Akerman will sponsor the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit where top dealmakers and business leaders in cannabis will convene to collaborate with experts, innovators, and investors who are leading the financing of the emerging cannabis industries. These experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities evolving in the medical and adult-use markets with panel contributions in the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, regulation, banking, and finance areas.
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