May 22, 2019  |   8am - 7pm

Levitt Auditorium at University of the Arts

401 S Broad St, Philadelphia


Ambassador Dani Dayan

Consul General of Israel in New York

Dany Reiss Clinical Research Manager


Tory R. Spindle, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Senator Sharif Street

Chris Leavy

Net Post Capital Advisors

Dr. Debra Kimless Head of Clinical Research / Medical Director

Laurel Harvest Labs / ForwardGro

Hayim Raclaw Director, Special Projects

Israel-Cannabis (iCAN)

Thomas Tuvia Sablosky Global Business Development and Capital Formation

Cann Edenn LTD

Debra Borchardt Co-Founder/CEO

Green Market Report

Senator Daylin Leach

Riley Cote Founder / Co-Founder

Hemp Heals Foundation / Athletes For CARE

Adam Landau CO-CEO & CIO

Permit Capital Advisors

Pamela Zimlin

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld

David Hess Co-Founder, President

Tress Capital

Kevin Provost CEO

Greenhouse Ventures

Gonen Ziv CEO

WonderLogix LTD

Mina Mishrikey Partner

Merida Capital Partners

Lindy Snider Partner

Treehouse Global Ventures

Tyler Dautrich Operations Manager / COO

Greenhouse Ventures / Releaf App

Debbie Churgai Interim Director

Americans For Safe Access

Janie Maedler CEO

Rylie's Sunshine

Benjamin Davies Owner

Wild Fox Provisions

Wei Du, MD Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Drexel University College of Medicine

Brett Goldman VP of Government and Industry


Stephen Dahmer Chief Medical Officer

Vireo Health

Laurel Freedman Philly Market Leader

Women Grow

Joshua Gold CTO

Evergreen Pacific Insurance Corporation (EPIC) and EPIC Health Group

Roger Davis Partner


Stephen Lankenau, PHD Professor & Associate Dean of Research

Drexel University

Dr. Mitchell Glass

Tikun Olam

Scott Berman Investment Advisor

Panther Opportunity Fund

Jon Cohn CEO

Agronomed Pharmaceuticals LLC / Agri-Kind LLC

Joseph T. Kelley III Principal

Offit Kurman

Brooke Worster, MD, FACP Medical Director, Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship

Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Tamir Gedo

BOL Pharma

Ian Polonsky Associate

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld

Eric Marsh -

Penn and CHOP


8:15am - 8:45am  Registration & Networking

8:45am - 8:55am  Opening Remarks: Acknowledgements, Introductions, and Agenda 

9:00am - 9:30am  Current State of the Industry: Key Data from International, National, State, Regional markets

9:35am - 10:25am  Observational To Clinical: Where’s The Research?

10:30am - 11:25am  Improving Standards: Cannabis as a Medicine 

11:30am - 12:15pm Legal, Tax, and Insurance Considerations: USA vs. International Hemp and Cannabis Businesses 

12:15pm - 1:00pm  Lunch (boxed lunch provided for paid attendees) 

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Future State of the Industry: Key Data from International, National, State, Regional markets 

1:35pm - 2:25pm Technology Innovations Shaping the Industry: Compliance, Ag-tech, Med-Tech, Big Data

2:30pm - 3:20pm  International Commercialization: The Opportunity for Israel, USA, the Tri-State, and Pennsylvania  

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Bathroom and Coffee Break 

3:35pm - 4:25pm  Industrial Hemp Opportunities: Farmer, Investor, Researcher, and Processor 

4:30pm - 5:25pm  Cannabis and Hemp Investing: Private and Public Market Opportunities

5:30pm - 5:55pm  Lightning Pitches: Individual Company Presentations & Demonstrations 

5:55pm - 6:00pm  Closing Remarks: Calls to Action and Thank You 

6:00pm - 7:00pm  Networking Reception  

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld

One Tower Funds

Vireo Pennsylvania

Hemp Heals

Releaf App

Wild Fox Provisions

The Green Rush is exploding in 2019 and showing no signs of slowing down. Fueled by international  investments in the Canadian public markets,  merger-and-acquisition announcements by U.S.-based Multi-State Operators (MSOs),  and technology and research innovations pouring out of Israel, the  tri-state region is poising for the cannabis floodgates to open (read: Pennsylvania updates).  As the industry becomes more sophisticated and businesses become more dependent on outside growth-capital, the need for increased quality assurance, science-based efficacy, and consumer education is becoming paramount. 

Due to federal cannabis prohibition in the United States, American operators and investors are anticipated to continue to rely on strategic collaborations with international market leaders to advance research, knowledge-transfer, and technology commercialization efforts in an effort to remain at the forefront of cannabis innovation.   

Israel is well-known as the worldwide leader in medical cannabis research and technology innovation; however, it remains increasingly difficult for a country the size of New Jersey to transfer best practices to the global market at the rapid  pace the industry is currently demanding . As as result, there remains significant knowledge and capital gaps within the international cannabis ecosystem that lends itself to innovative service-providers working with forward-thinking economic-development and capital formation organizations to provide global solutions for cannabis business professionals.

Given Philadelphia's historical strengths  in sectors like  medical research, life sciences, and education, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the City of Brotherly Love  to work hand-in-hand with Israel to put Southeast Pennsylvania on the map as the Medical Cannabis  Capital of the USA by positioning the region as a "landing pad" for international technology commercialization, knowledge transfer, and medical cannabis research.

Join us at Innovation In The Cannabis Industry to learn how this exciting industry will evolve in the tri-state area in 2019 and beyond, with a focus on how opportunities between Israel and Pennsylvania can be a catalyst of economic and workforce development, technology commercialization, medical research, and new investment for both regions.   

Innovation in the Cannabis Industry, From Israel to Philadelphia is proudly hosted by Greenhouse Ventures in partnership with the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.  

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