Schedule of Events

Explore the full educational schedule for #KushConTampa
Day 1
06 Aug 2022
Day 2
07 Aug 2022

Trade Show Day One

Ready to get things kicked off? Join us for KushCon Tampa – 2022!

Panel Discussion: Hemp Marketing Trends

Bianca Robinson
Elston Brown
Tim Melnyk
Jude Bond

Panel Discussion: The Legitimacy of Delta 8

David Hasenauer
Sabrina Peterson
Joshua B. Thompson

Not Old Better: Cannabis and Hemp for Seniors

Cannabis and Hemp for Seniors: What to Know About What We Want? As a 65-year-old and someone who at least feels as though I can still move like someone much...
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Paul Vogelzang

Financing for Hemp & Cannabis Businesses

The Investor’s Formula: 7 Criteria for Funding Your Organization is a dynamic speech reviewing the areas that investors are seeking to find in every Pitch Deck and investment package. Too...
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David B. Wilkinson

Cannabis and Pets

How I Healed My Dog’s Cancer with Cannabis and Mushrooms What we learned and now need to unlearn: Veterinarians know what is best Pharmaceuticals are safe and effective FDA is...
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Angela Ardolino

Panel Discussion: SEO Optimization

In this Q&A session with hemp and cannabis experts, we will cover: How to get your business found online How to get more foot traffic to your retail storefront Why...
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Randall Huft
Victor Karpenko
Max Juhasz

Panel Discussion: Florida Regulations and Legal Interpretations

Florida has been one of the first states to have a regulated cannabis market, both marijuana and hemp. Over 8000 retailers have permits to distribute cannabis related products. Labeling, packaging...
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Jason Beck
Thomas Quigley
Michael Minardi

Spray Drying Cannabinoids for Food Production and Manufacturing

Spray drying Cannabinoids into water soluble powders allow for shelf stability, easy integration into food manufacturing and standard dosing abilities. Any Cannabinoid or terpene is able to become a shelf...
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Roxanne Deedrick

Panel Discussion: Cannabis & Crypto – Blockchain Technology

Blockchain and Cannabis are two generational revolutions. By comparing the history, trends, and social impact of both, we can understand the potential opportunities and pitfalls facing each industry. We, as...
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John Spounias
Panel Discussion: Cannabis & Crypto – Blockchain Technology
Demarie Bailey

Magic by Cory Van Valin

Cory has performed at several Cannabis events and was Voted Best in the Bay for his performances. https://www.youtube.com/user/CVVmagic https://www.facebook.com/Cory2v

Franchising in Cannabis

I Enter Cannabis Franchising Safely II Protect your Business III Fastest Growth Trajectory IV Where to Franchise your Business
Jason Tropf
Holly Ford

Panel Discussion: Sustainability

Jacob Waddell
Rocco Petrilli

Panel Session: The Benefits of Hemp & Cannabis for Mental Health

With the recent legalization of marijuana in 31 states, many have questioned the mental health benefits of hemp and cannabis. This panel session provides insight into the benefits of hemp and cannabis...
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Kim Adams Bohne
Michael Lawson Jr., MS
Yasmine Egozi
Ramsey Tamimi

Consumer Buying Trends, Brand Awareness, SEO & New Merchant Credit Card Programs

Topics: U.S. Consumer Buying Trends. CBD and Hemp Sales
 2022 – 2025 How To Increase Your Brand Awareness Best Marketing Strategies and SEO New Credit Card Programs
 for CBD, Hemp...
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Catherine M. Zito

Building Digital Communities To Drive Your Brand

Olivia Alexander
Sabrina Peterson

Panel Discussion: Preparing for Legalization

David Hasenauer
William F. Angolia, Sr.
Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.
Zach Rohr
Michael Minardi

Velocity of Sell Through

Coming up with Cannabis product ideas or brands can be the easy part, even getting initial orders is attainable but will your product move off the shelf once it lands...
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Kurt Kaufmann

