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Mar 12, 2019
1:00pm – 12:00am
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Mar 13, 2019
12:00pm – 12:00am
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Adam Vine

Company: Cage-Free Cannabis

Cage-Free Cannabis

Megan Stone

Bio: Business Conference Spring 2015, Spring 2016 California Cannabis Association 2017 WestEdge Design Fair … 2017 ShopX! 2016 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit (NCIA) 2017 By Year 2015 IRDC National … Cannabis Association WestEdge NCIA 2018 IRDCProgramming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.
Company: Royal Highness Cannabis Boutique

Royal Highness Cannabis Boutique

Dr Jeff Chen

Bio: into the medical use of cannabis. Jeff is the Founder and Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research … Initiative, one of the first university programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis. Dr. Chen … has spoken on the topic of cannabis at venues ranging from the RAND Corporation and Senator
Company: UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Founder & Executive Director

Amy Mcclintick

Company: Cura Cannabis Solutions

Cura Cannabis Solutions
Chief Expansion Officer

Jess Jessop

Bio: Jess Jessop is CEO at California Cannabis Market, a blockchain-based B2B marketplace … for the cannabis industry. He is a full-stack engineer and project manager with a strong marketing background. His
Company: California Cannabis Market

California Cannabis Market

Elizabeth Nichols

Company: Texas Cannabis Industry Association

Texas Cannabis Industry Association

Ryan Brown

Company: Native Roots Cannabis Co

Native Roots Cannabis Co

Caroline Phillips

Company: National Cannabis Festival

National Cannabis Festival

Eugenio Garcia

Bio: Eugenio Garcia is CEO and founder of Cannabis Now, a media group that offers reliable, compelling … and creative content to today’s cannabis consumer by way of print, digital, broadcast and social … mediums. At Cannabis Now, Garcia is closely involved with the editorial process and manages the sales … , Garcia became interested in the space when consulting in the cannabis industry. Realizing the lack … of a strong and balanced voice for today’s consumer, Cannabis Now became the solution by focusing
Company: Cannabis Now Media

Cannabis Now Media

Biggie Babylon

Description: “Loudpack” can that is sponsored by the legendary cannabis company, Babylon’s Garden. Programming

Hip-Hop / Rap
Hip-Hop / Rap
San Diego, CA

Leafly Lounge Coffee Break

Description: in the Leafly Lounge. Learn more about cannabis, terpenes, and how fits into the global cannabis

Mar 16, 2019
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 602
500 E 4th St.

Amanda Reiman

Bio: Dr. Amanda Reiman is an internationally recognized cannabis expert and public health researcher … . She is the Head of Community Relations for Flow Kana, a cannabis distribution company that works … with small farmers in the Emerald Triangle and the Secretary of the International Cannabis Farmer’s … Association, a non-profit that advocates for research and policies that favor sun grown cannabis … and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years. Also an expert in cannabis policy on the local, national

Flow Kana
VP of Community Relations, Flow Kana; Secretary, Intl Cannabis Farmers Association

Steve DeAngelo

Bio: Steve DeAngelo, a globally recognized cannabis leader, was dubbed “the father of the legal cannabis … of the cannabis reform movement. His most notable business achievements include co-founding the Harborside … Hill Laboratory, the first cannabis analytics company; and the Arc View Group, the first dedicated … cannabis investment network. Most recently he founded, FLRish, Inc., one of California’s largest … vertically integrated cannabis companies. FLRish cultivates, processes, manufactures, distributes

Harborside, Inc.
Chairman Emeritus

Leah Maurer

Bio: in cannabis legalization there, helping found New Approach Oregon and starting a group called Moms for YES … freelance outreach and marketing consulting for cannabis companies and organizations. In 2015, she helped … is a cannabis legalization activist and hopes to see the prohibition of cannabis end on a federal level … , and to see the cannabis conversation normalized across America.

The Weed Blog
Co-Owner & Editorial Lead

Whitney Beatty

Bio: cannabis storage designer that’s spearheading her quickly growing start-up's first financial raise. After … meeting so many like minded cannabis users who lamented the lack of stylish, safe cannabis storage … . The brand seeks to redefine the image of cannabis users who take pride and pleasure in their stash


Dave Daily

Bio: or led the Grav design team to bring over 500 unique top-line products to the cannabis market. Today … Grav has more branded cannabis products in the marketplace than any other cannabis company … a unique perspective on the uncommon challenges of managing logistics for ancillary cannabis products.

Grav Glass Company
CEO - Founder

Keegan Peterson

Bio: recognizing that cannabis businesses were repeatedly being dropped by workforce management vendors … . Wurk, the first workforce management company designed specifically for the cannabis industry, brings … frustrations that cannabis companies face every day. Through his background in HR technology, and his … hands-on experience helping cannabis companies with their compliance issues, Keegan has developed a unique understanding of how to solve these challenges.

