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Charles Miller

By Charles Miller, Optimizing Profitability by minimizing energy consumption and traditional indoor grows leveraging third party financing of energy infrastructure. |

Understanding the nexus between energy consumption and maximum high quality production can be the difference between making your start up successful or falling victim to the market like many competitors. This presentation will demonstrate how to create the most efficient and effective grow space leveraging third party capital that does not reduce your equity position. By reducing your operational expenses and reducing your overall capital outlay, investment expectations are easily exceeded.

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Charles Miller

Optimizing Profitability by minimizing energy consumption and traditional indoor grows leveraging third party financing of energy infrastructure. |

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Mr. Miller launched NGENX Energy Solutions in 2018. Expanding on decades of development experience Mr. Miller brought together technology partners, finance partners and construction partners to create an entity capable of addressing virtually any energy related issue. Leveraging strategic relationships with both large and small firms, NgenX provides expert solution guidance to end use clients and brings turnkey financed solutions to fruition tailored for the cannabis industry.

Shawn Kruger

By Shawn Kruger, There’s So Much Cash! Best Practices for Securing, Automating and Managing Your Cash Handling |

Industrywide, it’s estimated that between 95 and 99% of all cannabis-related transactions are carried out in cash. There isn’t one reason why this is the case, rather it’s a trifecta of causes – legal, financial, and social. Until all three of those are relaxed, cash volumes will continue to pour into the cannabis space. This session will share insights into how the industry can benefit from the idea of “cash automation” or leveraging technology to better manage, count, and store cash.

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Shawn Kruger

There’s So Much Cash! Best Practices for Securing, Automating and Managing Your Cash Handling |

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Shawn Kruger, Senior Vice President of product and strategy at Avivatech, has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate, payments and fintech industries, Kruger’s knowledge runs deep on topics related to: cash and check payments automation, financial services operations, business development of partner relationships, strategic management consulting, product management, product marketing, user experience design, corporate strategy, and sales for new and existing product lines.

Eric Postow

By Eric Postow, How we got to now: lessons from the cannabis industry |

The cannabis industry has exploded in recent years to become one of the hottest industry sectors in the country. As more and more emerging markets come online for medicinal, adult use or some combination thereof, it is critically important for newcomers to the regulated cannabis industry to learn lessons from earlier markets. This presentation will highlight areas of opportunity and concern for new cannabis businesses.

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Eric Postow

How we got to now: lessons from the cannabis industry |

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Eric Postow is a forward leaning Virginia attorney and co-chair of the Cannabis Practice Group at Parlatore Law Group. As an attorney Eric advises cannabis businesses from pre-license development through mature market expansion. Eric specializes in emerging markets and full scope servicing including, licensing, brand development and IP, land use and development, operational and strategic planning, complex federal litigation, business development and compliance.

Reginald Stanfield

By Reginald Stanfield, THC Hunting or Plant Profile |

THC Hunting is the norm in the cannabis industry but is it best for customers and the longevity of the Plant? In-breeding in the pursuit of high THC content leads to a shallow gene pool where consumers get the same experience from genetically similar cultivars being sold under different names as well as making cannabis more vulnerable to disorders and diseases. Considering the plant’s entire profile when breeding will guarantee sustainability as well as a better end-user experience.

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Reginald Stanfield

THC Hunting or Plant Profile |

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Reginald Stanfield is the co-founder and CEO of JustinCredible Cultivation, the East coast's first non-equity standalone Black-, woman- and veteran- owned cultivation facility. Through his leadership, JustinCredible strives to cultivate strong, diverse genetics and promote the whole plant with focus on terpenes and cannabinoids. He is also an Executive Board Member of The Block, a chamber of commerce specifically focused on the development of minority owned cannabis businesses in Massachusetts.

Malvina Kay

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Malvina Kay CPA is the founder and principal of Cannabis Accountants, LLC. She has led financial operations for close to 30 years. As a CFO she has worked across the for profit and non- profit industries. Throughout the years she has provided consulting services in accounting, budgeting, taxes, training, and basic business practices to small and large businesses.With access to the DOPE CFO network, her services have been requested by cannabis growers, start-ups, investors, and retail businesses across the USA.She is passionate about servicing the Cannabis Industry, supporting social equity, and educating the public about the benefits of this growing industry.

Laura Adams

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Laura Adams has over 25 years' experience as a CFO, Accountant, Business Consultant and Tax Professional. She is a founding partner of Node Accounting. Laura has a passion for finding efficient ways to keep Cannabis businesses in compliance with IRC 280(e) while making sure they don't lose a penny of legal deductions. When she’s not solving business problems or burying her head in tax court cases, Laura loves to hike, kayak, volunteer in her local community and spend time with her family and two dogs.

