International Cannabis Business Conference

A Stoner's Guide to SXSW 2019

Leah Maurer from The Weed Blog will be hosting a "Cannabis & Parenting" meetup at SXSW on March 16.

Back in the earlier days of SXSW - the mega music, movie and interactive conference that takes place this year from March 8-17 in Austin, TX - the High Times party was the biggest event for industry and local stoners to attend.

Now there's a full schedule of canna-happenings throughout the week.

March 10

• CBD Yoga, 2-4 pm, Cedar Street Courtyard (200 W. 4 St., Suite C), with Shayla Quinn, presented by Medterra

March 11

Willie's Reserve Pop-Up Shop, 11 am-4 pm, Lazy Daze Counter Culture (607 San Jacinto Blvd.)

March 12

Hemp Today, The Venue (516 E. 6 St.), 12 pm-12 am, presented by Cannabis Now, includes performance by Curren$y

Psychedelic Science Meetup, 12:30-1:30 pm, Fairmont Wisteria Room (101 Red River Rd.), with Liana Gillooly and Natalie Lila Ginsberg

March 13

Luck Family Reunion, 11 am-11 pm, Spicewood, TX with Willie Nelson & Family, Mavis Staples, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real and more

Predictions for the Budding Cannabis Industry, 11 am-12 pm, Austin Convention Center (Next Stage, Exhibit Hall 4), with Eugenio Garcia and Mattew Morgan

Texas NORML's Cannabis Kickoff, 12-6 pm, Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6 St.), with speakers and music

March 14

Leafly Lounge, 11 am-6 pm, Hilton Downtown (Room 602)

Featured Session with Amy Margolis & Amy McClintock, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon C)

The Global Cannabis Industry Explosion: Can U.S. Entrepreneurs Ride the Wave?, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Bruce Linton, Lilach Mazor Power, Alfredo Pascual and Chris Walsh

Cannabis Research Shackled by Politics Since 1968, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Dr. Sue Sisley

Live Podcast; What Are You Smoking?, 11 am-12 pm, Marriott Brazos Room (110 E. 2 St.), with Sarah Hanlon, William Hyde, JJ O'Brien and Amanda Reiman

• Hemp Today, The Venue (516 E. 6 St.), 12 pm-12 am, presented by Cannabis Now, includes performance by Devin the Dude.

Cannabis: The New Normal, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon C), with Adam Bierman and Abby Schreiber 

Update: On March 15, the Equity First Alliance led protests pf the appearances of MedMen's Bierman (above) and former Speaker of the House John Boehner (see the March 15 panels below). Read more about the protest here.

Why Cannatech Will Disrupt Traditional Tech, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), Emily Paxhia, Keegan Peterson, Tahira Rehmatullah and Cy Scott

You Must Be Crazy to Get in Pot: Hurdles to Face, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Ryan Brown

Cannabis: From Fringe Issue to Big Industry, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon C), with Troy Dayton and David Downs

Cannabis Brands & Investments, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Hannah Davis, Julia Jacobson, Dai Truong and Rusty Wilenken

The Real Impact of Cannabis on the World, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with George Allen

In the Weeds of Cannabis Advertising, 2-3 pm, Fairmont (Congressional C), with Lucy Mackey

Females in Cannabis Meetup, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Room 406), with Jessica Assaf

• The Evolution of the Pot Dealer, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Sonia Erika, Lanese Martin, Adam Vine and Mona Zhang

When We All Get High Together (Legally)?, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Joshua Kappel and Khavan Khalatbari

Retail Cannabis Meetup, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Room 406), with Dave Daily

Dispensaries of the Future, 5-6 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Chelsea Bernardo, Ann Forkutza, Ashley Picillo and Megan Stone

CBD: The Cannabis Trailblazer, 5-6 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Shawn Hauser, Christina Sasser and Jeffrey Whalling

March 15

Cannabis & Wellness: The Body & Beyond, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon C), with Jess Dugan, Dr. Michelle Ross, John Salley and Ricky Williams

Blockchain in Cannabis: Boosting Market Efficiency, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon K), with Sherree Ducovny and Jess Jessop

Sex, Health & Cannabis, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Laurne Bille, Mary Pryor, Kiana Reeves and Jillian Tuchman

Cannabis Start-Up State of the Industry, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, with Patrick Rea

Entrepreneurship and Licensure: A Cannabiz Guide, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Whitney Beatty, Amber Senter, Kali Wilder and Hope Wiseman

Real Talk from the Early Days of Cannabis, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Emily Praxhia and Tahira Rehmatullah

The Cannabis Renaissance: Science Validates Tradition, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon H), with Stephen DeAngelo

Convergence Keynote: John Boehner and Kevin Murphy with Tim Seymour, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon H)

Safe & Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation Meetup, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Room 406), with Dr. Robb Flannery and Jace Levine

The Future for Cannabis & Live Events, 3:30-4:30 pm, Austin Convention Center (Room 12AB), with Tim Blake, Salwa Ibrahim, Caroline Phillips and Matt Stang

The Secret Sauce: Cannabis Marketing 3.0, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Lily Colley

Non-Obvious Trends in the Cannabis Industry, 5-6 pm. Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Nancy Whiteman

Re-Imagining Cannabis with Lab-Verified Data, 5-6 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Nick Jikome

March 16

Willie's Reserve Pop-Up Shop, 11 am-4 pm, Lazy Daze Counter Culture (607 San Jacinto Blvd.)

Seeking Alpha: Risk Reward Reality in Cannabis Brands, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Peter Barsroom, Rafael De La Cruz, Sumit Mehta and Jeane Sullivan

Cannabis & the Aging Brain, 11 am-12 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Fabricio Pamplona

The Politics of Marijuana: What's in Store for Texas, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Heather Fazio, AJ "Andy" Louderback, Jose Menendez and Alexandra Samuels

Artist Licensing & Cannabis, 12:30-1:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon A), with Elizabeth Hogan, Rama Mayo, Eric Rachmany and Dean Raise

The New Cannabis Consumers, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Whitney Beatty, Diana Eberlein, Dr. Robb Flannery and Aliza Sherman

Creating a California Craft Brand, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Mary Olivar, Adam Steinberg and Cody Stross

Cannabis & Parenting: Lifting the Stigma Meetup, 2-3 pm, Hilton Downtown (Room 406), with Leah Maurer

The Future of Hemp & Health, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon F), with Jessica Assaf, Dr. Jeff Chen, Natalie Ginsberg and Chelsea Leyland

Cannabis: The Sustainibility Challenge, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Downtown (Salon G), with Jesce Horton, Jessie Peters, Derek Smith and Corrine Wilder

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