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Early Bird Pricing Ends TOMORROW For Our SoCal Canna Investment Forum so Get Your Tickets NOW

Among the hundreds of California cannabis events and conferences out there, I’ve come to find few offer much insight or even tips for investing in California’s cannabis industry and ancillary sector. Many of our California cannabis clients have been engaging in all kinds sophisticated hybrid equity and debt deals to put dollars into the hands of California cannabis operators and ancillary businesses as we head into licensing in 2018.

On September 28th of this year, our San Francisco office hosted our first California Cannabis Investment Forum, and it was a huge success. Not only did we sell out and have more than 250 people in attendance, those who attended really enjoyed it and many requested we do something similar in Los Angeles. Their reasons for wanting a similar event in Los Angeles ranged from wanting their SoCal people to be able to attend to wanting to hear what is happening in Southern California and to meet and network with cannabis industry operators and investors in our area. So, by popular demand from attendees and clients, we’re hosting another investment forum at the end of this month, but this time it’s in Los Angeles and with new panelists and a new moderator!

We hope you can join us on Thursday, November 30th for a discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by Harris Bricken‘s Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from me that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will moderate a panel comprised of the following:

Panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. A cocktail (the food and a drink is included in the ticket price) networking session will follow the panel and last until 9:30 pm.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust in Hollywood. Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 pm. If you act now, you can get two tickets for $100. Early bird pricing ends at midnight tomorrow, so don’t wait to get your tickets!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join Us at Our SoCal Cannabis Investment Forum on 11/30!

Los Angeles Cannabis Investment Forum

Come to find out that among the hundreds of California cannabis events and conferences out there, not many actually offer much valuable insight or even tips for investing in California’s cannabis industry and ancillary sector. Many of our California cannabis clients have been engaging in all kinds of hybrid equity and debt deals to put dollars into the hands of California cannabis operators and ancillary businesses as we head into licensing in 2018.

In turn, on September 28th of this year, our San Francisco office hosted our first California Cannabis Investment Forum, and it was a huge success. Not only did we sell out, with more than 250 people in attendance, those who attended really enjoyed it and many requested we do something similar in Los Angeles. Their reasons for wanting a similar event in Los Angeles ranged from wanting their SoCal people to be able to attend to wanting to hear what is happening in Southern California and to meet and network with cannabis industry operators and investors in our area.

So by popular demand from attendees and clients, we’re hosting another investment forum at the end of this month. But this time it will be in Los Angeles and this time I will be the moderator.

Please join us on Thursday, November 30th, for an educational discussion on investing in Southern California’s newly regulated cannabis industry. Hosted by Harris Bricken‘s Los Angeles office, the Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in Southern California’s cannabis and ancillary industries.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote from me that addresses the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws under MAUCRSA. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., I will then moderate a panel comprised of the following:

Our panelists will cover:

Audience questions will be taken throughout the presentation. If you’d like to submit a question to the panel beforehand, please write to firm@harrisbricken.com. A cocktail networking session will follow the panel and will last until 9:30 pm.

The Southern California Cannabis Investment Forum will be held at Wanderlust in Hollywood. Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Early bird tickets are on sale now at $55, rising to $75 on November 16. Please go here for details and to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all our readers! We hope you have a safe and fun night.

Halloween is a great time to dress up as something spooky so we put together a short list of cannabis-themed costumes:

  • Cheech and Chong
  • Otto from the Simpsons
  • Towelie from South Park
  • Shaggy and Scooby Doo
  • Matthew McConaughey from Dazed and Confused
  • The Zig Zag Man

If you’re really hoping to give your friends a scare you could dress up as Jeff Sessions. All you need to do is buy a Keebler Elf costume and then toss on a suit and maybe a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Whether you dress up or not, we hope you enjoy the day.

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Attention Cannabis Growers: The 6th CannaGrow Expo is the 28th & 29th in Denver!

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The Event for Cannabis Cultivators is in Denver, Colorado the 28th & 29th!

The 6th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted October 28 – 29, 2017 in Denver, CO at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center.

CannaGrow Expo is a two-day educational conference & exposition dedicated to the art & science of growing cannabis. This action packed two-day conference allows passionate cannabis cultivators from around the world the opportunity to network with others, share strategies, learn from experts, and find the products and services to bring their grow ops to the next level.

CannaGrow Expo Denver will feature a selection of 25 cultivation-focused educational sessions lead by world-class growers over two action-packed days, endless networking with cultivators from around the globe, and an expo hall packed the latest tools & technology for growing cannabis.

If you are passionate about cultivating world-class cannabis, you need to be at the CannaGrow Expo.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Current growers, grow managers, dispensary owners, investors, and those just interested in learning about cultivating cannabis are encouraged to attend.

