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Wednesday, November 30
 

3:00pm

WeedMaps Cannabis Crawl
Limited Capacity full
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The idea is simple: groups of Portland Weed Week attendees will go from cannabis-business to cannabis-business in the downtown vicinity to learn more about them.

The Cannabis Crawl works like this:

STEP 1: Participating Weed Week attendees gather at Burnside Brewing Co downtown.

STEP 2: Attendees break into 3 groups

STEP 3: Attendees embark upon their trek, where they will visit a multiple retail facilities in the trek area.

STEP 4: Attendees return back to Burnside Brewing Co to socialize and network.

It’s different, it’s dynamic, and for people who don’t have the opportunity to get out and see the cannabis community in Portland, it’s absolutely something special. The Cannabis Crawl is one of the best ways to showcase the diversity and variety in the cannabis industry. 

Participating Retailers:

PEARL TREK
Oregon's Finest
MindRite
Slabtown Cannabis Proprietors 
Oregon Weedery

GLISAN TREK

SANDY BLVD TREK 



Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Multiple Venues

7:00pm

VIP Infused Dinner (OPEN TO PAID VIP PASSHOLDERS ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

OPEN ONLY TO PAID VIP PASSHOLDERS ONLY. Rub shoulders with industry leaders and VIP's while you prepare for the weeks social events with the official Weed Week VIP infused dinner. Includes 6 infused courses including mouthwatering creations from award winning chef, Michelle Dela Pena.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Opal 28 510 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
 
Thursday, December 1
 

10:00am

Ups & Downs of Running an Early Cannabis Company
Cannabis startups can be a daily roller coaster ride! This panel will focus on some of the significant milestones and achievements the panelists have accomplished, as well as some of the missteps and barriers they had to overcome. Being an entrepreneur in any industry is challenging, but cannabis entrepreneurs face a different set of circumstances. If you are an entrepreneur, developer, manager, investor, of a partner, this session will provide insight into some of the risks and rewards associated with the cannabis industry.

Speakers
avatar for Tyson Haworth

Tyson Haworth

Owner, SoFresh Farms
Tyson Haworth owns and operates a small family farm planted outside of Portland Oregon. sofresh farms, recently recognized by Portland Monthly as one of ‘Oregon’s Top Organic Cannabis Farms’ is known for responsibly cultivating cup-winning-cannabis. When not on the farm Tyson dedicates his energy to Oregon’s Finest (OF). OF is Oregon’s first state licensed retail dispensary and continues to lead the industry in... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Pelley

Aaron Pelley

Attorney, NW Marijuana Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee.  Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 4 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

10:00am

Plant Tissue Culture: An Alternative To Clones
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Jodrey

Kevin Jodrey

Founder, Wonderland Nursery
Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement. As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits. | | Kevin is the creator of Port Royal, owner of Wonderland Nursery and cofounder of the Ganjier. He’s been a cannabis... Read More →


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Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

10:00am

Medical Marijuana For Seniors
The Baby-Boom generation begins began turning age 65 in 2011. By 2020, the Baby Boomers will be pre- and early retirement ages (55 to 64 years) and the young old ages (65 to 74 years). Healthcare costs continue to rise for the Boomers, who are increasingly looking towards natural medicine. This lecture will cover the benefits of cannabis for seniors and the Baby Boom-generation.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Rivero

Laura Rivero

Operations Manager, Yerba Buena
Laura Rivero is the Operations Manager at Yerba Buena Farms, just outside Portland, Oregon and among the first eight recreationally licensed cannabis businesses in Oregon. Before partnering with Yerba Buena, Laura spearheaded various canna-ventures in Arizona, accumulating 6 years of dispensary management experience in a highly regulated seed-to-sale environment. Her business acumen in the industry is only outshined by her knowledgeable... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

11:00am

Legal Bootcamp for Newer Cannabis Businesses

The cannabis industry is unlike any other industry. Entrepreneurs must have some tolerance for risk. But how do you minimize that risk? This lecture will discuss structuring your business; what to expect from investors, lenders, and bankers; employees v. independent contractors; agreements & terms and conditions of business, and much more. This lecture is for entrepreneurs, business owners, lawyers, accountants, managers, and other cannabis professionals.

