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 “Cannabis 101” Series Includes More than 24 Hours of Video on Everything a Businessperson Needs to Know in Order to Run a Successful Cannabis Business

OREGON –  The Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) today announced the launch of “Cannabis 101,” a series of instructional videos for entrepreneurs who wish to enter the cannabis industry, according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

“For the first time on video, entrepreneurs looking to get into this industry find everything they want to know about running a successful cannabis business,” Burton said. “We’re offering more than 24 hours of video that covers everything from business plan to sales.”

Available for download at https://ccc-con.com, the series was produced using footage from more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions given at the 2016 Cannabis Collaborative Conference and includes content from experts in all areas of the industry.

Highlights of Cannabis 101 include:
Oregon Regulatory Updates from Steve Marks, OLCC Executive Director;

280E – Save Tax Dollars- Learn how to minimize the impact of code section 280E. Learn what expenses are included in COGS and also what expenses are deductible;

Dispensary/ Retailer Session – Learn from experts how to prepare a business plan that will assist in finding investment dollars to fund a cannabis business. Important info on executing a license application, understanding compliance and in starting a retail cannabis business;

Producer/ Processor Session – Information to create a timeline for a build-out of a grow, inclusive of identifying property and the most efficient design, as well as build-outs of a commercial kitchen or concentrates lab;

Packaging Your Product – Learn how to set a brand apart through unique packaging offerings accompanied with a marketing driven approach;

Seed-to-Sale Technology – Software solutions and integration with the state system. Find out what is needed to track an operation, while learning how to be most efficient with workflow;

Investing in the Cannabis Industry – A review of the law and regulations concerning who can invest in the cannabis industry and how, both directly and indirectly. Offers suggestions on maximizing investor participation;

State of the Affairs from an Overarching Industry and Federal Perspective – Aaron Smith, NCIA;

Concentrates, Extracts and Edibles – Understand the intricacies and how they fit into the marketplace. Also: regulations for packaging and labeling;

Sourcing the Right Products and Services for a Grow Operation – Understand how to source the right product for a grow operation, cultivation techniques, and the value in choosing the right lab for testing;

Creating a Powerful Brand – Proper branding is necessary to put a powerful punch behind a business: three marketing professionals offer mind-blowing recommendations;

Understanding Risk Exposure- Navigate the legal risks of entering the cannabis space through a panel covering the many facets of potential legal exposure, investment, employment, policy, local jurisdictional regulations, and nuances of applications;

Genetic Sequencing to Drive Traditional Cannabis Breeding – Basic science around cannabis genetics that will allow it to advance as fast as the rest of the agricultural world.  By linking particular traits, such as pest-resistance, to specific genetic markers and using DNA sequence to “read” those;

New Technology for Indoor Growing – Integration of new technologies, including automated controls, LED lighting and numerous sensors into the horticultural environment promise efficiency and success;

Wholesaler and Distributor Workshop – Learn from experts that currently own distribution businesses and are making the transition into the adult use space.  Topics include compliance, building strategic partnerships, product procurement and methods for creating strong distribution sales;
Cliff Robinson- “Uncle Spliffy” – Speaks about being a passionate cannabis advocate who firmly believes that the herb helped him deal with the physical and mental stress of being a professional athlete for 18 years

Cannabis 101 educational videos are available online for $149 unlimited access or $29 for 48 hour access.

Pro Athletes to Discuss CTE and Cannabis At New York Trade Show & Conference

NEW YORK: A number of high profile professional athletes will discuss sports and cannabis on a panel at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) on June 16, 2016 at the Jacob K  Javits Convention Center.

According to event promoters, pro athletes from the NFL and NHL will provide frank insight on how legally using cannabis has helped them manage pain, become less reliant on prescription painkillers, and not affect their playing performance.  This thought-leadership panel “CTE, Concussions and CBD;” will feature: Charlie Adams, formerly Denver Broncos and Houston Texans; Eben Britton, NFL guard and tackle for Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears and current free agent; Riley D. Cote, former professional ice hockey player with the Philadelphia Flyers; and former Denver Broncos wide receiver Nathan Ross “Nate” Jackson.

Joining the cannabis sports discussion will be Heather Jackson, CEO of Realm of Caring, a non-profit and advocacy group that provide support services and resources to those using cannabinoid products.

“In talking to many NFL players, I have heard a reoccurring theme, and that is ‘protect the shield.’   The NFL will now have an opportunity to protect their players, and I consider that a much more valiant effort.  Research into CTE will help all neurodegenerative disorders, so a project like this is exciting to me personally and professionally,” added Ms. Jackson, of Realm of Caring.

“CTE, Concussions and CBD,” thought-leadership panel is part of the comprehensive educational agenda that is presented at CWCBExpo NY.   Conference delegates can participate in Add-On Workshops, June 15, that provide all-day education on business, career and investment fundamentals.  There will also be over 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and pioneers in the 2-day conference (June 16-17) that includes a headlining keynote speaker, the thought-leadership panels, regulatory updates, NY dispensary and includes session tracks focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas.  On Friday, June 17, the thought-leadership panel at CWCBExpo NY will be “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” spotlighting this plant that can transform the agricultural and manufacturing landscape.

Featured exhibitors participating in CWCBExpo NY include Amercanex, Apeks, Cannabis Career Institute, Carp Law, Clover Leaf University, Conviron, Forever Flowering Greenhouses, Gradujuana, Helderpad, HighNY, Hiller, PC, Incredibles, International Cannabis Association, Labscape, Jane, Medicine Man, MJ Freeway, MJIC, Nexus Corporation, Potbotics, The Cannabis Co Operative, Transcend Lighting, True Leaf, and many others.  CWCBExpo NY is also partnering with leading advocacy groups, associations, and media partners including the Marijuana Business Association and MJNewsNetwork.com.

Discounted conference rates are now being offered for advance registration.  For more information on the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in New York, June 15-17, (CWCBExpo in NY) visit: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-expo.    For sponsoring or exhibiting information contact the CWCBExpo sales teams at sreuter@leexpos.comor click here: