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A Stoner's Guide to SXSW 2019: 40 Panel Discussions, Plus Willie's Reserve Pop-Ups

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

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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