CannaBusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy

May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
NY 14604
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
(585) 244-1800
CannaBusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy @ Hyatt Regency Rochester

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce teams up with Flower City Solutions May 16th to host a half day symposium on the emerging cannabis industry. With hemp and adult-use cannabis on the horizon for NY State, this Rochester TRENDS event will address how Rochester can position itself for the emerging industry. Will it be a leader, a follower, or will it choose to let the opportunity pass? Regardless, no decisions can be made without ample conversation, education and interdisciplinary collaborative efforts.

While NY State legislators are establishing the Office of Cannabis Management, which will be responsible to regulate legal hemp, medical marijuana and adult use cannabis (marijuana); it is time to take a serious look at how we can leverage our regional resources and make certain that our community has ample opportunity to compete in the cannabis industry not only on a state level, but also on the national and global cannabis industry level.

Like with any other emerging industry, there are specific concerns and unique challenges with cannabis. Through this forum we will touch on many of these challenges; from social justice to social health, from regulations to economic opportunity, we will outline the industry at hand, how it is being approached on a state level and how Rochester can achieve being a leader in thought and action as we step into the cannabis economy.


  • Attendees will leave understanding of cannabis & hemp policy and regulation in NY,
  • Expect to better understand the potential impacts & local/regional economic opportunity
  • Key areas where Rochester can be an industry leader in the emerging economy.