4th Annual Crypto Cannabis Conference April 23rd 2018 Denver Colorado | Club Vinyl
Founder The Official 420 Rally
As promised, Miguel Lopez, founder of the Denver 420 Rally, has filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Denver after losing his priority event status and being banned from putting on the event during the next three years for allegedly violating his permit by leaving Civic Center Park trashed.
Next to tax code 280E, banking is the biggest nightmare in the cannabis industry.
As banking is Federally regulated and cannabis is Federally illegal, the process of purchasing cannabis with electronic funds (credit cards) or paying bills by check provides the very transaction validation that is incriminating and critical to meet guidelines.
There are some financial institutions openly supporting the industry. In fact it my be punny to say the industry is half-banked. But each state has had different success in supporting the industry.
In this talk, I will explain the paradox of banking, why it works better on some states than others and some suggestions to work through and around the banking paradox.
“A free spirit” - says Mark Goldfogel’s mom.
Mark Goldfogel is a self-confessed nerd who published software at the age of 17. He has held management positions at John Deere Corporation and director positions at ADP before opening a technology consulting company in Telluride, Colorado. Mark co-founded MJ Freeway, the cannabis industry’s first “Seed to Sale” point of sale system and then went on to become CEO and co-founder of C4EverSystems, the industry’s first cash management system. Mark currently is EVP Industry Relations for The Fourth Corner Credit Union, the first state chartered institution whose field of membership includes a common interest in cannabis and hemp. Mark is dedicated to helping humanity understand the benefits and responsibilities associated with this important plant.
Mark Goldfogel was an original architect of Seed to Sale Tracking and founded and sold MJ Freeway and C4EverSystems, two technology startups in the cannabis sector. He twice has accomplished the most difficult feat in the industry, exit! He was also instrumental in The Fourth Corner Credit Union which is leading the legal fight to allow banking for the cannabis industry. He consults full time and has helped launch numerous startups as CEO of IWorkForCannabis.com.
MJW Enterprises 1985-1992. Technical Consulting, developing, and software training. Clients included ATT, Atari, Mikey Miller, David Pollock. Sole proprietor.
Wonder-Dog Corporation - 2002-2014. Technical Consulting. Telluride based high end technical consulting. Sold to support MJ Freeway.
Web-Dogs - 2006- sold 2010. WebDogs.com is a web development company that is now one of the leading companies in the heart of Silicon Valley. Sold to support MJ Freeway.
MJ Freeway 2010 - Current. Sold 33% founder equity in November 2013 to avoid personal bankruptcy. I maintain no equity or other interest or responsibility for this company.
C4EverSystems.com - 2013- Current. Sold founder equity in 2017. Banking hardware integration systems for the cannabis industry.
The Fourth Corner Credit Union. No Equity. First advisor, Executive Vice President. Leading the legal fight for banking in the cannabis industry as the senior advisor and plaintiff.
IWorkForCannabis.com - Cannabis industry consulting. Startup, equity-funding, debt-funding, mergers and acquisition, networking, advanced industry problem solving.
Of these companies...
I named all but one and renamed The Fourth Corner to 4CCU, which we will change when we win our court case and open. At that time, I will have named all of them.
Five of these businesses were able to get to cashflow positive without outside investors!
None of these businesses went bankrupt.
Four of these businesses are operational today. One hasn’t opened yet.
Three businesses represented cannabis industry firsts.
Business currently based in San Jose.
Mark GoldFogel can be reached at: [email protected]
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David has been in security for 15+ years. Originating from Rochester, NY to Hartford, CT. In
Hartford, David opened the branch for Defender and soon after became #1 in the company,
gaining territory into NY, RI, VT, NH, MA, NJ, CT & NYC. Quickly became the largest ADT dealer
in the nation. The standards and practices he implemented are still in place today set forth
nationwide by corporate.
In 2013 David took a chance and accepted an offer by Canna Security America (CSA). Swiftly growing the business by 10 times the revenue. Also while learning the intricacies of the cannabis industry regulations. During his tenure with CSA David expanded the footprint and opened NJ, WA and Oregon with the first awarded licensee’s in these states.
In 2014 David took ownership of Security Grade Protective Services LTD. and launched the electronics systems division into the "guard" company. Which developed into a full service security firm with over $1.5 million in revenue in his first year. David designed and deployed the T.A.P. program. An eyes on video surveillance platform engineered to provide better security coverage and verified law enforcement response.
In 2017 Security Grade was acquired by Helix TCS, He then took over operations of SG and continued to expand into numerous States. With the Bio-Track THC merger David started to focus on the technology needed to protect all areas of the cannabis industry.