There is no better place to find the education, products, and services to grow premium cannabis than the CannaGrow Expo.

There will be 25 educational sessions offered, including a ‘Cultivation 101’ class on each day for those just getting started. Sessions will address various topics essential to a successful grow, and are lead by a lineup of world-class cannabis cultivators and educators.

WHAT TYPES OF VENDORS WILL BE EXHIBITING?

The CannaGrow Expo features an expo hall with 80+ companies focused on creating the most successful cannabis grows and extractions in the world.
See exhibitors & sponsors coming to CannaGrow.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

Escape to the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center for the 6th CannaGrow Expo.

Click the link in your registration confirmation email to book your room at a discounted $129/nt for CannaGrow attendees. Hurry! They will sell out!

For more information and registration, head over to CannaGrowExpo.com!

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Our California Cannabis Investment Forum is TONIGHT in Downtown San Francisco

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Last call, people.

Our California Cannabis Investment Forum is this evening in Downtown San Francisco at the Covo Event Space. Doors will open at 5:45 pm.

Our San Francisco office is hosting this event with fiscal sponsorship from Templar Capital Management and GBDS and associate sponsorship from the NCIA. This Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in California’s cannabis industry and provide you with the information you need for investing in California’s cannabis space.

Hilary Bricken, who heads up our Los Angeles office. will begin the event with a short talk on the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws. Carlton Willey, who heads up our firm’s finance group out of San Francisco, will then moderate a panel comprised of early and late stage investors and debt and equity financers with experience in California’s cannabis industry. The following panelists will discuss cannabis industry investing, deal structures, cannabis business concerns in the context of investing, investor red flags in the cannabis industry, and various other matters of increasing importance in the California cannabis investment world:

Allen Gold, Principal at Templar Capital Management

Alejandro Di Tolla, CEO of GBDS

Sherri Haskell, CEO of CannaAngels

Tom DiGiovanni, CFO of Canndescent

Emily Paxhia, Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management

Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be served and a cocktail networking session will take place following the panel discussion.

We are still selling tickets online here, but we must cap the number of attendees at 250 and we are already perilously close to that number.

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Don’t Miss the California Cannabis Investment Forum THIS THURSDAY

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Please join us this Thursday, September 28th for the California Cannabis Investment Forum in Downtown San Francisco!

Our San Francisco office is hosting this event with fiscal sponsorship from Templar Capital Management and GBDS and associate sponsorship from the NCIA. This Forum will bring together top investors and leading companies in California’s cannabis industry and provide you with the information you need for investing in California’s cannabis space.

Hilary Bricken, who heads up our Los Angeles office. will begin the event with a short talk on the many recent changes to California’s medical and adult use cannabis laws. Carlton Willey, who heads up our firm’s finance group out of San Francisco, will then moderate a panel comprised of early and late stage investors and debt and equity financers with experience in California’s cannabis industry. The following panelists will discuss cannabis industry investing, deal structures, cannabis business concerns in the context of investing, investor red flags in the cannabis industry, and various other matters of increasing importance in the California cannabis investment world:

Allen Gold, Principal at Templar Capital Management

Alejandro Di Tolla, CEO of GBDS

Sherri Haskell, CEO of CannaAngels

Tom DiGiovanni, CFO of Canndescent

Emily Paxhia, Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management

The California Cannabis Investment Forum will be at Covo Event Space in Downtown San Francisco. Doors will open at 5:45 pm and Hilary’s keynote will begin at 6:15. Hors-d’oeuvres and drinks will be served and a cocktail networking session will take place following the panel discussion.

We look forward to seeing you there, but do NOT delay in buying your tickets. We must cap attendance at 250 and we are very rapidly nearing that number already.

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Consideration Hashish Growers: The sixth CannaGrow Expo is Subsequent Month in Denver!

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The Occasion for Hashish Cultivators is Heading to Denver, Colorado Subsequent Month!

The sixth CannaGrow Expo will probably be hosted October 28 – 29, 2017 in Denver, CO on the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Lodge & Conference Middle.

CannaGrow Expo is a two-day instructional convention & exposition devoted to the artwork & science of rising hashish. This motion packed two-day convention permits passionate hashish cultivators from around the globe the chance to community with others, share methods, study from specialists, and discover the services to deliver their develop ops to the subsequent degree.

CannaGrow Expo Denver will function a number of 25 cultivation-focused instructional periods lead by world-class growers over two action-packed days, countless networking with cultivators from across the nation, and an expo corridor with 100+ cubicles showcasing the newest instruments & know-how for rising hashish.

In case you are captivated with cultivating world-class hashish, you might want to be on the CannaGrow Expo.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Present growers, develop managers, dispensary house owners, buyers, and people simply taken with studying about cultivating hashish are inspired to attend.

