Stationed in the heart of the Mendocino redwoods, Meadowlands is always set to be a game-changing experience. Hosted by Meadow, an all-in-one software solution for modern dispensaries, this three-day industry retreat is not just an event—it's a resounding call to action for operators. This year was no different, with Meadows organizing a specially-curated series of essential conversations with an inspiring line-up of speakers, educators, and thought leaders. They crafted an impactful slate of panels, workshops, and fireside chats drawing from a diverse community of seasoned experts, industry veterans, and forward-thinkers. When you attend Meadowlands, you're not merely a spectator; you're an architect of the collective cannabis future.
From Seed to Sale: Navigating the Cannabis Supply Chain
This panel brought together operators from across California's cannabis supply chain to discuss fostering collaboration, navigating evolving regulations, trends and predictions, and adapting to changing customer preferences and demographics. Together, the panelists explored the dynamics of California's unique supply chain, with insights on supporting craft cannabis, implementing sustainable practices, navigating price volatility, and envisioning a socially and environmentally responsible cannabis market. Through diverse perspectives, the panel identified strategies for maintaining a resilient, transparent, and collaborative supply chain.
Ian Habenicht---Vice President of Finance of Cookies California, Co-Founder of One Log House
Jayne Fiscus---Director of Consumable Operations of PAX
Jun S. Lee---Founder & CEO of Nabis
Micah Anderson---Founder & CEO of LEEF Holdings Inc., Co-Founder of AYA Biosciences
Scott Vasterling---Founder of Humboldt Family Farms, Co-Founder of HumCann LLC
Policy Roundtable: Preparing for Descheduling
This conversation explored challenges and strategies necessary to prepare California for the rescheduling or descheduling of cannabis at the federal level. Discussed by a panel of industry professionals, policymakers, and experts, they dove into the complexities of the cannabis scheduling landscape, the implications of federally legal cannabis, and strategies to ensure a successful transition.
Gavin Kogan---General Counsel & Board Member of CCMA
Genine Coleman---Founder and Executive Director of Origins Council
Hirsh Jain---Founder of Ananda Strategy, Vice Chair of California Cannabis Chamber of Commerce
Jerred Kiloh---Owner of the Higher Path, President UCBA Trade Association
Lauren Avenius---CEO of NodeLabs Inc., CDA Board of Directors
Nara Dahlbacka---Managing Partner of Milo Group, Board Member of the LCCA, Cannabis Industry Appointee Lake County Cannabis Ordinance Task Force
Edward Franco---Director of Government Relations at NABIS, Vice-President of CCIA, Board Member of CDA
Exhibiting Nabis Brands
A diverse and innovative collection of brands also exhibited at Meadowlands, captivating attendees and exemplifying the dynamism of our industry. Several of our own esteemed brand partners showcased their unique offerings and cutting-edge products, leaving an indelible mark on the event.
- Tall Tree Society
- Sol Spirit Farm
- Equity Trade Network
- Disco Jays
- Sonoma Hills Farms
- The Bohemian Chemist
- Whitethorn Valley Farm
- Spanky Doodle Dandy’s
- Happy Day Farms
- That Good Good Farm
- Wood Wide Farms
- Sanctuary Farms
As this retreat came to a conclusion, the palpable, positive energy aimed to remind us that we're collectively charting a course that is both exciting and full of promise. A special thank you goes out to Meadowlands for inviting our team to attend and we eagerly anticipate the groundbreaking developments it will inspire in the months to come.