In 2018 David was awarded the “20 Under 40” by Security System News. During the award ceremony he was introduced to Securexperts. Partnering with the leader in cyber security, he plans on bringing new cyber technology to the regulation hungry cannabis sector. Developing a process to protect all data while using a single platform. Designed security regulations for cannabis clients in: AK, CA, CO, WA, OR, HA, IL, ML, NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA, OH, TX, FL & Puerto Rico. Has won licensees in: CO, OR, WA, TX, MD, IL, OH, PA, HI and Michigan.
Executive Director CHAMP Technologies
Mr. Darnell Washington has over 30 years of professional information technology experience and is actively involved in the design of secure network information technology architectures for Federal, Financial Educational, and Commercial clients. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), with specialization in high assurance secure network architecture design and data encryption and cryptography using advanced Public Key Infrastructure technologies for banking, financial, healthcare, and critical infrastructure protection sectors.
Over the past nine years he has designed critical infrastructure protection for the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, the Federal Reserve Bank, and managed the Computer emergency incident response program for SunTrust Bank. Mr. Washington is an industry recognized expert in the implementation of commercial security solutions for monitoring, identifying, and reporting on unauthorized activities in enterprise computing environments. As a seasoned professional, he has been involved in numerous high- level incidents involving Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, and regularly advises the security community at large on insider threat management, emerging technology such as blockchain and crypto-currencies.
He serves as a contract instructor for the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for computer forensics and internet investigations and technology programs. He has trained agents from police investigative agencies such as the Secret Service and, New York City Police Department, and Customs and Border Protection in Computer emergency incident response program for SunTrust Bank. He has conducted electronic search and seizure of financial fraud, ransomware, child exploitation, and deep and dark web cyber network defense.
He is the principal developer of a encrypted secure communications video product used by Law Enforcement known as Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption, where he was granted a US Patent in July 2011 for a Secure Device to Device video monitoring (Patent Number 7979692) enabling secure video applications that provide high assurance encryption and data protection technologies for Law Enforcement and public safety organizations.
Attorney At Law atlaslg.com
Attorney focusing on the securities and international tax law aspects of emerging-growth industries (digital-currency/blockchain law, cannabis, hemp, biotechnology, etc.).
EmbassyChain is an international law firm that focuses on emerging-growth industries, such as: digital currency/blockchain, cannabis, hemp, biotechnology, etc.
Tax attorney focusing on regulatory compliance, tax and business planning, and estate and asset protection planning.
Marion is licensed (and an active member of the Bar) in: Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, and Texas.
Rodman Law Group | Attorney At Law
Business, Cannabis, Cryptocurrency, Securities, IP Lawtherodmanlawgroup.com
Dave Rodman is a Colorado native and was lucky enough to grow up in Aspen. Mr. Rodman founded the Rodman Law Group in 2014 in response to what he saw as a lack of sophisticated corporate/business law firms (i.e. cannabis firms that didn’t grow out of criminal or public policy based practices) serving the cannabis industry, and has been tirelessly advocating for his clients, pushing for more equitable and transparent industry regulations, and facilitating complex multinational transactions ever since.
As an attorney with an extremely wide range of clientele, he has truly learned to expect the unexpected. Mr. Rodman’s unique background in finance, securities, intellectual property, and corporate law has given him an incredibly diverse set of tools to deploy on behalf of his clients. These skills coupled with the “unteachable” experience that can only be gained by successfully starting a company and nurturing it from a start-up all the way until it is profitable are what distinguishes Mr. Rodman from the average cannabis attorney. It is Mr. Rodman’s legal knowledge and his entrepreneurial spirit that allow him to craft optimal solutions to each client’s specific legal, business, and regulatory needs. Mr. Rodman does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to the law.
Mr. Rodman has provided counsel to a broad range of clients including small businesses, large corporations, bars/night clubs, cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and stores/dispensaries, industrial hemp ventures, international investment groups, musicians, private equity companies, music venues, cryptocurrency and blockchain projects, and venture capital firms. Mr. Rodman is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Washington State and advises clients all over the world, he currently has clients in Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.
David Rodman will be participating in the legal panel during CCC2017.
