Weed Week and the Cannabis Classic are proud to be known for bringing you the best minds in the industry to listen to and learn from. Everyone from best selling authors and growers of famous strains to entrepreneurs, business developers, marketing professionals, tech leaders, and award winners... If you have any interest in the cannabis industry from a professional or enthusiast perspective, our seminars are beyond worth it.

Portland 2016 will boast over 30 seminars in 4 tracks which will be:

Health & Wellness, Business & Tech, Growing & Breeding, and Hobbyist

Below you can see some of the many speakers that are featured in our seminar schedule. Be sure to download the Weed Week app so you can RSVP the seminar sessions you are interested in most. There is limited seating per session.

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Cy Scott, Headset Cy has been involved in the professional cannabis industry for over five years. In 2010, Cy co-founded Leafly, and helped grow the company into one of the most well-respected brands in cannabis and had a successful exit with Privateer Holdings. Cy’s latest venture is Headset, a SaaS platform providing actionable insights and business intelligence services for the emerging cannabis industry. Cy has experience in building companies, product management and engineering and development.

Cy Scott, Headset

Cy has been involved in the professional cannabis industry for over five years. In 2010, Cy co-founded Leafly, and helped grow the company into one of the most well-respected brands in cannabis and had a successful exit with Privateer Holdings. Cy’s latest venture is Headset, a SaaS platform providing actionable insights and business intelligence services for the emerging cannabis industry. Cy has experience in building companies, product management and engineering and development.

Mowgli Holmes, Phylos Bioscience Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he was a National Research Service Award Fellow. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.

Mowgli Holmes, Phylos Bioscience

Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he was a National Research Service Award Fellow. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.

Jared Mirsky, Online Marijuana Design Jared Mirsky is the CEO/Founder of Online Marijuana Design, a Seattle based online marketing firm, specializing in graphic design, web design, search engine optimization, mobile development, reputation management, social media, video production and photography. Essentially your one stop shop for all things marketing online.

Jared Mirsky, Online Marijuana Design

Jared Mirsky is the CEO/Founder of Online Marijuana Design, a Seattle based online marketing firm, specializing in graphic design, web design, search engine optimization, mobile development, reputation management, social media, video production and photography. Essentially your one stop shop for all things marketing online.

 
Megan Schwarting, Kush Creams® Founder, owner and operator at Washington’s original Cannabis health and beauty aid brand , Kush Creams®. Awarded over a dozen cannabis cup trophies since 2008. Licensed in WA, Or, and Ca.

Megan Schwarting, Kush Creams®

Founder, owner and operator at Washington’s original Cannabis health and beauty aid brand , Kush Creams®. Awarded over a dozen cannabis cup trophies since 2008. Licensed in WA, Or, and Ca.

 
Kevin Jodrey, The Ganjier & Wonderland Nursery Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement. As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits. Kevin is the creator of Port Royal, owner of Wonderland Nursery, and co-founder of The Ganjier. 

Kevin Jodrey, The Ganjier & Wonderland Nursery

Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement. As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits. Kevin is the creator of Port Royal, owner of Wonderland Nursery, and co-founder of The Ganjier. 

 
Julianna Carella, Treatibles Julianna Carella founded Auntie Dolores in 2008, bringing 20+ years of culinary work with cannabis and entrepreneurship in the health space. In 2013, Julianna developed Treatibles CBD-infused pet products, which were introduced under the Auntie Dolores line of products. Julianna is an avid proponent of health freedom, a visionary, and an activist in the MMJ community. As a health food enthusiast, Julianna began incorporating cannabinoids into her own diet and sharing the benefits with friends and family members who later encouraged her to turn her passion into a business. The Auntie Dolores mission is to provide safe access to cannabinoids for all sectors of society, including animals. Today, Auntie Dolores healthy gourmet edibles and Treatibles pet products are sold throughout California and internationally. 

Julianna Carella, Treatibles

Julianna Carella founded Auntie Dolores in 2008, bringing 20+ years of culinary work with cannabis and entrepreneurship in the health space. In 2013, Julianna developed Treatibles CBD-infused pet products, which were introduced under the Auntie Dolores line of products. Julianna is an avid proponent of health freedom, a visionary, and an activist in the MMJ community. As a health food enthusiast, Julianna began incorporating cannabinoids into her own diet and sharing the benefits with friends and family members who later encouraged her to turn her passion into a business. The Auntie Dolores mission is to provide safe access to cannabinoids for all sectors of society, including animals. Today, Auntie Dolores healthy gourmet edibles and Treatibles pet products are sold throughout California and internationally. 

