Skip to content

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

Not a Member of CCIA?

Join the industry's most influential state trade association and advocate for more sustainable and equitable reforms!

View our Membership Brochure to learn more or chat with our Membership Team at today!

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.

Scroll To Top