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Whose cannabis will be in your infused creations and on your dispensary shelves?

A meeting for leaders of new cannabis business licensees

Two opportunities for new retail and infuser licensees to get acquainted with current product manufacturers and vendors.

Chicago, Thursday, September 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chicago Teachers Union Hall
1901 W. Carroll Ave.

Springfield, Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wyndham Springfield
700 E. Adams St.

This event is limited to dispensary and infuser owners and their designated purchasing managers.

There is no attendance fee for licensed dispensary or infuser license holders.

Note: Registration for meetings has been closed, but event attendance is still open.

Illinois cultivators and vendors interested in attending should contact Brad Spirrison at brad@grownin.com

If you are not one of the above groups and you would like to attend, please contact Mike Fourcher at mike@grownin.com

Participating Cultivators

(as of September 6)

  • Aeriz
  • Ascend Wellness
  • Bedford Grow
  • Cresco Labs
  • Curaleaf
  • Green Thumb Industries
  • Nature’s Grace & Wellness
  • NuEra Cannabis
  • PharmaCann
  • Progressive Treatment Solutions
  • Revolution Cannabis Co.

Participating Sponsors

(as of September 6)

Meetings Between Cultivators and Dispensaries/Infusers

Because there are a limited number of time slots available, the event hosts are scheduling meetings between cultivators and dispensaries/infusers. Therefore, it is necessary to complete registration information as soon as possible to ensure attendees are scheduled for as many meetings as possible.

Due to limited availability, meetings will be limited to 15 minutes, with a 5 minute “switching time”. We urge attendees to use this time to start a relationship and begin discussions, not to close a deal.

Meeting times will be provided by email 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Training Sessions

The Summit will include three 40-minute panel-driven seminars in both Chicago and Springfield to provide insight into operating cannabis businesses. Additional details about the panelists is forthcoming.

Chicago Speaker Schedule

9:30 a.m. – Construction/Architecture & Engineering

  • Moderator, Cat Atkinson, Redmond Construction
  • Cornelius Griggs, GMA Construction
  • Aleks Furhman, Architect, Flex Design

10:15 a.m. – Professional Services

  • Moderator, Robert Johnson, Greenspoon Marder LLP
  • Sylvia Michas, Zoning Attorney, Taft Law
  • Dan Tausk, MidAmerica Realty
  • Ken Mason, Dope CFO
  • Seke Ballard

11:00 a.m. – Staffing and Operations

  • Moderator, Shawnee Williams, Illinois Equity Staffing
  • Candy Angel, Weedmaps
  • Jim Smith, Jim Smith Consulting
  • Jarvis Freeman, The Cyber Guru
  • Gary Little, Nature’s Care

Springfield Speaker Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Construction/Architecture & Engineering

  • Cat Atkinson, Redmond Construction

11:00 a.m. – Professional Services

  • Dominic Marella, Abaca

12:00 p.m. – Staffing and Operations

  • Erica Wood, Dutchie Pay
  • Gary Little, Nature’s Care
  • Shawnee Williams, Illinois Equity Staffing

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.