We Put Together a List of Presenters With Mini-Bios and Presentation Times. See Below.
With three presenters presenting simultaneously throughout the day, we had a staffer put together mini-bios (with stock charts), so we could set our schedule in advance, as to which presentation to attend and which to unfortunately miss.
North America’s leading cannabis entrepreneurs and investors will flock to beautiful Miami, Florida, Jan. 15-16, 2019, for the second annual Cannabis Capital Conference, hosted by premier financial media outlet Benzinga. This highly-anticipated event sets the standard among cannabis conferences, offering unparalleled access and seamless interaction between the entrepreneurs who are establishing highly promising companies and the investors whose capital will fuel their efforts.
New Frontier Data. New Frontier’s analysis and reporting on the cannabis industry
InMed Pharma (IMLFF) $0.38. InMed is a pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that specializes in developing novel therapies through the research and development into the extensive pharmacology of cannabinoids coupled with innovative drug delivery systems. InMed’s proprietary bioinformatics database drug/disease targeting tool, cannabinoid biosynthesis technology
Aurora Cannabis (ACB) $6.60. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with funded capacity in excess of 500,000 kg per annum and sales and operations in 22 countries across five continents, Aurora is one of the world’s largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution.
Faces HCM looks at human resources through a different lens. HR shouldn’t be a cost of doing business — it should be a revenue producer. When your employees are empowered, treated well, and feel committed to their company, there is less turnover, more productivity, and a healthier culture. Faces HCM provides these services to underserved markets such as the Growing Industry and any business owner who strives for a customized, transparent, and flexible option for all their administrative and human resource needs.
Growcentia was founded by a team of three Colorado State University soil microbiologists with PhD degrees that share a passion for enhancing soil health and promoting sustainable agriculture. Using innovative proprietary technology, this team developed an approach to identify and apply nature’s very best microbes to improve nutrient availability to plants. Growcentia aims to help growers and farmers maximize the health of their soils or growth media to enhance plant health, quality, and yields while minimizing environmental impacts of agriculture.
Compass Cannabis Clinics Starbuds. Compass currently has forty confirmed leases for locations across Canada, a mix of operational clinics that are now open, in development, or in preparation with the intended use of becoming retail cannabis stores. Starbuds – licensee of the Starbuds brand name for Canada from Starbuds based out of Denver, Colorado – has an aggressive expansion plan across Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to serve cannabis enthusiasts across Canada. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Compass, Starbuds has received cannabis retail licenses in two provinces along with a dozen retail development permits across the province of Alberta.
Americann (ACANN) $2.04. Amricann is developing state-of-the-art product manufacturing and greenhouse cultivation facilities. AmeriCann uses greenhouse technology which is superior to the current industry standard of growing cannabis in warehouse facilities under artificial lights. According to industry experts, by capturing natural sunlight, greenhouses use 25 percent fewer light bulbs, and utility bills are up to 75 percent less than in typical warehouse cultivation facilities. As such, AmeriCann’s Cannopy System enables cannabis to be produced with a greatly reduced carbon footprint, making the final product less expensive. Additionally, greenhouse construction costs are nearly half of warehouse construction costs.
MJ Freeway. Founded in 2010, MJ Freeway is a leading cannabis technology company that creates and sells software, consulting and data solutions for cannabis businesses and government agencies, including cultivation management,
Newstrike (HIP.V) $0.57. Newstrike is the parent company of Up Cannabis Inc., a licensed producer of cannabis that is licensed to both cultivate and sell cannabis in all acceptable forms. Newstrike, through Up Cannabis and together with select strategic partners, including Canada’s iconic musicians The Tragically Hip, is developing a diverse network of high quality cannabis brands. For more information, visit http://www.up.ca
Cannex Capital / 4Front. Cannex, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, provides real estate, management, financial, branding and IP support to its growing portfolio of licensed cannabis business operators. Cannex is undertaking expansion initiatives to support the acquisition and development of additional assets in legal medical and recreational cannabis markets. 4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”) is a leading retail and brand development company in the U.S. cannabis sector. It has developed a national platform that consists of a multi-state footprint, including its Mission-branded retail operations, and a far-reaching network of partnership relationships.
CannTrust (CNTTF) $6.28. CannTrust is a federally regulated licensed producer of medical and recreational cannabis in Canada. Founded by pharmacists, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry and serves over 57,000 medical patients with its dried, extract and capsule products. The Company operates its 450,000 sq. ft. Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility. The industry’s broadest product portfolio is prepared and packaged at the 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing centre of excellence in Vaughan, Ontario.
Surterra. Founded in 2014, Surterra Wellness is one of the fastest growing health and wellness companies. With operations in Florida, Texas and Nevada, Surterra brings a broad portfolio of high-quality brands to meet the needs of individuals who choose the natural medical relief, wellness-enhancing or lifestyle enjoyment benefits of cannabis products. Surterra offers a wide variety of medical, health and wellness products in multiple delivery options, including vaporizer pens, tinctures, oral sprays, topical creams, time released transdermal patches, and soon-to-be-launched
12:25 Town Hall Panel: MSOs Respond To A Changing Landscape.
