Cannabis 101 – Understanding the implications of Legal Cannabis in San Francisco

In partnership with:

The Hotel Council of San Francisco and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, March 28th

Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

8:30AM- 11:30AM

A seminar to understand the legal, business and tourism impacts of the new cannabis legislation for 2018.  We have brought together a diverse group of local experts to help you understand the new legislation and the opportunities and potential challenges to expect in 2018 as the law is enacted.

Topics include:

  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Legal and regulatory review
  • Human Resource Implications
  • Crime and Safety
  • Economic Benefits



8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast and Networking

9:00AM – 10:00AM Panel #1: Legal and Legislative Understanding of cannabis in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor, Malia Cohen

Nicole Elliott, Director, San Francisco’s Office of Cannabis,

San Francisco Police Department, Representative

Johnny Delaplane, Leadership, San Francisco Cannabis Retailers Alliance

10:00AM Break

10:15AM –  1:00AM Panel #2: Cannabis’s impact on the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in San Francisco

Cassandra Costello, Vice President of Public Policy for SF Travel

Scott Perkins- Founder of Elevation Delivery Service

Julie Fallon, Director of Human Resource, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Marty Higgins, CEO/Founder – Harvest Consumption Lounge