SOURCE: Cannabis Training Institute

Cannabis Training Institute

March 05, 2014 12:00 ET

Greta Carter to Speak at National Cannabis Business Money Shows in April

Public Events Feature Leading Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Investors

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - March 05, 2014) - Greta Carter, founder and president of Cannabis Training Institute (CTI) and The Hope Clinics, will speak at Cannabis Business Daily's Cannabis Business Money Show in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco from April 2-7. The full-day seminars and networking events run from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm and will focus on the cannabis industry and financial management. Carter will join top experts to discuss cash management tactics for all-cash businesses; the banking dilemma and potential solutions; optimizing business structure to stay compliant with 280E; profitability benchmarks and non-profit considerations, and identifying funding sources for specific business models, among others.

Carter is an industry leader and presenter appearing on network, regional and local news outlets. Specifically, she will be discussing how to creatively raise capital in an industry where traditional banking can be a challenge with establishing accounts and paying taxes, to name a few. Her keen understanding of finance ultimately contributed to Carter owning multiple cannabis businesses including the Cannabis Training Institute, The HOPE Clinics and a dispensary. Carter is currently applying to grow cannabis in Washington State under the new legalization laws and is expanding her business into Nevada.

The Cannabis Business Money Shows will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel, 40 Dalton Street in Boston. On Friday, April 4, the show will be held in Chicago at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. And, on Monday April 7, the show will be held at the SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street in San Francisco. The business seminars are targeted to cannabis entrepreneurs and investors. Sessions will include discussions and Q&A. Each full day seminar costs $399 per person and includes lunch and evening refreshments. Seating is limited. For more information and to register, call (401) 354-7555, ext. 1 or visit the website at

"I am excited to share with others that this industry is just unfolding and the opportunities for responsible entrepreneurs are great. However, it is important to understand when the product is in governmental conflict," said Carter. "All of the experts who are scheduled to speak at the shows are nationally recognized in the industry. They are key influencers in finance, law, taxation, banking, education, and production and distribution, to name a few," she said.

Carter is renowned for her expertise in cannabis healthcare, education and business since 2009 when she aggressively pursued creating a platform for mainstream cannabis patients. She also helped to organize Americans for Safe Access (ASA) chapters throughout the State of Washington. In 2011, Carter initiated and helped to create the Seattle Medical Marijuana Ordinance. She has written political and legal articles to support industry stakeholders who self-govern in the absence of regulation. She also founded the Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics.

Additionally, Carter actively participates in the state bill writing process for better legislation around medical cannabis. She co-founded the 280(e) Defense Coalition, which protests the obscure tax code that threatens state recognized cannabis dispensaries. She also holds conferences to educate dispensaries, lawyers, and tax professionals about tax issues. Carter owns and operates The HOPE Clinics where doctors can consider medical cannabis as an option for qualifying medical conditions in post treatment planning for patients.

Carter's most recent business milestone includes launching CTI's online educational tracks for ASA, the nation's leading advocacy group for people who use cannabis as medicine. The ASA-CTI Core Cannabis Training curriculum is designed to help healthcare providers, dispensary workers, cannabis patients and advocates, public officials, law enforcement, and others expand their base of cannabis knowledge. The courses concentrate on Patient Focused Certification (PFC) which is based on the quality standards for medical cannabis products and businesses as issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP). For more information, call 206.466.1766. Visit the website at

Cannabis Training Institute (CTI) provides a comprehensive education curriculum for legal, accounting, medical, political, business and operations professionals in the emerging cannabis industry. The company's online training utilizes world-class experts and is available without geographical or political limitations. CTI develops advanced learning tools to expand worldwide knowledge about cannabis and to develop best practices for its use, cultivation, distribution, taxation and regulation.

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Contact Information

  • Greta Carter, Founder and President 
    Cannabis Training Institute
    267 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105
    Phone no.: 206.466.1766