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.

Ryan Milam

By Ryan Milam, Into the Weeds |

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

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Ryan Milam

Into the Weeds |

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Ryan takes pride in utilizing a realistic approach that focuses on coming up with solutions that align with individual client’s goals. He utilizes IRS-approved and courttested advanced tax reduction strategies to help clients save money on their taxes year after year. Ryan goes through rigorous ongoing training and certification process to identify and implement advanced tax reduction strategies. He is passionate about saving his clients’ money when possible!

Malvina Kay

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Laura Adams

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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 |
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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. As of January 2022, HGI has developed thirty-one (31) sealed cannabis grow operations in multiple states, held nine (9) sold-out symposiums attracting attendees from 36-states and multiple ‘in-facility’ (Hands in Dirt) training events. In 2020, Rick designed a proprietary premium exotic flower, ‘Seed-2-Cure’ facility under the brand Canna Cobra, LLC. This new generation facility offers continuous production, equipped with top vetted equipment and methods that create a completely controlled micro-environment from seed to final curing. The results are precise temperature, humidity, VPD, and air diffusion to produce the perfect environment for growing premium exotic flower. 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, Tissue Culture, Homozygous Genetics & Cultivation |
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Justin Esquivel

Tissue Culture, Homozygous Genetics & Cultivation |

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Justin 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! A genome that is one of a kind and scarce on the market. He has synthesized a plant tissue armor for cultured tissue and formulated a phase & cannabis-specific MS media. Justin specializes and, with great passion, in creating excellent, homozygous genetics that provides growers with 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 daughters.

Joseph Zahaitis

By Joseph Zahaitis, The State of Cannabis – A Payments Perspective |

– Current state of cannabis payments (Best Practices do’s and don’ts)
– Payment considerations (things to watch out for)
– Payment considerations (things to LOOK for)
– Simple banking considerations (some more do’s and don’ts)
– Crypto
– Wallets
– Credit Cards

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Joseph Zahaitis

The State of Cannabis – A Payments Perspective |

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Learn about the key issues facing cannabis retailers from someone who has been doing this for over 29 years, with a focus on removing as much cash from the equation as possible. Join us for some very “un-varnished” discussion about the options facing the industry today and how business owners can prepare themselves for the future. With Joe’s extensive experience in the payment industry, he will share both facts and his observations of the industry highlighting best practices for payment acceptance. Bankcard International Group (BIG) is a boutique merchant services payment processor based in Vancouver WA focused on servicing higher risk payment processing clients, with a particular focus on the cannabis industry. With a management team that has been helping clients for over a decade with their cannabis related business based on an honest approach to this unique and growing industry.

Alexandra Ruby

By Alexandra Ruby, Data Drives: the key metrics that relate to the success of your cannabis business, yielding greater net operating margin through HR, compliance, and accounting. |

Review the key data a metrics that any cannabis business must be mindful of to be successful. These metrics are tied to a strong HR function, employee training, and a compliance function that keeps businesses alighted with strict regulatory requirements. Metrics provide valuable business insights to help you make the best decisions for you cannabis business.

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Alexandra Ruby

Data Drives: the key metrics that relate to the success of your cannabis business, yielding greater net operating margin through HR, compliance, and accounting. |

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Alexandra Ruby is a Human Resource expert with 8+ years of cannabis industry experience and the founder of Happy Gnome HR. Aly Piscatelli is a compliance expert with 11+ years of cannabis industry experience and the founder of Budding Operations. Combined with an accounting and analytics department, Support Suite offers an operational tools to cannabis businesses in all stages of operation with easy to digest solutions to all of their back of the house needs.

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 |

You obtained your license, now what? Perception of businesses professionalism matters, especially in the cannabis industry. During this session we will learn the basics of lender and investor preparedness. As your preparedness when 1st approaching and connecting with the financiers will directly effect how they perceive your business and how the relationship develops.
When so much is out of the business owners control it is key to control the controllables as much as possible.

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RAYMOND GUNS

Lender and Investor Preparedness |

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Ray's an experienced professional with national and international companies within the fields of accounting, finance, tax and audit. After graduating with his Masters and obtaining his CPA license he has developed the professional skills needed for working in ambiguous and challenging conditions. Ray is no stranger to the cannabis business as his CPA firm exclusively services business's operating in the blooming 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 Chef, Crohn’s survivor Jazmine Moore of Green Panther Chef. Over 70% of Americans suffer from a gastrointestinal problem or Cannabinoids have a direct correlation with gut health and overall health.

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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.

Dr. Bridget Williams

By Dr. Bridget Williams, Cannabinoid Medicine: Knowing the Health Benefits for Your B2B Clients |

There are endless CBD companies for your clients to choose from. So how do you influence them to buy your product? Know the medical information that makes your product stand out. This presentation will delve into the health benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes to better assist your clients in choosing and creating cannabinoid products.

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Dr. Bridget Williams

Cannabinoid Medicine: Knowing the Health Benefits for Your B2B Clients |

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Dr. Bridget Williams is a board certified family physician and CEO of Green Harvest Health, a medical cannabis and integrative clinic. She provides valuable medical motivational talks that not only provides evidence based information but the thought provoking interactive discussion and opinion that leaves her audience not only knowledgeable but challenged to think of cannabis in new ways.

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.

Cheryl Roberts

By Cheryl Roberts, Accounting, 280e and lessons learned |

I’ve seen the accounting profession provide very little of value to a CEO in the Cannabis space:
• Does your Accountant/bookkeeper “really” understand 280e, how to do correct cost accounting, and understand entity structure/cost allocations?
• Is your company struggling with cash flow even though the industry is booming?
• Is your Accountant concerned with improving your cash flow and margins?
• Is your Accountant working with you all year, or just at tax time?

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Cheryl Roberts

Accounting, 280e and lessons learned |

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Cheryl Roberts, CPA With broad experience providing executive leadership and business counsel to companies across industries including retail, manufacturing, government contracting and tech, Cheryl founded CR Solutionz and has built a national cannabis accounting/bookkeeping, tax and CFO advisory firm for the Cannabis and CBD/Hemp industry. Cheryl is an expert in cannabis startups, CFO services, turnarounds and high-growth strategies, capital sourcing, mergers, exits, and wealth protection.

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.

Kevin Greene

Long-Term Community Development through Cannabis Education

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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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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 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.

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