California’s weed entrepreneurs are coming together.

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is holding its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland this week.

Organizers say they’re expecting 3,000 cannabis professionals from 16 countries at the event, which is scheduled to happen today through Wednesday.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the policy keynote address speaker on Tuesday, organizers said. Numi Organic Tea CEO and co-founder Ahmed Rahim was scheduled to give the business keynote on the same day.

Of course a big topic of conversation will be California’s attempt to legalize recreational marijuana.

“The Summit takes place at a crucial time in history, with California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) ballot initiative expected to be certified for November voting, and the campaign fully underway,” summit organizers said in a statement.

If you want to go, here’s your info.

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out: raul@the420times.com

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