(Workshop Presentation) Legal & Regulatory & Compliance for Banking, Payment Processing & Cash Management for cannabis merchants in the new ecosystem. Traditional banks and payment’s companies in Canada are reluctant to embrace the cannabis industry, what legal and regulatory issues does industry need to address to gain access to banking; What does the payments landscape look like for the cannabis industry now, where it is heading as legalization for recreational use becomes a reality; Why is the cannabis industry viewed as ‘high-risk’, what steps does it need to take to ensure it is fully compliant with the payments system rules; When ‘Fintech’ is described as revolutionizing payments – Cannabis was once a ‘cash-only’ industry [...]
(Workshop Presentation) If you're a purveyor of medical cannabis, you may not think you are performing R&D – but you likely are. And the good news is that you may be eligible for valuable government tax credits for some of the work you are doing. Canada's Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program provides generous financial incentives to encourage scientific and technological advances. Your business could receive a credit of up to 66% of qualifying expenditures. Don't miss out on significant tax savings. Attend this session to find out which of your activities may qualify for SR&ED tax credits and what you need to do to harvest these benefits.
(Workshop Presentation) Hard science will meet the demand of the sophisticated cannabis consumer! Ralph Morgan founded Organa Brands’ Organa Labs in 2010, which is the oldest and longest running supercritical CO2 cannabis oil extraction lab in the world. Today, Organa Brands licenses eleven Organa Labs manufacturing facilities in ten US states and Jamaica and distributes oil and vaporizer products in seven European countries and through 1,200 US dispensaries. The popularity of vaping and edibles will likely push consumer demand for cannabis oil to 50 percent share of the 2017 US cannabis market. Already, labs are producing cannabis oils with distinctive profiles that are rich in flavor and pure in formulation. Cannabis oil can be extracted [...]
(Workshop Presentation) Learn the ins and outs of cannabis cultivation from seasoned operator Alex Cooley of Solstice. Gain understanding of the process and practices from selecting a site to creating a finished product. Unique format that takes you through the steps but significantly engages audience members via an AMA format.
(Workshop Presentation) Just as Canada can teach the United States about access to healthcare, Colorado can help Canadians understand the best ways to access cannabis through independent retail stores. Prime Minister Trudeau promised to legalize, regulate and restrict access, yet Canada has not yet decided on how its citizens will obtain legal cannabis. Colorado was the first state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Tim Cullen, CEO of Colorado Harvest Company, an industry pioneer, opened a vertically integrated medical cannabis cultivation and retail enterprise in 2009. Per Colorado law, retail shops could only sell the cannabis they grew. Colorado Harvest Company held 24 state licenses and was prepared to fully engage in a vertically integrated [...]
(Workshop Presentation) Cannabis QC testing is paramount to providing accurately labeled cannabis products- a critical step in proper cannabinoid dosing. There is a wide array of instrumentation and sample preparation techniques that can be applied to cannabis QC testing. Also, there are a number of organizations working independently to develop cannabis standards and methods. We will take a closer look at these needs, examine the changing landscape of cannabis science and review some of the movers and shakers impacting cannabis quality on a global level. We will explore topics beyond potency testing, including terpene profiling and the increasing importance of contaminant screening, including pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals and microorganisms. This session will peer into [...]
The Networking Coffee Break is a chance to meet and discuss with key players in the industry.
(Workshop Presentation) This fast-paced, highly interactive program comes from the master of modern cannabis branding and marketing. It combines cutting-edge academic thinking and proven techniques to inspire and enable you to create and manage a powerful brand. Guided by Jared Mirsky, CEO and Founder of Online Marijuana Design — the largest cannabis branding agency in the world and two-time Dope Magazine Industry Awards winner for "Best Cannabis Design Firm" —you’ll gain insight into his innovative approaches and learn how to apply them in practice through real-world cases and structured exercises. You’ll learn how to use marketing and branding to build a profitable and enduring business and gain new insights into the importance and value of [...]
(Workshop Presentation) Canada’s regulated cannabis sector continues to undergo fast-paced change with full legalization looming large on the horizon. One of the most talked-about and controversial issues in the regulation debate is the present and future mandatory security requirements. In this session, Canada’s top cannabis industry security consultant will discuss: (1) the crime and security risks faced by regulated cannabis sector businesses; (2) the current ACMPR security requirements; and (3) the main security priorities under a legalized recreational market.
(Workshop Presentation) Keep 100% of your equity and grow your business through working capital , real estate loans and equipment leases . The Marijuana Money Man is coming in from Colorado to share case studies of the $27 million in financing he has arranged for cannabis companies .