Speakers

Shamaya Chah

(305) 960-7898

1. ENDOCANABINOID SYSTEM

  • Distribution of CB1 and CB2 receptors
  • Known functions of the ECS
  • What are terpenes and their role in the ECS system

2. COMMON EXTRACTION PROCESSES – CO2 VERSUS ETHANOL

  • Winterization
  • Full Spectrum
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Distillate
  • Isolate Cannabinoids

3. DELIVERY METHODOLOGY

  • Tinctures
  • Topicals – cremes, salves, patches
  • Inhalation
  • Edibles
  • Suppositories

4. LAB REPORTS – CERTIFICATES OF ANALYSIS

  • Cannabinoids
  • Terpenes
  • Heavy Metals
  • Pesticide
  • Micro toxins
  • Yeast & Mold

Shamaya Chah, L.M.T. has been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Educator for more than 35 years. She is a provider of continuing education for the states of Florida, Texas, and New York as well as a provider with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has written numerous massage therapy curriculums for community colleges and massage therapy schools in the state of Florida. Her areas of expertise are human sciences and anatomy and physiology. She has also done extensive studies of how Cannabidiol (CBD) affects physiology and the benefits it has for wellness and healing purposes. Her studies include, organic cannabis growth and extraction processes that ensure maximum bioavailability, which requires the extraction and removal of any and all toxic components that could have been introduced in the elaboration of the end CBD product. Without the right process, optimal healing and wellness benefits are not obtained.

Ms. Chah is owner and co owner of 3 different CBD companies and is responsible for the research and development of all the products in these companies. She has just been awarded a U.S. Patent for a CBD compound and process that will assist ligament healing.

Shamaya has presented Cannabis lectures at several venues and recently joined the Miami Dade Community College Advisory Board for their new 2 and 4 year AS and BS degrees in Cannabis. The venues where she has presented Cannabis lectures are:

  • Sacred Space - Miami, Florida
  • Physicians symposium - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Women’s Cannabis and Wellness Retreat - Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Women’s Cannabis Expo - Miami, Florida
  • Medical Massage Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Pilates in the Grove - Coconut Grove, Florida
  • Pura Vida Spa - Alujuela, Costa Rica

Benefits and Quality Profiles of CBD

Global Advanced Botanicals

https://globaladvancedbotanicals.com/

Director of R & D

Andrea Balkenbush

Andrea Balkenbush

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved Article XIV allowing Missouri to permit state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana for medical purposes to patients with qualifying medical conditions.  The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is the state agency designated to implement, staff, and manage the program in alignment with Article XIV.

This presentation will cover the Department’s strategies related to the implementation and on-going operation of the program.  Attendees will be presented with a variety of information including the program’s history, timeline for implementation, goals, and status of patient registration and facility application implementation.  Finally, I will discuss where the program is headed in the next 6-12 months.

Attendees will gain an understanding of Missouri’s mission to administer the medical marijuana regulatory program while keeping the provisions of Article XIV and rules at the forefront of decisions.  The presentation will include insight into Missouri’s efforts to make medical marijuana accessible for qualified patients, uphold quality and safety standards for medical marijuana, and regulate the medical marijuana industry to comply with Missouri law.

Responsible for the overall performance of the Facility Licensing and Compliance/Inspection Program for the new Missouri Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program. Direct and manage the Facility Licensing Unit and Compliance/Inspection Unit functions and staff, ensuring compliance with Article XIV of MO’s Constitutional requirements and rules. Oversee and resolve compliance and violation issues. Work with government and community stakeholders. Support the overall success of the Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program, including developing strategies, addressing risks, hiring staff, and developing policy and procedures. Serve as a subject matter expert on facility licensing and the compliance and inspections of medical marijuana facilities.

Seminar Rooms #1 & #2

July 24th, 9:00 AM

Missouri Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program Update

MO Dept of Health and Senior Services

Facility Licensing and Compliance Director

Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright

(905) 532-0078

Joseph Wright, the former Director of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program, will walk you through the complex world of cannabis licensing and regulation, discuss strategies and best practices for winning licenses, and provide an insider’s view on the most understood aspect of cannabis regulation; how to keep your regulator happy.

Topics will include: the elements of Illinois’s dispensary, processing, and cultivation applications; tips for scoring points, and how to find and secure property and personnel.

Joseph Wright is an attorney, former Congressional aide, and was appointed by the Governor of Illinois as the first Director of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program. Joseph co-founded and served as head of regulatory affairs for NuSierra, a Canadian-Colombian medical cannabis producer licensed to export globally. Joseph was the lead drafter for medical cannabis licensing applications in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Colombia, Germany, and Canada.

Joseph successfully lead implementation of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program within six months of assuming the role of Director, authorizing Illinois’ first legal sales of cannabis. During Joseph’s tenure, the program grew exponentially; Illinois’ patient population expanded by 300% and retail sales recorded constant increases, surpassing $3 million per month.

Joseph co-drafted legislation amending and extending the Illinois medical cannabis program, developed and guided policy across eight state agencies, and was instrumental in creating industry compliance protocols, procedures, and guidance. Joseph spoke publicly to multiple industry groups, advocacy organizations, and media outlets about medical cannabis policy, regulation, and best practices. Joseph’s writing about medical cannabis regulation was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business, and Joseph was profiled by Chicago Magazine and National Public Radio.

Joseph served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Governor of Illinois—acting as legal liaison for the two main regulatory arms of the cannabis program—and oversaw the distribution of cultivation and dispensary licenses. Before becoming an attorney, Joseph served as a legislative aide to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In this role, Joseph developed policy, drafted speeches, and represented Members of Congress before constituents, industry groups, and advocacy organizations. Joseph drafted and guided legislation through the Congressional committee process to passage in the House of Representatives.

Seminar Room #1

July 23rd, 9:15 AM

Illinois Cannabis Licensing: How to Win

Joseph Wright, the former Director of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program, will walk you through the complex world of cannabis licensing and regulation, discuss strategies and best practices for winning licenses, and provide an insider’s view on the most understood aspect of cannabis regulation; how to keep your regulator happy.

Topics will include: the elements of Illinois’s dispensary, processing, and cultivation applications; tips for scoring points, and how to find and secure property and personnel.

Joseph Wright is an attorney, former Congressional aide, and was appointed by the Governor of Illinois as the first Director of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program. Joseph co-founded and served as head of regulatory affairs for NuSierra, a Canadian-Colombian medical cannabis producer licensed to export globally. Joseph was the lead drafter for medical cannabis licensing applications in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Colombia, Germany, and Canada.

Joseph successfully lead implementation of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program within six months of assuming the role of Director, authorizing Illinois’ first legal sales of cannabis. During Joseph’s tenure, the program grew exponentially; Illinois’ patient population expanded by 300% and retail sales recorded constant increases, surpassing $3 million per month.

