***FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE***
Cannabis Vendor Fair Open to the Public
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
GO BEYOND Conference Cannabis Vendor Fair will include demos, patient certifications, gear, giveaways and other important information from Cresco Labs; Terrapin Pennsylvania; Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania; Moxie by PurePenn; Vireo Health; Ilera Healthcare; DACO; University of the Sciences; Athletes for Care, BEYOND / HELLO Philadelphia, among others.
Cannabis Careers in Your Community
1:00 p.m - 1:45 p.m.
The state’s newest industry is bringing new livable-wage job opportunities to local communities and Philadelphia. Come get advice straight from the experts about how to enter the cannabis industry. Panel speakers include: Medicinally Jointed Director of Operations and Director of Opportunity for Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) Justin Ivey; University of the Sciences John Wyeth Dean Emeritus, Executive Director of the Substance Use Disorders Institute, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Professor of Health Policy Dr. Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD; Community Marketing Concepts, Inc. Senior Research Associate Bernadine Hawes; Blythe Huestis, President, BEYOND / HELLO; and Vanessa Maria Graber, PhillyCam and the Station Manager and founder of WPPM 106.5 FM, producer of Fully Baked Radio (moderator).
The Practitioner and The Patient
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
With PA’s Medical Marijuana Program nearly 2 years old, how has the medical community acclimated and incorporated medical cannabis into their treatment of patients? How have interactions with patients changed over time? What lessons are being learned? What can be improved moving forward?
Cracking The Cannabinoid Mystery
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
THC, CBD, CBG, CBN...perhaps you’ve heard of these incredibly important cannabinoids? What do they do? How should Cannabinoids and Terpenes be thought of when purchasing products? What research is out there and how should you consider different products for your specific needs? MERRY JANE’S Zach Harris will explore these topics with Dr. Sara Jane Ward, Temple University and Dr. Helena Yardley, Franklin Group.
The Culture and History of Cannabis In America
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Join Philadelphia native and New York Times bestseller and award-winning cartoonist, comic publisher and author of Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed In America -- Box Brown and A.D.Amorosi (Metro PNI, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com)
for a discussion on America’s history and complicated relationship with cannabis. Moderators:
Could Cannabis Be a Game Changer for Athletes and Pain Management?
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
With the opioids crisis spiraling out of control, could cannabis be a game changer for athletes and pain management? The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Wood will hear from former professional athletes Philadelphia Flyers Riley Cote, retired Philadelphia Eagles and Athletes for Care founding member Todd Herremans, and the Rothman Institute’s Dr. Ari Greis, DO to discuss the role that medical marijuana can play in responsible pain management.