Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm

Medical v.s Recreational

What will Recreational cannabis look like in the State of Connecticut. How will this change affect medial patients both in the short term and long term. What are the pros and cons of becoming and staying a patient?

BRIAN ESSENTER
DR. UZMA ZAKIR
Kebra Smith

Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Cannabis For Women’s Health

During National Women’s Health month, this session will discuss some of the health challenges that women face, why cannabis is effective in helping to resolve these challenges, and the many ways women can add cannabis to their wellness routine.

Takisha Carter

Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

We CANN grow: Being BIPOC in Cannabis

A panel of Cannabis entrepreneurs that range the entire color spectrum and rainbow of Connecticut’s growing cannabis landscape.

Luis Vega III

Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Perdictions for CT Rec

In this session, Declan will talk about what CT got right when creating the state’s adult recreational cannabis policy, and how that will help the state moving forward. He will also discuss current issues concerning business licensing and how to keep the process moving forward while keeping social equity on the forefront.

Declan Binninger

Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

“Decriminalization policymaking at the state level: ‘How much racism do we get to keep?’

The answer is: a lot, if we have yet to release the incarcerated cannabis prisoners, if we allow corporate-backed decriminalization, and extortionist fees and barriers to allow equity access to the new canna-economy. Mistakes and triumphs of a legislature taking up decriminalization and legalization of adult-use cannabis: Cautionary CT tale

Anne Hughes

Erin Gorman Kirk, Esquire

Robin Porter

David Michel

Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Uconn Cannabis Education/Research

Providing scientific-based education for the cannabis industry is needed. The goal is to take plant science-based information and connect it to the production of cannabis.   Explore the reasons behind how and why a cannabis plant produces cannabinoids and terpenes. Research presented on furthering the understanding of the cannabinoid biosynthetic pathway and the signals involved.

Matthew Debacco

Lauren Sands

Saturday – Room 1

Saturday 5:00pm – 6:00pm

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cannabis Marketing

SEO is still the best way to organically grow your cannabis business. After years working in the industry, we have learned what to do and what not to do. This is a very actionable training that will help your business.

Max Juhasz

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm

Extraordinary Results with Quality Medical Marijuana Treatment, for Patients and Referring Doctors

Sharing positive results of 6 years following MM patients, routine, extraordinary and unexpected. Geared for interested Patients as well as referring physicians looking to learn for their patients.
Understanding certification for CT’s MMP.

Dr. Stephen Brown

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Growing cannabis in the home garden

Growing cannabis in the home garden will cover how to add cannabis to your existing outdoor garden in New England, or start an outdoor garden as well as setting up an indoor growing space.

Corey Finke

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 1:00pm -2:00pm

State of current and future cannabis endeavors in CT

A history of cannabis plant and how markets have changed leading up to today. Followed by an explanation an assessment of current CT cannabis markets. What new frontiers in cannabis markets textile production development, composting, bee keeping, organic cultivations, bioremediations. The dangers for oncoming cannabis business and what I have learned work and doesn’t inside facilities.

RYAN vassar

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 2:00pm -3:00pm

Rock Solid Audit Trail

Why keeping rock solid books will help keep the owners worry-free from having to deal with IRS issues. We will discuss 280e as well as COGS

Matthew McCarthy

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 3:00pm -4:00pm

Protection of Assets and Safety in Cannabis-Related Facilities

Understanding Life Safety Risks
Current Codes and Standards -Local, National, Specific, Generic, Future – NFPA 420
Risks Specific to Growing, Processing, Extraction, Distribution, Consumption – Mitigation of Risks
Code vs Performance
Security

George Magyar

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 4:00pm -5:00pm

Cannabis Staffing

Let’s take a dive into the ever-growing cannabis job market. Who is hiring? What are the qualifications? What types of jobs are available? How can my cannabis company find the best candidates? We will cover the grow room, showroom, and board room!

Joseph Stalsworth

Saturday – Room 2

Saturday 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Cannabis as Medicine: Patient Success Stories and Key Learnings

This presentation will explore real life case studies that exemplify the scope of cannabis therapeutics. Uzma will combine current cannabinoid research and her own experience as a pharmacist treating patients with cannabis since 2015. Each case study will be explained as follows: health condition, co-morbid conditions, pharmaceutical medication list, current symptoms & patient goals, quality of life markers, endocannabinoid system in that disease state and current cannabinoid research, cannabinoid regimen, and patient outcomes. Uzma honors the sacred cannabis plant and has an intuitive insight into her patients’ emotional and social needs and has successfully guided hundreds of patients to meet their goals.

