Title: Cannabis Industry Business Model Review Presented by Jason Nelson with Cresco Labs
Summary: Attendees will review high-level details of the synthesis of the modern cannabis industry on all sides of the manufacturing and distribution industry verticals. Beginning with some fun facts about the history of the cannabis plant and development of the medical/adult use marketplaces. The majority of the presentation will follow the manufacture, distribution and final sale of cannabis products with a conclusion of likely next steps in industry evolution. Jason Nelson who currently serves as the ‘Senior Vice President of Horticulture’ at Cresco Labs will be presenting. Jason has over 9 years of experience in the modern regulated cannabis industry on top of a BS/MS in Agronomy and Horticulture from Kansas State University. After completion of a BS in Agronomy, Jason joined the burgeoning Medical Cannabis industry in California beginning in 2002. Having experienced regulated cannabis cultivation in its infancy, Jason opted to return to academia for additional training in scaled horticultural crop production/research and completed a Master of Sciences Degree in Horticulture in 2012.