Kim Rivers currently serves as CEO of Trulieve, George Allan President of Acreage Holdings and Steve White CEO Harvest Health and Recreation.
Hadley Ford, CEO, iAnthus
1:25 Fireside Chat:
Mitchell Baruchowitz Managing Partner of Cannabis private equity fund Merida Capital Partners and Charles Bachtell is the co-founder and CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC.
KushCo Holdings, Inc. (KSHB) $7.00. Kush Supply Co., a dynamic sales platform that is the nation’s largest and most respected distributor of packaging, supplies, and accessories to the cannabis and CBD industry, Kush Energy, which provides ultra-pure hydrocarbon gases and solvents, Hybrid Creative, a premier creative design agency for clients across several industries, and Koleto Innovations, the research and development arm driving intellectual property development and acquisitions. Founded in 2010,
MediPharm Labs (MLCPF) $1.63. Founded in 2015, MediPharm Labs is a pioneer in the cannabis industry and has the distinction of being the first company in Canada to become a licensed producer for cannabis oil production under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) without first receiving a cannabis cultivation
MariMed (MRMD) $3.66. MariMed is a multi-state cannabis company that develops, owns and operates licensed cannabis facilities and develops and distributes branded cannabis and hemp product lines. MariMed’s team has developed state-of-the-art regulatory-compliant facilities in DE, IL, NV, MD, MA, and RI, which are models of excellence in horticultural principals, cannabis production, product development, and dispensary operations. In addition, MariMed is on the forefront of precision-dosed branded cannabis and hemp-derived products for the treatment of specific medical conditions. MariMed currently distributes its branded products in approximately 10 states
Medicine Man (MDCL) $1.42. Established in March 2014, the Company secured its first client/licensee in April 2014. To date, the Company has provided guidance for several clients that have successfully secured licenses to operate cannabis businesses within their state. The Company currently has or has had active clients in California, Iowa, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, Germany, and South Africa.
Pure Global (PRCNF) $0.22. is an innovation-based cannabis Company led by experienced pharma, biotechnology, horticultural, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) experts. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, PureSinse Inc., is a licensed producer under the Cannabis Act. The Company’s Brampton campus houses facilities for vertically farmed cultivation, R&D, extraction, manufacturing, and distribution. PURE will produce branded and white-labeled cannabis products for the medical, pharmaceutical, wellness, health & beauty, natural health, food & beverage, and recreational legal markets with uniquely formulated and purified concentrates.
Valens GroWorks (VGWCF) $1.51. Valens GroWorks Corp. is a research-driven, vertically integrated Canadian cannabis company focused on downstream secondary extraction methodology, distillation and cannabinoid isolation and purification, as well as associated quality testing with three wholly-owned subsidiaries located in and around Kelowna, BC. Subsidiary Valens Agritech (“VAL”) holds a license to cultivate cannabis and produce cannabis oil under the Cannabis Act, as well as a license to conduct analytical testing for the cannabis industry. VAL currently has supply agreements with various leading producers across Canada.
Weekend Unlimited Inc. (WKULF) $0.07.
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (
DionyMed Brands Inc. (HMDEF) $2.63. Founded in 2017, DionyMed is a rapidly-growing, multi-state cannabis brands and distribution platform, supporting cultivators, manufacturers and award-winning brands in the medical and adult-use cannabis markets. DionyMed entered the cannabis industry in the vape cartridge manufacturing category and following California’s adult-use legalization in January 2018, expanded from manufacturing into distribution. DionyMed sells branded products in every category from flower to vape cartridges, concentrates and edibles. DionyMed serves more than 700 dispensaries and 40,000 Direct-To-Consumer deliveries each month with its growing portfolio of products and brands.
Plus Products Inc. (PLSPF) $3.34. Plus Products Inc. is a leading branded products manufacturer based in California. Its products consist of cannabis-infused edibles, which it sells to both the regulated medicinal and adult-use recreational markets. PLUSTM is currently one of the fastest-growing edible brands in California with several top-selling products The Company’s mission is to make cannabis safe and approachable – that starts with manufacturing high-quality products delivering consistent experiences. GOOD is a cannabis-focused food brand. Its mission is to create high quality, low-dose products for mass-market consumers. Its first product, the GOOD brownie, is a modern twist on the classic pot brownie made with
Radicle Medical Marijuana/Gage Cannabis Co. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 2014, Radicle Medical Marijuana is a licensed Cannabis Company under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Radicle and Gage have a mission to become the leader in the craft cannabis segment with the highest standards in social responsibility and ethical business practices, and is a proud platinum member of the Ontario Living Wage Program. The company’s world-class cannabis team produces premium indoor small-batch cannabis that is hydroponically grown and processed with a craft methodology and proprietary dry, trim and cure process. Radicle/Gage received its grower’s license in January 2018 and is one of 26 licensed producers that have entered into supply agreements with the Ontario Cannabis Store and is expecting its sales license.
urban-gro. urban-gro is a systems integrator that helps cultivators achieve sustainable scalability via innovative solutions that drive down costs, increase economic yield and reduce environmental impact. The company’s ag tech division, Soleil Technologies, delivers data-driven microclimate intelligence using high-density sense and control technology to improve crop quality, consistency, and operational efficiencies. By combining its design and integration services, industry-leading suite of cultivation equipment and crop management products, and proprietary technology solutions, urban-gro provides integrated solutions for today’s commercial cannabis cultivators to efficiently manage and optimize their cultivation operations.
