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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

 

FRIDAY JUNE 4TH 12pm – 6:30pm OR SATURDAY JUNE 5TH 10am – 5:30pm

THE BUSINESS OF HEMP – Friday 12pm-2pm / Sat 10am-12pm

Presented by: D. Patrick Meachum, Pure iHemp Association 

  • Federal Rescheduling Hemp and What That Means for Business
  • Michigan Hemp Laws and Licensing
  • The Best Way to Maximize Your Crop
  • The Difference Between Nutritional and Industrial Hemp
  • Return on Investment
  • Risk and Roadblocks
  • Where to Begin
  • Resources

Lunch Break / 12:00pm – 1:00pm Saturday Only

THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS – Friday 2pm-4pm / Sat 1pm-3pm

Denise A. Pollicella, Esq. Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan (This section is a Prerecorded Presentation)

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

MICRO-BUSINESS, EVENT LICENSING & EXIT STRATEGIES – Fri 4pm-6pm / Sat 3pm-5pm 

Scott F. Roberts, Esq. Scott Roberts Law 

  • Microbusiness License
  • State Rules and Requirements
  • Licensing
  • Consumption Lounges and other Ancillary Opportunities
  • Event Licensing
  • State Rules and Requirements
  • Licensing
  • Opportunities
  • Overcoming Municipal Bottlenecks
  • Lobbying
  • Petitioning the Municipality
  • Exit Strategies in Cannabis

ACCOUNTING FOR CANNABIS  BUSINESSES – Fri 6pm-6:30pm / Sat 5pm-5:30pm 

Kaleb Grapp, CPA, Grapp Lerash


Denise Pollicella, Esq

THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS 


Scott F. Roberts, Esq.

MICRO-BUSINESS and EVENT LICENSING


D. Patrick Meachum

THE BUSINESS OF HEMP

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

10:00am – CANNABIS &  TAXES FOR CAREGIVERS – Kaleb Grapp CPA, Grapp Lerash

11:00am – ASSET MANAGEMENT – Angelica Maria Lopez, Trivelloni Asset Management

12:00pm – 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.

2:00pm – TREATING YOURSELF WITH CANNABIS – Dawn Ann, First Light Healing Way

2:30pm – UNDERSTANDING CANNABIS FOR CHILDREN – Amie Carter, More Than Hope

3:00pm – CBD FOR SEXUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS –  Peter Boehm, Health Elevate

3:30pm – HOME GROWN CANNABIS / HYDROPONICS  VS SOIL – Jerry Dababneh, HomeGrown Pros, Inc

4:30pm –  OVERVIEW OF GROWING LEGAL HEMP D. Patrick Meachum, Pure iHemp

5:00pm –  OPERATING A LICENSED CANNABIS GROW – Will Bowden, Grasshopper Farms

5:30pm – CMR SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY – Dave Philbrook, NexPure Water


DJ Short

BREEDING  and GENETICS


Dawn Ann

TREATING YOURSELF WITH CANNABIS