Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities

2019 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

September 27 – 28, 2019 // Temple University

Temple University Medical Education & Research Building  // 3500 N Broad Street  // Philadelphia

DACO (Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities) is focused on providing Cannabis Opportunities, Education, and Wellness communities; especially those who are under-served and underrepresented. Our conference is geared to inform those who have little to no knowledge of the industry, and provides that next level education for those who are in the industry looking to expand their knowledge.

We encourage all those who are in the industry to participate, those who are interested in getting in the industry to attend, and those who are interested in changing the face and stigma of this industry to join the movement.

2019 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

2018 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

Over 700 Gather for Philadelphia’s First Cannabis Opportunity Conference hosted by Senator Street & DACO

Cannabis Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA − October 25, 2018 − ‘2018 Cannabis Conference: Seeking Higher Ground’  − PA Senator Sharif Street, 3rd District joined the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) to host a two-day conference on the emerging opportunities in the Cannabis Industry for marginalized communities on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Temple University Medical School located at 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

The event which drew over 700 participants in two days was hosted by The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities and opened with a  welcome address by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a message on Social Justice from US Senator Cory Booker. Senator Street and  DACO aims to open the dialogue for opportunities in education, wellness, social justice, policy, entrepreneurship and workforce development. A diverse group of exhibitors and speakers converged to offer a variety of programming including a job fair, legislative panel of past and pending cannabis reform, expungement clinic and more. 

Senator Street’s Opening Remarks


Mayor Kenney’s Opening Remarks


Vendors and Workshops


Education and Benefits


Reason for the Conference


Message from Senator Booker


Senator Street Remarks


Legislative Panel


Expungement Preregistration

Senator Sharif Street, Defender Association of Philadelphia, and Community Legal Services will hosting an expungement clinic. If you would like to participate, please preregister below.

Learn about your rights with a criminal record:

  • Volunteers will be available to help you understand your criminal record.
  • If you have a criminal record in Pennsylvania, you may be able to have it expunged or sealed.
  • Those who qualify will be able to receive free legal help.


For more information, please contact my district office at 215-227-6161.

Expungement Pre-Register

Personal Information



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Under 18, parent required

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking

Broad St line at Broad/Erie

C Bus

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, it will belp move through the line faster


Temple University

Medicine Education and Research Building // 3500 N. Broad Street //  Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple University

Medicine Education and Research Building // 3500 N. Broad Street //  Philadelphia, PA 19140