ILEA-NCC Educational Program

May 15, 2018
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Age of Legalization: California Cannabis Event Panel

With the passage of Prop 64 in 2016, the state of California celebrated that they would finally have access to recreational cannabis. Fast forward to January 2018 when California residents could leisurely stroll into their local licensed dispensary and purchase cannabis legally for the first time.

Although personal use of cannabis is now legal, both the cannabis industry and its clientele have had to deal with some growing pains since becoming a legal substance, especially when it comes to the question of cannabis at events. While the public is clamoring for a range of cannabis event experiences, new rules and regulations have curtailed events and limited them to a very particular type + format. Though there is great change on the horizon, the current state of the law for cannabis regulation in California is proving tricky for those looking to host events with a cannabis element.

On May 15th, 2018, a panel of esteemed cannabis professionals will discuss not only the legal aspects of cannabis at events, but also upcoming assembly bills that could change the law, the difference between hosting private and public cannabis events, current event businesses operating in the cannabis space and some details surrounding consumption and safety.

Panel Speakers

Kate Manson, CAPSULE

Founded by marketing expert & cannabis enthusiast Kate Manson, Capsule was created to enhance awareness & engagement for cannabis brands.

Kate’s 10-year journey in the cannabis industry has certainly been an
interesting one. Kate launched Capsule in April of 2017, while working as the VP of Experiential Marketing at Wikileaf, prior to this she was the partner in a commercial medical grow, worked as a sports agent, & was a corporate event planner for Nordstrom.

Kate knows the intricacies of effective cannabis marketing – her work has been featured in AD Age, Merry Jane,, Seattle Met & Bloom Farms.

CAPSULE: Company Info
- We are curators of creative, engaging content for the cannabis-curious.  We present our readers with a three-part digest featuring premiere cannabis products, groundbreaking and informative articles, and intriguing artisanal wares.

If you would like to read more about Kate Manson or CAPSUL, click here.

Elise McRoberts, Cannabis Thought Leader

Elise McRoberts is a cannabis entrepreneur, producer and influencer. Through culture, community and education, she’s changing the way people view cannabis. With a proven track record of success in business development, brand strategy, marketing and media relations, Elise has established herself as a top advisor to emerging and leading cannabis brands. Sharing her life in the form of compelling content, she's built an engaged following and solid reputation as one of the cannabis industry's premier influencers.

Elise possesses knowledge across the full spectrum of the plant and the industry—flower to fraction, edibles to extracts, terpenes to trichomes, THC to CBD, trends, topicals, vaporization, regulation, dosing, dabbing and beyond. Her strong network in entertainment, lifestyle and technology makes her the go-to connector for influential professionals looking to access the budding cannabis sector.


Elise McRoberts: Company Info - With a proven track record consulting in business development, brand strategy, marketing and media relations, Elise has established herself as a top advisor to emerging and established cannabis brands while connecting entertainment, lifestyle and technology professionals looking to access the hot and budding cannabis sector.

If you would like to read more about Elise McRoberts, click here.


Lisa Rogovin, Edible Excursions + Curious Cannabis Salon

Lisa Rogovin brings more than 20 years’ experience in worldwide culinary exploration to Edible Excursions. A longtime California resident, she has a vast knowledge of the Bay Area’s acclaimed food culture. Lisa lives in the epicurean mecca of San Francisco, with her husband and two children, adventurous eaters all.

Lisa enjoys sharing the Bay Area’s unique, innovative, and creative edible landscape with both local and visiting food lovers alike. She also supports farmers, artisans, producers, purveyors, and chefs who are socially and environmentally mindful about the food they grow, make, and serve.

Edible Excursions + Curious Cannabis Salon: Company Info - Curious Cannabis Salon, the brainchild of award-winning walking food tour company Edible Excursions, is an invite-only, thoughtfully curated cannabis experience. Designed to be a culinary-focused event demystifying the emerging world of medical and recreational cannabis, the salon allows its guests to engage and interact with a carefully selected community of local experts in an intimate, accessible and casual environment.

uests have hands-on opportunities with assorted cannabis paraphernalia and sample cannabis-infused food and beverages, all while learning health impacts of cannabis, including its reported benefits around chronic conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, joint pain, appetite loss, etc.

If you would like to read more about Lisa Rogovin or Curious Cannabis Salon, click here.

Joanna Hossack, Clark Neubert LLP – General Counsel Commercial Cannabis Industry (Medical & Adult-Use)

Based in Sacramento and San Francisco, cannabis business attorney Joanna Hossack is a leading expert in California’s recently passed Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and the evolving regulatory processes. With a specific focus on entity formation and local policies throughout California, Joanna works with businesses of all sizes and types and is able to provide pertinent insight to any cannabis business owner.  Joanna advises the firm’s clients on matters of entity formation, corporate governance, business transactional matters, local permitting and state licensing with a particular focus on the water law and environmental issues facing commercial cannabis operators.

Drawn to the legal field because of a calling to give a voice to marginalized communities, Joanna has found a perfect fit working with cannabis entrepreneurs. At the crossroads of an emerging regulated marketplace and an established community of cannabis businesses, Joanna is a diligent and tireless advocate.

Joanna earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society from the University of California in Santa Barbara.  She is active in local and statewide industry groups as well as the National Cannabis Bar Association.

Clark Neubert: Company Info - Clark Neubert LLP (CNLLP) is California's leading women-owned cannabis law firm offering general counsel, commercial cannabis licensing and regulatory compliance, as well as corporate transaction representation to commercial cannabis businesses and projects.

CNLLP provides comprehensive and experienced legal counsel to commercial cannabis businesses in all aspects of their formation and ongoing operation, including local business permitting, state commercial cannabis licensure and navigating the complicated cannabis regulatory landscape.

If you would like to read more about Joanna Hossack or Clark Neubert, click here.



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10:30am Attendee Registration
10:30am Networking Reception
11:30am- 1:30pm Educational Program & Luncheon


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