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Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors/Volunteers/Exhibitors et al. are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

In order to assist all members and to better serve the interests of those who participate, DACO and the Cannabis Opportunities Conference has adopted this Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct (the “Code”) is intended to provide standards of ethical conduct that can be applied by staff volunteers, members, participants and exhibitors. The Code is intended to provide general principles to cover most situations encountered.        The primary goal is the welfare and protection of the individuals and groups involved in the COC. The code provides a common set of values, but it is the individual’s responsibility to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct and performance. I recognize that this code does not establish a complete set of rules that prescribes every aspect of appropriate behavior.

As a member, volunteer, staff or exhibitor of DACO’s Cannabis Opportunities Conference 

I agree I will:

  • Refrain from conduct detracting from my ability or that of other participants.Respect the property of others whether personal or public

  • Accept appropriate responsibility for my behavior.

  • Act in a way that will bring respect and honor to myself 

  • Respect all attendees and staff and engage in no form of verbal,  physical, or sexual, harassment or abuse.

  • I am representing that DACO & the Cannabis Opportunities Conference, provided these rules have been distributed to me in advance in written or electronic form

  • Not engage in discrimination based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, socioeconomic status, or any basis proscribed by law

  • Not engage in any conduct that is criminal under any laws applicable to me, including but not limited to laws governing the possession and use of  drugs and alcohol and providing of drugs to any person and of alcohol to minors

  • Agree to be filmed and photographed by the official photographer(s) and/or network(s) of DACO and give event organizers the right to use my name, picture, likeness, and biographical information before, during, and after the period of my participation. for the purpose of trade, including any use in a manner that would imply an endorsement of any company, product, or service, without my written permission.

  •  Understand that if I require legal representation because I am accused of a violation or am accused of criminal misconduct, or if for any reason I require the services of an attorney, I will be personally responsible for payment of such legal fees and expenses.

  • Respect and protect human civil rights, and should not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.

  • Guard against personal, financial, social, organizational, or political factors that might lead to misuse of influence.

  • Not make public statements about DACO that are false, deceptive, misleading, or fraudulent.

  • Have an obligation to be familiar with the Code of Conduct.  Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of the code of conduct is not itself a defense to a charge of unethical conduct

  • Not file or encourage the filing of ethics complaints that are frivolous and are intended to harm the respondent rather than to protect the public.


The following are considered, but not limited to violations of the Code of Conduct:

  • Conviction of, imposition of a deferred sentence for, or any plea of guilty or no contest at anytime, past or present, or the existence of any pending charges, for (i)any felony, (ii) any offense involving use, possession, distribution or intent to distribute illegal drugs or substances, or (iii) any crime involving sexual misconduct

  • Any sexual contact or advance directed towards an attendee, member, volunteer, or staff member.

  • The sale, distribution or possession of illegal drugs or the illegal sale, distribution or possession of any Schedule I substance.

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