6:30 PM18:30

Cannabis and The Blockchain

As of January 1, 2018, cannabis became legal in California. Are you interested in learning about emerging technologies in the cannabis industry? Join us and Nezly for an evening of discussion on how the cannabis technology driven landscape is changing for the better.

Nezly will speak about several topics including their experience utilizing the San Francisco based blockchain company, as well as how they utilize blockchain and cryptocurrency within their own digital products to help facilitate a more efficient and transparent landscape for the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Overview of Nezly and the company vision
  • Stellar XLM based blockchain, including: who is Stellar, differentiating factors between XLM blockchain and Ethereum among others, why Nezly chose Stellar and ICO with Stellar
  • Cannabis on the blockchain, problems & solves, use cases, products and services and how Nezly utilizes blockchain technology

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to May 6


  • 3750 Harris Street Eureka, CA, 95503 United States (map)
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Humboldt’s Manifest Cannabis Festival & Trade Gathering

The world is changing and Cannabis culture is changing with it. This festival is a celebration of one of our most cherished agricultural crops, which at this tremendous point in history gives us a chance to build a future for sustainable cannabis agriculture in our community. Cannifest is a conduit to stand united, be proud of our heritage and come together around the things that have divided us in the past. 

Come out and enjoy events for the whole family...
Humboldt Grow Games
Cannifest Bowl
Cannabis Job Fair
Silent Disco
Live Visual & Glass Art
Local & National Musicians
Family Interactive Zone
Community Choice Awards
Area 215
Seminars & Workshops
Local food & crafts and so much more!

Visit for video of last year's Cannifest and much more information about events, games, live music, and everything else going on at Humboldt’s Manifest Cannabis Festival & Trade Gathering.

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to Jul 26

Cannabis Drinks Expo

  • South San Francisco Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event Overview

Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco, July, 2019 will be the first event to tackle the issue head on. It will give the worldwide drinks industry, and North America in particular, the chance to come together and look at ways it can address legalized cannabis and find ways to start the fight back against this enormous threat to the future of the overall industry.

It will also be the first time that drinks producers, manufacturers, brand owners, distilleries and brewers can come together and collectively look at ways they can also benefit from legalised cannabis. Assess, analyse and implement ways they can both individually and together take advantage of what is effectively a new major consumer goods market. The legalised cannabis industry is not only alive and kicking, it is set to grow at great speed. 

Who are the exhibitors?

Cannabis Drinks Expo is open to exhibitors from across both the drinks industry and its connected supply chain and the emerging legalised and medical cannabis sector. 

Potential exhibitors will include: Medical marijuana producers, Cannabis growers, Cannabis producers/ product developers, Cannabis processors, Cannabis distributors/transporters, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Branded drinks companies, Drinks manufacturers/producers, Pharma companies, Equipments and service providers, CBD manufacturers, Marijuana-Infused products and edibles providers, Testing and laboratory services, Logistics and supply chain operators, Drinks distributors/wholesalers, Drinks importers, Lobbyists/ public affairs businesses, Political advisors

Where and When

July 25-26, 2019 - South San Francisco Conference Center (July 25: 11 am to 5 pm, July 26: 11 am to 4 pm)


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11:00 AM11:00

GreenwayLA Small Business Expo

Join us for the first ever GreenwayLA Small Business Expo - coming to Downtown Los Angeles Friday, April 20th. Sponsors and vendors welcome. For more information, email: 

GreenwayLA helps YOU find the nearest green products whether you’re out on the go or in the comfort of your own home. 

Tickets sold on Eventbrite 

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8:00 AM08:00

CNVEST: Terps and Tech

  • Hilton San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Working with leading cannabis investors and industry influencers, CNvest will identify 16 of the most compelling and innovative cannabis science and technology startups for this one-day showcase that also offers attendees opportunities to meet with entrepreneurs, explore hot sectors of this expanding market, and identify emerging trends. The event works to provide all companies participating in the selection process ample opportunities for marketing and brand building.

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Event Contact Information: | (971) 279-7235

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Community Expungement Clinic and Cannabis Business Resource Fair
10:00 AM10:00

Community Expungement Clinic and Cannabis Business Resource Fair

  • Golden Gate University School of Law (map)
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Come join SSDP at GGU Law for a day of Education andOpportunities for Communities Affected by the War on Drugs.

The first component is an equity expungement clinic hosted by law students and supervised by volunteer attorneys. This first step is crucial to removing the stigma that a criminal convictions has on a person seeking to find employment or start a new business. We will be helping individuals fill out applications on, then we will be taking SSDP “field trips” to the SF Public Defender’s Clean Slate Program to conduct Expungement and Record Reduction “clearing houses” for those eligible who have submitted applications.

Second, is the education component. During this section we will educate attendees on writing a business plan, avoiding the pit falls of bad equity deals, and the other first steps to starting a business under the new state cannabis regulations. One hour of this education component will be a legal panel dedicated to answering some of these initial questions.

Third, we will have a resource fair for those individuals looking to start a business or just find out more about participating in the new adult-use industry.

