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Stay tuned for our next MCIA event. Thanks to everyone who attended our Ballot Initiative Workshop.
Did you want a cannabis business and were left out? Your second chance has arrived!
It’s time for Missourians to hit RESET with a brand new adult-use cannabis initiative.
MCIA’s Ballot Initiative Workshop is the one place where you can get the latest information and straight answers about Missouri’s Adult-Use Cannabis IPs. Plan now to attend this workshop and you’ll receive exclusive details about a brand new open market IP.
Expert speakers will help you comprehend the entire initiative process and learn how to critically understand ballot initiative language. Presenters will analyze free market solutions vs. government controlled production to help you make sense of competing IPs.
Tickets Available to the Public – Event Sponsored by MCIA
INCLUDED With Ticket
- Presentations on Open Market
- Adult-Use Cannabis
- Analysis of Competing Adult Use IPs
- Learn about the economic realities of a competitive marketplace
- Cannabis Industry Experts
- Speakers & Live Presentations
- Vendors and Exhibitors
- Afternoon Appetizer Buffet & Drinks
- After Workshop Social Hour
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Registration opens. Check-in to receive your event pass. Exhibitors area opens.
1:00 pm to 1:10 pm
Introduction and Welcome, Eric McSwain, Board Chairman, MCIA
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Initiative Process: Explained, Sharon Jones, JD
2:20 pm to 2:50 pm
What It Takes To Get It Done, Sean Nicholson
2:50 pm to 3:15 pm
BREAK - Greetings from Senator Barbara Washington
3:20 pm to 3:40 pm
Running a Cannabis Business in an Open Market, Ellie McDaniel
3:45 pm to 4:15 pm
What the Denied Applicant Does Next, Cory Canada
4:20 pm to 5:20 pm
Cannabis Training Programs as a Path to Freedom, Marne Madison
5:25 pm to 6:00 pm
Questions and Answers
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Social Hour, Networking, Exhibit Hall Open, and Refreshments
Located North of Kansas City
MCIA’s Ballot Initiative Workshop will be held at the Gladstone Community Center. Our conference center is located in the northern suburbs of Kansas City, MO. We’re located just 15 minutes north from the Kansas City, MO Garment District via Hwy 169 N route.
The address is:
Gladstone Community Center
6901 N. Holmes Street
Gladstone, MO 64118
You’ll hear both live, in-person presentations and a special remote appearance of one of our most successful free-market MCIA members from a dispensary cultivation location in Oklahoma.
A panel discussion will cover the Free-Market economic model vs. a planned and controlled market. The authors of a new free-market Initiative Petition will discuss the future of Adult-Use Cannabis in Missouri.
Expert Speakers & Presentations
You’ll hear both live, in-person presentations and view a special remote appearance of one of our most successful free-market MCIA members from a dispensary cultivation location in Oklahoma.
A panel discussion will cover the Free-Market economic model vs. a planned and controlled market.
The authors of a new free-market Initiative Petition will discuss the future of Adult-Use Cannabis in Missouri.
Fair Access Missouri PAC, MCIA Board Chair, Lit Naturals
Sean Soendker Nicholson
Senior Content Strategist and Research Director at GPS Impact
Sharon Geuea Jones, JD
Jones Advocacy Group, Attorney and Lobbyist
Digital Director &
Dispensary Facility Applicant
Head Grower/Co-owner at Smokey Okie’s Cannabis
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Fleur Verte Academy,
Past Missouri Chapter
President for M4MM
Speaker Bios are Available: Click Here
Exhibit Hall Access Included
Access to our exhibitor hall is included in your Workshop ticket.
We have a full range of vendors and exhibitors serving the medical cannabis industry.
There will be ancillary business vendors, advocacy groups, medical marijuana certification vendors, cultivation suppliers, and product sellers.
Thanks to our sponsors
MCIA’s Ballot Initiative Workshop is hitting a reset for Missouri to begin a new adult-use legal cannabis industry. Your company can participate in this momentous step forward by becoming a sponsor.
A new free-market IP is guaranteed to make waves for the status quo. As a sponsor, you’ll gain strong media traction with a core group of activists, movers and shakers, and the entire cannabis community with your support. Show your products, promote your brand, and stake a claim in the new adult-use cannabis economy by sponsoring MCIA’s Ballot Initiative Workshop.
Cannabis related businesses are encouraged to be a part of this historic Ballot Initiative Workshop.
Download our Sponsorship Deck (pdf) to learn more.
Click Here for Exhibitor and Sponsor rates and to secure your spot for the MCIA Ballot Initiative Workshop on July 24, 2021.
Provide an educational experience to learn about the ballot initiative process
Provide specific information regarding the content of the various IP’s
Compare and contrast the provisions of each IP and how each would affect business opportunities and consumer benefits
Introduce and promote the Political Action Committee (Fair Access Missouri)
Provide opportunity for attendees to network with others in cannabis community
Provide an opportunity for sponsors to engage with the community and promote their organization
Provide an opportunity for attendees to get involved and contribute to the effort
Share MCIA's vision of the cannabis industry
Provide a fun and entertaining experience that celebrates our freedom to use cannabis