Tentative schedule subject to change


Saturday, January 22


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Rocketts Landing Room

Patient consultations for certification by registered practitioners will be available from 9:00AM until 4:00PM. Conference registration not required.


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Kanahwa Ballroom

9:00 AM Exhibitor Hall opens

6:00 PM Exhibitor Hall closes


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, Capitol Room

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.

12:00 PM Lunch

2:45 PM Afternoon break


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, James River Ballroom

10:00 AM Opening Remarks

10:05 AM Keynote

Senator Adam Ebbin, chair of the Cannabis Oversight Commission and patron of the 2021 cannabis legalization measure

10:25 AM Federal Policy Update

Dr. John Hudak, Ph.D., Brookings Institution

11:00 AM Here We Grow

Cody Greenwood
Learn personal cultivation best practices for master cultivator Cody Greenwood

1:00 PM New Cannabinoids? The Novel, The Synthetic, and The Dangerous.

Dr. Michelle Peace M.F.S., Ph.D., Cardinal Quality Labs

2:00 PM Cannabis Tourism Comes to the Commonwealth

Sean Roby, Bud and Breakfast
Yes, Canna Tourism is a thing! Learn how to take advantage of the booming ancillary cannabis sector.

3:00 PM Virginia Medical Cannabis Perspectives

Ngiste Abebe, Columbia Care
Dr. Dawn Adams, RVA Telecare
Michael Johnson RPh, GTI

Tamara Netzel, Virginia NORML
A patient, a practitioner, and a provider share insights and policy challenges on medical cannabis regulation in Virginia

4:00 PM Building an Equitable Industry

Ngiste Abebe, Columbia Care
Paul McLean, Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition
Anthony Mijares, Old Manchester Hemp

4:45 PM Closing Remarks


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown, James River Ballroom

7:00 PM Virginia Cannabis Conference Celebration & Awards

2022 Vanguard Award: Delegate Charniele Herring
In Recognition of Courageous Public Leadership in Advancing Cannabis Law Reform

2022 Virginia Activist of the Year: Harry Kelso
In Recognition of the Important Role of Our Volunteers In the Fight to Legalize Marijuana

2022 Virginia Organizer of the Year: Vickie Williams-Cullins
In Recognition of Exceptional Community Organization Dedicated to Repealing Marijuana Prohibition

2022 Virginia Public Service Award: Henry Watkins
In Recognition of Outstanding Public Leadership in the Field of Cannabis Law Reform