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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

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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

805 Beach Breaks

Grover Beach, CA  93433


805's First Premier Cannabis Storefront

Acorn Surfaces & Treatments

Fresno , CA  93747


Flooring, Restoration, Solar, Deodorizer, Printing

Ag Laboratory & Consulting

Santa Maria, CA  93454


irrigation automation, ag tech, soil, water, tissues

Airgas USA LLC

San Luis Obispo, CA  93401


gases, safety supplies, welding supplies

Amigo Bob's Organics

Santa Fe, NM  87540


organic, soil, nutrients, fertilizers

Berlin Packaging

Fairfield, CA  94534


Packaging, Closures, Design, Storage, Wine & Cannabis

California Growers Association

Sacramento, CA

information, community, advocacy, policy, association

Central Coast Cannabis Council

San Luis Obispo, CA  93401


cannabis, lobbying, industry, advocacy, appelation

Clark Pest Control

Santa Maria, CA  93455


Pest Management, Bird Exclusion

ClearWater Tech Ozone Technology

San Luis Obispo, CA  93402


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

Custom Metalcraft Inc.

Springfield, MO  65808


tanks, portable tanks, porta tanks, totes, IBCs

Decade Products

Fremont, CA  94539


Custom Containers, Plastic Pallets, Growing Container, Irrigation Bin, Bins

Ellepot USA

Belleville, MI  48111


Propagation, Enhanced Rooting, Trays, Automation

Garden Society

Sonoma County, CA  


lifestyle brand, cannabis, edibles, women's health, artisanal

Garvey Corporation

Blue Anchor, NJ  08037


conveyors, accumulation, packaging, machinery, equipment

Gearmore Inc.

Chino , CA  91710


agriculture equipment, vineyard products, vine trimmers, harvesters, mulchers

Green Leaf AG

Coalinga, CA  93230


water, quality, treatment, advisors

Guillaume Grapevine Nursery

Knights Landing, CA  95654


Grafted Vines, Vine, Pots, Bare Roots, Plant

InSpire Advanced Transpiration Solutions / Specialty A/C Products

Petaluma, CA  94954


Hvac/cooling equipment, dehumidification, filtration / odor control, climate controls, energy recovery

Label Innovators

Livermore, CA  94550


Labels, Cannabis Packaging, Label Design, Package Design, Label Printing

National Cannabis Insutry Association

Denver, CO  80203


industry, association, federal, lobbying, non-profit

Pape Material Handling

Salinas, CA  93905


Forklifts, Bin Dumpers, Pallet Jacks, RT Forklifts, Rentals

Placer Process Systems, Inc.

Rocklin, CA  95765


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


Watsonville, CA  95076


Containers, Trays, Propagation, Supplier, Grape/Cannbais

Quiedan Company

Salinas, CA  93907


Ag Structures, Hoops, Cold Frames, Blackout, Film & Shade

RKI Instruments, INC.

Union City, CA  94587


monitoring, detecting, leak-detector, gas-detector

San Luis Obispo Cannabis Business Association

San Luis Obispo, CA  93402


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

TricorBraun WinePak

Fairfield, CA  94534


Bottles, Jars, Child-Resitant, Capsules, Closures

Wilson Orchard & Vineyard Supplies

Paso Robles, CA  93446


Vineyard, Trellis, Grapes, Shade Cloth, Growing

Wine Industry Network

Healdsburg, CA  95448

707-433-2557 x107

winery resource, b2b, marketing, branding awareness

Table-Top Exhibits & Sponsorships

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.


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!

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