#2021GAWCC

March 27, 2021



UPCOMING... 2021 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 - 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

 Hosted by Treehab

 Main Stage

Intro to the 2020 Georgia World Cannabis Conference


saturday 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM

2020 Updates and Outlooks: Cannabis in the South

 Main Stage

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 10:05 AM - 11:00 AM

Sponsored: PermaTherm

Controlled Cultivation Room Solutions for Cannabis / Hemp Growers

 Room 101

CultivationCannabisCannabis / Hemp Grow OperationsMedical MarijuanaHempCBD


From our sponsors at PermaTherm:

Why Use Our Products?

Physiology of Hemp and Cannabis

We have been refining solutions for the Cannabis industry since it became legal. To understand the complexities and the importance of having an optimal environment in which to grow Cannabis, we must first learn about the plants.

Cannabis and Hemp plants are rare in the plant kingdom in that they are accumulator plants. These sister plants are great for the environment as a whole as they absorb and store contaminants from their surroundings within their system as a means of removing potential toxins from the environment. These plants are also proven ground remediation filters through a process called phytoremediation, in which Hemp and Cannabis are proven performers.

Hemp is a derivative from the Sativa variety of Cannabis and is scientifically proven to be a carbon sink, or a natural air purifier. Hemp absorbs more carbon per hectare than any other forest or agricultural product, and also stores within itself what it takes out of the air, in addition to Co2, and toxins.

This is great for environmental remediation but becomes a problem if the plant is cultivated for consumption by the public. The environment needs to be toxin-free not only of what could be consumed via the roots, leaves, or stems for pest control, but also from the air the plants breathe. Thus, the environment must be pure or else the medical end users of the product are subject to risk, and the cultivators themselves are vulnerable to significant loss.

If you are in the Cannabis business, you are probably aware of the physiology of Cannabis and Hemp, your consumers, and the challenges of purity in consumer products as well as your own successful yield.


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  • Help with every phase of your project
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  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • No off-gassing from panels
  • USDA Approved Paint System


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saturday 10:05 AM - 11:00 AM

Seeing Through the Smoke: Identifying and Engaging Cannabis Users

 Room 201

MediaAncillary BusinessMarketingPublic RelationsCannabisCBD

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 - 01:00 PM

Networking Lunch (Lunch Provided)

 Premium Lounge

Premium Badge Holders

Networking provided for premium badge holders only.

saturday 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Overcoming Legal and Financial Hurdles for Ancillary Businesses

 Room 101

LicensingCultivationMedical MarijuanaFinanceAncillary BusinessCannabis / Hemp Grow OperationsCannabisHempCBDLegalizationIndustry updates

When thinking about the cannabis industry, it can be easy to only consider the producers and cultivators of the plant, how many tonnes they can produce and the quality of the product, as well as the dispensaries where cannabis is sold.

It can be even more enticing to only consider these factors when hearing that the sales of legal cannabis in the U.S. amounted to nearly $10 billion in 2018 alone.

However, growers and dispensaries aren’t the only players in the cannabis sector. In fact, when you run the numbers they’re actually only a relatively small chunk of the industry. If you compare cultivators and distributors to the size and scope of the ancillary cannabis market, you may be surprised. With cannabis is still federally illegal, it’s those on the outskirts, in the ancillary market that avoids any hassle from regulators. These topics and more will be discussed during this session.


saturday 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Uncovering the Truth Behind The Potency of CBD And THC. What’s Better?

 Room 201

Health & WellnessMedical MarijuanaAncillary BusinessInfused ProductsCannabis / Hemp Grow OperationsCannabisHempCBDIndustry updates

The journey from an illegal drug to a legalized product in more than 30 U.S. states was not easy. Although, medical marijuana is still not an acceptable product on the federal level. But, it is one of the most trending products of recent times. Celebrities and even politicians are taking sides with medical marijuana nowadays. And that too openly without any inhibitions.

In the same way, CBD is also becoming popular as an alternative medication and as a replacement for conventional over-the-counter medications. In short, the molecule or compound that was once thought of as a product that could land you in jail was now quickly becoming the part of the mainstream healthcare system. So much so that, it has even found its way into items such as dog treats, creams, gummies, or tinctures.

Also, things changed more frequently after the approval of Farm Bill 2018 last year. So, if you are looking for hemp CBD products, now you can easily relish them without any legal implications. Just make sure those products contain THC equivalent or less than 0.3%. Let’s delve into both the cannabinoids a bit more and find better cannabinoids for your respective medical conditions.

saturday 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

How Cannabis Businesses Stay Compliant with the IRS

  Room 101

LicensingFinanceAncillary BusinessMarketingAccountingLegalization

Canna Accounting Services is an accounting firm that specializes in working with businesses in the cannabis industry. They work with manufacturers, retailers, and ancillary partners to provide accounting services, tax planning, and CFO & consulting services.
Are you IRS 280e compliant?
Are your statements on accrual, not cash basis?
Don’t know?
Are you in financial compliance to avoid being shut down?
Do you have a cash management/inventory management system in place to minimize theft?


If you answered NO to any of the above questions, representatives will be present to schedule a free, no-obligation discovery call and learn more about how we can help your business thrive financially!


saturday 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Social Justice & Equity in the Cannabis Industry

 Room 201

LicensingLegalizationDecriminalizationAncillary BusinessIndustry updates

As states continue to move away from the policies of prohibition, overall arrest rates are dropping but racial disparities remain. State cannabis programs also create significant business opportunities as the underground market transitions into a regulated, small business sector but unfortunately, onerous capital requirements, restrictions on licensing for drug-felons, and other factors have limited opportunities for people of color and other disadvantaged minorities from succeeding in the new legal cannabis market. Solutions to these challenges will be addressed.



saturday 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Infused Products: Cannabis / CBD based Food & Beverage Development

 Main Stage

LicensingCultivationFinanceAncillary BusinessLegalization

Across the country, infused meals have become a mainstay of today's cannabis culture, providing a focal point around which both enthusiasts and canna-curious may gather socially and learn about the plant. While THC-infused meals happen speakeasy-style in states that have yet to pass adult-use regulations, CBD-infused meals are ubiquitous.

Excitement over the Farm Bill has only increased the popularity of CBD, which functions both as an antidote to THC-induced anxiety and as a non-intoxicating baby step into exploring cannabis wellness. CBD-infused dishes are accessible to almost every kind of diner. Learn from top culinary the best practices and regulations from product development of conventional food and beverage.


saturday 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Sponsored: Treevana Wellness

Continuing Medical Education for Cannabis Presentation

 Main Stage

Health & WellnessMedical MarijuanaInfused ProductsAncillary BusinessIndustry updates

The continued vision at Treevana is to provide a reliable source for customers in the emerging legal medical cannabis industry. In addition to providing hemp-based products, Treevana has partnered with highly respected physicians who advocate the use of hemp-based treatments as an adjuvant to often toxic pharmaceutical medications.

Treevana provides education to the hemp community both locally and nationwide. Our partnership with leaders in the medical community and consultants on extraction technologies ensure that customers receive the latest, most scientifically accurate information in order to help you decide what treatments may be best for the body and the mind.


saturday 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Closing Reception (Premium Badge Only)

Premium Badge Holders

Beverages and Networking (Premium Badge Only)

Day 1 Sat, March 27, 2020