General Information

The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) is pleased to host its 4th Annual Policy Conference to discuss a variety of topics related to the industry and its regulations in the state of California.
 
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Sheraton Grand, 1230 J Street, Sacramento
 
Conference tickets are $250 per person, including the conference, gift bag, continental breakfast, lunch, workshops, and evening reception.
 
Event/Sponsorship Questions: Katie Kerner, 916-292-2457 or katie@kmkstrategies.com 
 
Press Inquiries: Josh Drayton, 916-879-8540 or josh@cacannabisindustry.org

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Anthony Law Group, Berkeley Patients Group,
 
Cannabis Connect Insurance Services, Cannalysis Labs, 
 
CannGen Insurance Services, Chernis Law Group PC, continuum,
 
Dama Financial, Five Corners Strategies, Flav, Flow Kana, Green Leaf Labs,
 
Kennaday Leavitt Owensby PC, Kiva Confections, Meadow, MMLG LLC,
 
Northstar Holistic Collective, Organnx, Perkin Elmer, ResponsiTech,
 
Sacramento News & Review, Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms, Simplifya,
 
Therapy Tonics & Provisions, UFCW Western States Council, Weedmaps,
 
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, Wurk, 
 
and Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, LLP 

Conference Agenda

Registration & Breakfast: 7:30am - 9:00am (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
 
Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
 
 
 
Welcome and Introduction 
9:00am - 9:10am
 
Kristi Knoblich Palmer, President, California Cannabis Industry Association,
and Co-Founder, Kiva Confections
 
 
 
State of the Industry
9:10am - 9:30am
 
Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association
 
 
 
Panel 1: State of Cannabis Regulations
9:30am - 10:30am
 
Moderator: Sean Luse, Chief Operating Officer, Berkeley Patients Group
 
Panelists 
Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Cannabis Control 
 
Nicolas Maduros, Director, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 
 
Dr. Asif Mann, Chief, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch,
California Department of Public Health
 
Richard Parrott, Director, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing,
California Department of Food and Agriculture
 
 
 
Keynote Speech:
10:30am - 10:45am
 
Speaker TBD
 
 
 
Panel 2: 2019 Policy Development & Legislation
10:45am -11:45am
 
Moderator: Amy Jenkins, Senior Policy Director, California Cannabis Industry Association
 
Panelists 
Hon. Wendy Carrillo, Assemblymember, District 51
 
Hon. Scott Wiener, State Senator, District 11
 
Hon. Scott Wilk, State Senator, District 21
 
Panelist TBD
 
 
 
Keynote Speech:
11:45am - 11:55am
 
Speaker TBD
 
 
 
Importance of Associations: Taking a Closer Look
12:00am - 12:10pm 
 
Saaphira Galoob, Principal and Chief Executive Officer,
The Liaison Group
 
 
 
Networking Luncheon: 12:10pm-1:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
  
Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-3:30pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
 
 
 
Keynote Speech:
1:00pm - 1:15pm
 
Speaker TBD
 
 
 
Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities in Cannabis Testing
 1:15pm - 2:15pm
 
Moderator: Emily Richardson, Vice President, Business Development, CW Analytical Labs 
 
Panelists 
Dr. Reggie Guadino, President, Director of R&D and Director of Intellectual Property,
Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
 
Dr. Swetha Kaul, Chief Scientific Officer, Cannalysis Labs
 
Panelist TBD
 
Panelist TBD
 
Panelist TBD
  
 
 
Panel 4: The Next Frontier of Distribution
 2:15pm - 3:15pm
 
Moderator: Panelist TBD
 
 Panelists
Michael Aberle, Senior Vice President, CannGen Insurance Services,
A Subsidiary of Next Wave Insurance Services
 
Conrad Gregory, Director of Government Relations, Harborside
 
David Hua, Chief Executive Officer, Meadow
 
Tim Morland, Director of Compliance and Policy, continuum
 
Michael Wheeler, Vice President of Policy Initiatives, Flow Kana
 
 
 
Closing and Announcement of Workshops
3:15pm - 3:30pm
 
Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association
 
 
 
Workshops: 3:30pm-5:00pm (Sheraton Grand - 2nd Floor)
 
 
 
Workshop 1: Insuring the Cannabis Industry
 
Moderator: Panelist TBD
 
Panelists
Stephanie Bozzuto, Co-Founder, Cannabis Connect Insurance
 
Camille L. Dixon, J.D., Director, California Department of Insurance
 
Doug Esposito, Energy/Construction/Cannabis Practice Leader, Owen-Dunn Insurance Services

Panelist TBD
 
 
 
Workshop 2: 2019 Compliance Tool Box
 
Moderator: Panelist TBD
 
Panelists
James Anthony, Principal, Anthony Law Group
 
Dr. Juli Crockett, Director of Compliance, MMLG, LLC
 
Kimberly Simms, Attorney, Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
 
Panelist TBD
  
 
 
Workshop 3: Branding Your Canna Business
 
Moderator: Panelist TBD
 
Panelists
Christopher Coggan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Therapy Tonics & Provisions
 
Braelyn Davis, Marketing Director, Flav
 
Tom Zuber, Managing Partner, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, LLP

Panelist TBD
 
 
 
Networking Reception: 5:00pm-6:30pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
 
2019 Legislator of the Year Award Ceremony
 
Honoree: State Senator Scott Wiener
 
*Please note this agenda is TENTATIVE and subject to change without notice.
Space is limited. 

Registration

 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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