CEO & Founder

Jesce Horton

Bio: growing medical cannabis in his home for two elderly patients who were suffering with cancer, pain … and insomnia. After having success in cannabis cultivation, Jesce founded LOWD, a Tier I Dope Cup Award … the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), the first and largest non-profit organization founded … to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients … and experience to make a positive and sustaining impact in the cannabis industry.


Lauren Estevez

Bio: Lauren is a Los Angeles-based attorney advising licensed cannabis industry operators, brands … practicing in the cannabis space since shortly after Proposition 64 was passed in California, and has … completed over 100 cannabis projects with U.S. and international clients. In addition to cannabis … , and in Law360 and she is a regular contributor to cannabis industry conferences. Prior to her career … in cannabis, Lauren graduated from Harvard Law School and worked at an AmLaw100 global law firm

Attorney & Founder

Jillian Tuchman

Bio: in the clinical applications of medical cannabis and is currently conducting research … . In addition to a private practice in New York City, Jillian writes a cannabis column for Miss Grass … and serves as consultant for various cannabis brands, including Clever Leaves, one of the largest … cannabis companies in Colombia, helping to formulate products for both the wellness and pharmaceutical

Work Your Genes
Nutritionist & Dietitian & Reiki Healer

Sumit Mehta

Bio: Sumit Mehta is the Founder and CEO of MAZAKALI, a cannabis investment firm based in San Francisco … cannabis capital. Investors in cannabis since 2014, the MAZAKALI leadership team brings over 150 years … Services Committee (BFSC) for the National Cannabis Industry Association and is a consultant … to The Arcview Group, the largest cannabis focused private investor network in America. Sumit sits on several … cannabis boards, mentors cannabis management teams and advises cannabis private equity transactions


Cy Scott

Bio: Co-founder and CEO of Headset, Inc., bringing data driven insights to the cannabis industry … . Headset helps companies in cannabis succeed by promoting better decision making via market intelligence … into the world’s leading cannabis information resource, a model of a successful ancillary brand in this new … emerging industry. Along with his work at Headset, Cy founded a monthly Cannabis Tech Meetup hosting … cannabis entrepreneurs and technology developers, which has now expanded into multiple regions throughout the US. Cy’s favorite strain is Tangie.

CEO & Co-Founder

Jessica Assaf

Bio: Jessica Assaf is an award-winning cannabis and women's health activist with a Harvard MBA. She … for safer products and conscious consumerism. Jessica is the founder of Cannabis Feminist, a female … -led cannabis community, and the co-founder of Prima, a cbd health and wellness platform. Her work has … in the clean beauty and cannabis industries. [Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]


Mona Zhang

Bio: the cannabis beat. Word on the Tree is a highly respected daily cannabis newsletter that cuts through … of cannabis journalism with a focus on the social justice issues at the center

Word on the Tree

Felicia Carbajal

Bio: got her start in both the LGBTQ liberation movement and the medical cannabis movement in the early … 1990’s. She has worked with countless California patients, caregivers, dispensaries, and cannabis … work in cannabis. Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Smart Pharm Research Group
Community Organizer

Sonia Erika

Bio: Prior to graduating with Harvard’s class of 2016, Sonia Erika, helped co-found the Cannabis … in the legal cannabis/hemp industry. In 2017, Sonia co-founded the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer … . Aside from MRCC, Sonia runs @EatMe.Land, a cannabis femme art tech collective. Her work has been

Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council

Troy Dayton

Bio: fundraiser and lead liaison to the legal cannabis industry. He is a founding board member of the National … Cannabis Industry Association and co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, which is now … by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 7 most powerful people in the cannabis industry. In his spare time, Troy enjoys karaoke and the Burning Man festival.

The ArcView Group

Elizabeth Hogan

Bio: Elizabeth is a co-founder and VP for GCH, a company created to develop and license cannabis … lifestyle brands for legal cannabis markets. She leads brand strategy, communication and marketing … for GCH's portfolio of brands. The first to market is Willie's Reserve, a line of cannabis products inspired

VP Brands & Communication

Nancy Whiteman

Bio: important woman in cannabis by Cannabis Business Executive, up from No. 4 in 2016. Programming

Wana Brands

Swetha Kaul, Phd.

