Lunch and Learn: Real Estate in a Weed World

Real Estate in a Weed World

Lunch and Learn: Real Estate in a Weed World (SOLD OUT)

Hosted by Missouri YPN

Join Missouri YPN and their panel of experts as they dive into the exciting and evolving relationship between the real estate and marijuana industries. This Lunch and Learn will address the opportunities and challenges that come when these dynamic industries meet.

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, September 20 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 


  • $25/person
  • Includes a 3-course lunch. (For any dietary restrictions, please email


Register for Lunch and Learn: Real Estate in a Weed World when you register for the Fall Business Conference.  


Louie Layton

Louie Layton

Louie Layton is the Director of Business Development for Meridian Title. He got his start in the real estate industry as a kid in Monett, MO helping his father build custom homes. Out of necessity for his family, and with the help of a judge, Louie acquired his first property in 1992 at just 11 years old! After high school, Louie attended Rockhurst University, where he graduated in 2004 and planned to work towards a law degree. While interning for his uncle's law firm in Springfield and trying to decide where to attend law school, he began a lawn and landscaping company and started building a few spec homes in his uncle's subdivision nearby. Since he and his family would be building and selling homes, it just made sense for him to get his real estate license rather than attend law school. He thrived in the industry, began purchasing rental homes in 2006, and decided to sell his lawn business in 2007 to focus solely on real estate. The following year brought about many changes, including Louie expecting a son! This is also when he jumped into the title industry and has been working in business development for title companies ever since. Louie continues to own rental properties and still enjoys the hustle and bustle of business development in the real estate and title industry. When he's not working, he enjoys traveling and mountain biking.

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell is the Associate General Counsel and Director of Risk Management with Missouri REALTORS®. He joined Missouri REALTORS® after spending time in private practice where he gained experience in multiple facets of the law, including contract disputes, business transactions, civil litigation, family law, and criminal litigation. 

Tara McKinney

Tara McKinney

Tara McKinney is the Public Outreach Director for the Division of Cannabis Regulation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. As the Public Outreach Director, her priorities include providing education and information about the cannabis industry, creating opportunities for collaboration, and serving as a liaison to the public, licensees, applicants, and other stakeholders throughout the state. 

Prior to her current position, Tara worked in the Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis as the Director for the Hepatitis Program and Harm Reduction Program. She worked with stakeholders across the state to address the opioid and overdose epidemic and disease prevention among people who use substances. Throughout Tara’s 23-year career working for the Department of Health and Senior Services, she has built extensive expertise in program implementation, management, communication, community and stakeholder outreach, and policy development. 
Tara is a certified Community Healthcare Worker and strives to ensure that all people feel heard, seen, and valued. She is a Missouri native and is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoys all types of music, and loves spending time with her friends and family.  

Michael McClure

Sgt. Michael P. McClure

Sergeant Michael McClure has been a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol since 1997. Prior to joining the Highway Patrol, he was a four-year member of the Missouri State Water Patrol where he was assigned to Lake of the Ozarks. During his career, he has served as an Academy instructor at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. He served six years as a member of the Dive Team and 15 years as a member of the Troop D SWAT team. He has been a zone supervisor since 2006 serving Taney/Stone counties, Christian County, and Cedar/St. Clair counties. 

Sergeant McClure is currently the Public Information and Education officer for Troop D in Springfield. He is the media liaison and provides educational presentations to a variety of venues throughout Troop D.   

Moderated by:

Stacy Smither

Stacy Smiter

Stacy Smiter is a licensed Broker/Realtor in the State of Wisconsin and serves as the Region 7 NAR YPN Advisory Board member. Stacy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management, as well as a degree in Quality Management. He worked in the manufacturing sector for 17 years most of that spent as a Quality Manager for several plants. He is a License Real Estate Broker in the State of Wisconsin and has been in real estate for the last 6 years. Stacy is the owner and managing broker of Dream Investment Holdings, LLC located in Milwaukee, WI. He is one of the founding members of the Milwaukee Chapter of NAREB (National Association of Real Estate Brokers) called Greater Milwaukee Board of REALTIST and sits on several real estate boards, both nationally and locally. 

Sponsored by:

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