Live from Natural Products Expo West 2018: CBD Summit

Tune in to better understand the opportunities and challenges that exist for the hemp-derived cannabidiol market in the United States.

March 2, 2018

With a better understanding of the regulatory, supply, scientific, labeling, retail and standards issues surrounding the hemp-derived CBD market, you will leave the CBD Summit with new intelligence to help inform your next steps as a supplier, manufacturer or retailer of CBD products.


8:30 - 8:35 a.m.
Welcome to the Top: The CBD Summit

Todd Runestad, Ingredients & Supplements Editor, New Hope Network

8:35 - 9 a.m.
Hemp Hemp Hooray: The Certified Business of Disruption (CBD)
The U.S. hemp industry is estimated to become a $1.8 billion concern by 2020. CBD alone has doubled in size in two years, and today is a $200 million pursuit. Get the 30,000-foot view on how nature’s most nearly perfect plant is changing the world. 

Sean Murphy, Founder & Publisher, Hemp Business Journal

9 - 9:30 a.m.
21st Century Health Science: The Endocannabinoid System
Join one of the natural health movement’s preeminent educators as he explains the endocannabinoid system—an intricate control network that acts as the master conductor of a symphony of body processes from mood and brain power to stress and sleep. 

Michael Murray, Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert,

9:30 - 10 a.m.
Made in America? Supply-Chain Challenges 

What does agricultural hemp mean for farmers? Did the 2014 Farm Bill really open the U.S. market, or do you still have to rely on Europe, China, or Canada to source industrial hemp? What will it take to make hemp just another Big Ag commodity crop (and why do we need that)? 

Josh Hendrix, Director of Business Development - Domestic Production, CV Sciences 

10 - 10:20 a.m.

10:20 - 11:05 a.m.
Merry Hempsters & Ganjapreneurs: Innovation at the Brand Level
Let’s face it, there’s a lot of people in the hemp and CBD business that don’t know what they’re doing. Not these guys. They’re business leaders from the ingredient supply, supplements, and food worlds who are getting into the cannabis business in their own ways. Learn how they’re bringing quality, consistency, and imagination to this brave new world. 

Brad Gruno, Founder, Unna Goods
Jim Hamilton, CEO, Neptune Wellness Solutions
Jason Mitchell, President, Hemp Fusion
Todd Runestad, Ingredients & Supplements Editor, New Hope Network

11:05 a.m. - noon
Lawyers, Guns & Money: Legal & Regulatory Issues 
No one is going to give you a permission slip to change the world. We’re all creating disruption and taking on risk. We’ve assembled the top legal minds in the hemp world to help companies stay on the right side of regulators and the law. 

Bob Hoban, Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group  
Justin Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig 
Michelle Zerbib, Standards Director, New Hope Network 

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Give the People What They Want: Selling Hemp-Derived CBD at Retail
Indiana has become ground zero in the push and pull between authorities and retailers and the rise and rise of industrial hemp-derived CBD with consumers. “Mr. CBD” will share practical merchandising tips, retail advice, and how to answer shopper questions about CBD.  

Jordan Fink, Store Manager, Adele’s Naturally

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