Know How and Networking to Get Your Cannabis Business Growing Today.

Join NY Cannabis Insider’s First FULL DAY, IN-PERSON Conference

Friday, May 20, 2022

Albany, NY – Crowne Plaza Hotel


What to Expect

With the passing of New York State legislation in Spring of 2021, New York State is on the verge of unprecedented opportunity.  A billion-dollar medical marijuana, hemp and legal weed industry is about to bud in New York State.

Entrepreneurs and cannabis industry professionals are readying themselves – learning about regulations and possible paths forward, making connections, establishing teams and foundations and preparing business plans.

NY Cannabis Insider is here to help the New York State Cannabis industry surge forward by providing reliable, timely and important cannabis industry information to help inform this new business sector.

Our first ever all-day, in-person conference will continue to showcase the best and brightest industry thought-leaders sharing their knowledge and expertise on topics critical for those looking to start their cannabis ventures.  And we can’t wait for in-person networking time to connect industry professionals navigating the New York State cannabis landscape together.

Who Attends

Over 400 cannabis insiders attended our first NY Cannabis Insider event in May – logging on from NY and 14 other states around the country.  Our conferences are attended by current cannabis industry professionals, lobbyists or entrepreneurs looking to start their own Cannabusiness as well as those from cannabis adjacent business categories such as legal, security, retail, banking, finance, construction, engineering, business consultation and medical experts.

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May 20th Conference Speakers

(Check back for updates)

Ngiste Abebe

Columbia Care

Vice President of Public Policy

Geoffrey Brown

CannaBuff / PharmD

Pharmacist & Editor-in-Chief

Lee Buttolph

Tap Root Fields & Tap Root THC


Kaelan Castetter

Managing Director

Castetter Cannabis Group

Brittany Carbone


Co-Founder Tricolla Farms

Gareth Charter


Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Paula Collins

Owner & Attorney

Law Office of Paula Collins

Erica Edwards

President & CEO

The Number Grinder

Meaghan Feenan

Associate, Cannabis Team

Harris Beach

Wei Hu


Founding Partner

Charles Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO, LeafSpotz

Timothy Mitchell

Patient Advocate/“NY MMJ WATCHDOG”

Katie Neer

General Counsel and Vice President of Industry Affairs at Lantern

Counsel at Dickinson & Avella, PLLC

Cecilia Oyediran

Associate, Foley Hoag

Sarah Stenuf

Founder & CEO, Ananda Farms

Founder & Director, Veteran’s Ananda Inc.

Tiffany Yarde

CEO x Sales

SHOKi Beverages, Corp.

May 20th Sponsors & Vendors

Previous Conference Speakers

Jeremy Cooney

New York State Senator

Louis Beierle

Head of Payments, LeafLinks

Chenae Bullock

Managing Director, Little Beach Harvest

Mark Byasee

Co-Founder, FingerLakes Cannabis Co.

Managing Partner

Managing Partner, The People’s Group

Charles Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO, LeafSpotz

Emily Leander

Founding Partner / Director of Sales, Greenwrap Insurance Services

Matt Leonardo

Principal, Hinman Straub

Mary Jane Oatman

Founder, Indigenous Cannabis Coalition

Lauren Rudick

Partner, Hiller PC

Ellie Siegel

CEO, Longview Strategic

Peter Su

SVP National Relationship Manager, Green Check Verified

Interested in speaking? We’d love to hear from you!


Upcoming NYS Cannabis Insider Sponsorship Opportunities

NY Cannabis Insider event sponsors are provided the opportunity to put their brand in front of industry movers and shakers. Sponsors build brand awareness, drive leads and leverage sponsorship affiliation through a fully integrated marketing program, including event activation and media.


Previous NY Cannabis Insider Sponsors

Have an idea for a conference topic? We’d love to hear it!


Friday, May 20, 2022

All-Day, In-Person Conference

Albany, NY