Growing Your Business

The fast-growing, fast-changing cannabis market presents exciting growth opportunities for the insurance business.

How to Write

Understanding cannabis insurance markets and coverages

Understanding the Supply Chain

Introduction to the players, the exposures and underwriting issues.

Marijuana Safety

Workplace, School, Driving, Health.

Summit Topics

The Virtual Summit is all about the insurance risks and opportunities in the cannabis marketplace. It's a full day of speakers and presentations you can access from your home or office.

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Growing Your Business

The fast-growing, fast-changing cannabis market presents exciting growth opportunities for the insurance business.

Site Visits

We hope to take you on a virtual tour of production and distribution facilities. If you are a facility owner-operator interested in this opportunity please contact us.

Market Expectations

We'll explore latest trends and predictions for the legalized cannabis market and the evolving insurance solutions to meet these risks.

Site Visits

We hope to take you on a virtual tour of production and distribution facilities. If you are a facility owner-operator interested in this opportunity please contact us.

Risk Management

How organizations are adapting and addressing.

Lessons from Pioneers

How you can get started and grow.

Niche Knowledge

Education, Research, Networking, Marketing, Sales.

Listen to the Event Speakers

Dr. Brenda Wells

Ph.D., CPCU, AAI, CRIS

Robert F. Bird Distinguished Professor of Risk and Insurance, East Carolina University

Joseph Pangaro

Associate, Duane Morris, LLP

John Donahue

President & CEO, Topa Insurance Group

Beth Medvedev

CPCU, RPLU

Underwriting Manager - Life Sciences, James River Insurance Company

Kyle Hales

Principal & Consulting Actuary, Perr & Knight

Blaine Sherwin

Assistant Vice President, Woodruff-Sawyer

Greg Fanoe

FCAS, MAAA

Senior Consulting Actuary, Merlinos & Associates

Max Meade

Cannabis Insurance Advisor, Brown & Brown Insurance

Phillip Skaggs

Assistant Counsel, American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS)

Chris Boden

CIC, CLCS, TRIP

Practice Group Team Leader, Crouse and Associates

Matt Porter

Vice President, Brown & Brown

Jeffrey Samuels

Cannabis and Hemp Practice Leader, Embroker

Jerrad Coots

Principal Agent, Burrows Insurance Agency

Charles Pyfrom

Senior Vice President of Commercial Programs, CannGen Insurance Services

Patrick Wraight

CIC, CRM, CISR, AU, AINS

Director, Insurance Journal's Academy of Insurance

Kieran O'Rourke

VP Director of Underwriting, Cannasure

Laura Kersey

Executive Director—Regulatory & Legislative Analysis, NCCI

Michael J. Progar

Partner, Doherty & Progar LLC

Adam Goers

Vice President Corporate Affairs, Columbia Care

Get Experience Gain an understanding in this evolving market

Hear industry leaders speak about the growing legalized cannabis market. Learn the latest on laws and regulations, the market's potential, underwriting concerns and key insurance markets and coverages.

Insuring Cannabis Summit The Agenda

All times are Pacific Time.

9:00am - 9:45am
Dr. Brenda Wells

History and Current State of Cannabis Industry

Dr. Brenda Wells, East Carolina University

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9:45am - 10:10am
Joseph Pangaro

What Risk Takers Should Know About the Marijuana/Hemp Industry

Joseph Pangaro, Duane Morris, LLP

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10:15am - 10:58am

All Toked Up: Challenges Insuring the New Cannabis Industry

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Panelists

John Donahue

President & CEO, Topa Insurance Group

Beth Medvedev

Underwriting Manager - Life Sciences, James River Insurance Company

Kyle Hales

Principal & Consulting Actuary, Perr & Knight

Blaine Sherwin

Assistant Vice President, Woodruff-Sawyer

11:00am - 11:23am
Greg Fanoe

The Actuarial Experience with Cannabis

Greg Fanoe, Merlinos & Associates

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11:25am - 11:41am
Max Meade

Who Needs Cannabis Insurance?

Max Meade, Brown & Brown Insurance

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11:50am - 12:15pm
Phillip Skaggs

Cannabis Insurance Coverage Facts & Myths

Phillip Skaggs, American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS)

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12:15pm - 1:10pm

Cannapreneur Panel

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Panelists

Chris Boden

Practice Group Team Leader, Crouse and Associates

Matt Porter

Vice President, Brown & Brown

Jeffrey Samuels

Cannabis and Hemp Practice Leader, Embroker

Jerrad Coots

Principal Agent, Burrows Insurance Agency

1:10pm - 1:35pm
Charles Pyfrom

Cannabis Underwriting 101

Charles Pyfrom, CannGen Insurance Services

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1:35pm - 1:55pm
Patrick Wraight

Cannabis Product Liability

Patrick Wraight, Insurance Journal's Academy of Insurance

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1:55pm - 2:25pm
Kieran O'Rourke

Broker's Role in Educating Cannabis Industry

Kieran O'Rourke, Cannasure

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2:25pm - 2:50pm
Laura Kersey

Impact of Legalization of Marijuana on Workers' Compensation

Laura Kersey, NCCI

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2:50pm - 3:25pm
Michael J. Progar

Legalization and Employer Liability and Employee Rights

Michael J. Progar, Doherty & Progar LLC

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3:25pm - 4:10pm
Adam Goers

Medical Cannabis Products and Reimbursement Policies

Adam Goers, Columbia Care

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Info Update Latest News

California Cannabis Market on Track to Hit $3.1B, Report Shows

After briefly faltering a year ago, California’s massive cannabis industry seems to be regaining steam.

Medical Marijuana Heading to Dispensary Shelves in Louisiana

Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients.

Alaska Credit Union Ending Marijuana Business Pilot Program

An Alaska credit union plans to discontinue a pilot program to provide checking and savings accounts to marijuana-related businesses, an official said.

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