About Us

When – November 12th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where – Causeway Bay Lansing Hotel & Convention Center 6820 S Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911

Why Attend – All interested parties will learn how to get licensing under the new regulations working with local communities and the new state regulations. Business owners will find investors interested in funding and being part of the legal marijuana industry in Michigan. Investors will learn about quality investment opportunities and how to identify the right businesses with the right investment terms. All will learn how to establish deal terms that help create ongoing income and opportunities for issuers and investors alike.

Who Attends: This event will draw a diverse group made up of current caregivers and operators along with investors looking to help fund the next level of growth in the industry being driven by the expansion in the Michigan cannabis industry today – as well as looking towards adult use approval in the 2018 elections. Network with local and state government officials, attorneys, accountants and others that operators will need to take them to the next levels in their business development and growth.

About Us: Grow Legal Michigan is produced and sponsored by industry leaders with years of experience in the industry and the regulatory changes that have shaped Colorado, Washington, and California. Just as important, they are already immersed in operations in Michigan. Our producers have created expos and workshops in CO, IL, CA, OR, and NY that have drawn thousands of attendees and the leading speakers in the industry since 2014.

This is not an event where you will be “pitched” to from speakers that are seeking to sell you products and/or services. This is an event that will feature top quality educational content from speakers and panelists to help every attendee find their place in the Michigan cannabis industry.

Our Platinum Sponsors

My Compassion – Since our inception in 2009, My Compassion, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has continued to make tremendous advancements in communicating ways for the responsible use of cannabis. My Compassion provides community outreach, education and research on the medical benefits of cannabis. It seeks to understand, educate, connect and energize the millions of people living with medical conditions, that are losing hope with current synthetic medicines.

VividGro – The parent company of VividGro® is Lighting Science. We are a professional supplier of quality high-performance LED lighting solutions to commercial & residential customers worldwide. Lighting Science started as a company that developed lighting technology for NASA that was used at the International Space Station. Much of the technology at Lighting Science has to do with biological/healthy lighting that can help you fall asleep faster or feel more energized. These spectrum controlled lights, like the VividGro® is what make us different. Our spectrum mimics the natural sunlight giving your plants a superior growing environment.

Our VividGro® products have been developed and tested by our team of former NASA engineers and industry experts. Our patent portfolio consists of over 300 patents of proprietary technology that sets us apart from our competition. Not only are we a provider of high quality LED grow lights, but we also continue to invest in research and development. VividGro® technology has been developed for use at both the International Space Station and Antarctica for the production of indoor produce. These breakthroughs in LED technology can be used here on Earth to produce sustainable crops.

Crowd Fund Connect – Since 2012, Crowd Fund Connect has been a leader in providing online funding portals that connect investors, entrepreneurs and industry supporters. They founded CannaFundr.com in 2014 which has had more than 500 companies apply for cannabis funding. In 2015, they launched the Marijuana Investor Summit and CannaPitch in Denver Colorado which grew into a series of expos and workshops across the country from N.Y. to L.A. with 1000s in attendance. Randy Shipley is the founder of Crowd Fund Connect and is a leading speaker on funding for entrepreneurs in all fields including tech, real estate, health care and cannabis across the country.

Tall Greenz – Founded in 2014 in Southfield, Michigan, Tall Greens Investments is a vehicle for capital-efficient investment in and management of emerging cannabis biotechnology opportunities. Formed by a syndicate of top-tier venture capital investors and supported by a consortium of world-class research groups, Tall Greens identifies, evaluates, finances, and manages the commercialization of technologies and assets sourced from a broad range of proprietary sources. Tall Greens Investments provides a unique set of start-up resources, the sum of which provide a complete business, scientific, and financial toolkit necessary for running a early-stage biotech company. Our array of resources nurtures our companies and their employees at all stages and in all facets of development, thereby providing them with the greatest chance of long term success. Among these key resources are committed investment capital, experienced start up management, world-class scientific expertise, and state of the art laboratory resources.

Green Wave – The CEO of Greenwave Dispensary is Michael Mayes, who is also the chief executive officer of Quantum 9, Inc, an industry known International Hemp and Cannabis Consulting Firm. Michael has been in the cannabis industry dating back to 2009 and has taken part in countless medical marijuana businesses. He has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team including Ed Rosenthal and Steven Goldner engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care which is essential to the Lansing Dispensary team.

The COO of Greenwave Dispensary is Thomas Mayes. Thomas started in the cannabis industry in 2008 as a caregiver and specializes in water purification and technical instrument maintenance within the healthcare industry. Thomas has assumed the role of as biomedical dialysis engineer for major health systems in Michigan since 2000. Thomas’s vast knowledge in water purification caught the interest of commercial cultivation centers in Colorado which lead to onsite consulting visits teaching how to provide cannabis the cleanest water possible.

The Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) is John Knapp, who is the CEO of Good Meds Dispensaries in Colorado. Good Meds in Colorado consists of one 90,000sf cultivation center and two medical marijuana dispensaries. John’s dispensary experience is essential in creating the workflows, SOP’s, and best practices to operate the dispensary on a daily basis.