Marijuana conference coming to Flint-area hotel

MUNDY TOWNSHIP, MI A statewide conference on how to grow marijuana successfully and legally will hit an area hotel this weekend. The Michigan Cannabis Business Development Conference will be held at the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Gateway Centre on Saturday, Sept.

26, for “attorneys, product manufacturers, entrepreneurs and dreamers,” according to a statement. But leave the reefer at home.

No cannabis is allowed at the event, according to organizers. Discussion at the conference will be about laws that regulate marijuana dispensaries and pending legislation to restrict or liberalize it, along with information about packaging, growing, testing, teaching, securing and producing cannabis, the statement said. The conference has reserved two ballrooms and is expected to draw as many as 200 people, mostly from around Michigan.

“This is about businesses who can talk about concepts without having to trade cannabis to do it,” said organizer Rick Thompson.

Bethany Moore of the National Cannabis Industry Association will lead a “networking with business outside Michigan’s borders” panel and there also will be other speakers.

Tickets cost $149 and can be purchased here1.

“I chose Flint because they deserve the revenue,” Thompson said in a statement. “Flint passed pro-cannabis business policies earlier this year and issued licenses to medical marijuana distribution facilities. Flint has embraced the industry in a way few Michigan cities have, and they deserve all the economic prosperity we can give them in return.”

High Times Magazine has hosted its Cannabis Cup2 in Vienna Township the last two years, citing the growth of the industry in the area.

Dominic Adams is a reporter for The Flint Journal. Contact him at


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