CCIA's 5th Annual Policy Conference Has Been Postponed
For the past five years, we have hosted CCIA’s Annual Policy Conference which has brought together the top leaders amongst the administration, the legislature, the regulating bodies, labor, and the cannabis industry to engage in educated and informed discussions, leading to strategic policy reform. But in light of the growing concerns around the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) highlighted by Governor Newsom’s press conference, the state of emergency declarations from Solano, San Francisco, San Diego, and Orange Counties, and outreach from our membership, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s annual policy conference slated for March 18th in Sacramento.
This was a tough decision to make and we are genuinely disappointed by this development, but as our conference has grown to over 600 attendees who travel from around the globe, we must prioritize the safety and health of all participants.
As we look at future dates to schedule our annual conference, we’re planning other ways for our members to stay engaged through a combination of workshops, locally hosted events, and webinars. We’ll share additional details on our plans in the coming weeks.
If you are currently registered for our conference, you will be receiving communications from our team about your registration status and next steps regarding refunds in full. For more information or if you have any questions please reach out to membership@
2019 CCIA Policy Conference
On March 20, 2019 the California Cannabis Industry Association's hosted its 4th Annual Policy Conference brought together the cannabis industry, regulators, and legislators to discuss the challenges of the first year of legalization, as well as collaborative solutions on the horizon. As the leading cannabis trade association in the State of California, CCIA has worked diligently to ensure that our 500+ members are both well-educated and maintain an active voice in the legislative and regulatory process.
2019 Panels & Breakout Sessions
Challenges & Opportunities in Cannabis Testing
Moderator: Emily Richardson - Vice President, Business Development, CW Analytical Labs
Tiffany Devitt - Chief Information Officer, Cannacraft
Dr. Swetha Kaul - Chief Scientific Officer, Cannalysis Labs
Dr. Donald Land - Chief Scientific Consultant, Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
Ian Stewart - Chair, National Cannabis Law Practice, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
Dr. Gary Ward - Chief Compliance Officer & Principal Laboratory Scientist, PacLab Analytics
Distribution: The Gateway or Cog to Stability
Moderator: Elizabeth Conway - Director of Operations, Surterra Wellness
Michael Aberle - Senior Vice President, CannGen Insurance Services
David Hua - Chief Executive Officer, Meadow
Tim Morland - Director of Compliance & Policy, Continuum
Nicole Howell Neubert - Attorney, Clark Neubert, LLP
Michael Wheeler - Vice President of Policy Initiates, Flow Kana
Insuring the Cannabis Industry
Moderator: Stacey Jackson - General Counsel, Golden Bear Insurance
Stephanie Bozzuto - Co-Founder, Cannabis Connect Insurance
Camille L. Dixon - Director, California Department of Insurance
Doug Esposito - Cannabis Practice Leader, Owen-Dunn Insurance Services
Kelly Radkowski - Vice President, Regional Agency Sales Manager, Cannasure
Compliance: An In-Depth Look At What You Need To Know
Moderator: Henry Wyckowski - Attorney, Wyckowski Law
James Anthony - Principal, Anthony Law Group
Tyler Autera - Chief Operating & Co-Founder, Cannalysis Labs
Brooke Butler - Vice President of Business Development, Simplifya
Dr. Juli Crockett - Director of Compliance, MMLG, LLC
Kimerbly Simms - Attorney, Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Jessica Velazquez - Managing Parnter & Founder, Indiva Advisors, LLP
**Disclaimer: The information provided on this webpage does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.
We would like to thank all of the panelists, keynotes, and attendees of the 2019 Policy Conference for your continued engagement in creating a sensible regulatory environment that promotes public safety and streamlines business operations for the regulated cannabis industry.