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Seun Adedeji
Youngest Dispensary Owner

CEO and Founder of Elev8 Cannabis, a national dispensary chain he founded in 2017 when he was only 23!!! Today, at age 27, Seun is remarkably the youngest African-American dispensary owner in the country, with multi-state licenses & locations.

Reginald Stanfield
CEO, JustinCredible Cultivation

CEO & Head Horiculturist at JustinCredible Cultivation, Massachusetts first minority-owned business to successfully complete the state’s general application procedure. Reggie raised $1.3 million to open a 5,000 sq ft facility at a fraction of the cost by doing his own architectural layout. JustinCredible is now firmly positioned to outpace many others in the lane.

Vladimir Bautista
CEO, Happy Munkey

Co-Founder of the NYC lifestyle brand Happy Munkey, the infamous Canna-Speakeasy in midtown Manhattan! Happy Munkey hosts VIP cannabis events that connect politicians, chefs, doctors, influencers, athletes & creatives powered by the love of the plant. Responsible for the historic Van Gogh Exhibit meets Cannabis Event in NYC, Vlad and his partner Ramone are working to a open a franhise of legal speakeasy-style consumption lounges throughout NYC.

Jonathan Casillas
Former NFL Superstar

Former NFL superstar, 2X Super Bowl Champ, Giants, Saints & Patriots starter turned cannabis entrepreneur! After 9 illustrious years in the NFL, Jonathan officially retired in 2018 and set his eyes on the cannabis industry. Founder & CEO of Jade’s Garden, a multifaceted wellness line geared toward the pro athlete. With all-natural ingredients & high concentrations of CBD, the non-THC products are all designed to help alleviate the rigors of the modern day warrior.

Christina de Giovanni
CEO, Emerald Magazine

Founder & CEO of Emerald Magazine one of the leading cannabis industry periodicals since 2012! Christina discovered & filled a huge gap in the underserved niche of non-traditional, new medicinal cannabis users. Designed to appeal to females & senior citizens.. Emerald is the opposite of the dude-centric stoner culture & feature no scantily-clad women or bong adverts.

NJ Weedman
Dispensary Owner & Advocate

The most recognized face in NJ Cannabis NJWeedman aka Ed Forchion Jr. is the Founder of NJWeedmans Joint eatery & dispensary in Trenton NJ and Miami, Fl. Cannabis Rights Activist for 30+ years & PIONEER of the developing canna industry. He has run for political office, is founder of the Legalize Marijuana Party & has been featured on VICE, NBC, ABC, Politico & every media outlet imaginable!!!

Kym B

Kym B is one of the biggest influencers in the cannabis industry. She's co-founder of TribeTokes alongside founder Degelis Tufts, a sexy smoke and vape brand out of NYC. Kym hosts a live news show called "Cannabis with Kym B", brand ambassador of Women Grow, NuggMD & recently launched the online CBD product store

Chef Jazz
CEO, Green Panther Chef

Veteran Cannabis Chef & Culinary Artist with more than a decade of experience. Used Cannabis to send her Crohn's disease into complete remission. Chef Jazz is now the CEO of Green Panther Chef providing high end catering, cooking classes, demonstrations & private workshops.

Chris Dell'Olio
CEO, WebJoint Cannabis Delivery

26-year old entrepreneur, software developer & CEO of WebJoint, an all-in-one cannabis software & backbone for delivery services & brands. Chris founded the company at only 19 years of age and has since grown it to become the most advanced point-of-sale, delivery and inventory management system in the game. WebJoint powers more than 200 cannabis retail operations in the US & Canada.

Tara Misu
Edibles Expert

Founder of Blazin' Bakery one of the first DIY herbal edibles brownie mix in a box product lines. Awarded best new product at Seattle Hempfest and glowing reviews in High Times magazine. Picked up by Spencer Gifts in 2014 and now nationally distributed at over 700 stores.

Roll Up Life
Co-Founders, Roll Up Life

Roll Up Life is a CBD & Cannabis Delivery Service created by CEO Tiyahnn Bryant and COO Precious Osagie Erese. Tiyahnn & Precious have raised more than $100,000, rolled out their service while waiting for licensing and attached a social equity component focused on financing other BIPOC's.

Jessica Gonzalez
Cannabis Attorney

Jessica is a powerhouse Cannabis & Intellectual Property attorney highly praised for her work influencing cannabis policy in NJ. Jessica helps cannapreneurs navigate the legal cannabis & hemp industry in corporate, intellectual property & state licensing applications. She's been quoted & featured in New York Times, Rolling Stone, Emerald Magazine, Cheddar, Benzinga & more..

Dreu VanHoose
Hemp Cultivator

CEO of VanHoose Hemp Co. a minority and women owned family business offering organic, sustainable hemp products. Dreu is a 28-year old first generational hemp farmer growing on her grandfather's land in Alabama. She has done everything ground up, including land clearing, irrigation, soil remediation, contract negotiation & more. This session will offer incredible insight!

Gary George
Cannabis Marketing Expert

Founder & CEO of 21 year old Digital Marketing Agency Blazin Multimedia. Generated more than $27 million dollars for his clients in the past 3 years, servicing high profile celebrity and Fortune 500 clientele. Gary will be teaching advanced Instagram monetization strategy for Cannabis based companies.

Dr David Cunic
Investor Relations Expert

Highly sought after Cannabis industry business consultant specializing in raising capital, marketing and operations. He has consulted with over sixty companies and raised over $10 million dollars collectively. Founded four companies and exited three successfully via acquisition. Featured on MSNBC, USA Today, Marijuana Business Magazine & the Cannabis Business Times.

Teresa Kearney
Panacea Payroll

Meet Teresa Kearney from Panacea Payroll, one of few cannabis & hemp focused payroll services on the east coast. Teresa is advisor to large cannabis companies and leaders building smart Payroll, HR & timekeeping solutions specifically tailored to cannabis outfits.

Chris Ball
Cannabis Cultivar

Chris Ball is a self taught botanist & Founder of Ball Family Farms, the first vertically integrated, minority-owned, Social Equity commercial cannabis facility in Los Angeles. Former R&B Singer, NFL Athlete turned Cannabis Cultivar, Chris relies on pheno-hunted genetics to create unique commercial strains, so popular they SELL OUT the same day it's harvested. His infamous strain "Daniel LaRusso" was so popular P-Diddy commissioned it for his 50th birthday party.

Dave Paleschuck

30 year cannabis vet behind the creation, branding & licensing of some of the largest well-known cannabis brands today. His writings on cannabis trends have been featured in Dope Magazine, High Times, PROHBTD, Forbes & more. He's the author of “Branding Bud: The Commercialization of Cannabis” & brings a wealth of experience.

Anthony Arloro
Extraction Testing Lab Expert

Experienced cannabis lab scientist & former lab supervisor for one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in NJ. Anthony is an expert in lab buildout, equipment selection and enhanced production of high-quality finished cannabis products. Anthony is currently at Across International & will give a crash course on what it takes to start your extraction, testing or manufacturing lab.

Harry Carpenter
Citrin Cooperman Accountant

Harry Carpenter is a partner, accountant & Cannabis Advisory Services Practice co-leader based in Citrin Cooperman. With 20+ years of experience Harry helps Canna-Companies thrive in production, distribution, accounting & investment in cannabis. Recently recognized in NJBiz's "Power 50" Accounting lists & named one of the "Top 24" CPA's in the state.

Rosezett Land
Roseland Edibles

Founder and CEO of Roseland Edibles an Arizona based CBD & THC granola brand. Rosezett is a highly decorated veteran who discovered the power of the plant to ease her chronic pain & PTSD. Her personal experience sparked a passion to spread the word and help millions of veteran's with her all-organic, holistically healing infused granola blends.

Brian Fleming
Business Credit Expert

Small business funding strategist teaches CannaCompanies how to build & use business credit to get a guaranteed $50k+ loan without personal credit or a personal guarantee! Cash flow is king and Brian will show you how to GET IT!

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Real Cannabis Entrepreneur
Conference 2022

“Seasoned entrepreneurs teach you EXACTLY how to break into the cannabis industry!”


October 21-22nd


Newark, NJ
DoubleTree Hotel

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