Panel Discussion: Cannabis as an Ingredient

Jordan Pace
Stacy Carroll
Mary Adams
Devin Aracena

Magic by Cory Van Valin

Cory has performed at several Cannabis events and was Voted Best in the Bay for his performances. https://www.youtube.com/user/CVVmagic https://www.facebook.com/Cory2v

Panel Session: Hemp & Cannabis for Pain Relief

What is chronic pain? How topical CBD compounds affect pain receptors. The proper application for topical CBD products specifically for chronic pain. For millenium people have praised the wonders of...
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Tianna Robinson
David Berger, MD
Kat Jankowski

Panel Discussion: Navigating the Complexities of eCommerce

Robin Pate
Michael Rich
Jeff Greene
Dylan Steeves

Time Is Money | Cannabis Credit & Collection Best Practices

In this session we will cover the growing issue of bed debt in the cannabis industry and best practices regarding credit and collections. Since banking and working capital financing is...
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Brett Gelfand

Panel Session: Women in Cannabis

This session will touch of the challenges, stigma, and victories of being a woman in the cannabis or hemp indsutry. Additionally, this session will feature changing the narrative on CBD...
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Sabrina Peterson
Brooke M. Westlake
Stephanie Bell
Teresa Kearney

Panel Discussion: Risk Management

Light Townsend
Bill Honaker
Jennifer Makris
Rocco Petrilli

Panel Session: Marketing a Local Shop to the Masses

In this session we will cover how to use email collection in your store, and how to utilize those addresses to keep your customers in the loop. Also using social...
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Bianca Robinson
Jeremy Dollar
Zach Rohr

Panel Session: Protecting Your Brand & Intellectual Property

This session will help cannabis and hemp entrepreneurs protect the brand into which they have put blood, sweat, and tears, with particular focus on protection of their intellectual property (IP)...
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Dr. James Letzelter
Frederic Rocafort

Cannabis and Real Estate

On the 3rd day God created dirt! Out of all the things you need to be successful in the cannabis industry no one would have ever guessed that the biggest...
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Thunder Walker

Magic by Cory Van Valin

Cory has performed at several Cannabis events and was Voted Best in the Bay for his performances. https://www.youtube.com/user/CVVmagic https://www.facebook.com/Cory2v

Nikki Fried for Governor – Private Fundraising Event

Please Join KushCon Leadership for a reception in support of Nikki Fried. Host: $3,000 | Co-Host: $1,000 Friend: $500 | Guest: $250 Get Tickets Here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/Cc0rTe1hy0e9_3qUQb6YbA2
Nikki Fried

Happy Hour with the Dignitary DJ, Ian Beckles

Enjoy the sounds of the Dignitary DJ, Ian Beckles, as we kick off the official afterparty for #KushConTampa!

VIP Backstage Experience

Join us for the official #KushConTampa afterparty, VIP style! This exclusive afterparty offers attendees an air-conditioned lounge backstage with FREE food and drinks plus a MEET & GREET WITH THE...
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Official Afterparty

Join us on the Landing at the Tampa Convention Center for the official afterparty of #KushConTampa! Take in the sounds of Electric Avenue, sample products from vendors, and enjoy food...
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Electric Avenue Take the Stage

Enjoy live music from Electric Avenue from 7-10pm. Plus, VIP‘s get a special meet and greet with the band during the show! If the Devil is truly in the details,...
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Final Toast with the Dignitary DJ, Ian Beckles

End the night with one last drink and the sounds of the the Dignitary DJ, Ian Beckles as we bring night one of #KushConTampa to a close!

Trade Show Day Two

Thank you for coming out to KushCon Tampa – 2022!

