CANNAONE BIZCON EXPO

The 2023 CannaOne BizCon Expo is where ground-breaking technology is unveiled, innovative solutions are displayed and game-changing cannabis trends are exposed. Prepare to explore aisle after aisle of PREMIER business solutions and limitless ideas and inspiration. Only here can you roll-up your sleeves and be hands-on with the products, services and people driving the future of content in CANNABIS. Be sure to register for these exciting Add-Ons: the CannaOne Industry Awards, CannaOne Topgolf Tournament, specialized workshops and more.

FOOD + BEVERAGE CANNABIS EXPO

BONUS ADMISSION! Your CannaOne BizCon Expo registration passes include admission to the Food + Beverage Cannabis Expo. Network and learn from the industry leaders and gain everlasting relationships.


FEATURED THIS YEAR: CBD/THC Food + Beverage Cannavation Center — Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, 2023 on the Expo Floor. Features two action-packed days of ground-breaking education and networking! The Cannavation Center will represent the evolving innovation of the consumption cannabis industry, through providing live demos, food tastings, business information and product/service resources. Gain knowledge as this special Expo Floor Pavilion will increase your visibility and reinforce your authority as the expert in the field of CANNABIS.

CANNACOSMO HEALTH + BEAUTY EXPO

Don’t miss this premier launching pad for all things cannabis within the health and beauty industry. This event will introduce you to revolutionary technologies, product innovations, and new channels for distribution, packaging, and manufacturing. Gain valuable knowledge and resources to take your business to the next step.

WOMEN GROW STRONG EXPO

BONUS ADMISSION! Your CannaCosmo Health + Beauty Expo registration passes include admission to the Women Grow Strong Expo. Network with the Women in Cannabis, learn from the leaders and gain everlasting relationships.

INFORMATION

The CannaOne BizCon Expo | Food + Beverage Cannabis Expo  and the CannaCosmo Health & Beauty Expo | Women Grow Strong Expo will take place June 21 -23, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 in South Hall, S1. Thursday, June 22 features symposiums and workshops. The Exhibit Floor and educational sessions open on Thursday, June 22. Registration, expo hall, conference workshops, live demonstrations and keynotes all take place on-premise at the LVCC. Early Registration will be located at the LVCC South Hall, S1 and the Westgate Resort Hotel. Nightly events, parties and select networking events will take place at curated venues across the Las Vegas strip!

LOCATION

Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall S1

3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

GET DIRECTIONS HERE

PRE-CON WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 21, 2023   .  9am – 4pm

SESSIONS & EXHIBIT FLOOR

Thursday, June 22, 2023   . 10am – 5pm

Friday, June 23, 2023   . 10am – 5pm

REGISTRATION

Wednesday, June 21, 2023   .  8am – 4pm

Thursday, June 22, 2023   .  9am – 5pm

Friday, June 23, 2023   . 9am – 5pm

THE SCHEDULE

SECURE YOUR TICKET TODAY

OFFICIAL HOTEL BOOKING SITE

The 2023 CannaOne BizCon Expo | Food + Beverage Cannabis Expo & CannaCosmo Health + Beauty Expo | Women Grow Strong Expo HOST HOTEL is The Westgate Resort Hotel. Every room is designed for a serene and stylish retreat. Westgate Resort Hotel conveniently located adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center. No need for a car, enjoy the quick access just 3 minutes away.

Book at Official CannaOne Expo Hotels

Book your hotel reservations for the 2023 CannaOne BizCon Expo | Food + Beverage Cannabis Expo & CannaCosmo Health + Beauty Expo & Women Grow Strong Expo. CannaOne has negotiated discounted rates exclusively for CannaOne guests for your convenience during June 16 – June 26, 2023! Our secure online housing reservations are available on our website 24/7. Our site offers real-time availability with full hotel description and amenity listings. Also, reservation acknowledgements are emailed to you within seconds of confirming the reservation.

 

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

Use the booking link below or call 888-946-2847.

