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New York Cannabis Business Summit

13sep11:30 am5:30 pmNew York Cannabis Business SummitNew York Cannabis Business Summit - September 13

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Here’s what’s scheduled for the event.

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30-1:00 p.m. Spotlight Interview

Interviewer: Cory Schouten, Crain’s New York Business

1:00-1:30 p.m. New York Cultivators

Cultivation is the first step in the cannabis supply chain. Panelists will share their experiences – good and bad – with the developing New York market and provide insights on how to navigate the challenging environment.


  • Brittany Carbone, Tricolla Farms & TONIC
  • Sherri Kuo, Mokotoke
  • Will Leibee, Back Home Farm

Moderator: Adam Jackson, Green Market Report

1:30-2:00 p.m. New York Brands

Brands have played an increasing role in the legal cannabis industry. This panel will share tips on how to successfully build a brand in an already crowded field.


  • Eric Blazak, Bristol Extracts
  • Laura Eisman, Her Highness
  • Mack Hueber, Ayrloom

Moderator: DiAnA McElroy, Higher High LLC

2:00-2:20 p.m. Fireside Chat

2:20-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30-3:10 p.m. Retail Stores

Retail stores are often viewed as the face of the legal cannabis industry, but there are still few operational in New York despite hundreds of licenses issued.


  • Arana Hankin-Biggers, Union Square Travel Agency
  • Billy Richards, Gotham
  • Jeremy Rivera, Terp Bros

Moderator: Kristin Jordan, Park Jordan Advisors

3:10-3:40 p.m. New York Registered Organizations

Medical marijuana firms in New York, called registered organizations or ROs, expected to be among the first for licenses in the adult-use market. But regulators took a different tack, and these MSOs have to wait on the sidelines a bit longer. Panelists will share their strategies for preparing to enter the new market behind potentially hundreds of other operators.


  • Frank Tice, RIV Capital/Etain Health
  • Jeremy Unruh, PharmaCann

Moderator: Jordan Isenstadt, Marino

3:40-4:20 p.m. Investors

Capital has been increasing tough to come by for cannabis operators. Panelists will share their thoughts on how new entrants (and old) can tap into the money stream that is available.


  • John Darwin, Luminous Capital
  • Joe Lustberg, Upwise Capital

Moderator: Debra Borchardt, Green Market Report

4:20-4:30 p.m. GMR New York Awards

4:30-5:30 p.m. Cocktail Party



September 13, 2023 11:30 am - 5:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


Jay conference center