May 22, 2019
Culture often moves faster than the law and that has been the case with cannabis in Massachusetts. This event will bring together the experts to debunk the myths and open you up to all the business opportunities surrounding the cannabis business in the Commonwealth.
Opening Keynote Speaker
Steven J. Hoffman; Chairman, Cannabis Control Commission www.mass-cannabis-control.com
Nine 45 Minute Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Cannabis on the Cape and Islands: Bans, Moratoriums and Changes on the Horizon
A look at which local towns are more welcoming to cannabis businesses than others, and the short- and long-term effects bans and moratoriums could have on local residents’ opportunities to get involved in a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Tim McNamara – Holistic Health Group
Session 2: 280E- The Accounting Monster Every Cannabis Business Needs to Know
Learn about unique tax issues affecting businesses within the cannabis industry, including numerous challenges in banking, bookkeeping and business structure.
Matt Anderson –Shepherd & Goldstein
Session 3: Marijuana in the Workplace – Panel Discussion
A legal overview of how the law impacts the workplace and practical next steps for employers. Join three of the top attorneys in Massachusetts representing employers, employees and the industry as they discuss new regulations and what employee procedures businesses need to implement or comply with.
Session 4: Raising Capital and Investing in the Cannabis Industry
Interested in starting a cannabis business? When raising capital from outside investors, cannabis companies are faced with several choices regarding terms, structure, filings to make or not make, and type of investor, among other decisions.
IIya Ross – Vicente Sederberg
Session 5: Marketing/PR/Branding
Leading Massachusetts cannabis marketing professionals come together for a discussion about the regulatory limitations and other considerations businesses and marketing and sales professionals need to know about packaging and promoting cannabis brands in the Commonwealth and beyond.
Session 6: Hemp: From Alternative Crop to Mainstream Commodity – Panel Discussion
Is hemp really legal? What did the 2018 Farm Bill change for hemp and CBD products? Our experienced panel will help you understand current opportunities for local farmers and CBD-related businesses to explore locally.
Session 7: Changing the Conversation in Our Communities – Panel Discussion
What municipalities need to know to make the proper decisions for their community.
Session 8: Cannabiz Pioneers
Local cannabis business leaders share their emerging business opportunities and secrets.
Session 9: CBD Products: The New Normal for Wellness?
The benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) for mind and body care.
Closing Keynote Speakers
- Adam Fine – Vicente Sederberg
- Tito Jackson CEO, Verdant Medical
- Wendy Northcross CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce