Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo 2016

Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo 2016

Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo 2016

Strengthening the Roots of Growth, Healing and Connection

Join us on July 9th and 10th at the Westin Bayshore to take part in cultivating a common ground for the future use of Cannabis both nationally and internationally. We are very excited to have Dr. Lumir Hanus, the ground-breaking scientist who discovered the Endocannabinoid System, joining us as the Keynote Speaker for the conference. Also speaking will be internationally-acclaimed author Martin A. Lee (Smoke Signals) who will be presenting on the CBD panel. We are also very pleased to have Dr. Paul Hornby joining us, a world recognized expert and scientist who has profiled over 15,000 different strains using HPLC technology.

 

 

  • General Info
  • Two Day Conference & Expo
  • 50 Speakers and Over 60 Exhibitors
  • Date & Location
  • July 9th and 10th, 2016

  • The Westin Bayshore

2016 Speakers

2016 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lumír Ondřej Hanuš

Dr. Lumír Ondřej Hanuš, Czech Analytical Chemist, leading authority in the field of Cannabis research. In 1992, he and molecular pharmacologist William Anthony Devane discovered and first described the structure of anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter.

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Special Presenter: Bruce Taylor

Bruce Taylor resides on Cortes Island and is currently being of service to others through acting as a spiritual guide. Bruce lived in a Tibetan Bon monastery in India where he studied under a Dzogchen master and has combined what he learned there with Peruvian shamanism and Zen principles to create a program for awakening people from the western mind.

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CBD Discussion

Moderator: David Hutchinson

Cannabis Patient Consultant

As a patient advocate, Hutch is frequently invited to attend and present speeches for various organizations including the Society for Integrative Oncology, the Vancouver Health Expo, the BC Cancer Agency ‘Cannabis Research Priority Setting Workshop’, The Arthritis Society of Canada and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.  

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Dr. Paul Hornby

Doctorate Degree in Human Pathology

Dr. Paul Hornby has more than 30 years experience studying herbs and supplements in human systems.

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Martin A. Lee

Co-Founder & Director of Project CBD

Martin A. Lee is the co-founder and director of Project CBD, an educational service that reports on cannabis science, therapeutics and political economy.

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Dr. Charles Whitfield

Medical Doctor & Author

Charles Whitfield, MD, specializes in psychiatry (mental health) addiction medicine (opioid overuse and withdrawal) and trauma psychology.

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Legalization and Public Activism Panel

Moderator: Jamie Shaw

Former President, Cannadian Association for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD)

Jamie Shaw is both a former Director, and former staff of the BC Compassion Club Society (BCCCS), where her work was comprised of various roles including communications beginning in 2012.

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Marc Emery

The world-famous “Prince of Pot”
Cannabis Culture

Marc Emery, the world-famous “Prince of Pot”, is known for his essential involvement in the marijuana movement since 1991. He created Cannabis Culture magazine, founded Pot TV, and campaigned in elections at all levels of government since 1980.

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Jodie Emery

Co-Owner, Cannabis Culture, Political Activist & Public Speaker

Jodie Emery is a political activist, public speaker, and long-time marijuana legalization advocate. Together with her famous activist husband Marc Emery, she owns and operates Cannabis Culture stores, Cannabis Culture vapor lounges, Cannabis Culture news and Pot TV.

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Dana Larsen

Founder, Vancouver Dispensary Society and Sensible BC

Dana Larsen is a well-known Vancouver cannabis activist, businessman and politician. He served ten years as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, is the co-founder of the Vancouver Seed Bank, and is the founder of the Vancouver Dispensary Society.  

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Kirk Tousaw

Barrister and Advocate for Law Reform,
Tousaw Law Corporation

Kirk Tousaw is a barrister and advocate for law reform. His primary practice areas are Medical Cannabis Regulatory Compliance, Cannabis Criminal Defence and Strategic Litigation.

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Mark Haden

Chair,
Multidiciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS Canada)

Mark Haden is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and teaches in the UBC school of Population and Public Health, Nursing, Social Work and Medicine.

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Medicinal Use of Cannabis

Dr. Dave Hepburn

Medical Doctor, Medutainer and Award-Winning Syndicated Columnist

Dave is an award-winning syndicated columnist featured in several major newspapers across the United States and Canada, and is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Association columnist of the year award.

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Hilary Black

Director, Patient and Community Services, Bedrocan

Hilary pioneered the first medical cannabis dispensary in Canada, British Columbia Compassion Club Society (BCCCS), in 1997.

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Dr. Zach Walsh

Professor, Psychologist, University of British Columbia

Zach Walsh, PhD, RPsych is an Associate Professor of Psychology at UBC, and a registered clinical psychologist.

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Dori Dempster

Executive Director
The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary

Dori Dempster has been the Executive Director of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary since its opening in 2008.

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Dr. Natasha Ryz

Co-Founder, Ryz Remi Entrepreneur and Researcher

Dr. Natasha is an entrepreneur and researcher studying how cannabis can improve health. Natasha has a PhD in Experimental Medicine from UBC.

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Hemp Reality-Seed, Grain, Flower and Stalk Uses Plus Industry Updates

Moderator: Anna C. Owen

Sales, Researcher and Advocate
M.A. Hemp Social Science

For several years, Anna has enjoyed working for the hemp cause with various companies, grassroots campaigns and organizations.

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Anndrea Hermann

Owner, Hemp Technologies Canada

Anndrea Hermann is the owner of Hemp Technologies Canada, Instructor OSU WSE266 Industrial Hemp and board member of the Canadian Trade Alliance.

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Joy Beckerman

Principal, Hemp Ace International

Joy Beckerman is the Principal at Hemp Ace International, a Seattle-based global Cannabis consulting and brokerage firm.

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Dr. John Vidmar

COF, NGK Biologix & Nutraponics Canada Corp.

Dr. John Vidmar is the Chief Operating Officer of NGK Biologix and Chief Technology Officer of Nutraponics Canada Corp.

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Charles Holmes

Co-Founder, Hempco Canada Superfoods

Charles teaches and speaks on health and wellness, and he and his wife and family are working to take Hempco (and now PLANETHEMP®) global.

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Cannabis-Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Jeremy Jacob

Engineer, President of CAMCD and Village Dispensary

As an engineer, president of CAMCD and a partner in The Village dispensary Jeremy finds himself navigating the unchartered waters of legalization and is excited about what the future holds.

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AC Braddock

CEO, Eden Labs

AC Braddock is the CEO of the industry’s most innovative and respected extraction technology company and a career entrepreneur.

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Martin A. Lee

Co-Founder & Director of Project CBD

Martin A. Lee is the cofounder and director of Project CBD, an educational service that reports on cannabis science, therapeutics and political economy.

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Travis Lane

CEO, The Internet Dispensary

With almost two decades of experience working with cannabis, Travis Lane has established himself as an optimistic voice for future of the industry.

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Sacred, Ceremonial & Historical Use

Moderator: Soheil Samimi

Soheil is dedicated to honor the sacred divine teachings of the plants and spiritual practices, gain a higher self-realization and also help create a safe space for such new experiences and the healing of others.

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Chris Bennett

Author, Speaker and Founder of Urban Shaman Ethnobotanicals

Chris Bennett is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of Cannabis.

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Barbara Harris

Consciousness Researcher, Therapist and Author

Barbara Harris is a consciousness researcher, therapist and author and co-author of 10 books.

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Stephen Gray

Author & Speaker, Co-Organizer of the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference

Stephen Gray is an author, speaker, conference and workshop organizer, musician, and photographer.

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Mat Beren

Owner, House of the Great Gardener

Mat fought a successful six year constitutional challenge in the BC Supreme Court regarding the MMAR program.

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Patient Care

Donna Johannson

Consultant, Canna-Biz Education

Donna Johannson is a self-employed Business Consultant since 2012. She provides leadership in the design and implementation of adult educational programs.

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Dr. Sunil K. Aggarwal

Palliative Medicine Physician and Associate Hospice Medical Director, WA

Sunil K. Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR is a Palliative Medicine Physician and Associate Hospice Medical Director at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Washington state.

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Dr. Chris Spooner, ND

Adjunct Faculty at UBC Okanagan & the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

Chris is the owner of Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine and currently in private practice in Vernon BC. He sits on the Board of Directors of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC.

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Terry Roycroft

President, Medical Cannabis Resource Centre Inc.

In 2010, Mr. Roycroft founded MCRCI, a private organization with licensed physicians that educate and sign in support of qualified patients looking for legal access and guidance for medicinal cannabis.

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My MS Journey: Finding Solutions with Cannabis

Philip Kwong

Philip is a 25 year old entrepreneur and one of the founders of a new start-up called “Holistic Extracts” which seeks to develop clean, medically tested concentrates for treatment of MS and other patients.

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Dispensaries, LPs, Medium Sized and Small Sized Growers

Hilary Black

Hilary is a currently the Director of Patient and Community Services for Bedrocan, a licensed producer in Canada. She provides her expertise on patient care, education, outreach, advocacy and physician education initiatives.

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Neil Belot

Chief Brand Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Neil Belot is the Chief Brand Officer for Aurora Cannabis Inc., Alberta’s first and only federally licensed producer of medical cannabis under Health Canada’s MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations).

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Dieter MacPherson

Former President, Canadian Association for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD)

Dieter has been instrumental to the success of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, a non-profit, compassion club that he helped to transition in 2012.

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Ian Dawkins

Former Executive Director, Cannabis Growers of Canada (CGC)

As the former Executive Director of the Cannabis Growers of Canada (CGC), Ian Dawkins is dedicated to ensuring small and medium-sized cannabis businesses are able to participate in a free and fair legal cannabis marketplace.

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Teresa Taylor

Craft Cannabis Association of BC

Teresa Taylor is a second-generation cannabis advocate with expertise in public relations. She attended Canada’s first Hempfest with her father former Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor.

