CONFERENCE MASTER OF CEREMONIES
AUTHOR • CANNABIS EDITOR, LEAFLY
AUTHOR • TELEVISION PERSONALITY • CANNABIS ACTIVIST
PARTNER, DENTONS HEAD OF EUROPEAN CANNABIS GROUP
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL HEMP ASSOCIATION (EIHA)
Germany is home to one of the largest legal cannabis markets on earth. Germany's industry is young, however, it is growing at a rapid pace. Attorney Kai Friedrich-Niermann, co-founder of the International Cannabis Bar Association and the German Patient Roundtable, will provide an update on current German cannabis policy, how the industry is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, as well as discuss what chances Germany and the rest of Europe have to legalize cannabis for adult use in the near future.
FOUNDER AND LAWYER, KFN+
ACTOR • COMEDIAN • MUSICIAN • TOMMY CHONGS CANNABIS
4-time NBA champion John Salley is a true expert when it comes to adaptation. In addition to winning championships with multiple teams in multiple decades in the NBA, John Salley is also an actor, television host, an activist for several worthy causes, vegan, and cannabis entrepreneur. Salley will share his abundant wisdom regarding the creation of effective strategies in a constantly evolving industry.
NBA CHAMPION • ACTOR • ENTREPRENEUR • CO-FOUNDER OF DEUCES22 PREMIUM BRANDS
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TSX & TSXV. EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
National Cannabis Industry Association co-founder and executive director Aaron Smith will provide an overview of the cannabis industry's efforts to reform cannabis laws in the U.S. and discuss the major hurdles and issues facing the emerging cannabis industry. Aaron Smith will also discuss the cannabis industry's outlook in the age of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
COMEDIAN • MARIJUANA RIGHTS ADVOCATE
CEO, 3C CONSULTING & CEO, MULTIVERSE CAPITAL
CEO MAGNOLIA WELLNESS • PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT OAKSTERDAM UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURE, SHELTER
DJ Muggs is a true pioneer of cannabis culture and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Muggs has been a long-time supporter of cannabis legalization and as part of the legendary hip hop group Cypress Hill, he has made amazing music for the cannabis community well before being pro-cannabis was easy and popular in the entertainment world.
DJ • PRODUCER • CHIEF BRAND STRATEGY OFFICER AT BHANG
Canada was the second country to legalize cannabis for adult use, and the first G-7 nation to do so. Canada was already home to a robust medical cannabis industry when adult-use legalization was implemented and fusing the two industry sectors has resulted in mixed results. The Granddaddy of Canadian cannabis policy reform, John W. Conroy QC of Conroy & Company will discuss what is working in Canada and what is not, along with recommendations for how to improve Canada's current cannabis policy.
PRINCIPAL CONROY & COMPANY
A cannabis reform revolution is sweeping across South America, which in the process is creating opportunities for members of the emerging cannabis industry. Simón Pablo Espinosa, CEO of En Volá, will provide a South America cannabis policy overview, discuss current opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs on the continent, and consumer trends.
CEO, EN VOLÁ CANNABIS HUB
Prolific author, world-renowned cultivation expert, and cannabis activist Ed Rosenthal has dedicated his life to the cannabis plant. Whether it's cultivating cannabis, writing about cannabis, or fighting for cannabis reform, Rosenthal is a true cannabis champion. Ed Rosenthal will lead this symposium break and share stories about being on the front lines of cannabis reform for multiple decades, as well as other stories from his adventures in cannabis.
GURU OF GANJA