Cannabis Industry to be Discussed Oct. 28

Sean Donahoe, founder of Operative Campaigns

A panel discussion for entrepreneurs interested in businesses related to the legalization of cannabis in 2018 is planned from noon to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Impact Hub, 1117 State St. 

For many years, while most think strawberries were, cannabis has been the largest cash crop on the Central Coast, even though it was illegal. The discussion is for operators or investors in cannabis industry. 

Panelists include Adrian Sedlin, of Canndescent, Avis Bulbulyan, of SIVA Enterprises, and Sean Donahoe, founder of Operative Campaigns. The panel is aimed at understanding the legal landscape of the cannabis market. 

 Topics to be discussed include: “Making the Transition: From an Agricultural Perspective”; “Why will the Appellation of Origins Will Play a Key Role in My Branding (important for those intending on geographic names such as Humboldt Solutions, Trinity’s Finest, or Humboldt Extracts)”; The Challenges of Quality Assurance in the California Market”; “Understanding California’s Distribution Model”; “How will California Protect Its Cannabis Business if the Federal Government Pursues the Industry If the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Does Not Get Renewed in December?” 

 Donahoe co-founded the California Cannabis Industry Association. In 2014, he formed a consulting firm where he currently uses his background in political consulting and issue advocacy to assist clients in their navigation of state and local politics. 

 Bulbulyan is the chief executive officer of SIVA Enterprises, a cannabis business development and solutions firm that provides management, venture opportunities, product and brand development, and licensing to entrepreneurs. 

Long-time entrepreneur, Sedlin launched Canndescent, the first municipally permitted cultivator to operate in California. 

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