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

Join our next statewide, virtual cannabis industry conference

 Thursday, October 28th

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 virtual, statewide cannabis industry conferences showcase the best and brightest industry thought-leaders sharing their knowledge and expertise on topics critical for those looking to start their cannabis ventures.  Networking sessions connect industry professionals, creating a grassroots network of industry professionals navigating the New York State cannabis landscape together.

Join us for our next statewide virtual cannabis industry conference on October 28, 2021.

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.

October 28th Virtual Conference Details

As the NYS cannabis industry eagerly awaits the development of the Office of Cannabis Management and the Cannabis Control Board, it may feel like NYS cannabis is in a holding pattern.  However, much can be done now to put your business on a solid foundation.  How can you be ready to put your best foot forward when direction is given on licensing applications?

The October 28th session of NY Cannabis Insider will provide some insights into what you can do NOW to be ready.

  • Understand how municipalities are deciding what consumption and retail look like for them and how you can help build community support.
  • Gain knowledge around licensing options and what resources you should start gathering now to submit a solid application.
  • Examine the positive impact of social equity on the industry and application process.
  • Get started on recruiting your internal team – understanding the roles needed and how to hire for them.

Check back often as sessions will be updated and speakers announced once confirmed.

Time: 9am – 1pm

Virtual Conference (link provided upon sign up)


October 2021 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

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October 28, 2021 Conference Speakers

NY Cannabis Insider Welcomes Madam Chairwoman Tremaine Wright for an Exclusive Presentation

Head of the New York State Cannabis Control Board.  Tremaine S. Wright is a former member of the New York State Assembly who thereafter, served as the first Director of the DFS Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment. Ms. Wright is an attorney, entrepreneur, small business owner and activist who is a second-generation Bedford Stuyvesant resident invested in preserving the rich legacy of her community and building a strong foundation for the future. She has dedicated her career to empowering and creating opportunities for her neighbors and her community.

Nick Agrippino,CPA, CCIFP, MBA

Tax Manager, Bowers & Company

Anthony Gaddy

President, CEO Upstate Black Chamber of Commerce

Kristin Jordan

CEO, Park Jordan

Nikki Kateman

Political and Communications Director, Local 338 Union

Lauren Lewis, MBA

Partner, StaffBuffalo

RuthAnne Loveless

Mayor, Hamilton, NY

Jason Minard

In-House Counsel, Hempire State Growers

Svante Myrick

Mayor, City of Ithaca

Joe Rossi

Managing Director, Park Strategies

Maggie Shea, CPA

Partner, StaffBuffalo

Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor, City of Albany

Sydney Snow, Senior Manager of Government & Community Affairs, Eaze

Sumer Thomas

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Canna Advisors

Previous NY Cannabis Insider Social Equity Sponsor

Previous NY Cannabis Insider Supporting Sponsors

Previous NY Cannabis Insider Round Table Discussions Hosted By:

Previous Speakers from the May 20, 2021 Conference

Dasheeda Dawson

Cannabis Czar for the City of Portland, Oregon

Art Hance

Founder and President of Hance Construction, Inc. 

Ngiste Abebe

President of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association., and Director of Public Policy at Columbia Care

Allan Gandelman

Founder and President of the New York State Cannabis Growers and Processors Association

Sam Andras

Senior Principal & Partner at MJ12 Design Studio/2WR + Partners. 

David Serrano

 Founder and Chief of Business Development at Harvest 360 and H360 Labs.

Lizzie Kirshenbaum

Lizzie is the Regional Government Affairs Manager at Weedmaps.

Keynote Speaker:  Crystal Peoples-Stokes

Assemblywoman for Buffalo’s 141st Assembly District

October Event 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.

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 – A Virtual Cannabis Conference