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Cannabis Summit 2020

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Washington State is the socially responsible leader in the cannabis industry. This market position can only be maintained by coming together, having complex conversations, and putting actions to visions to create sustainable and successful industries.

Goals of This Year’s Conference

We are highlighting sustainability and ethics in the cannabis industry at this year’s Cannabis Summit.  We are examining ways to take big picture thinking to carry us beyond the day’s big conversations into actions.

As leaders we not only have the opportunity but the responsibility, to craft a better future. This starts with intelligent dialogue about where we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go.

Summit Objectives

  • To educate and inform policymakers, business leaders, and cannabis advocates on the most pressing issues facing the industry today.
  • To generate conversations that are solution-focused.
  • To create new relationships the participants can utilize to inform their choices and actions.
  • To inspire leaders in this industry to envision a world in which a robust cannabis industry can thoughtfully help the environment, the economy, and social issues.

The Audience

The audience of the summit includes legislators, policymakers, government employees, business owners, and advocates.  As we had to move our summit to a virtual program, our audience expands beyond our borders to anyone who touches the cannabis industry.

You will leave this summit inspired and connected to industry professionals, public servants, academics, and citizens who share a commitment to improving the burgeoning and ever-changing and adapting cannabis industry.

    Thursday, September 24th

    TimeTopics & Speaker(s)
    9:00 – 9:30 am

    Registration & Networking

    9:30 – 10:15 am

    The Environmental Impact on Communities of Color and the Economically Disadvantaged

    Dr. Terryl Ross, University of Washington School of Environmental Science

    10:15 – 10:20 am


    10:20 – 11:30 am

    Next Steps in Canna-Biomass

    Moderator: Danielle Rosellison, Trail Blazin

    Gavin Gaynor, Mohawk Paper

    Jerry Whiting, LeBlance CNE

    11:30 – 11:45 am


    11:45 am – 12:45 pm

    Creating an Ethical Culture in Cannabis

    John Rapp, Harris Bricken

    David Burger, Stewardship Partners

    12:45- 1:15 pm

    Closing Keynote

    Minal Mistry, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

    1:15 – 3:00 pm



    Friday, September 25th

    TimeTopics & Speaker(s)
    9:00 – 9:30 am

    Registration & Networking

    9:30 – 10:30 am
    10:30 – 10:35 am


    10:35 – 11:35 am
    11:35 – 11:45 am


    11:45 am – 12:45 pm

    Patient Health Advocacy Environment in Washington State: Challenges and Opportunities

    Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, AIMS Institute

    Lukas Barfield, Patient

    Mary Brown, AIMS Institute

    Alison Draisin, PsyD, LMHC, AIMS Institute


    12:45 – 1:15 pm

    Clearing the Air: Seattle’s Approach to Cannabis Legalization

    Pete Holmes, City Attorney, City of Seattle


    1:15 – 3:00 pm


    A Big Thanks to our Sponsors!

    Presenting Sponsor

    Event Level Sponsors

    Seminar Sponsors

    Skagit Organics

    Gleam Law


    Washington Bud Company

    Seattle Hempfest