Joseph co-drafted legislation amending and extending the Illinois medical cannabis program, developed and guided policy across eight state agencies, and was instrumental in creating industry compliance protocols, procedures, and guidance. Joseph spoke publicly to multiple industry groups, advocacy organizations, and media outlets about medical cannabis policy, regulation, and best practices. Joseph’s writing about medical cannabis regulation was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business, and Joseph was profiled by Chicago Magazine and National Public Radio.

Joseph served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Governor of Illinois—acting as legal liaison for the two main regulatory arms of the cannabis program—and oversaw the distribution of cultivation and dispensary licenses. Before becoming an attorney, Joseph served as a legislative aide to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In this role, Joseph developed policy, drafted speeches, and represented Members of Congress before constituents, industry groups, and advocacy organizations. Joseph drafted and guided legislation through the Congressional committee process to passage in the House of Representatives.

Illinois Cannabis Licensing: How to Win

NuSierra

Co-Founder, NuSierra | Former Director of Illinois Medical Cannabis Program

Michael Webb

(855) 361-2686

Learn how to structure your practice for lawsuit protection and prevention, how to protect your professional and personal assets from lawsuits, reduce your malpractice insurance costs, how to protect your retirement plans from judgements and seizures, and how to minimize vicarious liability for the acts of other professionals and staff.

Upon completion of this presentation, the attendees will know how to:

  1. Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense.
  2. Structure their practices for lawsuit protection and prevention, improving overall operations management of the practice.
  3. Protect practice and professional assets from lawsuits through applied risk management techniques, improving and enhancing fiscal efficiency.
  4. Understand basic practice management tools that can help increase practice revenue as well as decrease unnecessary loss of revenue also improving and enhancing fiscal efficiency.

Michael P. Webb comes from Orem, Utah and built a company which he ran for 21 years. After selling that business, Michael has spent the last 14 years consulting on various projects as well as training with different education companies in the world of entrepreneurs. Michael understands what it takes to run a small business.

He recently joined the Legally Mine team after recognizing the need for greater Asset Protection education for Medical Professionals. Mike also owns a cannabis operation in Santa Cruz, CA, and is very well versed in the cannabis industry.

Keys to Lawsuit Prevention, Medical License Protection & Tax Savings

Learn how to structure your practice for lawsuit protection and prevention, how to protect your professional and personal assets from lawsuits, reduce your malpractice insurance costs, how to protect your retirement plans from judgements and seizures, and how to minimize vicarious liability for the acts of other professionals and staff.

Upon completion of this presentation, the attendees will know how to:

  1. Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense.
  2. Structure their practices for lawsuit protection and prevention, improving overall operations management of the practice.
  3. Protect practice and professional assets from lawsuits through applied risk management techniques, improving and enhancing fiscal efficiency.
  4. Understand basic practice management tools that can help increase practice revenue as well as decrease unnecessary loss of revenue also improving and enhancing fiscal efficiency.

Michael P. Webb comes from Orem, Utah and built a company which he ran for 21 years. After selling that business, Michael has spent the last 14 years consulting on various projects as well as training with different education companies in the world of entrepreneurs. Michael understands what it takes to run a small business.

He recently joined the Legally Mine team after recognizing the need for greater Asset Protection education for Medical Professionals. Mike also owns a cannabis operation in Santa Cruz, CA, and is very well versed in the cannabis industry.

Keys to Lawsuit Prevention, Medical License Protection & Tax Savings

Learn how to structure your practice for lawsuit protection and prevention, how to protect your professional and personal assets from lawsuits, reduce your malpractice insurance costs, how to protect your retirement plans from judgements and seizures, and how to minimize vicarious liability for the acts of other professionals and staff.

Upon completion of this presentation, the attendees will know how to:

  1. Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense.
  2. Structure their practices for lawsuit protection and prevention, improving overall operations management of the practice.
  3. Protect practice and professional assets from lawsuits through applied risk management techniques, improving and enhancing fiscal efficiency.
  4. Understand basic practice management tools that can help increase practice revenue as well as decrease unnecessary loss of revenue also improving and enhancing fiscal efficiency.

Michael P. Webb comes from Orem, Utah and built a company which he ran for 21 years. After selling that business, Michael has spent the last 14 years consulting on various projects as well as training with different education companies in the world of entrepreneurs. Michael understands what it takes to run a small business.

He recently joined the Legally Mine team after recognizing the need for greater Asset Protection education for Medical Professionals. Mike also owns a cannabis operation in Santa Cruz, CA, and is very well versed in the cannabis industry.

Keys to Lawsuit Prevention, Medical License Protection & Tax Savings

Legally Mine

http://www.legallymineusa.com/

Jim Andrasic

(817) 470-6920

Learn how APC operates within 34 different market spaces to serve nationwide cannabis brands. APC is one of the first U.S. packaging manufacturers to fully support the packaging needs of U.S. cannabis companies. They are now the largest CR Pouch manufacturer in North America and an NCIA Committee Member.

Cannabis packaging has come a long way and the regulations can make this a difficult endeavor for any brand. Cannabis (as with all pharmaceuticals, OTC’s, and regulated products) is a complicated product, market, commercial channel, and supply chain. This space, as with ethical drugs, is not for everyone and the challenges that come with this growing, dynamic market are vast and unforgiving.

Join Jim Andrasic of American Pouch Converters as he covers the timeline of past, current and future challenges of packaging for the cannabis space. From being one of the very first domestic manufacturers of child resistant packaging for cannabis, to where APC is today… and beyond.

Jim is the Co-Founder and COO of American Pouch Converters and an NCIA Committee Member.

Except for a 14-year career in the United States Marines, Jim was born and bred in the packaging industry. His focus and vision for American Pouch Converters was to build a solutions-centric pouch converter, as well as be an educator in the packaging industry. Amongst other things, Jim is credited with the creation of the Intelli-Pouch ™, which is an intelligent consumer engagement, track and trace, anti-counterfeit, child resistant (optional) and brand authentication pouch option. American Pouch Converters is at the forefront of Child Resistant pouching and was one of the first US companies to manufacturer a child resistant pouch for cannabis. You’ll find Jim to be passionate, down to earth, innovative in his approach and moving at a high-octane pace. His unique look at cannabis packaging and the innovation he brings to the table has made APC the leader in child resistant packaging for cannabis. He studied at UW-Milwaukee with a discipline in Manufacturing and Process Engineering. Jim is passionate about everything in his life: family, the out of doors, the veterans he mentors, and our industry.

Child Resistant Cannabis Packaging (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)

Precision Color Graphics / Specialty Packaging Technologies / American Pouch Converters

https://advancedconvertingworks.com/

Dustin Klein

Dustin Klein

(720) 352-1398

Turning $10,000 into $5,000,000 in the cannabis industry without ever touching the plant!

Learn how one couple took their honeymoon savings and turned it into Sun Valley Health, a public company with the nations first cannabis based franchise model.

