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Canna-Ed Day Boca Raton 2017

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Amendment 2 has passed legalizing Medical Marijuana in Florida.

If you want to be part of this industry in any way, NOW is the time to get involved. There is simply no better way to do that than to attend Canna-Ed Day.

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 Top 5 Reasons to Attend

1. Amazing speakers from our top legal panel to CEOs of major cannabis brands (see speaker list)

2. Face-to-face networking with the future cannabis professionals of Florida

3. Everything you ever wanted to know about cannabis in Florida

4. Ask your questions - FCC is a trusted organization est. in Tampa in 2014

5. It is the absolute best start you can get in the cannabis industry in Florida


"Florida Cannabis Coalition is one of the few organizations that is deeply connected with the national cannabis industry, as well as the emerging industry in Florida. There's no better way to meet and connect with so many in the cannabis industry." - Jill Amen

Come spend the day learning from cannabis and business experts while building your network of future Florida cannabis professionals.

Watch Highlights from Canna-Ed Day 2014

We are the largest and most well-known cannabis business organization in Florida and we’d like to invite you to come find out why.

Everything you ever wanted to know about legal cannabis in Florida.


What’s the latest on the NEW regulations?

What you can do today to be part of the industry tomorrow?

What are the health benefits of cannabis?

What’s the science behind medical cannabis?

Can you open a dispensary in Florida?

What will the economic impact be on your local community?

What other business opportunities are there?

Can you build a cannabis brand?

What are the best investments?



Learn the business from experienced professionals who have set the ‘gold-standard’ in patient care and community building while creating valuable companies in the cannabis sector.


MAKE CONNECTIONS and build your support infrastructure with like-minded Doctors, Investors, Job Seekers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Farmers, Scientists, Financial Professionals, Manufacturers and more. Explore the array options and find your path, learning from those who started and are currently running successful cannabis businesses.



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ANYONE looking to enter the cannabis business needs to be there!

The connections you will make alone are worth twice the price of admission.

 Speakers Include


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Jill Amen - Founder of House of Jane

Jill had the idea to start a cannabis-infused beverage company by visiting coffee houses on a trip to Amsterdam. But you could say that the House of Jane (HOJ) literally grew out of 30+ years interest in the medicinal benefits of the cannabis-sativa plant and consequently began a breakthrough, award-winning line of beverages called Jane’s Brew™. HOJ is leading the industry by educating patients and dispensaries about the responsible, medicinal use of cannabis-infused beverages. HOJ encourages responsible medicating and asks patients to join “Jane’s Army” to take the “pledge” to consume responsibly.  HOJ also requires all licensed dispensaries that wish to carry Jane’s Brew to undergo training before it is placed on their shelves. Furthermore, by integrating best practices and integrity into all aspects of its product development, manufacturing and patient marketing, HOJ has created a strict protocol for the production of Jane’s Brew. Triple-lab testing with CW Analytical assures that every batch of oil, product ingredient and final beverage are toxin-free and dosed accurately.

ben shepardBen-David Sheppard- CEO of House of Jane & Live Life Feel Awesome

Ben-David is the CEO for House of Jane and the Managing Member of Mother Ship Holdings LLC, an investment and financing portfolio focused in health care. Ben’s interest in a healthier, alternative to chemicals and pharma products prompted him to create Mother Ship Holdings LLC,( which prides itself in ending the prohibition on cannabis as a medical alternative ). Visit www.janesbrew.com Mr. Sheppard welcomes and encourages others with like interest to reaching out to him. Mr. Sheppard has a long history of leading successful entrepreneurial ventures, starting with his search firm in 1996 – a full service boutique search firm located in the DC metropolitan area  specializing in targeted recruiting and employment/business consulting services. Areas of specialization included retail, legal, information technology, government affairs, and public relations. Such notable clients as Under Armour, Steve Case Founder of AOL, and United Technologies Corporation.

Ben continues to advise high level executives as well as high level appointees on their career search after leaving government service. Through his executive level business development and relationships, he has been able to put together a top level advisory board of industry leaders for the House of Jane and  Mother Ship Holdings LLC. Ben's insight and expertise as well as his ability to develop solid relationships within the  cannabis healthcare sectors is drawn upon directly for his most recent endeavor the launch of Hemp CBD product line thru LLFA Health LLC.