WESTGATE Booking Link: CLICK HERE

Group Code: SGCN2 or CannaOne Nation
Westgate Las Vegas Reservations: 1-800-635-7711

Rate Assurance

CannaOne Show Management has gone to great lengths to ensure that your rates are the lowest over the 2023 CannaOne BizCon Expo | Food + Beverage Cannabis Expo show dates and are only available to attendees and exhibitors that book through the CannaOne Official Housing Passkey Links below.

WORKSHOPS

coming soon

PREVIOUS 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...

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

Brenda Bader

Position: Gold Leaf Accounting Associates
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Gold Leaf Accounting Associates

We have been helping individuals and small businesses for 30 years with their CFO, accounting, income tax and tax planning needs. We help all industries but specialize in Cannabis. With the additional insurance and finance background we have been able to advise clients and save them additional money every year. Tax saving strategies is what we do!!! I work with a team of accountants, attorneys, retirement specialists, consultants and so many other professionals.

Brenda Bader

Gold Leaf Accounting Associates

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

Tyler Dautrich

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

Tyler works with consumer brands and researchers to collect real world evidence data on the use, performance and safety of specific products. Tyler helps brands use this data to increase product sales with unique marketing strategies. Since 2017 Tyler has been working with a global network of university researchers to streamline retrospective and prospective research studies. MoreBetter has 9 published studies and is in the process of implementing several IRB approved quasi-clinical studies.

Tyler Dautrich

Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance

MoreBetter helps individuals, businesses, medical professionals, researchers, government organizations, and...

Don Whetsel

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

 Don is a CPA and has over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance and financial systems. He started his career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago, IL where he spent several years. After leaving Public Accounting he joined Montgomery as Controller in their Chicago Headquarters. After several years he moved to Kansas City where he joined Sprint PCS and held various Director level positions (Director of Internal Control, Director of Affiliate Finance and Director of Financial Systems).

In 2003, Don and his wife (Marcia) formed their own Consulting practice focusing on Financial Systems, Accounting and Human Resources. Together they spent the next 18 servicing domestic and international clients (Sprint, Murphy Oil, BP, Whole Foods, CitiCards, Boeing, Noble Drilling Fisher Scientific, ProPharma). Don spent five years working in Malaysia for Murphy Exploration and Production Company as well as Petronas.

In 2018, Don joined a Missouri vertical Cannabis operation as Chief Financial Officer. He assisted in raising over $30 million in equity, build out of a 100,000 sq. ft Cultivation Facility, Processing/Manufacturing Facility and 10 Dispensaries. In February 2022 he joined Kudzu Cannabis Company as Chief Financial Officer.

Don currently resides in Kansas City, MO but is in the process of relocating to Madison, MS.

Don Whetsel

Kudzu Cannabis Company

Cannabis and The Great Resignation

David Fettner

Position: Grow America Builders
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Grow America Builders

Grow America Builders (GAB) is a national design-build-consulting firm specializing in the cannabis industry: dispensaries; cultivation facilities; consumption lounges; labs; extraction rooms; craft grow houses; and greenhouse centers.

David Fettner

Grow America Builders

Dispensaries 101 Workshop

Jordan Stauder

Position: Stauderfish
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Stauderfish
Jordan Stauder is a visionary, results-driven leader with a proven track record of successfully designing and managing licensed cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary operations. Jordan has a lifelong history in horticultural settings, having been raised by a Plant Geneticist and a Tissue Culture Specialist in the U.S. annual, perennial and ornamental plant market. He has coupled this bequeathed knowledge with a formal education in Environmental Sustainability to propel the cannabis industry toward a sustainable future through Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), a specific production facility design methodology that encompasses energy-efficient equipment/systems and complementary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the responsible and economical cultivation of cannabis.

