Who would pass up a chance to hang out with Tommy Chong and Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders. Dr Elders will rock the house! Seriously, this is the place to be to meet the movers and shakers behind the ever-growing cannabis industry.
International Cannabis Business Conference – The International Cannabis Business Conference strives to bring important knowledge to those in the cannabis industry or interested about the industry. Our professional program will provide the information needed to help businesses and entrepreneurs succeed in the cannabis industry as well as valuable networking opportunities. San Francisco, CA; Feb 13-14,2016
International Cannabis Business Conference San Francisco
California has a $1.3 billion marijuana market, the largest in the U.S., and legal marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the country, according to The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm. Newly-passed medical regulations are transforming the state’s industry, and San Francisco has begun crafting recreational rules in anticipation of full legalization.
“The industry is exploding,” said conference producer Alex Rogers. “California is already a world leader in medical cannabis commerce. Imagine how big it’ll be once it’s legal for adult use.”
Unlike consumer-focused conferences like the Cannabis Cup, the International Cannabis Business Conference focuses on business strategy and influencers. It’s designed to be a crash course for entrepreneurs who want to grow business not only in California but also nationally and internationally.
For many, the burgeoning cannabis industry is the new American Dream. With manufacturing jobs hard to come by and college degrees (and even advanced degrees) not what they used to be, marijuana businesses can be an exciting career for many, similar to the microbrewery and local winery industries. Colorado,Washington and Oregon have already started creating jobs and generating millions of dollars in sales from legalized cannabis sales and Alaska will soon follow.
California started the cannabis commerce revolution when Proposition 215 passed all the way back in 1996 and the state will only see an increase in sales, especially once marijuana is legalized for all adults. While states with medical laws on the books have already seen business opportunities arise, avenues for prosperous business ventures will only increase as more states implement regulated cannabis sales among all adults. Nevada, Massachusetts, Arizona and Maine are just a few states that may pass legalization in 2016 and we will definitely see more states regulate marijuana sales in the coming years.
With these opportunities, there are hurdles to overcome. The application process can be very confusing and staying on top of all of the new laws, rules and regulations can be difficult. The International Cannabis Business Conference helps bring together experts in the field, so cannabis entrepreneurs can thrive in the marketplace.