Andrew Brisbo, Director, Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation

All Things Cannabis

The new legalized marijuana law will be implemented in 2019 and Director Brisbo will most likely oversee that process, as he has the MMFLA program. What will legalization look like? Are we facing a more friendly process of application for legalized cannabis businesses than the MMFLA? The Director gives a presentation, then takes your questions.  

Rep. Yousef Rabhi, incoming House Minority Leader

An Advanced Look at the Next Legislature

Which bills are pending in Michigan's legislature that cannabis businesspersons should know about? What will be introduced during the lame duck session? What will the change in composition in Michigan's lawmaking body mean for the MMFLA and legalization programs? Only Rep. Rabhi can give you the real inside information. 

Jenn Zielinki, Dunaskiss Consulting and Development

The New Law and The Old Law

Jenn is one of the major players at Dunaskiss Consulting and Development, Inc., a Lansing lobbying firm. Learn where the MMFLA and the legalization programs combine to create opportunity. Also: her explanation of the opportunity offered by the micro business and the new 100-plant grow system. She gives an hour-long overview of the entire MMFLA, including inside information on what LARA may have in store for us. 

Speaker: Ken Harrell, Bullish Institute

Explore the Cannabis Stock Market

Opportunity exists in the dynamic world of cannabis stocks. Can your business file for an Initial Public Offering (IPO)? How can you leverage your personal wealth into something greater? Ken has the answers, and he delivers in an hour-long presentation with Q&A session.

Host: Rick Thompson, Emcee

Event Creator and Emcee

As a man with a variety of experience, Rick Thompson can discuss any aspect of the new laws- or Michigan's medical marijuana history- with confidence. Winner of the Citizen Activist of the Year - U.S.A.- Award and awarded the title of Journalist of the Year, Thompson has been involved in cannabis law reform and cannabis publishing industries for years.

Host: Jamie Lowell

Jamie has been involved with marijuana law reform since the medical marijuana law passed in Michigan. In 2009 he co-founded the first medical marijuana dispensary to be licensed by any governmental unit east of the Mississippi River in the United States. 3rd Coast, in Ypsilanti, is still in operation and Lowell is still making inroads in marijuana law reform. He's on the Board of the MILegalize2018 group, and is a top organizer and fundraiser.


Segment Director: Anne Schultz

Anne Schultz has been an educator, writer, and photographer over the last ten years. She has taught Communication and Public Speaking at Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College and her work has been published in the Flint Journal, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Live Magazine, Culture Magazine, and Maximum Yield. She has worked with several industry manufacturers, organizations, and publications and has launched Schultz PR | Media where she will continue to focus on community partnerships, strategic sponsorships, grassroots outreach, media content, and business development. Anne holds a Bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University in English and a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from Wayne State University.