Region: CannaVest West

Session Tracks & Agendas

CannaVest West

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Agenda

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Business Plans & Operating Models: The MSO Roundtable

The emerging cannabis industry in the US is maturing at an accelerating rate, driven by consolidation and new market expansion. Our discussion will feature leading multi-state operators, highlighting the varied business strategies that are currently employed as these businesses ready themselves to capitalize on the $80 bn U.S. cannabis opportunity that’s expected by 2030 (assuming federal legalization).

MODERATOR: Vivien Azer, Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst, Cowen
PANELISTS:
Beth Stavola, Chief Strategy Officer, iAnthus Capital
Nick Vita, CEO, Columbia Care Mitch Kahn, CEO & Founder, Grassroots Cannabis
Charles Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs
Steve Gutterman, President, Harvest Health & Recreation
Mitch Kahn, CEO & Founder, Grassroots Cannabis
Tyson Macdonald, EVP Corporate Development, Acreage Holdings


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 11:15 AM

Investment Opportunities: A Look at Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, ETF & SPAC Investing

  • Picking Early Stage Winners
  • Management Teams & Business Opportunities
  • Achieving Portfolio Diversification
  • Touching vs. Not Touching the Plant to Diversify Risk
  • Picks & Shovels
  • Pushbacks when Raising Money

MODERATOR: Scott Greiper, President, Viridian Capital Advisors
PANELISTS:
Scot Crow, Practice Group Chair, Dickinson Wright
Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner, Merida Capital Partners
Al Foreman, CIO, Tuatara Capital
Brett Finkelstein, Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP
Steve Kaplan, Head of Capital Markets, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 12:15 PM

Keynote Address: Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange & What You Need to Know Before Going Public

Description to follow.

Representative from Canadian Securities Exchange


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 1:45 PM

Investor Underwriting & Due Diligence Best Practices

  • What are the most important factors to consider when doing your due diligence?
  • Pearls of wisdom and pitfalls to avoid prior to investing
  • Working with management teams post your investment
  • Merging disparate company cultures following an acquisition
  • Going it alone vs. investing in a fund: Pro’s and Con’s of each approach

MODERATOR: Oren Bitan, Shareholder, Buchalter
PANELISTS:
Steve Rapattoni, Partner, Marcum
Richard Ormond, Shareholder, Buchalter
Matthew Nordgren, CEO, Arcadian Fund
Michael Boniello, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management
Kevin McGovern, Chairman, McGovern Capital


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 2:45 PM

Establishing Realistic Yield, Upside & Valuation Expectations Before Joining the Green Rush

  • What was your biggest investment mistake, and how did you overcome it?
  • What’s the best cannabis investment you’ve made and why?
  • What products or sector are you most excited about?
  • Why there’s more opportunity than risk in cannabis investment
  • How investors, entrepreneurs, and funds can overcome the stigma surrounding cannabis and get their audiences on board
  • Advice to investors on how to go about navigating the difficulties that come with pioneering an industry like cannabis
  • The ratio of over-valued, fairly-valued, and undervalued deals in cannabis right now
  • The most noteworthy acquisitions and investments in cannabis over the last 12 months
  • Advice to entrepreneurs trying to raise capital and the do’s and don’ts for pitching decks
  • Where is cannabis going over the next 3-5 years and the opportunities that excite everyone the most

MODERATOR: Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, Greenwave Advisors
PANELISTS:
Codie Sanchez, Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners
Robert Hunt, Principal, Linnaea Holdings
Michael Gruber, Managing Partner, Salveo Capital
Sean McNulty, Principal & Co-Founder, XIB Financial Inc.
Vikas Desai, Partner, Welcan Capital
Frank Carrère, COO & CFO, PRØHBTD


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 3:45 PM

Networking Break


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Building & Marketing A Successful Cannabis Brand

  • Marketing and advertising solutions to reach and influence your customer and build brand awareness
  • Are digital influencers effective or just hype?
  • How to market and differentiate yourself: The retail dispensary challenge
  • Budtender educations strategies and the use of social influencers as a solution
  • Building a moat around your brand to protect it from attack
  • The importance of strong management teams
  • Dealing with the lack of digital advertising permissible in the cannabis space
  • Who will be the winners on the product side?

