The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference will take place on Thursday, Aug. 15 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Cannabis entrepreneurs and investors are expected to attend, and the conference is taking place in time for the Michigan recreational business license rollout, which is slated to begin Nov. 1.
Keynotes include “Driving Competitive Differentiation in Cannabis,” presented by Jeff Radway, CEO and co-founder of Green Peak Innovations, a medical cannabis company near Lansing, as well as an unnamed keynote by Jessica Billingsley, CEO of Akerna. Akerna is based in Colorado and is the first cannabis compliance technology company to be traded on Nasdaq.
“As a financial media company, Benzinga is dedicated to providing the best, easiest-to-consume information on emerging markets. We’re excited to educate the Michigan market on the exciting plans that will result in the Nov. 1 rollout.,” says Jason Raznick, CEO and Founder of Benzinga. “Thought leadership at the Detroit event will include local cannabis brands, technology and community within medical cannabis, navigating the real estate market, and overall policy and regulation. Attendees will also get the chance to hear from those involved in carrying out the exclusive social equity initiatives outlined in the ballot initiative.
“We’re excited to host top cannabis companies like Green Peak Innovations and Acreage Holdings, who are directly responsible for making big waves in the industry. Not only that, we’ve also gathered some of the best investors in the world.”
The conference will include presentations and panels about cannabis, its effects on the Michigan market, its brands, manufacturing, policy, and more. There also will be networking, lunch, and a cocktail reception.
Upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conferences are scheduled for Chicago, Miami, and Toronto.
Available tickets for the Detroit event start at $97 and can be purchased here. General admission is $257.