MISSISSIPPI CANNABIS EXPO

Don’t miss this LIVE EXPO in the upcoming MISSISSIPPI CANNABIS market. Make the right contacts and gain the needed resources to make it in the industry. Enjoy the expo floor and live sessions that bring together top executives and leaders involved in the development, distribution, sales, licensing, acquisition and growth of Cannabis across platforms. Through a mix of keynotes, special presentations and panel discussions you will learn revenue strategies, challenges and opportunities specific to lucrative and growing vertical and single structured markets in Cannabis.

CANNABIS MEETS
HEALTHCARE EXPO

BONUS ADMISSION! Your Mississippi Cannabis Expo registration passes include admission to the Cannabis Meets Healthcare Expo. Learn all the new advances in medical cannabis healthcare as industry leaders join from all over the globe.

INFORMATION

LOCATION

Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center

2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531

PRE-CON WORKSHOPS

Thursday, July 7, 2022   .  10am – 4pm

SESSIONS & EXHIBIT FLOOR

Friday, July 8, 2022  .  10am – 5pm

Saturday, July 9, 2022 .  10am – 5pm

REGISTRATION

Thursday, July 7, 2022   .  9am – 5pm

Friday, July 8, 2022  .  8am – 5pm

Saturday, July 9, 2022   .  8am – 5pm

THE SCHEDULE

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OFFICIAL HOTEL BOOKING SITE

The 2022 Mississippi Cannabis Expo | Cannabis Meets Healthcare Expo HOST HOTEL is the IP Casino Resort Spa. Winner of the elite AAA Four Diamond award, The IP Casino Resort Spa, is the Gulf Coast’s premier entertainment resort destination. Towering 32 stories over the scenic Back Bay of Biloxi, the IP is home to more than 1,000 elegantly appointed hotel rooms and suites with full amenities. The Biloxi Casino Resort features a vast array of live entertainment options, great restaurants, and a first-class spa to indulge your senses. Specialized golf packages are available to the Coast’s premier golf courses.

Our secure online housing reservations are available on our website 24/7. Our site offers real-time availability with full hotel descriptions, amenity listings, distances from each hotel to the venue, maps, and other information to help make your decision easier. Also, reservation acknowledgements are emailed to you within seconds of confirming the reservation.

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Book your hotel reservations for the 2022 Mississippi Cannabis Expo | Cannabis Meets Healthcare Expo. CannaOne has negotiated discounted rates exclusively for CannaOne guests for your convenience during July 4 – July 10, 2022.

 

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THE KEYNOTE

Randy Lanier

Position: Freedom Grow
Categories: Mississippi-Keynote
Company: Freedom Grow

Randy Lanier was formerly well known as a race car driver with Ferrari and Porsche, winning the 1984 International Motorsports Grand Touring Phototype Championship as a privateer team. He also holds the title of the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the year. Randy’s success in motorsports was overshadowed in 1987 when he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison as the principal administrator of an organization, that imported marijuana.

Randy served three decades in maximum security prisons. While serving time, he became a yoga instructor, mentor, and a suicide companion. Since his release in 2014 Randy has been working as a behavioral health technician within the substance treatment industry, teaching meditation, yoga, and tai chi to many Afghanistan Veterans. He also has a podcast called “Randy Lanier Smoked”, he is a Brand Ambassador for two public traded companies, a high-performance driving instructor, Oaksterdam student, and currently has a Netflix Documentary on the series Bad Sport called “Need for Weed”. He’s currently working and negotiating a full featured film.

Randy is most rewarded with his job as the Vice President of a 501c3 Nonprofit organization called Freedom Grow. Freedomgrow.org supports cannabis prisoners and their families with a multitude of programs, such as the Wish Program that grants wishes to cannabis prisoners, such as magazines subscriptions, books, birthday wishes, and holiday wishes. Freedom Grow also sends commissary funds to nonviolent cannabis prisoners through donations. Freedomgrow.org is an all-volunteer organization.

Randy Lanier

Freedom Grow

Inspiration and Magnificence within the Cannabis Industry and Beyond

Dr. Larry Walker

Position: University of Mississippi
Categories: Mississippi-Keynote
Company: University of Mississippi

Larry Walker is Interim Director of the National Center for Cannabis Research and Education, and Director Emeritus of the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi.  He has been a member of the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy for 41 years.  He did his undergraduate pharmacy training at Mercer University (1975), and his doctorate in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Following postdoctoral stints in pharmacology and physiology at the Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology in Stuttgart, Germany, and at Dartmouth Medical School, he joined the faculty of the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss in 1981.  He has worked for much of his career on natural products drug discovery, pharmacology, toxicology and drug metabolism, including cannabis and cannabinoids research. Dr. Walker is a co-author of more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals in pharmacology, toxicology, and natural products discovery and development.  He has been an active member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society of Microbiology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomolecular Screening. He received the University’s second Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award in 2009, and the School of Pharmacy’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2003.

