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Cannabis Market Spotlight

Cannabis Market Spotlight

Shaping the Future of Cannabis Across the Nation

Shaping the Future of Cannabis Across the Nation

Join the Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight, a premier event series dedicated to fostering high-impact networking and business growth in the cannabis industry.

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NEW JERSEY

June 17, 2024

CALIFORNIA

July 23, 2024

Your Gateway to Cannabis Innovation and Networking

Join the Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight

New Jersey, cultivating the future of Cannabis Innovation.

Explore the unique cannabis market potential in various states and regions. Each event offers tailored insights into local market dynamics, regulatory frameworks, and business opportunities.

Upcoming Cannabis Events

Benzinga Cannabis Market Spotlight
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Join us and…

  • Discover Regional Opportunities
Explore the unique cannabis market potential in various states and regions. Each event offers tailored insights into local market dynamics, regulatory frameworks, and business opportunities.

  • Engage with Industry Leaders
    Network with top figures in the cannabis industry through structured sessions and casual mixers. Turn each interaction into a potential business breakthrough.

  • Navigate Regulatory Landscapes
    Gain clarity on the regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements specific to each region. Learn from experts about navigating the complexities of the cannabis industry.

  • Capitalize on Market Trends
    Stay ahead of the curve with in-depth discussions on current investment landscapes, market trends, and future opportunities in the cannabis sector.

Who should attend?

Are you ready to cultivate growth in the cannabis industry?

Our conference is for anyone who wants to create an amazing workplace.

  • Dispensary Owners & Managers
  • Cannabis Brand Leaders
  • C-Suite Leaders
  • Market Investors
  • Entrepreneurs and Startups

Event Highlights

Networking Opportunities

Connect with industry leaders, investors, and policymakers.

Expert Panels

Hear from high-profile figures and pioneers in the cannabis industry.

Regional Focus

Tailored insights into the cannabis markets of various states.

Content Verticals

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Market Potential

Uncover the burgeoning cannabis market opportunities in your region.

02

Supply Chain Insights

Examine logistics and cultivation challenges in newly legal landscapes.

03

​Regulatory Frameworks

Navigate the complexities of compliance for cannabis businesses.

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​​Illicit Market Strategies

Discuss strategies for shifting the illicit market to a regulated, legal framework.

05

Tourism and Retail

Explore the role of cannabis lounges as unique tourism attractions.

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Advocacy and Policy

Engage in discussions about cannabis advocacy, policy changes, and their implications for the industry.

Upcoming Cannabis Market Spotlight Events

Explore the events below to find a Cannabis Market Spotlight near you and secure your spot.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of the conversation that shapes the future of the cannabis industry.

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NEW JERSEY

June 17, 2024

CALIFORNIA

July 23, 2024

BENZINGA

Cannabis Market Spotlight Thought Leaders

Seth Yakatan,
Co-Founder, Katan Associates

Seth Yakatan, with 35+ years of experience, assists life sciences, wellness, and cannabis companies in achieving corporate finance and asset monetization goals through strategic transactions and investments.

Bill Levers,
Founder – Beard Bros Pharms

Bill, Co-Founder of Beard Bros Pharms, is a cannabis industry expert. Their award-winning RSO products are available in California and Massachusetts, and they advocate for cannabis culture through their website and newsletter.

Alexa Alianiello,
US Sales & Partnerships – X

Alexa, an early employee at X, leads the Cannabis vertical in US Sales & Partnerships. She bridges the X platform with the cannabis industry, enabling inclusive advertising for brands.

Luna Stower,
Chief Impact Officer – Ispire

Luna Stower, Chief Impact Officer at Ispire Vape Technology, is a veteran of the cannabis industry, championing social equity and drug policy reform.

Anthony Alegrete,
Co-Founder & COO – 40 Tons

Anthony Alegrete, Operations Director at 40 Tons, advocates for cannabis prisoners and victims of the war on drugs. He played a key role in securing Corvain Cooper’s release through executive clemency

Kyle Kazan,
CEO – Glass House Brands

Kyle Kazan, Co-founder & CEO of Glass House Brands, is an experienced investor and advocate for police reform. He has a track record in private equity and real estate.

Dr. Chanda Macias,
CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Managers – Women Grow

Chanda Macias, CEO of National Holistic™ and Women Grow, is a prominent figure in the cannabis industry with a background in cellular biology and business management.

Tiffany Chin,
CEO, Death Row Records Cannabis

Tiffany Chin has 12 years of experience in the entertainment space, working with world famous talent including Snoop Dogg, Eddie Murphy, and Martha Stewart.

Christopher Riggs,
ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Christopher Riggs, a New Jersey attorney for 10 years, has held key legal roles including deputy attorney general and assistant section chief at the NJ Health and Human Services Department. In 2021, he joined the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission as chief counsel, becoming acting executive director in 2024.

Wesley McWhite III,
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Appointed by Governor Phil Murphy in 2021, Wesley McWhite III is the first director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission, promoting equity and diversity in the industry.

Emily Paxhia,
Founding Partner & Managing Partner, Poseidon Investment Management

Emily has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and has worked with countless founders in many capacities.

Erin Gore,
Founder – Garden Society

Erin Gore is the founder and CEO of Garden Society, a California-based, cannabis-focused benefit corporation serving consumers in search of new, more holistic ways to rejuvenate from the chaos of their daily lives.

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