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The CBD Summit

  • Wednesday, 03/07/2018: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room: Marriott, Grand Ballroom F

Description

The CBD Summit is your chance to better understand the opportunities and challenges that exist for the hemp-derived cannabidiol market in the United States. 

With a better understanding of the regulatory, supply, scientific, labeling, retail and standards issues surrounding the hemp-derived CBD market, you will leave the CBD Summit with new intelligence to help inform your next steps as a supplier, manufacturer or retailer of CBD products.

Agenda

8:30 - 8:35am      Welcome to the Top: The CBD Summit

  • Todd Runestad, Ingredients & Supplements Editor, New Hope Network
 

8:35 - 9:00am      Hemp Hemp Hooray: The Certified Business of Disruption (CBD) 

The U.S. hemp industry is estimated to become a $1.8 billion concern by 2020. CBD alone has doubled in size in two years, and today is a $200 million pursuit. Get the 30,000-foot view on how nature’s most nearly perfect plant is changing the world. 

  • Sean Murphy, Founder & Publisher, Hemp Business Journal 
 

9:00 - 9:30am        21st Century Health Science: The Endocannabinoid System

Join one of the natural health movement’s preeminent educators as he explains the endocannabinoid system—an intricate control network that acts as the master conductor of a symphony of body processes from mood and brain power to stress and sleep. 

  • Michael Murray, Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert, DoctorMurray.com 
 

9:30 - 10:00am      Made in America? Supply-Chain Challenges 

What does agricultural hemp mean for farmers? Did the 2014 Farm Bill really open the U.S. market, or do you still have to rely on Europe, China, or Canada to source industrial hemp? What will it take to make hemp just another Big Ag commodity crop (and why do we need that)? 

  • Josh Hendrix, Director of Business Development - Domestic Production, CV Sciences 
 

10:00 - 10:20am    Chill

We’re going to take a short break for 20 minutes. Everybody hang loose. 

 

10:20 - 11:05am     Merry Hempsters & Ganjapreneurs: Innovation at the Brand Level

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of people in the hemp and CBD business that don’t know what they’re doing. Not these guys. They’re business leaders from the ingredient supply, supplements, and food worlds who are getting into the cannabis business in their own ways. Learn how they’re bringing quality, consistency, and imagination to this brave new world. 

  • Brad Gruno, Founder, Unna Goods
  • Jim Hamilton, CEO, Neptune Wellness Solutions
  • Jason Mitchell, President, Hemp Fusion
  • Todd Runestad, Ingredients & Supplements Editor, New Hope Network
 

11:05 - 12:00pm     Lawyers, Guns & Money: Legal & Regulatory Issues 

No one is going to give you a permission slip to change the world. We’re all creating disruption and taking on risk. We’ve assembled the top legal minds in the hemp world to help companies stay on the right side of regulators and the law. 

  • Bob Hoban, Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group  
  • Justin Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig 
  • Michelle Zerbib, Standards Director, New Hope Network 
 

12:00 - 12:30pm     Give the People What They Want: Selling Hemp-Derived CBD at Retail

Indiana has become ground zero in the push and pull between authorities and retailers and the rise and rise of industrial hemp-derived CBD with consumers. “Mr. CBD” will share practical merchandising tips, retail advice, and how to answer shopper questions about CBD.  

  • Jordan Fink, Store Manager, Adele’s Naturally

Speaker(s)s

Bob Hoban

Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group
Speaker

Brad Gruno

Founder
Unna Goods
Speaker

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder & President
HempFusion
Speaker

Jim Hamilton

CEO
Neptune Wellness Solutions
Speaker

Jordan Fink CPT

Store Manager
Adele's Naturally
Speaker

Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
CV Sciences, Inc.
Speaker

Justin Prochnow

Co-Chair Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice
Greenberg Traurig
Speaker

Michael Murray N.D.

Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert
DoctorMurray.com
Speaker

Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network
Speaker

Sean Murphy

Founder & Publisher
Hemp Business Journal
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies