Leafly Hires New CEO Chris Jeffery

WASHINGTON: Leafly, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis technology company, has announced that accomplished startup executive Chris Jeffery has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Jeffery is responsible for Leafly’s vision and strategy as the company expands its operations and product offering around the globe.

“Building on Leafly’s established position as the world’s leading cannabis information resource, we are expanding our focus on providing consumers the tools they need to discover and purchase cannabis products,” said Jeffery. “With unprecedented momentum for legalization worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate this new legal landscape with reliable information and a personalized experience that saves time and money when making purchasing decisions.”

Prior to Leafly, Jeffery co-founded OrderUp, an online and mobile food delivery service. He built the company into a dominant player in the e-commerce and on-demand delivery spaces, driving $100M+ in annual sales in 40+ markets across the United States. In 2015, OrderUp was acquired by Groupon.

Leafly is the go-to resource for cannabis information worldwide, with more than 13 million monthly visitors and 60 million monthly page views across its websites and mobile applications. With Leafly, finding the right cannabis products is fast, comfortable, and easy. Consumers can use Leafly to learn more about cannabis, discover new cannabis products and brands, and find and review cannabis retailers near them. The Leafly website and five-star mobile app also include the world’s most comprehensive strain database, a full news and culture section, and a video platform, Leafly TV.

 

 

 

Fisher Phillips Hosts 2nd Annual Workplace Law Seminar For Canna-businesses

WASHINGTON: As the fastest growing industry in the country, legal cannabis represents one of the nation’s hottest job markets.  Managing employees and navigating complicated state law presents special challenges for licensed cannabis organizations.  The topic is the focus of  the second annual legal seminar for canna-businesses presented by  legal powerhouse Fisher Phillips.

This  half  day  conference  takes place on March 15th, 2017 at the Georgetown Ballroom, and will  explore  legal   issues   such   as   handling   employees who behave badly, lawful pay practices, avoiding employee-related government investigations, and proactive solutions to protect your trade secrets. Fisher Phillips attorneys from California, Oregon, and Washington will work through these topics with local cannabis  industry  leaders and other attorneys experienced in other business law aspects of the industry.  This educational opportunity will also provide attendees a chance to reconnect with industry leaders, learn prevention and compliance tips, and mingle with businesses who support this industry.

Panelists will include Fisher Phillips attorneys, Chris Larsen from Ashby Law Group, Neil Juneja from Gleam Law, and experienced industry executives Ian Eisenberg of Uncle Ike’s and Wendy Bentley of CannaOrganix.

March 15, 2017 at the Georgetown Ballroom, 5623 Airport Way South, Seattle WA 98108, 11am (registration and lunch); 11:30-4pm (seminar); 4pm-5pm (reception). Cost: $45

 

Canada’s Tokyo Smoke Acquires Seattle Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Van der Pop

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke, a leading Canadian cannabis-oriented lifestyle brand, has acquired Van der Pop, a like-minded cannabis product and experience brand based in Seattle, WA. Run by acclaimed designer and serial entrepreneur of consumer lifestyle brands April Pride, Van der Pop was created in response to a lack of sophisticated product for female marijuana connoisseurs. Women represent a rapidly growing segment of the cannabis market, underserved in cannabis despite being responsible for 85 per cent of overall consumer spending. Van der Pop has focused on creating a unique product line with a design aesthetic targeted directly to women, complemented by a carefully constructed shopping experience.

The full line of Van der Pop products will be sold at all Tokyo Smoke retail locations, and the brands will also collaborate on a limited line of new products. The teams from each enterprise will support one another with creative and marketing projects; April Pride assumes the role of Chief Creative Officer for both companies.

The acquisition combines one of the leading and highest visibility female-focused cannabis brands with Tokyo Smoke’s expertise in retail, international partnerships, and the curation of leading cannabis experiences. The combined companies will focus on providing a better, more thoughtful cannabis experience to an even broader community and will offer a myriad of new opportunities for consumers to approach cannabis.

“Van der Pop is an incredibly important and rare contribution to the consumer landscape, a brand that is, at its core, authentic and truly speaks to people,” says Alan Gertner (co-founder and CEO, Tokyo Smoke). “April and I share the same values when it comes to the normalization of cannabis and the appetite for design driven thinking within the industry. Together, we are natural partners to offer the best experiences to the burgeoning marketplace.”

