ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lori Ajax, Chief of California's Bureau of Cannabis Control, will deliver opening remarks for Day Two of the National Cannabis Industry Association's California Cannabis Business Conference, taking place October 22 and 23 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
Chief Ajax's opening session, "Regulating Cannabis in the Golden State," will take place at 10am on October 23 and provide an essential evaluation of California's successes and challenges in rolling out its first ten months of legal adult-use cannabis sales.
Hosted by the industry's largest trade association, NCIA's California Cannabis Business Conference is the most influential cannabis business event in the state, expected to draw 3,000 industry professionals to Anaheim for two days of in-depth focus on the world's largest adult-use cannabis market. The first year of California's adult-use industry has been tumultuous, and the conference is an unmatched opportunity for business leaders, investors, policy makers, and media to assess the present and plan for the future in the Golden State.
Following Chief Ajax's remarks, musician and activist Melissa Etheridge and cannabis pioneer Steve DeAngelo will take the conference stage at 10:30am to discuss "The Cultural Shift: The Mainstreaming of Cannabis Through Arts and Entertainment."
Day One of the conference (October 22) will feature a keynote by two cannabis policy leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives - Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Congressmen Correa and Rohrabacher will highlight California's critical role in policy change across the country in a discussion titled, "So Goes California, So Goes the Nation: A Federal Perspective."
In addition to the main stage programming, the California Cannabis Business Conference will feature more than 100 industry experts sharing their knowledge in six subject matter tracks:
- Distribution, Retail, and Delivery
- Cultivation and Manufacturing
- Local Licensing
- Industry and Political Forecasting
- The Future Is Now, including intellectual property protection, compliance, and data security
- Emerging Topics, including financing cannabis businesses and building industry diversity
The full agenda can be seen here. Registration for the California Cannabis Business Conference is now open. Prices will increase after September 27, 2018. For more information on attending or to register for passes, please visit CaliforniaCannabisBusinessConference.com or call (888) 409-4418.
A limited number of press passes for the 2018 California Cannabis Business Conference are available to credentialed members of the media. More information about eligibility and applying for a press pass can be found here.
Representing nearly 2,000 member-businesses and tens of thousands of cannabis professionals, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is leading the charge to protect legal cannabis businesses, defend our state laws, and advance federal policy reforms. Successful businesses are joining NCIA every day to become stronger, smarter, and more prosperous by working together to defend and expand the responsible cannabis industry.
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SOURCE National Cannabis Industry Association