[Press Release] Canna Day: Challenges within the regulatory environment in a new, budding industry




Contact: Megumi Reagan                                                                      

Phone: 202-579-7263


Canna Day: Challenges within the regulatory environment in a new, budding industry

Monterey CA, April 12, 2018—The Monterey Incubator, located in the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove (125 Ocean View Blvd. Ste. 203), is hosting the third event in its monthly “Canna-Day” series on April 18th from 6 PM – 8 PM. All industry interested participants are welcome to participate and learn from our panel of experts in the field. Our panel guests will include representation from local municipalities, cultivators and ancillary cannabis businesses.

The event will be moderated by Megumi Reagan, a Monterey Incubator sponsor and cannabis industry consultant. Megumi graduated from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with an MA in International Policy Studies and has a background in regulatory policy across several verticals, including the cannabis industry.

It is a pleasure to announce that the Incubator has confirmed the following speakers:

Jesse Melendrez

Managing Owner, Faith and Family Farms

Speaking topic: Small cannabis farming in Central California

Contact Faith and Family Farms


Kurt Overmeyer

Economic Development Manager, City of Seaside

Speaking topic: Navigating the regulatory framework and creating local ordinances

Community Economic Development, City of Seaside Website


Garrett Rodewald

Co-Founder & COO of Gaiaca Waste Revitalization

Speaking topic: Navigating an emerging regulatory framework as an ancillary service provider

Gaiaca Website


Representative from the County of Monterey

About the Monterey Incubator

The Monterey Incubator was created as a membership organization specifically to help provide access to resources and support for early stage and accelerating companies desiring a path to growth. The incubator while having global reach, is located on the Monterey Peninsula on California’s Central Coast in close proximity to Silicon Valley.

The Incubator founders, Richard De Andrade and Fred Cohen, are entrepreneurs, angel investors, advisors, and helpful members of the community, doing well by doing good. They work with local and regional businesses to help them get started, grow, prosper, and ultimately exit successfully. The Incubator’s ecosystem has global reach through Keiretsu Forum, Angel to Exit, Management Analytics, Solare Holding, Solare Capital, Solare Inc., Can Do Funds, and many other partners and participants.