NEW YORK CITY
about the cannabis forum
The Cannabis Forum will connect entrepreneurs and professionals interested in learning about the industry, investing business opportunities, legalization, market trends and more.
Professionals of color from diverse backgrounds interested the cannabis industry will uncover opportunities, connect with experts, industry leaders and get relevant information about market opportunities.
The global legal marijuana market size is expected to reach USD 66.3 billion by the end of 2025. Increasing legalization and use of marijuana in medical as well as recreational applications is expected to promote exponential growth and create unmatched economic opportunities!
Attendees include, early career, midlevel to senior C-level executives, entrepreneurs, senior management, and business professionals.
Attend the Cannabis Forum and find ways to do business, understand the industry and more!
Emerging Business Opportunities
Legislation and Policy Considerations
Market Entry Opportunities
Legal Trends and Implications
Navigating Complex Local & State Licensing Requirements
Cannabis + Social Justice
Impact on Communities of Color
UPCOMING AND PAST speakers
The leading conference to learn about the Cannabis Industry for professionals of color!
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