California Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax

Riverside County DA

Michael Hestrin

Adrian Sedlin

CEO, Canndescent

Hosted By

In Collaboration

With

CA State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA

Steve DeAngelo

Co-Founder, Harborside

June 24-25, 2019

Fantasy Springs Casino

NFL All-Star Athlete

Kyle Turley

 

SHARE GREAT IDEAS & SPARK NEW ONES

Join us at Coachella’s SoCal Cannabis Summit hosted by the City of Coachella where leaders in

government and business will unite to shape the future of cannabis policy, share best practices and

unveil new opportunities in California’s emerging cultivation hot spot.

The Summit will kick-off with a Cultivation & Dispensary Bus Tour of the Coachella Valley followed by a opening night networking reception. Day 2 of the Summit will feature interactive sessions, keynote presentations and panel discussions from top regulators and cannabis industry leaders.

The Summit will also feature a business-to-business expo showcasing the latest products and services in the cannabis industry that will be free to the public to attend.

Forge new partnerships, learn about current trends and discover new opportunities at Coachella’s SoCal Cannabis Summit. Click below to learn more about registration, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. 

Schedule of Events

MONDAY, JUNE 24th 

CULTIVATION & DISPENSARY BUS TOUR

9:30am to 4:00pm

Fantasy Springs Casino Special Events Center

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Get a rare behind the scenes look at the wide array of cultivation, dispensary, manufacturing, and lounge facilities throughout the Coachella Valley and learn about some of the new areas of opportunity on the horizon! Tour includes lunch. Attendees must be 21 years old and present valid State ID, Drivers License or Passport on the day of the tour to access facilities on the tour. Bus Tour ticket does not include the Summit (separate ticket).  

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FREE EVENT: COMPLIANCE AFTER LICENSING

2:00pm to 4:00pm

City of Coachella Public Library

How to Stay in Compliance as a California Cannabusiness: Learn the information you need to navigate issues relating to business registration, taxes, insurance, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, and labor protections.  At this panel you can acquire free resources and consult with specialists and from the Secretary of State, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Compensation Insurance Fund, CAL/OSHA, and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Open to the public, Summit ticket not required.

  • Employment Development Department (EDD), Linda Medina and Maria Monge

  • Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Lila Fedler

  • Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA , Juan Calderon and Gilbert Martinez

  • Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB), Ed Blanco

  • State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), Nancy Terrill

  • Secretary of State (SOS), Janelle Callahan

WELCOME RECEPTION

5:30pm to 7:30pm

City of Coachella Public Library

Sponsored by

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Network with industry leaders while enjoying Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (sorry no cannabis). Ticket to the Bus Tour and/or Summit is required to attend the reception.  

TUESDAY, JUNE 25th 

SUMMIT

8:00am to 6:00pm

Fantasy Springs Casino Resort Special Event Center

Registration | 8:00am to 9:00am

(includes light breakfast & exhibit hall open)

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Program | 9:00am to 4:00pm

(includes lunch) 

Networking & Cocktails | 4:00pm to 6:00pm

EXHBIT HALL

8:00am to 6:00pm

FREE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

SUMMIT PROGRAM

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am 

Registration & Networking

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Conference Opening Remarks - Morning Master of Ceremonies

  • Leandra Romero, Producer, Reporter & Host

 

9:05 am – 9:10 am

Welcome to the Coachella Valley & Fantasy Springs Casino Resort 

  • Paul MacKey, Executive Director, Cabazon Agricultural Commission

9:10 am – 9:20 am

Welcome to the City of Coachella

  • Hon. Steven Hernandez, Mayor, City of Coachella

9:25 am – 10:15 am

The State of Cannabis in the Coachella Valley

Regional status updates, future vision, and current issues.

  • Hon. Steven Hernandez, Mayor, City of Coachella

  • Hon. Scott Matas, Mayor, City of Desert Hot Springs

  • Hon. Geoff Kors, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palm Springs

  • Hon. Sabby Jonathan, Councilmember, City of Palm Desert

  • Charlie McClendon, City Manager, City of Cathedral City

 

Moderated by:

 

Jocelyn Kane, Vice President, Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN)

10:15 am – 10:35 am

Enforcement of the Illegal Cannabis Market in Riverside County

  • Hon. Michael Hestrin, District Attorney, County of Riverside

 

10:35 am – 10:50 am

Networking Break

 

10:50 am – 10:55 am

Welcome Back & Updates from the California Employment Development Department

  • Patrick Henning, Director, California Employment Development Department

11:00 am – 11:15 am

The State of the Cannabis Industry in California

  • Lori Ajax, Chief, California Bureau of Cannabis Control

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Compliance & Licensing

  • Lori Ajax, Chief, California Bureau of Cannabis Control

  • Richard Parrott, Director, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, California Department of Food and Agriculture

  • Christina Dempsey, Education & Outreach Manager, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, California Department of Public Health

  • Adrian Sedlin, CEO, Canndescent

  • Lesa Slaughter, Esq., Slaughter Law Group 

  • Robert Van Roo, Co-Founder, PS Safe Access

Moderated by: 

 

Greta Carter, Founder, Highroad Consulting

 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

 

1:00 pm

Welcome Back - Afternoon Master of Ceremonies

  • Andrew DeAngelo, Co-Founder, Harborside

 

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm

California Cannabis Legislative Update  

  • Josh Drayton, Communication & Outreach Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

1:15 pm – 1:20 pm

California State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (invited)

 

1:25 pm – 1:45 pm

Cannabis Banking & Taxation

  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA

1:45 pm – 2:05 pm

The Future of Cannabis

  • Steve DeAngelo, Chairman Emeritus, Harborside / FLRish Inc.

2:10 pm – 2:25 pm

Investor Insights on the Cannabis Industry

  • Joyce Cenali, Parter & COO, Big Rock Partners, LLC

2:30 pm – 3:40 pm

Meeting the Challenge: Energy, Water & Sustainability | Advertising | Finance & Insurance | Cultivation, Testing & Manufacturing 

  • Kenny Dickerson, CEO, EcoMaster Corporation & Coachillin’ Holdings, LLC

  • Barbara Bee, Resource & Performance Management Advisor, T&D Distribution Engineering, Southern California Edison

  • Jamie Asbury, Deputy Manager, IID Energy Department

  • Lindsay Grant, Director of Sales, The Desert Sun | LOCALiQ, Part of the USA Today Network

  • Greg Baldwin, President, Matrix Insurance & Benefits Solutions, Inc. 

  • Greg Barton, President, barton CPA

  • Daniel Witt, President, Sonoma Lab Works

  • Mike Kelly, Partner, Falcon Brands

 

Moderator: Joe Wallace, CEO, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm 

Opioids to Oils: Treating Pain & Seizers with Cannabis

  • Kyle Turley, Founder, Neuro XPF, NFL All-Star Athlete

 

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cocktails & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

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SUMMIT SPONSORS

PLATINUM

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WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR

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BREAKFAST SPONSOR

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BUS TOUR SPONSOR

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ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS & MEDIA PARTNERS

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EXHIBITORS

LODGING & DIRECTIONS

FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER

84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, CA 92203

Lodging is available at the Fantasy Springs Casino at a special group rate of $114/night.

Please call (760) 342-5000

 

CONTACT US

Josh Zipperman

Burke Rix Communications

(760) 327-9708 x24