The month of July offered not only NCIA’s 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit in San Jose, but also in the days leading up, we visited with YOU — our members — in 8 regions across the country for our Q3 Quarterly Cannabis Caucus event series.
Across 8 cities, we connected with nearly 1,000 attendees from coast to coast. Northern and Southern California events, as well as Colorado, saw more than 150 attendees at each!
In Northern California, attendees heard from guest speaker Eduardo Blanco, Special legal Advisor, CA Agricultural Labor Relations Board, as he spoke on “Understanding California Agricultural Labor Laws As It Relates to Cannabis Cultivators.” This informative talk provided vital insight into how organized labor regulations impact the cannabis industry.
In New York City at our Northeast regional event, we heard an update on what’s happening in the New York Legislature from Assembly Member Richard Gottfried (D – 75th District).
In Southern California, we were pleased to welcome Jessica McElfresh, Board Member of the Association of Cannabis Professionals, as our guest speaker in San Diego. Jessica provided a comprehensive overview of San Diego regulations and the slow but steady fight she has helped lead to progress the cannabis industry in Southern California over the years along with the local AAP group, the Association of Cannabis Professionals.
We returned to Portland, Oregon for our Pacific Northwest Caucus to hear from Matt Maletis, Commissioner for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, where attendees dove into a Q & A session with the Commissioner on issues like analytical testing inconsistencies, METRC reporting, as well as the topic of “oversupply.”
At our Midwest Caucus in Cleveland, guest speaker Erin C. Reed, Senior Legal Counsel, from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy offered a regulatory update in Ohio, including how licenses are being distributed and how THC levels are broken down for various tiers of medical conditions. Additionally, we hosted a pre-event mixer for newly awarded licensee holders in Ohio, hosted by our Gold Sponsor Frantz Ward LLP, in the Vu Room of Bar 32.
In the Southwest, we gathered in lively Las Vegas, Nevada and heard from NCIA Member Scot Rutledge of Argentum Partners, with an update on Nevada’s social consumption campaign efforts.
We also returned to Miami, Florida to connect with current NCIA members as well as many newcomers to the industry.
In Denver, Colorado, we enjoyed a lively turnout of more than 150 attendees on the top floor of the History Colorado Center located in the heart of Denver featuring wrap around glass walls and an outdoor covered terrace with stunning views of the Front Range and downtown skyline. Guests
Thanks to our sponsors for their participation and support of yet another successful quarter of NCIA’s Cannabis Caucuses.
You can access the resources and presentations shared during these events on our website.
Resources & Presentations
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