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9th Annual Washington Cannabis Summit

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Cannabis Alliance presents the 9th annual Washington Cannabis Summit!


This year marks The Cannabis Alliance’s 9th annual Washington Cannabis Summit on May 10th in Seattle!  This all-day event provides a dynamic platform for industry professionals, experts, policymakers, and advocates to discuss insights, trends, developments, and best practices in the industry.  The title this year is High Stakes: Resiliency in a Shifting Landscape.  The day will feature four panels: The Ins and Outs of (De/Re) Scheduling Cannabis, State Responsibility in the Absence of a New Farm Bill, Interstate Commerce of “Adult Use Cannabis”, and Innovation in Cannabis Regulation.  We plan on roundtable discussions and whole group discussions around these topics as the day progresses all bookended by expert keynote speakers.

Who can attend? Licensees, executives, employees, entrepreneurs, politicians, ancillary businesses, advocates, and more!


9:00-10:00 – Registration

10:00-10:30 – Welcome
Caitlein Ryan, Executive Director, The Cannabis Alliance

10:30-11:00 – Opening Keynote
Laury Lucien, Education Director, Parabola Center

11:00-12:15 – The Ins and Outs of (De/Re) Scheduling Cannabis
Christopher Gerard, Industry Strategist, Thynk Industries
Madeline Grant, Manager, Business Development, Management Science Associates, Inc.
Mitzi Vaughn, Shareholder, Karr, Tuttle, Campbell
Matt Friedlander, Moderator, The Cannabis Alliance

12:15-12:30 – Break

12:30-1:15 – Regulation in the Absence of a New Farm Bill

Pamela Epstein, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Terpene Belt
Trecia Ehrlich, Cannabis Programs Manager, Washington State Department ofAgriculture
Jessica Tonani, CEO, Verda Bio & Basic Jane
David Gang,  Professor and Director, Washington State University Institute of Biological Chemistry
Shawn DeNae Wagenseller, Moderator, The Cannabis Alliance

1:15-2:15 – Lunch-KeynoteAmber E. Senter, Executive Director, Supernova Women

2:15-3:30 – Innovation in Cannabis Regulation

David Postman, Board Chair, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Micah Sherman, Founder, Raven Farm
Gillian Shauer, Executive Director, Cannabis Regulators Association
Laury Lucien, Education Director, Parabola Center
Jessica Pichardo, Moderator, The Cannabis Alliance

3:30-3:45 – Break

3:45-4:30 – Interstate Commerce of “Adult Use Cannabis”

Amber E. Senter, Executive Director, Supernova Women
Adam Smith, Founder and President, Alliance for Sensible Markets
Sheri Sawyer, Deputy Director, Policy and Outreach, Washington State Office of Governor
Jason Lammers, Moderator, The Cannabis Alliance

4:30-5:00 – Closing Keynote-Mary Jane Oatman, Founder, Indigenous Cannabis Coalition & THC Magazine and Executive Director of the Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association

5:30-9:00 – After Party


Event Venue:

The Collective Seattle
400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, Wa 98109

After-party Venue: 

201 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109


Tickets are $35 and available here:


May 10
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The Cannabis Alliance
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The Collective Seattle
400 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98109
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