Sproutways & Santa Cruz Center of Botanical Studies presents:
Join us in Santa Cruz for an Exclusive Invitation Only gathering
of leading Cannabis and Hemp experts
California Cannabis Summit
May 18, 2019 – Seascape Beach Resort, Santa Cruz, CA
An Invitation-Only Premium B2B Summit
The California Cannabis Summit 2019 is an invitation-only exclusive event featuring a mix of experienced cannabis and hemp growers, successful farmers in transition to growing hemp and cannabis, leading service providers as well as established businesses looking to understand how to expand into hemp and cannabis.
This inaugural event will include content from some of the leading names in the hemp and cannabis industry, numerous of whom have been in cannabis research for decades. Our speakers have been recruited from the local community by Christopher Carr, one of the leading voices and community leaders in the craft cannabis industry, with insider relationships spanning popular grow regions including Santa Cruz, Humboldt County, Southern California, and even out-of-state. Carr holds the role of Chief Curator at Sproutways, and is also a founder of Santa Cruz Center of Botanical Studies, a community-focused educational initiative. Carr is sometimes better known as the host and chief interviewer on the Cannabis Connection, a popular radio show and podcast covering all things hemp and cannabis.
Event Speakers and Panelists
We’re still finalizing the full list of speakers for the first annual California Cannabis Summit. The list of speakers is veritable who’s who of thought leaders, cultivators, lawyers, and regulators in the cannabis and hemp industry.
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Seven lively panel discussions are planned that will include thought leaders, innovators, and experts in their field. The moderator will shape the conversation and then include questions from the attendees.
The panel will discuss the breeding process from genetics to clones and how the techniques are changing including the drive to patent highly optimized phenotypes.
What does organic mean today? Do fully organic, indoor growers qualify as craft growers? Are appellations even possible with indoor? With the industry changing below our very feet, this discussion is one not to miss.
Can today’s distribution model survive? How should we, as an industry, think of distribution?
Growers that have adopted the vertical integration model outperform growers who focus on just growing. Does it make sense for all farmers to adopt this model, or creative variations, of it?
Legal and Regulations
For smaller growers, staying on the correct side of the law is frustratingly complex. For larger growers, it’s the same. This panel will discuss how to select, then work a legal team to keep your farm or business in compliance.
Medical and Pharmaceutical
California’s legalization started as a medical movement in Santa Cruz, and through the work of some very skillful lawyers, it became legal. Today, pharmaceutical producers are looking at the unique characteristics of cannabinoids to test for a wide variety of medicines and therapies.
Lifestyle and Culture
While not generally thought of as controversial topics, as wider audiences embrace cannabis, the lifestyle will inevitably change to become more mainstream. How this impacts the industry, as well as the storytelling about the culture, will make for a lively conversation.
Seascape Beach Resort
We are so pleased that the Seascape Beach Resort will be the site of our Summit. Located just south of Santa Cruz off Highway 1, overlooking the beautiful coast, Seascape Beach Resort is recognized as one of California’s top coastal conference centers.
With 17 miles of Monterey Bay beach to explore, spacious all-suite accommodations, delicious fine dining, and a full range of activities to choose from, Seascape is the premier Santa Cruz luxury resort. Seascape provides everything to make your Santa Cruz lodging experience memorable, including a host of resort options and amenities. It all adds up to being one of the best Monterey Bay resort destinations you’ll experience.
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About the Sponsors
Sproutways brings an open framework to the cannabis and hemp industry. For the longest time, the market has been shrouded by a culture of prohibition. While the global legalization of cannabis and hemp is well underway, the legacy of secrecy is impeding the rapid growth of these markets. Sproutways intends to unlock the value of these markets by taking an open approach to the market. We offer our growers and ecosystem members an open education center, open marketplace and open transaction platform to drive out mistrust and inefficiencies and help our members capture value.
Santa Cruz Center of Botanical Studies
The Center serves as the first Cannabis and Essential Oil educator in the country providing science-based education about medicinal plants and how to harness their essence for restorative and therapeutic uses with clear and accessible live seminars and online courses.
Our goal is to empower communities with exclusive industry insights and trade best practices from professional experience in order to be self-sufficient in facilitating health and wellness. The Center is focused on preserving the values established in the Compassionate Use Act to elevate expertise & service to communities across the globe.