2 March 2017

ALBUQUERQUE
Tips for a Less Taxing Tax Season
It’s tax season and Women Grow Albuquerque is getting prepared. Tax Expert Derek Davis, CPA will share his experience on 280E (the tax code) and how it applies to your business. You’ll even gain a few tips for filing your New Mexico state taxes. Lastly, Leah the winner of the 2017 Leadership Summit ticket, will share her experience with the group for all those who couldn’t make it to the event in February. Attend Thursday, March 2nd!

ANN ARBOR
Working with Your Community and City Government
In order to get a license for your medical marijuana business in Michigan, you’ll have to get city or municipality approval first. It might sound like a daunting task, but if you come prepared to educate your community’s decision makers and residents, it might go a little better than you ever imagined. Jamie Goswick, West Michigan Women Grow Chairwoman and Owner of Canna Media Works, a consulting and marketing firm located in West Michigan, joins us to share her knowledge and expertise about how to best approach your city or municipality with your plans of opening legal marijuana business. Attend Thursday, March 2nd!

LOS ANGELES
The Future of Cannabis in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is relaunching with new Market Leadership. Along with new leaders and industry announcements, the LA market will host a panel discussing measure M: a marijuana regulation and tax city council referral on the ballot on March 7th. The future of the California cannabis market will be discussed by special guests Virgil Grant, from the Southern California Coalition and Ruben Honig the Executive Director for the LA Cannabis Task Force. The conversation will be moderated by Felicia Carbajal of the California Cannabis Advocates. Know all you need to know about the measure before heading to the polls the following day! Attend Monday, March 6th!

METRO DETRIOT
The Cannabis Industry in 2017: The New, The Now, The Next
Margeaux Bruner is Principle Director/Benefactor of Synergies for Quantum Mechanic Services. Her mission is to be an unstoppable force nationally in the legalization, decriminalization, and entrepreneurship of cannabis and hemp by assisting others with this shared vision. As Market Leader for Women Grow Metro Detroit, she is continuously engaged in ensuring opportunity, compliance, and diversity. Attend Thursday, March 2nd!

NEW YORK
Government Relations & the CannaLobby: How Advocacy is Smart Business
Join Women Grow NYC for a legislative update from Gotham Government Relations and a discussion on what effective government relations look like for the cannabis industry. Learn about current bills under consideration in New York such as legalizing recreational cannabis, banking, tax revenue collection, and updating the medical cannabis guidelines. The evolving cannabis industry relies heavily on what laws are currently enforced and what laws are being passed, and forming positive relationships with local and state agencies is incredibly important for cannabis businesses, patients, and advocates. Learning to navigate these agencies is critical to the operation – and success – of your business. Attend Thursday, March 9th!

PHILADELPHIA
Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Your Cannabis Business 
In cannabis, we’re constantly thinking of new ways of creating or building new technologies, products, or processes. On March 2nd, join us in Philadelphia to discuss how to protect your cannabis brand and enhance the value of your business by protecting your Intellectual Property so you can attract lucrative investors. Learn all this and more from special guest Karen J. Bernstein. Attend Thursday, March 2nd!

SAN DIEGO
Operating & Running a Successful Delivery Service
We live in a world where immediate gratification time and 30-minute delivery windows will become a reality for the cannabis industry in the next year. On March 2nd, Experts from San Diego – Elizabeth Wilhelm, Mike Mattarocci, and Chris Boudreau will discuss delivery services and how to succeed in an on-demand market as the California market prepares for recreational use. Attend Thursday, March 2nd!

WEST MICHIGAN
In The Know: Ballot Initiatives in Michigan
Michigan is gearing up for their next ballot initiative. On March 2nd, Policy Experts Robin Schneider, from the National Patients Rights Association and Lissa Satori from Marijuana Policy Project will go over the 2018 Ballot Initiative to legalize cannabis and answer your questions. Don’t miss this important event. Attend Thursday, March 2nd!