With the theme, “out of the woods and into the future,” the Elevated Cannabis Compliance Conference is set to inform attendees about the ins and outs of the California cannabis industry this weekend. Scheduled for April 16 and 17 in Rohnert Park, the event promises to outline the three bills that make up the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act — AB 266, AB 243 and SB 643 — as well as address issues such as compliance and local licensing features.
“Change is happening now, with or without you!” the conference website states.
Produced by Mercy Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary in located in Cotati, the event includes an opening address from Jim Wood — assemblymember and author of AB 243 — as well as presentations from other industry leaders such as Hezekiah Allen, the executive director of the Emerald Growers Association.
“The Elevated Conference was designed with the intention of educating and informing canna-businesses, large and small, about current and future legislation involving cannabis production, distribution and sales in California, as well as to provide a venue in which we can exchange information about best-practices and pool our collective strength to present a united front within the cannabis industry,” event organizers said though a release.
“Today we stand at a crossroads in California. Society’s eyes are being opened to the value of this miraculous medicine, while ages-old prejudices and misconceptions are being set aside. This, my friend, is a double-edged sword. As society’s barriers come down and acceptance rises, government and big-business are taking note and beginning to take actions that will benefit themselves, but which could push out of the industry those of us who have been fighting for recognition of this plant for so many years. The Elevated Conference is about bringing great minds together and creating a network of support for our vastly growing industry. We must stand together, get involved and learn from one another. We cannot afford to sit in the shadows of the black market while government and big business take away the industry our pioneers have worked so hard to establish.”
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