Join us in Portland, ME as we expand the Cannabis Sustainability Series to the East Coast.
Please note The Portland, ME event has been postponed due to recommendations from the CDC regarding conducting events during this time. Stay tuned as the CCC is committed to offering digital content as well as rescheduling this event for a later date.
The symposium is a touchstone event in the cannabis industry. Each symposium event offers a unique opportunity to learn and for high level peer-to-peer networking. Featuring partnerships with government, industry and media, the Symposium is the premier platform to engage with the sustainable cannabis community.
This symposium series connects industry executives, advocates, scientists and thinkers together to envision a sustainable future for the cannabis industry – and provides decision-makers with the tools they need to make positive changes today.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 – 1:45 PM
Ben Gelt, Board Chair, Cannabis Certification Council
overview -State governments take their responsibility to understand the consumer, respect community and engage industry leaders to build a marketplace
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Emcee, Sue O’Connell, NECN
Natural Resources Panel
Examining sustainable energy use by the industry in ME & NE to see how area solar, wind and hydro can be manifested into value.
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Sam Milton, Climate Resources Group
Sam Milton is Principal of Climate Resources Group, a New England-based firm with a focus on solving problems and finding opportunities at the intersection of climate and energy. Through the grower advisory service, Enlighten Your Grow, his firm guides cultivators on approaches to optimize their grow operations and works with stakeholders to advance lower-impact best practices. Sam is an active stakeholder in cannabis and energy policy and regulatory discussions across North America.
Processing & Packaging Panel
Methods the industry can develop best practices in technology & services to refine the process from product line to market, in sustainable ways.
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Moderator: Pierce Atwood
Remedies & Regulations Panel
Why Cannabis is an organic sustainable industry that New England can regulate wisely so supports economic growth and scientific advancement.
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Moderator: Doug Bailey, Rasky Partners
Doug Bailey, Senior Vice President
Drawing on his extensive media and public relations background, Doug Bailey has played a key role in devising communications strategies that support organizations’ business initiatives, including professional sports team acquisitions, publication launches, branding efforts and business endeavors.
Returning to Rasky Partners as a Senior Vice President, Doug has worked with major corporations, organizations, coalitions and individuals on issues involving litigation, employee disputes, industrial accidents, product recalls, government prosecution, and medical malpractice. Doug was previously a Senior Vice President at Rasky Partners before founding his own firm, DBMediaStrategies Inc.
Before entering the PR world, Doug spent 15 years as an award-winning journalist with the Boston Globe, where he held several positions, including business reporter, Deputy Business Editor, Political Editor and Senior Assistant Metro Editor for the Health and Science section, overseeing the paper’s coverage of medical, science, environmental, census, biotechnology, and higher education issues. A journalism major at the University of Maine, Doug was an adjunct professor at Boston University in the Communications Department. He is also a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of New England.
Rep. Renny Cushing, Chairman - NH House Cannabis Caucus
While we as society have been talking about “sustainability”, we can learn from a 100 year old company how to have that earth friendly logic lead to profitability, not just corporate social responsibility.
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Introduction: Sue O'Connell, NECN
5:30 PM – 5:40 PM
The Portland Press Herald
EXPO & RECEPTION