Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs Get Together at 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is hosting the 3rd annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo June 20-22 in Oakland, CA. As the nation’s only trade association supporting the legal cannabis industry, the event will bring together policy makers, growers, dispensaries, edible manufacturers, and ancillary cannabis businesses. Over 3,000 attendees are expected at the event, including entrepreneurs from Canada, Japan, Australia, Colombia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.

Mountain High Suckers are excited to visit the Summit and network with other cannabis professionals and industry leaders. The people who go to the event aim to “gain exposure to the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers in America’s fastest growing industry, all in one place.”

There will be over 30 sessions and 75 speakers, bringing attendees up to speed on topics like industry reform, cultivation management, retail management, legal issues, infused and extracted products, and more. Scheduled events include educational workshops, including: The Fine Print: Money, Law, and Your Business; Cultivation and Processing; Running Your Cannabusiness; Policy and Reform; Medical Applications of Cannabis; and Leading Edge: Emerging Topics in the Cannabis Industry.

Speakers at the event will include:

  • California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the policy keynote address on Tuesday, June 21. Newsom, who is running for Governor of Californiain 2018, is a key supporter for marijuana reform and legalization and a high-profile advocate for the benefits of embracing a legitimate cannabis industry.
  • Numi Organic Tea CEO and co-founder Ahmed Rahim will deliver the business keynote on June 21, sharing insights into his company’s embrace of the “triple bottom line” approach, best practices in moving toward organics and fair trade, and the importance and benefits of connecting with the local community.


Look for Mountain High Suckers at the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, say hi, and visit our website,

More information about the Cannabis Business Summit, including a full list of speakers and a detailed agenda, can be found at