Dr. Uzma Zakir

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm

PTSD: Things They Don’t Tell You and Why Cannabis Works So Well

Information and education about PTSD causes, symptoms, and treatments. Ways to cope with the stigma of cannabis use as well as mental health in general.

Erin Doolittle

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Elevating Cannabis Through Female Forward Branding

Rebelle founder, Charlotte Hanna speaks on her unique female inspired branding, balancing femininity and mass appeal, and how this direction strategically elevates the brand by serving one of the industries fastest growing segments, women.

Charlotte Hanna

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Develop a Culture of Diversity Equity and inclusion and implement it in your cannabis workplace and more importantly have an impact in the local economy.

Adriana Vaccaro

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cannabis Licensing and Implementation

A review of license types in CT, limitations of license types, social equity licensing, entity structure, 208E and operational efficiencies.

Michael McQueeny

Dylan Lowery

BRIAN SILVA

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Terps

In this session, we will be discussing terpenes and their place in the industry. Addressing some of the past problems of unnecessary cutting agents, and inferior products as well as some of the health benefits of terpenes &how they improve your products

Michael Brown

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Red Pill – Blue Pill

How to get the f*&ck out of your own way……..learn how to remove the roadblocks to success in your life.

Mark Worster

Saturday – Room 3

Saturday 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Hemp’s History, Present, and Future

Hemp’s history is explored as are its current uses for building materials, food, fuel, plastic and body care products. Attendees will learn what they can do to help hemp reach its full potential as an environmentally friendly and profitable crop.

John Dvorak

Sunday – Room 1

Sunday 11:00am – 12:00pm

Roll, Package, Brand

Learn from industry specialists how to take your products from seed to market. Packaging options, marketing best practices. How to avoid legal and compliance issues. Overall brand development in Connecticut’s emerging Cannabis market. Learn some of Connecticut’s best opportunities for new entrepreneurs.

Max Juhasz

Ann Brum

Stephen Barmore

ADAM SHAPIRO

Sunday – Room 1

Sunday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What to Do (and Not to Do) When Applying for a Connecticut Cannabis Business License 

Is your business ready for cannabis business licensing in CT? This session will help get you on the path to success by providing helpful cannabis license application tips and examples of common mistakes made by applicants in new cannabis markets. Whether you’ve already applied or are thinking of applying for a license in Connecticut, the journey has just begun.

Michelle Bodian

Sunday – Room 1

Sunday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

MMP (Medical Marijuana Patients)

Past, present, and future medical cannabis patients can learn everything there is to know about Connecticut medical cannabis. Three of the area’s leading experts walk you through a Q&A session to help better understand the benefits of medical cannabis. Talk to Connecticut leading professional on if medical cannabis is the right choice for you.

BRIAN ESSENTER

Dr. Uzma Zakir

Erin Doolittle

Sunday – Room 1

Sunday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

(‘CT: discouraging economic equity since 1662- CT policymakers taking on Land of Steady Racism in the opening of the state’s Canna economy)

Learn about the REAL equity access to the cannabis economy (currently dominated by the big MSO operators through legislative loopholes), and the reverberating impact of decriminalization of the plant.

Erin Gorman Kirk, Esquire

Robin Porter

Anne Hughes

David Michel

Declan Binninger

Sunday – Room 1

Sunday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Growing Success

If you’ve been wanting to grow your own cannabis this is “The can’t miss lecture.” Two of the area’s top professionals in both indoor and outdoor cultivation techniques. If you have questions, they have answers. Lighting, genetics, feeding schedules, troubleshooting nutrient deficiencies and so much more. Get your crash course in how to set your grow up for success

Corey Finke

RYAN vassar

Sunday – Room 1

Sunday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Women Equity in Cannabis

Learn how Cannabis is empowering women to take on leadership roles in the cannabis space. What opportunities are available for women. How cannabis differs from other businesses as it relates to women’s equity. Learn how you can get involved in this rapidly expanding market.

Takisha Carter

Erin Doolittle

Adriana Vaccaro

Kebra Smith