Advance 360 Cannabis Insider Live

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ADVANCE 360 CANNABIS INSIDER VIRTUAL EVENT

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Cannabis and COVID-19:
Where Does America Go From Here?

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Advance 360 Cannabis Insider is going
virtual with a special 2-hour ​live event

May 13, 1pm EST / 10am PST

Advance 360 Cannabis Insider Live Online presented by Duane Morris LLP and hosted by NJ Cannabis Insider editor Justin Zaremba, is a highly focused, information-driven talk designed to engage audiences about the most pressing concerns and challenges communities face as the state and federal government navigate the Covid-19 crisis.

News remains fluid day by day in these uncertain times. That said, there has been some progress in the cannabis space out of sheer necessity: curbside pickup and home delivery in some markets to aid medical marijuana patients. A renewed call to allow patients to grow their own weed and telemedicine are also at the forefront of possible changes, especially as the country remains in lockdown. Research for medical cannabis applications, lab testing for reliable and quality medicine and CBD and a resurgent hemp industry are also making strides, despite a stalled economy.​

Can a federally legal cannabis industry help rescue the economy as we enter into what might be one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression? Some analysts believe it will be similar to the way the end of alcohol prohibition boosted the country’s economy at the end of the Great Depression.​

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FEATURED SPEAKER

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EARL BLUMENAUER

UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN

Rep. Earl Blumenauer represents Oregon’s third congressional district and is a leading advocate for cannabis policy reform in the House of Representatives and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) just introduced the Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act in the House of Representatives. This critical legislation would allow legal cannabis businesses to access disaster relief loans and other programs available during the COVID-19 crisis.

NEW! Registered attendees will gain access to a closed forum for continued conversation and networking with panelists, sponsors, and other industry professionals from coast-to-coast.

KICKOFF DATE

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1 – 3pm EST / 10am – 12pm PST

SPEAKER LINEUP

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Karen O'Keefe

Director of state policies for Marijuana Policy Project

In her current role, she manages’s MPP’s grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in many state legislatures. O’Keefe played a significant role in MPP’s medical marijuana campaigns in Montana in 2004 and Rhode Island in 2006, and has managed MPP’s state legislative department during the legalization campaigns in Vermont and Illinois.

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Chris Melillo

Senior vice president of retail operations for Curaleaf

Chris is currently tasked with spearheading the company’s dispensary expansion rollout and establishing a consistent customer experience for retail stores across the U.S. He previously served as senior director of stores in North America for Nike, and as vice president of stores for DTLR/Villa, a leading footwear and apparel retailer.

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Katie Neer

Director of government affairs for Acreage Holdings

Katie Neer is the director of government affairs for Acreage Holdings, a multi-state cannabis operator. Neer focuses on state regulatory and legislative issues facing the cannabis industry.  Prior to her role with Acreage Holdings, Neer practiced law and formerly served as the assistant secretary for general government and financial services in the New York State Governor’s Office.

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Paul Josephson

Duane Morris

Paul is a constitutional and regulatory litigator who advises CEOs, elected officials, and agency heads on a broad spectrum of matters involving significant public interests or highly regulated by government agencies. He currently represents the alternative treatment center, GTI-NJ, as well as the Gateway Program Development Corporation on the $13 billion Hudson Rail Tunnel project.

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EARL BLUMENAUER

UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN

Rep. Earl Blumenauer represents Oregon’s third congressional district and is a leading advocate for cannabis policy reform in the House of Representatives and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) just introduced the Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act in the House of Representatives. This critical legislation would allow legal cannabis businesses to access disaster relief loans and other programs available during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Joy Beckerman

Hemp Ace International

Beckerman is founder of Hemp Ace International, which provides consulting, legal support and expert witness testimony. She was the regulatory officer and industry liaison for Elixinol. A senior advisor to Colorado Hemp Works, she also is an executive at the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and the U.S. Hemp Authority.

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Imani Dawson

Minorities for Medical Marijuana

Dawson serves as the vice president and managing partner of MJM Strategy, a minority-led strategic consulting group for the cannabis industry, as the founder and president for Tribe Called Curl Media and as communications director for Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

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Steve Hoffman

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Hoffman, the chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, has an extensive background in business and finance having served as a senior executive in the management consulting and technology industries. Most recently, he was the CEO of two venture capital backed start-ups: ThinkFire and Exchange Solutions.

EVENT SPONSORS

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Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges.

Duane Morris attorneys represent businesses and individuals at every level of the cannabis supply chain. Our clients include state-licensed adult-use marijuana, medical marijuana and hemp cultivators, processors, distributors and dispensaries, whether vertically integrated or operating as standalone businesses, as well as investors in those businesses. We also represent the full range of business vendors that supply their products and services to the cannabis industry, such as raw materials, technology, advertising, social media, consumption products and security companies. We have advised a wide variety of non-cannabis companies, including traditional consumer goods companies, real estate developers, insurance companies, banks, media companies, government contractors, broker-dealers, and private equity and venture capital funds in evaluating the regulatory and business considerations pertinent to entering into the cannabis space.

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Adaptive HR, One Vendor. One Relationship.

The only thing more difficult than running your own HR infrastructure is coordinating different HR services from multiple providers. Only AdaptiveHR combines the broad capabilities and deep industry expertise required to be your single, dedicated HR partner – the one partner you work with, and the one number you call.

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American International College (AIC) is a private, coeducational, nonprofit institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Spanning a variety of fields including business, psychology, education, and health sciences, AIC offers graduate degrees that make a difference. For over sixty years, our programs have helped students achieve personal goals, make significant professional progress, and effect meaningful change.

The Master of Science in Cannabis Science and Commerce is a fully online program designed for students interested in a career in the cannabis industry. Graduates will leave AIC with a demonstrated understanding of the business, legal and scientific aspects of the cannabis industry. Coursework is designed to accommodate students of any academic background, and faculty are dedicated to teaching interesting courses accessible to all students, regardless of academic background.

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Valley Wellness works to provide accessible job training and education for New Jersey’s medical cannabis industry. Offered completely online in partnership with Raritan Valley Community College, enrollment is open to the public. The course consists of 15 hours of instruction by presenters with experience in the industry. Each night of the course spearheads a different topic: laws and regulations specific to New Jersey medical cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, basics of plant physiology, manufactured products available and how they are made, dosing, administration and the specifics of working in a medical dispensary. Join us this June and check back for Fall 2020 dates.

New Jersey Specific Medical Cannabis Training Class Monday nights, June 1-29, 6-9pm on Zoom.

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Put your brand in front of cannabis industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

Advance 360 Cannabis Insider Live events attract hundreds of attendees representing industries across the cannabis landscape including law, real estate, manufacturing, marketing, and employment.​

Sponsors have the opportunity to build brand awareness, drive leads and leverage their sponsorship affiliation through a fully integrated marketing program, including event activation and media.​

Sponsor engagement lives on long after the event through private event forums where attendees, panelists and sponsors can continue the conversation and promote their services.

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