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Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference

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April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 6:00 pm

In an unprecedented gathering of minds, the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is set to highlight the brightest in the industry. Taking place on April 16-17 at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida, this event comes at a critical juncture as the cannabis industry anticipates a significant shift with potential rescheduling from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3, opening new avenues for growth and innovation in the coming months.

With a focus on the future of the cannabis business, investing and branding, the 18th edition of this conference boasts an unparalleled speaker lineup, featuring industry moguls, corporate leaders, analysts, celebrities and influential policymakers. Speakers will offer rich insights into the evolving landscape of cannabis business, legislation, and market opportunities.

Benzinga’s commitment to diversity and inclusion shines through its scholarship program, aimed at amplifying the voices of women and minority-owned businesses within the cannabis industry. This initiative underscores the conference\’s role as a platform for groundbreaking discussions and transformative networking opportunities.

Speakers Include:
Aaron Miles, Chief Investment Officer, Verano
Alexa Alianiello, US Sales & Partnerships, X
Bryan Gerber, Co-Founder & CEO, HARA Supply
Darren Weiss, President, Verano
David Klein, CEO, Canopy Growth
Gerald Pascarelli, SVP, Equity Research, Wedbush
Jackie Gonzalez-Becerra, Vice President, Revenue, Weedmaps
Joe Hodas, CMO, Wana Brands
John Hartmann, CEO, Ascend Wellness Holdings
Matt Karnes, Founder, GreenWave Advisors
Nancy Whiteman, Co-Founder & CEO, Wana Brands
Pablo Zuanic, Managing Partner, Zuanic & Associates
Senator Cory Gardner, Former United States Senator
Seth Yakatan, Co-Founder, Katan Associates
Hon. Ed Perlmutter, Former Member of Congress (CO-07) and Holland & Knight, LLP Partner
Jesse Redmond, Head of Cannabis, Water Tower Research
Tim Seymour, Portfolio Manager, $CNBS Cannabis ETF, Seymour Asset Management
Kim Rivers, Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Trulieve
Boris Jordan, Executive Chairman, Curaleaf
Brady Cobb, CEO/Founder, Sunburn Cannabis
Matt Darin, CEO, Curaleaf
Jesse Channon, President, The Cannabist Company
Matt Hawkins, Founder & Managing Partner, Entourage Effect Capital
Dr. Chanda Macias, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Managers, Women Grow
Scott Greiper, Founder & President, Viridian Capital Advisors
Vahan Ajamian, Capital Markets Advisor, High Tide Inc.
Dan Ahrens, CIO & Portfolio Manager $MSOS $YOLO, AdvisorShares
Darren Lampert, CEO & Co-Founder, GrowGeneration
Jeanne M. Sullivan, Chief Investment Officer, Arcview Ventures
Tim Conder, CEO, TILT Holdings
Morgan Paxhia, Managing Director, Poseidon Investment Management
Aaron Grey, Managing Director, Equity Research Consumer & Cannabis
Saphira Galoob, Executive Director, National Cannabis Roundtable
Durée Ross, President and CEO, Durée & Company
Dustin Robinson, Managing Principal, Iter Investments

As the debate around cannabis rescheduling heats up, the conference is poised to offer critical analysis and expert opinions on the implications for businesses and investors alike. Industry leaders will delve into the regulatory, financial, and operational shifts expected to unfold, providing attendees with a roadmap for navigating the changes ahead.

Don’t miss the networking and learning opportunity of the year! Connect directly with industry leaders and key decision-makers, hear and learn from insiders with massive knowledge of the space and anticipate policy shifts that could greatly affect your business.

For more information, visit: https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis-conference/


The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019 United States
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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.