LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Strainz, Inc., a leading national cannabis brand management and products company, today announced that Hugh Hempel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, will be speaking at the New West Summit Cannabis Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco October 14-15, 2016. Strainz will also be exhibiting its ratio based cannabis products including CBD|THC tinctures and vape pens in the Main Ballroom Foyer, Booth #10.

Mr. Hempel will be a panelist in a session focused on the challenges of building national cannabis brands and the legal tightropes in establishing brand recognition as cannabis gradually emerges on the same playing field as other mainstream consumer products. Mr. Hempel has previously held brand management and marketing roles at leading companies including Apple and Netscape.

The panel includes executives from other leading cannabis product companies including Maya Elisabeth, CEO, Whoopi and Maya; Elizabeth Hogan, Vice President of Brands and Communication, Willie’s Reserve; Mark Williams, CEO and Co-Founder of Firefly, and Andrew Pitisicalis, CEO, Purple Haze Properties. The panel will be moderated by Micah Tapman, Co-Founder, Canopy Builder, a marijuana business accelerator.

“We are currently scaling our product lines into multiple state markets simultaneously and there are many regulations and restrictions put in place by both Federal and State governments,” said Hugh Hempel, CEO, Strainz. “I am looking forward to engaging with other panelists with national brand strategies on the challenges they are facing in the current industry climate.”

New West Summit is the first conference to focus exclusively on game changing and disruptive developments in technology, investment and media within the cannabis space. Numerous marijuana focused companies are participating in the 2016 conference including ArcView, BDS Analytics, Bloom Farms, Bullet Concentrates, California Cannabis Industry Association, Guild Extracts, Headset, Hello MD, LeafLink, Leafly MassRoots, MJ Freeway, New Frontier Financials, PAX, Power Plant Fitness, SC Labs, Steep Hill, and Tradiv.

Top national print and online cannabis media are also expected to attend including Cannabis Now, Cannabis Radio Lounge, Culture Magazine, Dope Magazine, Green Flower Media, Herb.Co, Merry Jane and WeedWeek.

About Strainz

Strainz is a leading national cannabis brand management and products company headquartered in Las Vegas. Through strategic partnerships with multiple state licensed cultivation and production facilities, Strainz is helping to deliver a portfolio of premium grade cannabis products that are rigorously tested and certified to guarantee consistency and quality. For more information about Strainz, please visit the company on the Web at, or follow @StrainzInc on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and MassRoots.

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