KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION (10:15 AM – 11:00 AM)
KEYNOTE CANNABIS 101 & KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (11:15AM – 12:15PM)
An explanation of all things pertaining to cannabis legalization, including the current state of the industry, key provisions of legalization, upcoming dates to be aware of, and consumer rights.
PANEL 2: I WANT TO START A BUSINESS IN THE INDUSTRY (11:15AM – 12:15PM)
Overview of how to start a cannabis business in Illinois, whether it be a dispensary, craft growing operation, or another entity. This panel will discuss the process of starting a cannabis business, including the State’s licensure process.
PANEL 3: EXPUNGEMENT (12:30PM – 1:30PM)
An overview of the expungement provisions of the state law, including automatic expungement and the rap sheet process.
PANEL 4: CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES (12:30PM – 1:30PM)
From construction to security to HVAC to electricians, this panel will highlight the needs of the cannabis industry and offer you a chance to think about how to increase your customer base in the cannabis industry.
PANEL 5: I WANT TO WORK IN THE INDUSTRY (1:45PM – 2:45PM)
An overview of the various paths to work in the industry, in addition to covering available jobs, this session will explain what skills, training and certification are necessary.
PANEL 6: NAVIGATING CITY OF CHICAGO REGULATIONS (1:45PM – 2:45PM)
An overview of all the different city processes you have to understand in order to become a cannabis entrepreneur in the City.