cannabisBeyond the High (More than Marijuana) -- Opportunities Across the Cannabis Spectrum

What opportunities exist in this $2 billion sector, projected to reach $130 billion globally by 2025? Join us as Harvard-educated venture capitalists, doctors, financial and legal experts share their opinions on this emerging market. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Harvard Medical School recently announced sharing a $9 million grant to conduct neuroscientific and biomedical research on cannabis-based treatments, based on clinical evidence. This is the largest donation to date for independent research on the science of cannabinoids. Recent federal legislation legalized U.S. production and harvesting of non-psychotropic cannabis, 33 states and D.C. have legal medical marijuana markets, and 10 states and D.C. have legal recreational markets.

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Cost: Members (advance), $25; Non-Members and all At the Door, $35
Contact: Maurice Levin,

Panelists will include:
Jay Lucas
Yale University, B.A., Harvard University JD/MBA
Oxford University, Marshall Scholar
President, LB Equity, Currently raising a $50 million venture capital fund, emphasizing emerging cannabis-based products and companies, concentrating in the beauty, health, wellness, and sustainability. Mr Lucas has a proven track record in successful ventures.
President, The Lucas Group -- Corporate strategy consulting boutique - a 'mini-Bain & Company' - focused on the specialized needs of Private Equity investors and corporate clientss.
Blake Paterson, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer at Scope Anesthesia of North Carolina
Harvard Medical School, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Internship, Residency & Fellowships
Principal Investor in Blessed Extracts Cannabis Processing & Manufacturing.
Dr. Paterson is a leading expert in medical technology investments, neuroscience therapeutics, and pharmaceutical ventures.
Ariel Clark
CLARK NEUBERT LLP Lawyers for the Green Frontier
A pioneer and expert in the cannabis field, Ms. Clark is considered one of the most credible legal authorities in this field, a premier legal practitioner in business and corporate law representing cannabis entrepreneurs and operators since 2008. Ms. Clark helps client companies navigate emerging cannabis markets and regulatory matters, providing political strategizing and consulting, and assistance with cannabis business licensure for State and municipal application processes.
Mark Vendetti, Harvard MBA ‘89
CFO of Canndescent, a California based integrated Cannabis cultivator, processer, and distributor with cultivation and manufacturing operations in Desert Hot Springs and offices in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The company sells under 2 brands, Canndescent and Good, focused in flower and pre-roll, vapes and mints.  Green Entrepreneur ranks the Canndescent brand as one of the 25 hottest Cannabis brands in the US.

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2:30PM - 5:30PM Sat 11 Jan 2020 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Cross Campus
929 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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