MODERATOR: Tom Zuber, Managing Partner, Zuber Lawler
PANELISTS:
Ron Gershoni, CEO, Jetty Extracts
Smoke Wallin, President, Vertical Companies
Chuck Smith, President and CEO, Dixie Brands
Zack Darling, Chief Eternal Optimist, The Hybrid Creative a subsidiary of KushCo Holdings
Mark Grindeland, Co-founder and CEO, Coda Signature


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 5:00 PM

Brand Building & Lessons Learned

Few brands, if any, are well known in Cannabis. Canadians might have billions but they have no known brands. How do you build a brand? King will discuss some of the steps and share some stories…like that one time that Diddy, DJ Khaled, Tony Hawk, Ray Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, and a few dozen Instagram influencers made his company top 10 trending on twitter and top 10 downloads in the App Store overnight

Paul King, CEO, Cannafornia


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 5:15 PM

The Path to Going Public

MODERATOR: CSE Representative
PANELISTS:
Paul King, CEO, Cannafornia
Richard Carleton, CEO, The Canadian Securities Exchange


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception Courtesy of LIGHTHOUSE STRATEGIES

Lighthouse Strategies, located in San Diego, California, is a finance, research & technology, real estate, & portfolio management company, with in excess of 150,000 square feet of real estate under management, supporting national & international intellectual property management, and maintaining eleven (11) subsidiaries, ranging from food services, beverage services, breweries and distilleries (future). For more information, visit www.lhsllc.com.


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Business of Cannabis Investor Dinner & Presentations

Private Investor Dinner at Morton’s Steak House Hosted By:

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Haiva@greentableglobal.com
*No admission without approval and RSVP

Green Table is widely recognized as the leader in hosting premium dinner events for Cannabis-related companies to present their business to leading institutional investors, PE funds, family offices, leading experts, media and social influencers who understand, support, and believe in the industry. We help forge new relationships and establish great networking between the top cannabis industry leaders.


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 8:00 AM

Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 8:35 AM

Host’s Welcoming Remarks

This forum has been created specifically with the needs of the institutional investor and sophisticated accredited investor in mind and will provide an in-depth look into the emerging cannabis industry and show attendees how to evaluate investment returns and achieve investment returns uncorrelated with the equity markets.

Scott Brody, Program Director, Everest Capital Partners


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks From NCIA

Welcome to CannaVest West, the only official industry sponsored trade association investment forum where single and multi-family offices, institutional investors, cannabis companies looking to showcase their products/services and investment funds looking to raise capital will convene.

Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 9:00 AM

Cannabis Market Trends & Consumer Insights: State of the Industry

  • Who is the typical cannabis consumer, what are they purchasing and what is the phenomenon driving this growth within the US?
  • How much can be attributed to recreational use vs. medicinal use?
  • Focusing on the supply side: Where is retail pricing going and a look at margin compression
  • The battle of the brands: Who will be the winners and losers and what bets should investors be making to maximize returns while minimizing risk?

MODERATOR: Roy Bingham, Co-Founder & CEO, BDS Analytics
PANELISTS:
Scott Fortune, Director, Research Analyst, Roth Capital Partners
Bobby Burleson, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity
Lisa Thomas, Associate Director of Research, Cowen
David Traylor, Senior Managing Director, Golden Eagle Partners


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Keynote Address Cannabis Summit & Expo Show

Bruce Linton, Former Chairman & CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 11:15 AM

Coffee Break & Explore Expo Floor


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 11:30 AM

Banking Considerations & Solutions for Investments in the US Cannabis Industry

With recreational cannabis now legal in Canada and many US States, 2019 is poised to become a turning point for the industry. However, within the US one factor limiting growth is the lack of access to banking and financial services. Until legislation shifts the headwinds, cannabis companies will continue to have limited access to financial products most businesses take for granted. This panel will discuss the key challenges presented by the cannabis banking landscape today.

