But Proceed With Caution, Said A Number Of Speakers Taking Part In The California Cannabis Business Expo , Which Runs Through Wednesday At The San Diego Sheraton Hotel And Marina .

But proceed with caution, said a number of speakers taking part in the colorado medical marijuana California Cannabis Business Expo , which runs through Wednesday at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina . It takes commitment, confidence and guts, said Karson Humiston , who at the age of 24 is the president of the Vangst Talent Network , a company of 15 full-time employees that recruits employees for firms in the cannabis industry. The risky business of startups is even riskier in the cannabis market because the federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug , in the same category as narcotics like heroin. And the recent appointment of Jeff Sessions as the U.S. Attorney General was a major topic of discussion as attendees gathered Sunday evening for the start of the conference. Sessions has opposed legalizing marijuana , leading some to worry he might drop the Obama-era policy of allowing states to carry out their own marijuana laws. Hundreds of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are gathering at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, running through Wednesday. Photo by Rob Nikolewski Hundreds of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are gathering at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, running through Wednesday. Hundreds of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are gathering at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, running through Wednesday. (Photo by Rob Nikolewski) At the same time, once Californias taxation and licensing regimes go into effect at the start of next year, there appears to be no shortage of places for potential investors to put their money, whether it be in companies cultivating marijuana or cannabis-based drugs with medicinal applications such as helping patients cope with epilepsy.

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