By Angela Underwood
Jan. 2, 2019, nearly one year ago, Marijuana
Business Daily predicted a very big year.
“At this time
next year, it is possible we will find ourselves looking back on 2019 as the
year the cannabis community cemented its victory at the federal level. In any
case, the fight won’t be over, and there will many battles to come. Some states
may move slowly, and there will be countries that drag their feet. There are
still critical issues that need to be resolved, such as social use, parental
rights, and record expungement,” reports the media outlet.
Well they were right.
2019 has turned out to be monumental year
in ending prohibition with both the SAFE
and MORE Acts
sitting on Capitol Hill for consideration, while simultaneously propelling
medical marijuana advancements forward.
And if anyone should know the cannabis business it is the media outlet founded in 2011 by Marijuana Business Media, a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc. As one of the leading news sources in the industry, the Marijuana Business Daily Conference, MJBIZDaily, gathers annually to discuss the future of pot. This year, the conference in Las Vegas, beginning next week, promises to deliver all necessary cannabis data, including the acts.
“Marijuana Business Daily has covered the
SAFE Act and the MORE Act extensively,” Chris Day, MJBIZDaily vice-president of
external relations. “Both of these bills directly highlight the willingness at
the federal level of giving existing businesses operating in legal states the
opportunity to manage their finances in the same way all other business can.”
Day said the Capitol Hill discussions
also reflect the desires of the industry as a whole to build an equitable and
responsible structure for business to function that address some of the
failings of the past while being focused on the opportunities for the future.
Meanwhile, the media outlet co-founders
saw the need for an in-person platform to connect professionals in the cannabis
industry, which is why they started the conference.
“At the time, there weren’t any
professional, business centric opportunities to do that,” Day said. “The growth
of MJBizCon since then has been a reflection of our awareness that the show
only succeeds if the people who attend it also succeed.”
Day said the media outlet’s job is
provide the connectivity necessary to make that happen.
“It’s because of that focus on the
business of cannabis that we continue to be one of the fastest growing trade
shows in the world,” he added.
MJBIZCon informed participants how to get the most out of the three-day event
by highlighting four important points: choose the right sessions, arrive early,
take notes, and debrief.
“When choosing a
session to attend, make sure it serves one of two purposes: is it immediately
applicable to your current business needs, and/or does it allow you to
personally connect with someone who is presenting?” the media outlet reports.
As for arriving early, “if a session is particularly important to you, get there
early since organizers have no control over whether or not a session fills up.”
Also if not taking notes with pen and pad, and using a technical device assure
you have sufficient battery power since “available power outlets can quickly be
assuring the information fresh in your mind is recorded since within days it
will not be as accurate.
Day said attending the conference is key
for any professional serious about the industry.
“The markets are constantly expanding
and each one has its own sets of rules and parameters; however, the ability for
people to learn from each other and adapt to their market needs is best done in
person,” Day said. “It would take a professional in the cannabis space
months, if not longer, to find the connections and expertise they need without
Day added professionals can find everything they need in a matter of
hours, and like the marijuana market, the conference energy is rising, making
next week’s event particularly exciting.
“Like the industry itself, the momentum
of the show has been accelerating with increased participation from the United
States and this year we are on target to have well beyond 70+ countries,” Day
If you are interested in registering for the Marijuana Business Daily Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center, simply click here.
Written by thedwr.com.