  • Our humble beginnings
  • Early investors
  • Growing pains
  • Launching the first cannabis franchise model
  • Merging with a public company
  • The secret to our success

The couple behind Sun Valley have a long history of witnessing and advocating the benefits of medical cannabis. Living with psoriatic arthritis and attending college in Colorado, one of the founders got his medical card in 2005 and has experienced the certification process more than a dozen times to stay legal. A lifelong advocate of medical marijuana and a serial entrepreneur, when he and his wife moved to Arizona, they were outraged to see that there was little or no clinical process to getting a card: most clinics were lacking professionalism, organization, and did not focus on patient care. This was the spark that lit the flame...

That fire was stoked by the loss of his mother and father within eighteen months of each other. Lost to pancreatic cancer and ALS, two diseases with numerous clinical trials that have demonstrated the benefits of cannabis. However, his parents were both dedicated federal employees and never consented to try it. So wanting to help patients like his parents, and with his wife's 15 year career experience in managing medical practices, the founders of Sun Valley built their first clinic in 2013 with the money they had saved for their honeymoon...

Since that time, they have grown their practice in Arizona to five locations, serving over 15% of all Arizona medical marijuana patients, and have opened clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to certifying over 75,000 patients and counting, Sun Valley has recently launched the first and only legitimate franchise model in the ancillary cannabis industry, and their own CBD company, Sun Valley Science.

Seminar Room #1

July 23rd, 10:15 AM

A Proven Strategy for Starting a Cannabis Business with Limited Regulations & Low Investment

Turning $10,000 into $5,000,000 in the cannabis industry without ever touching the plant!

Learn how one couple took their honeymoon savings and turned it into Sun Valley Health, a public company with the nations first cannabis based franchise model.

  • Our humble beginnings
  • Early investors
  • Growing pains
  • Launching the first cannabis franchise model
  • Merging with a public company
  • The secret to our success

The couple behind Sun Valley have a long history of witnessing and advocating the benefits of medical cannabis. Living with psoriatic arthritis and attending college in Colorado, one of the founders got his medical card in 2005 and has experienced the certification process more than a dozen times to stay legal. A lifelong advocate of medical marijuana and a serial entrepreneur, when he and his wife moved to Arizona, they were outraged to see that there was little or no clinical process to getting a card: most clinics were lacking professionalism, organization, and did not focus on patient care. This was the spark that lit the flame...

That fire was stoked by the loss of his mother and father within eighteen months of each other. Lost to pancreatic cancer and ALS, two diseases with numerous clinical trials that have demonstrated the benefits of cannabis. However, his parents were both dedicated federal employees and never consented to try it. So wanting to help patients like his parents, and with his wife's 15 year career experience in managing medical practices, the founders of Sun Valley built their first clinic in 2013 with the money they had saved for their honeymoon...

Since that time, they have grown their practice in Arizona to five locations, serving over 15% of all Arizona medical marijuana patients, and have opened clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to certifying over 75,000 patients and counting, Sun Valley has recently launched the first and only legitimate franchise model in the ancillary cannabis industry, and their own CBD company, Sun Valley Science.

A Proven Strategy for Starting a Cannabis Business with Limited Regulations & Low Investment

Turning $10,000 into $5,000,000 in the cannabis industry without ever touching the plant!

Learn how one couple took their honeymoon savings and turned it into Sun Valley Health, a public company with the nations first cannabis based franchise model.

  • Our humble beginnings
  • Early investors
  • Growing pains
  • Launching the first cannabis franchise model
  • Merging with a public company
  • The secret to our success

The couple behind Sun Valley have a long history of witnessing and advocating the benefits of medical cannabis. Living with psoriatic arthritis and attending college in Colorado, one of the founders got his medical card in 2005 and has experienced the certification process more than a dozen times to stay legal. A lifelong advocate of medical marijuana and a serial entrepreneur, when he and his wife moved to Arizona, they were outraged to see that there was little or no clinical process to getting a card: most clinics were lacking professionalism, organization, and did not focus on patient care. This was the spark that lit the flame...

That fire was stoked by the loss of his mother and father within eighteen months of each other. Lost to pancreatic cancer and ALS, two diseases with numerous clinical trials that have demonstrated the benefits of cannabis. However, his parents were both dedicated federal employees and never consented to try it. So wanting to help patients like his parents, and with his wife's 15 year career experience in managing medical practices, the founders of Sun Valley built their first clinic in 2013 with the money they had saved for their honeymoon...

Since that time, they have grown their practice in Arizona to five locations, serving over 15% of all Arizona medical marijuana patients, and have opened clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to certifying over 75,000 patients and counting, Sun Valley has recently launched the first and only legitimate franchise model in the ancillary cannabis industry, and their own CBD company, Sun Valley Science.

A Proven Strategy for Starting a Cannabis Business with Limited Regulations & Low Investment

Sun Valley Health

http://www.svmmjcc.com/

Bryan McDonald

Bryan McDonald

(847) 651-2660

Costs included in the COGS for both cannabis cultivators and dispensaries

Cannabis Cultivators can include the following costs in the COGS including direct material costs (marijuana seeds and plants), direct labor costs (planting, cultivating, harvesting, sorting) and indirect production costs to the extent, and only to the extent, such costs are incident to and necessary for production or manufacturing operations or processes. There are nine other costs and expenses that cannabis cultivators can deduct, including... Further, if a marijuana-production business produces financial statements in accordance with GAAP (no cash basis or tax basis), under the 1982 version of Regs. Sec. 1.471-11(c)(2)(iii), inventory can also include additional costs to the extent that they are properly allocated to inventory for GAAP purposes, including....

Cannabis dispensaries must follow a 2015 memorandum that states: “A marijuana reseller using an inventory method would have capitalized to inventory the invoice price of the marijuana purchased, less trade or other discounts, plus transportation or other necessary charges incurred in acquiring possession of the marijuana”. Based on this, we can include in the COGS Invoice price of the marijuana purchased, net of trade or other discounts. The dispensaries should buy prepacked products. The cost of the package would be part of the invoice price and would be deductible. If the dispensaries prepackage the products for selling, then the prepacking costs are not deductible. Transportation to the dispensary is deductible as are other costs necessary to gain the possession of the inventory.

CPAMD can help you with other tax saving strategies to help reduce the punitive and unfair impact of this outdated code section.

CANNABIS TAXATION

We are industry experts in the taxation of the medicinal cannabis industry. 

As your partner in medicinal cannabis tax and business needs, we work with cultivators and dispensaries throughout the U.S. We guide cannabis clients in navigating the complex world of IRC Sec 280E and to secure the lucrative Research and Development tax credits to minimize federal and state income taxes and surcharges.

