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Financial and Employment Compliance Potholes & How to Avoid Them

A prepared discussion on the do’s and don’ts for financial compliance and employment compliance.

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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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Green Governance: Policy Guidelines & Guardrails for the Cannabis Industry

In this seminar Margeaux Bruner and Kebra Smith-Bolden will educate residents and stakeholders in order to increase personal, community, and child safety. She will inform all demographics of medical marijuana laws.. Ensuring those who have been harmed are made whole.

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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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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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Managing Cash Flow in a Period of Rapid Growth

Business success requires that you learn how to measure your financial results, identify the activities that are sabotaging them and then know how to correct those mistakes efficiently and sustainably.  You have to have financial optics.  Alicia Cannon’s goal is to take the mystery out to your financials.  She will show you how to read…

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Educating the Industry: Bridging the Gap to Professional Cannabis

The cannabis industry has always struggled with the image of lack of professionalism. What has always been missing from the industry to give to the professional legitimacy it deserves? The answer is Education! For too long there has not been higher education to back the industry. In this presentation Dustin will discuss the new programs…

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Hemp: What’s All the Talk About?

Jerry Whiting aims to give people an in depth update on industrial hemp from a cultivation, processing, and business model perspective. He will explain why the 2019 harvest is a messy, chaotic semi-victory. What’s next now that CBD is mainstream? Let’s not forget hemp for food, fiber, and fuel. How does hempcrete fit into all…

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Building a Dynamic, Robust, and ROI Effective Marketing Strategy for your Cannabis or Hemp Business

In this seminar, Mary will cover what it takes to establish and build a compliant, dynamic, robust, and ROI effective marketing strategy for any start up business in cannabis or hemp. You will learn how to research your target audience, switch tactics, and identify the best outlets for your brand to reach customers. This includes…

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Getting More Out of Cost of Goods Sold

Because of IRS Code 280E, expenses and credits are disallowed as deductions for income tax purposes.  However, Cost of Goods Sold are considered adjustments to gross revenue.  We will explore the code sections related to inventory and COGS to maximize the expenditures allowed for COGS. Harley Sherman will discuss what expenditures are allowed as cost…

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Mold Prevention and Remediation within the Cannabis Industry

Mold is an ever-present obstacle in the cannabis industry. An outbreak at any point in the process could result in an entire crop being lost. The monetary and time ramifications are so extreme that it could place an entire facility in great harm. In order to prevent these issues from occurring, there are various methods…

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How to Choose Software and IT Solutions to Grow Your Canna-Business

This is a discussion panel with three leading experts. Sean Glynn and associates will be presenting a holistic IT picture, combining Software as a Service, IT as a Service and Network Infrastructure. They will give advice for current and future cannabis businesses on how to choose and implement IT and Software as well as educate cannabis…

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Using Influence to Drive Positive Change Politically and Socially

Influence is the ability to have a have an important effect on somebody or something and we all have that ability. Influence can play an important role when it comes to making positive change in our personal lives, businesses, communities and with our state and federal governments. In this session, you will learn the different…

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Beyond Security Compliance to Market Differentiation

In this seminar Wendi Walsh will teach attendees how to build a cannabis company that is built to last and built to scale leveraging these principles: 1. Deliberate planning 2. Diversity 3. Agile organizational model 4. Begin with the end in mind 5. Embracing risk She hopes to leave everyone with these three take-aways: 1….

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Accessing Debt Capital for Your Cannabis Operations

We will be providing 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 need. Our goal is educating Cannabis entrepreneurs that inexpensive real estate debt capital is available and easy to obtain.

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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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Tommy Chong Meet and Greet

Tommy Chong is a legendary comedian, actor, author, director, musician, cancer survivor, cannabis rights activist and father. Born Thomas Bin King Chong, “Tommy” fell in love with music at a young age and was playing guitar by his teens. He left school at 16 to pursue music and began playing with bands in the early…

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Success with Solventless: Orienting Your Business for Profitability

This seminar will focus on how to add or improve solventless processing at any extraction laboratory through real world examples. Solventless extraction, which creates products such as rosin, ice water hash, and sift, is quickly becoming the #1 sought after product of connoisseur consumers. In order to compete in the solventless space, businesses must align…

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Live Podcast Interview With Rapper and Cannabis Entrepreneur Berner

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Let’s Not Call Them Feminized Seeds

In this seminar Rick “Mr. Soul” Campanella will educate attendees regarding feminized seeds and give them everything they need to go from zero to hero.

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Securing Your Cannabis

This seminar will  bring awareness to the cannabis industry about securing their assets and keep companies up to date with all the changing regulations and how we are helping companies stay in regulations in the MMA. Protecting your cannabis business from internal and external theft. With the state of the MMA and how fast the…

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Modern Website Musts to Establish Credibility with Customers & Compete Online

48% of visitors cited website design as an important factor for determining business credibility, and there are 2.4 million people online daily. That’s a lot of opportunity. Don’t lose them at hello! A modern website adds value to your biz and instant credibility — and customers expect it. Learn real actionable tips to elevate your…

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People, Process, Plants: Designing a High-Performance Cultivation Facility

In a cultivation facility, every square foot is valuable, as is how you design your support spaces and the workflow. Make a design mistake, and you will have reduced operational efficiency, leading to increased production costs, elevated contamination risks, and inadequate staging of your facility. Cultivation Space Programming is a critical component of the facility…

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