  • Verification of Ownership and Beneficial Owner Issues
    • Fund Transfers: What’s acceptable and not at this point
    • Investor Funds and “Return to Investors” – The Issues
    • Shoulds/Should nots when doing business cross border
    • Banks are getting smarter on how to find the money that should not pass borders
    • Bank Additional Due Diligence When Managing Cross Border Transaction
  • Banks have low capacity for cannabis customers and charge high fees
  • Operating in a cash environment creates additional costs
  • Loans are lacking, but REITS offer a solution

MODERATOR: Dana Chaves, SVP-Director of Specialty Banking, First Federal Bank of Florida PANELISTS:
Tyler Beuerlein, Executive Vice President, Hypur Inc.
Sundie Seefried, CEO & President, Partner Colorado Credit Union


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 12:15 PM

Networking Lunch & Explore the Expo Floor


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 1:15 PM

Medical Efficacy & The Science Behind the Plant

Dr. Jeffrey Chen, Executive Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 1:45 PM

Looking Abroad at International Markets: Europe, Latin America and Asia

Europe is on track to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market within the next five years. Latin America and Asia are at different stages of legalizing marijuana either medicinally or recreationally and are attracting investments from US and Canadian cannabis companies and investors. This session will address the challenges and opportunities across various jurisdictions.

MODERATOR: Stephen Murphy, Co-Founder & MD, Prohibition Partners
PANELISTS:
Kyle Detwiler, CEO, Northern Swan Holdings
Kris Krane, President & Co-Founder, 4Front Ventures/ Cannex Capital
Chuck Smith, President and CEO, Dixie Brands
Brian Sheng, General Partner, Arcview Ventures
David Wenger, Chief Global Initiatives Officer, Bhang Corporation
Roderick Stephan, Partner, Altitude Investment Management LLC


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 2:45 PM

Networking Break & Explore Exhibit Hall


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 3:00 PM

Payment & Insurance Solutions for Cannabis Operators

Description to follow.

MODERATOR: Philippa Burgress, Co-Founder, FinSol Group /MMJ FinSol
PANELISTS:
Kelly Radkowski, Vice President, Cannasure Insurance Services
Wayne Weisenfluh, Founder / CEO, FinSol Group / MMJ FinSol


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 3:45 PM

Cannabis Real Estate: What You Should Know Before Buying, Selling or Leasing Property for Cannabis & Hemp Use

Forecasts of the industrial, agricultural, and retail real estate required to support the growing cannabis and hemp industries are staggering. So, what do real estate owners, financing sources, and others operating, or planning to operate, in this highly regulated space need to know? Panelists will discuss:

  • Emerging issues and key pitfalls
  • The ongoing evolution of the regulatory framework, including how to work with local government and legal counsel
  • Pros and cons of investing in real estate for marijuana-related businesses as opposed to the MRBs themselves
  • Where to find debt when banks aren’t lending

MODERATOR: Stanley Jutkowitz, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw
PANELISTS:
Bryan McLaren, Chairman & CEO, Zoned Properties
Alex Freedman, Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
Richard Trieber, President & Founder, Power Plant Park
Sarah Sanger, Chief Financial Officer, Oak Investment Funds


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 4:30 PM

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Coming Biotech Revolution

During the “Green Revolution” scientists tripled key crop yields between 1950 and 2000. The coming cannabis green revolution will see similar results in much less time. The companies that lead this revolution and their investors will reap untold riches. Dan Grace, President of Dark Heart Nursery, explores what this new era of cannabis production will look like. Learn how biotechnology is revolutionizing the industry as Dan draws on 13+ years of experience in tissue culture, plant pathology and breeding.

Dan Grace, President, Dark Heart Nursery


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 4:50 PM

Prognostications About the Future of Cannabis

  • What trends should investors be watching as cannabis moves into the mainstream?
  • Which states are likely to pass recreational laws and medicinal laws?
  • What will be the impact on the alcohol and beverage markets when prohibition ends?
  • Will we see more beverage and snack companies moving into the cannabis space?
  • Will we see more deals like Constellation, Canopy Growth and Acreage deals going forward?
  • Blockchain and other technological innovations likely to shape the markets?

MODERATOR: Andrew DeAngelo, President & CEO, Harborside Health Center
PANELISTS:
Drake Sutton-Shearer, CEO, PRØHBTD
Kaliko Castille, Head of Growth, NCIA
Michael Hayford, CEO, Lighthouse Straegies/Two Roots
Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Adam Grablick, COO, Kiva Confections


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 5:50 PM

CannaVest Concludes


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 7:45 AM

Continental Breakfast


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 8:10 AM

Host’s Opening Remarks

A warm welcome to CannaVest West Day 2!

Scott Brody, Program Director, Everest Capital Partners


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from:

Troy Dayton, President, The Arcview Group


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 8:30 AM

Why Family Offices?

