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College of Business

Cannabis Caucus 2018

Join the College of Business and the Economics Department as we gather the cannabis industry's distinguished business professionals to campus for this year's Economic Outlook Conference.

The Cannabis Caucus aims to broaden community knowledge of the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the Pacific Northwest cannabis industry. 

Students: Register for FREE, at the bottom of the page!

Click Here for Non Student Registration: $25 registration fee

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Featured Speakers

Rick Garza, Director: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Steve Lerch, Chief Economist: Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council

Cory Wendt, Co-Owner/Operations Manager: The Happy Crop Shoppe

Andy Brassington, Chief Financial Officer: Evergreen Herbal

Jeff Doughty, CEO/Chemistry Manager: Capitol Analysis 

Toni Sipic, Economics Department Chair: CWU College of Business


Cannabis Caucus Agenda

8:00 am: Registration Begins

8:00 am – 8:40 am: Business Breakfast and Welcome

8:40 am - 9:10 am: State Economic Overview

9:10 am – 9:40 am: Cannabis Industry Analysis

9:45 am - 10:15 am: Regulatory Presentation

10:15 am - 10:30 am: Coffee/Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Producer/Processor Panel

11:15 pm – 12:00 pm: Retail Panel

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch n' Learn

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Cannabis Business Research at Central


Student Registration Only

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