Agenda

Tentative schedule subject to change

Saturday, January 11

 

Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Capitol Room

Patient consultations for certification by registered practitioners will be available from 9:00AM until 4:00PM

 

Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Kanawha Ballroom

9:00 AM Virginia Cannabis Conference Registration & Networking Power Hour

Registration desk opens at 9AM. Check in early and enjoy breakfast while networking with fellow attendees

10:00 AM Opening Remarks

10:20 AM Chris Leyen, Office of Senator Adam Ebbin

10:40 AM Cruel Consequences

Tamara Netzel, Virginia NORML

11:00 AM Opportunities in Virginia’s Cannabis Industry

Christina Barrille, Virginia Pharmacists Association
Rebecca Gwilt, Esq, Virginia Cannabis Industry Association
Brian Quigley, Green Sky Strategy
Moderated by Kaitlyn O’Connor, Nixon Law Group

12:00 PM Lunch

Lunch is included with conference admission  

1:00 PM Virginia Medical Cannabis Program Overview

Learn how to register, what to expect, and what changes are coming to program

2:00 PM Centering the Patient in Virginia’s Medical Program

Farzana Kennedy, RPh, FACA, Dalitso
Jack Page, Dharma Pharmaceuticals
Robert Posner, MD
Moderated by Aaron Lopez, Political Capital

3:00 PM Afternoon Break

3:15 PM Federal Legislative Update 

Justin Strekal, NORML

4:00 PM Considerations for Consumer Safety

Cody Andersen, Delta9 Labs
Rebecca Caffrey, PhD, MBA, CLP
Lisa Davis, Cardinal Quality Labs
Michelle Peace, PhD
Moderated by Liz McCauley, Virginia NORML

4:45 PM Closing Remarks


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Rocketts Landing

6:30 pm Virginia Cannabis Conference Reception & Awards 

 

 

Sunday, January 12


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Capitol Room

Patient consultations for certification by registered practitioners will be available from 9:00AM until 4:00PM

 

Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, James River Ballroom

9:00 AM Virginia Cannabis Conference Registration & Networking Power Hour

10:00 AM Opening Remarks

10:20 AM Delegate Steve Heretick

11:00 AM The Political Realities of Cannabis Policy in 2019

John Hudak, PhD, Brookings Institution

12:00 PM Lunch

Lunch is included with conference admission  

1:00 PM Equity in Life: A Broader Approach to Restorative Justice through Cannabis Policy

Ngiste Abebe, Columbia Care
Vickie Williams, Decriminalize Virginia
Chelsea Higgs Wise, Marijuana Justice
Moderated by Jeremy Weir, Virginia NORML

2:00 PM Prosecutorial Discretion? Disparate Enforcement in Virginia Courtrooms

Stephanie Morales, Commonwealth’s Attorney Portsmouth
Greg Underwood, Commonwealth’s Attorney Norfolk
Moderated by Liz McCauley, Virginia NORML

2:45 PM Afternoon Break

3:00 PM Attorney General Mark Herring

3:30 PM Building Municipal Support for Legislative Action

Matt Rogers, Office of Senator Marsden
Jeremy Weir, Virginia NORML
Moderated by Carly Wolf, NORML

4:15 PM Effective Cannabis Advocacy in the 2020 General Assembly

4:45 PM Closing Remarks

 

Monday, January 13


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Capitol Room

8:00 AM Lobby Day Registration and Packet Pick-up

8:15 AM Shuttles to General Assembly Begin

 

General Assembly Building

9:00 AM Lobby Day Morning Appointments Begin

 

Capitol Building

11:00 AM Seating for House and Senate Floor Introductions

 

General Assembly Building

1:00 PM Lobby Day Afternoon Appointments Begin

 

Greenleaf's Pool Room

4:00 PM Lobby Day Feedback Drop-off 

5:00 PM Legislative Reception