4:00PM - 8:00PM:  Campana Hall

Vendor Setup


7:30PM - 8:30PM: Velencia and Rooftop Terrace

Industry Vendor Reception/Buffet




10:00AM - 4:00PM:   Campana Hall

Vendor Expo

Business Conference, Granada Ballroom

9:00AM - 9:30AM:  Opening remarks

Jennifer Rouse

9:30AM - 10:30AM:   Keynote

Mara Gordon

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Leigh Koechner

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Dan Herer

12:15-1:15- Lunch

1:15PM - 2:00PM


2:15PM - 3:00PM


3:15PM - 4:00PM


4:15PM - 5:00PM

Bianca Sullivan


Awards Show, Granada Ballroom

Attire: Cocktail


7:30 -8:30


8:30 – 9:30

Industry Awards Show

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Campana Hall

Vendor Expo

VIP Lounge - Valencia and Rooftop Terrace



MJ Conference- Granada Ballroom

9:30AM-9:45AM: Introduction

9:30-10:15 Keynote: Kyle Turley

former NFL player, NeuroXPF 

Breakout Session A 


10:30AM-11:15AM:  Progress in Missouri

Moderator: TBD

Adela Wisdom, Running for US Congress Rep Missouri 3rd District


11:15AM-12:00PM: Military and Research

Todd Scattini, Harvest 360


12:00AM -1:00PM


1:00PM -1:45PM: 

 Distribution, Supply Chain, Technology

Jennifer Rouse, Founder HubX12, Budtrekker.com



Marketing, Social Media Panel

moderator: Ricky Starling

Thomas Mitchell, Westword Magazine 

Whitney Wehmeyer, Tulsa Higher Care Clinics

Clay Stallings, Evolution Magazine

2:45PM-3:30PM:  Canna Convicts Project Panel and the Legal Landscape

Christina Frommer, Founder Canna Convicts Project

Spark legal Solutions, Attorneys; Aubry Gann-Redmon,

Antonette DupPree, Jasmine Abou-kassem


Diversity, Inclusion

Abrahama Keys, We Cann LLC

Bonita "Bo" Money, Founder of Women Abuv Ground and NDICA

Clarinda Michelle Davis, Lupus Survivor, degree in Health Care Administration 




Breakout Session B


10:30-11:15: One Helluva Cannabis Story!

Shawn Honaker, Founder of Yeti Farms


11:15AM -1:00PM:  Cooking/Challenge



12:00AM -1:00PM


1:00PM -1:45PM:  Genetics

Moderator:  Josh Loftis

Byron Gautreaux, Cultivated Choice

Jason Emo, Giddy Up

Ryan Rice, Pollen Nation Elite Genetics

Adam Jacques, Zed Therapeutics


2:00PM -2:45PM: Lab Processes

Tim Harms, Green Orchard Labs

John Hunt, Purpl Scientific

2:45PM -3:30PM:  Terpenes 101, what we need to know! 

Jana Groda, VP of the KYHIA and Co-founder of One Love Hemp Dispensary

Nancy Roberts, Co-founder of One Love Hemp Dispensary

3:30-4:15:  Stars and Stripes Veteran Panel

What is working and the positive results

Moderator: Chris Wolfenbarger, Founder Veterans Patient Access

Jody Hendrix; Co Founder, Battle Buds

Todd Scattini, CEO and Co-Founder Harvest 360 Technologies


Breakout Session C


10:30AM -11:15AM:  Women, Parenting, and the Plant!

Leah Maurer, The Weed Blog


11:15AM -12:00PM:  Children with Disabilities 

Ashley Markum, Aydens Alliance; Heidi and Kyle Rayl, Zayden’s Coalition;

Jason David, Jaydens Journey, Jayden’s Juice


12:00PM -1:00PM


1:00PM -1:45PM:  Opioid Crisis

Judy Salgado Thureson, The Body Lab, contributing writer Billboard Magazine,

mother of musician and producer Hella Sketchy who passed away from the opioid epidemic

Antonio DeRose, Co-Founder and COO of Green House Healthy

Dr. Lisa Roark, Roark Family Health


2:00PM -2:45PM:  Fitness, Health

Heather DeRose, CEO Green House Healthy

Kyle Turley, NeuroXPF



2:45PM -3:30PM:  Plant's Healing Benefits

Rachel Crawford, Owner and Founder Rustic Oils CBD of Lee’s Summit

Leigh Zarda Carr BSN, RN CEO Hari Om Hemp, American Cannabis Nurses Association

Heather Steppe, Owner and Founder of KC Hemp Co

Alice Mangan, Owner AliceCBD. RN, American Cannabis Nurses Association, Military Veteran


3:30-4:15PM:  Cancer Patients and Cannabis Panel

Moderator:  Amber Kidwell







Hemp Conference- Marbella Ballroom

10:30- 11:15AM:  Keynote, History and Future of Industrial Hemp

 Joseph W. Hickey Sr.

CEO Halcyon Holdings, LLC

11:15 AM -12:00AM:  From the Beginning

Adam Jacques-Zed Therapeutics

Dan Herer, Jack Herer Foundation


12:15AM -1:00PM:  Industrial Material Processes

Ronald Kander- Dean, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

& Associate Provost for Applied Research, Jefferson University


1:00PM -2:00PM


2:00PM -2:45PM:  Building with Hemp/Construction

Rachel Barry-Founder and CEO Illinois Hemp Growers Association

2:45PM -3:30PM:  Hemp Media 

Snowden Bishop, Cannabis Reporter Radio Show;

Diana Oliver- Producer Global Hemp House Build TV Series;


3:45PM -4:30PM:  Textiles 

Brianna Kilcullen-AnactGlobal, sustainability consultant, entrepreneur


4:30-5:15PM:  Plant Quality and Processes

Michael Wilson, Director of R&D United American Hemp 

 Skye Rogers, Sara Carter of Green Sky KC




VIP Private Conference Sessions- Lookout Meeting Room


11:30AM - 12:15PM:  Professional Grow Tips Panel

Josh Loftis, Home Grow Solutions

Michelle Wiggins

12:00PM - 1:00PM

lunch catered

1:15PM - 2:00PM:  Conference speakers’ panel ask anything!


2:15PM – 3:00PM: Cooking Tutorial

Chef Tony Freitas, Cooking with Cannabidiols;

Dana Cunningham, Chef and owner of Infused KC





Granada Ballroom

The “White, Gray, and Black Party”

Lets Dress up and Party Down! 

Attire: Dress to impress in white, gray or black 


Chris Shrive

Lori Locke Band

Nic Danger

Ben Miller Band


Saturday September 19

Friday September 18

Thursday September 17


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