MODERATOR: Michael Lux, Partner, Crowe LLP
PANELISTS:
Audra Plageman, Managing Director, Family Office Networks
Brian Kabot, CIO, Stable Road Capital
Benton Bodamer, Member, Dickinson Wright
James Fuller, Founding Parnter, Canergy Capital


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 9:15 AM

Navigating the US Regulatory, Compliance & Tax Landscape

This panel will discuss emerging issues on license applications and transfers; state and local compliance; real estate zoning and building codes; diligence issues in buy- and sell-side transactions; intellectual property issues; complex tax problems; and increasing litigation.  Emphasis in each case will be on hot topics experienced by panel members.

MODERATOR: Rick Frimmer, Partner, Eisner Amper
PANELISTS:
John Malone, Attorney, Arent Fox
Jennifer Briggs Fisher, Partner, Duane Morris
Jeremy Unruh, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacann LLC
Joe Segilia, General Counsel, Terra Tech Corp.


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 8:00 AM

Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 8:35 AM

Host’s Welcoming Remarks

This forum has been created specifically with the needs of the institutional investor and sophisticated accredited investor in mind and will provide an in-depth look into the emerging cannabis industry and show attendees how to evaluate investment returns and achieve investment returns uncorrelated with the equity markets.

Scott Brody, Program Director, Everest Capital Partners

This forum has been created specifically with the needs of the institutional investor and sophisticated accredited investor in mind and will provide an...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks From NCIA

Welcome to CannaVest West, the only official industry sponsored trade association investment forum where single and multi-family offices, institutional investors, cannabis companies looking to showcase their products/services and investment funds looking to raise capital will convene.

Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association

Welcome to CannaVest West, the only official industry sponsored trade association investment forum where single and multi-family offices, institutional...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 9:00 AM

Cannabis Market Trends & Consumer Insights: State of the Industry

  • Who is the typical cannabis consumer, what are they purchasing and what is the phenomenon driving this growth within the US?
  • How much can be attributed to recreational use vs. medicinal use?
  • Focusing on the supply side: Where is retail pricing going and a look at margin compression
  • The battle of the brands: Who will be the winners and losers and what bets should investors be making to maximize returns while minimizing risk?

MODERATOR: Roy Bingham, Co-Founder & CEO, BDS Analytics
PANELISTS:
Scott Fortune, Director, Research Analyst, Roth Capital Partners
Bobby Burleson, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity
Lisa Thomas, Associate Director of Research, Cowen
David Traylor, Senior Managing Director, Golden Eagle Partners

Who is the typical cannabis consumer, what are they purchasing and what is the phenomenon driving this growth within the US? How much can be attributed to...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Business Plans & Operating Models: The MSO Roundtable

The emerging cannabis industry in the US is maturing at an accelerating rate, driven by consolidation and new market expansion. Our discussion will feature leading multi-state operators, highlighting the varied business strategies that are currently employed as these businesses ready themselves to capitalize on the $80 bn U.S. cannabis opportunity that’s expected by 2030 (assuming federal legalization).

MODERATOR: Vivien Azer, Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst, Cowen
PANELISTS:
Beth Stavola, Chief Strategy Officer, iAnthus Capital
Nick Vita, CEO, Columbia Care Mitch Kahn, CEO & Founder, Grassroots Cannabis
Charles Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs
Steve Gutterman, President, Harvest Health & Recreation
Mitch Kahn, CEO & Founder, Grassroots Cannabis
Tyson Macdonald, EVP Corporate Development, Acreage Holdings

The emerging cannabis industry in the US is maturing at an accelerating rate, driven by consolidation and new market expansion. Our discussion will feature...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 11:15 AM

Investment Opportunities: A Look at Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, ETF & SPAC Investing

  • Picking Early Stage Winners
  • Management Teams & Business Opportunities
  • Achieving Portfolio Diversification
  • Touching vs. Not Touching the Plant to Diversify Risk
  • Picks & Shovels
  • Pushbacks when Raising Money

MODERATOR: Scott Greiper, President, Viridian Capital Advisors
PANELISTS:
Scot Crow, Practice Group Chair, Dickinson Wright
Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner, Merida Capital Partners
Al Foreman, CIO, Tuatara Capital
Brett Finkelstein, Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP
Steve Kaplan, Head of Capital Markets, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.

Picking Early Stage Winners Management Teams & Business Opportunities Achieving Portfolio Diversification Touching vs. Not Touching the Plant to...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 12:15 PM

Keynote Address: Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange & What You Need to Know Before Going Public

Description to follow.

