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

12345 Lake City Way NE, #170, Seattle, WA  98125

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