Ryan Douglas

By Ryan Douglas, Recipe for Success: 11 Ingredients for a Great Cannabis Cultivation Start-up |

The success of most cultivation start-ups is made or lost in the planning phase, and 90% of cultivation problems are directly related to oversights committed long before any seeds are planted. If you plan on launching a new cultivation business soon, increase your chances of success by keeping things simple. This interactive presentation will examine 11 critical ingredients that every cannabis entrepreneur should include in their mixing bowl for start-up success.

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Ryan Douglas

Recipe for Success: 11 Ingredients for a Great Cannabis Cultivation Start-up |

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Ryan Douglas helps businesses cultivate a profitable future in the cannabis industry. He is the founder of Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC and author of "From Seed to Success: How to Launch a Great Cannabis Cultivation Business in Record Time." Ryan has worked in commercial horticulture for 24 years and offers advisory services to cultivation businesses worldwide. He can be reached through his website, douglascultivation.com.

Derek Stucki

By Derek Stucki, Cannabis odor – Public Enemy #1 |

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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Derek Stucki

Cannabis odor – Public Enemy #1 |

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Derek is passionate about helping the industry overcome its biggest obstacle – odor. A veteran in the battle against odor from industrial waste to cannabis. As VP of Business Development for Cannabusters, his mission is to help the industry win the odor game.

Rick Rainbolt

By Rick Rainbolt, How to Develop & Succeed in the Premium Exotic Flower Niche |

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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Rick Rainbolt

How to Develop & Succeed in the Premium Exotic Flower Niche |

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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 cannabis education, resources and the development of CRAFT premium exotic flower grow operations. In 2020, Rick designed a proprietary premium exotic flower, ‘Seed-2-Cure’ facility under the brand Canna Cobra, LLC. which offers continuous production, equipped with top vetted equipment and methods that create a completely controlled micro-environment from seed to final curing. 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.

Justin Esquivel

By Justin Esquivel, Homozygous Genetics, Cannabis Tissue Culture & Advanced Cultivation |

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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Justin Esquivel

Homozygous Genetics, Cannabis Tissue Culture & Advanced Cultivation |

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Esquivel, President & Geneticist, Green Luster Phenos, LLC, has been an influencer and leader in the cannabis industry for thirteen (13) years. Justin was the headmaster grower and geneticist of an enormous 20,000 sq. ft indoor commercial-scale cultivation operation in Colorado. Justin has had his hands in the facility development of 17 more commercial-scale operations since 2012. 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.

Mitzi Keating

By Mitzi Keating, Cannabis Tax and Business Challenges |

In this seminar you will learn from operators in more mature markets regarding the common challenges, tax challenges, cash flow challenges and other aspects of the industry that you may not be aware of prior to entering this industry. We will discuss 280E, tax structures, and common business pitfalls that you will likely encounter in this industry. Learn from other mature markets as to how to navigate the unique industry impacts that will impact you.

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Mitzi Keating

Cannabis Tax and Business Challenges |

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Mitzi is a CPA and a CFE (certified fraud examiner) and she regularly travels across the country speaking to business owners and prospective business owners regarding the challenging cash flow, tax impacts, and business challenges unique to the cannabis industry. Mitzi is a top rated speaker with the ACFE and is the chair of the AICPA's cannabis industry conference. She is the founder and a practice leader of Citrin Cooperman's cannabis advisory practice where she focuses on tax and accounting

RAYMOND GUNS

By RAYMOND GUNS, Lender and Investor Preparedness |

Cannabis is a capital-intensive game. Get inside the head of an investor to understand the due diligence they do before investing in your comapny. We will go from a novice in raising capital to expert in 1 hour. Going forward, investors will be much more demanding of cannabis, CBD, & Hemp startups. They expect better internal controls and better accounting policies & procedures. Investors want to see plans for their audit trail.

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RAYMOND GUNS

Lender and Investor Preparedness |

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Ray is an experienced CPA professional with national and international companies within the fields of audit, accounting, financing, and tax. He is the COO of the company known as DOPE CFO Certified Advisors which exclusively service’s business’s that are operating in the blooming cannabis industry. After graduating with his Masters, obtaining his CPA license, and rising through the corporate ranks for 8 years he saw a need within the cannabis niche and started his own accounting practice. Ray has had a passion for the cannabis space since his youth when his family members started to grow for the industry. With his 8+ years of international corporate experience, and 4+ years of cannabis accounting and tax experience; he has developed the professional but flexible skills needed for serving the ambiguous and uniquely challenging cannabis industry.

