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True growing/processing facility construction costs

Managing the construction process of facility development can be a challenge especially with costs. If not carefully managed, the costs can escalate to a number that can hinder the success of the overall project. Learn strategies for controlling these costs based real-world experience.

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Cannabis Ag-Tech Saves Food from Climate Change

As temperatures rise the world’s food supply is in jeopardy. The UN projects 25% of global food production could be lost by 2050 due to climate change, all while global population increases. That sets up a perfect storm: More people need food as growing regions shrink. For answers, experts are turning to cannabis which evolved…

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Industry Essentials for Finished Product Processing & Development

The cannabis & hemp industries are changing. As legalization expands & the preferences of medicinal & recreational consumers evolves, it is essential that processors not only understand what products the market demands & what tools are necessary to produce them; they must also invest in technologies that will accomplish those goals efficiently, cost-effectively & with…

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The Importance of Food Safety in the Cannabis Industry

This presentation will review the importance of food safety in the cannabis industry, including the potential risks and steps for mitigation. In addition, the benefits of third party certification and the steps to certification will be covered. Participants will learn the importance of food safety in cannabis as well as the certification process and how…

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Cannabis Packaging 101: Containers and Automation

This presentation focusses on topics critical to cannabis organizations that have are considering automating their cannabis packaging operations.

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Packaging in a Complex Regulatory Market

The presentation will focus on evolving regulatory trends in packaging and how brands can maintain compliance while still making a strong design impression. The industry is rapidly evolving with brands becoming more sophisticated in their approach to branding while still maintaining compliance with packaging restrictions. The presentation will highlight the evolution of regulations, the trends…

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Marijuana Regulation in Michigan

In this seminar Andrew Brisbo will discuss the current status of the regulatory programs within the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, including the patient/caregiver registry, medical marijuana facility licensing, and the adult-use ballot initiative. He will convey the status of the regulatory programs under the Marijuana Regulatory Agency and enhance understanding of the overall environment for marijuana…

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Social Consciousness for Cannabis Brands

If you look at the current make-up of the cannabis industry, you’ll see that a large percentage of these teams have something in common – they tend to be largely white and male. But why is cannabis unique in its needs for social equity reform? The cannabis industry was built on the backs of BIPOCs,…

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Cannabis Business and Banking Solutions

There is a common misconception that cannabis businesses cannot transparently bank their businesses. There are a handful of banks here in Michigan that accept cannabis businesses openly. Allison will explain how lending works and what unique circumstances cannabis lending holds, as well as how businesses can save money utilizing alternative payment options in their banking…

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Reducing Labor Cost and Product Waste Utilizing RFID-based Compliance Solutions

In this session, we’ll look at how cultivators can use RFID-based technology solutions to reduce the labor cost associated with compliance and reduce the risk of damaging or contaminating plants in the facility. Traditional systems rely on barcode scanning to achieve compliance which requires physical interaction with each plant. This includes a huge time investment…

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Elevating the Science of Soil Crafting: Using Biochar to Increase Your Soil Microbe Population

The major focal points in this presentation will be 1.) the relationship between biochar and the grower’s soil and 2.) how biochar enhances microbe populations in their soil to create better plants. Mark and Laurie Mann will share application details of using biochar in growing mediums to enhance microbe growth, reduce soil compaction, and increase…

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Cultivating secondary metabolites to boost your grow’s bottom line

The cannabis industry’s meteoric rise and recent success in North America has largely been dominated by the critical need for growers, consultants, distributors and sellers to correctly identify relevant target markets and consumer demand to generate revenue. There is, however, a more nascent conversation around cultivation efficiency that is equally important to profitability but is…

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Accessing Debt Capital for Your Cannabis Operations

We will be providing a various examples of available capital including comparing equity versus debt. We present in a highly, interactive format with questions and audience participation that focus on their particular businesses and financing needs. Our presentations are generally widely attended and past feedback has been overly positive.

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Michigan Cannabis Real Estate

The presentation will provide an overview of Cannabis real estate from a legal and licensing perspective, walking purchasers and sellers through the process of buying or selling real estate for a licensed cannabis use. Scott will educate buyers and sellers of cannabis real estate on the potential issues faced in cannabis real estate transactions, as…

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Guidelines for Passing Cannabis & Terpene Contaminant Testing

In light of recent news highlighting the health risks associated with using cannabis products, retailers and cultivators alike are doubling down on testing standards to assure customers that their products are safe for long-term use. But with inconsistent state regulations and a total absence of federal oversight, how can new cannabis businesses know they are…

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Integrated Pest Management Programs: Tips that will Save Your A$$

Michigan’s dynamic cultivation market is coming to life, and regulators are monitoring commercial cultivators for the proper pesticide use and application. Regardless of your crop size, the success of your cultivation is based upon three IPM pillars of action: 1) Proactive cultural and environmental controls, 2) Developing chemical & biocontrol strategies, and 3) Focusing on…

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The Pot Brothers at Law

Join Marc and Craig Wasserman the Pot Bothers at Law in an informative and entertaining seminar focused on cannabis law and building your brand. Featuring their infamous ask us anything Q&A.

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Overview of the need for security at cannabis facilities.

Grady will demonstrate the need for security at all cannabis facilities.

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Mike Maibach

The Importance of Selecting the Right Products and Partner for Your Lab Build

This presentation is aimed at giving the audience the tools they need to navigate the industry. Giving the entrepreneurs who want to thrive all the knowledge they need. Knowing what to expect and how to strategically steer through various potential obstacles. Teaching our audience the possible products that can be made and translating those products…

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Developing a Culture of Allyship in Your Organization

A diverse workforce is the first necessary step towards fostering equity and promoting inclusion. Many organizations that tout a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion struggle with seeing the benefits of a diverse workforce on their bottom line; organizations that are not innovating will not survive. This interactive session will challenge attendees to take their…

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Sustainable Social Equity: People and Planet

UN released the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , an urgent call to align our efforts towards “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet” by 2030. Unfortunately we have not made meaningful progress on these goals We cannot rely on governments and big organizations to fix the world’s problems. The time…

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