SEATTLE, WA

MAY 20, 2017

FREMONT FOUNDRY

Cannabis Grand Cru - SEA is a one day event held on May 20, 2017 at the captivating Fremont Foundry. This all-inclusive day will feature day-time sessions with the biggest, brightest and most innovative pioneers in the cannabis industry, and the Grand Cru Village is not to be missed! 

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR $79 ARE ON SALE UNTIL MAY 13th!

SPEAKERS AND SESSIONS LISTED BELOW!

SPEAKERS

  • ·       Aaron Pelley, JD: Co-Founder, 7 Point Law
  • ·       Abigail Ross: Co-Founder & Editor-in-chief, Push Mag
  • ·       Addison DeMoura: Co-founder, Steep Hill Labs & Head of BD, Advanced Nutrients
  • ·       Ah Warner: Founder, Cannabis Basics
  • ·       Alex Cooley: Co-founder & Vice President, Solstice
  • ·       Alison Draisin: CEO, Ettalew’s Edibles LLC
  • ·       Allan Abramovitz: Director of Infused Products, Willie’s Reserve - TBC
  • ·       Amy Dilullo: VP of Business Development and Sales, Willie’s Reserve
  • ·       Brandon Hamilton: CEO & Co-Founder WAM Oil - TBC
  • ·       Brian Caldwell: President, Triple C Cannabis Club
  • ·       Chef Chris Lanter: Proprietor and Chef Cache Cache (4 Star Restaurant) – Aspen, CO
  • ·       Courtney N. Moran: EARTH Law, LLC
  • ·       Connor Thompson: Co-Founder, Source Colorado
  • ·       Danica Noble: Director, NORML Women of Washington
  • ·       David Cunic: CEO, Pazoo
  • ·       David Paleschuck: Author, Entrepreneur & Principal, New Leaf Licensing
  • ·       Eli Duffy: CEO, Grownetics
  • ·       Erik Goldberg, MS Plant Pathology: House of Cultivar
  • ·       Farmer Tom: Founder, Farmer Tom’s Organics
  • ·       Gerry Goldstein: JD, Lifetime Chair NORML Legal Committee, Esteemed Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • ·       Jared Mirsky: Founder and CEO, Online Marijuana Design
  • ·       James Lathrop MD: Principal Cannabis City
  • ·       Jedidiah Haney: Schedule None
  • ·       Joe DiSalvo: Aspen-Pitkin County Sheriff
  • ·       John Hunt:  Serial Entrepreneur w/ businesses in media, cannabis & beyond
  • ·       John Kagia: EVP Industry Analytics at New Frontier Data - TBC
  • ·       Joy Beckerman: Principal Consultant, Hemp Ace International
  • ·       Marco Hoffman: Principal, Evergreen Herbals & Venice Cookie Company
  • ·       Mary Brown: Cannabis Research Analyst
  • ·       Matt Gaboury: Calyx King Consulting
  • ·       Melissa Hysom: Cannabis Freedom March
  • ·       Mike Hydro: Cultivation expert
  • ·       Ramel Williams: Owner, 4 Evergreen Group
  • ·       Reverend Cannabis: Director or Extracts at Puffin Farm Tier 3 Producer/Processor
  • ·       Roger Volodarsky: Founder, Puffco
  • ·       Ryan Abernathy: Co-Founder, X-Tracted & Refine Seattle
  • ·       Sara Batterby: President & CEO of Hifi Farms and Founding Chair of the Portland Chapter of Women Grow
  • ·       Samual Simonis: Cultivation consultant
  • ·       Shane Gagnon: Founder, Aurum Farms
  • ·       Stewart Fortier: Co-Founder MassRoots
  • ·       Sohum Shah: Director of IR, MassRoots, Co-Founder CCX & CTA, Freelance writer @ The Cannabist

Session types
·       General Sessions (Main Stage) - Moderated sessions with Q&A
·       Culinary (Main Stage) - Demonstration with Q&A
·       Workshops (3rd Floor) - Highly interactive Q&A
·       Penthouse chats (3rd Floor) – Intimate, informal setting, with Q&A

 

Session List
 
Main Stage #1

11:00am-11:50am

Advocacy and Cannabis – Federal, State & Local perspective, how far will this journey take us?

Engage with our speakers to better understand Federal, State & local perspectives.  Get a review of the movement while the industry’s leading minds discuss how the situation may change as more states legalize cannabis.  Explore key wins and current challenges – what will be required to take the next step forward?  How will the fabric of the nation be impacted as we become more permissive – How will someone born in 2010 be different, culturally, socially and spiritually, from someone born in 1960?