Dr. Larry Walker

University of Mississippi

The marijuana project is a long-standing effort of the UM...

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Kevin Greene

Position: Cleveland School of Cannabis
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Cleveland School of Cannabis

Kevin Greene is a father, mentor, compassionate community member and successful entrepreneur. He has been focused on the equitable development of community and business his entire professional career and continues to commit to having a social impact through economic growth and advancement of his communities. With ownership of two successful startups-Faces International Marketing and Development, and the Cleveland School of Cannabis- he has years of experience developing successful teams.

Kevin Greene

Cleveland School of Cannabis

The Need for Professional Cannabis Education to Enhance and Develop...

Julie Mitchell

Position: HAT LAW | Hagwood & Tipton Law Firm, PC.
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: HAT LAW | Hagwood & Tipton Law Firm, PC.

Julie B. Mitchell is an equity partner with Hagwood & Tipton Law Firm, PC. As an attorney whose primary focus is health care law, Mrs. Mitchell’s practice encompasses such matters as: Stark, fraud and abuse, Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, corporate compliance, CON law, provider and physician contracts, healthcare corporate matters, hospital law, DMEPOS matters, licensure and certification, HIPAA, nursing home law, healthcare integration, and cannabis law.

Julie Mitchell

HAT LAW | Hagwood & Tipton Law Firm, PC.

Professional/Attorney

Teresa Kearney

Position: Panacea Payroll
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Panacea Payroll

Teresa Kearney is the Vice President of Sales for Panacea Payroll. Panacea is solely focused on providing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to the cannabis industry. Teresa earned a B.S. at Indiana Univ. of PA and completed graduate study at Texas A&M Univ. While residing in multiple states in the US, she has worked in a variety of fields, before landing in the payroll industry. Teresa had been in payroll 7 years before applying her well-rounded skill set to the cannabis industry for the past 5 years.

Teresa Kearney

Panacea Payroll

Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Your...

Cliff Osbon

Position: Steep Hill Mississippi
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Steep Hill Mississippi

Cliff Osbon is president and a co-founder of Steep Hill Mississippi, whose leadership team seeks to open the first licensed medical cannabis lab in Mississippi. Cliff is a long-time advocate for medical marijuana access for patients in Mississippi. He will lead and guide the Steep Hill Mississippi staff, as they seek to ensure a safe and consistent supply of medical marijuana for those patients who are approved for its use.

Cliff Osbon

Steep Hill Mississippi

Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Your...

Dr. Larry Walker

Position: University of Mississippi
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: University of Mississippi

Director Emeritus, National Center for Natural Products Research; Research Professor Emeritus, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology; and Associate Director Emeritus for Basic Research University of Mississippi Ca

Dr. Larry Walker

University of Mississippi

Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Your...

Nic Easley

Position: 3C Consulting, LLC
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: 3C Consulting, LLC

Nic Easley is the founder and CEO of 3C Consulting, LLC, the leading global strategic cannabis consulting firm, and the Managing Director for Multiverse Capital, a cannabis venture firm. Over the last 15 years, Nic has worked directly with over 1000 cannabis companies in 42 U.S. states, 27 countries, and counting. From obtaining Good Practice certifications to coveted cannabis business licenses, Nic helps build companies by balancing practicality and altruism with profitability.

Nic Easley

3C Consulting, LLC

Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Your...

Laura Adams

Position: Kota Tax, LLC dba Node Accounting
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Kota Tax, LLC dba Node Accounting

Laura Adams has over 25 years’ experience as a CFO, Accountant, and Tax Professional. She has a passion for finding efficient ways to keep Cannabis businesses in compliance with IRC 280(e) while making sure they don’t lose a penny of legal deductions. When she’s not solving business problems or burying her head in tax court cases, Laura loves to hike, kayak, volunteer in her local community and spend time with her husband and their two dogs.

Laura Adams

Kota Tax, LLC dba Node Accounting

Want to know the 5 keys to raising the Capital...

Natalie Bonner

Position: Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana

Natalie Bonner

Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana

Angie Calhoun

Position: Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance

As the Founder of the Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance (MCPA) Angie’s passion for her role as a medical cannabis patient advocate emerged while witnessing first-hand the life-changing benefits of medical cannabis as her son, Austin, began battling severe Lyme Disease at the age of 17. As his Lyme Disease became chronic, he suffered debilitating seizures, severe joint pain, nausea, and vomiting along with several other health issues. After a long journey of over 20 doctors and 17 prescription medications without relief, Austin made the decision at the age of 19 to move to a state with a legal and regulated medical marijuana program. Austin was able to eventually stop taking all 17 prescriptions. Today, he lives a healthy and happy life. Angie has devoted her life to sharing Austin’s story throughout the state and assuring patients in Mississippi have the medical freedom to improve their quality of life through the safe and well-regulated use of medical cannabis.

