Join Us in San Jose, Costa Rica
The purpose of this conference is to provide education on the subject of the fast -growing Medical Cannabis Industry, and provide first- hand stories from people who have been helping patients using Medical Cannabis.
In Latin American, Colombia and Uruguay have already passed Medical Cannabis legislation and Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Argentina have bills in the works. In the US, there are 9 states that will be voting on Cannabis expansion in November 2018 and there are 24 states already allowing some type of Medical Cannabis.
The featured speaker at the conference will be Yami Bolanos, a Costa Rican living in Los Angeles. Ms. Bolanos has spent the last ten years helping thousands of patients with Medical Cannabis. She is the founder and president of the Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA), the oldest and most respected trade organization for medical cannabis facility owner-operators in the country. She opened the 7th dispensary in California, the PureLife Alternative Wellness Center. Many other Top- level Cannabis industry speakers, from the U.S., Colombia, Uruguay, and Costa Rica will address topics related to the Medical Cannabis field.
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Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel, San José, Costa Rica
9:00 am – 10:00 am Welcoming Address: (in Spanish, translation available)
- Dr. Jorge Cortés Rodriguez, President of PROMED
- Dr. Fernando Lorca, Minister of Health of Costa Rica
- Dr. Marvin Atencio, Congressmen of Costa Rica, Promoter of Medical Cannabis Bill
- Sr. José Alberto Alfaro, Vice President, Congress of Costa Rica
10:00 am – 10:25 am Networking Break
10:25 am – 11:15 am Keynote Speech: Yamileth Bolanos, Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance, “A story from a liver transplant and cancer survivor” (in Spanish, translation available)
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Don Duncan, Board of Directors and co-founder of American for Safe Access”, “California and Medical Cannabis: lessons learned”
12:00 pm – 01:45 pm Networking Lunch
01:45 pm – 02:30 pm Yoanna Patricia Quiroga, Legal Advisor, Ministry of Justice of Colombia, “Medical Cannabis in Latin America: the case for Colombia” (in Spanish, translation available)
02:30 pm – 02:45 pm Networking Break
02:45 pm – 03:20 pm Rebecca Gasca, Founder and CEO, Pistil + Stigma, “Opportunities in the Hemp Industry”
03:20 pm – 04:15 pm Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, Authorized Public Accountant, “Medical Cannabis Accounting” (in Spanish, translation available)
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Marcus Ramkissoon, Director of CannCure Lab, Trinidad and Tobago, “The Market of Medical Cannabis in the Caribbean”
Articles by the speakers
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08:30 am – 09:15am Keynote Speech
09:20 am – 10:20 am AC Braddock, CEO, Eden, Board Member of the Council of Responsible Cannabis Regulation, National Cannabis Association and NCIA and the National Cannabis Coalition NCC, “Pharmaceuticals vs Nutraceuticals”
10:35 am – 11:15 am Amy Poinsett CEO & Cory Buckiewicz, MJ Freeway, “The Importance of Tracking for Product Safety”
11:20 am – 12:00 pm Rick Scarpello, CEO, Medically Correct LLC, “Edibles: Food Safety and Regulation”
12:00 pm – 01:15 pm Networking Lunch
01:15 pm – 02:00 pm Sharon Letts, Writer, Dope Magazine, “Educated Stoner”
02:00 pm – 02:20 pm John Laub, President, Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association, “Nevada and Medical Cannabis: lessons learned”
02:20 pm – 03:00 pm Ryan Douglas, Master Grower, Douglas Cultivation Consulting, “5 Key Factors for Licensed Cultivation Start-ups in Latin America”
03:00 pm – 03:20 pm Networking break
03:20 pm – 04:00 pm James Moser, CEO, FOCUS – Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards, “Standards Regulation in an Unregulated Industry”
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm Jenn & Lance Lorz,”Our story: getting started in Washington St.
04:30 pm – 04:45 pm Tim Morales, President and Founder, Cannabis Industry Association of Costa Rica, “Investments in the Cannabis Industry. Lets look at Penny Stocks”
04:45 pm – 05:15 pm Final Q&A. Conclusions