Midwest Cannabis Networking events for anyone interested in learning about or becoming a part of America’s fastest growing industry.
Our networking event will feature speakers that are leading the way in the industry here in the Midwest. This includes operators, investors, management teams and entrepreneurs that have participated in other markets as they have gone from unregulated “black markets” to regulated industries that have driven job growth, stimulated local economies and provided a fertile ground for career growth.
Please join us for an hour of presentations from industry leaders followed by a happy hour on one of River North’s premiere rooftops where you will be able to meet not only the speakers but other like-minded industry supporters.
Speakers starting at 6:30 p.m. We will then go to the rooftop bar for drinks and some great networking.
We have a great lineup of speakers:
Kris Krane is co-founder of 4Front, a leading investment and management firm in the cannabis industry. Mr. Krane has been a leader in the cannabis industry for more than 20 years, first on the advocacy side, serving as associate director of NORML from 2000-2005 and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) from 2006-2009. In 2011, he co-founded 4Front, which quickly earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most successful consulting companies. He also serves on boards of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, and is a Trustee of SSDP.
Scott Wells, Cresco Labs Vice President of Talent Acquisition will also speak on careers in the cannabis industry. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois Cresco Labs is one of the nation’s leading multi-state cannabis companies. Holistically operating across medical and adult-use markets, Cresco Labs is involved throughout the seed-to-sales process – starting with state-of-the-art cultivation facilities, precisely designed to produce thriving cannabis plants..
Kevin Pilarski is the Chief Commercial Officer for Revolution Enterprises, a vertically integrated medical marijuana company. One of his responsibilities is helping to grow the industrial hemp industry in the Midwest. Revolution’s intention is to facilitate the growth of the hemp industry by providing a market for hemp flower, grain and straw so farmers have a place to sell their crop. Revolution has been formulating CBD flower and extract under the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program over the last four years and believes it can help grow the CBD market in the Midwest.
Jared Toogood from Toogood Consulting – master grower who has run operations in AZ, WA and is doing design work and standard operating plans for cultivators in MI, MD and Puerto Rico. His partner George Davis has 5 years experience in commercial cannabis production facility design, business plan creation, implementingoperating procedures, investor relations, finance, and staffing.
Tim Roegge – founder of California Sap and Desert Zen and a partner in Natural Ventures. Had license for distribution and processing in California that he sold to Chemesis, a public company on the CSE. Tim has won more than 20 Cup awards for processing in CA and is one of the most awarded companies in California product competitions.
Tickets include a complimentary cocktail
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