Our Speakers

Every year, our speaker lineup is ON FIRE!!!

Sequoah Turner

Dispensary Operations Expert

One of the TOP cannabis dispensary operations & optimization experts in the country. Sequoah is currently retail director for Las Vegas based dispensary "The Source+" and supports more than 120 retail employees across (4) retail locations. 15+ years of retail and executive management experience makes Sequoah super WELL-VERSED!

Joshua Krane

Hemp & Cannabis
Processor/Manufacturer

Seasoned cannabis operator hailing from California with a vast background including VP of Operations at 4Front Ventures, a prominent player among the top-10 multi-state operators (MSOs) in the cannabis industry today. Josh managed the entire operation of the company's expansive 173,000 square foot manufacturing facility & produced a variety of cannabis products, packaged flower, prerolls, edibles, vapes, soft gels, mints, tablets & extraction products across 11 brands. Josh also played a pivotal role in introducing Sauce, Diamonds & Rosin to the California cannabis market in 2016

Scheril Murray Powell, ESQ

Cannabis Attorney

Voted High Times 100 Top Influencers in Cannabis, Scheril is a pillar in the cannabis industry and dynamic attorney specializing in cannabis, agriculture & dietary supplements. She's also COO of the Justus Foundation where she helps legacy operators transition to the legal side by offering an array of pro-bono services! Scheril's background is too extensive to possibly cover here.

Tauhid Chappell

Executive Director
Cannabis Training Academy

The 1st Executive Director to lead New Jersey’s Cannabis Academy, the country’s first government-run program aimed at diversifying the cannabis industry. Tauhid brings 10 years of experience in the cannabis space as a journalist, adjunct professor and more.

Angela Mays

The Blunt Accountant

Angela has over 25 years of experience in accounting, audit, fraud risk management & business process re-engineering within the Big 4 firms. Her specialty is working with plant-touching businesses, focusing on their pain points & tailoring her services to address their unique needs.

Tahir Johnson

CEO Simply Pure Trenton Dispensary

One of the first social equity applicants in NJ to be awarded a conditional license. Tahir is now CEO of Simply Pure Trenton NJ nd Director of Social Equity & Inclusion at the Marijuana Policy Project.

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.

Emily Seelman-Sisneros

Top Cannabis Consultant

Emily is one of the TOP cannabis consultants in NJ, with the largest number of clients going through the application process or already open! Emily was formally an attorney who figured out most consulting agencies provide mediocre services while hiking fees. She's one of the most thorough in understanding what it takes to get a license more than ANYONE!

Dasheeda Dawson

Founding Director of the NYC Cannabis Initiative

Dasheeda Dawson is The WeedHead™, a global cannabis advocate, award-winning strategist and bestselling author of "How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry". Dasheeda is the NYC Cannabis Czar overseeing the development of the city’s legal industry. She is also the Founding Chair of the Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition (CRCC).

Will Bowden

Outdoor Cultivation Expert

Will Bowden is owner & CEO of Grasshopper Farms (Premium Outdoor Sun Grown Cannabis) multi-state indie operation with 160 acre farm in Michigan, 48 acres in Colorado & soon to open in NJ. Grasshopper Farms pumps out 10,000+ outdoor plants per growing cycle utlizing a team of locally recruited farmers and techniques that are producing outdoor sun-grown bud that competes with indoor cultivars.

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.

Chris Reid

Cova POS Head of Sales

Has worked extensively in the cannabis software industry and now heads off sales for one of the largest cannabis POS companies in North America (Cova). Chris works closely with retailers helping them interpret their data and numbers, which in turn gives him the uncanny ability to deliver insider information that is based on FACTS!

Minh Mai

Cultivation/ Manufacturing Expert

Minh has over 2 decades of cultivation, manufacturing & wholesale experience. His expertise spans across various cultivation methods, specializing in indoor, outdoor & greenhouse facilities. Responsible for construction of 600,000 square feet of compliant indoor cultivation facilities from ground up, vertical integration specialist with deep insight about cannabis product manufacturing & wholesaling.

Kym B

TribeTokes

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.

D'Quan Young

Manufacturer / Processor

Owner of an independent hemp & cannabis extraction, production and manufacturing facility. D'Quan launched one of the first medical marijuana caregiver companies in PA responsible for 100's of patient signups. He now works extensively in R&D to develop revolutionary new products with minimal overhead & expense.

Jason Sisneros

Business Process Expert

Jason Sisneros is a hard-nosed, battle-tested CEO who has taken the science of performance & the art of leadership to the next level. Best-selling author with 3,000+ presentations on leadership & business, Jason is a top speaker in the Tony Robbins organization, grew a company to 6,500 employees and successfully exited more than two dozen of his own 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.

