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COLORADO:  At the after-party for the National Cannabis Summit — an annual conference thick with entrepreneurs and business people, held in the bowels of the Sheraton in downtown Denver — eight of us attendees boogied alongside one of the more engaging speakers, the medical researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley, who wore throughout the party a towering, purple velvet Mad Hatter’s hat. Remembering that in her speech she had said, “I’ve never tried marijuana in any form,” I wanted to whisper in her ear, “But your millinery tells a different story.”

Outside in a cordoned-off area of a parking lot at the marijuana growers’ supply warehouse where the party was held, hundreds of attendees were smoking and vaping. The conference’s essential leitmotifs — self-promotion and schmoozing — reasserted themselves.

A man who had spent a good part of the conference selling his outhouse-size turbine (to help marijuana growers “get off the grid”) was pitching it to anyone within earshot; another guest’s party banter ran, “The five reasons to consider a pen vape are high quality, safety, consistency, discretion, and … I can’t remember the fifth reason.” Then he picked up a glossy promotional card listing these five reasons and told me: “Oh, and purity. Purity’s important.” Dude.

Highlights From The National Cannabis Summit in Denver

COLORADO: The first National Cannabis Summit, the inaugural show from MJ Conferences’ Bruce and Andy Passen, was held October 12-13th at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Approximately 500 Cannabis Industry Professionals gathered for the first-time trade event, most to attend an impressive lineup of panelists and speakers, including: Andrew Freeman, Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado; Dixie Elixirs CEO Tripp Keber; Privateer Holdings founder Brendan Kennedy; Paul Campbell, Leafly; Nurse Heather Manus; 420 Investor Alan Brochstein; Dr. Sue Sisley, and the MJBA’s David Rheins.

Event Producers Bruce and Andy Passen

Event Producers, MJ Conferences’ Bruce and Andy Passen

Marijuana Channel One, MJNewsNetwork.com’s sister b2b video network on YouTube published by the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), was there to cover the industry happening, and compiled the following photo slideshow of the event:

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