 
Karen Paull, The Marijuana Show Karen is the CFO, Producer and Digital Media Guru for the show. She is a digital media and advertising sales executive with over 15 years experience. As a former VP of Sales for Snapfish, Karen helped the company become profitable by managing and scaling a robust advertising department. The company sold to HP for 300 Million. Karen then founded her own consulting business and brought in over 25 Million in digital advertising sales to her clients including LoveToKnow, Womens Forum, LifeScript and other top media properties. Karen has an MFA in Theater from San Francisco State University,  a BFA in Theater from UCSB and BA in Sociology from UCSB. She is a Broadway producer (Evita, The Bubble) and an accomplished playwright with over 25 produced plays and a musical (The Bubble).  Karen is a popular speaker in the Cannabis Industry and press having been featured on CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, WSJ, Market Watch, Bloomberg, and numerous others. She is also a popular speaker at many Conferences on Marketing, Digital Media, Advertising,  Cannabis pitching, and investment.

Karen Paull, The Marijuana Show

Karen is the CFO, Producer and Digital Media Guru for the show. She is a digital media and advertising sales executive with over 15 years experience. As a former VP of Sales for Snapfish, Karen helped the company become profitable by managing and scaling a robust advertising department. The company sold to HP for 300 Million. Karen then founded her own consulting business and brought in over 25 Million in digital advertising sales to her clients including LoveToKnow, Womens Forum, LifeScript and other top media properties. Karen has an MFA in Theater from San Francisco State University,  a BFA in Theater from UCSB and BA in Sociology from UCSB. She is a Broadway producer (Evita, The Bubble) and an accomplished playwright with over 25 produced plays and a musical (The Bubble).  Karen is a popular speaker in the Cannabis Industry and press having been featured on CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, WSJ, Market Watch, Bloomberg, and numerous others. She is also a popular speaker at many Conferences on Marketing, Digital Media, Advertising,  Cannabis pitching, and investment.

 
Chris Lynch, NW Marijuana Law Chris was devoted to researching packaging, labeling, and advertising practices in the cannabis industry, and presented his research to the Liquor and Cannabis Board. Chris also worked with the Regulatory Enforcement and Economic Justice Section of the City Attorney’s Office, where he helped contribute to robust and comprehensive administration of cannabis issues. At NWMJ Law, Chris’ practice areas are primarily focused on contracts, regulatory compliance, license application, land use and corporate transactions.

Chris Lynch, NW Marijuana Law

Chris was devoted to researching packaging, labeling, and advertising practices in the cannabis industry, and presented his research to the Liquor and Cannabis Board. Chris also worked with the Regulatory Enforcement and Economic Justice Section of the City Attorney’s Office, where he helped contribute to robust and comprehensive administration of cannabis issues. At NWMJ Law, Chris’ practice areas are primarily focused on contracts, regulatory compliance, license application, land use and corporate transactions.

Chris Groshong, Coinstructive Chris Groshong, President of CoinStructive, Inc., has assembled a leading nationwide team in Bitcoin and Blockchain consulting services. Consistent trust and transparency, combined with speaking opportunities and community engagement has earned CoinStructive well deserved respect in the marketplace. His vision has clarified the needs of the market through productive dialogues, education and facilitating an ecosystem for people and enterprises to gain the knowledge and resources required to succeed with these technologies.

Chris Groshong, Coinstructive

Chris Groshong, President of CoinStructive, Inc., has assembled a leading nationwide team in Bitcoin and Blockchain consulting services. Consistent trust and transparency, combined with speaking opportunities and community engagement has earned CoinStructive well deserved respect in the marketplace. His vision has clarified the needs of the market through productive dialogues, education and facilitating an ecosystem for people and enterprises to gain the knowledge and resources required to succeed with these technologies.

 
Dave Inman, Pro Grow Tech Bio coming soon...

Dave Inman, Pro Grow Tech

Bio coming soon...

 
Bear Wilner- Nugent, Counselor & Attorney Bear is a Counselor and Attorney in Portland. He represents individuals and businesses in all sectors of Oregon’s marijuana industry, including recreational and medical growers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and laboratories, as well as individual patients, caregivers, and recreational users. Mr. Wilner-Nugent has extensive experience advising clients about compliance with both medical and recreational marijuana law in Oregon, including growing, processing, and retail operations. He has helped clients to establish Oregon Medical Marijuana Program-compliant grow operations and open medical dispensaries throughout the state of Oregon. Mr. Wilner-Nugent has also assisted clients who are seeking licenses from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to grow, process, and sell recreational marijuana. He is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Wilner-Nugent received his B.A. from Reed College, his M.A. from the University of Oregon, and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.

