Known as the cannabis-tech conference, the two-day New West Summit is a carefully curated cannabis experience. This year’s agenda features more than 100 speakers, including Grammy award-winning artist Killer Mike; actress and “New York Times” best-selling author Alicia Silverstone; and CEO and co-founder of Pantry Food Co. Paul Rosen. In addition, the event’s exhibit space includes more than 50 exhibitors offering a wide variety of services and products. The event also includes ample networking opportunities and events designed to foster long-term business relationships. Finally, the event also features the Leafwire Pitch Slam, which involves cannabis start-up companies competing in front of industry professionals for a cash prize. This year’s venue is the Bespoke Event Center, which is nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, where attendees can enjoy fabulous city views, stunning architecture and a location within walking distance to iconic locations such as Dragon Gate and the San Francisco Bay. Now in its fifth year, NWS has created a reputation for offering an agenda with speakers from across the industry, exhibitors that provide invaluable products and services, and participants from cannabis, technology, science, media, and investment sectors — all working together to create a more cohesive future for the cannabis industry as a whole.