Representative from Canadian Securities Exchange

Description to follow. Representative from Canadian Securities Exchange

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 1:45 PM

Investor Underwriting & Due Diligence Best Practices

  • What are the most important factors to consider when doing your due diligence?
  • Pearls of wisdom and pitfalls to avoid prior to investing
  • Working with management teams post your investment
  • Merging disparate company cultures following an acquisition
  • Going it alone vs. investing in a fund: Pro’s and Con’s of each approach

MODERATOR: Oren Bitan, Shareholder, Buchalter
PANELISTS:
Steve Rapattoni, Partner, Marcum
Richard Ormond, Shareholder, Buchalter
Matthew Nordgren, CEO, Arcadian Fund
Michael Boniello, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management
Kevin McGovern, Chairman, McGovern Capital

What are the most important factors to consider when doing your due diligence? Pearls of wisdom and pitfalls to avoid prior to investing Working with...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 2:45 PM

Establishing Realistic Yield, Upside & Valuation Expectations Before Joining the Green Rush

  • What was your biggest investment mistake, and how did you overcome it?
  • What’s the best cannabis investment you’ve made and why?
  • What products or sector are you most excited about?
  • Why there’s more opportunity than risk in cannabis investment
  • How investors, entrepreneurs, and funds can overcome the stigma surrounding cannabis and get their audiences on board
  • Advice to investors on how to go about navigating the difficulties that come with pioneering an industry like cannabis
  • The ratio of over-valued, fairly-valued, and undervalued deals in cannabis right now
  • The most noteworthy acquisitions and investments in cannabis over the last 12 months
  • Advice to entrepreneurs trying to raise capital and the do’s and don’ts for pitching decks
  • Where is cannabis going over the next 3-5 years and the opportunities that excite everyone the most

MODERATOR: Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, Greenwave Advisors
PANELISTS:
Codie Sanchez, Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners
Robert Hunt, Principal, Linnaea Holdings
Michael Gruber, Managing Partner, Salveo Capital
Sean McNulty, Principal & Co-Founder, XIB Financial Inc.
Vikas Desai, Partner, Welcan Capital
Frank Carrère, COO & CFO, PRØHBTD

What was your biggest investment mistake, and how did you overcome it? What’s the best cannabis investment you’ve made and why? What products or sector...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 3:45 PM

Networking Break


MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Building & Marketing A Successful Cannabis Brand

  • Marketing and advertising solutions to reach and influence your customer and build brand awareness
  • Are digital influencers effective or just hype?
  • How to market and differentiate yourself: The retail dispensary challenge
  • Budtender educations strategies and the use of social influencers as a solution
  • Building a moat around your brand to protect it from attack
  • The importance of strong management teams
  • Dealing with the lack of digital advertising permissible in the cannabis space
  • Who will be the winners on the product side?

MODERATOR: Tom Zuber, Managing Partner, Zuber Lawler
PANELISTS:
Ron Gershoni, CEO, Jetty Extracts
Smoke Wallin, President, Vertical Companies
Chuck Smith, President and CEO, Dixie Brands
Zack Darling, Chief Eternal Optimist, The Hybrid Creative a subsidiary of KushCo Holdings
Mark Grindeland, Co-founder and CEO, Coda Signature

Marketing and advertising solutions to reach and influence your customer and build brand awareness Are digital influencers effective or just hype? How to...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 5:00 PM

Brand Building & Lessons Learned

Few brands, if any, are well known in Cannabis. Canadians might have billions but they have no known brands. How do you build a brand? King will discuss some of the steps and share some stories…like that one time that Diddy, DJ Khaled, Tony Hawk, Ray Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, and a few dozen Instagram influencers made his company top 10 trending on twitter and top 10 downloads in the App Store overnight

Paul King, CEO, Cannafornia

Few brands, if any, are well known in Cannabis. Canadians might have billions but they have no known brands. How do you build a brand? King will discuss some...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 5:15 PM

The Path to Going Public

MODERATOR: CSE Representative
PANELISTS:
Paul King, CEO, Cannafornia
Richard Carleton, CEO, The Canadian Securities Exchange

MODERATOR: CSE Representative PANELISTS: Paul King, CEO, Cannafornia Richard Carleton, CEO, The Canadian Securities Exchange

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception Courtesy of LIGHTHOUSE STRATEGIES

Lighthouse Strategies, located in San Diego, California, is a finance, research & technology, real estate, & portfolio management company, with in excess of 150,000 square feet of real estate under management, supporting national & international intellectual property management, and maintaining eleven (11) subsidiaries, ranging from food services, beverage services, breweries and distilleries (future). For more information, visit www.lhsllc.com.

