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Event Schedule

Homegrown Maine 2019


9:00   DOORS OPEN  
10:00-10:45   Extraction Panel Todd Gregory, Patrick Wiley, Craig Zievis, Aaron Barth 
11:00-12:00   Law Panel Tim Zerillo, Matt Dubois, Lenny Sharon, Logan Perkins
12:30 -1:45   KeyNote Speaker Dr. UMA, MD MPH FAAFP MRO CMS  
2:00 -3:00   Doctors Panel Dr. UMA, Dr. Woytowicz, NP Laurel Shepard
3:15-4:00   KeyNote Speaker JANELL RALPH, Palmetto Harmony

"Organic Hemp from Seed to Shelf"

4:15-5:00   Veterans Panel  
5:00pm   Show Closes   


9:00   DOORS OPEN  
10:30-11:15   CANNABIS BUSINESS 101 Guest Speaker DAVID CUNIC
12:15 -1:00   KeyNote Speaker Matt Dubois, Dubois Law, LLC, PA "The Current Status of the Medical & Adult Use Cannabis Laws in Maine"
1:15-2:15   Womens Panel Amanda Melnick, Janet McCallister, Janel Ralph, Syra Small
2:15-2:45   MOFGA  Certified Clean Cannabis Program Guest Speaker CHRIS GRIGSBY
3:00-3:45   HEMP PANEL Glenn Lewis, Chris Grigsby, Sarah Hewitt, Janet McCalister, Dawson Julia


10:30 - TBD - Sarah Dostie, Nature Walk on Civic Center Trail

11:15 -12:15pm - Janis Lily, " Sex in the time of Cannabis"

1:00pm - 2:00pm - " Retail Store Fronts "

2:30 - 3:30pm - Dan Thayer, " Extraction Labs "

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Jen Grue, "Magical Butter Machine Demo"


Keynote Speakers

Uma Dhanabalan sm


Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, specialized in heavy metals, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist and Medical Review Officer.

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Matt Dubois - Dubois Law LLC, PA

Matt Dubois founded one of Maine's first cannabis law firms in 2015 to protect the rights of Maine medical cannabis patients, caregivers, and cannabis businesses. He assists clients with all aspects of Maine's medical and adult-use cannabis laws...

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Janel Dena Ralph - Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC

Janel Ralph is the CEO of Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC, a co-founder of Agricultural Hemp Solutions, and founder of Compassionate South Carolina. Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC is a South Carolina based company that produces Palmetto Harmony full spectrum cannabis oils.

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Jennifer Whetzel sm

Jennifer Whetzel

Jennifer Whetzel is a marketing professional and founder of Ladyjane Branding. For over 25 years, Whetzel has worked on branding, advertising, marketing, strategizing and researching for Fortune 500 companies and B2B/B2C small businesses. 

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amanda melnick

Amanda Melnick

Amanda is the Founder & Principal of Maine Cannabis Consultants.
She helps cannabis businesses reach their fullest potential by supporting them in business development, real estate acquisition, compliance, and municipal relations.

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Laurel Sheppard, NP

Credentials:Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons College, Certification for Primary Care and Family Care Nurse Practitioner, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, Biofeedback Practitioner, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNH, Professional musician: vocals and flute

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patrick wiley

Patrick Wiley

Mr. Wiley has very diverse and unique background which overlaps several different sectors: design, engineering and horticulture. From early in his career, Patrick began working at his father’s greenhouses where he developed a strong yet specific skillset in horticulture and commercial greenhouse production.

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Attorney Tim Zerillo

Tim Zerillo is a lawyer with a criminal defense, personal injury and marijuana regulatory practice in Portland.   Tim practices throughout Maine in Federal and State Courts.

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Sayra Small

Sayra is a Maine medical marijuana caregiver and Co-founder of Farley’s Cannabis Farm. As lead cultivator, Sayra has Farley Farms focused on producing top shelf flower, extracts and is expanding to include hemp cultivation.

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sarah hewitt

Sarah Hewitt

Sarah Hewitt-  Horticulturist, farmer, hemp advocate and Founder of Victory Hemp LLC. Victory Hemp grows high CBD hemp for a variety of markets nationally as well as provides consulting & crop management services for those interested in exploring hemp production.

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Roxanne Munksgaard

Roxanne Munksgaard is an artist and  metalsmith who specializes in recycled copper and is founder of the Maine State House copper dome project. She co-owns an artisan gallery Downtown Bangor. Roxanne has been a medical cannabis patient since the start of the program in Maine.

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steve brown

Steve Brown

Steve is a veteran of the Gulf war and served with the USAF as a Medic. He currently lives in Richmond however is searching for a house which has been ongoing for three years now.

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