  • Expungement Application Help with Attorneys and Law Students (10am - 1pm)

  • Educational Seminars with Cannabis Attorneys and Industry Leaders (12pm -3pm)

  • Cannabis Industry Resource Fair and Networking for Equity Applicants (1pm - 4pm)

Presented by Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Golden Gate University School of Law

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8:30 AM08:30

SF Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Council Cannabis Seminar

A seminar to understand the legal, business and tourism impacts of the new cannabis legislation for 2018.  We have brought together a diverse group of local experts to help you understand the new legislation and the opportunities and potential challenges to expect in 2018 as the law in enacted.


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5:30 PM17:30

Labor and Employment Law Primer for the Cannabis Industry

During these exciting times in the Cannabis Industry, we often lose sight of the fact that entrepreneurs engaged in the Cannabis Industry must follow the requirements of Federal, State and Municipal labor laws. This seminar will review the rights of employees working in the Industry and the requirements and obligations employers must meet to stay within the confines of the law. As employees, you will be able to spot violations of your rights and as employers you will learn how to avoid potential liabilities involving your employees by learning how to implement policies and procedures that ensure your employees' rights are not violated.

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3:30 PM15:30

Cannabis Witcherys - Rituals with Cannabis

Introduction of Cannabis Witchery Services

We are #1 - Cannabis Witcherys – we aren’t Cannabis growers- we do Cannabis Spellbinding-Cannabis Channeling - Cannabis Detox - Cannabis Rituals - Cannabis Ori Body work - Cannabis Sexual Vibration Rituals and Channeling - Cannabis Potions and Cannabis Sex Potions-

Yes we are meeting at Lake Merritt in Oakland- come feel the earth vibrations-

Find us under Twister Magicsters – Wayward Renegade Witches Blog – Questions Ph :866-362-7656



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Cannabis 2018: Cultivation Conference
to Mar 14

Cannabis 2018: Cultivation Conference

  • Oakland Marriott City Center (map)
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Produced by Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis 2018 (now in its second year) reflects the same high-quality standards the magazine has brought to the marketplace since 2015. The event has been developed by cannabis cultivators, for cultivators. 

Cannabis 2018 is THE meeting place for industry innovators, bright minds in professional cannabis cultivation, and technology and solutions specialists who help cannabis cultivators be more successful. 

Education. Q&As with speakers. Networking. Exhibitors/solutions. So many opportunities to learn and improve your existing or forthcoming cultivation operation! Register today!

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to Mar 13

Cannabis Partnerships Conference

  • Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront (map)
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The Cannabis Partnerships Congress

The Cannabis Partnership Congress all of the key stakeholders in a collaborative environment to face the scientific, medicinal, and governmental challenges of cannabis-based product development. Despite recent changes in state policy and with the increasing rate of cannabis use and its implications for health, the federal government has yet to legalize cannabis. When facing the continued restrictions on research into the health benefits of cannabis, what strategies must pharma companies follow to bring these therapeutics to market?

Clinical research with cannabis needs special approval from FDA, while obtaining the plants themselves involves a separate time-consuming process through NIDA. The Cannabis Partnership Congress helps you navigate all of these regulatory and development challenges.

Top Reasons to Attend

  1. Review standards, current regulatory hurdles, and upcoming legislation
  2. Understand the science and economics surrounding the extraction and QC manufacturing
  3. Recognize the patient role for effective cannabidiol research and approvals
  4. Discover how to improve the quality and efficiency of data integrity in clinical trials


Who Should Attend

This conference is of interest to professionals from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, Non-Profits, Patient Advocacy Groups and Academics with responsibilities in the following functions:

  • Cannabis
  • Cannabinoid Science
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Program and Pharmaceutical Portfolio Development
  • Translational Medicine
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Asset Management
  • Pre-Clinical Staging Development
  • Source Management
  • Research and Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Patient Advocacy and Networks
  • Legislative Health Aids
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Cannabis Clinical Trial Management/Operations
  • Clinical Research
  • Medical/Clinical Affairs
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Patient Advocacy/Access
  • Commercial Operations
  • Lab Management
  • Toxicology

Additionally, this event is for those in the public and private foundations, military support groups, university research, investors in the cannabis sector, economics surrounding the extraction and quality control manufacturing, This event is geared perfectly to bring together the cross-functional synergies for success in the Cannabidiol market place.