Jordan has two years of direct, executive management experience in a cannabis dispensary setting with Green Tree Medicinals and eight years of direct, executive management experience in a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing setting with Rocky Mountain Green Inc. In 2014, he designed and managed the construction of licensed premises that ultimately served as a showcase training facility for Boulder County, Colorado regulatory authorities, including fire departments and local lawmakers. He has developed staffing and comprehensive employee training programs that contributed to high employee retention, a high level of product regularity and perfect company compliance records. Through incorporating an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan that relies heavily on environmental conditions and specific plant training methods into his CEA designs, Jordan has operated cultivation facilities for up to 30 months without detection of a contaminant. He is experienced in a wide variety of cannabis extraction methods, having created an award-winning proprietary concentrate in 2017 (THC Classic 2017). He also introduced one of the first completely recyclable packaging solutions to the Colorado cannabis market in 2016, which utilized fully compliant paper-based packaging for a wide variety of cannabis products. Furthermore, he has operated dispensary, cultivation and extraction facilities for the better part of the last decade without a single violation or infraction from regulatory authorities, including State and Local Marijuana Enforcement, Department of Agriculture, Seed-to-Sale/Chain-of-Custody tracking servicers, occupational safety authorities, and independent authorities such as Certified Industrial Hygienists and energy auditors.

Jordan is an active advocate of the cannabis industry and serves as Chairman of the National Cannabis Industry Association Cannabis Cultivation Committee and Policy Council. He has also served as Chairman of the Boulder County Energy Impact Offset Fund Steering Committee since 2020, directing the use of county funds toward immediately impactful carbon offset projects that have a positive effect on cultivators’ environmental impact. Most importantly, these initiatives have had a positive effect on Boulder County Low-Income Residents in the form of reduced energy costs as a result.

Through Stauderfish LLC, which leads the cannabis industry toward a sustainable future through system/strategy-integrated facility design, energy evaluation and optimization, cannabis business performance auditing and sustainable Standard Operating Procedure development, Jordan has assisted cannabis business owners in over 18 U.S. states and 4 countries around the world to plan, develop, and operate sustainable, profitable cannabis businesses in their respective markets while staying in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Jordan is excited and enthusiastic about working with cannabis businesses to develop standout products and efficient operations, including proven sustainability-focused protocols and work flows for Seed to Sale Chain of Custody Compliance, Crop and Strain Management, Optimizing Watering Schedules and Crop Steering, Environmental Homogenization, Temperature, Humidity, Vapor Pressure Deficit Control, Integrated Pest Management, Biosecurity, Soilless Mixtures & Nutrients, CO² Enrichment, Cloning / Propagation, Genetic Preservation, Topping & Plant Training, Harvesting / Trimming, Product Drying, Curing, Packaging, Extraction (Hydrocarbon, CO², Ethanol, Solventless), Product Finalization and Extract Packaging.

Jordan Stauder

Stauderfish

Cultivation 101 Workshop

Kris Adcock

Position: Mississippi State Department of Health
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Mississippi State Department of Health

Kris Adcock currently serves as the Director of the MS Medical Cannabis Program at the MS State Department of Health.
Mrs. Adcock is an accomplished administrator and proven leader within multiple Mississippi state government systems. She has over twenty years of experience in child welfare and health care administration. Prior to joining MSDH in 2020, Mrs. Adcock served as the Deputy Commissioner for Administration for the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services. In addition to her work at MDCPS, Mrs. Adcock spent approximately eighteen years working in the state’s mental health system in various executive level positions.
Mrs. Adcock is a Certified Public Manager and graduate of the State Executive Development Institute sponsored by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government. Through her service in state government, Mrs. Adcock has extensive experience in policy development, staff management, organizational development, and regulatory compliance.
Mrs. Adcock is a resident of Madison County, where she lives with her husband and their three children.

Kris Adcock

Mississippi State Department of Health

This session will provide you with the opportunity to hear...

Cassandra Walter

Position: Mississippi State Department of Health
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Mississippi State Department of Health

Cassandra currently serves as General Counsel to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Prior to becoming General Counsel, she served as Special Assistant to three Mississippi Attorneys General and has vast experience representing state regulatory agencies. She also enjoyed a successful law practice in the private sector for twelve years. Cassandra is a 1988 graduate of Ole Miss Law School. When she is not drafting cannabis regulations, she is a competitive ballroom dancer and instructor.

Cassandra Walter

Mississippi State Department of Health

This session will provide you with the opportunity to hear...