Legal services. I offer legal advice and assistance to industrial hemp businesses in Colorado and other states. DavidLaw
David B. Bush has been licensed to practice law since 1992 and is an AV® rated attorney. He earned an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arizona and a J.D. in law from the University of Wisconsin. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Colorado, as well as the United States Court of Federal Claims and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In January 2015, David established his solo law practice, DavidLaw. He offers quality, affordable legal services in Industrial Hemp Regulation and Compliance; Business Planning/Business Law; Construction Law; Employment Law and Commercial Litigation. David is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the National Hemp Association. He is the current President of the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting hemp-related public education and academic research at institutions of higher education in Colorado.
Local Government Regulation of Industrial Hemp in Colorado
Describe the basic legal framework under Colorado state law for the regulation of industrial hemp. This framework appears to reserve the power to regulate industrial hemp exclusively to the state. Yet a number of local governments around Colorado have attempted to either prohibit or regulate industrial hemp cultivation and related activities, primarily by means of their power to control land use through zoning, but occasionally involving other police powers of local governments. Some efforts by local government standing direct conflict with state law, giving rise to questions about the nature and extent of the authority of local governments to regulate industrial hemp.
Owner Club 64, Inc.
Club 64 is the premier member's only marijuana club in Colorado. Providing members a location where they can partake and share legal marijuana. Club 64 provides the following services: weekly scheduled events, private location for members meetings, VIP tours of Denver ... Club
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I’m a Biodynamic farmer with experience growing hemp, I will be cultivating my first hemp monoculture in Colorado in 2016. Canncon Presenter
Organizer & Presenter "Financial Censorship in Cannabis & The BitCoin Solution" 2nd Annual Hemp Awards
The Hemp Connoisseur (THC) Magazine
Founder, Innovator, Infrastructure Builder.
Deeply involved in the launch of the industrial hemp industry.
1. Cannabis legalization works because of regulations. Regulations work because of compliance with those regulations. Compliance with regulations works because a facility has good Standard Operating procedures. Get your SOPs at ACTCompliant.com!
2. In a manner similar to Wikipedia, www.Hempapedia.org is an encyclopedia of "All Things Hemp" . This open sourced resource will be created by people and organizations that have experience with varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant that have less than 0.3% THC. This will allow people to enter the industry and get up the learning curve quicker than hunting around various sites wondering if the information is accurate or not. 3. www.Hempapedia.com is the commercial sister site for www.Hempapedia.org. This site is the "Yellow Pages and White Pages" directory of the Hemp industry on Planet Earth.
4. www.CannabisBusinessPlans.biz is what I do for fun - build business plans. Drop me a line if you are in need of a: >Business Plan >Executive Summary >Pro Forma Financial Statements >Pitch Deck >Suite of helpful contracts and documents to conduct business.
5. Co-Founder of International Hemp Solutions LLC.
6. Co-Founder of Bija Hemp LLC.
My MBA in International Business and Domestic Marketing is from St. Mary’s University and I earned my BS in Marketing at the University of Northern Colorado. My professional development includes course work in warehouse management, leadership, emergency management and disaster response. Highly respected in both the public and private sectors, I have been honored for my work in disaster preparedness, management and recovery. I am a recognized writer and speaker. A founder and member of a number of professional organizations, I have routinely chaired high-profile national conferences and symposia.
Michael Bright can be reached at: LinkedIn michaelbright
PureVision Technology, Inc.
Carl Lehrburger, also known as Carell, is an environmental activist, renewable energy entrepreneur, researcher and author. He is a founder and an executive manager of PureVision Technology, Inc. and PureHemp Technology LLC. Since founding PureVision in 1992 with his brother Ed Lehrburger, PureVision has developed and is now advancing a breakthrough biorefining technology. Bear & Co. published his first book, Secrets of Ancient America in Dcember, 2014. Technologies for the Emerging Biorefinery Industry PureVision Technology, Inc. (“PureVision”) has developed and is commercializing a breakthrough technology that makes biorefining economical, faster, and more environmentally friendly. PureVision’s biorefining process converts biomass (renewable non-food plants like wheat straw, corn stalks and industrial hemp) into value-added products and commodities. Since 1999, PureVision has developed and patented technologies using its Continuous Countercurrent Reactor (CCR) equipment (referred to as “the PureVision Technology”) to rapidly convert non-food biomass into three primary value-added products: 1) Pulp for producing a wide variety of personal care, building, and paper products; 2) Lignin to produce chemicals, adhesives, coatings, composites, and plastics; and 3) Sugars for producing nutritional supplements, sweeteners, beverages, chemicals, and plastics.
Cannabis Compliance Issues.
The multifaceted cannabis plant will be presented in the context of the rapidly changing and many, often conflicting FDA, DEA and state laws relating to industrial hemp products and extracts (CBD), medical and recreational marijuana and their derivatives.
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