In November 2016, California voters approved the recreational use of marijuana which has ignited an entirely new industry throughout the state and on the Central Coast. The Chamber invites you to see in person a cannabis growing operation and to hear directly from local experts that are grappling with how medical and recreational marijuana will be regulated and enforced, and what impacts that will have on our economy.
Get an inside look at a rapidly changing industry and how new legislation will regulate this sector’s growth and distribution. Hear from those on the forefront of local policy development and how implementation intersects with state and federal laws.
Understand the impacts that the medical marijuana industry is having on jobs, dispensaries and access to care, and how the legalization of recreational marijuana is affecting the approaches taken by local government, law enforcement and the tourism industry.
Wednesday, June 21
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
T.J. Cape, owner, Canna-Management Corporation
T.J. Cape has amassed a wealth of knowledge in the field over the course of his over thirty years of experience. Cape is one of the nation’s top greenhouse business managers and has led the charge to introduce the best practices in business management to fledgling and established companies alike.
Guy Savage, assistant county administrative officer
Guy began his career in the aerospace industry developing next generation battle management systems for the US military. In 2003, he was hired as the County of San Luis Obispo’s assistant chief information officer. Currently serving as the County’s assistant county administrative officer, Guy is responsible for a broad array of topics including oversight for the county’s efforts related to medical and non-medical cannabis.
Tim Olivas, undersheriff, San Luis Obispo County
Olivas began his career in law enforcement in 1987 after graduating from Cal Poly with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After time spent with the Department of Fish and Game and a stint as the chief of the Morro Bay Police Department, Olivas joined sheriff’s department and is proud to wear the tan and green and serve the people of SLO County.
Chuck Davison, president and CEO, Visit SLO CAL
Chuck brings 25 years of career experience in travel, tourism, hospitality, lodging and management expertise to San Luis Obispo County. Under his leadership, Visit SLO CAL has developed a new brand, expanded into international markets and increased air service with the addition of new regional flights.
Ashley Marshall, co-owner, Reliable Remedy
Ashley Marshall is a co-owners and operators of Reliable Remedy, a medical marijuana delivery service in South San Luis Obispo County. She holds a degree in biology with a minor in criminal justice from California State University Bakersfield.