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (TCNNF) $8.73. Trulieve is a vertically integrated “seed to sale” company and is the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in the State of Florida. Trulieve cultivates and produces all of its products in-house and distributes those products to Trulieve branded stores (dispensaries) throughout the State of Florida, as well as directly to patients via home delivery.
Presently, Trulieve operates 23 other dispensaries throughout the state of Florida, including locations in Jacksonville and Palm Coast. As part of the company’s mission to ensure safe, reliable access for patients statewide, Trulieve plans to continue opening stores statewide as the patient registry and demand grows.
High Tide Inc. (HITI.CN) $0.36. After years of experience in retail cannabis accessories, High Tide is rolling out Canada’s most ambitious cannabis retail concept through retrofit and expansion of our established footprint.As Canada’s largest counterculture chain, we’ve been serving cannabis consumers across the country for a decade and have an intimate understanding of their needs and desires.The retail cannabis industry is expected to generate multi-billions of dollars in annual sales, and our infrastructure is industry leading, experienced, and perfectly poised to become Canada’s favorite source of recreational cannabis and accessories.
Green Leaf Medical. Green Leaf Medical, LLC has been awarded a stage 2 license to cultivate medical cannabis in Maryland and the build-out of our facility is now complete. We will produce flower, trim and whole plants that will be available for wholesale to dispensaries and processors throughout Maryland.
GrowGeneration Corp (GRWG) $2.72.
CEDR HR Solutions.
CURE Pharmaceutical (CURR) $1.84. CURE is a vertically integrated drug delivery and development company committed to improving drug efficacy, safety
SOL Global Investments (SOLCF) $2.18. SOL Global is an international investment company with a focus on, but not limited to, cannabis and cannabis related companies in legal U.S. states, the hemp and CBD marketplaces and the emerging European cannabis and hemp marketplaces. Its strategic investments and partnerships across cultivation, distribution
LGC Capital Ltd. (LGGCF) $0.08. LGC an investment holding company, holds investments in private cannabis operations in Canada, Australia, Europe, Jamaica, and South Africa. It has strategic alliances with AfriAg (Pty) Ltd. to grow and distribute medical and recreational cannabis products in the southern African region for export to regulated and certified end users internationally; and with Creso Pharma Limited for the creation of a vertically-integrated cannabis operation, which includes cultivation, IP generation, product development, and commercialization. In addition, the company provides merchant banking services. LGC Capital Ltd. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
SLANG Worldwide is a branding and marketing company focused on the cannabis sector. Earlier this year, the company entered into an agreement to acquire the Colorado-based National Concessions Group for $20 million in cash and the issuance of common and restricted shares valued at C$61.875 million. The acquisition will be complete concurrent with the listing on the CSE.
Vertical Companies is one of the first and largest vertically integrated companies in the legal medical cannabis industry. We have operations in AZ, CA and KY, combined with strategic partnerships in OH, and additional plans for expansion to other states, which position us to take advantage of the legalization and normalization of cannabis globally. Vertical is led by an executive team of entrepreneurs and business leaders from the alcohol beverage, agriculture, CPG, distribution, entertainment, food, healthcare
Panther Opportunity Fund/VividGro. VividGro® delivers high quality LED grow lighting products to customers at a competitive market price with unbeatable customer service. Our products are thoroughly tested to ensure quality and performance and are backed by a limited warranty. Customers can be confident that their VividGro® purchase today will translate into energy savings for years to come.
Phylos Bioscience. Phylos is an agricultural genomics company using modern molecular genetics and computational biology to power the next generation of hemp and cannabis. Phylos provides breeding and R&D services to global partners and offers a suite of genetic services and testing solutions. We are a new generation of plant scientists, transforming the hemp and cannabis industries with unparalleled data, technology, and expertise. Phylos is strategically positioned to provide cultivators with the tools to understand the breadth of genetics in their catalog, evaluate
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Tickets for the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference are on sale now and can be purchased online at https://www.benzingacannabisconference.com. Investors can qualify for free passes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cannabis Capital Conference will kick off Jan. 15 with an exclusive, invitation-only cannabis executive retreat. This C-suite event will be held exclusively for cannabis operators and executives. Discussion topics will include post-legalization Canada, the next steps for legalization in the United States, 280E and more. That evening, a general admission networking event will take place for all conference participants.
On Jan. 16, the Cannabis Capital Conference will get into full swing with a full day of engaging panels, exclusive investor presentations, speed networking and more. The second day represents the perfect opportunity to make deals and learn from policy makers, influencers and trailblazers.