April 21, 2018
Keynote Speaker - Lori Ajax, Chief of California Bureau of Cannabis Control will discuss her job as Cannabis Czar of California and how up-to-date regulations effect the market in California.
Chief Lori Ajax.In February 2016, Governor Brown appointed Chief Ajax as California’s first medical marijuana czar, officially known as Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control. Responsible for regulating both medical and adult-use marijuana distribution and retail, Her oversight for the largest legal cannabis market in the US makes Lori Ajax one of the Summit’s most influential and highly anticipated speakers. http://bcc.ca.gov/about_us/leadership.html
Speaker Joe Wallace from CVEP:
Joe J. Wallace, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, CVEP Managing Director, Coachella Valley Innovation Hub Joe Wallace was hired in January 2012 as the founding managing director of the Coachella Valley Innovation Hub (CViHub) and serves as both the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of CVEP, a non-profit that is dedicated to assisting growth businesses in the Renewable Energy and Enabling Technologies such as Energy Management and Storage. Joe is a veteran of electro-optics industry having been a founder or principal in over 10 start-up businesses. He was graduated from Stanford University with an MS in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Wallace was the founder and President of three different companies in the Data Storage segment of the high technology industry. http://www.cvep.com/
Speaker: Jocelyn Kane is the former Executive Director of San Francisco's Entertainment Commission, and was charged with ensuring the health and vitality of indoor and outdoor entertainment venues and outdoor events in San Francisco. She also served on San Francisco’s Cannabis Legalization Task Force to bring fair and sensible policy to cannabis regulations. Jocelyn is now working as a consultant to the Cannabis Industry through her company, 24 Palm Trees LLC, assisting companies in every part of the supply chain with understanding California’s rules on compliance, licensing, and permits on both the local and state level. Located in Palm Springs, she also serves as the Legislative Director of the Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN), the Valley’s only Cannabis trade association.
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