Topics being covered are:

  1. Forming an entity
  2. What to expect from investors/lenders
  3. Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  4. Protecting information
  5. Agreements & terms and conditions of business

Speakers
avatar for Shabnam Malek

Shabnam Malek

Attorney, Brand & Branch LLP
Shabnam Malek is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and President and Executive Director of the National Cannabis Bar Association. She advises clients on domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement. She also represents clients in disputes, develops worldwide expansion strategies, and negotiates and drafts agreements, including settlement agreements, co-existence agreements, trademark license... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Pelley

Aaron Pelley

Attorney, NW Marijuana Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee.  Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate... Read More →
avatar for Bear Wilner-Nugent

Bear Wilner-Nugent

Counselor and Attorney at Law LLC, Bear Wilner-Nugent
BEAR WILNER-NUGENT, Counselor and Attorney at Law LLC in Portland, represents individuals and businesses in all sectors of Oregon’s marijuana industry, including recreational and medical growers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and laboratories, as well as individual patients, caregivers, and recreational users. Mr. Wilner-Nugent has extensive experience advising clients about compliance with both medical and recreational marijuana... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

11:00am

Cannabis DNA Testing
What is cannabis DNA testing and how is it done? Why is cannabis DNA testing important?What can you expect to get when you get cannabis genotyping services? Scientists are helping growers uncover new information about their plants, allowing cultivators to get back to what they do best. This session will discuss how DNA testing and other scientific techniques are providing insights for cultivators and other cannabis professionals. Don’t miss this session if you are a cultivator, scientist, biologist, medical marijuana patient, cultivation manager, or interested in the science of cannabis.

Speakers
avatar for Mowgli Holmes

Mowgli Holmes

PhD, Phylos Bioscience
Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he was a National Research Service Award Fellow. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.


Thursday December 1, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

11:00am

Cannabis Topicals For Pain
Cannabis topicals have many potential medical benefits, including relief from pain, inflammation, and stress. The reason cannabis is effective for many symptoms lies in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Learn more about cannabis topicals as medicine in this panel discussion with industry leading speakers and discuss topics such as strain categories, physical effects, terpenoids and flavonoids.

Speakers
avatar for Trista Okel Empower

Trista Okel Empower

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EmpowerTM Bodycare
Trista Okel has been an active medical cannabis advocate since 2004. In May 2013, Trista founded Empower (End Marijuana Prohibition. Organize Women. Enact Reform.) BodyCare with a mission to help people ease their pain and lessen the use of harmful pharmaceuticals through natural, healthy pain-relieving alternatives. By creating well-branded, high quality cannabis-infused topical products, Trista succeeds in marketing Empower to a diverse... Read More →
avatar for Megan Schwarting

Megan Schwarting

Founder & CEO, Kush Creams®
Megan Schwarting is the founder and owner of Kush Creams®, Washington's most award-winning cannabis product.


Thursday December 1, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

12:00pm

How to Test and Determine Efficient Light Sources
More info coming soon...

Speakers
avatar for Dave Inman

Dave Inman

Director of Specifications & Host, ProGrow Tech & Cannabis Radio
Dave Inman provides technical support to ProGrowTech’s engineering teams for product development, as well as executing custom, facility-specific lighting designs for ProGrowTech clients. A veteran of the lighting industry with two decades of experience within the commercial/industrial space, Dave’s thoughtful and detail-oriented approach to lighting design has reduced more than 1.4 billion kWh from the grid and saved his clients... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

12:00pm

The Origin of Modern Cannabis Strains
How are landrace strains related to modern varieties and hybrids? Why do some strains become more popular than others? Where did purple, OG, Haze, and other popular strains originate from? These topics and more will be discussed in this lecture about modern cannabis strain origins. Join other growers, breeders, medical marijuana patients, cannabis professionals, and consumers in learning about these renowned strains.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Jodrey

Kevin Jodrey

Founder, Wonderland Nursery
Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement. As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits. | | Kevin is the creator of Port Royal, owner of Wonderland Nursery and cofounder of the Ganjier. He’s been a cannabis... Read More →
avatar for Max Montrose

Max Montrose

President, The Trichome Institute
Max Montrose is an authoritative voice for the cannabis industry with over 8 years of industry experience. Max is an educational adviser to government, business, and public sectors, specializing in cannabis safety, education, and awareness. Max is the author of the National Cannabis Industry Textbook which has been reviewed and approved by industry-leading lawyers, doctors, and scientists. He educates everyone about the truths and... Read More →
avatar for Casey Rivero

