Tentative schedule subject to change


Sunday, January 23


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

Sheba Williams, member of the Cannabis Equity Reinvestment Board and executive director of Nolef Turns

10:25 AM The Human Cost of Marijuana Prohibition Post-Legalization

Hear stories presented by members and participants of Cruel Consequences: Portraits of Misguided Law.

Harry Kelso
Tamara Netzel
Katie Orndoff

11:00 AM Cannabis Testing: What Consumers and Businesses Really Need to Know

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

1:00 PM Strategies for Successful State & Local Licensing

Bryan Hill, Maryland licensee
JM Pedini, VCG Consulting
Curry Roberts, Fredericksburg Regional Alliance 
Sebastian Wicker, LTF Consulting

2:00 PM Financial Considerations for Cannabusinesses

Teresa Kearney, Panacea Payroll
Learn how your operation can use payroll and HR to keep your business compliant. It goes well with banking, accounting/280E and general operations information.

3:00 PM 2022 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Overview

Ashley Allen, Columbia Care
JM Pedini, NORML
Henry Watkins, Office of Sen Adam Ebbin
Sheba Williams, Nolef Turns
Review of the cannabis-related bills filed for the 2022 General Assembly

4:45 PM Closing Remarks