Midwest CannaBusiness Symposium & Networking Reception August 24, 2013 – Chicago, IL

ILLINOIS: This day-long educational program will be a unique opportunity to glean information from cannabusiness professionals and experts in the fields of regulatory models, operations, and ancillary businesses. The symposium includes lunch and an evening networking reception.
NCIA member businesses can register up to two attendees online in advance for $200; nonmembers can register with a per-ticket donation of $350 online in advance. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door for a $375 donation. All ticket and sponsorship proceeds support the work of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national organization advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses at the federal level.

Midwest CannaBusiness Symposium
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown
600 N State St, Chicago, IL
Symposium: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Doors at 10:00 a.m.)
Reception: 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.


10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association
10:45 a.m. Panel and Q&A: Dispensary, Cultivation, and Infused Product Operations
Luke Ramirez, Cannabusiness School & Consulting (moderator)
Jay Czarkowski, Canna Advisors
Ralph Morgan, OrganaLabs
Christie Lunsford, Dixie Elixirs
Mark Passerini, Om of Medicine
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Panel and Q&A: Support & Services for the Emerging Cannabis Industry
Kayvan Khalatbari, Denver Relief Consulting (moderator)
Jessica Billingsley, MJ Freeway
Chris Bochenski, Quantum 9
Jim Marty, Jim Marty & Associates
Patrick McManamon, Cannassure Insurance Services
Genifer Murray, CannLabs
2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center and The ArcView Group
3:30 p.m. Panel and Q&A: State Policy and Government Relations
Gabriel Plotkin (moderator)
Representative Lou Lang, Illinois State Legislature
Hilary Bricken, Canna Law Group
Khurshid Khoja, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Chris Lindsey, Marijuana Policy Project
5:00 p.m. Evening Networking Reception sponsored by Cannabusiness School and Consulting

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