4th Annual CCIA Policy Conference

Mar 20, 2019, 7:00 AM
Mar 20, 2019, 3:00 PM
Sheraton Grand, 1230 J Street, Sacramento
$ 250

About 4th Annual CCIA Policy Conference

The California Cannabis Industry Association is pleased to host its 4th Annual Policy Conference to discuss a variety of topics related to the industry and its regulations in the state of California.


Kristi Knoblich Palmer
Lindsay Robinson
Sean Luse
Chief Operating Officer Berkeley Patients Group
Nicolas Maduros
Director California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Asif Mann
Chief Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, California Department of Public Health
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Richard Parrott
Amy Jenkins
Scott Wiener
California State Senator
Saaphira Galoob
Principal and Chief Executive Officer The Liaison Group
President Steep Hill
Swetha Kaul
Chief Scientific Officer Cannalysis
Michael Aberle
Senior Vice President CannGen Insurance Services
David Hua
Chief Executive Officer Meadow
Tim Morland
Director of Compliance and Policy
Stephanie Bozzuto
Camille Dixon
Director California Department of Insurance
James Anthony
Principal Anthony Law Group
Juli Crockett
Director of Compliance MMLG
Kimberly Simms
Attorney Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Christopher Coggan
Founder and CEO of Therapy Crafted Brands
Tom Zuber
Managing Partner Zuber Lawler & Del Duca


Registration & Breakfast: 7:30am - 9:00am (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
Welcome and Introduction
9:00am - 9:10am
Kristi Knoblich Palmer, President, California Cannabis Industry Association,
and Co-Founder, Kiva Confection

State of the Industry
9:10am - 9:30am
Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

Panel 1: State of Cannabis Regulations
9:30am - 10:30am
Moderator: Sean Luse, Chief Operating Officer, Berkeley Patients Group
Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Cannabis Control
Nicolas Maduros, Director, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Dr. Asif Mann, Chief, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch,
California Department of Public Health
Richard Parrott, Director, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing,
California Department of Food and Agriculture

Keynote Speech:
10:30am - 10:45am
Speaker TBD

Panel 2: 2019 Policy Development & Legislation
10:45am -11:45am
Moderator: Amy Jenkins, Senior Policy Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

Hon. Scott Wiener, State Senator, District 11
Hon. Scott Wilk, State Senator, District 21
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD

Keynote Speech:
11:45am - 11:55am
Speaker TBD

Importance of Associations: Taking a Closer Look
12:00am - 12:10pm
Saaphira Galoob, Principal and Chief Executive Officer,
The Liaison Group

Networking Luncheon: 12:10pm-1:00pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)

Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-3:30pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)

Keynote Speech:
1:00pm - 1:15pm
Speaker TBD

Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities in Cannabis Testing
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Moderator: Panelist TBD
Dr. Reggie Guadino, President, Director of R&D and Director of Intellectual Property,
Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
Dr. Swetha Kaul, Chief Scientific Officer, Cannalysis Labs
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD

Panel 4: The Next Frontier of Distribution
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Moderator: Panelist TBD
Michael Aberle, Senior Vice President, CannGen Insurance Services,
A Subsidiary of Next Wave Insurance Services
David Hua, Chief Executive Officer, Meadow
Tim Morland, Director of Compliance and Policy, continuum
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD

Closing and Announcement of Workshops
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

Workshops: 3:30pm-5:00pm (Sheraton Grand - 2nd & 3rd Floors)

Workshop 1: Insuring the Cannabis Industry
Moderator: Panelist TBD
Stephanie Bozzuto, Co-Founder, Cannabis Connect Insurance
Camille L. Dixon, J.D., Director, California Department of Insurance
Panelist TBD
Panelist TB
Panelist TBD

Workshop 2: 2019 Compliance Tool Box
Moderator: Panelist TBD
James Anthony, Principal, Anthony Law Group
Dr. Juli Crockett, Director of Compliance, MMLG, LLC
Kimberly Simms, Attorney, Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD

Workshop 3: Branding Your Canna Business
Moderator: Panelist TBD
Christopher Coggan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Therapy Tonics & Provisions
Tom Zuber, Managing Partner, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, LLP
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD
Panelist TBD

Networking Reception: 5:00pm-6:30pm (Sheraton Grand Lower Level)
2019 Legislator of the Year Award Ceremony
Honoree: State Senator Scott Wiener