ELEVATE Northeast is proud to partner with Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine in the creation of a first-of-its-kind cannabis event to be held on the Cape: CANNABIZ: The Business of Marijuana. The goal of this afternoon summit is to provide entrepreneurs, business owners and the “canna-curious” with knowledge, tools and insights about the state of cannabis and related business opportunities in the Commonwealth. Experts from various corners of the Massachusetts cannabis industry will share their knowledge and best practices to help attendees understand the current law and regulations, build a successful cannabis entity, and support those shaping local regulations and creating new cannabis-related businesses and jobs locally. Regardless of how you voted on Question 4 in 2016, the now-legal cannabis industry in Massachusetts is a freight train coming down the tracks and every business needs to prepare for the opportunities and roadblocks ahead as best they can.
Master of Ceremonies Welcome – Beth Waterfall President, Beth Waterfall Creative and Executive Director ELEVATE NE
Opening Comments – Wendy Northcross – CEO Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
“Establishing the Perspective” with Commissioner Shaleen Title, The Massachusetts Cannabis Commission
Commissioner Title will share the status of the current law, where are we in the process, and what is on the horizon that may impact the business community.
“The Entrepreneurs Panel”
Panel Moderator: Beth Waterfall
Learn from pioneering entrepreneurs who have made the decision to pursue the cannabis industry from the ground floor and get an understanding of what the nation’s first cannabis business accelerator program is all about.
Aja N. Atwood, CEO and Co-Founder Trella
Michael Dundas – Chief Executive Officer, Sira Naturals
Laura Boehner – Founder, The Healing Rose
Tim McNamara – Principle, Holistic Health Group
“The Business of Medical Marijuana”
Kevin O’Reilly – COO -Triple M
Keith Tibbetts – Director of Extraction & Processing
Research has shown legitimate medical uses for marijuana and substantial reasons to continue studying the drug’s medicinal uses. Learn about the importance and enduring significance of RMDs in Massachusetts’s evolving cannabis economy from an executive at Cape Cod’s first medical dispensary.
“The Economic Outlook”
Mitzi Hollenbeck – Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Adam Fine – Partner, Vicente Sederberg
Two of the most experienced and in-demand legal and financial resources the Commonwealth has to offer will provide an overview of the cannabis business license types and share the economic indicators and drivers that are key to having a smart, sound and controlled business process.