Shawn Kruger

Position: Avivatech
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Avivatech

Shawn Kruger, Senior Vice President of product and strategy at Avivatech, has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate, payments and fintech industries, Kruger’s knowledge runs deep on topics related to: cash and check payments automation, financial services operations, business development of partner relationships, strategic management consulting, product management, product marketing, user experience design, corporate strategy, and sales for new and existing product lines.

Shawn Kruger

Avivatech

Industrywide, it’s estimated that between 95 and 99% of all...

Steve Merritt

Position: Southern Sky Brands, LLC
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Southern Sky Brands, LLC

Southern Sky Brands, LLC is a vertically integrated player in the Mississippi medical marijuana space. Our management team has a strong track record of running multi-disciplinary businesses in the Oil & Gas, Industrial, Construction, Real Estate and Cannabis sectors. We bring a modern, indoor cultivation approach that will utilize a stacked, vertical grow with high performance LED light fixtures. This cutting edge cultivation method allows for industry leading harvest yields and rapid grow cycles. Our lead cultivators bring an immense amount of experience along with some of the most genetically superior strains in the industry. Our indoor cultivation and manufacturing facility will meet FDA regulated Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) certifications. We look forward to setting the standard for medicinal quality while bringing natural, medical relief to the patients of our home state.

Steve Merritt

Southern Sky Brands, LLC

Dispelling Cannabis Myths with FACTS

Blake Smith

Position: Southern Sky Brands, LLC
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Southern Sky Brands, LLC

Southern Sky Brands, LLC is a vertically integrated player in the Mississippi medical marijuana space. Our management team has a strong track record of running multi-disciplinary businesses in the Oil & Gas, Industrial, Construction, Real Estate and Cannabis sectors. We bring a modern, indoor cultivation approach that will utilize a stacked, vertical grow with high performance LED light fixtures. This cutting edge cultivation method allows for industry leading harvest yields and rapid grow cycles. Our lead cultivators bring an immense amount of experience along with some of the most genetically superior strains in the industry. Our indoor cultivation and manufacturing facility will meet FDA regulated Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) certifications. We look forward to setting the standard for medicinal quality while bringing natural, medical relief to the patients of our home state.

Blake Smith

Southern Sky Brands, LLC

Dispelling Cannabis Myths with FACTS

Colton Farris

Position: The Nowell Agency
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: The Nowell Agency
Colton Farris is a cannabis insurance specialist with the Nowell Agency in the Jackson metro area. Since joining the Nowell Agency, he has led the division of the company to work with cannabis businesses across the country. His department helps navigate the many hurdles of the cannabis industry and can advise on what insurance products are best for operation.
Farris graduated from Mississippi State University in Accounting and graduated from Southern Mississippi in Finance. Before switching to the cannabis industry, he worked in public accounting and specialized in agricultural loan analysis within the agricultural banking system.

Colton Farris

The Nowell Agency

Cannabis Insurance Specialists

Kirk Kinard

Position: The Nowell Agency
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Pause Pain and Wellness
I have been a physician here in Mississippi for over two decades, specializing in pain management since 2008. I completed my medical training here. My practice focuses on pain relief, improved physical function, and enhanced quality of life while minimizing the role of medications which can result in chemical dependency and addiction. I am dual Board Certified in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and have dedicated my career to helping people manage and recover from chronic pain. 

Kirk Kinard

The Nowell Agency

Certifying patients for medical cannabis cards

Isaiah Byrd

Position: Herbal Healthy Living, LLC
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Herbal Healthy Living, LLC
Isaiah Byrd is co-founder of Herbal Healthy Living, LLC and works to educates and researches plants for human health, primarily Cannabis. He is a USDA licensed grower of Industrial Hemp. He helps farmers produce Hemp from seed to sale. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with focus on plant development from the University of West Alabama. He has participated in research at Virginia Tech and Iowa State University. He applies his education and research experience to understanding Cannabis.

Isaiah Byrd

Herbal Healthy Living, LLC

Certifying patients for medical cannabis cards

Kristie Peggins, DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-C

Position: Green Medical & Consulting, LLC
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Green Medical & Consulting, LLC

Dr. Kristie Peggins is a dual certified nurse practitioner in family and acute care in both the Mississippi and Tennessee area. She has been practicing for over 18 years as a nurse and nurse practitioner in areas to include family practice, hospital medicine, cardiology, and nursing education.

