How will local governments and businesses prepare for the new landscape of legalized adult-use cannabis? The “Monterey Regional Cannabis Policy Forum” will bring together community and industry leaders to discuss the development of this emerging industry. The forum will be held December 13th at the Seaside Community Center at Soper Field from 11:30 AM-4:20 PM, and will include lunch. The forum will be include speakers, panels, and discussions that will explore a variety of topics such as California regulations, local regulations and policies, best practices, revenue projections, industry operations, economic impacts, banking, the future of the industry, and much more.

Agenda

    • 11:30 – 12:00 Arrival, Networking, and Box Lunch
    • 12:00 – 1:00 Welcome, Introductions, Overview, State Policy Status
    • 1:00 – 2:00 Panel #1: “Wait, I Thought this was Legal Now!” (Navigating the Regulatory Morass to Bring Your Business Into the Open)
    • 2:00 – 2:10 Break
    • 2:10 – 3:10 Panel #2: “Great, there goes the Neighborhood!” (What can Jurisdictions do to Ensure the Cannabis Industry is a Good Neighbor?)
    • 3:10 – 3:20 Break
    • 3:20 – 4:20 Panel # 3: “So, Um, Is This Going to Work Out?” (What does the Crystal Ball say about the future?!)
    • 4:20 Thank You and Dismiss

Hosted by the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP), the Central Coast Marketing Team (CCMT), the Monterey County Business Council, and the Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association (MCCIA).