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Contact: Irene Sweeney


Cannabis 2018 Kicks Off March 12, 2018, at Oakland Marriott City Center

Second Annual Conference Developed by Cultivators for Cultivators

Cleveland, OH – July 10, 2017 – Cannabis Business Times will once again address the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the legal cannabis market at the Cannabis 2018: Cultivation Conference. The 2½-day event will be held at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, Calif., March 12-14, 2018. Cannabis 2018 will feature high-level educational programming on cannabis cultivation, operations and business management, along with an exhibition hall featuring industry-leading technologies, solutions and services for the professional cannabis cultivator.

Growers, all-levels of management and owners of cultivation businesses, as well as professionals who provide services or solutions to cannabis cultivators and their businesses, will gain solid insights to help ensure their businesses are successful over the long term.

The educational program for Cannabis 2018 is being developed by professional cultivators and industry leaders who comprise the Cannabis 2018 advisory board, in partnership with the editorial team behind Cannabis Business Times. Past attendees of the conference have commented on the high-quality of speakers, attendees and exhibitors, ample networking opportunities and overall professional-level of the event.

Jeremy Raab, director of production for Precision Cultivation Company, Ltd., said, “Such a great conference! I was truly impressed with the attendees and especially the content, which went above and beyond what I've seen at all the other conferences I've attended. The topics covered by the speakers moved this industry forward by bringing some of the hard truths (for some) about where we are heading and how to stay relevant as the industry evolves."

Booth space and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available. More information on these can be found at

Attendee registration is open, and early bird pricing is now available. Registration information can be found at

About Cannabis Business Times

Cannabis Business Times was founded in July 2014. Its focus is to help accelerate the success of legal cannabis cultivators by providing actionable intelligence in all aspects of the business, from legislation, regulation and compliance news to analysis of industry trends and opportunities, as well as expert advice on cultivation, marketing, financial topics, legal issues, business management and more. Cannabis Business Times focuses strictly on the business of legal cannabis for medical and recreational use, and its platforms include a website, e-newsletter, mobile app and a print magazine. To learn more, visit

About GIE Media, Inc.

Cannabis Business Times is owned by GIE Media, based in Valley View, Ohio. GIE Media was founded in 1980 and has grown over 36 years into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries -- including the horticulture industry through its Horticulture Group (Greenhouse Management, Produce Grower, Nursery Management and Garden Center, in addition to Cannabis Business Times). The company goal of Group Interest Enterprises is to publish the highest quality business magazines, websites, e-newsletters, conferences, reference books and other forms of business media in growth industries, with a quality standard based upon editorial value and market leadership. The company employs nearly 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals.