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Fraud Detection and Prevention

Fraud is rampant in the marijuana industry. To protect your business means being armed with the knowledge necessary to detect and prevent fraud from business partners, employees, and customers. This presentation will provide you with that knowledge, taking you through the mindset of fraudsters, the various means they commit fraud, and how to prevent, detect,…

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Smart Tax Planning and Accounting Strategies for Your Budding Business

In this session Dani Espinda will educate cannabis businesses how to structure their business appropriately and navigate the state and federal tax laws unique to their industry. She will discuss:  Best Options for entity/corporate structure for your budding business  Federal Tax Overview  State Tax & Local Tax Overview  Tax Strategies …

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Government Relations – Writing Your Own Future

In this presentation Ezra will focus on the importance of including government relations as a strategic part of your business plan.  Government regulation and tax rates imposed on the marijuana and hemp industries determine the profitability and viability of your business plan.  Don’t let others write your future!  Stay engaged with your regulators and ensure…

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Cannabis Business Operations: The Basics Of What You Absolutely Need To Know If You’re Going To Operate In This Industry

This seminar will start by giving context to the current legal landscape of the cannabis industry. With this in mind, Erik will cover recently adopted rules impacting canna-business operations. There are two key players when operating in this highly-regulated industry: true parties of interest (TPIs) and the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB). Understanding who…

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Getting Banked: How to Get a Bank Account for Your Cannabis Business, and Keep It!

It’s a common misconception that the cannabis industry is unbanked. While compliance burdens inhibit many banks from entering the cannabis space, options do exist. In this session, you will learn about the current cannabis banking landscape, how banks view the different tiers of marijuana related businesses, and how you can get a bank account for…

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The Importance of Professionalism In The Cannabis Industry

What defines a professional? This will cover the various aspects of what it means to be a professional. The importance of why a high standard of professionalism is important to the success of any industry, especially this one. Scott Brodsky will educate those who may not have had any experience working in a professional environment…

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Partnering with Private Equity

Finding the right financial partner is critical to your success. So is how to structure a deal. Pete Okrasa will educate attendees on the mechanics of getting their business interesting to investors.

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How to Choose Software to Grow Your Canna-Business

The complexity of operating a cannabis business means the right software systems can be the difference between success and failure. Sean will help business owners prioritize growth with a simple strategy of ‘The Software Hierarchy of Needs.’ He will provide business owners with the tools to choose the software that is right for their business.

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Into the Weeds: A Deep Dive Into Cannabis Case Law

Recommendations on best entity structures to minimize tax burdens related to 280E. An in depth look at relevant court cases and their impact on cannabis business owners. Best practices for business expenses through entities to maximize deductions. Ryan Milam will educate attendees on how to best minimize tax burdens in the cannabis industry.

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Unity and Beyond: Staying Compliant in a Sea of Change

With SQ 788, Oklahomans created an anomaly—a cannabis free market. A year in, is this still the case? Given Unity, trailer bills, and OMMA’s expanded rule-making authority, what’s next? How do you stay compliant in this sea of change? Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish will provide attendees with practical ways to recognize and resolve compliance issues,…

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How to Operate a Compliant and Profitable Schedule One Business in Oklahoma

Logan Jones will provide guidance and counsel to business owners and operators on the formation and successful operation of these businesses given the evolving legal, legislative, compliance and regulatory environments.

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Human Resources and the Cannabis Industry

The field of human resources management is influenced and shaped by state and federal laws governing employment issues. Edana Koehler will discuss compliance pitfalls, employment laws, and human resources legal requirements.

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Cannabis Business Regulatory Compliance and Risk Mitigation Strategies

Kyle England, a former Colorado cannabis regulator, will provide attendees with information critical to developing risk-adverse compliance programs and SOPs through the identification of administrative agency enforcement practices. Attendees will gain insight on real-world administrative enforcement practices by state and local cannabis agencies and procedures for avoiding the potentially catastrophic penalties imposed on non-compliant businesses…

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So You Wanna Get Into the Cannabis Industry?

Blake Johnson will give a quick review and update on Oklahoma law regarding medical marijuana and hemp as well as a primer on the most common initial legal challenges (formation, tax planning, investor issues, IP) newcomers to industry will face.

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Cannabis Curriculum

The Cannabis Curriculum explores the historic uses, current applications and future possibilities of industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis while also highlighting the negative social effects associated with marijuana prohibition. In this seminar John Dvorak will provide a general overview of as many topics relating to cannabis as possible, including the “green” aspects of hemp, the…

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Taking Control of Your Business and Financial Results During 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. My goal is to take the mystery out of your financials. I will show you how to read and…

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What to Know About Banking Your Marijuana Businesses Locally

Banking Marijuana is difficult because of the complicated reporting required by the federal government. To ensure the safety of your money, you should choose an institution that meets its federal obligations and does not try to work around them. In this seminar James Dimitriou will educate licensees on how and where to obtain banking services…

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Marijuana Regulation in Michigan

Andrew 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 aims to convey the status of the regulatory programs under the Marijuana Regulatory Agency and enhance understanding of the overall environment for marijuana businesses in Michigan.

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Identifying and Controlling Risk in Cannabis Business Operations

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business. Participants will gain a basic understanding of risks and exposures associated with managing a State Regulated Cannabis…

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Cannabis Business Planning: From Licensing to Exit Strategy

Cannabis entrepreneurs are required to become experts in all areas of their respective businesses. In this session, attendees will learn about the important functional areas any cannabis business owner or entrepreneur will need to master quickly. The education provided by this session will not only serve as a foundation for other sessions that are narrower…

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Security Is Not Just Some Cameras

We will discuss what the state security requirements are and what is trending in other states, the difference in technology and how to budget your facility for their Security needs, and the difference in brands and integrators. Our goal is to educate the end user on what is needed and how to use security not only…

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Marijuana Microbusinesses: Licensing and Business Models

Scott Roberts will provide an overview of state requirements for Marijuana Microbusiness licenses and will examine different business models used in other states, such as California and Nevada, with similar laws. He aims to educate caregivers and other Michigan residents looking to enter Michigan’s recreational marijuana market on the new microbusiness license and how to best…

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Vetting Your Vendors

Clint Eaton aims to educate attendees on using a verified process and research to find the right vendor or supplier. Time and money are lost due to lack of researching suppliers. His goal is to teach owners and managers a streamlined approach at verifying. This will alleviate lost money, lost time, and retention of customers.

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The Cannabis Industry and Food Safety Audits

In this seminar Terry will go over third party certification body, providing food Safety audits and certification, the importance of food safety in the cannabis industry, cannabis food safety regulation, cannabis edible recalls, food safety concerns, and cannabis audits. He will discuss the benefits of certification and how to promote your products with an added…

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Packaging 101: Understand the Rules, Streamline Your Packaging, and Grow Your Business.

In this session, Alen Nguyen will give a detailed overview of packaging and processing cannabis. He aims to help current licensees learn from the hurdles experienced by the earlier regulated cannabis states. Topics include how your choice of packaging can impact the processing of the product, how custom packaging can help make your product stand…

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Does Your Bookkeeper Understand 280E?

Is your company struggling with cash flow even though the industry is booming? Does your Accountant “really” understand 280e, how to do correct cost accounting, and understand entity structure/cost allocations and improving cash flow & margins?  

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Oklahoma is Just the Beginning – Current Legal Environment in OK and Expanding to Other States

Paula will inform current licensees of the current state of the law in Oklahoma and how to leverage their Oklahoma operations into other states, focusing on business opportunities and regulatory challenges. She will discuss current Oklahoma law and regulations, OMMA, opportunities in other states, and how to expand throughout the country.