Day One
Monday, March 12
8:00AM – 8:45AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:45AM – 9:00AMConference Co-Chairpersons’ Opening Remarks
Dean Petkanas, Chief Medical Officer, KANNALIFE SCIENCES
9:00AM – 9:45AMAdvancing Cannabinoid Science by Driving Effective Research and Overcoming Hurdles in Therapeutic Production and Regulatory Approval
Dean Petkanas, Chief Medical Officer, KANNALIFE SCIENCES
9:45AM – 10:30AMNavigating Governmental and Ethics Requirements for Clinical Trials
Dr. Guy Chamberland, M.Sc., Ph.D., Master Herbalist, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs, TETRA BIO-PHARMA
10:30AM – 11:00AMNetworking Break
11:00AM – 11:45AMMonitor Governmental Awareness and Legislative Research Options
Brian Fisher, Vice President of Operations and Corporate Partnerships, THE STURGE-WEBER FOUNDATION
11:45AM – 12:30PMReview the Barriers and Routes to Success for Efficacy Research
Thoma Kikis, Chief Marketing Officer, KANNALIFE
12:30PM – 1:30PMLuncheon
1:30PM – 2:30PMBreakout Groups
Veronica Arroyave, Sr. Director, Global Health Programs, PARTNERSHIP FOR QUALITY MEDICAL DONATIONS
Dr. Bruno Battistini, President, CEO and Scientific Director, NEW BRUNSWICK HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Dr. Guy Chamberland, M.Sc., Ph.D., Master Herbalist, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs, TETRA BIO-PHARMA
2:30PM – 3:15PMEnsure Compliance in Cannabis Marketing
Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D., M.S., Esq., Advisor, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CANNABIS PHARMACISTS
3:15PM – 4:00PMNetworking Break
4:00PM – 4:45PMUnderstand Cannabis-Derived Medications Through the FDA Approval Process
Alice Mead, Vice President, U.S. Professional Relations, GREENWICH BIOSCIENCES
4:45PM – 5:30PMInteractive Partnerships Discussion: Maximize Strategic Partnerships in Order to Ensure Patient Safety and Launch a Successful Product
Dr. Bruno Battistini, President, CEO and Scientific Director, NEW BRUNSWICK HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
5:30PM – Day One Concludes

Day Two
Tuesday, March 13
8:00AM – 8:45AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:45AM – 9:00AMConference Co-Chairpersons’ Recap of Day One
Dean Petkanas, Chief Medical Officer, KANNALIFE SCIENCES
9:00AM – 9:45AMUnderstand Why State and Federal Governments Must Work Together to Align Regulations
Elias Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Public Relations, VYRIPHARM BIOPHARMACEUTICAL
9:45AM – 10:30AMForecast the Future of Lab Research in Cannabidiol and Improvements in Analytics and Quality
Barbara Read, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, LIFESCRIPT
10:30AM – 11:00AMNetworking Break
11:00AM – 11:45AMUpdate QC and Patient Experience Communications for Medical Cannabis
Mark Reichman, EVP, Client Services Director, GUIDEMARK HEALTH; Cannabis Patient Advocate
11:45AM – 12:30PMInnovative Treatments for Patients Through Drug Repurposing
12:30PM – 1:30PMLuncheon
1:30PM – 2:30PMRegulatory Review: Current Legal Questions and Likely Future Developments
Lezli Engelking, President and Founder, FOCUS
Douglas Brenneman, Scientific Advisory Board, KANNALIFE SCIENCES
Jeremy Unruh, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, PHARMACANN
2:30PM – 3:15PMIntegrate Medical Cannabis With Traditional Medicine
3:15PM – 4:00PMNetworking Break
4:00PM – 4:45PMUtilize Crowdsourcing in Response to Federal Research Restrictions
4:45PM – Congress Concludes




Verónica Arroyave

Verónica Arroyave is the Director of Corporate Responsibility and AbbVie Foundation for AbbVie. In that capacity, she advances AbbVie’s commitment as a socially responsible company supporting global philanthropic programs and alliance building.

With the AbbVie Foundation, she has expanded philanthropic initiatives in Latin America in strategic priority areas such as neglected tropical diseases, pediatric oncology, and non-communicable diseases. Veronica has worked in academic, corporate, government and non-profit management roles for over fifteen years catalyzing global health partnerships across sectors championing philanthropic opportunities to strengthen communities worldwide.

Prior to joining the AbbVie Foundation, Veronica was a Global Health Fellow for the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) where she conducted field research in Haiti post-2010’s earthquake. She has advised for organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Schering-Plough, Wyeth, Project HOPE, Medical Teams International, and Carilion Foundation. With MAP International, she led a team responsible for field implementation and global medical logistics across 90+ countries. Veronica also worked with USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project supporting the prevention and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs in Latin America and Africa. Veronica has a Bachelors of Science from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, a Masters from Tulane University’s School Public Health & Tropical Medicine and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs.


Dr. Bruno Battistini

Before becoming New Brunswick’s President, CEO and Scientific Director of the Provincial Health Research Foundation (NBHRF; 2012–), Bruno Battistini occupied senior positions in the private sector (CSO, VP, Senior Director), was a Health Research Scholar and Assistant- Professor (Medicine) at the Université Laval, and Scientist at the Hôpital Laval – Quebec Heart & Lung Institute (1997-2006), and still lectures at the Université de Sherbrooke.

A Sherbrooke – Eastern Township native, Dr. Battistini holds a B.Sc. (Cell Physiology), M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Pharmacology; 1992) from the Université de Sherbrooke, QC. As a Fellow, he conducted three post-doctoral pieces of training (1992–1997). at the William Harvey Research Institute – St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College – U of London – under Sir John R. Vane, Nobel Laureate, UK, then UBC-Vancouver and U de Sherbrooke. He has been awarded many health research Studentships, Fellowships, and Scholarships and was in receipt of several operating grants and venture capitals funds. Dr. Battistini continues to serve on several provincial and national advisory committees, peer-review committees, and boards, recently as national Co-Chair of and the Forum of Health Research (Canadian) Funders (2015-2017), and is the recipient of many national awards and honors.

