California Cannabis Control - Presented by Infocast

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

California’s Municipal Officials & Law Enforcement Officers Have Questions About Regulating & Enforcing Cannabis. We Have Answers.

Municipalities allowing licensed cannabis in their jurisdiction offers California communities many benefits: additional tax revenue, increased product safety, and a successful shift away from the illicit market into a safer, more transparent and controlled environment.

However, the post-Covid era will confront many California communities with challenges in regulating cannabis. Only a quarter of cannabis is moving through fully licensed channels, over 80% of licenses granted are still provisional, and local agencies continue the hard work of developing, implementing, and enforcing cannabis regulations with limited staff and resources. Federal legalization, which could impact local regulation, remains a question as the House recently passed a bill to federally decriminalize cannabis.

Infocast’s fourth annual California Cannabis Control Summit – held live and in person – empowers local government officials and law enforcement agencies to provide an effective and safe regulatory framework for this growing industry. Attend to gain the resources and knowledge necessary to operate from a policy perspective, including best practices and lessons learned from law enforcement strategies and tactics, understanding tax frameworks, an update on state and federal laws, and feedback from communities that have developed cannabis fire, building, zoning and land-use policies. We hope to continue the success of the previous meetings in creating a forum where municipal representatives can learn from each other about how to confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of regulating licensed cannabis.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • Policy Officials & Regulators
  • City & County Officials
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health Employees
  • Licensing & Compliance Software
  • Municipal Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Law Enforcement Equipment Providers

Note: 90%+ of attendees are government officials

This was an amazing conference - I learned so much about the state regulatory framework, all the agencies involved, and all the myriad of local agencies that have addressed cannabis.

Ellen Gross,
Assistant General Counsel,
SAN DIEGO UNIFIED PORT DISTRICT

This was a great learning experience about the emerging 'regulated' cannabis industry. All presentations and panels discussed were of excellent quality.

Swati Bhatt,
Environmental Health Services Manager,
LA COUNTY DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Great information -
good key presenters, who can be good resources in the future.

Christine Powers,
Sr. Administrative Analyst,
CITY OF GLENDALE

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Reginald Byron Sawyer-Jones
Senior Assembly Member,
District 59

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY

Tabatha Chavez
Chief, Investigative Services Branch – Compliance Division
DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIS CONTROL CALIFORNIA

Michael Cheng
Licensing
DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIS CONTROL CALIFORNIA

Christina Dempsey
Deputy Director of Policy and Research
DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIS CONTROL CALIFORNIA

Cassandra DiBenedetto
Outreach Manager
DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIS CONTROL CALIFORNIA

Miguel Angel Arias
Councilmember, District 3
CITY OF FRESNO

Michael Boylls
Detective
LAPD

Michelle Garakian
Interim Executive Director, Department of Cannabis Regulation
CITY OF LOS ANGELES

Dale Sky Jones
Executive Chancellor, President & CEO, Board of Directors
OAKSTERDAM UNIVERSITY

Steve Lavagnino
Supervisor
COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA

Fiona Lavelle
Assistant Deputy Director, Community and Local Equity Grants Unit
GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (GO-BIZ)

Greg Minor
Assistant to the City Administrator, Nuisance Abatement/Special Activity Permits Division
CITY OF OAKLAND

Peggy Murphy
Economic Development Coordinator
COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

Nikesh Patel
Director, Office of Cannabis
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

Davina Smith
Cannabis Manager, Office of Cannabis Management
CITY OF SACRAMENTO

Sergeant Dustin Woida
Impaired Driving Section
CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL

David Woolsey
Sergeant
SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB)
  • Atwater Police Department
  • Buchalter
  • California Cannabis Authority (CCA)
  • California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA)
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
  • California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
  • California Highway Patrol
  • California State Assembly
  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
  • California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Cannabis Compliance Board, State of Nevada
  • Cannabis Regulatory Agency
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • City of Chula Vista
  • City of Coalinga
  • City of Desert Hot Springs
  • City of Fresno
  • City of Las Vegas
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
  • City of Oakland
  • City of Sacramento
  • City of San Jose
  • City of West Hollywood
  • County of Santa Barbara
  • Department of Cannabis Control
  • Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
  • LAPD
  • Marijuana Moment
  • Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
  • Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
  • Mendocino County
  • Metrc
  • Minnesota’s Department of Public Health
  • National Organization for Cannabis Compliance (NOCC)
  • NORML
  • Oaksterdam University
  • Orange Photonics
  • Public Health Institute
  • Rural County Representatives of California
  • Sacramento Fire Department
  • San Bernardino County’s Sheriff’s Department
  • San Jose Police Department
  • SCI Consulting Group
  • Trinity County Sheriff's Office
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
  • University of California, Davis
  • US Forest Service
  • Yvette McDowell

 

VENUE

 

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 922-4700



**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**

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Buchalter

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Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for nine decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Our clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust us as advisers and business partners because we are involved in their world. They rely on our forward-thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise.