Kristie Peggins, DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-C

Green Medical & Consulting, LLC

Medical Cannabis 101

Tom Krusic

Position: Wurk
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Wurk

Coming Soon!

Tom Krusic

Wurk

Coming Soon

Jeffery Trammell

Position: Canna First Financial
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Canna First Financial

Jeffery Trammel serves as Chief Risk & Strategy Officer of Merchants & Marine Bank (MMB) and its holding company, Merchants & Marine Bancorp, Inc, joining the organization’s executive leadership team in 2019. Jeff is a capable, driven, and energetic leader, guiding our risk function (credit, compliance, Bank Secrecy Act, internal audit), data analytics department, and loan operations.

Prior to joining the bank, Jeff worked as a Supervisory Examiner at the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. He worked in a similar role for the State of Louisiana, as Compliance Examiner and Assistant District Office Manager for the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions. Along with leading teams of examiners on community bank examinations, Jeff also was appointed as lead examiner on each state’s largest financial institution. He was recognized for his leadership with an inter-agency STAR award from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors as a bank examiner in Louisiana.

Jeff also served as Compliance Officer at Business First Bank in Baton Rouge. Earlier in his career, he held several roles (Registered Representative, Registered Investment Advisor, Corporate Trainer, and Compliance Officer) for New York Life, MassMutual, Emeritus Financial, and ING Financial Partners. He began his career in banking and finance, working in roles in Corporate Trust and Credit Analysis at Bank One, a legacy institution of the current JP Morgan Chase Bank.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Louisiana State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional, as designated by the American Bankers Association.

Jeffery Trammell

Canna First Financial

It’s no secret that a great deal of controversy has...

Katelyn Coskey

Position: Point Seven Group
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Point Seven Group

For the six years prior to joining Point7, Katelyn rose quickly into a leadership position for a large vertical operation in Colorado. where she supervised eight dispensary locations, and served as the Metrc™ and compliance director for a 40,000 sq. ft. site with over 9,000 plants.
As the Director of Client Success, she lends extensive experience in operations; including compliance; financial reporting; inventory management; staffing; training; SOP development; and seed-to-sale tracking.

Katelyn Coskey

Point Seven Group

Point Seven Group (Point7) is a global tenured management consulting...

Chauncey Craig

Position: Professional/Advocate
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Professional/Advocate

Chauncey Craig has a background in Chemistry and is a board certified Medical Laboratory Scientist. His team plans to open a cannabis testing lab in East Mississippi later this year. Chauncey plans to lead a team of laboratory scientist whose goal is to ensure that any product that hits dispensary shelves will be safe for consumption by the medical marijuana community.

Chauncey Craig

Professional/Advocate

Chauncey Craig has a background in Chemistry and is a...

Leo Galgout

Position: Sapphire Risk Advisory Group
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Sapphire Risk Advisory Group

Leo Falgout is the Chief of Staff for Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, where he manages a team of over 30 writers and designers. Leo leads projects for cannabis businesses including cannabis business licensing, security floor plan designs, and standard operating procedures. Recent accomplishments include perfect scores throughout Illinois and California. Sapphire Risk is the oldest nationwide security consulting firm in the cannabis industry.

Leo Galgout

Sapphire Risk Advisory Group

With decades of experience, Sapphire Risk is the most recognized...

Katherine Baxter

Position: Independent Cannabis Consultant
Categories: Mississippi-Speaker
Company: Independent Cannabis Consultant

Katharine Baxter is an independent consultant in the cannabis industry with experience writing cannabis business applications, expert witness reports, and standard operating procedures. Katharine also specializes in providing marketing services for ancillary cannabis businesses, including SEO and company blog management. Katharine serves as the Lead Technical Writer and Industry News Editor for Sapphire Risk Advisory Group and is responsible for creating compliant security plans.

Katherine Baxter

Independent Cannabis Consultant

Katharine Baxter is an independent consultant in the cannabis industry...

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