His research focused on the cardiovascular, pulmonary and “diabesity” fields, with close to a hundred co-authored cited publications, a couple of patents, and 350 various posters, oral, keynote presentations, particularly on the mechanisms of endothelins and other vasoactive mediators in hypertension, sepsis, asthma, alveolitis, diabetes, and more recently in managing major scientific and social health endeavors. When a Faculty, he has trained over 20 students.

Since his arrival at the in early 2012, he fostered a significant increase in the Foundation activities, programs, to fund, leverage, and facilitate over $10M per year of combined investment in the New Brunswick Health Research Enterprise in building the knowledge economy.


Bruce Bloom

Dr. Bruce Bloom is President and Chief Science Officer of Cures Within Reach, a nonprofit corporation saving lives since 2005 by repurposing human approved drugs and devices to quickly deliver safe and affordable treatments and cures for diseases that have no currently effective therapy. Cures Within Reach uses CureAccelerator™, the only global online repurposing research collaboration platform, to bring together clinicians, researchers, funders and industry to create and conduct pilot clinical trials that quickly drive more treatments to more patients. Dr. Bloom is an Ashoka Fellow, recognized as a social entrepreneur for his system-changing solutions to one of the world’s most urgent social problems, finding new treatments for unsolved diseases. Dr. Bloom is the Patient Advisory Board Chair for the Institute for Translational Medicine; on the Science Advisory Boards of Rediscovery Life Sciences, the GARROD AKU Consortium, the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Awards Programs, the Findacure Social Impact Bond Initiative, and Healx, LTD; Chair of the Governance Committee of the Kendall College Charitable Trust; a member of the Board of Councilors of Midwestern University; and a member of the editorial board of ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies. Dr. Bloom hosts the Clinician’s Roundtable on, and is a facilitator for Pathways to Successful Living.

Jerry Bryant



Dr. Guy Chamberland, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Master Herbalist, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs, TETRA BIO-PHARMA


Jeffrey Chen

Dr. Jeff Chen M.D./MBA is a physician, researcher, and social entrepreneur. He is Founder and Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, where he leads a team of over 20 faculty members to conduct education and groundbreaking research into the effects of cannabis on society, including health, legal, economic, and social impact. He is a thought leader on the intersection of cannabis policy, science, and business, where he has worked for the last four years to accelerate cannabis research. He has spoken on the topic of cannabis at organizations ranging from RAND and Yale School of Management to Senator Feinstein’s Office and Burning Man. Dr. Chen is a David Geffen Fellowship Recipient, UCLA Anderson Fellowship Recipient, and UCLA Wolfen Entrepreneurial Award Recipient. He is a U.S. patent holder, a published author in cancer research, and sat on the Admissions Committee at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the MD/MBA program at UCLA and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University where he studied Biology, Business, and Music.


Lezli Engelking
President and Founder, FOCUS

Lezli possesses more than two decades of professional experience in cannabis, government relations, pharmaceutical, mental health, and nonprofit industries. More than twelve years with Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals laid the perfect foundation for Lezli’s role as Executive Director of the first chain of vertically integrated medical cannabis operations in Phoenix, Arizona. Lezli’s proven success in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, combined with her firsthand experience working in the nascent cannabis industry, provided the perfect experience to create the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS).

Founded in 2014 as The Cannabis Health and Safety Organization, FOCUS addresses the many shortcomings in quality, safety, and consistency that became evident with the explosive growth of the global legal cannabis industry. FOCUS is an international, non-profit, cannabis standards development & third-party certification organization dedicated to protecting public health, consumer safety and safeguarding the environment. FOCUS is not an advocacy organization, nor an industry trade association. FOCUS does not accept membership dues or fees for standards development. This autonomy fosters a principled, objective environment that serves end users, and acts as the much-needed bridge between industry and regulatory protecting public health, consumer safety, and safeguarding the environment.


Brian Fisher
Vice President of Operations and Corporate Partnerships, THE STURGE-WEBER FOUNDATION

Brian Fisher has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry from sales to managed care and including marketing and product launch. Before working with The Sturge-Weber Foundation, Mr. Fisher was Managed Care National Accounts Manager for Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals; Western Regional Sales Director for Draxis Health of Canada; and Sales, Marketing Rotations and Institutional Sales Trainer with Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Fisher’s strengths lay in patient advocacy after experiences in cross-functional pharmaceutical roles as he develops partnerships between industry and patient advocacy organizations. Mr. Fisher regularly lobbies in Washington, D.C., drawing attention to patient insurance support, translational research science, and rare diseases ultimately benefiting multisystem disease states.


Elias Jackson, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Public Relations, VYRIPHARM BIOPHARMACEUTICAL

Dr. Elias Jackson is the co-founder, President of Research and Development and Director of Scientific Public Relations for Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, a precision medicine biotechnology firm that develops drugs to target cancer, PTSD, drug addiction and other metabolic diseases. He was previously a professor and research faculty member at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, and is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.