Casey Rivero

Lead Cultivation Manager, Yerba Buena
Casey Rivero is the Lead Cultivation Manager at Yerba Buena, just outside Portland, Oregon and among the first eight recreationally licensed cannabis businesses in Oregon. Casey is the mastermind behind Yerba Buena’s impressive cultivation facility which has been called the most state-of-the-art in Oregon by multiple regulators and leaders in the industry, and dubbed the “Cadillac of Grows” by the OLCC. | | Prior to his move to... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

1:00pm

Marketing Cannabis Products
Learn: Rules and regulations unique to the cannabis industry and how they create business opportunities. Benefit: Opportunities for entrepreneurs to solve hard problems and help cannabis companies market products and services to customers.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Mirsky

Jared Mirsky

Owner, Online Marijuana Design
 Behind every success story is the determination to leave a mark upon the world. Some have left that mark through fame, others through power, but for Jared Mirsky the answer was passion. If anyone were to walk into his apartment, on any given day, they might find a set of drums, a guitar, a full photography studio, and a computer loaded with graphic design software. What you wouldn’t see are the five businesses that he currently owns... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

1:00pm

How to Select Male Cannabis Plants for Breeding and Seed Making
Are you starting a breeding program? Do you have a breeding plan? Want flowers with a better terpene profile? This class will discuss techniques used to select the absolute best males plants for breeding and seed making, what you should be looking and smelling for, and why every grower should have their own breeding program.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Jodrey

Kevin Jodrey

Founder, Wonderland Nursery
Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement. As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits. | | Kevin is the creator of Port Royal, owner of Wonderland Nursery and cofounder of the Ganjier. He’s been a cannabis... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

1:00pm

Perfect Your Palate
Can you taste the different between a Super Lemon Haze and a Tangerine Diesel? Don’t know how a spicy strain tastes from a fruity one? Join us at Perfect Your Palate to learn about different strain varietals and taste the difference. Learn from experts in the industry!

Speakers
avatar for Max Montrose

Max Montrose

President, The Trichome Institute
Max Montrose is an authoritative voice for the cannabis industry with over 8 years of industry experience. Max is an educational adviser to government, business, and public sectors, specializing in cannabis safety, education, and awareness. Max is the author of the National Cannabis Industry Textbook which has been reviewed and approved by industry-leading lawyers, doctors, and scientists. He educates everyone about the truths and... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

2:00pm

Big Data for Cannabis Companies
We will discuss the the lack of data on the cannabis industry and what that means for brands and consumers in the cannabis space. We will also go into detail on methods that can be used to obtain that data and what you can do with it.

Speakers
avatar for Cy Scott

Cy Scott

Co-Founder, Headset
An entrepreneur at heart, Cy has started companies, worked with startups and done time at large organizations. | | Most recently he co-founded Headset, a SaaS platform bringing actionable insights and business intelligence services to the cannabis industry, a market rapidly developing and scheduled to outpace the organic food industry by 2018. Through custom industry intelligence, operational insights and a platform to foster connections... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

2:00pm

Greenhouse Design
Consumer awareness has risen and the demand for pesticide-free cannabis products is a reality which cannot be ignored. This session discusses the principles of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) as they may be applied to cannabis greenhouses. It illustrates different aspects of greenhouse crop production and protection with special emphasis on greenhouse technologies, design and climate control, cropping systems, in particular those practices which reduce pests and diseases in crops, integrated pest management, and the need for traceability and product labeling. This lecture is for cultivators, stakeholders in a cannabis cultivation, cannabis managers, researchers, advisors, and other cannabis professionals.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore

Owner & CEO, Solexx Greenhouses
Michelle Moore is the second generation owner and CEO of the Adaptive Plastics, Inc., makers of: Solexx Greenhouses and Greenhouse Coverings and the revolutionary Grow4it, the Complete 4-Season Food Growing System. With 20 years of greenhouse experience, Michelle is a published author, Oregon State University Master Gardener and member of Garden Writers Association. Greenhouse growing and sustainability is Michelle’s passion. She is a... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

3:00pm

Forming Cannabis Business Partnerships & Enforcing Contracts
Conventional wisdom doesn’t account for all the things that can go wrong in partnerships over time; especially ones in that cannabis industry which tend to be formed hastily. How do you vet a partnership and what is the best way to structure one? When you have a business idea and are looking for a partner, how should you approach it? These questions and others will be discussed during this session. If you are a founder, owner, leader, decision maker, breeder, cultivator, entrepreneur, or manager then this session is a must.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