Tom Quigley - CEO of Infinite Messages

Tom Quigley is CEO of the Infinite Message family of companies which work together to bring cannabis lifestyle products to market nationwide, including The Gluu – the first ever true B2B distribution, sales and marketing platform for cannabis culture and wellness products. Quigley successfully built, ran and exited a goods for resale company, which distributed more than 300 products to more than 40,000 retail stores across the country with revenues north of $30M/year. He built national brands in a heavily state regulated industry and now, because of his personal cannabis journey, brings his extensive business experience to our growing industry.

In October 2014, Quigley launched Common Bond Collaborative (CBC), a business development center for products in cannabis and sustainable sector. The 8,000 sq ft co-work style office serves as the nexus of the cannabis industry in Florida, home to such organizations as Central Florida NORML, United for Care, Regulate Florida, Veterans Unites, CannaMoms, Florida Cannabis Coalition, Florida Angels of Mercy and the Tampa Chapter of Women Grow. The Gluu, FCC and CBC are all part of the Infinite Message family of companies. Infinite Message is a proud supporter of NCIA, MPP, SSDP, United for Care, Regulate Florida and the CannaMoms.


George Martorano

A symbol of America's War on Drugs, George served the harshest sentence in American history for a first time drug offender.  On September 20, 1984, Martorano was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for trafficking marijuana.  George was released after 32 years. But how? Come hear George's story from cannabis in the early 1980s to his heroic thwarting of a Con-Air hijacking ripped from Hollywood.

  • Prevented the hijacking of an aircraft by prisoners while in transit following the loss of his 33rd appeal. This incident has been documented by the FBI and FBOP and was called "extraordinary" by D.C. DeCamillus, SIS lieutenant.
  • Considered one of the most prolific writers in the Federal Prison System, having authored more than 31 books.
  • Developed a creative writing course - "The Write to Life" - which has assisted numerous inmates in earning GEDs and developing creative writing skills.
  • Became a certified suicide watch counselor.
  • Recently developed a website www.childrenontheoutsidewithparentsontheinside.com, to help children of inmates cope with their parent's incarceration.

Michael Minardi - Common Bond Collaborative & Chairman of Regulate Florida

The top Marijuana Attorney in Florida. Michael C. Minardi has dedicated his practice to understanding medical cannabis laws in the state of Florida and throughout the country. He has successfully won many medical cannabis cases, including several landmark high profile cases in Florida. He has represented some well-known patients such as Cathy Jordan, Delbert Mullins, and Jeffrey Kennedy, who have had their cases dismissed based on their medical uses of cannabis. Michael regularly speaks at cannabis related events and has been covered by numerous television programs and print media. He is part of the "Meet the Experts" conference, has been on NBC‘s “To the Point” with Mike Williams and has been featured in numerous cannabis related articles and stories. Michael is part of the NORML Legal Committee, and is a board member of The Silver Tour, and Florida CAN. He is also a Board Member and Legal Director of NORML of Florida.

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Dr. Michelle Weiner- Spine and Wellness Center of America

One of the few physicians in Florida authorized to recommend cannabis to her patients, Dr. Weiner is an Interventional Pain Management Physician board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami. Dr Weiner is certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Her specialty is focused on prevention, treatment, reversal of health deterioration, increasing function and managing pain. She is passionate about and supports medical marijuana and educating other medical professionals about the benefits of its use for different medical conditions. Dr. Weiner focuses on diagnosing and treating spine and musculoskeletal pain as well as chronic migraines. She performs ultrasound guided joint injections, uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) and is well trained in aesthetic medicine.


Michael Berger- Founder and President of Technical 420

Michael Berger is the President and Founder of Technical420, Technical420 is a premier research platform intended to help investors sift through the overwhelming amount of information out there and provide an updated, reliable and in-depth analysis of active companies in the Cannabis industry.

Michael has been following the cannabis industry since 2012. Michael worked for Raymond James Financial Inc. in multiple capacities, he decided to quit his job in the Equity Research department to start Technical420. Michael has developed his own proprietary analytics program that merges Technical, Fundamental and Momentum data to yield the most comprehensive analysis possible.  Whether you are new to the world of capital markets or a seasoned investor with years of experience, Technical 420’s tools will be tailored to each individual’s unique requirements.

