This four year running event will connect industry executives, advocates, scientists and thinkers together to envision a sustainable future for the cannabis industry – and provide decision-makers with the tools they need to make positive changes today.
The Symposium is also an opportunity for networking and developing new collaborative opportunities to further sustainability initiatives in 2019 and beyond.
2019 Keynote Speaker
2019 Massachusetts Agenda
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Ben Gelt, Board Chair, Cannabis Certification Council
Overview / Kickoff
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Emcee, Sue O’Connell, NECN
Natural Resources: Examining Sustainable Energy use in the Industry and Making Sustainable Products from Hemp.
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Moderator: Sarah McGarrell, Pierce Atwood
Michael Sather, Solatube
Michael Sather has been with Solatube International, Inc. since 1999, helping to establish the commercial market for tubular daylighting devices throughout North America. Solatube is known for their innovative daylighting systems, using passive optical technology to more effectively bring sunlight to interior spaces, reducing the need for electric lighting and cooling in commercial buildings. Michael helped design Solatube Daylighting Systems into the first NetZero Energy schools in the country, as well as hundreds of LEED projects. His most recent assignment has been working with indoor cultivators to help them improve their operations. Michael resides in Vista, CA and enjoys reading, juggling, yoga, and water polo in is free time.
Best Practices & Technology: Making the Industry Sustainable by Finding Best Practices to Help Technology and Entrepreneurs Grow.
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Chase MicMichael, Ionization
Community Development: Making the Marketplace of Cannabis Sustainable as an Industry that can Grow in Diverse and Rural Neighborhoods
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Renny Cushing, Criminal Justice Chair of NH
Tito Jackson, Verdant Medical
Renny George, Pure Roots
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Kay Doyle, Commissioner Mass CCC
Kay Doyle - Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
Kay Doyle served as Deputy General Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), where she acted as primary counsel to the Medical Use of Marijuana Program, the Food Protection Program and the Tobacco Control Program, advising clients regarding federal and state law relating to marijuana, food regulation, environmental health, tobacco protection, and administrative law.
Prior to her time at DPH, Kay worked as an attorney for Kopelman and Paige, P.C. representing private and municipal clients with a focus on issues relating to the medical use of marijuana law, administrative law, land use law and civil rights law and environmental law. She has experience practicing before all levels of federal and state court, including the United States Supreme Court. Kay is a graduate of Bucknell University and Boston University School of Law and admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and New York.
General Q & A
Jimmy Young, ProCannabisMedia.com
Closing Reception & Expo
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
2019 Symposium Series
In 2019 we expand our symposium series to include events in Massachusetts and the Bay Area in addition to our annual Denver event.