6:30 PM18:30

Connecting & Educating Cannabis Testing Labs & Manufacturers

CONNECTING & EDUCATING CANNABIS TESTING LABS & MANUFACTURERS, despite its name, invites all people and licensee types to attend our MONTHLY meeting.  We are, after all, in it together and will be working closely with one another!

Our MONTHLY meeting format is simple:

• 6:30 PM: Connecting over hors d'oeuvres and drinks

• 7-7:30 PM: Education in the form of a roundtable with knowledgable, well-respected all-stars in the cannabusiness industry

This Month's Speaker: Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, CPA

CEO of Kalogia and LIV Advisors, Simone is an international business strategist with close to a decade of helping companies build compliance, corporate governance, and strategy into daily operations. She's an international speaker, talks at multiple cannabis industry events, and has appeared in entrepenuer.com, NPR, France Grazia, LA Weekly, and more.

• 7:30-8 PM: Re-connecting, clean up and close


Tickets are $10 pre-sale (until 12/11 @ 6PM) and $20 at the door:


Event Host: Chris J. Hoo, Esq. of Evergreen Law

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7:00 PM19:00

Success to Cannabis Manufacturing in California

The legalization of cannabis is creating opportunity for existing and new cannabis entrepreneurs. With the recent news of Los Angeles allowing for volatile manufacturing, we will definitely see a surge of more manufacturers coming to the Los Angeles market. The challenge is getting yourself established and preparing your roadmap to success.

Whether your a infused product, volatile or non-volatile manufacturer, there are a lot of questions and concerns that must be addressed prior to going all in. Everything from selecting the proper real estate to which equipment you really need to produce your final products.

We will go over these topics and other operational and investment topics that can make a difference in how well your company does moving forward. We all have our multi-million dollar exit strategies but do we all have the roadmap on how we are going to achieve them.


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10:00 AM10:00

Los Angeles Cannabis Beach Cleanup

Join Kalogia, Althea.Solutions and the Los Angeles cannabis community as we gather to clean up Venice Beach! On December 3rd, take part in a community development project to show our city how the cannabis industry will make an impact on our economy and in our own backyard. This event is free but we will also be raising recovery relief funds for cannabis farmers affected by the northern California wildfires earlier this fall.



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10:00 AM10:00

Los Angeles City Council Meeting

  • John Ferraro Council Chamber Room 340 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS (REIR)COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a social equity analysis of cannabis regulations aimed at promoting equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry; and, requesting the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance establishing a Social Equity Program for recreational cannabis dispensaries.


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6:00 PM18:00

Cannabis Entrepreneur Workshop - Getting Ready for 2018

Is Your Cannabis Business Ready for 2018?

California's cannabis market will go through dramatic changes next year. New rules and regulations will completely alter the market landscape as we know it. In order to stay in the game, your business must make the necessary changes to remain compliant. Our mission is to educate you on these new rules and regulations and help make this transition easier. We accomplish this by inviting many industry experts to share insights regarding compliant logo design, packaging, marketing, licensing, and more - all in one convenient event!!


6:00PM - Registration and Introductions
7:00PM - Speakers
8:00PM - Panel Discussion
9:00PM - Networking


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10:00 AM10:00

Los Angeles City Council Meeting

  • John Ferraro Council Chamber Room 340 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

City Council hearing which is the next step in the process of creating a regulatory and licensing framework for the cannabis industry in the City of Los Angeles. This is the first time that the proposed regulations will be considered by the full Council.




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6:30 PM18:30

CannItalk: Packaging your Cannabis Product, and Trade Show 101

We are proud to have Terrence Michael Renk from American Flower and Booth Mom Candy Adams! Terrence Michael Renk has 34 years in the beauty Industry including an “EMMY” award win for hairstyling. Terrence’s Passion for the Cannabis Industry was launched 8 years ago in Santa Rosa, California as a grower and consumer. Packaging is the last message a consumer sees and a last chance to convince him to buy the product. Clarity, honesty, authenticity play an important rule in this process. With cannabis, the product should not only appeal to consumers aesthetically, it also needs to maintain freshness, flavor, and potency. The connection between the Beauty Industry and the Cannabis Industry launched Terrence into this new platform of creativity and consumer awareness. Terrence's background includes research and development experience including product performance, production and packaging, chemical and organic component knowledge detailing in the manufacturing of Cannabis by-products and aromatic compounds used in both hair and body cosmetics and inhalation and human consumption, including Stability, Consistency and Charting, MSDS, EU compliancy, labeling, California guidelines and regulations. Terrence also has extensive knowledge of distributor partners needs and strategies to promote and support brand. Candy Adams, CTSM, CEM, CMP, CMM, is a veteran freelance corporate exhibit project manager, dynamic exhibit management trainer and conference speaker, humorous exhibit staff trainer and seven-time award-winning columnist of “Exhibiting 101” in EXHIBITOR magazine. Her passion is helping rookie exhibitors cut their learning curve and teaching veteran exhibitors her tips and tricks to improve their show results while cutting their show costs. She was dubbed “The Booth Mom®” by her clients for managing all the trade show strategy and tactics they hate about exhibiting – and spoiling the labor crews and exhibit staff rotten with dozens of her famous homemade cookies while she did it! CannItalk gives members of the community a brand-neutral platform to speak on important topics related to the cannabis industry and continuing education on the applications of cannabis in healthcare and adult-use settings. Tickets are $10 at the door! Doors open at 6:30pm, the talks will start at 7:00pm. Networking will be available after the event. 


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to Oct 22

Cannabis Business Bootcamp

  • Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHO: Kalogia & Canna Media Network


Pre-networking in the Hotel Lobby
on Friday, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1 | Saturday, 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • How to pick a winning investment

  • Reducing Investment Risks

  • Crucial Legal and Regulatory Trends

  • Taxation and Compliance Preparation

Day 2 | Sunday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Applying for a cannabis business permit

  • Quality and Inventory Controls

  • Guidance on Security and Lab Testing

  • Packaging and Compliance

  • Cannabis Brand Launch Strategies



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1:00 PM13:00

Cannabis/Insurance Public Hearing

  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHO: LA Cannabis Task Force, CA Cannabis Industry Association, CA Department of Insurance


  • Overview of recently issued Los Angeles regulations
  • Discussion of insurance issues facing the cannabis industry (cannabis industry perspective and insurance industry perspective)
  • Overview of California statewide licensure


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