The goal of this event is provide entrepreneurs, business owners and the “canna-curious” with more knowledge about what is happening in the industry and what might be business opportunities around the Commonwealth. Experts from various corners of the Massachusetts cannabis industry will share their knowledge and best practices to help attendees understand the current law and regulations, build a successful cannabis entity, and support those shaping local regulations and creating new cannabis-related businesses and jobs locally.
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 towns are more welcoming to cannabis businesses than others and the short- and long-term effects bans and moratoriums could have on a multi-billion-dollar industry
Session 2: 280E- The Accounting Monster Every Cannabis Business Needs to Know
Learn about unique tax issues within the Cannabis Industry, including numerous challenges in banking, bookkeeping and business structure along with tax-savings planning opportunities.
Session 3: Marijuana in the Workplace
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 and they discuss what procedures businesses need to implement to comply with the current law.
Session 4: Raising Capital and Investing in the Cannabis Industry
When raising capital from outside investors, companies are faced with several choices regarding terms, structure, filings to make or not make, and type of investor, among other decisions.
Session 5: Marketing/PR/Branding
Things you need to know about marketing and promoting Cannabis brands.
Session 6: Hemp: From Alternative Crop to Mainstream Commodity
Is hemp really legal? What did the 2018 Farm Bill change for hemp and CBD products?
Session 7: Changing the Conversation in Our Communities
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
- Tito Jackson CEO, Verdant Medical
- Wendy Northcross CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce