Agenda

Session 1  |  Government & Policy
A History of Failed Legislation 

10:00AM

Welcome to the District of Columbia
Agenda

DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau
Ward 1

10:05AM

Intro to BUDS
Agenda

Brandon L. Wyatt
Game Changer

10:10AM

The Untold History of Cannabis 101
Agenda

Bill English
Wellness Coach/Educator – 37Tons

10:15AM

Politics 101: Think Globally Act Locally
Agenda

Rick Simpson
Rick Simpson Oil

10:30AM

DC: The 51 foot Joint Story
Agenda

Adam Edinger
DCMJ, Founder

10:45AM

Recent Legal Rulings: Medical Necessity & Qualifying Conditions
Agenda

Judge Shelli Hayes
Former Illinois Judge

11:00AM

Equal Access & the Future of Cannabis Policy
Agenda

Kate Bell
Attorney, MPP

11:15AM

Q & A

All Speakers

Taxation: A Country Divided

11:25AM

Taxation & Native American Treaty Policy
Agenda

Tom Rodgers
Native American Strategist

11:40AM

Cannabis Business Tax Planning
Agenda

Ken Bazinet
Former White House Correspondent

11:55AM

NORML – Ideal Cannabis Policies Leading the Way Forward
Agenda

Keith Stroup
Founder , NORML

12:10PM

Q & A

All Speakers

Session 2  |  Technology
Innovation: Cultivation &  Processing

12:20PM

“Maryland  Licensure “Update”: Open for Business South of the Mason Dixon
Agenda

Darrell Carrington
Executive Director, Maryland Cannabis Industry (MDCIA)

 

12:35PM

Mold for Sale: Cultivation, Processing, & Testing
Agenda

Dr. Andrew Rosenstein
CEO, Steep Hill MD

12:50PM

Cannabis Research is Cancer Research
 
Agenda

Dr . Malik Burnett , MBA
Johns Hopkins 

1:05PM

R&D: Strain Alignment & Methods of Consumption
BUDSDC

Dr . Chanda Macias, MBA
CEO, National Holistic

1:20PM

Cultivating Innovation: Surviving the Evolving Cannabis Industry
Agenda

Kathryn Rust
Lead Cultivator, District Growers

 

1:30PM

Break
Bud Bytes: Cannabis Gone Digital

1:35PM

Digital Branding for Cannabis
Agenda

Jennifer Culpepper
CEO, Brand Joint

1:50PM

Digital Media & Coverage of Cannabis News
Agenda

Chloe Sommers
Journalist, Marijuana Times

2:05PM

Canna-Marketing: Expanding the Brand
Agenda

Rob Blount
Founder, Blunt House Media

2:20PM

Q & A

All Speakers

2:30PM

Break
Session 3  |  Business
Business Understanding

2:35PM

The Business of Serving Patients
Agenda

Kevin Kafka
Director & Founder, CannaCare Docs

2:50PM

Starting a Canna-Business 101
Agenda

Jesce Horton
Founder, MCBA

3:05PM

Hemp: Fortifying the American Canna-Revolution
Agenda

Kyla Hill
CEO, Get Hemp Butter

3:20PM

Canna-Law: Innovative Strategies to Protect Cients
Agenda

Jason Klein, Esq.
CEO, Klein Law Solutions

3:35PM

Sharing isn’t Caring: “HIPAA 101”
Agenda

Joe Meyer
Account Manager NCC Group

3:45PM

Break
Development : Growing a Budding Business

3:55PM

Risk Assessment: The High Cost of High Life
Agenda

Davis Kiyo
CEO, Myster

4:10PM

Canna-Responsibility: The Role of Business to Help Drug War Victims
BUDSDC

Sterling Crockett
Partner, GTI Maryland

4:25PM

Venture Canna-bism (Capitalism)
BUDSDC

Corey Barnette
Founder, District Growers

4:40PM

Q & A

All Speakers

Session 4  |  D.C. On Display

4:50PM

Consumer Demand: Medical Edibles
Agenda

Victoria Harris

5:00PM

DC Hospitality – Home Grow Basics
Agenda

Josh Godaire

5:15PM

Veterans Health Care Breakout
Agenda

Amy Rising
Veteran

Agenda

Brandon Wyatt, Esq.
Game Changer

5:30PM

Canna-Futures: Investing in America’s Youth
Agenda

David Victorson
Activist, Author, 37 Tons

6:00PM

Scholarship Presentation

Host

Aside from our amazing panel discussions covering cannabis law, business basics, and best practices, we have a ton of other interactive activities going on the entire day, including:

  • The Hot Box: “A canna-business Sharktank”
  • A dedicated cultivation area with an interactive grow class
  • Presentations from Rick Simpson, David Victorson, Keith Stroup, and other influential leaders
  • A 6,000 square foot exhibition area featuring top Canna-business nationwide
  • Advocacy opportunities with NORML, MPP, SSDP, ASA, DCMJ, and WFWP
Interested in getting involved? Reach out to us at info@budsdc.com
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