Thoma Kikis
Chief Marketing Officer, KANNALIFE


Darshan Kulkarni
FDA Regulatory and Compliance Attorney, THE KULKARNI LAW FIRM

Dr. Kulkarni is Vice President, Regulatory Strategy and Policy at Synchrogenx — a medical writing and regulatory strategy company, and is the Principal Attorney at the Kulkarni Law Firm. He is an advisor for the American Society of Cannabis Pharmacists and works with a variety of life science companies and their service providers to help with a variety of services including aggressive and compliant:

A. Sales tool development
B. Health economics, sales, and marketing approval
C. Responses to titled and untitled letters from various governmental agencies including the FDA
He has worked as a pharmacist for more than 10 years and is currently Visiting Professor at the Univ. of the Sciences where he teaches and develops courses a course on Promotion of Biomedical Products. He has lectured in engineering, medical, and law schools all over the country and was voted in the Top 20 of the 2012 and 2013 Top 100 most influential Social media participants in the annual #pharma100 poll.

Dr. Kulkarni also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for FDANews and serves in the American Bar Association where he participates and is actively involved in the Healthcare Fraud and Life Science Interest Groups.

Most recently, Dr. Kulkarni has written several articles, and chapters for textbooks including the chapter on Promotion of Pharmaceuticals, and the chapter on medical devices for the Second, Third, Fourth and upcoming fifth Edition of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law: Regulation of Research, Development, and Marketing – the American Bar Association’s flagship textbook for pharmaceutical and medical device law.


Alice Mead
Vice President, U.S. Professional Relations, GREENWICH BIOSCIENCES


Dean Petkanas
Chief Medical Officer, KANNALIFE SCIENCES


Barbara Read
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, LIFESCRIPT


Mark Reichman
EVP, Client Services Director, GUIDEMARK HEALTH
Cannabis Patient Advocate


Jeremy Unruh
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, PHARMACANN LLC

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Dennis Peron Memorial and Celebration of Life
5:00 PM17:00

Dennis Peron Memorial and Celebration of Life

The friends and family of Dennis Peron are putting together a Memorial and Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 11th from 5 PM until 10 PM. Noe Street will be closed and a huge tent erected to protect an altar for all to share a moment of connection with Dennis, a video montage wall, a psychedelic light show on the tent roof, fabulous entertainment and music, a stage for speakers to share stories and experiences with Dennis with food and beverages catered by Flore on Market, where so much LGBTQ, Cannabis, and HIV/AIDS stories were lived out.

Send your photos to to be included in the curated video montage of your photos, photos from the Castle, video clips, newspaper clippings, and posters about how Dennis helped save lives and forever changed our attitude about cannabis.

Donate generously and help make the party of the year. Click here to make a contribution.

Reserve a ticket now.

Volunteer and help us set-up, host and greet, pass food and drinks, help with graphics photography, the more of us that pitch in, the better the party.

Like this event and share it far and wide. Make Dennis smile.

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7:00 PM19:00

Cannabis Ecosystem Using Blockchain

Join us for an engaging night as Nezly, the premier cannabis crypto technology provider, covers the ever expanding ecosystem of utilizing blockchain to bring better security and transparency to the cannabis industry. Discover how the cannabis technology driven landscape is changing for the better through smart contracts and cryptography inside the most revolutionary cannabis exchange, CannaX.

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2:00 PM14:00

Meadow Cannabis Taxes Workshop

Meadow will be hosting a panel of tax experts 2/27 to help make sense of all the cannabis taxes and how they effect your business. This workshop will address many hotly debated questions around how taxes are calculated, how to communicate this to patients, what to show on your receipts and tax payments, and when and how taxes should be paid.

Bring your tax questions and get answers. Some of the topics we will discuss:

  • Calculating and paying excise taxes on inventory purchased in 2017 vs. 2018, or in arms length vs. non-arms length transactions.

  • Calculating excise tax on shipping fees, wholesale discounts and rebates.

  • When to compound taxes (e.g. sales tax including excise tax) and how to accurately calculate these “taxes on taxes.”

  • Tax exemptions, who they apply to and on what products.

  • Figuring out taxes on loyalty and rewards programs.

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6:00 PM18:00

Marijuasana - Cannabis Yoga in Oakland!

This cannabis yoga pop-up has been featured in NowThisWeed, The Cannabist Show, Culture Magazine and the Boston Globe. Now Marijuasana is coming to Oakland in February 2018!

It is Marijuasana's mission to bring a holistic and contemplative approach to cannabis, one that creates mindful, fun, inclusive, and secular experiences that foster community, eduction, advocacy and wellness with respect to cannabis and hemp.

All attendees must be over 21. Included at this event are complimentary tea made by Hemp Kettle Tea Company, and samples of hemp extract by Bluebird Botanicals. Classes taught by Stacey Mulvey of Denver, CO. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cannabis and consume it atthis private event in a home in Oakland, CA. 

The yoga class is formatted so that participants can socialize and build community with each other, while doing an accessible yoga style. Stacey Mulvey is a gifted movement teacher who emphasizes a somatic approach to yoga, meaning we focus on the quality of your bodily experience, rather than the shape your body is making. You'll receive education on the benefits of cannabinoids throughout the class, and get to meet a diverse group of like-minded people. You will feel accepted and encouraged to consider cannabis as integral to your healthy lifestyle.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be at least 21 and show proof with ID at the door. (No ID, no entry. Please do not show up without your valid ID, you will be turned away and no refund will be offered)! This is a private event for subscribers of the Marijuasana newsletter.