NW Marijuana Law
Chris was devoted to researching packaging, labeling, and advertising practices in the cannabis industry, and presented his research to the Liquor and Cannabis Board. Chris also worked with the Regulatory Enforcement and Economic Justice Section of the City Attorney’s Office, where he helped contribute to robust and comprehensive administration of cannabis issues. At NWMJ Law, Chris’ practice areas are primarily focused on... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

3:00pm

Topicals: Why and How They Work in Relieving Pain
This lecture will discuss the science behind how cannabis topicals work to relieve pain and discuss why some products work better than others.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Schwarting

Megan Schwarting

Founder & CEO, Kush Creams®
Megan Schwarting is the founder and owner of Kush Creams®, Washington's most award-winning cannabis product.


Thursday December 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227
 
Friday, December 2
 

10:00am

The Tech Behind Cannabis
What does technology and cannabis have to do with each other? At “The Tech Behind Cannabis,” you will learn about the efficiencies and enhancements that are created with the integration of these two industries. From online cannabis ordering to digital weed boards, come and get a taste of what technology can really do for the cannabis industry.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lambert

Lance Lambert

Director of Media Operations, WeedMaps
Lance’s passion of the industry can be tied to his upbringing in Northern California. He was a criminal justice major in college, and is a proud cancer survivor of 13yrs. He is also an advocate of any safe alternatives to what has become extreme western medicine practices of today. | | Over the past 11+ years of Lance’s career he has worked in the digital space for both tech companies, and top media publishers. This includes... Read More →
avatar for Cy Scott

Cy Scott

Co-Founder, Headset
An entrepreneur at heart, Cy has started companies, worked with startups and done time at large organizations. | | Most recently he co-founded Headset, a SaaS platform bringing actionable insights and business intelligence services to the cannabis industry, a market rapidly developing and scheduled to outpace the organic food industry by 2018. Through custom industry intelligence, operational insights and a platform to foster connections... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

10:00am

Morphological Differences Between Marijuana Strains
Cannabis has long been of interest because of its commercial, agricultural, chemical, and physiological importance and because of its dioecious character. The critical morphology of the floral structures of cannabis and the great question of sexuality will be discussed in this session called “Morphological Differences Between Marijuana Strains.” This lecture is perfect for botanists, scientist, cultivators, medical doctors, cannabis professionals, and other people interested in the cannabis plant.

Speakers
avatar for Max Montrose

Max Montrose

President, The Trichome Institute
Max Montrose is an authoritative voice for the cannabis industry with over 8 years of industry experience. Max is an educational adviser to government, business, and public sectors, specializing in cannabis safety, education, and awareness. Max is the author of the National Cannabis Industry Textbook which has been reviewed and approved by industry-leading lawyers, doctors, and scientists. He educates everyone about the truths and... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

10:00am

Phytocannabinoids for Animals
One of the fastest growing niches in the cannabis market is pot for pets. Find out how cannabis is helping animals deal with pain and discomfort, and get to know some of the most popular products available on the market. This lecture will cover what you need to know about medical marijuana for pets.

Speakers
avatar for Julianna Carella

Julianna Carella

Founder & CEO, Treatibles
Julianna Carella founded Auntie Dolores in 2008, bringing 20+ years of culinary work with cannabis and entrepreneurship in the health space. In 2013, Julianna developed Treatibles CBD-infused pet products, which were introduced under the Auntie Dolores line of products. Julianna is an avid proponent of health freedom, a visionary, and an activist in the MMJ community. As a health food enthusiast, Julianna began incorporating cannabinoids into her... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

11:00am

Become the Nike of Cannabis: Avoid the Commoditization of Cannabis

Tired of racing to the bottom? Learn about applying sustainable business practices and lean management techniques so that you can educate your employees, build customer loyalty, differentiate your brand, and keep your business alive and well when the cannabis bubble bursts.   