We are experienced in working with all types of organizations that provide legal recreational cannabis, medical marijuana, hemp farming, and ancillary services. We regularly partner with law firms and tax attorneys to defend our clients against the taxing authorities. We specialize in the implementation and of tax saving strategies relating to Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development. We specialize in corporate and individual income tax planning and preparation; we also provide litigation support and expert witness services.

R & D TAX CREDIT

Tax saving benefits to utilizing the Research and Development tax credit; often overlooked as a tax saving strategy in the cannabis industry.

COST SEGREGATION

Especially relevant to Cultivators, we can guide organizations through the maze of rules and regulations regarding this technical tax savings strategy.

Seminar Room #3

July 23rd, 2:00 PM

Surviving and Thriving Through the Maze of Tilted Taxation

April 3rd, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Costs included in the COGS for both cannabis cultivators and dispensaries

Cannabis Cultivators can include the following costs in the COGS including direct material costs (marijuana seeds and plants), direct labor costs (planting, cultivating, harvesting, sorting) and indirect production costs to the extent, and only to the extent, such costs are incident to and necessary for production or manufacturing operations or processes. There are nine other costs and expenses that cannabis cultivators can deduct, including... Further, if a marijuana-production business produces financial statements in accordance with GAAP (no cash basis or tax basis), under the 1982 version of Regs. Sec. 1.471-11(c)(2)(iii), inventory can also include additional costs to the extent that they are properly allocated to inventory for GAAP purposes, including....

Cannabis dispensaries must follow a 2015 memorandum that states: “A marijuana reseller using an inventory method would have capitalized to inventory the invoice price of the marijuana purchased, less trade or other discounts, plus transportation or other necessary charges incurred in acquiring possession of the marijuana”. Based on this, we can include in the COGS Invoice price of the marijuana purchased, net of trade or other discounts. The dispensaries should buy prepacked products. The cost of the package would be part of the invoice price and would be deductible. If the dispensaries prepackage the products for selling, then the prepacking costs are not deductible. Transportation to the dispensary is deductible as are other costs necessary to gain the possession of the inventory.

CPAMD can help you with other tax saving strategies to help reduce the punitive and unfair impact of this outdated code section.

CANNABIS TAXATION

We are industry experts in the taxation of the medicinal cannabis industry. 

As your partner in medicinal cannabis tax and business needs, we work with cultivators and dispensaries throughout the U.S. We guide cannabis clients in navigating the complex world of IRC Sec 280E and to secure the lucrative Research and Development tax credits to minimize federal and state income taxes and surcharges.

We are experienced in working with all types of organizations that provide legal recreational cannabis, medical marijuana, hemp farming, and ancillary services. We regularly partner with law firms and tax attorneys to defend our clients against the taxing authorities. We specialize in the implementation and of tax saving strategies relating to Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development. We specialize in corporate and individual income tax planning and preparation; we also provide litigation support and expert witness services.

R & D TAX CREDIT

Tax saving benefits to utilizing the Research and Development tax credit; often overlooked as a tax saving strategy in the cannabis industry.

COST SEGREGATION

Especially relevant to Cultivators, we can guide organizations through the maze of rules and regulations regarding this technical tax savings strategy.

Surviving and Thriving Through the Maze of Tilted Taxation

Costs included in the COGS for both cannabis cultivators and dispensaries

Cannabis Cultivators can include the following costs in the COGS including direct material costs (marijuana seeds and plants), direct labor costs (planting, cultivating, harvesting, sorting) and indirect production costs to the extent, and only to the extent, such costs are incident to and necessary for production or manufacturing operations or processes. There are nine other costs and expenses that cannabis cultivators can deduct, including... Further, if a marijuana-production business produces financial statements in accordance with GAAP (no cash basis or tax basis), under the 1982 version of Regs. Sec. 1.471-11(c)(2)(iii), inventory can also include additional costs to the extent that they are properly allocated to inventory for GAAP purposes, including....

Cannabis dispensaries must follow a 2015 memorandum that states: “A marijuana reseller using an inventory method would have capitalized to inventory the invoice price of the marijuana purchased, less trade or other discounts, plus transportation or other necessary charges incurred in acquiring possession of the marijuana”. Based on this, we can include in the COGS Invoice price of the marijuana purchased, net of trade or other discounts. The dispensaries should buy prepacked products. The cost of the package would be part of the invoice price and would be deductible. If the dispensaries prepackage the products for selling, then the prepacking costs are not deductible. Transportation to the dispensary is deductible as are other costs necessary to gain the possession of the inventory.

CPAMD can help you with other tax saving strategies to help reduce the punitive and unfair impact of this outdated code section.

CANNABIS TAXATION

We are industry experts in the taxation of the medicinal cannabis industry. 

As your partner in medicinal cannabis tax and business needs, we work with cultivators and dispensaries throughout the U.S. We guide cannabis clients in navigating the complex world of IRC Sec 280E and to secure the lucrative Research and Development tax credits to minimize federal and state income taxes and surcharges.

We are experienced in working with all types of organizations that provide legal recreational cannabis, medical marijuana, hemp farming, and ancillary services. We regularly partner with law firms and tax attorneys to defend our clients against the taxing authorities. We specialize in the implementation and of tax saving strategies relating to Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development. We specialize in corporate and individual income tax planning and preparation; we also provide litigation support and expert witness services.

R & D TAX CREDIT

Tax saving benefits to utilizing the Research and Development tax credit; often overlooked as a tax saving strategy in the cannabis industry.

COST SEGREGATION

Especially relevant to Cultivators, we can guide organizations through the maze of rules and regulations regarding this technical tax savings strategy.

Surviving and Thriving Through the Maze of Tilted Taxation

Surviving and Thriving Through the Maze of Tilted Taxation

CPAMD, Ltd.

http://cpamd.com/

CANNABIS TAXATION

We are industry experts in the taxation of the medicinal cannabis industry. 

As your partner in medicinal cannabis tax and business needs, we work with cultivators and dispensaries throughout the U.S. We guide cannabis clients in navigating the complex world of IRC Sec 280E and to secure the lucrative Research and Development tax credits to minimize federal and state income taxes and surcharges.

We are experienced in working with all types of organizations that provide legal recreational cannabis, medical marijuana, hemp farming, and ancillary services. We regularly partner with law firms and tax attorneys to defend our clients against the taxing authorities. We specialize in the implementation and of tax saving strategies relating to Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development. We specialize in corporate and individual income tax planning and preparation; we also provide litigation support and expert witness services.

R & D TAX CREDIT

Tax saving benefits to utilizing the Research and Development tax credit; often overlooked as a tax saving strategy in the cannabis industry.

COST SEGREGATION

Especially relevant to Cultivators, we can guide organizations through the maze of rules and regulations regarding this technical tax savings strategy.

