Fall Chautauqua – Beyond the ABC’s of CBD: Cannabis, the BIG Disrupter

Date(s) - October 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Erie Cafe

Fall Chautauqua

Cannabis Leaf

Beyond the ABC’s of CBD:
Cannabis, the


Wednesday, October 23 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Erie Cafe | 536 W. Erie Street | Chicago, IL | 60654


With the passing of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, we are already starting to see the massive impact legalized recreational marijuana use is having  in Illinois. You won’t want to miss this totally unique format of a candid, open discussion Chautauqua style (NOT a panel presentation) with Wendy Berger and Stew Weiss, two of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the cannabis industry. Lambda Alpha Ely Chapter is thrilled to offer you this rare opportunity and access to these industry experts.

Bring any and all of your questions, concerns and opinions about the biggest disrupter since the cell phone.  Be sure to get your tickets early as this event will sell out!

Moderator: Keith Lord, President, Manager & Managing Partner, The Lord Companies, LLC

Since 1986, Keith Lord has served as President and Managing Broker of The Lord Companies, L.L.C., a diversified real estate corporation with consulting, brokerage and development divisions specializing in urban infill and adaptive re-use brokerage, design, and development. Keith will bring his engaging facilitation style that will encourage everyone to have a spirited discussion about this important topic.

Wendy Berger, CEO & President WBS Equities, LLC

Wendy Berger is principal of WBS Equities, LLC. WBS Equities and an early investor and a board member of Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer headquartered in Chicago. GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 99 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets and 9 states. Wendy brings an unparalleled perspective of a retailer operating in numerous markets. GIT is one of the most prolific national cannabis companies.

Stew Weiss, Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP

Stew practices in the area of land use and local government, representing municipalities, state agencies, non-profits and private sector clients. Mr. Weiss has advised legislators, local governments, law enforcement agencies, and the cannabis industry on the regulatory challenges and revenue opportunities that the legalization of adult-use cannabis will bring to municipalities throughout Illinois.


3:00 – 3:30 PM Registration & Networking
3:30 – 5:30 PM Program
5:30 – 6:30 PM Reception with Appetizers & Cash Bar
6:30 PM Event Ends