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Jacel Delgadillo - Cannamoms

Jacel Delgadillo was a single mother of two working as a Kindergarten teacher New Jersey.  In 2012 Jacel's life was turned upside down.  At 3 months old her son Bruno had his first seizure.  At 6 months old Bruno had a seizure episode that rushed them into trauma and he was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome. Jacel had met fellow parents who had success in treating their children's condition with cannabis and, in 2013, Jacel traveled to Colorado seeking more information.  It was during this trip where Jacel and Bruno met Dr. Sanjay Gupta and was featured in the popular CNN documentary, Weeds 2. In 2014 Jacel testified in Tallahassee on behalf of CBD.  It was there where Jacel met two other moms in need of cannabis reform.  These mothers would join forces and later become known as the Cannamoms.  Together they advocate for whole plant cannabis reform to save their children's lives.

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Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. - General Counsel of Minorities  4 Medical Marijuana

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. is currently employed as a civil law attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, and Adair, LLP. She is a December 2015 graduate of Florida International University College of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar and was selected by her peers to speak at the FIU Law Commencement Ceremony.

She presented at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Conference in August 2016 on the topic of: “Exposing the Truth: Getting Access to Audio and Video Evidence in Police Involved Shootings”. Scheril is the Secretary of the FIU College of Law Alumni Board. While at FIU Law, she was the Charter President of the Palm Beach ABA Student Organization and a member and coach of the Board of Advocates Negotiation Team. In 2013, Scheril won the FIU Law Intramurals Negotiation Competition, also she and her partner won the ABA Southern Region Negotiation Competition.  In 2014, she and her partner came in 2nd place in the Nelson Mandela International Negotiation Competition and she was awarded the distinction of Best Overall Negotiator for her efforts.

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Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich- Medical Cannabis Lawyer and Activist

Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich is a practicing and licensed member of The Florida Bar, as well as, several federal bars. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Political Science at the University of Miami School of Business. She received her law degree from St. Thomas University’s School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, she accepted a position with the Miami Dade State attorney’s Office, one of the largest in the country. As a prosecutor, Mrs. Petkovich tried dozens of cases before a jury to verdict. She prosecuted hundreds of defendants charged with criminal offenses ranging from DUI, to drug trafficking and cultivation, to first degree murder. Toward the end of her tenure she concentrated on white collar crimes as a special prosecutor in the Insurance Fraud Unit. She opened her own firm in the summer of 2010 where she specialized in the defense of clients charged with a myriad of criminal offenses, including marijuana possession and cultivation. After years practicing law in the criminal justice system experiencing firsthand the frequent injustices in the prosecution of marijuana offenses and, in the process, learning the science and data behind cannabis as medicine, Mrs. Petkovich joined Florida's movement to legalize medical marijuana. In 2014, she became an early advocate for the development of the industry in Florida. She served as the legal instructor for the Cannabis Career Institute's (CCI) Florida seminars, giving lectures across the state analyzing the legislature's reactionary approach to developing the state's regulatory structure and how to develop successful businesses within such a structure. As a founding partner of CCI Espanol, she helped create the first cannabis industry seminar strictly for Spanish speakers. After witnessing the legislature turn the issue into a matter of politics rather than patients, in 2016, she launched her candidacy for the FL House of Representatives District 103. She serves as General Counsel to Sacred Inc., which produces and distributes infused cannabis products and is a consultant for entrepreneurs seeking investors, as well as, grow operations and ancillary businesses on the west coast. She advises and represents Florida doctors certified to make recommendations under current law, educating this profession on the industry, the science, and best practices. She proudly serves on the Board of the Cannamoms, a nonprofit organization aimed at raising awareness of the advancements and need for cannabis in the treatment of pediatric diseases and disorders. She is a legal and political analyst in the Spanish media market informing and debating on this and other issues. Her training and experience serves to counsel dispensaries, growers, doctors, and other entities in building successful organizations founded upon strict compliance, science and social responsibility.

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Tony Gallo- Sapphire Risk Management

Tony Gallo assists high-risk business owners when it comes to complex loss prevention and safety strategies. These strategies are designed to meet and exceed compliance and regulatory oversight while protecting physical and human assets. Since 2013, his company has quickly become a recognized leader for licensed cannabis companies seeking security solutions and advice.

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Watch Exclusive Video of 2014 Canna-Ed Day Boca Raton

MedMen's Adam Bierman talks Licencing

Harborside Health's Sue Taylor talks about Seniors & Cannabis

Sapphire Security's Tony Gallo talks about Protection

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February 4
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
2000 NW 19th Street
Boca Raton , FL 33431 United States
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