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Attendees will gain timely information and insights into the world of cannabis and hemp, with presentations on Banking & Investment, Cultivation, Processing, Provisioning, Micro and Event Licensing, Real Estate, Tax Laws and so much more from attorneys and top authorities in the cannabis and hemp industry. Seating is limited so please purchase your ticket in advance here. Exact Times for Presenters will be available soon. Please check back.

THE BUSINESS OF HEMP / 10:00am – 1:00pm

Presented by: To Be Announced

Lunch Break / 12:00pm – 1:00pm

THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Denise A. Pollicella, Esq. Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan 

  1. Intro
    1. What I do and what our firm does in Michigan.
  1. Michigan Marijuana Laws
    1. Brief overview of history
    2. Brief overview of Michigan’s 4 distinct laws
      1. MMMA – Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (2008)
      2. MMFLA – Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (2016)
  • MRTMA (Prop 1) – Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (2018)
  1. Michigan Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act – 2014, amended in 2018
  • Marijuana as a profit-making venture
    1. Unregulated private conduct (MMFLA)
      1. What the MMMA permits caregivers to do to make a profit
      2. What MRTMA does not allow
    2. Regulated Licensed businesses
      1. Why creating a licensed marijuana business matters
      2. Licensed medical marijuana facilities
        1. Growing, processing, provisioning, testing and transport
  • Licensed recreational adult use marijuana facilities
  1. Where to begin
    1. Making a business plan, and why it is an essential step everybody skips
    2. Picking a name brand; why it is important and creating value
    3. Capitalization and Geography: your two keys to a successful business
    4. Municipalities, opting in and MRTMA v. MMFLA permitting
    5. The state licensing process
      1. Qualifications; timeline; costs
  1. Pros and cons of the different license types
    1. Cost
    2. Tax Treatment
    3. Geography
  1. Ownership
    1. Structuring
    2. Corporations vs. LLC’s
      1. Why LLC’s are the preferred vehicle
      2. Operating Agreements and why they are crucial
    3. Adding partners
    4. Marijuana is always in motion: preparing for acquisition or growth
  • It is a BUSINESS people.
    1. Employees and employment matters
    2. Lawyers and accountants: why you actually need us
    3. Compliance
    4. Risk and Risk Management
    5. Banking
    6. COVID-19
  • Marijuana is always in motion:
    1. Expansion
      1. Why you must immediately create new prequalified companies
    2. Scaling up and fully integrating
    3. Acquisition
      1. The elements of an attractive pitch deck

MICRO-BUSINESS and EVENT LICENSING

Scott F. Roberts, Esq. Scott Roberts Law

  • Microbusiness License
    1. State Rules and Requirements
    2. Licensing
    3. Consumption Lounges and other Ancillary Opportunities
  • Event Licensing
    1. State Rules and Requirements
    2. Licensing
    3. Opportunities
  • Overcoming Municipal Bottlenecks
    1. Lobbying
    2. Petitioning the Municipality

Denise Pollicella, Esq

THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS 


Scott F. Roberts, Esq.

MICRO-BUSINESS and EVENT LICENSING

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Attendees will gain valuable information into the world of Home Grown Cannabis with demonstrations on Hydroponics and Soil, Cloning, Genetics, Safe Extraction, CBD vs THC and Personal Treatment from top Industry Professionals.

 

BREEDING  and GENETICS

DJ Short

1. How did I come up with the ‘Blueberry’?
2. What is good herb? What are my selective processes?
3. The 5 (plus 1) objective variables to use when testing herb:
A. Onset
B. Duration
C. Ceiling
D. Tolerance Threshold, ‘burnout’
E. Shelf life
F. (Plus 1) Potency
4. Indica verses Sativa, the differences and exceptions to the rule.
5. Light cycle: 13 hours on (light) and 11 hours off (dark)
6. Environmental triggers:
7. Selection techniques and breeding.
8. Rejuvenation techniques for keeping clone-parent stock healthy over time.

TREATING YOURSELF WITH CANNABIS

Dawn Ann

METHODS OF GROWING CANNABIS – HYDROPONICS and SOIL

Speaker to be Announced

SAFE IN-HOME EXTRACTION METHODS

Speaker to be Announced


DJ Short

BREEDING  and GENETICS


Dawn Ann

TREATING YOURSELF WITH CANNABIS