·       Jedidiah Haney: Schedule None
·       Farmer Tom: Founder, Farmer Tom Organics
·       Melissa Hysom: Cannabis Freedom March
·       MODERATOR: TBA

 

Main Stage #2

12:00pm-12:50pm

Regime Change and the Federal Landscape – Alternative facts and impact to Cannabis

Cannabis ballot initiatives won in eight of nine states in November 2016 – this is the largest shift forward in legalization, suggesting as a nation, we may have reached a tipping point leaving us speculating if an end to prohibition is near.  Simultaneously, as the world watched in wonder, a new regime has taken power in Washington – leading our nation and the ‘free world.’ What impact, if any, will the new leadership and political climate have on the current state of legal cannabis – must we fear a backward step?

·       Gerry Goldstein: JD, Lifetime Chair NORML Legal Committee & Criminal Defense Lawyer
·       Joe DiSalvo: Aspen-Pitkin County Sheriff
·       John Hunt:  Serial Entrepreneur w/ businesses in media, cannabis & beyond
·       MODERATOR: TBA
 

Penthouse #2

12:00pm-12:50pm

The Bleeding Edge of Cultivation

Discover the art of cultivation from expert growers. The panelists have dedicated years to understand how to produce the healthiest, most productive and efficacious medicines – learn how these agriculturists came to love the cannabis cycle and how they have each dedicated their lives to producing and delivering top quality product.  Learn about recent advances in lighting, nutrients, and technology that continue to help optimize the growth cycle and reduce the global footprint of production.  To include the future of cultivation/conscious cultivation – path to zero impact cultivation.

·       Shane Gagnon: Founder, Aurum Farms
·       Samual Simonis: Cultivation consultant
·       Mike Hydro: Cultivation expert
·       Erik Goldberg MS Plant Pathology: House of Cultivar
·       MODERATOR: Matt Gaboury: Calyx King Consulting
 
 

BREAK 12:50-1:30

 

Main Stage #3

1:30pm-2:30pm

Cannabis Infused Journeys Through Culinary – DEMONSTRATION

Join us on a journey through cannabis culinary pairings. Come with questions and engage with these accomplished cannabis chefs.  We will also discuss the current status of mass produced edibles – the positives and negatives of current edible explosion and path to widespread acceptance.  Portion control, packaging & access will also be discussed.

Menu and demo TBD - Guided cooking demo(s) - Samples will not be provided

·       Alison Draisin: CEO, Ettalew’s Edibles LLC
·       Chef Chris Lanter: Proprietor and Chef, Cache Cache (4 Star Restaurant) – Aspen, CO
·       Marco Hoffman: Principal, Evergreen Herbals & Venice Cookie Company

 

Penthouse #3

1:30pm-2:30pm

Cannabis Capital: A Tactical Guide to Fundraising – WORKSHOP

Learn the critical path to capturing funding for cannabusiness – explore strategies and tips to netting interest and seed capital from a variety of opportunities.  Discover the basics of angel investing and how to not only attract but also retain funding and expertise in this arena.  From initial concepts through brand planning, external investment and launch – explore in a WORKSHOP setting – bring your questions and perspectives!

·       Sara Batterby: President & CEO of Hifi Farms and Founding Chair of the Portland Chapter of Women Grow
 

Main Stage #4

2:40pm-3:30pm

Hemp – Perspectives, Promise and Path Forward

Hemp has the power to propel our economy, drastically reduce our carbon footprint on the planet and provide us with sustainable textiles and building materials.  Learn about the promise of hemp, from plastics to concrete.   Come to understand the current state of legislation, production, access and marketing in Washington and throughout the U.S.  

·       Courtney N. Moran: Principal, EARTH Law, LLC
·       Ah Warner: Founder, Cannabis Basics
·       Jedidiah Haney: Schedule None
·       MODERATOR: Joy Beckerman: Principal Consultant, Hemp Ace International
 

Penthouse #4

2:40pm-3:30pm

Cannabrands and their Form Factors

Learn from some of the industry's top brand owners how form factor and product type play a roll in developing, designing and marketing a cannabis product. The discussion will cover all aspects of brand, as it relates to the many types of products currently available and entering the canna-market. From flower, oil & extracts, tinctures & pills, edibles & beverages to sublingual slips and transdermal patches - form factor plays a major role in everything from distinct use, consumption and uptake to packaging and brand. Come hear what today's top product developers are concerned about and consider when developing new cannabis products.

