Second Maui cannabis conference is planned

The Maui News

The second Maui Cannabis Conference will be held Jan. 5 and 6 at the Royal Lahaina Resort, according to an announcement.

The conference will promote cannabis awareness and education on the health benefits of medical marijuana and information about industrial hemp. Networking opportunities will be offered for cannabis industry leaders.

The conference’s first day will feature a “business summit,” and day two will be a “community education day.” There will be a marketplace with legal products and information booths, as well as an evening event with a fashion show and live entertainment.

Keynote speakers will include former state Sen. Will Espero, who resigned his seat after 19 years to run for lieutenant governor. He did not advance from the primary.

Another speaker will be Doug Fine, a hemp activist and author.

Other speakers include cannabis patent attorney Neil Jujeja, and General Hydroponics founder Lawrence Brooke, and authors Michael Backes and Shira Adler.

The conference is open to the public, and a medical cannabis license is not required for entry. Tickets to the Saturday business summit for Hawaii residents are $20, and tickets to the community education day are $20.

Tickets are available at www.mauicannabisconference.com.

Event sponsors are the Maui Cannabis Guild, Maui Grown Therapies, Shaka Hemp Co., Jerome Baker Designs, Jammin on Maui and Softgel Co.