FRIDAY
October
11
SATURDAY
October
12
ALL TRACKS
Demo Stage  
Panel Room A  
Panel Room B  
Workshop Room  
NEW AGENDA
  9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Colorado Convention Center
KEYNOTE

Cannabinoid Science and the Cannabinoid Lore


A brief introduction to cannabinoid terminologies and general information will be discussed. Basic pharmacology principles will be reviewed to provide background knowledge for understanding the process of gathering scientific data to support benefit claims of CBD in particular. Due to the past legal status of cannabis and the restriction of legitimate research, there exist vast misconceptions, misinformation, and general lack of data and understanding regarding appropriate use (“cannabis lore”). Consumers must be diligent to understand the product landscape and choose the most appropriate, safe and effective product for their wellness based on scientifically studied technologies. Products that use drug delivery technologies that are known to enhance effectiveness and increase the value of the dose form will ultimately enhance the quality-of-life for the consumer.

  10:15 AM to 3:00 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 102/104/106 Workshop Room
Workshop Room
A Day with MacKay: An Extraction Workshop

That’s right, we are dedicating an entire day to the science of extraction, featuring the one and only, John Mackay, PhD. We are offering the first hour for FREE, with 4 more irresistible hours to follow. 


In five hours you will receive an overview of the principles and practices of CBD extraction. With many hands on demonstrations you will leave with an understanding how coffee, hemp and clothes are similar. You will appreciate the vast number of ways to make eggs, tea, as well as cake and how you can increase your productivity with hemp. Good is not a number. You will gain an understanding of measuring the potency at each stage of sample preparation, extraction and post processing; saving you thousands of dollars a week.


**DISCLAIMER: Registering for Dr. John MacKay’s Extraction Course does not grant access to the conference. Please add-on a Day with MacKay.**

  10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 108/110/112 | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Breaking Barriers with New Horizons for CBD

The appeal of CBD is at an all-time high. Once fully-opposed demographics are now embracing the cannabinoid as it offers wide-ranging benefits in health and wellness to aid people of all ages and backgrounds. This cultural shift of acceptance means new opportunities for CBD business owners to educate and inform a newfound market segment to all of the exciting products and possibilities of the cannabinoid. This panel offers discussion and insight into the rapidly changing stigmas surrounding CBD and how its assent towards approval is creating a gateway compound to offer new public perspectives.

  10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Colorado Convention Center
Demo Stage
DEMO STAGE: Coming Soon
  10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 109/111/113 | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
How Much is Right for You: The Science of CBD Dosing

One of the challenges in the emerging CBD market is the lack of robust clinical research that can be used to guide dosing guidelines. This is especially problematic in people with comorbidities or on other medications who would like to explore taking these products medicinally too. Even so, crowdsourcing the anecdotal data has allowed companies to develop a functional measure of how much CBD is needed for different conditions. This system, albeit lacking in strong foundations in clinical trials, in some ways is good enough. But when it comes to a product we want to promote as medication, we have a responsibility to produce real data from which to work off of.

  11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 108/110/112 | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
CBC, CBN, CBG & More

The Others: Your eyes don't deceive you. This is a CBD Expo, but there are many more therapeutic molecules in hemp, including so-called minor cannabinoids like CBC, CBN, and CBG. Many consumers of hemp products are not after CBD isolates; rather, they are seeking the full molecular ensemble that the plant has to offer. While the scientific evidence may be lacking, anecdotal patient feedback has demonstrated that many people just feel better when complementary cannabinoids are present in the products they use. This panel will shed light on what these other cannabinoids can do from a medical perspective, and why some, like CBC, are being touted as highly important. 

  11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
EDT
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa - Great Egret | Panel Room A
Panel Room A
Restoring Mind, Body, And Country: Overcoming The Opioid Epidemic

It is no secret that the over-prescription of opioid medications, particularly OxyContin™, has led to a national crisis which has come to be known as the Opioid Epidemic. Prompted by monetary incentives, physicians were encouraged to prescribe this more addictive form of pain relief that was otherwise necessary or available. What can we in the cannabis field do to help bring this outbreak under control? Most long-term opioid users really do want to stop. So, we can recommend to them CBD, which has been shown to help reduce the dependency on opioids in chronic pain patients. 

  11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hilton ORLANDO
Demo Stage
Passion Projects: What Drives The Industry Leaders?

There has been a major increase in CBD interest and product development and with that, many aspects of the industry have blossomed. Find out what sparked the passion and continues to drive industry pioneers and emerging industry leaders in the fields of research, extraction technologies, formulation, and product development.

  12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Colorado Convention Center
LUNCH BREAK
  12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 108/110/112 | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
The Makings Of Something Beautiful And New: Creating Novel CBD Formulations And Blends

While scores of people may benefit from CBD isolates, many more have reported respite from their ailments using full-spectrum products that contain many more of the natural molecules native to hemp, like other cannabinoids and terpenes. Still yet, many product manufacturers are looking to design novel formulations that incorporate some of these molecules, without necessarily being considered as "full-spectrum". These products may contain other minor cannabinoids and terpenes, but the inclusion of these ingredients are done with purposeful intent, such as creating products designed as sleep aids, or for treatment of pain or anxiety. Additionally, blending these formulations with other dietary supplements such as ginseng or melatonin can present an exciting new product line that combine traditional supplements with the surging interest in hemp-derived molecules, thereby presenting the best of both worlds. This panel will help you understand what types of products are currently in demand, and will illustrate how the rapidly evolving CBD industry is changing how we view modern medicine. 