Costs included in the COGS for both cannabis cultivators and dispensaries

Cannabis Cultivators can include the following costs in the COGS including direct material costs (marijuana seeds and plants), direct labor costs (planting, cultivating, harvesting, sorting) and indirect production costs to the extent, and only to the extent, such costs are incident to and necessary for production or manufacturing operations or processes. There are nine other costs and expenses that cannabis cultivators can deduct, including... Further, if a marijuana-production business produces financial statements in accordance with GAAP (no cash basis or tax basis), under the 1982 version of Regs. Sec. 1.471-11(c)(2)(iii), inventory can also include additional costs to the extent that they are properly allocated to inventory for GAAP purposes, including....

Cannabis dispensaries must follow a 2015 memorandum that states: “A marijuana reseller using an inventory method would have capitalized to inventory the invoice price of the marijuana purchased, less trade or other discounts, plus transportation or other necessary charges incurred in acquiring possession of the marijuana”. Based on this, we can include in the COGS Invoice price of the marijuana purchased, net of trade or other discounts. The dispensaries should buy prepacked products. The cost of the package would be part of the invoice price and would be deductible. If the dispensaries prepackage the products for selling, then the prepacking costs are not deductible. Transportation to the dispensary is deductible as are other costs necessary to gain the possession of the inventory.

CPAMD can help you with other tax saving strategies to help reduce the punitive and unfair impact of this outdated code section.

https://cpamd.com/dt_team/bryan-mcdonald-cpa/

Client Development Partner

Clement Hayes

Clement Hayes

(303) 353-4531

Protecting your intellectual property can be the difference between success and failure. Identification and protection of your business’s IP should be a top priority for your company as it can yield enormous value. Conversely, not protecting your intellectual property can lead to lost value, competitors stealing your ideas, and costly litigation. Understanding the importance of your intellectual property is the first step.

In this presentation, Clement Hayes and Anthony Santos will walk you through what forms of intellectual property protection are available, how to protect your intellectual property, and how to create enforceable contracts. At the conclusion of the presentation you will understand what forms of intellectual property are best for different types of cannabis-related businesses, different strategies to protect your intellectual property, and how to turn your intellectual property into extra value in your business.

Clement Hayes is also on the License Application Crunch Time Panel

July 23rd, 4:30 PM
Seminar Room 1

Never too late to make your application better. CIMP has assembled a highly skilled panel to answer your questions about the Missouri program and the application process. Where to get help, Why to get help, and how understanding and fully embracing the Missouri program will make a better marketplace for all that participate, and create better outcomes for patients that need help.

Clement is the founding partner of Harvest 360 Technologies. He holds a Degree from University of Colorado-Boulder in Evolutionary Biology . Mr. Hayes then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. During his time at St. Mary’s he served as the Editor in Chief of the St. Mary’s Law Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics and was a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals He is also a registered patent attorney. His breadth of experience allows him to provide innovative yet realistic solutions to any growing business. Clement currently hold a position as a Program Coordinator at the U.C. Health CeDAR program.

In addition to being the founding attorney of Block45 Legal, Mr. Hayes was an attorney with Messner Reeves LLP where he managed the intellectual property portfolio of a fortune 200 company. Mr. Hayes is a long-standing member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and serves as President of the Denver Chamber of Commerce Leads Group D.

Seminar Room #3

July 24th, 1:30 PM

Contractual Issues and Intellectual Property Protection as a Business Strategy for the Cannabis Industry

Protecting your intellectual property can be the difference between success and failure. Identification and protection of your business’s IP should be a top priority for your company as it can yield enormous value. Conversely, not protecting your intellectual property can lead to lost value, competitors stealing your ideas, and costly litigation. Understanding the importance of your intellectual property is the first step.

In this presentation, Clement Hayes and Anthony Santos will walk you through what forms of intellectual property protection are available, how to protect your intellectual property, and how to create enforceable contracts. At the conclusion of the presentation you will understand what forms of intellectual property are best for different types of cannabis-related businesses, different strategies to protect your intellectual property, and how to turn your intellectual property into extra value in your business.

Clement Hayes is a founding partner of Harvest 360 Technologies and Block45 Legal. He holds a Degree from University of Colorado-Boulder in Evolutionary Biology and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Prior to founding Block45 Legal, Mr. worked in Beijing for one of the largest law firms in China where he gained experience on the Chinese legal system. After leaving Beijing, he joined the first large law firm in Denver to represent the cannabis industry where he managed the intellectual property portfolio of a fortune 200 company.  Outside of his legal career, Clement is a long-standing member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and served as President of the Denver Chamber of Commerce Leads Group D. In addition, Mr. Hayes was a long time Program Coordinator at the U.C. Health CeDAR program. These combined experiences allow him to provide innovative yet realistic solutions to any growing cannabis business.

Contractual Issues and Intellectual Property Protection as a Business Strategy for the Cannabis Industry

Harvest 360 Technologies

https://www.harvest360.co/

https://www.harvest360.co/meet-the-team

General Counsel

Kevin Pilarski

Kevin Pilarski

(312) 806-6666

Three types of hemp grown, Flower, Seed and Fiber

  • Uses by type
  • Economics by type
  • Growing processes

Growing for Flower

  • Past
    • Genetics and breeding
  • Present
    • Seed, feminized seed and clones
  • Future
    • Indoor vs. Outdoor
    • South and/or Central America
  • Cost per acre
  • Revenue per acre
  • Margin compression and consolidation

Growing for Seed

  • Cost per acre
  • Revenue per acre

Growing for Fiber

  • The supply chain conundrum
  • Chicken or egg
  • Decortication technologies
  • Trade wars, transparency and sustainability
  • Fiber as a disrupter

Double and Triple cropping

Mr. Pilarski is the Chief Commercial Officer for Revolution Enterprises, a vertically integrated medical marijuana company. One of his responsibilities is helping to grow the industrial hemp industry in the Midwest. Revolution’s intention is to facilitate the growth of the hemp industry by providing a market for hemp flower, grain and straw so farmers have a place to sell their crop. Revolution has been formulating CBD flower and extract under the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program over the last four years and believes it can help grow the CBD market in the Midwest. Prior to joining Revolution, Mr. Pilarski was a senior managing director for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their advisory services business. He has held senior positions at two long short hedge funds, has built business lines for Dow Jones & Co, and has run proprietary derivatives trading groups over 15 years during the course of his career. He has been an active governing member of the Chicago Board of Trade and has run trading groups on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board Option Exchange, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, LIFFE, the Tokyo Grain Exchange and the Winnepeg Commodity Exchange. Mr. Pilarski holds FINRA Series 3, 4, 7, 24 and 63. He holds a BA degree in Finance and Economics from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University and an MBA from the Booth School at the University of Chicago.

Growing and Cultivation in Hemp – Past, Present and Future

Revolution Enterprises

https://www.revolutionenterprises.org/

Chief Commercial Officer

Rod Brady

(504) 667-6931

Cultilux is a subsidiary of Z Light Technology. A provider of all forms of lighting in every industry imaginable worldwide. About 3 years ago Z Light decided to expand into the horticulture lighting industry with the first ever 1000w Ceramic Metal Halide grow lamp. Much like everyone manufacturing CMH in the horticulture lighting industry we had our fair share of failures until my inception as C.O.O.

