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A Blunt Look at Mississippi’s Marijuana and Hemp Laws and Regulations

“A Blunt Look at Mississippi’s Marijuana and Hemp Laws and Regulations” will provide an in-depth view of the status of Mississippi’s current laws regarding Marijuana and Hemp, what future changes could occur during the 2023 Mississippi Legislative Session, and things you may not know about the programs.

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Mississippi at the Forefront of Cannabis in the South

Some thought it would never happen. Mississippi has legalized Medical Cannabis. What now? Speaker Melvin Robinson will explain Mississippi’s best path forward on it’s way as the leader of Cannabis in the South.

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Successful Start Ups Must Knows

Cannabis is an expensive industry to break into, so learning how to raise capital is key. Perception of a business’s professionalism matters, especially in the cannabis industry. During this session we will learn the basics of lender and investor preparedness. Because your preparedness when 1st approaching and connecting with the capital markets will directly affect…

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How to get in the Hemp/Cannabis Business In Virginia.

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A New Era: Preparing for Success in Virginia’s Emerging Adult-Use Cannabis Market

Adult-use cannabis sales are on the horizon for 2024 in Virginia, despite the industry structure still requiring a second legislative vote in 2023 and the recent reintroduction of some criminal penalties for possession. As the first southern state to legalize cannabis for adult-use, Virginia offers opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs to enter and dominate a…

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High Times: Building a Cannabis Company Culture That Fosters Happy, Healthy Employees

Company culture is everything. Yes, the labor market is tight, employee recruiting and retention is challenged by the “Great Resignation” still in full swing, and good benefits don’t come cheap. But a company is nothing without happy, healthy & high-performing employees. This session will unveil HUB’s proprietary tools to help organizations understand who their employees…

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Recruiting and Retaining Talent, Creative Rewards

This interactive presentation and discussion will discuss turnover and top reasons for turnover in the Cannabis Industry. Insights about the availability of crop, product liability, property and health care insurance options for mature and start up businesses will be shared. Innovative ideas for the creation of inexpensive and other rewards that do not require the…

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Legitimate Payments & Loyalty for Dispensaries

Securely accept ACH, Debit, or Crypto payments and expand your customer base while enticing clients to come in more often, all without the burdens of accepting cash. POLN8 brings decades of franchise industry experience to the cannabis community.

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Back Office Bungle – Handling the afterthought of cannabis

Cannabis businesses, despite the obvious regulatory and financial hurdles, should be run in the same manner as any other business. The CEO of Coca-Cola doesn’t make business decisions without knowing the opportunities, risks, and rewards. Cannabis businesses should strive to operate in the same way. Whether a cannabis business is in the startup phase or…

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5 Keys to Raising Capital in Cannabis CBD Hemp

Cannabis is an expensive industry to break into, so learning how to raise capital is key. Perception of businesses professionalism matters, especially in the cannabis industry. During this session we will learn the basics of lender and investor preparedness. Because your preparedness when 1st approaching and connecting with the capital markets will directly affect how…

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Environmental Compliance in the Cannabis Industry

Expert(s) from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will provide an overview on the environmental impacts of growing and processing cannabis, best practices for managing those impacts, and the environmental regulations that apply to this industry.

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The Collaboration Within the Michigan Cannabis Community and Why This Is So Important to the Sustainability of the Industry

Rob Sims, Community and Collaboration in Cannabis.  Join Primitiv co-founder, Rob Sims, discuss the importance of coming together as a community in the cannabis space.  From co-op cultivation opportunities, to product development, to providing assistance with sales and distribution, there is no community without collaboration.  Sims will discuss who Primitiv is currently collaborating with and where…

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Insurance 101 “How to Protect your Business”

When starting or expanding a business, there are a ton of considerations that are taken into account from an operational perspective. More often than not, one aspect of having a fully functioning business that is overlooked is your insurance and risk management program. This session will give you the background of the basic types of…

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Nano is the future

Nano solutions are the future of the cannabis industry. Nanotechnology creates water soluble particles that speed up the process at which the body can process THC, resulting in faster onset times, in many cases as low as 15-20 minutes. This allows cannabis companies to provide customers with a fast acting and easily dosable edibles option,…

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Accounting & Tax Strategies For Your Budding Business

• Definition of IRC 280E • Overview of types of cannabis touching entities • Edmundson, Champs & Olive tax cases • GAAP Cost Accounting- necessary compliance for Cost of Goods Sold (record keeping & direct cost strategies) • Entity structure and tax implications (sample P&L for retail and frow/processing) • Miscellaneous tax forms (8300) •…

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How cannabis businesses can prepare to scale for continuous growth

The cannabis industry is growing significantly, set to increase in the tens of billions over the next few years. Dispensaries must lay the groundwork now to capitalize on that future growth. Technology will play a major role in this scaling up. Choosing the right point of sale, payment systems and tech stack is crucial. At…

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The Path of Seed to Sale, from Tech to CannaTech

The path from seed to sale is ripe for taking advantage of technologies and standards that other industries have built through trial and error. Learn from our expert about how data standards, simple barcode and RFID data capture, the use of a private blockchain to share data among trusted partners, and security technologies such as…

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Working In Weed: Employment Agreements and Matters in the Cannabis Industry

Many businesses often overlook their contractual relations with their employees and/or contractors. Whether it is about non-disclosure agreements, employment contracts, or any other cannabis business matters, Vijay hopes to provide some important legal guidance to all cannabis business owners.

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Cannabis Legalization: What’s Next?