Oaksterdam University

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Oaksterdam University, America’s first cannabis college, has been the forerunner in providing the highest quality training to students, businesses, regulators, and government.

OU’s team comprises academics and subject matter experts who have taught more than 70,000 OU alumni from 110 countries. OU has been contracted to provide technical assistance for social equity programs for business, professional, and workforce development by the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Palm Springs.

With roots in cannabis policy reform 26 years deep, OU is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community. Visit OaksterdamUniversity.com.

Metrc

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Metrc is the most trusted and experienced provider of cannabis regulatory systems in the United States. Formed in 2011 as the nation’s first track-and-trace system for cannabis in coordination with Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, our solution combines advanced software, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, a dedicated customer-support team, and a secure database to track and trace cannabis from growth, harvest, and processing to testing, transport, and sale giving regulators full supply chain visibility.

Orange Photonics

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Founded in 2015, Orange Photonics is based in New Hampshire, USA. Orange Photonics develops and manufactures lab-grade analytical tools that are easy-to-use, rugged and accurate. For the past six years, Orange Photonics instrumentation has been used in mission-critical work by local, state and federal law enforcement organizations, departments of agriculture, in addition to licensed commercial business operators. Orange Photonics’ analytical instrumentation supports quality control, process optimization and compliance. LightLab Cannabis Analyzer, is a purpose-built instrument, based on HPLC technology, designed for non-technical users. LightLab measures 12+ cannabinoids in 9+ sample types including adult use and hemp cannabis plants and extracted products.rs.

Yvette McDowell

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Yvette McDowell
Municipal Cannabis Consultant

CONSULTANT IN CANNABIS LAW FOCUSED ON SOCIAL EQUITY & SERVING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS

Yvette McDowell is an experienced lawyer with 30 years of municipal government experience.

She provides consultation to city and county municipal governments on proposed regulation, as it relates to the creation and correct implementation of social equity plans.

Her work as a consultant is to educate those in power and make sure that regulation is tolerant in its impact and is inclusive of the entire community through social equity. She believes that while regulation should be followed, it should not be overly burdensome. Balance can be found in education and communication. To accomplish this, she will work side by side with city and county municipal governments to educate and foster economic growth, as well as bridge the communication gap between local government and the community regarding the cannabis industry.

Metrc

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Metrc is the world’s most trusted track-and-trace system for cannabis, providing the infrastructure and training necessary for a secure supply chain from seed to sale. Because of our role supporting both government and industry, Metrc has become a valued partner in navigating the challenges of a newly regulated industry.

Through a combination of custom-made software, RFID tagging and state-of-the-art security, Metrc provides a single, state-wide source of truth for cannabis inventory and transactions. Within our system, regulators can TRACK cannabis products in real time, TRACE a product back to its origins, TREND data to assess risk, and REPORT back to stakeholders. By ensuring accurate and complete data visibility, Metrc’s solution supports the commitment to public health, safety, and a credible, regulated framework.

With over 1 billion events monitored to date, no other regulated product in the world is tracked as reliably and proficiently as cannabis is in Metrc.

Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)

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The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is the premier advocate and innovative service provider for rural counties in California. A thirty-nine member county strong service organization, RCRC champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties.

SCI Consulting

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Serving California public agencies since 1985, SCI provides services including local funding measure feasibility analysis, public opinion surveys, community outreach, special tax and assessment formation and annual administration, Proposition 218 compliance, development impact fee nexus studies, utility rate studies, and implementation of local cannabis policies.

SCI provides cannabis-related advice and broad consulting services to a variety of public agencies in California including community support analysis, regulatory ordinance development, cost recovery fee studies, taxation, application process development, application review and scoring, monitoring and compliance, business tax auditing, and community outreach.

California State Association of Counties

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