April 28-29, 2017 at the Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Dr.)


Registration

Business Forum Business Strategies & Education

  • 6 Friday Seminars
  • Networking Reception
  • 6 Saturday Seminars

Saturday Only Public Education Day

  • 6 Saturday Seminars
  • Networking Reception
  • 6 Friday Seminars

Combined Purchase Both Days!

  • 6 Friday Seminars
  • 6 Saturday Seminars
  • Networking Reception

Speakers

Agenda

Friday, April 28th

8:00am
Doors Open
9:00am
Welcome from Cannabis Canada Association
9:10am
Cannabis: the Canadian Context
Cannabis in the Canadian context and from which was developed A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada: Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.
Speakers: Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat, Health Canada
9:40am
Legislative Landscape: Federal, Provincial and Municipal
A panel will discuss potential ways legalization could roll out, potential mandates for government levels and public safety concerns including pricing, taxes & minimum age. (Q & A with audience).
Moderator: John Moeller (Broken Coast Cannabis)
Speakers: Cam Battley (Aurora), Bin Huang (Emerald Botanicals), Shane Morris (The Hydropothecary)
10:30am
Break
11:00am
Medical & Consumer Distribution
A panel will discuss the current distribution system of medical cannabis and the potential models of future retail for cannabis distribution within one/two systems. (Q & A with audience).
Moderator: Luc Duchesne (WeedMD)
Speakers: Neil Closner (MedReleaf), Cole Cacciavillani (Aphira), Sébastien St. Louis (The Hydropothecary)
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Regulatory Landscape: Medical & Consumer Use
Medical cannabis is currently strictly regulated. This presentation will cover what regulations is forecasted to remain, what is likely to increase and/or decrease.
Speakers: Chris Stone (Broken Coast)
1:30pm
Business Opportunities: General Overview
A panel will discuss business opportunities related to funding, security, branding, consulting, laboratory testing, law, accounting, packaging, horticulture among many others. (Q & A with audience).
Moderator: Neil Closner (MedReleaf)
Speakers: Greg Patterson (A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.), David Hyde (David Hyde & Associates), Brian Lawson (Alterna Savings)
2:30pm
Break
3:00pm
Business Best Practices
A panel will discuss the journey of becoming a licensed producer of medical cannabis. (Q & A with audience).
Moderator: Sébastien St. Louis (The Hydropothecary)
Speakers: John Fowler (7 ACRES), Luc Duchesne (WeedMD), Cole Cacciavillani (Aphira)
4:30pm-6:00pm
Networking reception, Cash bar

Saturday, April 29th

8:00am
Doors Open
9:00am
Welcome from Cannabis Canada Association
Chair: Colette Rivet, Executive Director, Cannabis Canada Association
9:10am
Medical Cannabis 101
This presentation will give a general overview of medical cannabis: plant, effects, and consumption means, THC, CBD, strains. (Q & A with audience)
Speaker: Bin Huang (Emerald Botanicals)
10:00am
Break
10:30am
Medical Cannabis in Canada
The existing system for medical cannabis and its history in Canada will be presented along with the available data on use.
Speaker: Jillian Henderson (Canadian Cannabis Clinics)
11:30am
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Cannabis in the Workplace: Employers/employee’s rights, testing. Medical use rights. (Q & A with audience)
Speaker: Alexander Kooiman (Quarry Park Law)
12:30pm
Lunch Break
1:30pm
Social License Issues
Impaired driving, policing, harm minimization, public safety (pricing & black market), community growers, smoking / vaping in public places.
Speaker: Supt. Paul Johnston (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
2:30pm
Break
3:00pm
Youth Education
Risks, evaluation data, advertising, minimum age, in-school programs Possible speakers: Health Canada Cannabis Legalization & Regulation Secretariat
Speakers: Don Cooley (Springboard), Alexis Vegh (Springboard’s Weed Out The Risk)
4:00pm
Continuing Education & Careers
Curriculum & continuing education for medical professionals, police, employee certification program.
Speakers: Jason Fleming (MedReleaf)
4:30pm
Closing Remarks

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