Panel Session: Accounting for Hemp & Cannabis Businesses

The cannabis industry isn’t the easiest to get into, compete in or raise money. On top of those challenges, they are also obligated to pay an effective rate about 3.5%...
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Sharonda Myricks
Michelle Escalera
Faye Glemaud
Desarie Anderson

Panel Discussion: Cannabis & Hemp for Veterans

William P. Davis
Eduardo Amezquita

Panel Discussion: How Ancillary Businesses Can Be an Entrance to the Green Rush

Did you know “ancillary” businesses are non-plant touching businesses in cannabis that provide support to the industry? Also, did you know you can be a business owner in cannabis without...
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Colette Florido
Brittany R. Gardner, Esq
TaJanna Mallory
Teresa Kearney

Panel Discussion: Cannabis/Hemp in the Entertainment Industry

This panel will discuss how brands can strategically leverage their products to access audiences from creators and studios.  We will touch on the best ways for brands to attach themselves...
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Atom Freeman
Dominic Medina
Devin Muller

Panel Session: Why Pivoting is Critical in Cannabusiness

Colette Florido
Michael Pool
Brooke M. Westlake

Panel Session: Tackling Transportation for Hemp & Cannabis

‘Time is money’ is a cliché in business but in cannabis logistics management it cuts to the heart of the matter. Not only does time represent cost to the distribution...
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Jason Beck
Ed Schwarz
Nichole West

NASA & The Future of Agri-cology

NASA & The Future of Agri-cology Space Plant Biology with encapsulated CRF Growing Veggies efficiently on the ISS  Speaker Bio Ed Rosenthal Space Technology Hall of Fame. NASA Space Plant Biology...
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Edward Rosenthal

Panel Session: Intro to Growing Cannabis and Hemp

Carlos Hayden
Shawn Cutter
Zac Reddy

Panel Discussion: Regulating Intoxicating Cannabinoids

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.
Gary Stuart Kaminsky

Cannabis & Community Banking

Since 2008, America has seen a 40% reduction in the total number of operating Community Banks. There are several factors for this. But one truth remains evident, Community Banks that...
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Brian Alvarez-Bailey

Licensing Your Hemp or Cannabis Brand

Licensing is a marketing and brand extension tool that is widely used by everyone, from major corporations to small businesses. From entertainment to sports and heritage to corporate brands, all...
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Nichole West

Deep Inside the Music featuring Bob Marley with Ronnie Dee

Ronnie is a talented Musician, writer and performer. https://www.facebook.com/RonnieDee2323 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC88LOSObo56LHH2fBT5Dz0Q/featured

Sports & Cannabis

Ian Beckles
Dr. Jeff Konin
Lofa Tatupu

Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Your Advantage

Often overlooked, Payroll, HR and Timekeeping can drive your business to success or failure. Learn the essentials from a payroll professional. Teresa will discuss 1099 vs. W2, employee handbooks and...
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Teresa Kearney

Panel Session: Alternative Growing Methods

Shawn Cutter
Rob Levy
Edward Rosenthal

Panel Session: Retail Management for Hemp & Cannabis

In the panel session “Retail Management for Hemp & Cannabis”, you will hear from from veterans of cannabis & hemp retail and technology talk about the importance of technology and...
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Adam Wick
Ed Schwarz
Sean Tolliver

Panel Discussion: Cannabis & Hemp as Medicine for All Ages

Parents of children with chronic conditions have reported improvements in their children’s behaviors, movements, socialization, sleep, appetite and GI symptoms after introducing cannabis (CBD). In this panel, Dr. David Berger...
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Cassandray Gosa
David Berger, MD
Angela Ardolino

Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Stigma of Hemp & Cannabis

As leaders in the cannabis industry, it is important to recognize that there has been a PR campaign waged against cannabis for nearly 100 years. Due to this campaign, it...
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Shawna Vercher
Charlena Berry
Nichole West
Jacob M. Silverstone

Panel Discussion: Organic Cultivation

A discussion on Organic Cultivation from “seed to harvest” using living soil and biological IPM.
Lee Spivey
Dylan Steeves

Panel Discussion: Investing in Cannabis and Hemp

Next Level Investors: Uncovering the Capital that Transforms Your Company will focus upon transitioning from Seed Capital to Debt, Equity, M&A and Tokenization options. There are three qualities that investors...
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Adam Wick
David B. Wilkinson
Gary Stuart Kaminsky
Holly Ford

Panel Discussion: Security and Cash Management for Cannabis and Hemp Businesses

Cannabis is a cash-intensive industry, and with many banking restrictions, it is difficult to manage the excessive amounts of cash generated on a daily basis. The abundance of money kept...
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Jennifer Makris