Lighthouse Strategies, located in San Diego, California, is a finance, research & technology, real estate, & portfolio management company, with in...

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Business of Cannabis Investor Dinner & Presentations

Private Investor Dinner at Morton’s Steak House Hosted By:

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Haiva@greentableglobal.com
*No admission without approval and RSVP

Green Table is widely recognized as the leader in hosting premium dinner events for Cannabis-related companies to present their business to leading institutional investors, PE funds, family offices, leading experts, media and social influencers who understand, support, and believe in the industry. We help forge new relationships and establish great networking between the top cannabis industry leaders.

Private Investor Dinner at Morton’s Steak House Hosted By: If you’re interested in attending, please contact Haiva@greentableglobal.com *No...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 7:45 AM

Continental Breakfast


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 8:10 AM

Host’s Opening Remarks

A warm welcome to CannaVest West Day 2!

Scott Brody, Program Director, Everest Capital Partners

A warm welcome to CannaVest West Day 2! Scott Brody, Program Director, Everest Capital Partners

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from:

Troy Dayton, President, The Arcview Group

Opening remarks from: Troy Dayton, President, The Arcview Group

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 8:30 AM

Why Family Offices?

MODERATOR: Michael Lux, Partner, Crowe LLP
PANELISTS:
Audra Plageman, Managing Director, Family Office Networks
Brian Kabot, CIO, Stable Road Capital
Benton Bodamer, Member, Dickinson Wright
James Fuller, Founding Parnter, Canergy Capital

MODERATOR: Michael Lux, Partner, Crowe LLP PANELISTS: Audra Plageman, Managing Director, Family Office Networks Brian Kabot, CIO, Stable Road Capital Benton...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 9:15 AM

Navigating the US Regulatory, Compliance & Tax Landscape

This panel will discuss emerging issues on license applications and transfers; state and local compliance; real estate zoning and building codes; diligence issues in buy- and sell-side transactions; intellectual property issues; complex tax problems; and increasing litigation.  Emphasis in each case will be on hot topics experienced by panel members.

MODERATOR: Rick Frimmer, Partner, Eisner Amper
PANELISTS:
John Malone, Attorney, Arent Fox
Jennifer Briggs Fisher, Partner, Duane Morris
Jeremy Unruh, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacann LLC
Joe Segilia, General Counsel, Terra Tech Corp.

This panel will discuss emerging issues on license applications and transfers; state and local compliance; real estate zoning and building codes; diligence...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Keynote Address Cannabis Summit & Expo Show

Bruce Linton, Former Chairman & CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation

Bruce Linton, Former Chairman & CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 11:15 AM

Coffee Break & Explore Expo Floor


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 11:30 AM

Banking Considerations & Solutions for Investments in the US Cannabis Industry

With recreational cannabis now legal in Canada and many US States, 2019 is poised to become a turning point for the industry. However, within the US one factor limiting growth is the lack of access to banking and financial services. Until legislation shifts the headwinds, cannabis companies will continue to have limited access to financial products most businesses take for granted. This panel will discuss the key challenges presented by the cannabis banking landscape today.

  • Verification of Ownership and Beneficial Owner Issues
    • Fund Transfers: What’s acceptable and not at this point
    • Investor Funds and “Return to Investors” – The Issues
    • Shoulds/Should nots when doing business cross border
    • Banks are getting smarter on how to find the money that should not pass borders
    • Bank Additional Due Diligence When Managing Cross Border Transaction
  • Banks have low capacity for cannabis customers and charge high fees
  • Operating in a cash environment creates additional costs
  • Loans are lacking, but REITS offer a solution

MODERATOR: Dana Chaves, SVP-Director of Specialty Banking, First Federal Bank of Florida PANELISTS:
Tyler Beuerlein, Executive Vice President, Hypur Inc.
Sundie Seefried, CEO & President, Partner Colorado Credit Union

With recreational cannabis now legal in Canada and many US States, 2019 is poised to become a turning point for the industry. However, within the US one...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 12:15 PM

Networking Lunch & Explore the Expo Floor


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 1:15 PM

Medical Efficacy & The Science Behind the Plant

Dr. Jeffrey Chen, Executive Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

Dr. Jeffrey Chen, Executive Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 1:45 PM

Looking Abroad at International Markets: Europe, Latin America and Asia

Europe is on track to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market within the next five years. Latin America and Asia are at different stages of legalizing marijuana either medicinally or recreationally and are attracting investments from US and Canadian cannabis companies and investors. This session will address the challenges and opportunities across various jurisdictions.

