2022 GLCEC

Testimonials from past conferences

“The opportunity provided at the Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference for engagement between regulators, industry, and academia reinforced the amazing opportunities in Michigan in the burgeoning cannabis space. It was particularly rewarding to meet with NMU students and faculty and see the incredible work they are doing, leading the way in cannabis education in the US.”

-Andrew Brisbo, former CRA Executive Director


"The GLCEC is progressing the Michigan Cannabis Industry. From the education and leadership insight to the powerful networking opportunities. This is the conference for both newcomers and industry veterans.”

-Logan Stauber, Co-CEO, The Fire Station Cannabis Co.


"Our team enjoyed the opportunity to be a sponsor and participate on the speaker panel at the first ever Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference. It was a wonderful event and great to get like-minded individuals including students, faculty and staff, and industry professionals in one room to learn and share about this growing industry." 

-Tanner Wagner, Advisor at VAST Insurance and Risk Management


"As the leading provider of analytical instruments for the cannabis industry, and as a long-time advocate for the academic community, Shimadzu was proud to sponsor the inaugural Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference. The conference served a vital role in connecting local industry experts across a variety of backgrounds while providing us with the opportunity to showcase our solutions and interact with customers, other vendors, faculty, and students.

Northern Michigan University was a great host, and we look forward to attending and exhibiting at the Second Annual Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference."

-Greg Robinson, Sales Engineer, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments


“I have been to cannabis-related conferences throughout the United States and Canada, but what sets the Great Lakes Cannabis Education Conference apart is that it not only brings together industry stakeholders, government officials, and public policy advocates, but also members of academia. Moreover, the fact that the Conference is on Northern Michigan University’s campus and widely attended by students brings a unique energy and creates fascinating discussions about the cannabis industry and its future.”

-Doug Mains, Partner, Honigman