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Past Featured Speakers


Lori Ajax

Chief, CA Bureau of Cannabis Control

Betty Aldworth

Executive Director, SSDP

Carlos Curbelo

Former US Congressman

Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.)

Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Andrew Freedman

Former Colorado Marijuana Czar

Steve Hawkins

Executive Director, MPP

Josh Hendrix

President, US Hemp Roundtable

Kayvan Khalatbari

Amendment 64; Initiative 300; Colorado Village Collaborative

Yuval Landschaft

Israel Medical Cannabis Agency, Ministry of Health

Ethan Nadelmann

Founder, DPA

Dr. Pavel Pachta

Former Deputy Secretary (INCB), United Nations

Shanita Penny

President, Minority Cannabis Business Association

Jeffrey Rhoades

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor, Oregon

Catherine Sandvos

Office of Medicinal Cannabis, Netherlands

Diane Savino

NY State Senator

Steph Sherer

President, ASA

Aaron Smith

Executive Director, NCIA

Derek Smith

Executive Director, Resource Innovation Institute

Shaleen Title

Massachusetts Cannabis Commission

David Zuckerman

Lt. Governor, Vermont


Professor Gil Bar Sela

Head, Cancer Center in Emek Medical Canter

Professor Zvi Bentwich

Ben Gurion University

Dr. Einav Gati

Ministry of Agriculture, Israel

Dr. David Gorelick

University of Maryland

Professor Hinanit Koltai

Volcani Center, Israel

Dr. Ethan Russo

Research Director, ICCI

Dr. David Schubert

Salk Institute

Dr. Ryan Vandrey

Johns Hopkins


Charlie Bachtell

CEO, Cresco (US / MSO)

Adam Bierman

CEO, MedMen (US / MSO)

Boris Blatnik

CEO, KannaSwiss (Switzerland / Global)

Julianna Carella

CEO, Treatibles

Tjalling Erkelens

CEO, Bedrocan (Netherlands / Global)

Jessica Geran

Partner, Altar Rock Capital

Mike Gorenstein

CEO, Cronos (Canada / Global)

Saul Kaye


Ben Kovler


Ben Larson

CEO, Nanogen

Emily Paxhia

Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management

Tahira Rehmatullah

Hypur Ventures; T3 Ventures; MTech Acquisition Corp.

Amanda Reiman

Flow Kana

Karan Wadhera

Casa Verde

Nancy Whiteman

CEO, Wana Brands

Roei Zerahia

CEO, Canndoc (Israel)


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  • US DAG James M. Cole
  • US Senator Cory Gardner
  • CO Governor John Hickenlooper (in office)
  • WA Governor, Jay Inslee
  • Israel Regulator, Yuval Landschaft
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis (as US Congressman)
  • Canadian Cannabis Task Force, Dr. Mark Ware

US House of Representatives

  • US Congressman Earl Blumenauer
  • US Congressman Steve Cohen
  • US Congressman Joe Courtney
  • US Congressman Carlos Curbelo (in office)
  • US Congressman Matt Gaetz
  • US Congressman Tom Garrett (in office)
  • US Congressman Raul Grijalva
  • US Congressman Denny Heck
  • US Congressman David Joyce
  • US Congressman Ro Khanna
  • US Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • US Congressman Thomas Massie
  • US Congressman Tom McClintock
  • US Congressman Seth Moulton
  • US Congressman Ed Perlmutter
  • US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (in office)
  • US Congressman Darren Soto
  • US Congresswoman Dina Titus
  • US Congressman Don Young


  • Professor Raphael Mechoulam (Israel)
  • Dr. Arnon Afek, Sheba Academic Medical Center (Israel)
  • Dr. Marcel Bonn-Miller, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Einav Gati, Ministry of Agriculture, (Israel)
  • Professor Hinanit Koltai, Volcani Center, (Israel)
  • Dr. Nehama Lewis, University of Haifa (Israel)
  • Professor Mauro Maccarone, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (Italy)
  • Professor Dedi Meiri, Technion University (Israel)
  • Dr. Sue Sisley, FDA Approved PTSD Veterans Cannabis Trial
  • Dr. David Schubert, Salk Institute
  • Dr. Dadi Segal (Israel)
  • Dr. Ryan Vandrey, Johns Hopkins University


  • Charlie Bachtell, CEO, Cresco (US / MSO)
  • Adam Bierman, CEO, MedMen (US / MSO)
  • Tjalling Erkelens, CEO, Bedrocan (Netherlands / Global)
  • Hadley Ford, CEO, iAnthus (US / MSO)
  • Mike Gorenstein, CEO, Cronos (Canada / Global)
  • Hagai Hillman, Founder, Breath of Life (Israel)
  • Brendan Kennedy, CEO, Tilray/Privateer
  • Ben Kovler, CEO, GTI (US / MSO)
  • Kris Krane, President, 4Front (US / MSO)
  • Bruce Linton, CEO, Canopy Growth (Canada / Global)
  • Dr. Dadi Segal, CEO, Panaxia (Israel)
  • Roei Zerahia, CEO, Canndoc (Israel)

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