The State of Cannabis is an all day meeting of the minds where industry leaders, government, and regulators gather to create smart and sustainable cannabis policy.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year's State of Cannabis conference has gone virtual and monthly (1st THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)! Check this page monthly for updated speakers and panels

October 1, 2020

Tiny Town Hall Meetings

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

A series of 15-minute town hall meetings with California candidates and politicians serving at the federal, state​, and local levels. 

 

Interviews by Nara Dahlbacka: Nancy Skinner, Rebecca Kaplan, Hakeem Brown, Ann Ravel, Sarah Davis, Brynne Kennedy, and Melissa Fox, Godfrey Santos Plata

California Cannabis Taxes in 2020

12:15 - 1:15 PM PST

The Cannabis Industry is essential in CA and one of the few that has a chance of being recession-proof. But taxes are so high that it’s hard to be profitable and compete with the illicit market. We will hear from several different perspectives for a lively discussion.

 

Moderated by Joe DevlinFiona MaNicolas MadurosAdam HijaziJohn Stephens, & Anonymous Illicit Market Operator. 

The Battle of Local Control and the Delivery Lawsuit

1:30 - 2:30 PM PST

Prop. 64 guaranteed local control but it also declared that a  local jurisdiction shall not prevent delivery of marijuana or marijuana products on public roads by a licensee acting in compliance with this division and local law as adopted under Section 26200. 

Moderated by Jackie McGowanOmar FigueroaJohn SchroyerNurit RaphaelZachary Pitts

360 Degree View of Social Equity

2:45 - 3:45 PM PST

It is going to take a holistic approach to repair one of society's greatest failures. We take a deep dive into this important topic.

Moderated by Yvette McDowellKika KeithMadison Shockley III, Steven Bradford, Felicia Carbajal

Upcoming Cannabis Vote Inside United Nations - What You Need To Know

4:00 - 5:00 PM PST

In 2016 our team working in Geneva, Switzerland inside the World Health Organization succeeded in convincing the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence to take up its responsibility under the Single Convention [UN] drug control treaty to re-access Cannabis placement given the scientific evidence now in hand. 

A conversation with Michael Krawitz and Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli, Matt Zorn, Nic Easley

Closing Remarks by Congresswoman Barbara Lee

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST

Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) offers her closing remarks.

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