 
·         Eileen Namanny: Marketing Manager, The Goodship
·         Andy Brassington: CFO/Director, Evergreen Herbal
·         Aaron Varney: Co-Founder & Director, Dockside Cannabis
·         Brian Wansolich: Co-Founder, Headset
·         MODERATOR:  David Paleschuck: Author, Entrepreneur & Principal, New Leaf Licensing

BREAK 3:30-4:00

 

Main Stage #5

4:00pm-4:50pm

The Economics of Cannabis – Perspective, taxation, illicit trade, and the true cost and potential of Cannabis

Gather details of the evolving landscape of cannabis legislation and taxation across the nation with specific focus on the Pacific North West.  Current trends in taxation, impacts on medical and recreational users, resurgence and persistance of unregulated trade, impacts to international trade and a pragmatic approach to taxation.

·       Brian Caldwell: President, Triple C Cannabis Club
·       Alex Cooley: Co-founder & Vice President, Solstice
·       Gerry Goldstein: JD, Lifetime Chair NORML Legal Committee, Esteemed Criminal Defense Lawyer
·       Danica Noble – Director, NORML Women of Washington
·       MODERATOR: Joe DiSalvo: Aspen-Pitkin County Sheriff

 

Penthouse #5

4:00pm-4:50pm

Evolution of Cannabis Access, relationship and impact in Big Pharma – Patients, pitfalls and progress

While states may differ on their interpretation of as well as access to medicinal cannabis, 25+ states now allow patients to consume cannabis to treat a wide variety of illness.  The picture of access is evolving rapidly within and across states. Get an overview of what cannabis, as a medicine can offer, what has already been achieved for the very sick including cancer patients, epileptics, and pain sufferers – learn about the profound, partially unexpected impact across society – lower ER admissions, lower use of prescription pain and anxiety medications.  What may be possible when we as a society open our consciousness to the medicinal properties of cannabis – how will our society evolve, how will our ‘pill’ culture change?  What does the path forward look like?  Is it possible to combine ‘eastern’ and ‘western’ medicine in the name of patient outcomes?  How do we get there together?  What will it take for cannabis, or its extracts, to be widely accepted as medicine?

·       Mary Brown: Cannabis Research Analyst
·       David Cunic: CEO Pazoo
·       James Lathrop MD: DNP ARNP Doctor of nursing Practice and Owner of Cannabis City
·       Patient Perspective TBA
·       MODERATOR: TBA
 

Main Stage #6

5:00pm-5:50pm

Brand Creation, Differentiation & Leadership

Learn from dynamic, charismatic brand architects about the struggle to create relevant, authentic brands in the Cannasphere and beyond.  Walk the path of entrepreneurship, authenticity and value creation in the complex, cluttered cannabis space.  Learn about the tough choices that must be made to differentiate a brand and succeed in cannabis.  What keeps a brand alive while so many are flailing and failing in our cluttered marketspace?

·       Ramel Williams: Owner, 4 Evergreen Group
·       Abigail Ross: Co-Founder & Editor-in-chief, Push Mag
·       Addison DeMoura: Co-founder, Steep Hill Labs & Head of BD, Advanced Nutrients
·       Amy Dilullo: VP of Business Development and Sales, Willie’s Reserve
·       Jared Mirsky: Founder and CEO, Online Marijuana Design                                                                         ·       MODERATOR: Aaron Pelley, JD: Partner, 7 Point Law
 

Penthouse #6

5:00pm-5:50pm

Cannabusiness Technology, Data & Analytics

The Cannasphere is evolving – with legalization and the influx of technology; cannabis relationships have been reshaped and retooled by technology.  Cannabis, long grown and traded away from the public eye, only recently over the counter of a legal dispensary, has is now traded as a commodity.  Take a look forward in the cannabis space through the lens of technology – learn about what’s next from some of the leaders of the canna-tech revolution.

·       John Kagia: EVP, New Frontier Data
·       Eli Duffy: CEO, Grownetics
·       Stewart Fortier: Co-Founder, MassRoots
·       Connor Thompson: Co-Founder, Source Colorado
·       Sohum Shah: Director of IR, MassRoots, Co-Founder CCX & CTA, Freelance writer @ The Cannabist


Main Stage #7

6:00pm-7:00pm

The Future of Extractions

Up to 50% of the cannabis consumed today is not flower!  This trend will continue to rise as recreational use and product proliferation expands.  Let industry leaders walk you through the world of extractions and applications.  Learn from the experts about integrating the extractions process and products into the different regulated markets.  Explore challenges, and current approaches from legal, equipment, facility and product standpoints.

·       Reverend Cannabis: Director or Extracts at Puffin Farm Tier 3 Producer/Processor
·       Ryan Abernathy: Co-founder, X-Tracted & Refine Seattle
·       Addison DeMoura: Co-founder, Steep Hill Labs & Head of BD, Advanced Nutrients
·       Roger Volodarsky – Founder, Puffco
·       MODERATOR: TBA

***Schedule and Speakers subject to change without notice***