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Some Reasons To Attend This Conference

We invite you to join us for a great learning experience. It’s time to get back out, connect and grow.

We’re bringing businesses and consumers together to explore, educate and empower our community.
We focus on two different audiences: patients, advocates, and educators as well as people who work in the cannabis industry or offer products and services to businesses in the industry.

Attendees will experience the potential of the market through educational sessions. Meet with exhibitors and find the latest products and services while networking and forming new business collaborations.

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Exhibitors will meet other business people and have opportunities to collaborate. And attendees will find a variety of cannabis, CBD, and hemp products and services.

You can expect a forum that includes dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs seeking business success and new areas for growth in this fast-growing industry.

Panels On the State of Ohio’s Cannabis Industry:

How Is Ohio’s Cannabis Market Growing?

Regulators approved an increased number of medical cannabis retailers last year, increasing the total number of dispensaries in the state from 57 to 130. Ohio regulators are also allowing the state’s medical cannabis cultivators to expand their operations to coincide with the increased number of dispensaries. Speakers give an update about the emerging cannabis community.

Where Is The Future of Cannabis Heading?

The industry now has three times as many workers as dentists. Is it safe to say that cannabis is going mainstream? How do I get involved in investments, working, educating, or activism?

Business Workshops:

The Big Three: Cultivation, Processing, and Dispensary Ownership: Detailed information about obtaining licenses to get into the industry. Panelists will share intricacies that helped them obtain licenses, stay compliant and be successful.

Banking and Merchant Processing: Overcoming banking and finance obstacles for cannabis, hemp, and CBD-related businesses. Some companies report banks closing their accounts once they start depositing new cannabis revenue, which can be an operational nightmare. It’s key that systems are combined with experienced compliance officers, cannabis industry experts, and advanced technology to meet strict and evolving regulatory guidance.

CEOs of Cannabis Companies Discuss Opportunities In Medical Cannabis: CEOs with backgrounds in a variety of industries share how and why they’re building businesses to give access to cannabis to those who need it most.

Steps To Building Your Brand: How cannabis businesses get around a web of online advertising barriers. While Google and Facebook are off-limits, for the most part, brands still find ways to get their message out.

Ancillary Businesses Are Exploding Alongside the Legalization of Cannabis: I bet you didn’t know that these businesses are part of the industry, yet they don’t deal with the cannabis plant or sell cannabis products. Business professionals share why they sell products or services to the cannabis industry.

An estimated eight to 10 ancillary businesses support every licensed cannabis-related company. They include accountants, landlords, staffing firms, nutrient suppliers, and equipment companies. From selling soil and lights to packaging and software, they offer lessons learned.

Improving Social Equity and Inclusion: What needs to be done to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of conversations in the cannabis industry. People of color discuss their experiences, challenges, and successes.

Why More Women Should Stake a Claim In the Cannabis Space: With odds perpetually stacked against women more organizations are cultivating opportunities for women to shift the bud’s narrative. Here, they will discuss their relationship with the green and why it’s imperative that more women continue to get involved. Female executive representation in the cannabis industry is down to 22 percent – lower than 36.8 percent in 2019, according to the MJBizDaily’s Women and Minorities in the Cannabis Industry report. That’s well below the national average for mainstream businesses, which stands at about 30 percent.

Growers Corner: The cultivation of cannabis is the lifeblood of the entire industry. Without the production of quality cannabis, there is nothing. It’s why careers in cannabis cultivation are vital. It takes an experienced grower to be able to produce a quality flower at an insane volume. There are multiple steps in the cultivation of cannabis. From the planting of the seed to the trimming and shipping of the product; cultivation specialists are involved in each step. We have two of the brightest minds in cannabis offering the information you can use in your personal or corporate growth.

Consumer Workshops:

Understanding What CBD/ Cannabis Products Are and How They Work: This panel will talk about various devices, methods of administration, and when to vape, eat an edible, or use tinctures. It will include what to look for when buying medicine. Getting to know plant medicine through terpenes, THC: CBD ratios. What is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, Sativa, Indica, and hybrid products? Bring your questions because the panel has answers.

Understanding Your Rights With Your Medical Marijuana Card: This discussion will include traveling with cannabis, your work environment, medical insurance setbacks, and concealed carry ownership.

Canna Careers: Where are the opportunities? – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics America now has three times as many cannabis workers as dentists. Cannabis workers outnumber insurance salespeople. There are more people employed in the cannabis industry than there are hairstylists, barbers, and cosmetologists – combined.

CBD Products for Children Remain a Mystery for Most Parents: About 80 percent of parents say that they know little to nothing about CBD products according to a new poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan Health. Here’s what you need to know. Unlike marijuana, CBD only has 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is the psychoactive part of marijuana that makes people high. Experts share information about what you need to know.

The Green Rush: How to invest in cannabis through stocks, cryptocurrencies, NFT, and more.

Breaking the Stigma: People share stories about how cannabis has helped them to deal with medical conditions. Hear from everyday people about their choice to use cannabis as an alternative treatment over some pharmaceutical drugs.

Cannabis-Infused Cooking/Edibles: Infused cooking is becoming increasingly popular for many consumers and patients who want more fun and creative way to medicate.

Canines and Cannabis: Is CBD safe for your pet: Understanding the medical benefits and how it interacts with their endocannabinoid system.

Navigating the Expungement Process: Although cannabis possession is treated similarly in Ohio to a traffic ticket, a cannabis arrest can still have a negative impact on job prospects or housing. Applicants must submit a request for expungement and then a judge must approve the request in order for a cannabis crime to be expunged in the state. An expungement clinic will help participants navigate the process.

Navigating the Patient And Caregiver Process can be Confusing and Frustrating. Let Our Panel Help You Understand the Process:
Becoming a patient in Ohio. By law, patients with one of the following medical conditions may currently participate in Ohio’s medical marijuana program:

o AIDS
o Alzheimer’s disease
o Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
o Cancer
o Cachexia
o Chronic traumatic 
encephalopathy
o Crohn’s disease
o Epilepsy or another seizure 
disorder
o Fibromyalgia
o Glaucoma
o Hepatitis C
o Huntington’s Disease
o Inflammatory bowel disease
o Multiple sclerosis
o Pain that is either chronic and 
severe or intractable
o Parkinson’s disease
o Positive status for HIV
o Post-traumatic stress disorder
o Sickle cell anemia
o Spasticity 
o Spinal cord disease or injury
o Tourette syndrome
o Traumatic brain injury
o Terminal illness
o Ulcerative colitis

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