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Facility Labor and Grow Efficiency

In this seminar John Paul aims to educate the industry on how to use experts to their advantage and to show them what the future looks like, bad and good. He hopes to promote industry standards and ethics and answer the following questions: When is time to roll up your sleeves or outsource? How to…

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Oklahoma’s Regulatory Landscape–Past, Present, and Future

I will discuss Oklahoma’s medical marijuana rules and regulations–where we have been, where we are now, and where we are headed in the future. Discussion will also include the Unity Bill, OMMA’s evolving structure, and what to expect next. My objective is to help attendees comply with Oklahoma’s evolving medical marijuana rules and regulations, and…

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Civics Class for Marijuana Businesses and Entrepreneurs: How to Comply with Current Regulations and What you can do to Change Future Regulations

In this seminar Dwight will discuss how compliance and community relations can make or break a marijuana business. From strategic community outreach tactics to common compliance pitfalls, this session will provide attendees with a roadmap to license approval and ongoing success. He aims to offer Oklahoma operators and those seeking to do business in Oklahoma…

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Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Your Advantage

For those knowledgeable in cannabis but not as strong in back office practices, this session is for you. Often overlooked, payroll, HR and timekeeping can drive your business to success or failure. Learn the essentials from a payroll professional. Teresa Kearney will discuss 1099 vs. W-2, employee handbooks and job descriptions, HR/OSHA compliance, timekeeping (buddy…

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Maximizing Deductions for Your Budding Business: Proper Accounting & Recordkeeping

280E can be a killer. Learn how to navigate these waters. The emphasis in this class is on how to maximize deductions that would withstand the scrutiny of an IRS audit, and learn about landmark court cases, P&L for each vertical, and the pros and cons of LLCs and Corps. Sandy Suchoff will educate attendees…

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Expanding Your Cannabis Business Internationally

Peter Holzworth will discuss how to grow and maintain your cannabis business internationally as the world moves towards global relaxation regarding legalization of hemp and recreational cannabis. He will inform you about the dos and do nots concerning the cannabis business in the international scope.

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Achieving Financial Success for Cannabusinesses: Avoiding Costly Legal Issues

Regulations in the cannabis industry are vastly different from any other field. This session will outline the key pitfalls that CEOs should be aware of, with crucial advice on implementing accurate accounting protocols and remaining compliant.

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Expanding Your Cannabis Business Internationally

Will discuss how to grow and maintain cannabis business internationally as the world moves towards global relaxation regarding legalization of hemp and recreational cannabis.

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KlickTrack: Creating a global POS platform from inside the store.

The cannabis industry is moving at light speed. Now, more than ever, a cannabis retailer’s POS systems needs to be nimble, innovative, and forward thinking. Up until now, it’s been a patchwork of repurposed retail software that is woefully inadequate. Experiencing first-hand the pain points a retailer faces day after day and looking toward the…

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Vendors as Assets

Alignment with key vendors is crucial to achieving your business goals. Vendors are more than just sales people looking for a purchase order, or at least, they should be. Consultation, networking connection and collaboration are just the beginning.

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The Future of Retail: Navigating the Waters of a Flooded Market

Identifying trends in the cannabis retail market to facilitate growth while meeting expectations of an increasingly demanding customer base. Strategies around consolidation & margin compression and how to remain relevant in an aggressive growth cycle

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Compliance, Seed to Sale and Traceability

The presentation will cover the importance of proper and accurate inventory management to stay compliant and maximize business efficiency. It will cover the common pitfalls license holders experience and how to recognize and avoid them.

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Will the Tortoise or the Hare Win the Green Rush?

We are in the middle of a “Green Rush,”  so fastest to the finish line wins the race, right? Wrong.  You can’t cut corners and still achieve sustainable growth and success.  Sound strategy, clear records, and well-documented corporate governance practices are vital to attract the best terms from business partners, private investors and suppliers; as…

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Smart Tax and Planning Strategies for Your Cannabis Business

Dani will cover a variety of topics including: Importance of Entity/Corporate Structure Federal Tax Issues Tax Strategies for Prod/Proc Tax Strategies for Retailers State Tax Overview Federal Tax Law Changes Bookkeeping and Documentation Is your Business Ready for an IRS Audit?

