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Exploring the Opportunities & Issues that the Legalization of Cannabis Presents to the California Wine Industry.

May 10th, 2018 - San Luis Obispo, CA

Wine & Weed, Central Coast

First North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium A Major Success!

Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted nearly 500 people at the first Wine & Weed Symposium on August 3, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA. The primary focus of this one-day business conference was to help the wine industry better understand the cannabis industry and to examine what impact the legalization of recreational cannabis use in California might have on the wine industry. The goal was to identify opportunities, as well as threats, along with establishing a dialogue between the two industries.

Despite the legalization at the state level, regional rules vary, so in 2018 the Wine & Weed Symposium, Central Coast was established. Topics will focus on the impact legalization will have in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties while Wine & Weed Symposium, North Coast will build on the inaugural event and concentrate on Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties.

Why You Should Attend - Central Coast

The Cannabis and Wine Industries have more in common than what one might see at first glance. Both industries are based in rural areas with a major emphasis on agriculture and quality. Place of origin / AVA is an important differentiator for both categories.

To a significant degree, they share a common consumer and will be overseen by the same government agency. Like the wine industry, the cannabis industry will also be heavily regulated and because of that, will experience tremendous overlap with regard to legal, financial, compliance and distribution regulations.

Additionally, the Cannabis Industry is looking to model the wine industry in areas such as destination marketing, hospitality and direct to consumer programs and experiential marketing.

As a result, both will compete for visitor attention and dollars in California’s most notable wine regions like Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Lodi Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties as well as the Sierra Foothills and more.

Everyone in the wine industry, whether an owner, winemaker, salesperson, hospitality manager, grower, admin, should attend this conference - regardless of whether or not you have specific plans to work in or with the Cannabis Industry. This is an opportunity to learn from experts the cost of entry and what you can and can not to do. It’s also a chance for wine professionals to better understand the inevitable competition for consumer attention, human resources and potentially, real estate. Wine & Weed will help make sure you understand the evolving business landscape and how best to prepare.

2018 Exhibiting Companies


Custom Metalcraft Inc.

Springfield, MO  65808

417-862-0707

www.custom-metalcraft.com

tanks, portable tanks, porta tanks, totes, IBCs

ClearWater Tech Ozone Technology

San Luis Obispo, CA  93402

805-549-9724

www.cwtozone.com

Water Disinfection, Ozone Systems, Surface Disinfection, Clean-in-Place, Reduced Chemicals

Placer Process Systems, Inc.

Rocklin, CA  95765

916-782-5212

www.placerprocess.com

Process Design, Fabrication, Installation, Controls Automation, Process Piping & Utilities

Public Policy Solutions

Templeton, CA  93465

805-265-5401

www.PublicPolicyinc.com

Distribution, Flower, Clones, Concentrates, Edibles

Coastal Business Distribution

Arroyo Grande, CA  93420

805-265-5401

www.PublicPolicyinc.com

Distribution, Flower, Clones, Concentrates, Edibles

RKI Instruments, INC.

33248 Central Ave., CA  94587

510-441-5656

www.rkiinstruments.com

monitoring, detecting, leak-detector, gas-detector

TricorBraun WinePak

2280 Cordelia Road, CA  94534

707-399-5800

www.tricorbraun.com/tricorbraun-winepak

Bottles, Jars, Child-Resitant, Capsules, Closures

ASL Print FX Ltd.

1 Royal Gate Blvd. Unit A, ON  L4L8Z7

800-263-2368

www.aslprintfx.com

labels, prototyping, marketing, packaging

San Luis Obispo Cannabis Business Association

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805-391-4970

www.SLOCCBA.org

Networking, Trade-Association, Advocasy, Collaboration, Business Development

Clark Pest Control

1220 Betteravia Rd. , CA  93455

805-478-9655

www.clarkpest.com

Pest Management, Bird Exclusion

Table-Top Exhibits & Sponsorship Opportunities

Trade Show

The Wine & Weed Symposium will host a small, select table-top trade show featuring vendors offering products and services specifically relevant to wineries and Grapegrowers interested in expanding into this explosive market.

Exhibitor Table-Tops

Sponsorships

Raise your company profile, increase your visibility, and maintain maximum exposure with top-level sponsorships and advertising placements available at the Central Coast Wine & Weed Symposium. Don’t miss your chance to reach hundreds of wine and cannabis industry professionals beyond the limits of your table-top exhibit space!

Sponsorship Information

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