New West Summit to Feature Tech, Cannabis and Media Industries

If you’ve been paying closer attention to your more business savvy stoner buddies (everyone should have at least one) you may have noticed they have become quite a bit more industrious and creative in their, well, love for all things cannabis.

You may have also noticed your non-cannabis smoking friends, especially the more entrepreneurial ones, have developed a rabid curiosity for all things having to do with marijuana culture, and want to learn as much as they can– up to taking a puff of the stuff. To each their own.

One of your buddies may be working on the next cannabis start-up or bakery devoted to exotic edibles. One of them might be penning an ebook on how to start your own grow operation, another one might have started a website devoted to selling vaporizers and other accessories.

The fact that pot is slowly becoming legitimized is what is bringing rise to this recent increase of new ganja innovations. Now consumers can utilize marijuana beyond it’s earlier limits, where the furthest innovation of reducing smoke and smell, for example, was a paper towel tube with dryer sheets shoved inside it or a wet towel under your door (now one can simply vaporizer their weed and none would be the wiser).

That is why I’m sure your friends would be excited about The New West Summit, an event that is bringing together cannabis, media and technology industries for a unique event in San Francisco on November 20th and 21st. If you personally have any interest in cannabis and how it intersects with the media and technology sectors, this is certainly an event you should experience.

The New West Summit will feature a veritable who’s who of knowledgeable veterans and newcomers alike in the cannabis industry, such as Harborside’s Steve DeAngelo; ArcView’s Troy Dayton; and MJ Freeway’s Amy Poinsette:


The program will additionally delve into new advances in products, investing, software and the media, among other topics. If you’ve got the funds and are in or can make it to the San Francisco area it’s an event that can’t be missed.

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Full New West Summit press release:

Tech, Finance, Marijuana, and Media Combine in New West Summit’s Schedule Debut

New West Summit taking place in San Francisco November 20-21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New West Summit — the first gathering focused solely on the cannabis industry disruption within technology, investment, entertainment and media, announces its schedule for the November 20th – 21st conference in downtown San Francisco.

Opening the Summit Friday, Nov. 20, Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanderspollster Ben Tulchin helps with Forecasting Legalization in 2016. The panel also features former Assistant White House Press Secretary Roger Salazar, President of Alza PR.

The Summit’s Finance panel track begins Friday morning with musician Snoop Dogg‘s investment fund director Evan Eneman (Casa Verde) joining speakers from the Marijuana Investment Company (MJIC), and the industry’s most active hedge fundPoseidon.

Friday also presents California State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Madiscusses creating a California Cannabis Credit Union as part of implementing regulations in the world’s oldest, largest medical cannabis economy.

Day two continues with leading angel investor network The ArcView Group holds a‘Shark Tank’ with five promising cannabis startups. And Consumer Apps takes center stage with speakers from MassRoots, Smoke Reports, Eaze and HelloMD.

New West Summit’s expertly curated, two-day, 20-panel conference and exhibition is set to include over 30 exhibitors, 60 speakers, and 1,000 attendees. Even more surprise guests,keynotes, and parties will be announced in the coming days.

Full Schedule

Summit co-founder Jim McAlpine said, “The cannabis industry is rapidly specializing, and it’s exciting to see an event come together that showcases such professionalization.”

The legal cannabis space has an estimated $10 billion economic impact in 2015 in the U.S. There is an immediate, unmet need for a marijuana industry conference tightly focused on the most dynamic, and disruptive segments: applications of high technology, deep capital, and professional branding and content.

Technologist Paul Warshaw said: “Technology is rapidly evolving the cannabis industry in all aspects. The demand for mainstream efficiencies and proper transparency has erupted. We’re excited to join New West Summit in amplifying the GreenRush.”

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to the New West Summit will sell out prior to the event, and sponsorships are nearly sold out. For those traveling to the conference, Parc 55 San Francisco is centrally located in Union Square with easily access to/from public transportation for those who are coming in from out of town.

Sponsors include
: Bloom Farms, Mass Roots, Steep Hill, Headset, Green Rush, SensiChew, Surna, Green Flower Media, MJ Freeway, Adistry, Smoke Reports, VapeXhale, Hello MD, FlowKana, The ArcView Group, Canopy SF/Canopy Boulder, Eaze, MJIC, Grey Zone, MyDX, The 420 Games, and Stokes Confections.

Media partners include
: Mantis, Mass Roots, CNET, 7X7, Hearst Media, Smell The Truth on, PROHBTD Media, CULTURE, DOPE Magazine, Cashinbis, MG Magazine, Smoke Reports, and The Hash podcast.

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