Angie Calhoun

Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance

The Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance is a unified voice of...

Dr. Andrew Vanderveer, MD, MS

Position: DrVGoods.com
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: DrVGoods.com

As a 3rd Generation MD, Dr. Vanderveer’s fascination with health and healing began early. He joined his Dad on Neurosurgery Rounds, calls to the ER and long cases in the OR. Playing college football for the NC State Wolfpack, he was no stranger to injuries and pain. He earned an MS in Neurobiology, attended med school at UNC Chapel Hill and internship at East Carolina. He discovered the healing properties of cannabis and focuses on the most effective therapies. He is licensed in CA and FL.

Dr. Andrew Vanderveer, MD, MS

DrVGoods.com

Cannabis is Medicine; An MDs Perspective on 10 years of...

Melanie Sorenson

Position: Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association

Melanie, Executive Director of Mississippi’s first active hemp association Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association. Melanie is currently a resident of Stringer Mississippi. She is a graduate of Belhaven University and University of Southern Mississippi with a master’s degree in Educational Administration. For the past two years, she has diligently worked to be sure that farmers in the state of Mississippi have had unrestricted access to all information related to growing hemp in the state

Melanie Sorenson

Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association

Yes, it's Legal...Addressing the FINAL Rule

Chris Reid

Position: Cova Software
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Cova Software

Chris is Head of Sales for Cova Software, an award-winning cannabis POS & inventory management platform that simplifies compliance and streamlines complex dispensary operations. Chris and Cova are aligned in a mission of empowering cannabis retailers to achieve their vision of success. Born and raised in Colorado, his passion for the industry is fueled by the incredible potential for growth and the profound impact of cannabis he has experienced as medical patient, a caregiver, and an advocate.

Chris Reid

Cova Software

Chris is Head of Sales for Cova Software, an award-winning...

Jason Wilson, MS

Position: Curious about Cannabis
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Curious about Cannabis

Jason Wilson, MS is a natural products researcher and educator specialized in Cannabis. He is the host of the popular podcast The Curious About Cannabis Podcast and is the author of the science textbook Curious About Cannabis. Jason serves as a scientific advisor to Cannabis companies and universities across the United States and regularly provides training, lectures, and workshops on Cannabis and cannabinoid science topics for a variety of audiences.

Jason Wilson, MS

Curious about Cannabis

Beyond Cannabis and Into the Endocannabinoidome

Kayla M. Jacob

Position: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

New Orleans Labor & Employment Law attorney at Breazeale, Sacshe & Wilson, and author of Reefer Madness: The Legal Quagmire of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, 47.2, S.U.L. REV. 423 (2020).

Kayla M. Jacob

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

We will educate employers on how to comply with discrimination,...

Rachael Jeanfreau

Position: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Rachael Jeanfreau is a labor and employment attorney. She received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, where she was a member of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. Rachael is a “Rising Star” in the area of Employment & Labor and “Top Lawyers of New Orleans.” She served as President of the L&E Law Section of the La. State Bar Assoc.  

Rachael Jeanfreau

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

We will educate employers on how to comply with discrimination,...

Rob Levy

Position: Kudzu Cannabis Company
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Kudzu Cannabis Company

Rob Levy is a commercial cannabis operations expert, with 15 years of cannabis specific operations experience.   As the Director of Cultivation for the two major cannabis companies in the world (Curaleaf and Cresco Labs), Rob planned, designed, operated some of the largest indoor, outdoor and hybrid greenhouse cannabis cultivation facilities in the world.   As COO for Kudzu, he oversees all operations for a Mississippi vertical.  Rob continues to advise for Bridger Capital and Accuscience Labs.

Rob Levy

Kudzu Cannabis Company

KUDZU is a medical cannabis company that possesses a mastery...

Lisa Pittman

Position: Pittman Legal
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Pittman Legal

Lisa Pittman focuses on the South, representing cannabis investors & businesses across the supply chain in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia & Florida. Ms. Pittman advises clients in competitive medical marijuana licensing, investment, corporate structure, contracts, compliance, government affairs, and proactive risk prevention strategies to avoid law enforcement action and lawsuits, based on her 25 year background in commercial business litigation.

Lisa Pittman

Pittman Legal

Pittman Legal is a boutique industry focused law firm in...

Representative Lee Yancey

Position: MS House of Representatives
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: MS House of Representatives

In 2019, Lee was elected to represent District 74 in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He serves as Chairman of the Drug Policy Committee.
Lee is a 1991 graduate of Mississippi College and has master’s and doctoral degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Lee and his wife, Courtney, have two children, Benton and Blakeley. In addition to being an avid golfer, Lee has completed six marathons.

Representative Lee Yancey

MS House of Representatives

MS House of Representatives

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