In a very short amount of time we are changing the lighting game in the cannabis industry. There are many different factors as to why this is happening. A high CRI, Full Spectrum lighting and the highest plant safe levels of UV are just a few reasons why. My goal with Cultilux is to introduce a newer lighting option to the horticulture industry that produces results unlike anything we have ever seen before. I truly have a passion for making gardens better everywhere. Happy Growing!!!

Greetings all, I am Rod Brady. I was born in Lutcher, Louisiana in 1971 and raised in Norco, the heart of the River Parishes. I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the United States and lived in Wisconsin for about 20 years. There I started a small catering company centered around Cajun food that eventually lead to a restaurant and full-blown catering service. I am 48 years old and father to 3 beautiful daughters and “paw paw” to one little munchkin. I am extremely passionate about family and family values. I love to spend time in the outdoors or entertaining and cooking of large groups of people.I am the Chief Operating Officer at Cultilux, the leading CMH lamp manufacturer in the industry. I have numerous successes to my name in the corporate world, but this endeavor will likely go down as my all-time greatest business accomplishment. Like most of us I started my venture in the cannabis world in the black market. I have 20 plus years of growing experience and 15 plus years of medicating under my belt. Recent years of law changes and legislation have now created an opportunity for me in an industry I extremely passionate about.

“Harness The Sun” Choosing the Right Grow Lights – Cannabis Grow Lights 101

Cultilux is a subsidiary of Z Light Technology. A provider of all forms of lighting in every industry imaginable worldwide. About 3 years ago Z Light decided to expand into the horticulture lighting industry with the first ever 1000w Ceramic Metal Halide grow lamp. Much like everyone manufacturing CMH in the horticulture lighting industry we had our fair share of failures until my inception as C.O.O.

In a very short amount of time we are changing the lighting game in the cannabis industry. There are many different factors as to why this is happening. A high CRI, Full Spectrum lighting and the highest plant safe levels of UV are just a few reasons why. My goal with Cultilux is to introduce a newer lighting option to the horticulture industry that produces results unlike anything we have ever seen before. I truly have a passion for making gardens better everywhere. Happy Growing!!!

Greetings all, I am Rod Brady. I was born in Lutcher, Louisiana in 1971 and raised in Norco, the heart of the River Parishes. I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the United States and lived in Wisconsin for about 20 years. There I started a small catering company centered around Cajun food that eventually lead to a restaurant and full-blown catering service. I am 48 years old and father to 3 beautiful daughters and “paw paw” to one little munchkin. I am extremely passionate about family and family values. I love to spend time in the outdoors or entertaining and cooking of large groups of people.

I am the Chief Operating Officer at Cultilux, the leading CMH lamp manufacturer in the industry. I have numerous successes to my name in the corporate world, but this endeavor will likely go down as my all-time greatest business accomplishment. Like most of us I started my venture in the cannabis world in the black market. I have 20 plus years of growing experience and 15 plus years of medicating under my belt. Recent years of law changes and legislation have now created an opportunity for me in an industry I extremely passionate about.

“Harness The Sun” Choosing the Right Grow Lights – Cannabis Grow Lights 101

CultiLux

http://cultilux.com/

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Daly

(888) 932-6537

Scott Daly is the VP of Client Solutions at MJ Freeway. He has over 20 years of sales and general management leadership experience in start-up and mature business models. Scott’s expertise includes business development, operations, finance and building and scaling teams. Scott’s SaaS expertise coupled with his dedication to high performance cultures has led to success in creating go-to market strategies. At MJ Freeway, Scott specializes in managing teams that meet the unique market demands of cannabis technology sales and compliance. Scott has a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Super Panel – Supply Chain Management

MJ Freeway

https://mjfreeway.com/

VP of Client Solutions

Larry Harb

Larry Harb

(517) 381-9909

Seminar Room #1

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses (Cultivator, Manufacture / Processors, Dispensary, Testing Laboratory, and Transportation) on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business.

While every business has its own unique risks and exposures, the Cannabis industry has a few more than usual, starting with the obvious of it is a schedule 1 drug that is federally illegal; to the problem of individual State are issuing so many cultivator licenses that there is becoming an oversupply of legal product is most states and the price per pound is dropping dramatically.

This seminar is designed for the business owners, partners, managers, senior level employees, Board members, Investors or anyone that is involved in the day to day operation of running a plant touching business to gain a better understanding of the challenges that their business will face and some of the ways to deal with these unique risks and exposures.

Learning Objective:

To gain a basic understanding of risks and exposures associated with managing a State Regulated Cannabis business and to learn what questions they need to be asking. Participants will learn what unique risks and exposures are associated with a Cannabis business and how to determine the best ways of risk managing them.

In addition, participants will gain an understanding of a basic risk management model and how to implement it for all of their business decisions. They will also learn how to value their risks to determine when to self-insure and / or when to risk transfer.

Most States have passed some form of statutory insurance requirements in the name of consumer protection. Therefore, it is important for Participants to learn the difference between Bonds and Insurance and how to determine what product will work best for their particular situation.

Participants will learn how to read an insurance policy and how to choose the right insurance broker as their business partner. They will also understand why it is important to purchase a cannabis specific insurance policy, which policy covers each unique risk and exposure and what are the cost drivers used in the underwriting process to determine their premiums.

Last but not least we will discuss what insurance coverage every cannabis business needs and why it is important to protecting their company’s bottom line.

Mr. Harb is the founder and CEO of 420 Friendly Insurance, offered by IT Risk Managers, Inc. Started at the beginning of the century, IT Risk Managers, Inc. is a national niche insurance broker that provides risk management solutions for niche’ industries such as the auction industry, cannabis industry, real estate, technology industry or business that use technology. We are the industry’s premier brokers of Database (Cyber) Insurance. IT Risk Managers is licensed in 50 states to market all types of Property and Casualty insurance products.

Mr. Harb has over thirty years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries. During his career he has also served as an instructor at Michigan State University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Harb holds a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University. He co-authored the book Reinventing the Retail Bank published in 1994. He is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and has written numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences.

Seminar Room #3

July 23rd, 3:00 PM

Identifying and Controlling Risk in Cannabis Business Operations

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses (Cultivator, Manufacture / Processors, Dispensary, Testing Laboratory, and Transportation) on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business.

While every business has its own unique risks and exposures, the Cannabis industry has a few more than usual, starting with the obvious of it is a schedule 1 drug that is federally illegal; to the problem of individual State are issuing so many cultivator licenses that there is becoming an oversupply of legal product is most states and the price per pound is dropping dramatically.