John Hartsell

By John Hartsell, Technology in the Cannabis Packaging Space |

Supply chain issues are some of the hardest challenges for businesses to overcome today. In the highly regulated cannabis industry, these difficulties are augmented due to state-by-state laws, the fluctuation in organic cannabis matter over time, and the complexities of compliance regulations. However, early planning, coupled with the right technology and automation, can help businesses navigate the cannabis supply chain effectively. Attendees will learn how to develop a sophisticated logistics plan to mitigate risk and propel operations forward. A comprehensive overview of the different types of technologies available and how to integrate them into an operation’s seed-to-sale processes to ensure both quality and compliance will also be covered, including the impact of state weights and measures laws.

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John Hartsell

Technology in the Cannabis Packaging Space |

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John “Harts” Hartsell is the charismatic co-founder and CEO of DIZPOT, a leading-edge global cannabis packaging company providing customers operating in highly regulated markets with a single source branding, packaging, and proprietary technology solution, bringing products to market compliantly and quickly in the highly competitive CPG environment. Hartsell is actively involved on a state and federal level with lobbying and political activities that move the industry forward.

Jazmine Moore

By Jazmine Moore, Correlating Cannabis & Culinary Arts |

An Analysis of CBD & Gut Health with Chef and Crohn’s survivor Jazmine Moore. Over 70% of Americans suffer from a gastrointestinal problem. Cannabinoids have a direct correlation with gut health and overall health. The broad range of cannabinoids found in cannabis and food (phytocannabinoids) and endocannabinoids (found in the body) results in the activation of CB1 & CB2 receptors that are widely distributed throughout our bodies endocannabinoid system. Learn about combining cannabis with culinary arts.

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Jazmine Moore

Correlating Cannabis & Culinary Arts |

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Chef Jazz (Jazmine Moore) is a Crohn’s survivor and author of More Than A Cannabis Cookbook she grew up in a unique household. Her mother was both a restaurateur who cooked a wide variety of food and a firm believer of homeopathic remedies. Chef Jazz grew up knowing that foods have their own medicinal properties, and that eating well was the foundation of health. Since then Green Panther Chef has expanded their portfolio to include: Culinary CBD products, Wellness Consulting and Cookbooks.

Francesca Vavala

By Francesca Vavala, No One Grows Alone: The Sales Approach that Can Save Cannabis Business |

While the stigma around cannabis is breaking, the stigmas inside the industry hold businesses back. Francesca shares an elevated mindset and practical applications that take companies from surviving to thriving. How? By making professional sales the second priority in their business. She challenges the status quo of current sales models and shows the audience how to improve revenues immediately, strengthen brand identity, and build long term success.

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Francesca Vavala

No One Grows Alone: The Sales Approach that Can Save Cannabis Business |

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Francesca is the President of The Sales Joint, a sales agency that helps bring professional sales strategies, tools, and best practices to the cannabis industry on behalf of cannabis producers. With a background in education and sales, she believes that an effective, strong sales cycle is tied to better patient care as well as better business. Her team's five years of national sales success is rooted in her company's core philosophy, "no one grows alone."

Maxime Kot

By Maxime Kot, How to Open a Dispensary 101: Licensing & Application Phase |

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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Maxime Kot

How to Open a Dispensary 101: Licensing & Application Phase |

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Maxime Kot is president and part owner of national consulting firm The Cannabis Business Advisors. A cannabis licensing and compliance expert with six years of direct industry experience, Kot has built a proven track record securing multiple cannabis licenses across 17 state markets. As president, Kot oversees client relations and serves as company lead on projects involving application and licensing preparation, operational analysis, policy and procedures, and business development planning.

Damon Hebert

By Damon Hebert, Lighting Considerations for Cannabis Cultivation |

his talk will cover lighting considerations for cannabis, including proper intensity, Daily Light Integral, Spectrum and Photoperiod. We will explore artificial lighting and its applications in both indoor and mixed-light greenhouses. This talk will also cover non-electric, sustainable spectral control technologies becoming popular today, including luminescent quantum dot and dye films, coating technologies, and colored shade netting.

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Damon Hebert

Lighting Considerations for Cannabis Cultivation |

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Dr. Damon Hebert serves as Director of Agriculture Research for UbiQD, Inc., with a background in solar materials and controlled environment cannabis cultivation. He is an advocate for the use of advanced materials to further the industry’s push towards sustainable farming practices. He was formerly co-founder and head of operations of Dr. Jolly's Cannabis in Bend, Oregon, a vertically integrated cannabis company featuring retail, cultivation, extraction and commercial kitchen operations.

Teresa Kearney

By Teresa Kearney, 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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Teresa Kearney

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

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Teresa Kearney is the VP of Sales for Panacea Payroll. Panacea is solely focused on providing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping systems to the cannabis industry. Teresa earned a B.S. in Education at Indiana Univ. of PA and completed graduate study in Psychology at Texas A&M University. While residing in multiple states in the US, she has worked in a variety of fields. Teresa had been in payroll for 8 years before applying her extensive skill set to the growing cannabis industry for the past 4+ years.

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