This year marks the third time the International Cannabis Business Conference has rolled into San Francisco and the first since Californians gave a big thumbs-up to Prop 64 and the legalization of recreational use.
There’ll be lots to talk about this year’s ICBC held February 17 at the Hilton Union Square Hotel, whose marquee presenters range from the current Californian pot czar to a four-time NBA champ, a punk rock legend and the ubiquitous Tommy Chong.
Highlights of this year’s event include:
1. Progress report about legalization from head marijuana regulator Lori Ajax.
2. A panel discussion on how the cannabis industry can survive under the unpredictable Trump Administration.
3. A keynote address by activist and rock icon Henry Rollins.
There will also be a special VIP reception Feb. 16 that will include an appearance by California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.
“With so much to digest, we are pleased to provide the latest information and an opportunity for industry participants to ask questions of Lori Ajax, the state’s top regulator,” said ICBC producer Alex Rogers. “Of course, the Trump White House is on everyone’s mind, so it only makes sense to bring in some excellent legal and political minds to discuss how marijuana businesses can succeed under the new regime.”
Aside from hearing updates and learning more information about the cannabis industry, the ICBC is an opportunity for participants to network and the event will bring golden opportunities for the cannabis businesses to link with enthusiasts and potential partners, particularly at the VIP reception.
“We are very excited that Gavin Newsom will be joining industry professionals at our VIP reception on the 16th as he is likely to be the next governor, and who knows, he could even be the next president of the United States,” said Rogers. “If you are in the California cannabis industry, or are thinking of joining, the ICBC is a must-attend event.”