This seminar is designed for the business owners, partners, managers, senior level employees, Board members, Investors or anyone that is involved in the day to day operation of running a plant touching business to gain a better understanding of the challenges that their business will face and some of the ways to deal with these unique risks and exposures.

Learning Objective:

To gain a basic understanding of risks and exposures associated with managing a State Regulated Cannabis business and to learn what questions they need to be asking. Participants will learn what unique risks and exposures are associated with a Cannabis business and how to determine the best ways of risk managing them.

In addition, participants will gain an understanding of a basic risk management model and how to implement it for all of their business decisions. They will also learn how to value their risks to determine when to self-insure and / or when to risk transfer.

Most States have passed some form of statutory insurance requirements in the name of consumer protection. Therefore, it is important for Participants to learn the difference between Bonds and Insurance and how to determine what product will work best for their particular situation.

Participants will learn how to read an insurance policy and how to choose the right insurance broker as their business partner. They will also understand why it is important to purchase a cannabis specific insurance policy, which policy covers each unique risk and exposure and what are the cost drivers used in the underwriting process to determine their premiums.

Last but not least we will discuss what insurance coverage every cannabis business needs and why it is important to protecting their company’s bottom line.

Mr. Harb is the founder and CEO of 420 Friendly Insurance, offered by IT Risk Managers, Inc. Started at the beginning of the century, IT Risk Managers, Inc. is a national niche insurance broker that provides risk management solutions for niche’ industries such as the auction industry, cannabis industry, real estate, technology industry or business that use technology. We are the industry’s premier brokers of Database (Cyber) Insurance. IT Risk Managers is licensed in 50 states to market all types of Property and Casualty insurance products.

Mr. Harb has over thirty years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries. During his career he has also served as an instructor at Michigan State University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Harb holds a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University. He co-authored the book Reinventing the Retail Bank published in 1994. He is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and has written numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences.

Identifying and Controlling Risk in Cannabis Business Operations

Identifying and Controlling Risk in Cannabis Business Operations

420 Friendly Insurance

Mr. Harb is the founder and CEO of 420 Friendly Insurance, offered by IT Risk Managers, Inc. Started at the beginning of the century, IT Risk Managers, Inc. is a national niche insurance broker that provides risk management solutions for niche’ industries such as the auction industry, cannabis industry, real estate, technology industry or business that use technology. We are the industry’s premier brokers of Database (Cyber) Insurance. IT Risk Managers is licensed in 50 states to market all types of Property and Casualty insurance products.

Mr. Harb has over thirty years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries. During his career he has also served as an instructor at Michigan State University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Harb holds a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University. He co-authored the book Reinventing the Retail Bank published in 1994. He is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and has written numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences.

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses (Cultivator, Manufacture / Processors, Dispensary, Testing Laboratory, and Transportation) on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business.

While every business has its own unique risks and exposures, the Cannabis industry has a few more than usual, starting with the obvious of it is a schedule 1 drug that is federally illegal; to the problem of individual State are issuing so many cultivator licenses that there is becoming an oversupply of legal product is most states and the price per pound is dropping dramatically.

This seminar is designed for the business owners, partners, managers, senior level employees, Board members, Investors or anyone that is involved in the day to day operation of running a plant touching business to gain a better understanding of the challenges that their business will face and some of the ways to deal with these unique risks and exposures.

Learning Objective:

To gain a basic understanding of risks and exposures associated with managing a State Regulated Cannabis business and to learn what questions they need to be asking. Participants will learn what unique risks and exposures are associated with a Cannabis business and how to determine the best ways of risk managing them.

In addition, participants will gain an understanding of a basic risk management model and how to implement it for all of their business decisions. They will also learn how to value their risks to determine when to self-insure and / or when to risk transfer.

Most States have passed some form of statutory insurance requirements in the name of consumer protection. Therefore, it is important for Participants to learn the difference between Bonds and Insurance and how to determine what product will work best for their particular situation.

Participants will learn how to read an insurance policy and how to choose the right insurance broker as their business partner. They will also understand why it is important to purchase a cannabis specific insurance policy, which policy covers each unique risk and exposure and what are the cost drivers used in the underwriting process to determine their premiums.

Last but not least we will discuss what insurance coverage every cannabis business needs and why it is important to protecting their company’s bottom line.

Feb 27th, 3:15 PM

Joshua Alper

Joshua Alper

(844) 637-6377

Seminar Room #3

Josh Alper, Executive VP of Harvest 360 Technologies LLC gives an update on the Medical Cannabis Technologies that are changing the industry and providing the platform for the next generation of cannabis operators to be competitive in a rapidly changing market. The hard science is finally being done in the cannabis space that will define the new and disruptive technologies that will give license holders a sustainable advantage in the marketplace. This presentation will provide valuable insights into what is happening in the world of cannabis science.

Joshua Alper is also on the License Application Crunch Time Panel

July 23rd, 4:30 PM
Seminar Room 1

Never too late to make your application better. CIMP has assembled a highly skilled panel to answer your questions about the Missouri program and the application process. Where to get help, Why to get help, and how understanding and fully embracing the Missouri program will make a better marketplace for all that participate, and create better outcomes for patients that need help.

30 years of experience in science, technology, branding, including sales and marketing of consumer and industrial products with emphasis on emerging technologies, technical sales and product development. Extensive technology collaboration and project management experience, including business plan development from concept through execution. Expertise in Cannabis Science, Security, Energy, Construction, Critical thinking, Green Business, Specialty Food Products and Human Consciousness.

Seminar Room #1

July 23rd, 2:30 PM

Emerging Technologies in the Medical Cannabis Industry

Josh Alper, Executive VP of Harvest 360 Technologies LLC gives an update on the Medical Cannabis Technologies that are changing the industry and providing the platform for the next generation of cannabis operators to be competitive in a rapidly changing market. The hard science is finally being done in the cannabis space that will define the new and disruptive technologies that will give license holders a sustainable advantage in the marketplace. This presentation will provide valuable insights into what is happening in the world of cannabis science.

30 years of experience in science, technology, branding, including sales and marketing of consumer and industrial products with emphasis on emerging technologies, technical sales and product development. Extensive technology collaboration and project management experience, including business plan development from concept through execution. Expertise in Cannabis Science, Security, Energy, Construction, Critical thinking, Green Business, Specialty Food Products and Human Consciousness.

Emerging Technologies in the Medical Cannabis Industry

Executive Vice President of Harvest 360 Technologies. 30 years of experience in science, technology, branding, including sales and marketing of consumer and industrial products with emphasis on emerging technologies, technical sales and product development. Extensive technology collaboration and project management experience, including business plan development from concept through execution. Expertise in Cannabis Science, Security, Energy, Construction, Critical thinking, Green Business, Specialty Food Products and Human Consciousness.

