Speakers

Expert insights from founders, lawmakers, investors, influencers, and athletes.

Al Harrington

Viola

The Viola Founder and NBA Star will speak about the changing times for athletes and cannabis and the positive effects of the end of cannabis prohibition.

Fireside Chat: 4:30pm

Jason Pinsky

Cannabis Evangelist

Jason Pinsky is the Chief Cannabis Evangelist at Eaze. His career encompasses over 20 years of hands-on experience spanning back to 1994 when he judged the first High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.

In 2014 after a decade of opioid dependency due to a spinal injury, Pinsky used cannabis to end his relationship with prescription pain medication. He then partnered with Compassionate Care New York to help pass New York’s medical marijuana legislation and later was part of a coalition that got chronic pain written into law as a qualifying condition for patients.

In 2017 Pinsky partnered with Vice Media as Cannabis Producer for Bong Appetit on VICELAND, earning him a nomination for best television show by the James Beard Foundation and the title King of Mainstream Marijuana by the Cannabis Business Awards.

In his current role at Eaze, Pinsky is using his experience as a patient and advocate to help steer the company’s efforts toward supporting a sustainable industry and advancing the cannabis movement to promote health and wellness.

Fireside Chat 11:15am

Michael Miller

Host, The CannaBusiness Hour

Michael Miller is a lawyer, mentor, public speaker, “weedjay”, philanthropist and strategist, dealmaker and advisor. Over a 30 year Wall Street career, Michael was a merger’s and acquisition’s attorney and a financial adviser overseeing the assets of high net worth families and foundations. As an attorney, Michael worked on some of the largest deals during the hostile takeover era, including the takeovers of E.F. Hutton, Singer Sewing Machine, Allied and Federated Stores, and RJR Nabisco (the largest deal in history at the time), as well as corporate financings for Drexel Lambert/Mike Milken.  Michael recently launched Table 21, the first cannabis “salon” dinner to eliminate stigma, elevate conversations in the space, and to assist networking between investors and entrepreneurs. Michael is presently working on his second book: “Weedonomics: from Criminal to Capitalist Enterprise.  Michael recently launched the very first national weekly business talk show about the marijuana industry on DASH Radio ( The first free satellite radio with 30 million subscribers presently in 15 car models and growing) called “ The CannaBu$iness Hour with Michael Miller”.

Smart Investing in the Cannabis Space: 2:30pm

Andrew Pitsicalis

Celebrity Licensing

Andrew Pitsicalis is , CEO of Purple Haze Properties a Celebrity Cannabis Licensing company. He’s built a company that has, intellectual property rights to Jimi Hendrix, name, likeness and image. Andrew Pitsicalis is , CEO of Purple Haze Properties a Celebrity Cannabis Licensing company. He’s built a company that has, intellectual property rights to Jimi Hendrix, name, likeness and image.  With over 20 years in the cannabis Industry, Mr. Pitsicalis has had experience in Cultivation to Production, Sales, Education, Media. Pitsicalis was awarded 2015 with a High Times Trailblazer award for one the top 50 pioneers in the Cannabis Industry at last years business summit in Washington DC and has won 10 High Times Cannabis Cups. His company, Purple Haze Properties, created. Jimi’s Medicated Macaroons which was awarded best edible of the year, at the 1st Annual, Jack Herrer awards, in Las Vegas in 2015 &  also received 5 Jack Herrer awards at the 2nd Annual Jack Herrer Cup in 22016.  Jimis Meds also took 4th place at the So Cal Cannabis Cup for Jimi’s Meds and our Macaroons. Jimi’s Cannabis Collection was, April 2016,” Edible Flavor of the month”, featured in High Times Magazine. The Purple Haze Pre-Rolled Joints, by California Finest is also featured in another issue of Hight Times, last year and has won 10  High Times Cannabis Cups the last few years and featured in magazines and newspapers We work with Cannabis Licensing for Jimi Hendirx , Janes Addiction, Digital Underground, Peter Tosh, Anthrax, Old Dirty Bastard, James Brown ,The Emperor of Hemp, Jack Herer and other celebrities.

Celebrity Licensing

Steven Bradford

Chairman of the CA Senate Banking Committee / State Senator

Currently serving in the California State Senate. He is a Democrat representing the 35th district, encompassing parts of Los Angeles County. Prior to his election to the state senate, he was an assemblymember for the 62nd district of the California State Assembly. Bradford was elected to represent the 51st district in a special election held on September 1, 2009, after Curren Price resigned his seat to take a seat in the California State Senate.[1] He was re-elected in 2010 and, with 72% of the vote, was elected once more to represent the brand new 62nd District,[2] comprising the communities of Del Aire, Del Rey, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Marina del Rey, West Athens, Westchester, Westmont and Venice Beach.

Author of Senate Bill 1294, the Cannabis Collaboration and Inclusion Act, California’s first statewide cannabis equity bill.

Social Equity

Crypto + Cannabis Panel

Exploring On-chain Cannabis Solutions

2:00 PM – Main Stage

Moderator:

Robert Schneider

Botana

Jessica VerSteeg

Paragon

Eugene Lopin

Cannabis Hemp Exchange (CHEX)

Michael Wagner

Tokes Platform

More speakers:

Kristen Yoder

Soil to the Oil

Adam Gillman

F/ELD

Joe Rogoway

Rogoway Law Group

Andrew Pitsicalis

Purple Haze Properties

Marcus Dixon

Green Dot Cultivation

Chris Tosi

Pulse

Karim Webb

Social Justice

Brian Weiss

L.A. Cannabis News

Elie Green

High Times

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