Speakers
avatar for Tyson Haworth

Tyson Haworth

Owner, SoFresh Farms
Tyson Haworth owns and operates a small family farm planted outside of Portland Oregon. sofresh farms, recently recognized by Portland Monthly as one of ‘Oregon’s Top Organic Cannabis Farms’ is known for responsibly cultivating cup-winning-cannabis. When not on the farm Tyson dedicates his energy to Oregon’s Finest (OF). OF is Oregon’s first state licensed retail dispensary and continues to lead the industry in... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

11:00am

Intellectual Property & Brand Protection
How do you create and protect your brand? What are practical steps that can be taken by cannabis startups to create and strengthen your brand position? Learn what’s being done in the cannabis space to protect intellectual property and brand identity, and explore what challenges still exist for cannabis IP and brand protection.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Conley

Amanda Conley

Partner, Brand & Branch LLP
Amanda Conley is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and Founding Treasurer of the National Cannabis Bar Association.  Amanda has a diversified practice focused on intellectual property and legal issues in emerging technologies and in the cannabis industry, including trademark and copyright counseling, enforcement, and litigation; advising on privacy and data security practices; recovering domain names through Uniform Dispute Resolution... Read More →
avatar for Shabnam Malek

Shabnam Malek

Attorney, Brand & Branch LLP
Shabnam Malek is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and President and Executive Director of the National Cannabis Bar Association. She advises clients on domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement. She also represents clients in disputes, develops worldwide expansion strategies, and negotiates and drafts agreements, including settlement agreements, co-existence agreements, trademark license... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

11:00am

Sex and Cannabis: Can Cannabis Help with Human Sexuality?

Sexuality is a fundamental part of the lifecycle for most people, and difficulties can lead to loss of self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal strife.  Half of men and nearly half of women are troubled by some form of difficulties with sexuality at some point in their life. Difficulties go far beyond erectile dysfunction (ED) in men and low libido in women, and arise in 4 phases:  Interest, Arousal, Orgasm, and Satisfaction.  Interestingly, few people ever address these issues with their care team, despite evidence that three quarters of their providers are willing and able to be helpful. Part of this stems from the assumption by both patients and providers that beyond the phosphodiesterase inhibitors, which work only for ED in men, there is little to be gained from therapeutics.  

 

Cannabis therapy can provide a more effective, cross-gender solution to a broad range of these sexual difficulties. In a largely dose-dependent manner Cannabis has been shown to improve function in all 4 of the domains mentioned above. We will discuss data, clinical scenarios, and practice of treating sexual dysfunction with cannabis.  We will also briefly discuss how Cannabis can be used to improve sexual relations in people for whom dysfunction is not currently a problem.  


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jordan Tishler

Dr. Jordan Tishler

PhD, Inhale MD
Dr. Tishler is a leading expert in the field of Medical Cannabis therapeutics.  As an Emergency Physician, he has treated countless alcoholics and drug users. His observation that he had never seen a Cannabis overdose lead Dr. Tishler to delve deeply into the science of Cannabis safety and treatment.  After years of research and learning, Dr. Tishler brings his knowledge, reason, and caring to patients here... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
LeftBank Annex Room 4 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

12:00pm

Alternative Investments for Cannabis Business Owners
So your cannabis business is making you a lot of money, now what? Putting it into the bank is worthless. The bank, if they will even take it, pays practically nothing in interest. You could re-invest back into the cannabis industry, but that’d be breaking a cardinal rule of investing - diversity. All your eggs would be in one basket, the cannabis industry. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 just hit intraday records, you could put your money in the market. But another cardinal rule of investing is to buy low and sell high. And many investors think the stock market is ready for a pullback. 

At the end of the day, there are only two asset classes that actually appreciate, and that’s equities (stocks) and real estate. The stock market is tricky business, though. Companies can always issue more stock, diluting the interests of their shareholders. Companies that look like a million bucks today can go out of business tomorrow, leaving you with shares of a worthless company. 

Real estate, however, is different. As Mark Twain once said, “Buy land. They’re not making it anymore.” Unless you think we are in for another once in a lifetime real estate collapse, the real estate market is the best way to make long-terms gains and diversify your investments.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Joe Kuntson

Joe Kuntson

Fortune Foreclosures LLC
Joe Knutson has been a life long Entrepreneur and owned his own businesses since the amazingly young age of 16 years old. He has 22 years experience as a Real Estate Investor,  35 years experience as the owner of a Steel Fabrication and Construction Company, and he's owned and and sold over 20 businesses and generated hundreds of Millions of dollars of revenue with the businesses he has owned over the years.  He is Co-Owner of Fortune... Read More →
avatar for DJ Thielen