Leveraging Technology in Emerging Cannabis Markets

Expert Panel - The Future of Medical Cannabis in Michigan Following Legalization

Harvest 360 Technologies

www.harvest360.co/

Executive Vice President of Harvest 360 Technologies. 30 years of experience in science, technology, branding, including sales and marketing of consumer and industrial products with emphasis on emerging technologies, technical sales and product development. Extensive technology collaboration and project management experience, including business plan development from concept through execution. Expertise in Cannabis Science, Security, Energy, Construction, Critical thinking, Green Business, Specialty Food Products and Human Consciousness.

This panel will evaluate the current medical market and discuss how legalization for adult-use will change this market over time. What are the questions that operators need to ask themselves to determine if the medical space makes sense for their facilities? How can companies achieve a competitive sustainable advantage in the medical space through in-house development combined with collaboration and licensing?

Feb 26th, 11:15 AM

Executive Vice President

Cliff Breslow

Cliff Breslow

(847) 204-5124

Cannabis plant cultivation and oil extraction processes use a variety of toxic and combustible gases that must be monitored continuously for safety. Building and safety regulations require the use of gas detection systems in specific areas, based on gases to be monitored and the area hazard classification. What gases need to be monitored? What types of detectors should be used? Where should gas detectors be installed for optimal performance? What actions need to be taken when gas levels reach unacceptable levels? These are all questions that will be addressed in this presentation.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) enrichment is used in the commercial cultivation of marijuana and industrial hemp to increase plant growth and development. CO2 displaces oxygen and can cause an asphyxiation hazard, and must be monitored for safety. Solvent Extraction is used to remove the essential oils from plant matter. Common process “solvents” include ethanol, butane, propane, hexane, other flammable liquids, and Carbon Dioxide. Most are toxic and highly flammable. In addition, greenhouse heating and cooling systems can also pose concerns if not properly maintained and serviced, due to Carbon Monoxide (CO) or refrigerant leaks.

Honeywell brings decades of experience and the industry’s most advanced gas monitoring instrumentation to serve the cannabis industry. We offer a complete line of fixed and portable gas detectors for use in and around your facility. Our solutions exceed all federal, state and local occupational safety and health regulations. From standalone detectors to larger controller-based systems, Honeywell is dedicated to protecting people, equipment and environment through cost- effective gas detection.

Cliff Breslow is a gas detection expert with a proven track record of helping manufacturers around the world design life safety systems that protect their people and plant assets. His career began with MDA Scientific in 1991, and spanned over two decades, as the company was acquired by Zellweger Analytics and later, Honeywell. His gas detection expertise covers many industries including: Semiconductor, flat panel display, solar cells, petrochemical, specialty chemical, wastewater, energy, and cannabis.

Cliff has worked with some of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He spent five years living in Asia, based in both Singapore and Shanghai, and was instrumental in the development of a new line of gas detectors that was designed specifically for the highly competitive Asian market. Cliff currently resides in a suburb of Chicago, and manages Honeywell’s industrial gas detection business in the Midwest, which allows him to spend more quality time with his only daughter.

Seminar Room #2

July 23rd, 10:30 AM

Gas Detection Solutions for the Cannabis Manufacturing Industry

Cannabis plant cultivation and oil extraction processes use a variety of toxic and combustible gases that must be monitored continuously for safety. Building and safety regulations require the use of gas detection systems in specific areas, based on gases to be monitored and the area hazard classification. What gases need to be monitored? What types of detectors should be used? Where should gas detectors be installed for optimal performance? What actions need to be taken when gas levels reach unacceptable levels? These are all questions that will be addressed in this presentation.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) enrichment is used in the commercial cultivation of marijuana and industrial hemp to increase plant growth and development. CO2 displaces oxygen and can cause an asphyxiation hazard, and must be monitored for safety. Solvent Extraction is used to remove the essential oils from plant matter. Common process “solvents” include ethanol, butane, propane, hexane, other flammable liquids, and Carbon Dioxide. Most are toxic and highly flammable. In addition, greenhouse heating and cooling systems can also pose concerns if not properly maintained and serviced, due to Carbon Monoxide (CO) or refrigerant leaks.

Honeywell brings decades of experience and the industry’s most advanced gas monitoring instrumentation to serve the cannabis industry. We offer a complete line of fixed and portable gas detectors for use in and around your facility. Our solutions exceed all federal, state and local occupational safety and health regulations. From standalone detectors to larger controller-based systems, Honeywell is dedicated to protecting people, equipment and environment through cost- effective gas detection.

Cliff Breslow is a gas detection expert with a proven track record of helping manufacturers around the world design life safety systems that protect their people and plant assets. His career began with MDA Scientific in 1991, and spanned over two decades, as the company was acquired by Zellweger Analytics and later, Honeywell. His gas detection expertise covers many industries including: Semiconductor, flat panel display, solar cells, petrochemical, specialty chemical, wastewater, energy, and cannabis.

Cliff has worked with some of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He spent five years living in Asia, based in both Singapore and Shanghai, and was instrumental in the development of a new line of gas detectors that was designed specifically for the highly competitive Asian market. Cliff currently resides in a suburb of Chicago, and manages Honeywell’s industrial gas detection business in the Midwest, which allows him to spend more quality time with his only daughter.

Gas Detection Solutions for the Cannabis Manufacturing Industry

Honeywell Industrial Safety

https://www.honeywellanalytics.com/en

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffbreslow/

Regional Sales Manager

Pete Hummert

Pete Hummert

(800) 325-3055

Your crop is extremely valuable and designing the optimal growing is no small feat, especially when taking into account all the external factors including budget and timeline, outdoor climate and facility location, growing preference, and workflow. In this presentation, Pete Hummert will share his experience designing greenhouses throughout the country and provide helpful tips and extra considerations to ensure you’re maximizing your grow facility efficiency. He’ll provide information and tips regarding grow facility structure types, ventilation and heating, lighting, environment controls, benching, irrigation and other pertinent equipment used to make your facility efficient, scalable, and in line with your budget.

Pete Hummert is the co-owner and grow facility design and sales manager at Hummert International. Started in 1932 by his grandfather, Hummert International is now a fourth-generation, family owned, wholesale horticulture supply and equipment distributor in Earth City, Missouri. With over 26,000 professional growing products and equipment, Hummert serves customers in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. Customers range from plant research institutions to colleges, universities, commercial growers, landscapers and in the last 5 years, growers in the legal cannabis space throughout the country.

Pete has been designing greenhouses and grow facilities for over 35 years with completed projects in nearly every sector of the horticulture industry. In the last few years, he has taken his experience in the traditional horticulture industry and applied it to the cannabis space in states throughout the country. From indoor retrofits to complete greenhouse design/build, Pete and his team work will a wide range of cannabis clients depending on their unique growing needs. Pete is born and raised in St. Louis, where he resides with his wife and three children. He has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Seminar Room #2

July 23rd, 9:30 AM

Intelligent Greenhouse Design for Higher Yields

Hummert International

https://www.hummert.com/

Design and Sales Manager