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Quantum 9 Sponsors Midwest CannaBusiness Symposium


Midwest CannaBusiness Symposium & Networking Reception

August 24, 2013 – Chicago, IL

Register today for the first comprehensive marijuana business symposium ever conducted in the Midwest!

This day-long educational program will be a unique opportunity to glean information from cannabusiness professionals and experts in the fields of regulatory models, operations, and ancillary businesses. The symposium includes lunch and an evening networking reception.

NCIA member businesses can register up to two attendees online in advance for $200; nonmembers can register with a per-ticket donation of $350 online in advance. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door for a $375 donation. All ticket and sponsorship proceeds support the work of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national organization advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses at the federal level.

Midwest CannaBusiness Symposium
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown
600 N State St, Chicago, IL
Symposium: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Doors at 10:00 a.m.)
Reception: 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.


10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association
10:45 a.m. Panel and Q&A: Dispensary, Cultivation, and Infused Product Operations
Luke Ramirez, Cannabusiness School & Consulting (moderator)
Jay Czarkowski, Canna Advisors
Ralph Morgan, OrganaLabs
Christie Lunsford, Dixie Elixirs
Mark Passerini, Om of Medicine
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Panel and Q&A: Support & Services for the Emerging Cannabis Industry
Kayvan Khalatbari, Denver Relief Consulting (moderator)
Jessica Billingsley, MJ Freeway
Chris Bochenski, Quantum 9
Jim Marty, Jim Marty & Associates
Patrick McManamon, Cannassure Insurance Services
Genifer Murray, CannLabs
2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center and The ArcView Group
3:30 p.m. Panel and Q&A: State Policy and Government Relations
Gabriel Plotkin (moderator)
Representative Lou Lang, Illinois State Legislature
Hilary Bricken, Canna Law Group
Khurshid Khoja, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Chris Lindsey, Marijuana Policy Project
5:00 p.m. Evening Networking Reception sponsored by Cannabusiness School and Consulting

About Quantum 9 

Quantum 9 helps you run your entire medical marijuana business though our network of Medical Marijuana Consultants and revolutionary technology. The Quantum 9 application is a medical marijuana POS, Supply Chain Management, Customer Management System, Inventory Tracking and a Cultivation Aid. For Medical Marijuana Consulting please click here.

About National Cannabis Industry Association



The National Cannabis Industry Association's membership is comprised of the leading businesses and organizations in America's emerging cannabis industry. As the only national trade association for cannabis professionals, NCIA works to defend and advance the industry on the national stage. The mission of the National Cannabis Industry Association is to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and to work for a favorable social, economic and legal environment for that industry in the United States.

About Michael Mayes

As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has assisted in funding some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care. Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.

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