Something came up, can I get my money back?
Please note this before signing up.

No refunds are offered unless the event is cancelled by the organizer. If you are unable to attend, you may get your money back up a week prior to the event, or transfer your ticket to another person but you may not get a refund. By making a purchase you are assuming the risk that some life event may prevent you from attending. Should you find you are unable to attend for any reason, do not expect to get your money back. (As an example: when you buy concert tickets and aren't able to go, you don't expect the box office to give you a refund).

What can I bring into the event?
BYO "C" and please also BYO yoga mat. Also recommended are a water bottle, and comfortable clothing.

How can I contact the organizer?

Please email

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1:00 PM13:00

GeChoPiece: Blacks in Cannabis - February Monthly Meeting

  • Golden Gate Library - Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tickets Required To Attend - NO EXCEPTIONS! 


Greetings Black Cannabis Enthusiasts!

My name is Cynthia Cornelius, I am a native of Oakland, CA born and raised and STILL a resident. I am a product of the 60s and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Oakland evolve. From the Black Panther Movement to current day, I have become an activist in my own right.

I was taught at an early age that EDUCATION is the one thing NO ONE could take away from you and I have spent most of my life believing this and therefore pursuing it in ALL FORMS!

With that said, I have created a fb social group for cannabis enthusiasts - GeChoPiece – BlacksInCannabisOak to Educate Encourage and Elevate those who are interested in the lucrative industry of cannabis.

This ever growing industry since its inception has rapidly increased over the years, however, BLACKs have somehow been left out of benefitting from it. I am not sure if it is by choice or force, but to see mainstream benefitting from this multi million close to billion industry and only a hand few of us partaking is alarming to me, specifically due to the fact that the WAR On Drugs targeted Blacks to create mass incarceration.

Please respect the fact that this is a Blacks Only event.

Vendors, please email me for logistics at

Disclaimer: Some of our GCP attendees have expressed their interest in cannabis stocks. I have put together investment information to give our attendees a starting point for investing. I am by no means an expert on this subject matter.


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Coffee and Cannabis: How did we get here.
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee and Cannabis: How did we get here.

  • 1885 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Coffee & Cannabis

A series powered by ImpactHub SF, Verde Alliance and Supernova Women

First Quarter: How Did We Get Here?

A small group workshop on key, of the moment topics facilitated by subject matter experts, driven by the community.

Come engage in dialog over coffee on such subjects as:

  • Creating Economic Equity: Exploring San Francisco's Equity Program and Cannabis Licensing
  • From Marijuana to Cannabis: Transitions in business licensing
  • From Seed to Sale: Structure and Finances Matter


  • 9:30 Doors Open
  • 10:00 Opening remarks and presentations
  • 10:30 Break Out Groups
  • 11:30 Networking and Fellowship
  • 12:00 Adjournment

Tabling and Resource Fair Materials Provided By

  • THC Staffing Group (link to their website
  • GoBiz
  • San Francisco Office of Cannabis
  • Support for AB 1793: Automatic Expungement

First time coming to a cannabis event? No problem! There will be resources on hand to get you up to speed, or keep you engaged.

* Note this is not a vendor fair. There will be no cannabis for sale at this event.

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to Feb 24

Robert Rich’s Sleep Concert in Collaboration with Flow Kana

Robert Rich’s Sleep Concert in collaboration with Flow Kana, branded distributor of craft sun grown cannabis.

Noise Pop is also excited to bring a special event to the festival for the first time, Robert Rich’s Sleep Concert in collaboration with Flow Kana, on February 23 at Gray Area. Sure to be one of the most unique and rare offerings this year, ambient musician Robert Rich will play music from 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. as attendees relax in the room and drift off to sleep. And even though Rich is from the Bay Area, this will be the first time in recent years he’s performed a Sleep Concert for local audiences.


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6:00 PM18:00

Blunt Talks: SF

You're invited to an evening of “Ted” style presentations by cannabis professionals, networking, and an awesome raffle. Did we mention Tacos?

Blunt Talks are “Ted” style presentations given by innovators of the cannabis industry who want to share their knowledge so we can grow together!

With the passage of Proposition 64 (legalization of recreational marijuana use), the California cannabis industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth! There are more businesses, brands, products, and services than ever before, and now is your chance to learn from a few that are really changing the game!

Whether you’re a professional looking to transition careers into the cannabis industry, a canna-professional looking to keep up to date with whats going on, or a business owner that is looking to add talent to your team, this installment of Blunt Talk is for you!
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  1. Eat tacos. Check out our sponsors. Make friends.

  2. Hear short, TED-style talks from cannabis professionals.

  3. Have a chance to win cool swag.

  4. Ask some questions.

  5. Win more swag.

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6:30 PM18:30

Mayoral Debate

  • 953 De Haro Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The South Beach/District 6 Democratic Club, Potrero Hill Democratic Club, Black Young Democrats of San Francisco, San Francisco for Democracy, and San Francisco Black Community Matters invite you to a Mayoral Debate.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30 - 8:15 pm
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 DeHaro Street, at Southern Heights

Moderator: Marisa Lagos, KQED
Candidates: Angela Alioto, London Breed, Jane Kim, Mark Leno

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to Feb 21

Sixth Annual North Coast Farmers Convergence

North Coast Opportunities is excited to once again bring the North Coast Farmers’ Convergence to Ridgewood Ranch on February 20th and 21st. The MendoLake Food Hub and the School of Adaptive Agriculture are leading the charge on this year’s expanded Farmers’ Convergence. 