Bio: /IEC 17025 accredited cannabis testing laboratory. Swetha has an MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology … scientific practices required for compliance. As a member of the California Cannabis Industry Association … the general public about the science behind testing procedures and legitimizing the cannabis industry

Chief Scientific Officer

Ashley Manta

Bio: Ashley Manta has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part … " (both in 2018 and 2019) and the 2018 California Cannabis Awards for "Influencer of the Year." She … , and cannabis events like SXSW, High Times Harvest Cup, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, and Cannabis

Coach & Facilitator

Chelsea Leyland

Bio: Co-Director of 'Separating The Strains' documentary Cannabis/ Epilepsy Activist / DJ

Separating the Strains

Kali Wilder

Bio: in the cannabis industry. Founded in 2015 by three cannabis enthusiasts, Co-founder and Chief

EstroHaze Inc.

Ashley Picillo

Bio: Ashley Picillo is the Founder and CEO of Point Seven Group (Point7), an international cannabis … founded and launched TimberDocs, a platform offering compliance and operations products for cannabis … and Business a biographical collection about pioneering women in the cannabis space, which launched

Point Seven Group

Natalie Ginsberg

Bio: Natalie is the Policy & Advocacy Director at MAPS, where she advocates for cannabis … Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, where she helped legalize medical cannabis in her home state … offenses, and as a guidance counselor at Bronx middle school. Natalie is passionate about cannabis

Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies (Maps)
Dir of Policy & Advocacy

Aliza Sherman

Bio: . The formal stuff: CEO of Ellementa, a cannabis startup connecting brands to women and women to better … information about cannabis and CBD. Named by Newsweek magazine as one of the "Top 50 People Who … Kanter. 12th book is "Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature's

Co-founder & CEO

Diana Eberlein

Bio: with consistent dosing and without the taste or smell of cannabis paving the way for the future of cannabis … to cannabis when she relocated from Los Angeles to Seattle in late 2015. Programming descriptions

SōRSE Technology
VP of Mktg

William Hyde

Bio: Will is a cannabis expert at Leafly and host of the "What Are you Smoking" podcast. He's a former … budtender and cultivator with a keen eye for quality cannabis and his finger on the pulse

Sr. Subject Matter Expert

Joshua Kappel

Bio: was one of the drafters of Amendment 64 in Colorado which legalized cannabis for all adults. Joshua … is also a founding board member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, Simplifya, Leafwires

Vicente Sederberg LLC

Jeanne Sullivan

Bio: and legalization of the Cannabis industry. Jeanne is a co-founder of a venture capital firm in NYC … and long- time tech investor and now building the Arcview Venture Fund – to invest in the vibrant cannabis … sector. Many great Unicorns are being created to serve the cannabis industry – a focused investing … or cannabis sector and how to win investors” Named by Business Insider 2018 as one of the “rising … stars” in the cannabis investing landscape, Sullivan is leveraging her tech investing experience

ArcView Group
General Partner

Alfredo Pascual

Bio: on international cannabis markets and regulations. He has an academic background in business and public … policy. Before joining MJBizDaily, he founded Transnational Cannabis, a regulatory consultancy firm

Marijuana Business Daily
International Analyst

Jesse Peters

Bio: for over 11 years. With over 20 years in the cannabis space having and taking Eco Firma Farms from … a private company to a public acquisition in the toughest market in cannabis; Oregon. Having designed … , OR. cultivating indoor cannabis for $189/lb and operating a fully sustainable facility on carbon neutral power

Mantis Growth Investments

Jess Dugan

Bio: Jess Dugan is right hand woman to cannabis industry pioneer, Mara Gordon. She is the Chief … -- our nation's first cannabis investment firm--where she helped facilitate the funding of more than … her to produce and sell-out private retreats designed for cannabis professionals. In 2017, Jess … became the first teacher to expand Ganja Yoga™ -- a cannabis enhanced yoga practice -- into a new

The Oil Plant
Chief of Staff

Sarah Hanlon

Bio: After winning the reality TV game show Big Brother Canada as a vocal cannabis advocate, Sarah has … , podcasts and talk radio to discuss all things cannabis related. Programming descriptions


Nick Jikomes

Bio: scientist, Jikomes is leading efforts in research and data strategy, including partnering with cannabis … testing facilities and producer-processors to incorporate laboratory data on cannabis products

Principal Research Scientist

David Downs

Bio: written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San … Francisco Chronicle, as well as the author of several cannabis books including 'Marijuana Harvest' by Ed

California Bureau Chief

Chris Walsh

Bio: of cannabis. He now helps lead the company and oversees MJBizDaily’s editorial and content team … . Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabis industry analysts by dozens of media outlets

Marijuana Business Daily
Founding Editor & VP

Leafly Lounge

Description: and celebrate the innovations and growth of the cannabis industry. Come join us in our specially created

Mar 14, 2019
11:00am – 6:00pm
Room 602
500 E 4th St.