  12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 109/111/113 | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
The Skinny On The ECS: Endocannabinoid System Functionality

The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a biological system composed of lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. The ECS has important physiological functionality not only in the central nervous system (CNS) but also in peripheral tissues, including nerve fibers, the GI tract, adipocytes and muscle tissue. The structure of endocannabinoids are similar to that of phytocannabinoids, therefore learning more about the ECS informs us as to the mechanism by which THC and CBD exert their physiological effects. We will be discussing the implications of recent research on the way that we view these effects and the physical and cognitive actions that are not thought to be influenced by the ECS. 

  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center
Demo Stage
Ruidoso Malinois: Custom Trained Security K9s

The specific security challenges within the Cannabis industry are addressed in addition to live dog demonstration. Ruidoso Malinois, specializing in Belgian Malinois, custom trains K-9’s for Security, Law Enforcement, Military and Personal Protection for the unique needs of individual clients. Many of our K-9’s have been placed within the cannabis industry providing much needed effective deterrence and security.

  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 108/110/112 | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Coming To Your Senses: Terpenes + CBD

For some time, terpenes were considered waste molecules leftover after extracting CBD. Those times were short-lived, however, since there is an abundant wealth of scientific literature demonstrating the medicinal merit of terpenes like beta-caryophyllene, linalool, bisabolol, nerolidol, and more. For example, nerolidol and linalool are useful in treating anxiety, whereas beta-caryophyllene is useful in relieving pain. While some patients may benefit from more one-dimensional CBD products like isolate, the terpenes native to the plant can help augment th

  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 109/111/113 | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
There’s Finding The Gold, And Then There’s Digging For It: Bioavailability Vs Bioactivity

A whole science exists which quantifies the different ways in which drugs interact with our bodies. Pharmacokinetics (PK) quantifies where we can find a drug from the moment it’s ingested, to the moment it is gone. Summarized by the neat acronym ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion), PK tells us how much of the compound reaches the target tissue. In the case of cannabinoids, this may be the central nervous system, the GI tract, nerve endings, or cutaneous vasculature. These parameters are separate from Bioactivity, determined by the

  2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 108/110/112 | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
But Our Money’s Green, Too. Big Banks & Financial Risk Factors

Until federal legalization takes place, banks of any kind assume some form of risk when they decide to shelter the money of companies operating with cannabis. Regardless of whether the bank is in more than one state or not, the banking industry itself is federally regulated, and must therefore abide by the current statues of the federal law. Thus, Whenever your money goes into a bank, it shouldn’t go unsaid that there is some risk that the money may not always be there for you to withdraw. Come learn about risk mitigation strategies and which may be rig

  2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 109/111/113 | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
Put Down The NSAIDs: The Immune Modifying Effects Of CBD

With more and more people taking medications to treat chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, it is essential that the cannabinoid pharmacophores be researched as a potential addition to the arsenal of available medications. CBD was shown to have activity against cells of the immune system, including reduced expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines and the reduction in proliferation of antibody-producing plasma cells. These effects taken together could potentiate an anti-inflammatory process, leading to a blocking off of the pain at its source and not just masking its symptoms. We believe this activity can be exploited in the setting of chronic pain management and potentially other uses as well.

  3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 109/111/113 | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
Cats, Canines, And Cannabinoids – How CBD Affects Our Pets

CBD for pets is a rapidly growing industry trend both in pet owner popularity and CBD products targeted specifically for our furry friends. While the appeal is real, the science behind how CBD can benefit other members of the animal kingdom is still developing. The endocannabinoid system exists within all of our pets from pugs to ponies, but how does CBD affect these creatures and can they truly benefit from the effects this cannabinoid offers in humans? This panel will dive into the science and skepticism surrounding CBD for pets and examine how our loyal companions stand, or sit, to benefit from its use.

  3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center
Workshop Room
Senior Workshop: CBD For You And Me

Sharing on that we will discuss the medicinal aspects of CBD and the support it has to health care with a focus on senior issues. It will be presented that the aliments of angsty, sleeplessness, chronic pain and opioid prescriptions are some of the top affliction that seniors experience on a daily basis. With introducing myself and my background of Ayurvedic, holistic and Chinese medicine I hope to establish a connection with guests as I learn what their interest brings them to why they are participating in the Senior CBD for You and Me Workshop.

  3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
MDT
Colorado Convention Center - 108/110/112 | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Watch Your Mouth! What You Can And Can’t Say

With various levels of legalization taking place nationwide, ensuring that your messaging falls within legal guidelines is crucial. One incorrectly used word could potentially result in fines, shutdowns, and more. Here, we give you the ins and outs of precisely what can and cannot be said in your messaging. Stop having to worry about whether or not you are in compliance.