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California’s new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act has created a sandstorm of controversy surrounding local permitting; operators and local cities and counties are just starting to traverse the unknown and deal with the ramifications of the March 1 drafting error deadline.
With the number of cities and counties exceeding 245 and counting with partial to full bans for dispensaries, cultivation operations and associated business, the intention of the MMRSA is dying a death of a 1,000 cuts. Now more than ever, the industry and its operators need to work with the local jurisdictions.
Because education and communication are essential, the California Cannabis Business Expo will feature “California Business Models - Land Use and Zoning for Operators” on March 5, 2016. Pamela Epstein, owner and founder of Green Wise Consulting, will lead the session.
Epstein understands that navigating land use and zoning regulations takes a cohesive short and long term engagement strategy. She started working in the industry in 2014 and has become known as a fearless advocate for local businesses with current clients ranging from startups, entrepreneurs, and companies in all stages of development. Epstein knows how to transform proper planning and structure into efficiency and profitability while wading through the complex and ever-changing regulatory scheme.
Epstein’s expert knowledge on land use and zoning issues has enabled her to successfully achieve zoning text change amendment and medical marijuana permit applications. She will cover the diverse range of options operators can use in leveraging a legal position for their existing and planned operations. California’s land use and zoning landscape is constantly evolving so active engagement with industry professionals is paramount.
The California Cannabis Business Expo follows MJIC Media’s inaugural event, the Marijuana Investor Summit in Denver in April 2014, which drew more than 1,000 people and 100 exhibitors. On March 3-5, the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco will present a unique opportunity for you to learn about the state of cannabis in California from those shaping the legal landscape.
Tickets to the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco can be purchased online.