Bear Wilner- Nugent, Counselor & Attorney

Bear is a Counselor and Attorney in Portland. He represents individuals and businesses in all sectors of Oregon’s marijuana industry, including recreational and medical growers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and laboratories, as well as individual patients, caregivers, and recreational users. Mr. Wilner-Nugent has extensive experience advising clients about compliance with both medical and recreational marijuana law in Oregon, including growing, processing, and retail operations. He has helped clients to establish Oregon Medical Marijuana Program-compliant grow operations and open medical dispensaries throughout the state of Oregon. Mr. Wilner-Nugent has also assisted clients who are seeking licenses from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to grow, process, and sell recreational marijuana. He is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Wilner-Nugent received his B.A. from Reed College, his M.A. from the University of Oregon, and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.

 
Wendy Robbins, The Marijuana Show Wendy is the Director, Lead Editor and Co-Producer for the show. After attending Julliard School for Acting, she became a successful Director and Producer in Film and Television. In her extensive 14 year career, she won two Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. She has worked for most major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, Discovery, TLC and many others. She co-starred with Kelly Ripa in TLC’s “Home Made Millionaire”, and Bloomberg called her, “Americas Top Entrepreneur. She is the author of best selling book “Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One” (Hay House), and she made 10 Million with her invention,  The Tingler (TM)  (head massager). Wendy is a popular motivational speaker and frequently on the news/press as an industry expert featured on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, Market Watch, NY Times and Cannabis Conferences Nationwide.

Wendy Robbins, The Marijuana Show

Wendy is the Director, Lead Editor and Co-Producer for the show. After attending Julliard School for Acting, she became a successful Director and Producer in Film and Television. In her extensive 14 year career, she won two Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. She has worked for most major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, Discovery, TLC and many others. She co-starred with Kelly Ripa in TLC’s “Home Made Millionaire”, and Bloomberg called her, “Americas Top Entrepreneur. She is the author of best selling book “Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One” (Hay House), and she made 10 Million with her invention,  The Tingler (TM)  (head massager). Wendy is a popular motivational speaker and frequently on the news/press as an industry expert featured on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, Market Watch, NY Times and Cannabis Conferences Nationwide.

 
Trista Okel, Empower Oil Trista Okel has been an active medical cannabis advocate since 2004. In May 2013, Trista founded Empower (End Marijuana Prohibition. Organize Women. Enact Reform.) BodyCare with a mission to help people ease their pain and lessen the use of harmful pharmaceuticals through natural, healthy pain-relieving alternatives. By creating well-branded, high quality cannabis-infused topical products, Trista succeeds in marketing Empower to a diverse, mainstream audience including professional athletes, trauma survivors, and “conservative grannies.” Empower has been featured in many popular magazine and online articles such as Vogue.com, High Times, Massage Magazine, and MerryJane Magazine, and was named Best Topical Brand in the Dope Industry Awards in 2016. Trista believes topicals will normalize cannabis, and she hopes that her work within the cannabis infused topical industry will help to improve the quality of life for many in the future.

Trista Okel, Empower Oil

Trista Okel has been an active medical cannabis advocate since 2004. In May 2013, Trista founded Empower (End Marijuana Prohibition. Organize Women. Enact Reform.) BodyCare with a mission to help people ease their pain and lessen the use of harmful pharmaceuticals through natural, healthy pain-relieving alternatives. By creating well-branded, high quality cannabis-infused topical products, Trista succeeds in marketing Empower to a diverse, mainstream audience including professional athletes, trauma survivors, and “conservative grannies.” Empower has been featured in many popular magazine and online articles such as Vogue.com, High Times, Massage Magazine, and MerryJane Magazine, and was named Best Topical Brand in the Dope Industry Awards in 2016. Trista believes topicals will normalize cannabis, and she hopes that her work within the cannabis infused topical industry will help to improve the quality of life for many in the future.

Jonah Tacoma, Dabstars Dabstar founder and marijuana hype man, Jonah was born in the tiny cannabis friendly town of Ouray Colorado population 2,500. These days Jonah can be found commanding crowds from hundreds to thousands, spreading his unique brand of marijuana gospel and vendor sponsored charity from the top of trashcans and stages the world round.

Jonah Tacoma, Dabstars

Dabstar founder and marijuana hype man, Jonah was born in the tiny cannabis friendly town of Ouray Colorado population 2,500. These days Jonah can be found commanding crowds from hundreds to thousands, spreading his unique brand of marijuana gospel and vendor sponsored charity from the top of trashcans and stages the world round.

 
Amanda R. Conley, Brand & Branch LLP Amanda is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and a founder of the National Cannabis Bar Association.  Amanda has a diversified practice focused on intellectual property and legal issues in emerging technologies and in the cannabis industry, including trademark and copyright counseling, enforcement, and litigation; reviewing packaging, labeling, and marketing materials; advising on privacy and data security practices; recovering domain names; and representing clients in district court litigation and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Amanda co-founded the Bay Area Chapter of Women Grow with her law partner Shabnam Malek in October 2014.

Amanda R. Conley, Brand & Branch LLP

Amanda is a partner at Brand & Branch LLP and a founder of the National Cannabis Bar Association.  Amanda has a diversified practice focused on intellectual property and legal issues in emerging technologies and in the cannabis industry, including trademark and copyright counseling, enforcement, and litigation; reviewing packaging, labeling, and marketing materials; advising on privacy and data security practices; recovering domain names; and representing clients in district court litigation and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Amanda co-founded the Bay Area Chapter of Women Grow with her law partner Shabnam Malek in October 2014.

Dr. Tishler, Inhale MD Health & Wellness Dr. Tishler is a leading expert in the field of Medical Cannabis therapeutics.  As an Emergency Physician, he has treated countless alcoholics and drug users. His observation that he had never seen a Cannabis overdose lead Dr. Tishler to delve deeply into the science of Cannabis safety and treatment.  After years of research and learning, Dr. Tishler brings his knowledge, reason, and caring to patients here at Inhale Medical Consulting, and through his advocacy work at the local and national levels. Dr. Tishler graduated from both Harvard College and then Harvard Medical School (affectionately known together as Preparation H), trained in Internal Medicine at the esteemed Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has spent many years working with the underserved, particularly our Veterans. Dr. Tishler is also a parallel entrepreneur working for patients’ well being in the corporate space, helping to elevate dosing and safety profiles of medication, and helping to establish best practice for bringing new Cannabis products to market.

Dr. Tishler, Inhale MD Health & Wellness

Dr. Tishler is a leading expert in the field of Medical Cannabis therapeutics.  As an Emergency Physician, he has treated countless alcoholics and drug users. His observation that he had never seen a Cannabis overdose lead Dr. Tishler to delve deeply into the science of Cannabis safety and treatment.  After years of research and learning, Dr. Tishler brings his knowledge, reason, and caring to patients here at Inhale Medical Consulting, and through his advocacy work at the local and national levels.

Dr. Tishler graduated from both Harvard College and then Harvard Medical School (affectionately known together as Preparation H), trained in Internal Medicine at the esteemed Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has spent many years working with the underserved, particularly our Veterans.

Dr. Tishler is also a parallel entrepreneur working for patients’ well being in the corporate space, helping to elevate dosing and safety profiles of medication, and helping to establish best practice for bringing new Cannabis products to market.

 
Aaron Pelle, NW Marijuana Law A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee.  Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been repeatedly named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

Aaron Pelle, NW Marijuana Law

A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee.  Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been repeatedly named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

 
Lance Lambert, WeedMaps Lance’s passion of the industry can be tied to his upbringing in Northern California. He was a criminal justice major in college, and is a proud cancer survivor of 13yrs. He is also an advocate of any safe alternatives to what has become extreme western medicine practices of today. Over the past 11+ years of Lance’s career he has worked in the digital space for both tech companies, and top media publishers. This includes; Autotrader.com, Carfax.com, Scripps Media, and Digital First Media. His career shifted his knowledge and expertise to the cannabis space after being asked to join DFM’s flagship property The Denver Post in late 2013. During his position as Director of Digital Ad Operations, and later as GM of The Cannabist, he was a large part of what The Cannabist news site has become today. After negotiating a partnership between The Cannabist and Weedmaps, he was approached by GMG to come onboard as Director of Media Operations. This position includes focus on media for the group’s top three brands; Weedmaps, Marijuana.com, and Cannabis.com. He works internally to deliver on key business initiatives that maximize company revenue and performance around all published media.

Lance Lambert, WeedMaps

Lance’s passion of the industry can be tied to his upbringing in Northern California. He was a criminal justice major in college, and is a proud cancer survivor of 13yrs. He is also an advocate of any safe alternatives to what has become extreme western medicine practices of today.

Over the past 11+ years of Lance’s career he has worked in the digital space for both tech companies, and top media publishers. This includes; Autotrader.com, Carfax.com, Scripps Media, and Digital First Media. His career shifted his knowledge and expertise to the cannabis space after being asked to join DFM’s flagship property The Denver Post in late 2013. During his position as Director of Digital Ad Operations, and later as GM of The Cannabist, he was a large part of what The Cannabist news site has become today.

After negotiating a partnership between The Cannabist and Weedmaps, he was approached by GMG to come onboard as Director of Media Operations. This position includes focus on media for the group’s top three brands; Weedmaps, Marijuana.com, and Cannabis.com. He works internally to deliver on key business initiatives that maximize company revenue and performance around all published media.