The legalization of Cannabis in California will undoubtedly have an impact on the wine industry, but in what ways?
The Wine & Weed symposium will explore, in depth, what the California wine industry can expect the impact to be over the next year and what opportunities, as well as threats, will exist.
This one-day event features experts from both industries, providing an overview of the cannabis industry as well as topics ranging from what is legal and new cannabis products to regulations surrounding licensing, hospitality, growing and other topics of interest.
The symposium also features a limited number of tabletop exhibitors and sponsors along with a beautiful outdoor buffet lunch specially prepared by the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Chef.
The day will conclude with a networking social featuring selected wines and paired hors d'oeuvres.
Includes Access to the Symposium Sessions, Table-Top Exhibits, Lunch, and Networking Social.
Cannabis wasn’t always illegal in California, what changed? What is the history of the fight to legalize the recreational use of cannabis? What are the different ways revenue is being generated in the cannabis industry? How do edibles and extracts factor in? What’s the latest in Sacramento? How might the current administration in Washington, D.C. impact the industry?
This session will address all of those questions and more as well as provide an overview of the cannabis industry, address the basic questions around how things have evolved and provide insights as to how things are expected to unfold over the next 12 months and beyond.
In November 2016, Proposition 64 passed, legalizing the recreational use of cannabis in California and creating a plethora of business opportunities, some of which will impact the wine industry.
Amber Morris, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Branch Chief for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will break down exactly what’s permitted along with licensing, reporting requirements and costs.
Growing cannabis commercially can be very profitable, but beyond the licensing requirements, what other hurdles exist? What other new cannabis products are available and driving revenue for the industry?
This session will not only explore the opportunities and challenges a vineyard owner might expect if considering adding commercial cannabis to their farming operations, it will also examine other products in the market that potentially compete for attention with wine consumers.
Enjoy a beautiful outdoor buffet lunch specially prepared by the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Chef.
A panel of wine industry professionals will share their stories about how their careers evolved to include cannabis. Learn what attracted them, what they’ve experienced, and the similarities both industries share.
Is cannabis a potential friend or foe to wine? Will wineries see a decline in visitors and dollars spent or an influx of new potential customers?
A panel of cannabis industry leaders will share their thoughts on why the passing of Proposition 64 is good for the wine industry and that a collaborative mindset will create an “All Ships Rise with the Tide” scenario for wine regions throughout the state. The panel will also address threats, such as the competition for labor and water.
Finish the day visiting with sponsors, exhibitors and other attendees at a networking session sponsored by Wine Industry Network featuring selected wines and paired hors d'oeuvres.