The Buzz on the CannaBIZNESS

Posted by Abigael Liu on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Contact  Tammy L. Ward

The American Marketing Association-Fairfield County Advance Yourself program series will host The Buzz on the CannaBIZNESS, presented by Mediassociates, on April 24th at Earthplace – The Nature Discovery Center in Westport, CT. The event will feature two educational panel discussions with thought leaders from state government, investment banking, brand marketing and technology. An industry networking event will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by a state of the industry panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. A second panel focused on brand marketing will begin at 8pmCurrently there are 34 states, including CT, with legal medical marijuana programs and 10 states plus Washington DC with legal adult use cannabis. Proponents suggest that the U.S. momentum, combined with a fully legal Canada, indicates that prohibition can end here in a matter of time. The economic and social impact of cannabis will be significant. Wall Street’s top cannabis analyst, Vivien Azer, projects $80 billion dollars in US cannabis sales by 2030. According to, legal marijuana sales are expected to reach $25 billion dollars by 2021, with 63% of sales from the recreational side of the business. From a medical perspective, the state of CT notes there are currently 33,000 medical patients registered and 1,000 physicians treating certified patients here as of today.

Panelists for The Buzz on the CannaBIZNESS:

 Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, CT Dept. of Consumer Protection - provides oversight for CT’s medical marijuana program

 Tahira Rehmatullah, Managing Director Hypur Ventures; CFO of MTech Acquisition Corp. and former GM of Marley Brands at Privateer Holdings

 Gretchen Gailey, VP KCSA Strategic Communications, Founder Panoptic Public Relations

 Marji Chimes, CMO, Coda Signature, makers of infused edibles, topicals and concentrates

 Erika Alonso - Co-Founder, CMO of Witi/Wellness Insight Technologies, unlocking the potential of cannabis via iOT and AI-enabled solutions

 Moderator - Tammy L. Ward, Managing Director, Creative Streak Studio & Dan Liu, Partner, Director of Client Services, BARN

The Fairfield County Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA-Fairfield County) is one of 75 chapters in the U.S. and Canada that make up the largest association of marketing professionals in the world with over 30,000 members. AMA-Fairfield County is dedicated to sharing best practices and trends with area marketing professionals and academics while providing networking opportunities. Advance Yourself is a series of monthly programming events whose purpose is to advance a marketer’s knowledge, career and network.

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Daniel Liu 4/15/19 @ 6:01pm

Here is the link to register and purchase tickets:

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