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CANNABIS TAX, ACCOUNTING, & MAXIMIZING DEDUCTIONS WITH 280E

Sandy will educate Educate attendee’s on  licensees & prospective licensees on the background of 280E. Learn what is deductible and not deductible for cannabis enterprises, & the proper accounting to facilitate the maximum deductions that could withstand the scrutiny of an IRS audit.

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CBD: The Legal Landscape

Join Orion Inskip to learn about the history and outline of the laws and rules that pertain to hemp, industrial hemp, hemp extracts, and CBD.

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Why Digital Transformation of Product Sourcing, Sales and Distribution is a “Must Have” in the Cannabis Industry.

Three main challenges are driving the need for digital transformation in the cannabis industry: producers can’t get mindshare, distributors can’t keep up and retailers have limited visibility. A simple, efficient and powerful e-marketplace is needed!The objectives of this presentation are to expose the growing challenges that are facing buyers and sellers, and educate attendees about…

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How to Get All the Money You Need for Your Marijuana Business

An in-depth look at how to obtain private, non-bank debt based financing for working capital, equipment or real estate loans. You will learn the top 10 sources for financing any marijuana business, which options are available for financing your co.

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Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Cannabis professionals discuss national opportunities to create synergies between major stakeholders incommunities. Successful partnerships have emerged from cannabis organizations who orient themselves as a point of connection between the communities of color, community organizations, faith based organizations, city government, and local colleges and universities

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Massachusetts Social Equity Programs

Commissioner Title will discuss Massachusetts social equity programs as they pertain the new recreational marijuana licensing

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What’s my Risk in Operating a Cannabis Business

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses (Cultivator, Manufacture / Processors, Dispensary, Testing Laboratory, and Transportation) on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business.   While every business has its own unique…

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Women in Cannabis

Join this panel of distinguished women entrepreneurs while they discuss what it means to be a woman in the cannabis industry.

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Evolving Landscapes in Cannabis and Hemp Law

This distinguished panel of industry experts will present cannacon attendees with a broad overview of the legal topics of most interest to Cannabis cultivators, retailers, processors and consumers. Specific topics will include insurance, emerging business lines, regulatory and compliance issues, banking, government investigations, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. This will include a 30 minute question and…

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Affordable Cannabis Industry Start-Up

*Discover your Path – What skills do you have and are they marketable *Write your business plan – Identify your target destination and eliminate anything the distracts from it *Find your location – know your local politics, competitors, zoning and advocacy groups *Learn who to trust – lots of people offer to help, but what…

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Smart Tax & Planning Strategies for your Budding Business

 Importance of Entity/Corporate Structure  Federal Tax Issues  IRC § 280E refresher  Tax Strategies for Prod/Proc  Special Tax Rules for Farmers  Tax Strategies for Retailers  State Tax Overview  Federal Tax Law Changes beginning 2018  Is your Business Ready for an IRS Audit?  Critical Takeaways

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What Every Canna-Business Needs To Know About Intellectual Property

Examining successes and failures of canna-businesses with regard to their intellectual property (IP)

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Payroll and Cannabis Companies- The Importance of Tracking Payroll Costs to Maximize Income Tax Deductions of Salaries and Wages

One of the most significant costs of operating a Cannabis company is the salaries and wages paid to employees and owners.  Bryan McDonald, Certified Public Accountant of CPAMD, will explain and navigate the financial benefits and techniques of maximizing the deductibility of these wages.  Included in this informative presentation will be the process of setting…

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Cannabis Licenses and Application Process in Massachusetts

Interested in starting a cannabis business in Massachusetts? Join Us for an in depth overview of the types of cannabis licenses and the application process. Questions will be answered at the end of the presentation.

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