Explore the CannMed 2018 Exhibit Hall Activities

By now you have heard all about the amazing presentations and panel discussions that will be delivered at CannMed 2018, but there will also be a number of exciting events taking place in the Luskin Center that attendees should take full advantage of. They include:

Expanded Exhibit Hall

Poster Presentations

Speakers’ Office Hours

California Employment Development Department (EDD) Presentations

CannMed Film Fest

Cryptocurrency Track

Read more about each of these events below.

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CannMed Exhibit Hall

Centennial Ballroom (9am-8pm, Tuesday | 9am-5pm, Wednesday)

CannMed 2018 will feature an expanded exhibit hall (19,000 sq feet) filled with many of the top brands in the industry, including Medicinal Genomics, Dash Digital Cash, Advanced Nutrients, Tikun Olam, Papa & Barkley, Agilent Technologies, Perkin Elmer, Interchim, CW Hemp, Weedmaps, Horizen, GB Sciences, Globee, and more.

See our full list of CannMed 2018 sponsors

The ballroom will also host our poster presenters who are covering a wide range of topics, including techniques to stimulate terpene production, research into how medical cannabis affects cognition, new pesticide detection technology, and more!

Read all about our poster presenters here

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Speakers’ Office Hours

Illumination Room (9am-5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday)

The CannMed 2018 presenters will have the opportunity to make themselves available to participate in Office Hours, where they will answer additional questions from attendees in a more intimate setting. A schedule will be posted outside the Illumination Room that will show when each speaker is available. Note: Only All Access Pass holders will be allowed admittance into the seminar rooms for this extra-curricular experience.

 

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California Employment Development Department (EDD) Presentations

Join expert staff from the Employment Development Department (EDD) as they discuss how the EDD can assist employers and employees in the California cannabis industry through its programs and services. Topics include:

Artistry Room (9am-11:30, Tuesday and Wednesday)

The EDDs’ Disability Branch: State Disability Insurance (SDI) – Employer/Employee Responsibilities and Benefits

A brief overview of SDI programs (Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave), eligibility, employer responsibilities, SDI Online, and fraud.

The EDDs’ Unemployment Branch (UI): California Unemployment Insurance (UI): Employer and Employee Responsibilities and Benefits          

Unemployment Branch overview of the UI program, the roles and responsibilities of the employer, and information regarding the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).

The EDDs’ Tax Branch: Cannabis Industry and State Payroll Taxes  

Tax Branch focuses on the cannabis industry and state payroll tax regulations. Attendees will learn about employers’ responsibilities when hiring employees in the cannabis industry, including the differences between common law employees, statutory employees, and independent contractors, and the consequences of misclassifying workers. Additional information will be provided about wages, the required payroll taxes, and when and how to file quarterly payroll tax returns and wage reports. Staff will distribute resources to assist employers in meeting their payroll tax obligations during the presentation.

The EDDs’ Workforce Services Branch (WSB): Business Service Team and Employer Advisory Council (EAC)

Workforce Services Branch will focus on employer resources offered by America’s Job Center of California SM(AJCC). The EDD’s Business Service Team and your local Employer Advisory Council (EAC) will assist employers in utilizing these resources. The Business Service Team can provide assistance with job postings in CalJOBSSM, direct recruitments at your local AJCC, job fairs, and much more. The EAC’s provides monthly seminars on employment law topics to members / non-members who are human resource professionals, business owners, or in managerial positions. As a member of the EAC, the employers will receive access to an employment law attorney and an executive coach and behavioral strategist for conflict resolution at no cost. Members may receive Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits.

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CannMed Film Fest

Optimist Room (11am-2pm, Tuesday and Wednesday)

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Weedmaps to transform the UCLA Luskin Center’s Optimist Room into a screening room to show three films that speak to the amazing healing powers of cannabis. One of those films is Weedmaps’ own “The Exit Drug”, a documentary that investigates how cannabis could play a major role in ending the opioid crisis.

Representatives from each of the films will be on site to introduce the film and take questions from the audience.

Showtimes, trailers, and descriptions are listed below. All CannMed 2018 ticket holders are invited to enjoy the films.

“The Exit Drug” – 11am (Tuesday and Wednesday) 

The Exit Drug documentary, created by Weedmaps, investigates how cannabis could play a major role in ending the opioid crisis, a public health emergency that kills an average of 115 U.S citizens a day.  According to neuroscientist Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, cannabis has the potential to significantly improve public health by diminishing our reliance on opioids.  The Exit Drug explores the course of opioid addiction, from initial usage (typically after an injury) to drug relapse, and how cannabis could be the solution to reduce harm and promote help.  If you or a loved one is seeking help, the discussion of cannabis as a medical treatment might be difficult as discussing opioids.  Explore our Physicians document that can help guide the conversation, to learn more about how cannabis could be an alternative solution please visit https://theexitdrug.com/.

“Weed the People” – 11am (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Weed The People Trailer from Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein on Vimeo.

The struggles of families who treat their cancer-stricken children with marijuana, sometimes achieving astonishing results.

“The Black Ghiandola” – 12pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)


Make A Film Foundation grants film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming them with noted writers, actors, directors and producers who help them create short film legacies. Anthony Conti suffers from Stage 4 Cortical Cancer. He is a 16 year old filmmaker who dreamed of making his own Hollywood film. Make A Film Foundation granted him that wish.

“Weed the People” – 1pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Weed The People Trailer from Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein on Vimeo.

The struggles of families who treat their cancer-stricken children with marijuana, sometimes achieving astonishing results.

“The Black Ghiandola” – 1pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)

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Cryptocurrency Track

Optimist Room (2pm-5pm, Tuesday)

Cryptocurrencies and blockchains can radically disrupt many aspects of the cannabis market. Cryptocurrencies are now funding cannabis research projects, Cannabis scientific conferences, and ICO financing. The CannMed Crypto track will touch on ICO financing in the cannabis space. It will discuss the impact of Cryptocurrencies on Cannabis banking.  What are the implications for a seed to sale blockchain? Can cryptocurrencies sequence cannabis genomes? Is this a new publishing platform for cannabis science and peer review? We’ll also be covering Cryptocurrency basics to educate those new to this disruptive technology.

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