Criminal Conviction Reduction & Cannabis Business Resource Fair

Event has passed (Sat Mar 31, 2018 - Sat Mar 31, 2018)
Golden Gate University - San Francisco
10:00am - 5:00pm
Class / Workshop, Marijuana / Cannabis


Come join SSDP at GGU Law for a day of Education and Opportunities for Communities unfairly burdened by the War on Drugs.

The first component is an equity expungement clinic hosted by law students and supervised by volunteer attorneys. This first step is crucial to removing the stigma that a criminal convictions has on a person seeking to find employment or start a new business. We will be helping individuals fill out applications on

Second, is the education component. During this section we will educate attendees on writing a business plan, avoiding the pit falls of bad equity deals, and the other first steps to starting a business under the new state cannabis regulations. One hour of this education component will be a legal panel dedicated to answering some of these initial questions.

Third, we will have a resource fair for those individuals looking to start a business or just find out more about participating in the new adult-use industry.

Business Opportunities for Communities Affected by the War on Drugs

Criminal Conviction Reduction Application Assistance with Attorneys and Law Students (10:00am to 1:00pm)
Equity Applicant Information Session (12:00pm to 12:30pm)
Business Plan Tutorial with Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business Robert Shoffner (12:30pm to 1:30pm)
Legal Panel with Leading Cannabis Industry Attorneys (1:30pm to 2:30pm)
Woman Owned Cannabis Business Panel (2:30pm to 3:00pm)
Cannabis Industry Resource Fair and Networking for Equity Applicants (1:00pm to 5:00pm)

- Resource Fair Participants: SF Office of Cannabis and Director Nicole Elliot; Brownie Mary Democratic Club; Oaksterdam University; Kiva's incubatee Community Gardens; New Leaf; Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz); Flower Power SF; ReLeaf; GrassRoots; Manpower; San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development; SuperNova Women; SFCLG; SFCRA; UFCW Local 648; Alan, Kumin & Associates.

This is a FREE event, if not seeking to sponsor or receive CLE credits.

For more Information, Contact: [email protected]

*There will be no cannabis for sale at this event.

*Organizers reserve the right to remove individuals for disruptive behavior or public safety concerns.


  1. Golden Gate University - San Francisco 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA