#2020GAWCC

April 4, 2020



UPCOMING... 2020 GEORGIA
WORLD CANNABIS CONFERENCE AGENDA



saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration / Badge Pick-up

Lobby


Registration / Badge Pick-up

Hosted by World Cannabis Conference

All passholders are invited to arrive as early as 8:00AM to pick-up their pass and grab coffee and continental breakfast in the Exhibitor Hall & Lounge.

Pass pick-up will remain open until 5:00pm.

Premium Passholders are invited to a catered breakfast in the Premium Lounge (Lenox Ballroom).

  • Main Foyer & Exhibitor Hall
saturday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Network Breakfast(Premium Badges Only)

Premium Lounge

Premium Badge Holders

Premium Badges ONLY enjoy coffee/breakfast and networking leading up to the event opening session.


Registration / Badge Pick-up

Hosted by World Cannabis Conference

All passholders are invited to arrive as early as 8:00AM to pick-up their pass and grab coffee and continental breakfast in the Exhibitor Hall & Lounge.

Pass pick-up will remain open until 5:00pm.

Premium Passholders are invited to a catered breakfast in the Premium Lounge (Lenox Ballroom).

  • Main Foyer & Exhibitor Hall
saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibitor Demonstrations

Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitors

Join our exhibitors for interactive displays and product demonstrations.


Registration / Badge Pick-up

Hosted by World Cannabis Conference

All passholders are invited to arrive as early as 8:00AM to pick-up their pass and grab coffee and continental breakfast in the Exhibitor Hall & Lounge.

Pass pick-up will remain open until 5:00pm.

Premium Passholders are invited to a catered breakfast in the Premium Lounge (Lenox Ballroom).

  • Main Foyer & Exhibitor Hall
saturday 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks with Brian Thomas

Hosted by Treehab

Main Stage

Intro to the 2020 Georgia World Cannabis Conference


saturday 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

2020 Updates and Outlooks: Cannabis in the South

Industry updatesLegalizationLicensing

Join our exhibitors for interactive displays and product demonstrations.


A new poll in Georgia has found that, for the first time, a majority of adults in the deeply conservative state believe marijuana should be legalized for both medical and recreational use.

Out of 2,875 Georgians polled between May 10 and May 15, 55% said they believe marijuana should be legal for adult use, only 35% said it should remain prohibited and 10% were unsure, according to a SurveyUSA study commissioned by 11Alive News. The 55% response is up from just two years ago, when a poll by the Atlanta TV station showed that only 48% of Georgians said MJ should be fully legal.

The new poll also found that 71% of Georgians back legal cannabis for medical use, even though the state has yet to establish a fully functioning MMJ program.

It is legal to possess and use CBD in Georgia, but there’s no legal way for patients to obtain it, since growing cannabis is still a crime in the state.

There’s also no ballot initiative system in Georgia, so the only way for cannabis to be legalized is for the state Legislature to act, which is likely years from happening.

Still, the poll is another indicator that views on marijuana are slowly but steadily becoming more positive, which will likely eventually lead to a much broader U.S. cannabis industry. We will explore these topics and more surrounding what's happening with cannabis in the south.


saturday 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Overcoming Legal and Financial Hurdles for Ancillary Businesses

Room 201

Ancillary BusinessFinanceLegalization

Cannabis business leaders will take to the GAWCC panel to share business know-how and best practices, touching on everything from the vaping epidemic to corporate integration challenges surrounding M&As to the future of marijuana retail plus much much more.


saturday 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Seeing Through the Smoke: Identifying and Engaging Cannabis Users

Room 301

Ancillary BusinessMarketingPublic RelationsMedia

Top marketers, digital strategists, and PR professionals will emphasize the complexity of trying to understand cannabis consumers • A brief review the outcomes from campaigns • Discuss the cannabis marketing landscape • Review a new paradigm for helpful interactions with cannabis users


saturday 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Networking Lunch (Lunch Provided)

Premium Lounge

Premium Badge Holders

Networking provided for premium badge holders only.

saturday 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Lunch Break

Off-site

saturday 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

CBD Cooking Challenge

Main Stage

Health & WellnessMedical MarijuanaAncillary BusinessInfused Products

Featuring the top CDB chefs and food scientists, there will be three rounds in the competition: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. At the start of each round, the contestants are given a basket of varied, unusual, and sometimes seemingly incompatible items (featuring CBD) from which they are to compose a dish in a limited amount of time. They may supplement the mystery ingredients with any items in the pantry or refrigerator, but they must use all the mystery ingredients in some way. The chef with the worst dish is "chopped" and the remaining chefs go on to compete in the next round with a new basket of mystery ingredients.


saturday 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Keynote Presentation

Main Stage

The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

saturday 03:05 PM - 03:50 PM

Cultivation - Climate & Environment Best Practices

Room 201

LicensingCultivationFinanceAncillary BusinessLegalization


saturday 03:05 PM - 03:50 PM

Social Equity / Justice

LicensingLegalizationDecriminalization

Ancillary BusinessIndustry updates


saturday 04:05 PM - 04:50 PM

Cannabis Investing & Business Opportunities

201

LicensingMarketingFinanceAncillary BusinessLegalization


saturday 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Closing Reception

Main Stage

Day 1 Sat, April 4, 2020