layman MD

Hypoendocannabinoidism, My Clinical Experiences with Patients Taking CBD
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Presentation Abstract:
I will speak about my personal and clinical experience with CBD. Why CBD works well for some, but not others. This will lead into the definition of Hypoendocannabinoidism. I will also invite and encourage questions and discussions.
About:
I have been practicing Internal Medicine for 24 years. I co-founded and am the CEO of Bene Canna Company (formerly Layman & Gauger). We have been in business since August of 2019. I have been in the unique position of being able to follow my patients taking our products over time. I will discuss the medical conditions that CBD is good for and which ones it is not. My experience has shown me that CBD works really well for some and NOT at all for others. Could this be due to hypoendocannabinoidism?

Lee Vernon

By Lee Vernon, CBD and the Workplace: CBD is legal, but are your workplace policies? |

With the legalization of hemp based CBD, employees have the option to take CBD products which can be purchased over the counter. As an employer, consideration towards practical company policies regarding CBD use needs to be addressed in order to protect not only employers, but the employees as well. Ideas and discussion will be presented towards the implementation and initiation of policies that stipulate CBD and its use within a company. Pro’s/Con’s will be addressed to limit the liabilities.

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Lee Vernon

CBD and the Workplace: CBD is legal, but are your workplace policies? |

Presentation Abstract:
With the legalization of hemp based CBD, employees have the option to take CBD products which can be purchased over the counter. As an employer, consideration towards practical company policies regarding CBD use needs to be addressed in order to protect not only employers, but the employees as well. Ideas and discussion will be presented towards the implementation and initiation of policies that stipulate CBD and its use within a company. Pro's/Con's will be addressed to limit the liabilities.
About:
Lee Vernon believes a holistic journey is a better option to bring relief to those who struggle with various physical and mental issues. As a first responder with over 27 years of experience, Lee Vernon established First Responder Fuel in 2019 to develop hemp-infused products that are higher in quality and purity, making it our mission to treat our customers like family, with compassion, integrity, and honesty. Lee also does speaking engagements for various fortune 500 companies and conferences.

Khadijah Adams

Getting Your Business Funded in the Cannabis Industry

By Khadijah Adams, |

The audience will learn detailed information about the type of documents investors require prior to funding consideration, identifying the right investors for your company and how to go about finding them, other unique ways of raising capital without seeking investors and what not to do or say when speaking with investors.

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Khadijah Adams

Getting Your Business Funded in the Cannabis Industry
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Presentation Abstract:
Learn detailed information about the type of documents investors require prior to funding consideration, identifying the right investors for your company and how to go about finding them, other unique ways of raising capital without seeking investors and what not to do or say when speaking with investors.
About:
Ms. Adams is a motivational speaker. She sits on the Advisory Board of The Color of Cannabis (TCC) 2020-2021 and is the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) 2020-2021, she is a Board Member of Gratitude Blossom CBD (San Diego), Advisory Board Member of Calyxeum Cultivation (MI) and Board Member of CannaCan (Ohio). Khadijah is the founder of Khadijah Adams, LLC dba “Girl, Get That Money” business empowerment and coaching movement. Her goal is to empower women in business by providing them with the resources and tools needed to help them become successful. She is the author of “Rewriting Your Mental Script – 8 Mindsets That Defeat Self Sabotage” published by Sisterhood Publishing and released on February 1, 2021.

Leah Lakstins

Hemp Retail Operations

By Leah Lakstins, |

Find out what consumers really want! And learn the key foundations for success in hemp retail. We will discuss unique customer retention strategies and the key reports that you MUST run regularly. In this presentation, we will also share our latest consumer feedback surveys from hemp tours in Texas.

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Leah Lakstins

Hemp Retail Operations
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Presentation Abstract:
Find out what consumers really want! And learn the key foundations for success in hemp retail. We will discuss unique customer retention strategies and the key reports that you MUST run regularly. In this presentation, we will also share our latest consumer feedback surveys from hemp tours in Texas.
About:
Leah Lakstins is the founder of Higher Ed Hemp Tours and on a mission to connect educated consumers with verified hemp brands and retailers . She is also an UNLV Certified Cannabis Professional with more than 15 years experience helping entrepreneurs and startup brands grow into multi-million dollar corporations. As a native Kentuckian, she is passionate about cannabis education, specifically the impact of hemp on local communities.

Courtney Barnes

Understanding Texas HB 1325 and Implementing Regulations

By Courtney Barnes, |

Courtney Barnes is an attorney at Vicente Sederberg LLP, a leading national cannabis law firm. She assists clients in navigating the complex regulations governing the production, manufacture, and distribution of hemp and hemp products in the U.S. Ms. Barnes also has extensive experience in drafting and helping implement state and local cannabis regulatory regimes. Most notably, she assisted with the drafting of Texas House Bill 1325 and the American Hemp Campaign’s Model Hemp Production Plan.

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Courtney Barnes

Understanding Texas HB 1325 and Implementing Regulations
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Presentation Abstract:
About:
Courtney Barnes is an attorney at Vicente Sederberg LLP, a leading national cannabis law firm. She assists clients in navigating the complex regulations governing the production, manufacture, and distribution of hemp and hemp products in the U.S. Ms. Barnes also has extensive experience in drafting and helping implement state and local cannabis regulatory regimes. Most notably, she assisted with the drafting of Texas House Bill 1325 and the American Hemp Campaign's Model Hemp Production Plan.

Shayda Torabi

CBD Marketing 101 in an Unregulated Market

By Shayda Torabi, Co-Founder - RESTART CBD |

For a plant that’s unregulated, we sure have a lot of legal hoops we have to jump through. We can’t advertise on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, yet more and more brands are hitting the online marketplace than ever before. In this talk we’ll dive into what you can, and can’t do to ensure you and your business are set up for success when it comes to marketing your brand in an unregulated market. Learn from industry professional Shayda Torabi who will give insight into alternative solutions you can take advantage of to get your brand out there now!

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Shayda Torabi

CBD Marketing 101 in an Unregulated Market
Co-Founder - RESTART CBD |

Presentation Abstract:
For a plant that’s unregulated, we sure have a lot of legal hoops we have to jump through. We can’t advertise on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, yet more and more brands are hitting the online marketplace than ever before. In this talk we’ll dive into what you can, and can’t do to ensure you and your business are set up for success when it comes to marketing your brand in an unregulated market. Learn from industry professional Shayda Torabi who will give insight into alternative solutions you can take advantage of to get your brand out there now!
About:
Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she’s one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation building one of Texas’ premier CBD brands. She's currently the CEO and Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a female run education first CBD wellness brand. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios. Shayda is the host of a podcast for cannabis marketers called To Be Blunt, where she interviews top cannabis brands on their most successful marketing initiatives. When Shayda's not building her cannabiz in Texas, you can find her on the road exploring the best hikes and spots for vegan ice cream. Follow Shayda at @theshaydatorabi.

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