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CRCC's 2024 Annual Members Symposium will be hosted at the Dr. Huey P. Newton Center in Oakland, California, on August 15-16, paying homage to Oakland's pioneering programs and influence on equity in the cannabis industry. The symposium will bring together regulators of color from across the nation to share insights, discuss challenges, and celebrate achievements. It will feature interactive activities, engaging panel discussions, and invaluable networking opportunities aimed at fostering collaboration and driving equitable progress within our community and respected jurisdictions.

This symposium also presents a historic chance for our membership to seize the moment as the federal government moves to reschedule cannabis. We will explore the implications of federal rescheduling and develop coordinated responses and policies for our respective jurisdictions.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the 20th Annual Emerald Cup on August 17-18, the world's largest and most respected organic, outdoor cannabis competition.

Mark your calendars for an inspiring and enriching experience that you won't want to miss!
Stay tuned for more details and program updates.

2024 Members Symposium


As we finalize the symposium program, we will update this webpage and notify all registrants via email


Day 1
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Members & Potential Members 

•    8:00 - 9:15 am (Arrivals & Breakfast)

•    9:20 - 11:15 pm (AM Session)

•    11:15 - 1:00 pm (Lunch Session)

•    1:10 - 5:00 pm (PM Session)

•    6:00 - 9:00 pm (Official Symposium Mixer & Dinner)


Day 2
Friday, August 16, 2024

Members & Potential Members

•  10:00 - 1:30 am (Brunch Roundtable)

Open to Public, Elected Officials, Cannabis Businesses & Licensees
•   1:30 - 3:00 pm (Afternoon Session)


•   5:00 - 8:00 pm ​(Official Symposium Celebratory Event partnership with SuperNova & Equity Trade Network) 


Day 3 - 4
Saturday & Sunday
August 17 - 18, 2024

Emerald Cup

Henry J Kaiser Center For The Arts

The iconic Emerald Cup cannabis festival is the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor cannabis competition in the world and will celebrate its highly anticipated 20th Anniversary in Oakland this year. CRCC members will join as judges, to share insights, network with industry leaders, and celebrate the achievements and innovations in the cannabis community. 

CRCC is working to provide discounted or complimentary tickets for our members to the Emerald Cup.


Symposium Location 

Dr. Huey P. Newton Center

1427 Broadway Oakland, California 94612


Recommended Hotels* : 

* Stay tuned as CRCC is working with the hotels listed above to provide a discounted rate based on our confirmed RSVPs. Once we have finalized the RSVP list, we will provide the discount codes.


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