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CCIA Policy Conference, Regulatory Webinars & Fact Sheets

4th Annual 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.

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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.

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. 

 Regulatory Webinars

On February 27, 2019 CCIA partnered with three California regulatory bodies to bring members and the public a series of educational webinars.

Below are links to the recorded webinars and the corresponding presentations.

CCIA & The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)

CCIA Executive Director, Lindsay Robinson, spoke with Lori Ajax, Chief of the BCC about permanent regulations.

CCIA & The California Department of Food and Ag (CDFA)

CCIA Communications & Outreach Director, Josh Drayton, spoke with Calcannabis Cultivation Licensing Director Richard Parrott about permanent regulations.

CCIA & The California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

CCIA Executive Director, Lindsay Robinson, spoke with Christina Dempsey from the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCBS) about permanent regulations.

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