California 2016 Cannabis Policy Architects Roundtable Discussion and Unity Concert

Thanks for Attending! Cal Heritage and the California Cannabis Industry Association present: California 2016 Cannabis Policy Architects Roundtable Discussion and Unity Concert

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
The Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Event Description

As California moves to implement new cannabis laws and regulations (created by the adoption of medical cannabis legislation in 2015) and examines the likelihood of legal adult-use cannabis in 2016, it is imperative to identify and bring together policy experts that work with state legislators and agencies to implement sensibly-crafted regulations. With that in mind, we are proud to co-sponsor a Cannabis Policy Architects Roundtable Discussion with California’s leading policy experts, culminating in the evening with an industry-unity concert featuring the Sons of Champlin (the band lead, Bill Champlin, was formerly of the band Chicago).

California Cannabis Policy Architects present for an engaging roundtable discussion

Welcoming Remarks Assemblymember Ken Cooley
Co-Author of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act
Finance Fiona Ma
State Board of Equalization, 2nd District
Roundtable Moderator
Legal Greg Anton
Attorney and Champion of Medical Marijuana Rights
Industry Unity Nate Bradley
Exec. Director, CA Cannabis Industry Assn. (CCIA)
Agriculture/Water Erin Mustain
State Water Resources Control Board
Medical Eduardo Martinez
California Medical Association (CMA)
Law Enforcement John Lovell
Legislative Advocate for Law Enforcement
Local Government Paul Smith
Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC)
Tribal Interests Wayne Smith
Former Deputy Dir., Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Non-Profit Advocacy Tamar Todd 
Senior Director of Legal Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

From 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., the Cannabis Policy Architects and event attendees will attend a joint public hearing of the State Assembly Business and Professions Committee, Assembly Agriculture Committee, and the Assembly Health Committee in room 4202 of the State Capitol. The informational hearing will focus on “Medical Marijuana Regulation: The Plan for Statewide Implementation.”

From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., the California Cannabis Industry Association PAC will host a cannabis industry reception at Elk’s Tower in Sacramento (921 11th Street Suite #210). This event requires additional registration; please contact CCIA’s Ben Bradley at

Cannabis is a colorful thread woven into the fabric of California. This rich heritage has inspired music, art and culture for generations. In celebration of this legacy, Cal Heritage invites all attendees to return to the Crest Theatre in the evening for a concert with The Sons of Champlin, with special guest Barry “The Fish” Melton (additional ticket sold separately, see below). These are seminal musicians of the 1960’s “San Francisco Sound.” Now that a mature view of cannabis is emerging after decades of drug wars and incarceration, we are fortunate to have them return as a book-end to those earlier times. From Woodstock to the Crest – this is a rare opportunity to celebrate a timely shift in consciousness and promote unity among those in the cannabis industry.

Iconic artwork by Stanley Mouse has been loaned for the occasion. Mouse is one of the great rock artists of the 1960’s; his artwork has been featured on album covers for the Grateful Dead, Journey and many others.

The shape and future of the cannabis industry in California will begin in Sacramento on January 19, 2016. Come to Sacramento and join the conversation.