Pride created Van der Pop in the spirit of Mies van der Rohe‘s design adage of “less is more,” combined with the ‘joie de vivre’ sound of corks popping. Van der Pop’s thoughtful product line places equal importance on form and function, and strives to infuse each item with a fun first, fashion forward focus. Best-selling items include stash jarslockable stash bagsgrinder cards and rolling papers.

“I feel empowered to help shape the messaging around responsible cannabis use,” says Pride. “Brands like Van der Pop and Tokyo Smoke are more than lifestyle purveyors, we want to help the global community engage with cannabis for the best possible results. This partnership combines our knowledge of the industry and presents customers with the most considered products and experiences. All while emphasizing design and creativity. That is the point.”

Van der Pop’s unique shopping experience targets the desire to discreetly enjoy cannabis while making informed purchasing decisions in consultation with like-minded friends and experts. Community members can become hosts for Van der Pop’s private shopping concept SESSION, or join scheduled parties where guests are educated about products in a social setting. SESSION has been hailed by Vice and reflects modern cannabis culture and offers discretion, education and style. Van der Pop products have been highlighted by Forbes and are now available at Tokyo Smoke retail locations and online at www.tokyosmoke.com.

Snoop Dogg Rocks The Baltic Room Old School For GrassHopperHub Launch

WASHINGTON: Rapper, TV Star and cannaprenuer Snoop Dogg, aka DJ Snoopadelic,  took over the Baltic Room on a rare snowy evening in Seattle and rocked the house old school for the launch of GrasshopperHub.com.

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Marijuana Channel One had a bird’s eye view of the fun. Enjoy!

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A Maturing Marijuana Industry Prepares for the Future

Amid Record Sales, Pre-Election Seminar to Explore More Sophisticated Business Operations

With more than $1.4 billion in sales in Washington since legalization in 2014, and five additional states considering new legal marijuana markets, several veterans of the recreational cannabis industry will gather next month in Seattle to discuss how they are planning to compete in a multi-billion-dollar industry that virtually did not exist just three years ago.

Dozens of cannabis processors, producers, retailers and ancillary businesses are set to meet on November 3rd at the downtown Seattle office of Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) to discuss how they can operate in a more sophisticated environment than ever before. The agenda includes a range of pertinent topics, such as how to work with a growing and more experienced marijuana workforce, making smart decisions about human resources, managing financial risk and insurance, and navigating the patchwork of ever-changing regulations in every state where a cannabis business might operate.  Two enforcement officers from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will also be present, and they will cover the hot regulatory issues and answer questions from cannabis industry members.

“Stunning sales figures and the prospect of more states legalizing cannabis means that the days of the dynamic, bootstrapped marijuana startup are giving way to companies that have to operate just like any other business,” said Emily Gant, attorney and Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry Group at GSB and moderator of the Seminar’s opening session. “I think this next election is going to open a lot of eyes that the cannabis industry really is becoming a major force in the economy.”

Polls are showing that the business of recreational marijuana is set for a nationwide expansion, and the prospect of new customers, new competitors and new partners has many in the cannabis business realizing that their industry is reaching a new level of maturity.

“It’s only natural that we are starting to hear the first credible efforts of cannabis workers looking to organize and possibly join unions,” said Jared Van Kirk, attorney and Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at GSB and one of the Seminar’s presenters. “We’re looking forward to a discussion that focuses on the human resources challenges we’ve already seen, and how to prepare for the business consequences of a larger, smarter and a more prepared workforce in the marijuana industry.”

The Seminar, organized by Seattle-based law firm Garvey Schubert Barer, accounting firm ACT Resources and Mosaic Insurance Alliance, will offer expanding cannabis businesses a chance to discuss growing pains and how to stay competitive, from the perspective of individual businesses and the industry at large.

“In the beginning we saw folks enter the marijuana business market and make all the right moves, only to be derailed when a national vendor or the insurance market could not meet their business needs or was unable to make sense of rapidly changing market conditions,” said Norm Ives of Mosaic Insurance and speaker at the Seminar. “As competitive as this industry has become, we have to keep convening so that business operations evolve to capitalize on the most current market conditions and become just as competent or sophisticated as other industries have developed over decades or longer.”

