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7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Learn More
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Black CannaBiz Expo Open Learn More
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Lessons Learned from California : Becoming Legends of the Craft Learn More
9:35 AM – 10:10 AM Cannabis Advocacy in the Black-Community: Challenges and Opportunities Learn More
9:50 AM – 10:20 AM The Cronja Story : The Importance of Partnerships Learn More
10:25 AM – 10:55 AM Scaling Successful Brands through Multi-State Opportunities Learn More
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pitch Competition Learn More
11:35 AM – 12:00 PM Cannatech Chronicles Presented by Dutchie Learn More
12:05 PM – 12:30 PM The New Frontier of Success : Exploring Supplier Divirsity in Cannabis Learn More
12:35 PM – 12:50 PM Pitch Finale Learn More
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Embracing Wellness :Redefining the Perception of the Devil's Lettuce Learn More
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM How New York State government is finally doing it right Learn More
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Beyond the Transaction: Crafting Sensory Dispensaries that Create Human-Centered Retail Experiences Learn More
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Awarded in Alabama : The Journey of Native Black Cultivation Learn More
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Celebrity, Culture & Cannabis Learn More
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Maryland’s Cannabis Industry: Insights and Actions from the Office of Social Equity Learn More
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Deal Making In Cannabis Learn More
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM A Crash Course in Climate Change and Cannabis Learn More
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM The Business of Cannabis: Exploring Opportunities Beyond Dispensaries and Producers Learn More
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Education and Advocacy:Enhancing Consumer Education: Learn More
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM The Realities of Raising Capital Learn More
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM 5th House Farms & Spark 9 Learn More
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Breakfast

July 26, 2024 • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Join us for day two of our breakfast networking session

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Black CannaBiz Expo Open

July 26, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Black CannaBiz Expo hall is open each day from 9 AM until 5 PM. Be a part of the heart of the conference and experience thoughtful activations, innovative vendors and countless networking opportunities.

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Lessons Learned from California : Becoming Legends of the Craft

July 26, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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Join us for a candid session where industry pioneers share their experiences and lessons learned from starting a cannabis business in California, one of the most dynamic and competitive cannabis markets in the world. Attendees will gain valuable insights into navigating the regulatory landscape, securing licenses, building a brand, and overcoming challenges unique to the California market. Speakers will provide practical advice on business strategies, compliance requirements, and successful tactics for thriving in this evolving industry. Whether you are a new entrepreneur, existing business owner, or industry enthusiast, this session will offer valuable perspectives and key takeaways for launching and growing a successful cannabis business in California.

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Cannabis Advocacy in the Black-Community: Challenges and Opportunities

July 26, 2024 • 9:35 AM - 10:10 AM

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This session will focus on the important role of cannabis advocacy within the Black community, exploring the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in promoting equitable access and representation in the cannabis industry. Attendees will hear from community leaders and advocates who are working to address systemic barriers and create pathways for Black entrepreneurs and consumers in the cannabis space. Speakers will discuss the impact of historical injustices, disparities in ownership, and the importance of social equity programs in fostering a more diverse and inclusive industry. Join us for an engaging discussion on how advocacy efforts can drive positive change and empower the Black community to thrive in the cannabis sector.

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The Cronja Story : The Importance of Partnerships

July 26, 2024 • 9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

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COMING SOON!

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Scaling Successful Brands through Multi-State Opportunities

July 26, 2024 • 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

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Join us for a candid session where industry pioneers share their experiences and lessons learned from starting a cannabis business in California, one of the most dynamic and competitive cannabis markets in the world. Attendees will gain valuable insights into navigating the regulatory landscape, securing licenses, building a brand, and overcoming challenges unique to the California market. Speakers will provide practical advice on business strategies, compliance requirements, and successful tactics for thriving in this evolving industry. Whether you are a new entrepreneur, existing business owner, or industry enthusiast, this session will offer valuable perspectives and key takeaways for launching and growing a successful cannabis business in California.

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Pitch Competiion

July 26, 2024 • 11:00 AM - 11:30AM

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COMING SOON!

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Cannatech Chronicles Presented by Dutchie

July 26, 2024 • 11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

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This session will explore the latest developments and advancements in cannabis technology that are reshaping the industry. Speakers will discuss the impact of technology on improving efficiency, quality, and sustainability in the cannabis sector, as well as how it is enhancing the consumer experience and driving market growth. Join us to discover the exciting potential of cannabis tech and explore the future of technology-driven solutions in the evolving cannabis landscape.

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The New Frontier of Success : Exploring Supplier Divirsity in Cannabis

July 26, 2024 • 12:05PM - 12:30PM

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Join us for a session on Exploring Supplier Diversity in Cannabis, where we will delve into the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion within the cannabis industry supply chain. This session happens during lunch!

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Pitch Finale

July 26, 2024 • 12:35 PM - 12:50 PM

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As our day 2 lunchtime programming continue , be a part of the excitement of the finale of the pitch competition.