Andrew Cooper, ESQ

Cannabis Attorney

Is a Falcon Rappaport & Berkman cannabis attorney with 32 years of experience in intellectual property & commercial litigation experience. Andrew is heavily engrained in both the NJ and NY cannabis markets representing everyone from retailers, hemp cultivators, processors, distributors, beverage companies and more. Andrew is also commited to helping build a truly equitable cannabis model as an Executive Board Member of The JUSTÜS Foundation, a § 501(c)(3)

Jason Thomas

Cannabis Compliance Expert

Jason is one of the most established cannabis compliance professionals in the industry! With over 19 years of regulatory audit, quality control and technology risk management, Jason brings a trifecta of skillsets that are invaluable to cannabis operators.

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.

Nickole Ross

Cannabis Manufacturer
& Processor

Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Noohra Labs, an Ohio based minority family owned-women led licensed processor & manufacturer of medicinal marijuana products. Nikole was integral in raising over $5 million dollars through a family and friends series round and aligned with national cannabis brands to support Ohio’s developing cannabis industry.

Tony Gallo

Cannabis Security Guru

Managing partner of Sapphire Risk Advisory Group & top cannabis security expert specializing in security & loss prevention for high-risk businesses.

Teresa Kearney

Panacea Payroll

Meet Teresa Kearney from Panacea Payroll, one of few cannabis & hemp focused payroll services on the east coast.

Angelo Amato

Cannabis Banking Professional

Seasoned banking professional bringing 12 ½ years of retail banking experience to the cannabis industry.

Reginald Merritt

Armed Guard Security Expert

Reggie is CEO of Edge Security a 19 year old cananbis focused armed & unarmed security guard service. His canna specific protection expertise is invaluable, paired with his advanced patrol tracking systems Reggie will show you the MOST important qualities to look for when selecting your security guard provider.

Santino Drew

Canna Stock Options Trader

Santino is a professional Stock & Options trader & CEO of Wise Money Academy. He was just on stage presenting at InvestFest in Atlanta with EYL Earn Your Leisure now about to hit the stage at Real Canna to teach you how to profit off cannabis stock and options trading. The canna rescheduling talk skyrocketed canna stocks & Santino is going to show you how to profit in your sleep!

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.

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!

Drew Tybus

CEO of OakPR

CEO and founder of NYC based cannabis focused OakPR Firm. Drew has more than 20 years of experience getting his clients featured in major publications, radio & tv shows. Some of Drew's clients include Verano, GTI and more. 

Colby Piper

Cannabis Realtor

Top cannabis real estate professional with the longest track record for locating & securing retail locations for cannapreneurs. Colby is frequently quoted in the press, due to his leadership and deep understanding of canna real estate. Don't miss and learn tricks to save when securing green zone real estate.

Ben Richardson

Director of 7Thirty Capital

Ben is a highly decorated financial analyst & cannabis private investor. Currently serving as research director for private equity investment firm 7thirty.

David Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO of Skip Intro Advisors

Co-Founder & CEO of Skip Intro Advisors, author of four books on finance & entrepreneurship, and is known as one of the leading Cannabis Finance attorneys in the U.S. having served as Co-Lead of the 60-lawyer Cannabis Practice Group.

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Honorees

Honorees for 2023

Edmund DeVeaux

President @ New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

Gaetano Lardieri

The Godfather

Leo Bridgewater

#1 Most Recognized Canna Advocate

Jessica Gonzalez, ESQ

Cannabis Attorney Superstar!

Sephida Artis

Founder United Empowerment Party

Chirali Patel, ESQ

Top NJ Cannabis Attorney

40Tons

Cannabis Advocate Movement

Vlad Bautista

Co-Founder of Happy Munkey

Nadir Pearson

founder of SMART (Student Marijuana Alliance for Research & Transparency)

Nichelle Santos

Co-Founder CannaCoverage Insurance

The MUDD Brothers

Founders MCA Academy

Precious Osagie

Cannabis Entrepreneur

Philmore
(Black Cannabis)

Co-Founder of Black Cannabis

Michael Kauffman

Clio Awards

Steve Bloom

The CelebStoner & Former High Times Editor

Dan Jensen

Founder of Code3Outreach

Hugh Giordano

Director of UFCW Local 360

SannaOhana Yoga

Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Ron Mondello

Municipality Attorney

Mario Ramos

IBudYou Founder

Pam Chmiel

MaryJane Society Podcast

Special Guests

Marvin Washington

Former NFL Athlete NY Jets & Athletes for Care Director

Hirsh Jain

Cali Cannabis Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair

Todd Johnson

Director NJ Cannabis Trade Association

Amani Toomer

Former NFL Athlete NY Giants

Naimah Terry

Super Model

Chef Jack

Canna Ambassador

Laughing LoveBugs

Laugh Yoga Instructors

Real Cannabis Psychedelics Entrepreneur Conference

"Seasoned entrepreneurs teach you EXACTLY how to break into the cannabis & psychedelics industries"

October 18-19th 2024

Newark, NJ - DoubleTree Hotel

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