DJ Thielen

CEO, Fortune Foreclosures LLC
DJ Thielen is a Real Estate Investor and a Leading Expert in the Real Estate industry.  He is also the Co-Author of the recent Best Selling Book “Get In The Game” with business icon Loral Langemeier and Shark Tanks Kevin Harrington. He has helped and assisted hundreds of people from around the world build wealth and create high levels of success through investing in Real Estate. DJ is the Founder and CEO of... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

12:00pm

Cooking With Cannabis
There are plenty of alternatives to smoking cannabis, the most popular of which is edibles. Cannabis can be infused into fats and butters, and ultimately any of your favorite foods. Learn how to make cannabutter step-by-step in this class about cooking with cannabis.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Wolf

Laurie Wolf

Owner, Laurie & Mary Jane
Laurie has been a trained chef, food stylist, food editor, recipe developer and cookbook author for over thirty years. Her company, Laurie and MaryJane, is dedicated to producing high-quality medicated food, and her most recent publication is "Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis." Laurie's passion for cannabis as treatment stems from her exposure to her father's end-of-life care as well as her own successful management of a... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

1:00pm

7 Steps To A Successful Pitch
More details to come...

Speakers
avatar for Karen Paull

Karen Paull

CFO, Producer & Digital Media Guru, The MJ Show
Karen is the CFO, Producer and Digital Media Guru for the show. She is a digital media and advertising sales executive with over 15 years experience. As a former VP of Sales for Snapfish, Karen helped the company become profitable by managing and scaling a robust advertising department. The company sold to HP for 300 Million. Karen then founded her own consulting business and brought in over 25 Million in digital advertising sales to her... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Robins

Wendy Robins

Director, Lead Editor, Producer, The Marijuana Show
Wendy is the Director, Lead Editor and Co-Producer for the show. After attending Julliard School for Acting, she became a successful Director and Producer in Film and Television. In her extensive 14 year career, she won two Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. She has worked for most major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, Discovery, TLC and many others. She co-starred with Kelly Ripa in TLC’s “Home Made... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

1:00pm

The Future of MJ Banking: How Bitcoin Can Change the Cannabis Industry
It’s been reported that over 60% of the companies operating in the marijuana industry do not have bank accounts for their businesses. For people who handle the plant, the situation is worse, with 70% reporting they do not have a bank account. In this session, hear how other cannabis entrepreneurs are tackling this problem, and learn what can be done to troubleshoot these issues.

Airbitz, San Diego based Bitcoin Wallet and Security company, has graciously offered to provide some free bitcoin people can import into their wallets. In order to provide you with the highest levels of security and recoverability, the wallet requires a password of 10 characters, upper, lower, numbers and symbols. It is of utmost importance to answer the "Recovery Questions" because Airbitz never has access to your password and can therefore not assist in a recovery process, unless you have answered and saved the "Recovery Questions". So dedicate a few minutes to set up your new tool for financial independence, it's worth it.

iPhone-https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airbitz-bitcoin-wallet/id843536046?mt=8

Android-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbitz

Android direct download -https://airbitz.co/download 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Groshong

Chris Groshong

CEO, Founder & Visionary, CoinStructive
Chris has assembled a nationwide team that is advancing the rate of bitcoin adoption. With a focus on clarity, he is leading CoinStructive to provide a painless transitioning platform for businesses and individuals who are interested in using bitcoin. Marking the first bitcoin transaction in Cuba as a milestone, Chris looks towards the development of Bitcoin as a global reserve currency. His strategy of adoption is based on trust, transparency... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

1:00pm

Cannabis Breeders Panel
FEATURING:
Odie Diesel of Homegrown Natural Wonders
Multi-generation grower & ceator of the Dr. Who strains and many more.

Suny Cheeba
SunyCheeba genetics King of Purple! Creator of double purple Doha and black cherry

Adam Jaques
Oregon Micro growers Guild. Long time grower and horticulturalist. Multi talented producer/processor. 

Tyler Criss
Cannabis Genetics Consultant/Seed Broker
Seedsherenow.com

Friday December 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
LeftBank Annex Room 3 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

2:00pm

Building a Fan Base Thru Social Media
Do you heart, like, and retweet every behind the scenes photo from your favorite dispensary? Is Snapchat your go-to destination to keep up on what specialty concentrate is being concocted by your favorite extraction artist? With many barriers to advertising in the marijuana industry, social media has become one of the most powerful ways to build brand loyalty and drive sales. If you are a digital strategist, social media content manager, marketing guru, or just a fan of craft cannabis this event is a must!