The North Coast Farmers’ Convergence is a celebration of growing a resilient local food system and the vital profession of farming in Northern California. In previous years, the Farmers’ Convergence has brought together over 150 local farmers, ranchers, retailers and advocates for a day of networking, education and inspiration. According to participants, successful outcomes of the day included forging successful connections that enhance our local economy, linking farmers with needed resources and new or renewed buyer contracts for food producers. The 6th Annual Farmers’ Convergence promises to build on the successes of the previous years with new workshops, speakers and additional intensive educational sessions.
We have an amazing lineup ... stay tuned!

This event is made possible by our generous sponsors the Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op & Surf Market.

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3:30 PM15:30

Ellementa SF: Cannabis and Sex

THIS MONTH’S PROGRAM: Cannabis and Sex

It’s the month of LOVE and PASSION. How is women’s sexual health, function and response affected by cannabis? THAT is the question and the conversation for our February Gathering. Other questions we’ll address: Is cannabis a mood enhancer and aphrodisiac? What strains are more effective for positive sexual response? How can cannabis be consumed or applied to be most effective?

We’ll be meeting at the WestSide Art House, same as last month.

Ellementa meets monthly to bring women together to learn about cannabis for health, wellness, self-care and caregiving. This is a non-consumption, educational event for women/female-identified only. We create welcoming spaces where women can come together to speak openly about cannabis wellness.



The evening’s discussion will be led by, Ellementa Organizer Carrie Rice.

Carrie Rice is a nonprofit consultant living out her hippie dreams in San Francisco. In addition to her passion for bringing cannabis health education to women, she has a passion for bringing empathy to nonprofit management.


Ellementa Gatherings are non-consumption events. Ellementa does not condone consumption of cannabis on the premises of Gatherings. If consumption does take place at the event or any product is obtained at the event that is consumed after, attendees consume at their own risk and fully indemnify Ellementa, Inc. and its stakeholders from any responsibility. Everyone attending this event or other Ellementa events confirm they are 21 years of age or over and fully responsible for their own actions.


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12:30 PM12:30

Cannabis Boat Tour on the Bay

Experience an adults-only yacht tour of the bay with cannabis.

You're invited to a curated cannabis event to see and hear about tales of Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, the history of San Francisco's Ferry Building, stories from the city and the sea. 

Our partners will meet and greet you with goody bags, including vape pens, micro-dosed edibles and more! Tickets are limited for this first-of-its-kind event.

What to expect:
- Upon purchase, you'll receive an email to confirm our meeting point
- A brief screening to confirm you're 21+ years of age and a U.S. citizen*
- An educational piece about cannabis and the products in the goody bags prior to the tour
- An inspirational tour that creates a legacy of high standards in cannabis events
- Wear layers and flat shoes!
- Snacks, drinks, and restroom aboard the yacht

AT&T Park is the nearest landmark
Embarcadero and Montgomery BART are the nearest stations
The N, T or S are the nearest Muni Metro stops
Parking takes an average of 25 minutes

Please arrive early so that you may receive your goody bags and catch the introduction to the tour!

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9:00 AM09:00

California NORML Legal Seminar

From California NORML:
"California Attorneys and others are invited to attend the Cal NORML law seminar, to be held from 9 am - 5 pm on February 17, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland.
The seminar will cover criminal and civil aspects of the MAUCRSA marijuana law and new cannabis industry regulations, with an emphasis on microbusinesses and cottage cultivation licenses.

Omar Figueroa and Lauren Mendelsohn will be kicking off the seminar by teaching the first course of the day: "MAUCRSA - California’s New Cannabis Law." This course will provide an overview of California’s cannabis laws leading up to the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). Topics covered in the presentation will include commercial licensing categories (cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, retail, microbusiness, laboratory testing, and event licensing) as well as taxation, the rulemaking process, and the transition period.

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6:00 PM18:00

Confused About Cannabis? A Conversation with David Downs

The Luxe Cannabis Society is delighted to present David Downs, Cannabis Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and acknowledged expert on the state cannabis in the State of California.

In spite of the fact that the recreational use of cannabis has now been formally sanctioned in California, immense confusion still exists as state and municipal authorities seek to regulate cannabis production, distribution, marketing and consumption, and provide a systematic and rational environment for what is currently estimated to be a $5 billion annual business, fecund by nature, that continues to grow with unabated speed and ferocity.

In this one-to-one conversation, David Downs brings us up to date on the state of cannabis and provides a seasoned view of what the future will look like for cannabis and its devotees. In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • The current regulatory environment in the State of California
  • How will cannabis consumption fare in the Bay Area?
  • The impact of Federal Department of Justice policies
  • Who are the major investors and players in the business and how will the marketplace deal with “big business” incursions and dominance?
  • What will happen to the current medical marijuana licensing system?
  • What are current trends with respect to demographics, marketing and consumption?
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7:00 PM19:00

Puff & Pamper

  • 2420 Polk Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an interactive and elevated demo of cuisine infused with cannabis at your fingertips. 

