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Press Release from The State of Marijuana:

The State of Marijuana returns for a second year as Los Angeles’s premier professional marijuana event, to be held on September 26 at Real Office Centers in Santa Monica. This event will provide exclusive networking and key insights into the cannabis political environment, medical marijuana research, business strategies, and new technologies innovating the industry. Over 35 speakers will be featured across 4 panel discussions and 4 Q&A interactive workshops.

Keynote speaker, Tony Oliviera, Founder and CEO of Oliveira Advisory Services, a global advisory and research organization, will give a presentation on taxes and fees effecting the legalization landscape of the marijuana industry. Other key speakers include Fiona Ma of the Board of Equalization, Frenchy Cannoli of the House of Aficionado, and Aaron Smith, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association.

Focused Q&A workshops will provide in-depth analysis and expert advice on areas such as branding, cultivation, and the legal aspects of operating a marijuana business. Additionally, a session for entrepreneurs to pitch to a panel of investors will also be hosted.

With a $2.7 billion estimated worth, the cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry in America. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for adult use while twenty states have legalized it for medical use. By 2016, it is projected that California will also legalize marijuana for adult use.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, advocate or spectator of the cannabis movement, this event will provide a platform for attendees to learn, network, and experience the future of marijuana in California and beyond.

Confirmed speakers include (Updated 8/10/2015):

  • David Bearman, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine
  • Jason Beck, Founder, Executive Director, Alternative Herbal Health Services
  • David Bienenstock, Producer, Bong Appetit | Vice Munchies
  • Frenchy Cannoli, Hashishin, Aficionado
  • Julianna Carella, Founder, Auntie Dolores
  • Addison DeMoura, Chief Business Development Officer, Steep Hill Halent Lab
  • Giadha DeCarcer, Founder & CEO, Frontier Financials Group
  • Allan Frankel, CEO, Greenbridge Medical
  • Dale Gieringer, Director, CA NORML
  • Lori Glauser, Director, President and COO, Signal Bay Inc
  • Mara Gordon, Founder, Aunt Zelda’s
  • Debby Goldsberry, Co-Founder, United Cannabis Collective
  • Jeff Hergenrather, President, Society of Cannabis Clinicans
  • Aaron Justis, President, Buds and Roses
  • Matt Kumin, Founder, The Law Offices of Matt Kumin
  • Jill Lamoureux, Contributing Advisor / Analyst, BOTEC Analysis
  • Maya Lipid, Creator and Owner, Om Edibles
  • Kyndra Miller, President & CEO, CannaBusiness Law
  • Kenny Morrison, Founder, VCC Brands
  • Tony Oliveira, CEO, Oliveira Advisory Services
  • Rick Pfrommer, Founding Member, Harborside Health Center
  • Jeff Raber, Founder, The Werc Shop
  • Josh Rosen, CEO, 4Front Ventures
  • James Slatic, CEO, Med-West
  • Aaron Smith, Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Jean Talleyrand, Founder & President, Medicann
  • William Waldrop, Director and CEO, Signal Bay Inc
  • Fiona Ma, Member, Board of Equalization
  • Kristin Nevedal, Chair, American Herbal Product Association
  • Jeff Raber, Founder, The Werc Shop
  • Amanda Reiman, Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Joe Rogoway, Rogoway Law Group

Info and tickets here.

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