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· Stage
Introduction
Introducing the CannAtlantic Conference, with a word from our sponsors.
Tauhid Chappell
· Sessions
New Jersey Caucus & Networking Lounge
New Jersey may very well legalize cannabis this November? What's at stake? Come hang, connect, learn and consume at your leisure.
· Sessions
New York Caucus & Networking Lounge
You from New York? Like cannabis? This room is for you. Come hang, connect, learn and consume at your leisure.
· Sessions
Know your Systems
Attorneys and trainers from the Defender Association will lead an interactive workshop on navigating the current crisis in the criminal justice system.
Kate Parker Kavita Goyal
· Stage
Keynote Speaker - Ricardo Baca
Ricardo Baca is a 20-year veteran journalist and founder of Grasslands, a journalism-minded agency. He served as The Denver Post’s first-ever marijuana editor.
Ricardo Baca
· Stage
Keynote Speaker - Shaleen Title
Shaleen Title is a commissioner on the Massachusetts' Cannabis Control Commission, the agency tasked with regulating the adult use market.
Shaleen Title
· Expo
SPONSOR - Cresco Labs - COVID19's impact on the industry
How has a global pandemic impacted dispensaries & grower processors? Cresco Labs, a multi-state operator, gives insight on this turbulence.
Tai Duncan
· Stage
Delaware State of State Cannabis Report
DelawareCAN presents Delaware's current cannabis market, the ongoing movement and issues that need more media attention.
Zoë Patchell
· Sessions
Media Lounge
Join this live radio show and get interviewed! REVIVE RADIO is an online broadcasting platform run by Philly journalist Tamara Russell.
Tamara Russell  Proof of Consciousness (P.O.C.)
· Sessions
Delaware Caucus & Networking Lounge
What's going on in the First State? We heard it could've legalized if it weren't for the pandemic. Come hang, connect, learn and consume at your leisure.
· Sessions
West Virginia Caucus & Networking Lounge
West Virginia is finally forging ahead with its medical cannabis program. Come hang and learn what's happening, connect, learn and consume at your leisure.
· Expo
SPONSOR - MCBA - Our Model State Policy Legislation
The Minority Cannabis Business Association reveals their model state bill to help advocates implement equitable legalization in their state
Jason Ortiz
· Stage
West Virginia State of State Cannabis Report
Jackson Kelly and Forbes Law firms discuss West Virginia's medical marijuana market, and where things are heading leading into 2021
Danielle Waltz Jesse Forbes
· Stage
Virginia State of State Cannabis Report
VirginiaNORML's Executive Director Jenn Michelle Pedini will walk us through how Virginia pushed for decriminalization, and what's next for legalization.
Jenn Michelle Pedini
· Expo
State of Cannabis Media
There are people in the media space doing the hard work in uncovering injustices, highlighting issues and spotlighting people in cannabis. Learn about them!
Ricardo Baca Mona Zhang Dan Adams Mehka King
· Stage
BREAK and a word from Philly
Get some food, go to the bathroom, stretch and take a breather while you hear some encouraging words from Philly leaders in the cannabis space.
· Sessions
Virginia Caucus & Networking Lounge
Virginia just passed decrim, so what's next? Virginians, come gather, network and learn about folks doing the work from your state
Jenn Michelle Pedini
· Sessions
Washington D.C. Caucus & Networking Lounge
What's happening in the nations capital? Connect with other Washingtonians, learn and consume at your leisure.
· Sessions
Maryland Caucus & Networking Lounge
Special shout out to Uplift Maryland for helping us put this conference together. Come hang, connect and consume at your leisure.
· Sessions
Pennsylvania Caucus & Networking Lounge
Pennsylvania has one of the most progressive cannabis bills that's waited to be enacted. Come hang, connect, learn more and consume at your leisure.
· Expo
Cannabis event planning during a pandemic
How do you navigate a pandemic as a cannabis event planner? Learn from the founders of the Cultivation Classic & National Cannabis Festival
Steph Barnhart Caroline Phillips
· Expo
SPONSOR - Cresco Labs - Social Equity Program
Learn about Cresco Lab's SEED program, aimed at helping diversify the cannabis industry.
Mykel Selph
· Stage
Washington D.C. State of State Cannabis Report
Tyler McFadden, co-founder of North Star Liberty Group, will discuss both cannabis movements at both the D.C. and federal level
Tyler McFadden
· Stage
Maryland's State of State Cannabis Report
Marijuana Policy Project will deliver updated information on the state of Maryland's medical marijuana market, and what's to come in 2021
Olivia Naugle
· Expo
How to grow your business, alternative fundraising
It's not always about doing the a dance for investors, learn how else you can raise money while keeping your dignity, and ideas, intact.
Aja Atwood Jessica Velazquez
· Expo
SPONSOR Soulful Cannabis & Holistic Industries - Job hunting in COVID19
What does the cannabis job market look like right now? How are corporations hiring, and more importantly, how are we ensuring there's a diverse workforce?
Jason Mitchell Rabbi James Kahn
· Expo
The State of Medical Marijuana
Adult use legalization is all the rage right now, but where does that leave medical marijuana markets and patients who need direct access and support?
Martin Lee Tamara Russell  Proof of Consciousness (P.O.C.) Dr. Rachel Knox
· Expo
Media Reparations for Black Communities
The media owes Black communities. This is what media reparations for Black communities could look like.
· Stage
Pennsylvania's State of State Cannabis Report
MCBA, DACO and PABJ come together to discuss Pennsylvania's cannabis market and ongoing conversations around legalization in the Keystone State.
· Stage
New York's State of State Cannabis Report
Cannabis Cultural Association gives insight on where New York is in their legalization efforts, and what we might expect in 2021
Saki Fenderson
· Expo
Cannabis and Abolishing the Police
Where does the movement to legalize cannabis align with the movement to abolish police?
Shekia Scott Naomi Isaac
· Expo
Soulful Cannabis & Holistic Industries present 'Holding the Cannabis Industry Accountable'
How do we ensure there's a semblance of corporate social responsibility in the cannabis industry?
Rabbi James Kahn Skip Shuda
· Expo
Surviving COVID19 As A Cannapreneur
Many cannapreneurs have been feeling the brunt of the global pandemic. Hear how these entrepreneurs are navigating turbulent waters.
Vladamir Bautista Fatima McDonald Adhithyan Krishnan Tahir Johnson
· Stage
New Jersey's State of State Cannabis Report
Pure Genesis and Doctors for Cannabis Regulation discuss how New Jersey may legalize adult use this year and what that means for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Faye Coleman Monica Taing
· Expo
What's after cannabis legalization?
When cannabis is legalized, what drugs are next?
Queen Adesuyi
· Stage
A Q&A with Sen. Street and Cresco Labs on Pennsylvania legalization
An interview with Sen. Street and Cresco Lab's VP of Real Estate and Community Integration
Barrington Rutherford
· Stage
Organizing and Mobilizing
You've acquired all of this knowledge. You've met amazing people. You understand what's at stake. Now here's what you need to do next.
Chelsea Higgs Wise
· Stage
Goodbye
This has been quite a journey, and we're just beginning. Thank you for coming onboard the CannAtlantic, we'll see you in 2021
· Sessions
Post-conference smoke session
It's been a long day of conference. Kick back, roll one up and decompress with us.

