At the upcoming Smoker Friendly Conference & Tobacco Festival held Aug. 21-23 Smoker Friendly will be the first in the tobacco industry to convene a panel to discuss the legalization of marijuana, and opportunities that it will provide in the future.
Friday morning, Aug. 22, during the general session of the Smoker Friendly Conference, the company has assembled a very knowledgeable group of individuals to discuss the advantages and pitfalls of the Cannabis Industry.
The panel will be moderated by Bonnie Herzog, a nationally-known and respected analyst for tobacco, beverage and convenience store research. Herzog is the managing director for Wells Fargo Securities LLC.
Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter, who has represented the 7th Congressional District since 2006. He is serving his fourth term in Washington D.C. Congressman Perlmutter is on the exclusive Financial Services Committee and the following subcommittees: Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and is co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition Energy Task Force.
Aaron Smith, the Executive Director National Cannabis Industry Association. Smith is the co-founder of NCIA, and prior to that he distinguished himself as a public advocate for marijuana policy reform. Smith’s opinion pieces have appeared in major newspapers, including The San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. He has been a frequent commentator on national television news networks. Smith is currently based in Denver.
Smoker Friendly has also secured a local Colorado grower and an MJ retailer to participate in this cutting edge panel.
To round out the information packed general session Thomas Briant the director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets will be giving a legislative and FDA update on the tobacco industry.
On Thursday morning SF Retailers will have the opportunity to listen to Christopher Durham, author of “Fifty The My Private Brand Project,”and recognized national private brand consultant.
For Information on the Smoker Friendly Tobacco Festival & Conference
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