MODERATOR: Stephen Murphy, Co-Founder & MD, Prohibition Partners
PANELISTS:
Kyle Detwiler, CEO, Northern Swan Holdings
Kris Krane, President & Co-Founder, 4Front Ventures/ Cannex Capital
Chuck Smith, President and CEO, Dixie Brands
Brian Sheng, General Partner, Arcview Ventures
David Wenger, Chief Global Initiatives Officer, Bhang Corporation
Roderick Stephan, Partner, Altitude Investment Management LLC

Europe is on track to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market within the next five years. Latin America and Asia are at different stages of...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 2:45 PM

Networking Break & Explore Exhibit Hall


TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 3:00 PM

Payment & Insurance Solutions for Cannabis Operators

Description to follow.

MODERATOR: Philippa Burgress, Co-Founder, FinSol Group /MMJ FinSol
PANELISTS:
Kelly Radkowski, Vice President, Cannasure Insurance Services
Wayne Weisenfluh, Founder / CEO, FinSol Group / MMJ FinSol

Description to follow. MODERATOR: Philippa Burgress, Co-Founder, FinSol Group /MMJ FinSol PANELISTS: Kelly Radkowski, Vice President, Cannasure Insurance...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 3:45 PM

Cannabis Real Estate: What You Should Know Before Buying, Selling or Leasing Property for Cannabis & Hemp Use

Forecasts of the industrial, agricultural, and retail real estate required to support the growing cannabis and hemp industries are staggering. So, what do real estate owners, financing sources, and others operating, or planning to operate, in this highly regulated space need to know? Panelists will discuss:

  • Emerging issues and key pitfalls
  • The ongoing evolution of the regulatory framework, including how to work with local government and legal counsel
  • Pros and cons of investing in real estate for marijuana-related businesses as opposed to the MRBs themselves
  • Where to find debt when banks aren’t lending

MODERATOR: Stanley Jutkowitz, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw
PANELISTS:
Bryan McLaren, Chairman & CEO, Zoned Properties
Alex Freedman, Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
Richard Trieber, President & Founder, Power Plant Park
Sarah Sanger, Chief Financial Officer, Oak Investment Funds

Forecasts of the industrial, agricultural, and retail real estate required to support the growing cannabis and hemp industries are staggering. So, what do...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 4:30 PM

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Coming Biotech Revolution

During the “Green Revolution” scientists tripled key crop yields between 1950 and 2000. The coming cannabis green revolution will see similar results in much less time. The companies that lead this revolution and their investors will reap untold riches. Dan Grace, President of Dark Heart Nursery, explores what this new era of cannabis production will look like. Learn how biotechnology is revolutionizing the industry as Dan draws on 13+ years of experience in tissue culture, plant pathology and breeding.

Dan Grace, President, Dark Heart Nursery

During the “Green Revolution” scientists tripled key crop yields between 1950 and 2000. The coming cannabis green revolution will see similar results in...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 4:50 PM

Prognostications About the Future of Cannabis

  • What trends should investors be watching as cannabis moves into the mainstream?
  • Which states are likely to pass recreational laws and medicinal laws?
  • What will be the impact on the alcohol and beverage markets when prohibition ends?
  • Will we see more beverage and snack companies moving into the cannabis space?
  • Will we see more deals like Constellation, Canopy Growth and Acreage deals going forward?
  • Blockchain and other technological innovations likely to shape the markets?

MODERATOR: Andrew DeAngelo, President & CEO, Harborside Health Center
PANELISTS:
Drake Sutton-Shearer, CEO, PRØHBTD
Kaliko Castille, Head of Growth, NCIA
Michael Hayford, CEO, Lighthouse Straegies/Two Roots
Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Adam Grablick, COO, Kiva Confections

What trends should investors be watching as cannabis moves into the mainstream? Which states are likely to pass recreational laws and medicinal laws? What...

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 5:50 PM

CannaVest Concludes