“The pace of change in this industry isn’t likely to let up,” said Dani Espinda of Act Resources. “The regulations faced by marijuana entrepreneurs in each state create unique challenges, and the expansion of recreational marijuana after this next election is going to have a real impact on what strategies will make for a successful business.”
The half-day seminar will include interactive discussions between attendees and speakers, followed by a cocktail reception.

 

About the Event:

 

What:

2016 Cannabis Business Seminar: Transitioning from Infancy to Maturity

Where:

Garvey Schubert Barer

1191 Second Avenue, 6th floor

Seattle, WA 98101-2939

When:

Thursday, November 3, 2016

1:00 – 4:30 pm, cocktail reception to follow

Cost:

Free

RSVP:

Space is limited! RSVP to Bonnie Chung at bchung@gsblaw.com or at 206-816-1487


Moderators:

Emily Harris Gant, attorney and Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry Group, Garvey Schubert Barer

Andy I. Aley, attorney and Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry Group, Garvey Schubert Barer

 

Speakers:

Jared Van Kirk, attorney and Co-Chair of Labor and Employment Practice Group, Garvey Schubert Barer

Michael S. Brunet, attorney and Member of Labor and Employment Practice Group, Garvey Schubert Barer

Dani Espinda, CPA, Tax and Cannabis Business Consultant, Principal, Act Resources, PLLC

Norm Ives, Cannabis Program Manager & Commercial Broker, Mosaic Insurance, LLC

Officer Joseph Bussman, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Lieutenant Lorn Richey, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

King County Council Chair: Council’s Vote Continues Inequitable Location Of Marijuana Facilities

WASHINGTON:  Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, joined by Council member Larry Gossett, released this statement after the passage of legislation limiting the production, processing and retail of marijuana in the unincorporated areas of King County:

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.“Reducing the land area where marijuana can be grown and processed coupled with no guaranteed expansion of retail stores will also result in limited access across our county.

“This is particularly concerning for our residents who use medical marijuana to treat numerous ailments like seizures, arthritis and Crohn’s Disease.“For these reasons, we voted against the legislation.

“Moving forward, the County must look for ways to ensure adequate access to recreational and medical marijuana. We must also address any unintended consequences this legislation may create.

“King County residents voted for a workable, legal marijuana system. We must do the work to make this happen.”

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton Visits MJBA HQ

WASHINGTON: New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton, who first came to national prominence for including a marijuana leaf on campaign posters for his bid for New Hampshire State Senate in 2012, stopped MJBA HQ in Seattle last week to speak with MJ News Network’s David Rheins.

The pro-cannabis politician is back on the campaign trail — and still flying his cannabis banner high.  Tilton is running for the same 11th district seat in NH again in 2016, and was in Seattle to promote Pre-Fest: A Joint Fundraiser to Benefit Seattle Hempfest and the Eastward Expansion of Legal Cannabis.

Pre-Fest will be a combination of higher-level reform activism, a joint political and nonprofit fundraiser, a launch party for a new cannabis venture, with dabs, doobies, dinner and entertainment.   Organized by Dr. Keith Saunders, a prominent activist and sociologist who sits on the NORML Board of Directors and also serves as Tilton’s campaign manager, the exclusive benefit will take place at the Stables in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle on Aug 17th.

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Tilton and Rheins enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation about politics, pot and how New England’s legalization movement compares to the West Coast’s legal cannabis marketplace. Watch the video exclusively on Marijuana Channel One.

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Support The Seattle Hempfest As It Turns 25

By David Rheins

The longest-running hemp and cannabis festival in the world is turning twenty-five this year, and it’s looking for a few good sponsors to help them celebrate. The Seattle Hempfest, August 19, 20, 21st, is the granddaddy of all hemp festivals, attracts hundreds of thousands of peaceful hempsters every year to the sprawling “Protestival” along the banks of the Puget Sound.  The best deal in entertainment all year, The Seattle Hempfest is a mile and a half of hemp happenings over three days:  speeches, music,  exhibitor booths and even an educational “Hemposium” — all FREE to attendees (a suggested donation is requested at the entrances, but sadly many folks just walk on by).