Dinner will be provided with OPTIONAL cannabis additions along side champagne and dessert following the demonstration. 

Please feel free to bring a companion, this will be a HIGH class event and the use of cannabis is completely optional, so feel no pressure to indulge. 

Within the two hours rose petal joints will be in rotation, you will begin to take this journey into the blissful world where quality cuisine meet the newest cannabis industry standards. Let’s get lifted.


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6:30 PM18:30

Special Green Valentine’s Day Dinner

We cordially invite you to an evening of exclusive cannabis infused and pairing dinner with Chef Michael Magallanes of Opulent Chef.

Stimulate your five senses with a six course dinner,including: the first two courses infused with Humbolt Farm’s hash (5mg per course),  a visual and olfactory "look and smell" pairing of food and cannabis flowers for the middle two courses, a final two, un-infused courses with a vape pairing (for those who desire more cannabis at least), and a goodie bag to go including a month supply of cannabis infused nutraceuticals from Mighty Health.

All are welcome, bring a friend, a lover, or just yourself. Industry folks are especially welcome as this will be our launch event for upcoming series of educational and promotional events to support the industry and our diverse community. 

Seats are limited and secured when tickets are purchased. You’re welcome to gift or transfer your seats to a friend by letting us know in advance of the event date. Attendees will receive an email with the location in the days leading up to the dinner. Doors open at 6:30pm for a welcome glass of champagne and dinner will start at 7:00pm.

Opulent Chef

Michael Magallanes is the founder of Opulent Chef. He has been passionate about food and cooking since he was a teenager. After traveling and cooking in South America, he moved to San Francisco to pursue his dreams. He trained professionally for 10 years at various restaurants, and for the last 5 years of his training, he was a chef for Mourad Lahlou; first at Michelin starred Aziza, then for the opening of Michelin starred Mourad. Pushed by his entrepreneurial spirit, he created Opulent Chef to showcase his artful creations to the public.


Humbolt Farms

Humboldt Farms is a leading and trusted source for quality cannabis in California. We are committed to nurturing and inspiring the mind, body and soul by providing the world's best sun-grown flowers and highest quality Cannabis products, sustainably sourced from the wild and beautiful, Humboldt County, California. At Humboldt Farms, we believe in the principle of Choosing Kindly — for ourselves, our communities and our shared Earth. We aim to restore the health of the planet, to deepen the connection between us and the natural world, to cultivate meaningful relationships and to grow the creativity of the human spirit. Live now. Give freely. Grow together. 

Mighty Health

Mighty Health makes daily-use nutraceuticals formulated with cannabis for everyday people. Our ultra-low dose gel caps offer health conscious professionals new options to help manage daily needs for productivity, performance, stress relief and sleep. As a free gift with your dinner, we'd like to give you a bottle of Focus; our productivity enhancer that blends a carefully selected profile of cannabinoids with L-Theanine, Theobromine and other bio-active ingredients to boost mental energy and attention. These days, who couldn't use a little more Mighty Focus? Live. Love. Be Mighty.


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6:15 PM18:15

BMDC Monthly Meeting


You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the San Francisco Chapter of the Brownie Mary Democratic Club. We will meet on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:15 pm at 847 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th Streets) in downtown San Francisco. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to attend. 

We are delighted that Level will be the sponsor of this meeting, and will be demonstrating their cannabis concentrates and pills. We will be giving updates on local, state and Federal issues of importance to medical cannabis patients and their allies. There will be ample time for networking and socializing as well.

New members are welcome to join. Annual dues are $20.

Check out the story in SF Weekly about the club:

Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th.


David Goldman
President, San Francisco Chapter
Brownie Mary Democratic Club
m: 415-728-7631

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12:00 PM12:00

Memorial Tour - Dennis Peron

Join us as we weave through the historic LGBTQ+ district and discuss the figures who fought vigorously to help legalize medical marijuana. These individuals took the cannabis and used it as a tool for compassion and support in a community that was struggling with a lethal epidemic. Learn about the history, the cultural revolutions, medical benefits, legal battles, and compassionate use of cannabis in SF and around the world.

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Cannabis Wedding Expo
11:00 AM11:00

Cannabis Wedding Expo

The Cannabis Wedding Expo returns for the second year! The Expo gives couples the chance to engage with progressive traditional wedding vendors and specialty cannabis brands to learn how to incorporate cannabis into their wedding day in classy and tasteful ways. From full blown Budbars to small nods to cannabis culture, attendees can connect with every vendor they need to make their day unique. 

The host for 2018 is The Bently Reserve! Built during the Roaring 20s, the Bently Reserve is a world-class events venue. This historic landmark dramatizes the spirit and style of contemporary San Francisco, and is versatile enough to accomodate a wide array of events!

At the expo you can find:
40+ expert wedding and cannabis vendors
Tasty samples from local caterers
Giftbags for collecting all your swag
Live music
Mobile budtenders
Raffle prizes and more!

For more information, visit Cananbis Wedding Expo website. 


The sale of cannabis at the Expo is strictly prohibited.

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