Now that New York and New Jersey have both legalized cannabis, the debate over federal legalization continues to heat up in Washington. The MORE act, which will remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and enact various criminal and social justice reforms related to cannabis, was passed by Congress in November and the US House…

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Insurance 101: Managing Risk as You Scale Operations

When starting or expanding a business, there are a ton of considerations that are taken into account from an operational perspective. More often than not one aspect of having a fully functioning business that is overlooked is your insurance and risk management program. This session will give you the background of the basic types of…

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Growing Pains: Securing Cannabis Real Estate in the Tri-state Area

Securing the right real estate is one of the most important factors that can lead to the success or failure of a cannabis business. In addition to considerations any business might face such as convenient locales, renovation costs, parking availability, or upholding building codes, each state and municipality often have complex additional varying statutes to…

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Breaking into the cannabis industry, what opportunity to choose?

Breaking into the cannabis industry. How to choose? This session will focus on new entrepreneurs that are entering the industry and how they will choose their cannabis career path. Since most of the attendees that come to MCBA are new entrepreneurs, they will benefit by understanding exactly what the right path is for them. This…

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Making Sense of Cannabis Related Data

Through a real world look at operational data related to wholesale cannabis sales, order fulfillment and direct customer feedback related data, the presentation will help owners/operators of cannabis related businesses understand how to source basic data related to their operation. Specific examples including use of social media, eCommerce, inventory management and other tools are highlighted…

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Cannabis Is Here, A look at Cannabis Law in Virginia

Cannabis will be a 1.2 billion dollar industry. Navigating through the legislation can be challenging. The presentation will focus on the key points from the legislation, make it plain, and discuss the varied issues surrounding the industry.

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Farming Your Future: Navigating Compliance, HR, and Payroll in a New Decade

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 the legal ramifications of not having an electric timekeeping system. For those knowledgeable in cannabis but not as strong in…

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Life after SAFE Banking — Unlocking Payments, Lending, and Other Financial Services for your Cannabis Business

The cannabis banking problem is well-known, but is often misunderstood. In this session, join Dan Roda, CEO of cannabis financial platform Abaca, for a discussion of the continued evolution in the availability of key financial products to cannabis operators. This presentation will include an overview and comparison of new lending and credit products for cannabis…

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The Future of Indoor Cultivation

With a rapidly increasing number of Cultivation Operations, it is critical for your business to focus on efficiency and profitability in order to achieve long term success. Join us to explore some of the most common costly mistakes and learn ways maximize your operation’s profitability. – Avoid common costly mistakes – Gain a better understanding…

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Cannabis License Opportunities in New York and New Jersey

Learn what cannabis licenses are available in New York and New Jersey and the best practices to win a license in each state.

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Financing your Cannabis Business

Discuss the best ways of financing either a startup or existing, plant-touching cannabis business. Answer such questions as; Is debt or equity better? How much “skin in the game” do I need? How to work with cannabis lenders? How do lenders make their decisions?

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The Pot Brothers at Law

The Etiquette of Engaging Law Enforcement: How to Shut the F&*# Up (when cops ask questions) is a Performance Seminar that includes detailed instructions on how to peacefully engage with law enforcement when getting pulled over (or raided).  You will learn how to maintain all of your constitutional and civil rights, remedies and defenses to…

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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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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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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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New Compliance Efforts and upcoming changes

Taylor Hartin, OMMA Deputy Director of Compliance & Enforcement, will be discussing new compliance efforts at OMMA, annual inspections, and upcoming changes to OMMA rules in 2021.

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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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Essential Regulatory Considerations for Dispensaries

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has numerous rules and regulations for opening and running an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Dispensary. Please join Vijay as he covers a variety of topics that are essential to anyone who owns or plans to own a Dispensary in the State of Oklahoma. Learn about how the following topics can impact…

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OMMA

Taylor Hartin, OMMA Deputy Director of Compliance & Enforcement, will be discussing new compliance efforts at OMMA, annual inspections, and upcoming changes to OMMA rules in 2021.

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Into the Weeds: A Deep Dive into 280E Cannabis Caselaw

The evolving cannabis industry offers exceptional opportunities for growth; however, cannabis businesses also face complex and challenging issues ranging from compliance with changing state and federal regulations to adherence with Section 280E of the IRS tax code. In this highly-regulated industry, we know that confusing accounting and tax laws can make running your business difficult….

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Strategically Navigate Oklahoma’s Cannabis Tax Frontier

The moment State Question 788 passed, Oklahoma entrepreneurial business owners were introduced to a brand new industry….tons of upside opportunity, but attached with complex tax and reporting ramifications. Virtually overnight, certain IRS Tax Code sections took on additional prominence and importance to Oklahoma cannabis business owners. It all starts with IRC 280E, expands to IRC…

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Maximizing Success While Overcoming Industry Obstacles

Heavy Metals, Vape Scare and COVID – OH MY! 5 Lessons Learned in Overcoming Obstacles in the Cannabis Industry with Jupiter Research

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Ask Us Anything

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

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How to Work with Local Units of Government to Secure Facility Locations

One of the most import steps in building a successful cannabis company is location. With only just over 100 of Michigan’s 1,600 pus municipalities opting into allowing marijuana facilities we have a lot of work to do to create opportunities. We will give business owners the tools and strategies they need to effectively communicate and…

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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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The secret to becoming a profitable Cannabis Cultivator

At Agro Lighting, we talk to growers on a daily basis about the challenges they face. Whether it’s environmental issues, facility limitations, or cultivation complications, there is always a common underlying thread that causes these seemingly unrelated problems.<br><br>In this presentation, you will learn about the most common causes that create challenges for commercial cultivation operations….

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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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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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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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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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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

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 the legal ramifications of not having an electronic timekeeping system.

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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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