Join us June 18 to learn how Ohio is tackling the challenges and opportunities in medical cannabis. There is no business segment in the United States that is changing faster than the cannabis industry.
Meet and network with professionals, entrepreneurs, patients, healthcare providers, clinical experts, investors, and so many others engaged in the medical cannabis field.
Medical Cannabis Tech Expo
In addition to the content being discussed by panelists at this event, BioOhio is seeking to gather innovators from around Ohio to present their technologies in the medical cannabis field. This will be an excellent opportunity for inventors to gain visibility and network.
Exhibitor rate: $300 (price includes 1 registration, table space, and name/logo visibility)
Exhibit at the Medical Cannabis Tech Expo and lock in a 50% discount to exhibit at the Ohio Bioscience Expo!
8:00 am – Registration, Breakfast, Networking & Medical Cannabis Tech Expo
9:00 – Introduction & Opening Remarks
- John F. Lewis Jr., President & CEO, BioOhio
- Jonathan Cachat, PhD., Director of Laboratory Sciences Program, Medical Cannabis Testing Lab, Hocking College; President & CEO, CCV Research
9:15 – Fireside Chat, Keynote Speakers
This chat will address a multitude of fascinating topics including the history of MMJ, uses of MMJ, enforcement of current laws, and their status and impact for Ohioans.
- Moderated by Robert J. Kovey, Managing Partner, The Credo Company; Director of Government Relations, Signet
- Tim Johnson, Founder/President, Cannabis Safety First
- Thomas Rosenberger, Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio
10:15 – Patient & Physician Perspective
10:45 – Networking Break and Medical Cannabis Tech Expo
11:00 – Ohio’s Cannabis Legal and Financial Impact & Update
Where we started and where we are today! Understanding the legal, financial and practical issues surrounding medical cannabis are a bit confusing but clarity is moving forward. Cannabis was considered a legal medicine in the U.S. from 1850 to 1942. Then, in 1937, President Roosevelt enacted the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which made the prescription of cannabis illegal. A lot has changed and as today there are 29 legal medical marijuana states and the District of Columbia. This powerhouse panel will address Ohio’s current landscape.
- Thomas Haren, Attorney, Frantz Ward LLP
- Albert G. Lin, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
- Additional speakers TBA
12:00 – Cultivator, Processor & Dispensary Operations
What does a cultivator, processor, and dispensary look like and what is the operational model? These modern cannabis-related facilities are a hybrid of traditional agriculture, state-of-the-art laboratories, data centers, and clean rooms infused with modern consumer retail principles.
- Moderated by Jonathan Cachat, Director of Laboratory Sciences Program, Medical Cannabis Testing Lab, Hocking College; President & CEO, CCV Research
- Speaker TBA, Grow Ohio Pharmaceuticals
1:00 – Networking Lunch and Medical Cannabis Tech Expo
1375 East 9th Street, Floor 2
Cleveland, OH 44114
BioOhio is hosting a series of conferences, one held in each of Ohio’s six regions, to take a deeper dive into six critical topics facing our state, and the nation.
Innovating Diabetes Care, April 6, Southeast Ohio
Medical Cannabis in the Buckeye State, June, Northeast Ohio
Innovations Combating the Opioid Epidemic, August, Central Ohio
Neuroscience Discovery, October, Southwest Ohio
Cybersecurity in Medical Devices, December, Northwest Ohio
Price (per event)
BioOhio Member – $99
Non-Member – $199
Student – $49
Interested in attending multiple events? If you attend 3 or more events in the series, you are eligible to receive a $25 Amazon gift card!