There isn’t a higher place to seek out the schooling, merchandise, and providers to develop premium hashish than the CannaGrow Expo.

There can be 25 instructional periods provided, together with a ‘Cultivation 101’ class on every day for these simply getting began. Periods will tackle numerous subjects important to a profitable develop, and are lead by a lineup of world-class hashish cultivators and educators.

WHAT TYPES OF VENDORS WILL BE EXHIBITING?

The CannaGrow Expo options an expo corridor with 100+ corporations targeted on creating probably the most profitable hashish grows and extractions on the earth.
See exhibitors & sponsors coming to CannaGrow.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

Escape to the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Lodge & Conference Middle for the sixth CannaGrow Expo.

Click on the hyperlink in your registration affirmation e mail to guide your room at a reduced $129/nt for CannaGrow attendees. Hurry! They may promote out!

For extra info and registration, head over to CannaGrowExpo.com!

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California Hashish Funding Discussion board: Final Day for Early Hen Pricing!

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On Thursday, September 28th, our San Francisco workplace will host an occasion on investing in California’s newly regulated hashish business. The California Hashish Funding Discussion board will deliver collectively prime buyers and main corporations in California’s hashish business and its associated applied sciences to speak about California hashish funding points. The Templar and GBDS can be sponsoring this occasion and the NCIA can be an affiliate sponsor.

Early hen pricing of $20 ends tonight at midnight! 

Hilary Bricken of our Los Angeles workplace will start the Discussion board at 6:15 p.m. with a brief keynote discussing the various current modifications to California’s medical and grownup use hashish legal guidelines. From 6:45 p.m. to eight p.m., Carlton Willey of our San Francisco workplace will average a panel comprised of the next early and late stage buyers and debt and fairness financiers with expertise in California’s hashish business:

Alejandro Di Tolla, CEO of GBDS and a number one angel investor in hashish companies

Allen Gold, Principal at Templar Capital Administration

Sherri Haskell, Founder and CEO of CannaAngels

Emily Paxhia, Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Administration

Adrian Sedlin, CEO of Canndescent

Our panelists will cowl hashish business investing, deal buildings, hashish enterprise considerations within the context of investing, and investor pink flags within the hashish business, with a give attention to California’s anticipated $Eight billion plus legalized hashish market. We’ll take questions from the viewers in the course of the panel dialogue and we additionally encourage you to ship us prematurely any questions you’ll have for our esteemed panelists. You possibly can ship us your questions by way of e-mail to agency@harrisbricken.com.

The California Hashish Funding Discussion board might be on the Covo Occasion Area in Downtown San Francisco. Doorways open at 5:45 p.m., and a cocktail networking session will begin from Eight-9:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks shall be served.

To buy a ticket for this occasion, please go right here. And keep in mind, at this time is the final day for the early chook fee, so act quick!

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Regulating Ganja: Our Report on Jamaica Hashish

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Over the weekend, I attended CanEx Jamaica in Montego Bay. The occasion targeted on the enterprise and coverage of hashish in Jamaica and overseas. Jamaica decriminalized hashish in 2015, imposing a advantageous for possession of lower than two ounces of hashish relatively than attainable jail time. Jamaica additionally has legalized hashish for medical use, however continues to be within the strategy of implementing a regulated program.

Jamaica is dealing with challenges in regulating a plant that has lengthy been celebrated in Jamaican tradition regardless of authorized prohibition. Ganja, as it’s recognized on the Island, has deep cultural and non secular significance. It’s a sacred herb within the Rastafarian faith. Its spiritual and leisure use on the island has been widespread for years. Consequently, many Jamaicans will not be enthusiastic about it being regulated. I went to this occasion for 2 causes. One, as a result of Hilary Bricken, our lead hashish lawyer out of our Los Angeles workplace can be talking there. And two, as a result of our hashish apply has all the time been a world one, and that has been accelerating in the previous few months as Barcelona, Spain, (the place we’ve an workplace) continues to liberalize.

Dr. Jalani Adwin Niaah, a professor on the College of the West Indies at Mona and Rastafarian, gave a presentation on Rastafarian Allotting and Advocacy. He famous an elevated curiosity in ganja from native enterprise leaders after it was decriminalized. He fears although that commercialization of Jamaica’s medical hashish will depart Rastafarians behind and hashish as a sacrament will turn into marginalized. Dr. Niaah instructed Rastafarian’s internet hosting “herb camps” the place they might develop and dispense ganja for spiritual functions whereas additionally offering steerage to Jamaicans and guests who need to use ganja for therapeutic and wellness. Dr. Niaah proposed these camps would give Rastafarians a spot in Jamaica’s regulated hashish market. Jamaican regulation permits hashish for spiritual functions, however it isn’t clear these types of camps would qualify underneath this exemption.