Speakers
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Leah Maurer

Co-Owner & Branding/Outreach Manager, The Weed Blog & Yerba Buena
For more than a decade, Leah has been advocating for children and for rational cannabis policies. She received a B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia and taught in public elementary school for several years. After having her first of three children, she became a stay-at-home mom and, shortly after, a full-time cannabis reform activist. Leah was thrust into activism after she and her family experienced a traumatic home... Read More →
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Jared Mirsky

Owner, Online Marijuana Design
 Behind every success story is the determination to leave a mark upon the world. Some have left that mark through fame, others through power, but for Jared Mirsky the answer was passion. If anyone were to walk into his apartment, on any given day, they might find a set of drums, a guitar, a full photography studio, and a computer loaded with graphic design software. What you wouldn’t see are the five businesses that he currently owns... Read More →
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Jonah Tacoma

Founder, Dabstars
Dabstar co-founder and marijuana hype-man, Jonah was born in the tiny cannabis friendly town of Ouray, Colorado, population 2,500. These days, Jonah can be found commanding crowds from hundreds to thousands, spreading his unique brand of marijuana gospel and vendor sponsored charity from the top of trashcans and stages the world round.


Friday December 2, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 4 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

2:00pm

Treating Anxiety and Depression with Cannabis
Both anxiety and depression are common illnesses experienced in some form by most people at some point in their life.  These can be quite debilitating and can rob people of their quality of life. Current conventional approaches to anxiety and depression, which include medication and various approaches to therapy, can be quite successful.  However, for many people these modalities are not enough, or provoke side effects that are not well tolerated. Cannabis can help!

We will discuss Cannabis as an alternative and as an adjunct to conventional approaches. We will explore what symptoms and illnesses Cannabis is useful for and what it is not so good for.  We will look at why Cannabis works, how to use it best, how dosing and timing are crucial for success.  We will examine strains and CBD, delivery mechanisms, and general how-to.  

Speakers
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Dr. Jordan Tishler

PhD, Inhale MD
Dr. Tishler is a leading expert in the field of Medical Cannabis therapeutics.  As an Emergency Physician, he has treated countless alcoholics and drug users. His observation that he had never seen a Cannabis overdose lead Dr. Tishler to delve deeply into the science of Cannabis safety and treatment.  After years of research and learning, Dr. Tishler brings his knowledge, reason, and caring to patients here... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 1 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

2:00pm

Hempology 101
In 1619, because hemp was such an important resource, it was illegal not to grow hemp in Jamestown, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. From ship rigging to canvas covered wagons to nutrient-dense seed oil and protein, American history wouldn’t be the same without hemp. This discussion will focus on the history of hemp, how the end of prohibition is opening up opportunities for hemp farmers, and how hemp can start to begin to heal the Earth.

Speakers
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JC Riggs

Founding Partner, Shuregood
People who already know JC know that he’s big into Volkswagons and has been a long-time restoration enthusiast. Folks also know that he’s very exuberant about Cannabis and the plethora of opportunities for health and wellness. | | But, there are a few things you might not know about JC Riggs that is vital to why he’s here sharing with us today. JC is a 5th generation true Oregonian. His ancestors settled in Oregon in the... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LeftBank Annex Room 2 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

3:00pm

What The Cannabis Industry Can Learn From Wine
Pairing wine and weed might be the latest culinary fad, but as cannabis becomes more available, the marijuana industry can learn a lot from the success of the wine industry. Topics covered in this sessions include how to choose the right strain for the right region, tourism and tasting rooms, terpene management, and more. If you are a medical doctor, cultivator, biologist, scientist, medical marijuana patient, or cannabis’ version of a sommelier, sign up for this session before it fills up.

Speakers
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John Olson

Founder, TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery
TeSóAria is a pioneering winery in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley known for its huge range of offbeat and award-winning wines, its tight-knit wine club family, and its unflinching commitment to social and environmental sustainability. Founder John Olson is constantly innovating with obscure varietals, environmental initiatives, and community events that bring diverse people together around a shared enjoyment of wine, food, and music. The... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery 4003 North Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

4:00pm

Cannabis & Beer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Combining cannabis and beer is an exciting new trend in the alcohol and cannabis industry. There’s a lot of buzz about cannabis infused-beer, too. This class will explore the link between cannabis and hops, the role of terpenes, and the different kinds of popular drinks to infuse with cannabis.

