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The State of Legal Cannabis

  • The Parlor San Francisco, CA (map)

The State of... Legal Cannabis


7:30P - 9:00P


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Last year Californians voted overwhelmingly to legalize adult-use cannabis, officially taking effect on January 1, 2018. On the heels of legalization, many are predicting an unprecedented "green rush" of new companies, brands and investors quickly moving into the space, with the cannabis category growing into an estimated $7 billion industry in 2018 alone.

With this explosive growth potential there are many challenges to be addressed, including state and federal regulation, banking, licensing, packaging/labeling guidelines, taxes and, of course, how Trump's new administration will be involved with this burgeoning new category. One thing is for certain: the San Francisco Bay Area will most certainly play an instrumental role in defining the modern cannabis industry.

Join us for a conversation moderated by David Downs, Cannabis Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and a panel of industry visionaries and experts, as they discuss the questions, challenges and exciting future of the California cannabis industry.


Steve Deangelo (Founder, Harborside)

Daniel Grace (Founder & CEO, Dark Heart Nurseries)

Jim Patterson (CEO, Eaze)

Christie Strong (CMO, Kiva Confections)

Earlier Event: May 1
Arcview, Austin, Texas
Later Event: June 12
Cannabis Business Summit and Expo