“There’s nothing in I-502 that allows a community to opt out,” Washington state Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said. If a marijuana retailer meets the state’s requirement for a license then it will be granted.

The Largest Protestival in the World Turns 25

It is a daunting logistical challenge to build, operate, tear down and clean up the event, one that falls to General Manager Sharon Whitson, who is in charge of both operations and sponsorship.   “The Seattle Hempfest enters its 25th year with a volunteer event staff of 1,000, and operating 6 stages of non-stop speakers and music & 400 arts, crafts, food, and informational vendors,” Whitson told MJNewsNetwork. “Hempfest is a non-profit, so how do we run things? With generous and like-minded businesses’ support and co-marketing.”

For its special 25th anniversary, Sharon and her team have put together a comprehensive suite of marketing packages designed to help marketers reach the influential marketplace all year long.  Sponsorship pricing begins at $2,500, and goes up to $50,000; packages include premium vending placements, informational displays in a range of print and online media, banners on stages, and logos on advertising & marketing materials.

“The work’s not done, man! Sure you and I can buy outrageously expensive herb at stores here in town, but the Feds think it’s a felony and a hard-core narcotic! Six-hundred and eighty-thousand Americans were arrested last year for marijuana-related offenses! Our war veterans don’t have access to it to help with their PTSD, and parents are having their kids taken away for using it as medicine all over the country!”

The Seattle Hempfest

“We are where the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs and consumers, come together to show the world who we are as a culture,” Whitson told MJNN. “Going into our 25th year you will get the best of both worlds by attending & vending at the world’s largest & oldest cannabis event.”

For more sponsorship information, call Sharon at Hempfest Central 206-364-4367 or Email: sponsorship@hempfest.org

The Wink In Weed: Evolving To Better Serve The Marijuana Marketplace

By David Rheins

Businesses are living organisms that follow a natural lifecycle. From conception as an idea in the mind of the entrepreneur, through each phase of development, the rough edges of each business are honed, shaped and sharpened by market realities. We learn and evolve as we grow: adding employees, encountering and overcoming competitive challenges, exploring opportunities, and servicing our customers. The marketplace is unambiguous about what it wants — voting with money and mindshare – and in that way influences the trajectory of every business participant.

The idea for the creation of the Marijuana Business Association came back in early 2012, before recreational marijuana was legal in either Washington or Colorado. We saw that there was a tremendous support for creating a legitimate cannabis industry among would-be licensees and consumers, but practically no institutional support or infrastructure to help them.  We built our core services in direct response to the common needs and concerns voiced from the literally hundreds of activists, dispensaries, growers, topical-makers, and entrepreneurs we spoke with as we were refining our business plan.

Blue Line Protection Group Inc. said it's opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Denver that will be able to house its armored vehicles, count companies' cash, and store cash in vaults. It's scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year, the company said.

Getting and staying informed is one of the biggest challenges for our business members — licensed growers, processors and retailers, and the many ancillary business professionals who support them.  State regulations are dynamic, and ever-changing. Most first generation cannabis businesses are ill-informed, and under resourced.  They have an ongoing need for reliable information about getting licensed and staying compliant, and the technical challenges of their new profession as a grower, or processor or retailer.

The Marijuana Business Association was created to provide participants in the newly legal cannabis industry with three core values: Reliable Business Intelligence, Professional Community and Commercial Opportunity.   Three years ago, MJBA began publishing MJHeadlineNews on Facebook as a social forum for aggregating the day’s most important cannabis news from both the mainstream media and the pot press.  The site immediately generated tremendous response, and attracting a national audience. Today the MJHeadlineNews page boasts 160,000 Likes with robust community engagement.

"Forcing businessmen and businesswomen who are operating legally under Oregon state law to shuttle around gym bags full of cash is an invitation to crime and malfeasance," said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. "It's time to let banks serve these legal businesses without fearing devastating reprisals from the federal government."