Speakers
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Elan Walsky

Founder, Coalition Brewing
Coalition Brewing is a 10 barrel craft brewery located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Established in 2010 by Kiley Hoyt and Elan Walsky, two brewers who met by chance at a local brewers supply store, we pride ourselves in producing the finest, freshest hand-crafted ales from the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to bring the American craft beer experience directly to the local community while consistently innovating with new and... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eastburn 1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

5:00pm

Beer Tasting
Limited Capacity seats available

After learning about the similarities between beer and cannabis - enjoy an exclusive tasting of some CBD infused beers!

Speakers
avatar for Elan Walsky

Elan Walsky

Founder, Coalition Brewing
Coalition Brewing is a 10 barrel craft brewery located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Established in 2010 by Kiley Hoyt and Elan Walsky, two brewers who met by chance at a local brewers supply store, we pride ourselves in producing the finest, freshest hand-crafted ales from the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to bring the American craft beer experience directly to the local community while consistently innovating with new and... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Eastburn 1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

6:00pm

Launch Party
Kickoff Weed Week 2016 with the Launch Party in downtown. The event will feature music, networking, appetizers, and drinks with the lights of Downtown as the backdrop.

Friday December 2, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Trio Club 909 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
 
Saturday, December 3
 

2:00pm

Taste of Terps Festival (Session #1)
Limited Capacity seats available

From beginners to connoisseurs, this tasting event has something for everyone. Guests have the opportunity to taste from scores of cannabis products from flower to edibles and concentrates galore!


Saturday December 3, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
NW Cannabis Club 1195 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

6:00pm

Taste of Terps Festival (Session #2)
Limited Capacity seats available

From beginners to connoisseurs, this tasting event has something for everyone. Guests have the opportunity to taste from scores of cannabis products from flower to edibles and concentrates galore!


Saturday December 3, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
NW Cannabis Club 1195 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
 
Sunday, December 4
 

10:00am

Higher Conscienceness Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

Class is open to students of all levels and offer accessible alignment principles and biomechanics from which students can be playful, explore their creative potential, heal and transform. With a focus on breath and feeling, this class draws from a range of yoga traditions and incorporates the use of cannabis as a integral part of the health of your mind, body and spirit.

Lead by Jessica of Firelight Yoga 


Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Slabtown Cannabis Proprietors 2507 NW Nicolai St, Portland, OR 97210

12:00pm

Cannabis Classic Exhibitors Fair

Sunday December 4, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
LeftBank Annex Greatroom 101 North Weidler St., Portland, OR 97227

2:30pm

Pitch Fest
The goal of Pitchfest is to create an environment where innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and investors come together to get things done.

Event Details:

People with a cannabis business idea will have a chance to step up to the plate and pitch their ideas to the ladies of The Marijuana Show at Pitchfest on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Cannabis Classic. The top four finishers will be given an opportunity to present their idea to Ackrell Capital for an investment of up to $50,000 and access to their resources. 

People interested in participating in Pitchfest on Sunday must first attend the “7 Steps to a Successful Pitch,” discussion on Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m, presented by Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull of The Marijuana Show.

“PitchFest is one of the great events of Weed Week,” said one of the organizers, Cory Wray. “With the cannabis industry being so new, there is a lot of potential and possibility for new ideas and businesses. It’s our aim to connect innovators and investors and get things done.”

The best PitchFest ideas will then get to pitch to Ackrell Capital for a chance earn an investment and to join CannaVator, a business accelerator program for companies in the cannabis industry.

You know what they say - “Pitches get riches!” So if you have a cannabis business idea, register for PitchFest, attend the seminar, and knock-it-out of the park on Sunday, Dec. 4 to earn a gain a chance at an investment from Ackrell Capital.





Sunday December 4, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
LeftBank Annex Green Room 101 N Weidler St., Portland, OR 97227

7:00pm

Cannabis Classic Holiday Harvest Cup Award Show
Join us as we announce, recognize, and celebrate the winners of the Cannabis Classic Harvest Cup.


Sunday December 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LeftBank Annex Greatroom 101 North Weidler St., Portland, OR 97227