Hilary Bricken hosts a panel on Hashish Coverage in Jamaica.

Hilary Bricken from our workplace moderated a panel on hashish coverage that included Florida lawyer Michael Minardi, entrepreneur Sidney Himmel, Dr. Lorenzo Gordon of Jamaica’s Ministry of Well being, and Greg Douglas, CEO of Jamaica’s Hashish Licensing Authority.

Dr. Gordon and Mr. Douglas offered perception into the challenges Jamaica faces as two of its regulatory our bodies work collectively to determine Jamaica’s medical hashish scheme. The Ministry of Well being regulates hashish processing, strains, and merchandise. It appears on the scientific aspect of hashish, learning the share of CBD and THC in every pressure. This Ministry additionally requires a microbiological evaluation of every product and supplies coaching for physicians who want to advocate hashish. The Hashish Licensing Authority focuses on location, safety, and cultivation. Because the title suggests, it additionally will ultimately present licenses to cultivators and dispensaries.

Mr. Douglas expressed the necessity for the 2 businesses to work collectively to ship a unified message and supply a constant course of for candidates hoping to acquire a hashish license. He additionally acknowledged the significance of hashish in Jamaica saying “in Jamaica, ganja is cultural, not only a matter of cash.” Mr. Douglas maintains that the emotional impression of ganja in Jamaica have to be taken under consideration in making a regulated business.

The elephant within the room was the influence United States Authorities coverage has had and can proceed to have on Jamaica’s hashish regime, particularly contemplating the Trump administration has been hostile to hashish. Each Jamaica and the US have entered into treaties prohibiting the manufacture and distribution of hashish and different medicine. The US wields vital affect over worldwide commerce and will drive its will on a small nation like Jamaica. At one level within the panel discussions, Hilary requested whether or not Jamaican authorities officers see the US as a bully. Each Jamaican officers gave diplomatic solutions, acknowledging they’re conscious of the United State’s place on the topic and the way it’s essential to “contemplate” the worldwide setting when implementing Jamaica’s regulatory regime.

Although over half the states within the US have legalized medical hashish and eights states (plus Washington DC) permit hashish for leisure use, america continues to be seen internationally as considerably of a drug regulation dinosaur with sharp tooth. Most of the audio system and attendees talked of how Canada and Israel (and to a lesser extent Uruguay and Spain) are mannequin nations for hashish analysis and coverage. Dr. Gordon said he hoped Jamaica could possibly be a world chief in hashish as properly. See Marijuana Legalization: The Worldwide Version

 As well as to Hilary’s panel, CanEx hosted Montel Williams for a keynote handle, held a job truthful for people thinking about working in hashish and hosted quite a few different panel discussions on subjects like “Ladies in Hashish”, “Finance and Commerce”, and “Arts and Leisure.” The occasion was properly attended and really informative. In case you remorse lacking it this yr, I extremely advocate attending in 2018.

Nice locale and nice audio system. What extra might you need?


Daniel Shortt and Hilary Bricken at CanEx Jamaica.
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Be a part of Us at The California Hashish Funding Discussion board!

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On Thursday, September 28th, our San Francisco workplace will host an occasion on investing in California’s newly regulated hashish business. Sponsored by the  Templar, GBDS, and the NCIA, the California Hashish Funding Discussion board will convey collectively prime buyers and main corporations in California’s hashish business and its associated applied sciences.
Hilary Bricken of our Los Angeles workplace will start the Discussion board at 6:15 p.m. with a brief keynote addressing the current (and lots of) modifications to California’s medical and grownup use hashish legal guidelines. Then from 6:45 p.m. to eight p.m., Carlton Willey of our San Francisco workplace will average a panel comprised of the next early and late stage buyers and debt and fairness financers with expertise in California’s hashish business:
Allen Gold, Principal at Templar Capital Administration

Panelists will cowl hashish business investing, deal buildings, hashish enterprise considerations within the context of investing, and investor purple flags within the hashish business, in addition to issues of accelerating significance within the hashish funding world as we head into 2018 and California’s anticipated $Eight billion legalized hashish market. Viewers questions shall be taken all through the panel dialogue and when you’d wish to submit a query to the panel beforehand, please write to agency@harrisbricken.com.

The California Hashish Funding Discussion board can be held at Covo Occasion Area in Downtown San Francisco. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks might be served. Doorways open at 5:45 p.m., and a cocktail networking session will begin from Eight-9:30 p.m.
To buy a ticket for this occasion, please go right here. The early fowl price lasts till September 12, so act quick!