Increasingly we’ve seen the mission of our MJNewsNetwork.com as not only disseminating the news from other sources, but also the creation of our own original content.  We’ve now published hundreds of original videos from MJBA events and other industry happenings on our Marijuana Channel One on YouTube. And are in the process of building out our suite of web sites, professional educational programming and publications to deliver even more value.

MJBA Meetups have become a reliable monthly occasion where cannabis professionals can share news, and engage in professional networking in an ideal environment for establishing one’s professional and personal brands. We’ve grown, from monthly meetings in Seattle, to supporting regular MJBA meetups in Spokane, Bellingham, Tacoma, Portland, Denver and New York. Thousands of industry professionals have attended our job fairs, vendor fairs and professional education seminars, and tens of thousands more have watched the 300 original videos we’ve captured from MJBA and other cannabis industry trade events.

As the needs of the marketplace have evolved over the past three years, MJBA has evolved our offerings to map to the changing needs of our membership – partnering with leading business intelligence firm TetraTrak/Front Runner to host Professional Education Seminars for producers, processors and retailers, and hosting business boot camps with NWMJ Law that provide members with access to leading attorneys, CPAs and other business experts.

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Two years ago, we launched the MJBA Women’s Alliance to provide a forum for cannabis businesswomen to build their personal and professional lives.  More than 100 women-owned or operated cannabis businesses have joined in the MJBA Women’s Alliance, participating in our many a Seminars, VIP Speaker Luncheons and Charitable Events. This Spring we decided that the Women’s Alliance had achieved enough scale and momentum to sustain it, and so we have spun it off as a separate new entity: The Cannabis Women’s Alliance — a social purpose corporation with Morgan acting as CEO and Roxanne Taylor as COO.

Team MJBA

MJBA Women’s Alliance

It does my heart proud to see this project take flight on its own. As a parent of a recent High School graduate, I feel the same familiar mix of pride at achieving the significant milestone, and sadness that this precious first chapter of our organizational is ending.

With California, Nevada, Arizona and a dozen or so more States voting for marijuana legalization in November, 2016 represents an inflection point for the legal cannabis industry. Our grand experiment has met with enthusiastic response from eager consumers, and a begrudging realization among politicians that end of prohibition is inevitable so they might as well have a part in crafting what comes next.  I remain excited about what comes next for the industry and the MJBA.

Stay tuned to this space…

Wink-in-Weed: Ladies and Gentleman, It’s Show Time!

By David Rheins

February, the coldest and shortest month, arrives next week and that means the beginning of trade show season for those of us in the cannabis industry.

Here at the Marijuana Business Association, we’ll be kicking off the month at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference (formerly known as the Creative Cannabis Conference) in Portland, Oregon on the 3rd and 4th of February. MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance are exhibiting at the show, and Morgan and I will both serve as moderators and panelists.

On Wednesday, February 3, I’ll moderate the 2:15 panel entitled, “Sidekicks are Superheros: Ancillary & Supporting Businesses within the Cannabis Marketplace.” I’ll have the pleasure of discussing the topic with panelists Paul Campbell of Leafly, Holly Alberti of Healthy Headie Lifestyle, Brandon Gallagher of Vuber Technologies, and Scott Lott of Click Simply.

On Thursday, February 4th, MJBA Women’s Alliance founder Morgan will be moderating the 2:15 panel, “Launching a Product or Service: The Process of Creating Powerful Brands. James Zachodni of DOPE Magazine, Randall Huft of Innovation Agency, and Devin Manuel of Click Simply.

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And little later, at 3:15 on Thursday,  Morgan and I will participate as panelist on, “What Happens After CCC?: A Telltale of Five Industry Organizations.” Moderated by Aimee Shuman of 420 Swarm, our fellow panelists will include Bethany Moore of NCIA , Jocelyn Anderson of Women Grow, and Chris Carpenter of OCBC.

Less than two weeks later, Team MJBA will be packing up our tents and setting up camp at CannaCon. Taking place, February 18, 19 and 20 at Pier 91 in Seattle, this is the fourth CannaCon show for MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance, and we’ll have a big presence.  Not only are we media sponsors and exhibitors of CannaCon again this year, but both Morgan and I have the honor to serve as moderators and panelists of what has become the most important industry trade show in Washington.

