THURSDAY
December
05
FRIDAY
December
06
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
  10:15 AM to 3:00 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom V | 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 11:15 AM
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
Demo Stage
DEMO STAGE: Coming Soon
  10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom III | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
IP Freely: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

In the same way that we take steps to protect and safeguard our personal property — homes, vehicles, jewelry, etc. — so too must we protect and safeguard our intellectual property. In the rapidly-expanding CBD marketplace, it's more important than ever to ensure that your valuable ideas are not vulnerable to those looking to take advantage. In this panel, we will examine effective methods for safeguarding intellectual property, in addition to examining why this is such a worthwhile endeavor. Avoid becoming the Nikola Tesla of CBD!

  10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom IV | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
Modulation vs. Suppression: Using Cannabinoids To Treat Autoimmune Disorders

The immune system is the human body's first line of defense against external attack, and is incredibly complex. Autoimmune disorders, of which there are currently more than 80 officially registered, remain largely misunderstood. While most prescription medication treatments aim to suppress the immune system altogether, CBD has exhibited the ability to modulate the immune system instead, changing it instead of disabling it. In this panel we will examine the advances in using cannabinoids as an effective — and frequently far less detrimental — treatment for autoimmune disorders.

  11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom III | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Quality: Assured

By the end of 2025, the global hemp market is predicted to reach more than $146 Billion, with a capital "B". As medical and scientific R&D continues to legitimize the industry, pushing it continuously further, there has never been a more pressing time to establish industry-wide quality assurance standards in order to ensure safety for human consumption. In this panel, we explore the current state of quality assurance standards, in addition to how and why they need to be updated.

  11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom IV | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
So, You Think You Can CBD... (Hemp Derived Vs Cannabis Derived CBD And Full Spectrum Vs. Broad Spect

In today's early stages of the legal hemp marketplace, there are thousands of CBD products available, yet not much in the way of differentiation - at least not knowingly in most cases. All legitimate CBD products contain at least some amount of cannabidiol, but they may also contain (or specifically not contain) other elements, depending on how they're labeled. In this panel, we examine and specifically define the terms relating to this phenomenon: hemp-derived, cannabis-derived, full spectrum, broad spectrum, CBD isolate and more.

  11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
Demo Stage
DEMO STAGE: Coming Soon
  12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Colorado Convention Center
LUNCH BREAK
  12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom IV | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
Cannabinoid Medicine: What’s New?

If you’re an avid PubMed-er (the Google of the academic world), you may have noticed a recent uptick in the number of studies published on cannabinoids. Even if you’ve never once used PubMed, the media stories on cannabis research flooding your social feeds is another good indicator of both the number of studies coming out and the increasingly interest from various outlets. With the approval of Epidiolex by the FDA, patients with severe pediatric epilepsy can now receive a prescription for GW Pharma’s CBD formulation. And in the coming years, we will likely see more cannabinoids approved as medicines for various conditions. Clinical trials are evaluating various cannabinoids for neurodegenerative disorders, gastrointestinal disease, respiratory conditions, infectious diseases, and cancer. And additional research is looking into solving some of the most challenging aspects of cannabinoid medicine, including dosing and method of delivery.

  12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom III | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Designer Genes: Breeding For CBD

Plant breeding has been practiced for thousands of years for a variety of purposes. Through selective breeding, we can influence many aspects of hemp plants. In particular, breeding can influence cannabinoid concentration, terpene yield and profile, and organoleptic properties like smell and appearance. Selective breeding can also be used to design hybrid cultivars that possess desired properties from different plants, just like dog breeders have attempted with the labradoodle. In this panel, we examine the current reasoning and methodologies behind the breeding of hemp plants, and take a look towards what the future holds for this age-old practice.

  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
Demo Stage
DEMO STAGE: Coming Soon
  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom IV | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
How Do Neurologists Feel About CBD?

Cannabinoids have shown enormous promise as treatments for neurological diseases. In fact, studies have shown that CBD may be beneficial in treating people with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, Epidiolex (an FDA-approved CBD formulation from GW Pharma) is now available for patients with severe pediatric epilepsy. The American Academy of Neurologists (AAN) published a systematic review of data on cannabinoids. This review recognized that there is strong evidence supporting the potential for CBD to treat spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. However, additional data are necessary to better understand how CBD might be used to treat other neurological disorders. As many neurologists look to the AAN for guidance, additional data will help shape future reviews and guidelines and likely the perspectives of prescribing neurologists.

  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom III | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Stocks From Stalks

Investing in the stock market is, by definition, a gamble. Getting in on the ground floor of a stock before it blows up can be downright life-changing. Today, the global hemp market is worth approximately $50 billion dollars; and over the next decade, experts are predicting that number will nearly triple. In this panel, we give you the rundown on how you can maximize your investment in cannabis-related stocks while they are still relatively underappreciated.

  2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom III | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
Cannabinoid Extraction Becomes Contemplation. Separation. Satisfaction. Consumption.

The process of extracting cannabinoids from hemp has evolved. From ethanol and CO2 to even butane, there are a number of methodologies currently at your disposal. The best first question to answer is "what types of products do you want to design?" Additionally, while some techniques require larger sums of money upfront, others can be limited by the amounts of solvents able to be stored, waste generation, or health and safety considerations, including of the final consumer product. In this panel we take a closer look at these methodologies, as well as the potential differences in the resulting product.

  2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom IV | 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.

  3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom V | Workshop Room
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
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom III | Panel Room (B)
Panel Room B
How To Approach CBD Marketing For Entrepreneurs And Start-Ups

So you started a cannabidiol business and are looking to scale up but not sure how? The key to a successful company is good marketing–and CBD is no exception. But even for seasoned pros, the transition to CBD may be a bit bumpy. The blossoming industry is going through some growing pains as regulators work to come up with guidelines. While this is going on, marketers are floating in a grey area–you want to sell your product/service and tell people about it but you don’t want to overhype the benefits either. To avoid the chaos, consider developing marketing messages that are based in the science of the product and reflect the needs of the consumer/patient audience. A strategic integrated approach targeted to key stakeholders with messages that carefully balance product/service benefits is a good start to kick off long-lasting relationships with patients and consumers.

  3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
PST
Paradise Point Resort and Spa - Sunset Ballroom IV | Panel Room (A)
Panel Room A
Use Of CBD In Acute & Chronic Pain

The opioid crisis has opened the eyes of physicians, policy makers, and the general public to the unmet need of people with chronic and acute pain. That is, the need for an effective, safe treatment with a low risk of dependence or abuse. And, as many have already discovered, cannabidiol may fulfill all criteria. There is overwhelming evidence that cannabinoids, including CBD, are very effective analgesics that appear to be quite safe. While additional research is necessary to better understand how each formulation and delivery method affects both acute and chronic pain, studies have shown that patients have been able to either switch or reduce the amount of opioids taken for pain when cannabinoids have been incorporated into their daily regime. For many people, CBD provides much-needed relief.