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Embracing Wellness :Redefining the Perception of the Devil's Lettuce

July 26, 2024 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Join us for a session on Embracing Wellness: Redefining the Perception of the Devil’s Lettuce, where we will explore the evolving landscape of cannabis as a wellness product. Learn about the latest research on the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, wellness-focused products and brands, and how cannabis is being integrated into holistic wellness practices. Whether you are a healthcare professional.

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How New York State government is finally doing it right

July 26, 2024 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Join us for a session where we will discuss the recent efforts and initiatives taken by the New York State government to establish effective cannabis programs.Learn about the impact of these initiatives on the cannabis industry, communities, and consumers in New York State.

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Beyond the Transaction: Crafting Sensory Dispensaries that Create Human-Centered Retail Experiences

July 26, 2024 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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This session will discuss innovative strategies for creating immersive and personalized retail experiences that resonate with customers on a sensory and emotional level. Learn how to design dispensaries that cater to the diverse needs and preferences of cannabis consumers, building loyalty and driving sales through a human-centered approach.

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Awarded in Alabama : The Journey of Native Black Cultivation

July 26, 2024 • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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The Path to Licensing: Native Black Cultivation in the Cannabis Industry

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Celebrity, Culture & Cannabis

July 26, 2024 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Join us for an exciting session on Celebrity, Culture & Cannabis, where we will delve into the intersection of celebrity influence, pop culture, and the cannabis industry. Our panel of experts will discuss the role of celebrities in shaping attitudes towards cannabis, promoting brands, and driving consumer trends. Explore how celebrities are leveraging their influence to advocate for cannabis legalization, launch their own brands, and destigmatize the use of cannabis in popular culture.

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Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Maryland’s Cannabis Industry: Insights and Actions from the Office of Social Equity

July 25, 2024 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Join us for a dynamic session where the Maryland Office of Social Equity will share insights and actions aimed at fostering equity and inclusion in the state’s cannabis market. Attendees will learn about the initiatives, programs, and policies in place to promote diversity, equity, and opportunity for marginalized communities in the industry.

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Deal Making In Cannabis

July 26, 2024 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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In this session, industry leaders and advocates will share insights and experiences on the journey to licensing for Native Black cultivation in the cannabis industry. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by Native Black entrepreneurs in navigating the regulatory landscape, securing licenses, and establishing sustainable cultivation operations. Speakers will discuss the importance of equity and representation in the cannabis space, as well as strategies for overcoming barriers and building successful businesses. Join us for an enlightening discussion on the unique journey of Native Black cultivation in the cannabis industry and explore ways to support and empower underrepresented communities in the evolving market.

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A Crash Course in Climate Change and Cannabis

July 26, 2024 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Join us for a crash course in Climate Change and Cannabis, where we will explore the intersection of environmental sustainability and the cannabis industry. Our expert speakers will discuss the environmental impact of cannabis cultivation, including energy consumption, water usage, and waste management practices. Learn about innovative sustainability initiatives, regenerative agriculture techniques, and eco-friendly solutions being implemented in the cannabis sector to address climate change challenges.

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The Business of Cannabis: Exploring Opportunities Beyond Dispensaries and Producers

July 26, 2024 • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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Join us for a session on The Business of Cannabis: Exploring Opportunities Beyond Dispensaries and Producers. We will dive into the diverse array of opportunities within the cannabis industry, beyond the traditional roles of dispensaries and producers. Learn about ancillary businesses, such as technology, logistics, marketing, and consulting, that support and drive the growth of the cannabis market. Discover how entrepreneurs and professionals can leverage their skills and expertise to tap into the rapidly expanding cannabis ecosystem.

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Education and Advocacy:Enhancing Consumer Education:

July 26, 2024 • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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This session will explore the importance of consumer education in the cannabis industry and how advocacy efforts can enhance consumer knowledge and protection. Attendees will learn about the latest trends in cannabis regulation and legalization, as well as the importance of educating consumers about safe consumption practices, product quality, and legal rights. Speakers will discuss advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the cannabis market, as well as ways to empower consumers to make informed choices. Join us to learn how cannabis education and advocacy can create a more responsible and informed marketplace for all.

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The Realities of Raising Capital

July 26, 2024 • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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This session will provide a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of raising capital in the cannabis industry. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the unique hurdles that cannabis entrepreneurs face when seeking investment, such as regulatory complexities, stigma, and market volatility. Industry experts and investors will share best practices, strategies, and lessons learned from successfully raising capital in the cannabis space. From navigating compliance requirements to attracting investors and securing funding, this session will offer practical advice and real-world perspectives on the realities of accessing capital in the cannabis industry. Join us for a candid discussion on the intricacies of cannabis fundraising and how to effectively navigate the financial landscape of this rapidly growing sector.

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5th House Farms & Spark 9

July 26, 2024 • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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