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If you have anything to do with the legal cannabis industry in Washington or Oregon, you will want to attend both CCC in Portland and CannaCon in Seattle this month. When you do, please stop by the MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance booths and say ‘Hi.”

Thursday
10:00:00 AM Keynote: Andrew Schell Keynote: Ben Curren Keynote: Roy Bingham
Designing a Winning Nutrient Regimen What Every Marijuana Retailer Should Know Am I Selling The Products My Customers Really Want?
CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
11:30:00 AM Advantages of organic soil The Extraction Series: C02 Investing in Cannabis – Where Do I Start?
Tad Hussey Craig Henderson Brett Roper
1:00:00 PM Advanced Indoor Flowering Techniques The Extraction Series: Rosin Tech WA Rules and Regulations
Jaya Palmer Jeff Church Rick Garza-WSLCB
Kristie Weeks-WSDH | Steve Fuller-WSDA
2:30:00 PM Ask Ed & Tom The Extraction Series: Legal Q&A Panel
Ed Rosenthal | Farmer Tom Lauerman Large Scale Production of 99% Pure THC & CBD Aaron Pelley | Chris Crew | Dan Bariault | Don E Wirtshafter
Dr. Jon Thompson
4:00:00 PM Aeroponics & Hydroponic Cultivation Bitcoin Viability Panel Insuring your Cannabis Business Future
Chris Wrenn | Tom O’Dowd
Edgar Ham | Mike Dupree | Robert Stephan
Manny Perez | Caleb Chen | Marshall Hayner
Christopher Walters | Doug Banfelder | Karen Canton
FRIDAY
10:00:00 AM Keynote: Adam Dunn Keynote: Katherine Grimm Keynote: Cheryl Shuman
TBA Kickstarting Your Cannabis Career
From Rags to Riches: How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry
CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
11:30:00 AM Panel: Women in Cannabis The Art & Science of Cannabis Topicals Navagating Tax Laws Unique to Cannabis
Crystal Oliver | Morgan Christine
Sharon Whitson | Shawn DeNae
Ah Warner | Megan Schwarting Dani Espinda
1:00:00 PM Harnessing light: A Plant’s Perspective Why is the right packaging important? Panel: Cannabis Policy Reform
Rebecca Knight, PhD Keva Sonderen Cat Jeter | Kristen Flor | TK Ramsey
2:30:00 PM Managing Commercial Cultivation Lighting: Impacting the Grid
How to Build a Cannabis Brand
& Strategic Marketing Plan From the Ground Up!
Shara Ross Shelly Peterson Catherine Zito
4:00:00 PM Optimizing Small Scale Grows Chocolate Loves Cannabis! Panel: Legal Q&A
Jennifer Martin Clair McKenzie Ann van Leynseele | Cindy Flyn | Mitzi Vaughn
SATURDAY
10:00:00 AM Keynote: Don E Wirtshafter Keynote: AC Braddock Keynote: Bruce Barcott
The First Golden Age of Cannabis Medicines The Cannabis Industry: not business as usual Author: Weed The People
Vivian McPeak TECHNOLOGY SETTING INDUSTRY STANDARDS
The Long And Winding Road To Cannabis Liberation
A Comprehensive Budtender Training Course
11:30:00 AM John Davis Commercial Lighting Options Session 1: The Plant
Mission NOT Accomplished Keith Harrington Jerry Whiting
1:00:00 PM Cultivation: Q&A The Benefits of Greenhouse Production Session 2: The Law & Regs
Kyle Kushman Greg Ellis Jerry Whiting
2:30:00 PM Plant Physiology & Nutrient Uptake
Use of Pesticides and Fertilizers
to Produce Marijuana in Washington
Session 3: The Retail Experience
Blair McHenry Erik Johansen WSDA Jerry Whiting
1 continuing education credit
4:00:00 PM Panel: Breeding with the Best
Pesticide Label & Worker Protection
Standard Requirements for Marijuana Growers
Session 4: Resumes & Interviews a Q&A
Adam Dunn | DJ Short | Exotic Genetics
Odie Diesel | Sunycheba
Erik Johansen WSDA Jerry Whiting
1 continuing education credit