General Information

On the heels of the passage of Proposition 64, the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) is pleased to host their 2nd Annual Policy Conference to discuss a variety of topics related to the industry and its regulations in the state of California.
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Location: Sheraton Grand, 1230 J Street, Sacramento
Conference tickets are $250 per person, including the conference, continental breakfast, lunch, workshops, and evening reception.
Please note this event is CLOSED to the media. 
Questions: Katie Kerner, 916-292-2457 or 

Conference Agenda*

Registration: 7:30am - 9:00am (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
1)Welcome and Introduction
Sean Luse, Chief Operating Officer, Berkeley Patients Group
2) State of the Industry
Nate Bradley, Executive Director, CA Cannabis Industry Association
3) MCRSA & Proposition 64 Regulatory Implementation
Panelists (Partial List):
Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation 
Nate Bradley, Executive Director, CA Cannabis Industry Association
Amber Morris, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Steve Woods, California Department of Public Health
4) Special Guest Speaker:
California State Treasurer John Chiang
5) 2016 Policy Developments & 2017 Legislation
Amy Jenkins, Platinum Advisors
The Honorable Rob Bonta, CA State Assembly
The Honorable Steve Bradford, CA State Senate
The Honorable Rudy Salas, CA State Assembly
The Honorable Scott Wiener, CA State Senate
6) Morning Keynote:
California State Controller Betty Yee
7) Closing
Aaron Smith, Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
Networking Luncheon: 12:00pm-1:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-3:30pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
1) Cultivation & Processing in a Regulated Environment
David Egerton, CW Analytical Labs
Joey Espinoza, Coastal Growers Association
Dan Grace, President, Dark Heart Nursery
Khurshid Khoja, President, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Erin Mustain, State Water Resources Control Board
Jill Townzen, Senior Environmental Scientist, Department of Pesticide Regulation
2) Emerging Market Opportunities 
Andrew DeAngelo, Co-Founder & General Manager, Harborside Health Center
Kristi Knoblich Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, Kiva Confections
Derek Peterson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,Terra Tech
Larry Thacker, Chief Executive Officer, Caliva
David Weidenbach, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Presley Holdings
2) Banking, Finance, Tax Compliance & Risk Management
Panelists (Partial List):
Leslie Bocksor, Electrum Partners
Gabriel Garcia, Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard
The Honorable Fiona Ma - Chairwoman, CA State Board of Equalization
3) Closing and Announcement of Workshops
Workshops: 3:30pm-5:30pm (Sheraton Grand)
1) Branding, Patents & Trademarks: What You Need to Know
Panelists (Partial List):
Avis Bulbyan, SIVA Enterprises
Amanda Conley, Attorney, Brand & Branch LLP
Steve Dang, FlavRx
Aaron Herzberg, CalCann Holding Corporation
Mary Shapiro, National Cannabis Bar Association
2) Marketing & Technology - Expanding Your Reach in a Regulated World
Tim Blake, Founder, Emerald Cup
Brian Lannon, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cannalysis
Jason Moore-Brown, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Weedmaps
J.J. O'Brien, PAX
Amy Poinsett, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MJ Freeway 
Rachel Shipp, Head of Business Development, Green Rush
Matt Stang, High Times
3) Workplace Safety & Compliance
Panelists (Partial List):
Eduardo Blanco, Agricultural Labor Relations Board
Carlos Campos, C&H
Juli Crockett, W Vapes
Brian Elliot, Fire & Emergency Services Consulting,
Doug Esposito, Owen-Dunn Insurance Services
Tara Kerle, Associate Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA Consultation Services
Reception: 5:30pm-7:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
Networking Reception with Members of Legislature & 2017 Legislators of the Year Awards Ceremony
*Please note this agenda is TENTATIVE and subject to change without notice.
Space is limited. 


 Registration & Payment Options
Conference Registration Includes: Both Sessions, Breakfast, Lunch, Workshops, and Reception 
All payments will be processed through PayPal.
If you do not wish to use PayPal and/or set up a PayPal account, you can select the second option, "Pay With A Credit or Debit Card" once you are transfered to the payments page.
You will be able to enter your card number without having to create an account; PayPal will serve only to process your one-time payment.  

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California Cannabis Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) trade association. Proceeds from your donation are not tax deductible.