SAINT PAUL, Minn. (August 19, 2019) —Building relationships and advocating for a thriving cannabis industry will be the focus of Sensible Minnesota’s 3rd Annual Minnesota Cannabis Summit on October 24th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Anderson Center of Hamline University, 774 Snelling Avenue, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The all-day summit is open to the public including patients, advocates and professionals who want to learn more about the cannabis industry. Tickets are $60 for students and $100 for Early Birds who purchase tickets before Sept. 1. General admission tickets are $120. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income medical cannabis patients. For information visit

Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Stephen Dahmer, Vireo Health, Chief Medical Officer, “Cannabis: Where’s the Evidence?”

Betty Aldworth, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Executive Director, “Lessons from Ten Years of Cannabis Advocacy.”

Ophelia Chong, Stock Pot Images founder and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education member, “Diversity: The Full Spectrum.”

Additional breakout sessions include a bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers panel and a presentation about breaking industry stigmas and influencing positive communication with public relations specialists Neko Catanzaro and Kim Prince, of Proven Media.

“We are excited to welcome those who want to learn more about medical cannabis, effective advocacy and building a thriving industry,” stated Sensible Minnesota president Maren Schroeder. “We hope to send every attendee into the world with the knowledge they need to advocate for themselves and others.”

Summit sponsors include NJ Farms, Minnesota Medical Solutions, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1189, Sure Lock Packaging, Leafline Labs, and Crested River Cannabis Company. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Sensible Minnesota is a volunteer-led group of community minded individuals from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about making neighborhoods safer and more inclusive for those negatively impacted by the war on drugs.


About Sensible Minnesota: 

Sensible Minnesota collectively works to educate the public through community outreach and the promotion of societal change emphasizing compassion over isolation, restorative justice over incarceration, and public health over stigma.  For more information, go to or email [email protected].


Media Contact:
Neko Catanzaro
Proven Media
[email protected]
(401) 484-4980

Sensible Minnesota Contact:
Maren Schroeder
Sensible Minnesota, President
[email protected]