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Blunt Talks: Alumni


You're invited to an evening of “Ted” style presentations by cannabis professionals, networking, and fun!

Blunt Talks are “Ted” style presentations given by innovators of the cannabis industry who want to share their knowledge so we can grow together!

With the passage of Proposition 64 (legalization of recreational marijuana use), the California cannabis industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth! There are more businesses, brands, products, and services than ever before, and now is your chance to learn from a few that are really changing the game!

Whether you’re a professional looking to transition careers into the cannabis industry, a canna-professional looking to keep up to date with whats going on, or a business owner that is looking to add talent to your team, or you're just looking to network and eat some good food, this installment of Blunt Talk is for you!

Past events: Long BeachSanta MonicaBoulder COHollywood CASan Francisco CA

We suggest taking lyft or uber.
Entrance instructions will be sent via email the day before the event:)


  1. Eat. Drink. Check out our sponsors. Make friends and professional connections.

  2. Hear short, TED-style talks from cannabis professionals.

  3. Ask some questions.

  4. Make more Friends and professional connections.


Tamar Maritz, Director of Business Development at BDS Analytics

Tamar Maritz is Director of Business Development at BDS Analytics, the leading market research and insights firm in the cannabis industry. With a strong background in market research and analytics consulting for some of the biggest fortune 500 tech companies, Tamar brings years of analytical and insight-driven experience to the cannabis industry, already having helped countless existing and up-and-coming operators thrive in the cannabis supply chain over the past 2.5 years. Coupled with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and an MBA with a focus on quantitative marketing strategy, she is able to provide a unique perspective and understanding of the industry from both the commercial and pharmaceutical ends.

Seibo Shen, Founder of Hanu Labs 

Seibo Shen is the founder and CEO of Hanu Labs. Hanu Labs mission is to advance the experience of cannabis, CBD, and herbal delivery systems lightyears beyond where it stands today through human-centered product design and partnership. In addition to running Hanu Labs, Seibo enjoys designing new devices that enhance people's lives, spending time with his family, and doing as much jiu jitsu his body can physically handle.

Adelia Carrillo, Founder of DCN

Adelia Carrillo is the Founder & CEO of Direct Cannabis Network. DCN is the leading digital B2B news network covering the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis industry. With her roots in the corporate and consumer electronics industry, her passion for technology, startups and innovation has been a key strength in her transition into the cannabis space. Becoming a voice for the upcoming startups, uniting the cannabis business community, Adelia is building an inspiring yet prominent voice in the world on the topic of cannabis entrepreneurship. For more information on Adelia Carrillo or Direct Cannabis Network, you can visit.

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