Speakers

Ursula Bonner

Momed founder

Tyler McFadden

Co-Founder, North Star Liberty Group

Mary DeFusco

Training, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Jenn Michelle Pedini

Executive Director, VirginiaNORML

Kavita Goyal

Community Partnerships Coordinator, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Kate Parker

Director of Policy & Practice, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Tahir Johnson

Business Development & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager, The National Cannabis Industry Association.

Tauhid Chappell

Executive Board Member, The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists

Shekia Scott

Former Director of Community Outreach, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Martin Lee

Co-Founder, Project CBD; Author, "Smoke Signals"

Chelsea Higgs Wise

Co-Founder, Marijuana Justice

Queen Adesuyi

Policy Analyst, Drug Policy Alliance

Adhithyan Krishnan

Founder, AK Aveksha

Fatima McDonald

Co-Founder, Mello Infusions and Mello Café

Vladamir Bautista

Co-Founder, Happy Munkey

Monica Taing

Board Member, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

Faye Coleman

Co-Founder, Pure Genesis

Skip Shuda

Co-Founder, Soulful Cannabis

Naomi Isaac

Member, Marijuana Justice

Saki Fenderson

Cannabis Cultural Association

Cherron Perry-Thomas

Founder, Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities

Dr. Rachel Knox

Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist; Board Member, Minority Cannabis Business Association

Tamara Russell Proof of Consciousness (P.O.C.)

Founder, REVIVE POC

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder, Soulful Cannabis

Rabbi James Kahn

Director of Outreach, Holistic Industries

Jessica Velazquez

Treasurer, Minority Cannabis Business Association

Aja Atwood

Founder, Trella Technologies

Olivia Naugle

Policy Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project

Caroline Phillips

Founder, National Cannabis Festival

Steph Barnhart

Founder, Cultivation Classic

Mykel Selph

VP of Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED), Cresco Labs

Tai Duncan

VP of Community Integration, Cresco Labs

Mehka King

Founder, CashColorCannabis

Dan Adams

Cannabis Reporter, Boston Globe

Mona Zhang

Cannabis Reporter, POLITICO

Jesse Forbes

Founder, Forbes Law

Danielle Waltz

Attorney, Jackson Kelly

Jason Ortiz

President, Minority Cannabis Business Association

Zoë Patchell

Executive Director, DelawareCAN

Barrington Rutherford

SVP of Real Estate and Community Integration, Cresco Labs

Shaleen Title

Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Ricardo Baca

Founder, Grasslands

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Media Reparations for Black communities

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MOMED Inc.

RISE King of Prussia

Cannabis is a Freedom.

Holding the Cannabis Industry Accountable

Holding the Cannabis Industry Accountable

Job Hunting in COVID-19

Job Hunting in COVID-19

What's After Cannabis Legalization?

What's After Cannabis Legalization?

Raising Money for Your Cannabusiness

Raising Money for Your Cannabusiness

Surviving COVID-19 as a Cannapreneur

Surviving COVID-19 as a Cannapreneur

Cannabis Event Planning During COVID-19

Cannabis Event Planning During COVID-19

The State of Cannabis Media

The State of Cannabis Media

The State of Medical Marijuana

The State of Medical Marijuana

MCBA Model Cannabis Bills To Use For Legalization

MCBA Model Cannabis Bills To Use For Legalization

The Intersection of the Cannabis and Abolish Police Movements

The Intersection of the Cannabis and Abolish Police Movements

COVID-19 Impact on Cannabis Industry, and Industry Community Outreach

COVID-19 Impact on Cannabis Industry, and Industry Community Outreach

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Cannabis Noire

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Cresco Lab's Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Program

Cresco Lab's Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Program