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Andrew Robinson

Founding Member, Quintet Ventures

Andrew Robinson has been operating as a multi-level entrepreneur for nearly two decades, specializing in strategic corporate sales, partnership agreements and brand development.

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Cannabis Extraction

Alison Draisin

CEO, Ettalew’s Edibles

Alison Draisin is the CEO of Ettalew’s Edibles, which has won multiple national awards for their gourmet edibles.

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Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson

Founder, Bubbleman Freshheadies, Ltd.

Marcus Richardson is a pioneer in the field of medical Cannabis, as well as an entrepreneur, macro photographer, and founder of Freshheadies, Ltd.

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AC Braddock

CEO, Eden Labs

AC Braddock is the CEO of the industry’s most innovative and respected extraction technology company and a career entrepreneur.

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Horatio Delbert

Green Chemist, Permaculture Design Teacher

Horatio Delbert is a Green Chemist, Permaculture Design Teacher, Visual Effects Supervisor and the inventor of “LHO”.

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Cannabis Cultivation and Growing

Moderator: Josh “Plantbuilder” Rettie

Josh Rettie has been working with cannabis professionally for 18 years. Travelling internationally, speaking publicly, and volunteering with Seattle Hempfest since 2004, Josh aka ‘plantbuilder’ has garnered the attention and respect of his peers and mentors in the industry.

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Sarah Bradshaw

Master Herbalist

Sarah’s experience as a grower of cannabis dates back to 1971 when she planted several seeds in a newly dug irrigation line for the cemetery on the slope of Mt. Ida.

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Travis Lane

CEO, The Internet Dispensary

With almost two decades of experience working with cannabis, Travis Lane has established himself as an optimistic voice for future of the industry.

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Selena Wong

Co-founder & President, Flower of Life Compassion Club Society

Selena has been a long time advocate for conscious cannabis cultivation, and is dedicated to nurturing the intimate, sacred relationship between Cannabis, grower, medicine maker, and consumer.

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David Bernard-Perron

Lead Agrologist/Grower, Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation

David Bernard-Perron is an Agrologist and has a Master of Science in Plant Sciences from McGill University.

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Cannabis Genetics

Moderator: Dieter MacPherson

Former President, Canadian Association for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries ( CAMCD)

Dieter MacPherson has nearly a decade of experience in the Cannabis Industry. He has been instrumental to the success of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, a non-profit, compassion club that he helped to transition in 2012.

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Philippe Henry

Adjunct Professor, UNBC

Philippe Henry is a scientist and Cannabis aficionado. His recent research focuses on using genomic and bioinformatic tools to shed light on the health of our planet and ourselves.

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Mat Beren

Owner, House of the Great Gardener

Mat Beren owner of House of the Great Gardener has been working with cannabis for the last 21 years. For 14 of those years Mat has worked with numerous clubs across Canada.

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Cannabis and Lifestyle

Moderator: Alyse Gabriel

Co-Owner, Ave Maria Infusions

Alyse Gabriel is an advocate for the spiritual/religious use of Cannabis and other Spirit plant medicines such as Ayahuasca and Psilocybin.

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Alison Draisin

CEO, Ettalew’s Edibles

As a grower and extractor, Alison employs a variety of methods for infusing tasty, potent, goodies.

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Semir Yusuf

Ganja Yoga

Semir teaches Ganja Yoga at Cannabis Culture Lounge and other locations in Vancouver.

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Angelina Blessed

Muaythai Fighter

Angelina is a Muaythai fighter who has spent 10 years training and fighting in Thailand and Canada.

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Esteemed Exhibitors

  • Air Cannabis (506)
  • Aira Labs (512)
  • AirMed.ca (302
  • Alair (602)
  • Amethystore (405)
  • Apothecary Labs (405)
  • Aurora (412)
  • BC Compassion Club Society (315)
  • Ryz Remi Organic Skincare (315)
  • Bliss (501)
  • Bubble Man Brand and Blue (312)
  • Blue River Terpenes (312)
  • Budderfly Infusion (504)
  • Calyx Wellness (306)
  • Cannabis Culture (101)
  • Cannabis Growers of Canada (200)
  • Cannabis Life Network (303)
  • Cannalife Botanicals (105)
  • Cannabis Trade Alliance
    of Canada Pavillion (507)
  • Conscious Living Network (601)
  • Craft Cannabis (604)
  • Crop King Seeds (301)
  • Destiny Grow Systems (100)
  • Donna Johannson, Canna-Biz (510)
  • Eden Labs (402)
  • Eden Medicinal (502)
  • Eggs Canna (404)
  • Green Hart Health &
    Wellness (313)
  • Green Island Naturals (605)
  • Green Leaf Clinic (205)
  • Hempco (314)
  • Jade Maple (305)
  • Kootenay’s Medicine Tree (203)
  • Langley Wholesale (508)
  • LMG Insurance Brokers (403)
  • Lotus Land – Weeds
    Social Club (102)
  • Med Pot Now (409)
  • MediGreen (415)
  • Medicinal Cannabis
    Resource Centre Inc. (311)
  • Medtainer Canada (514)
  • MJ Freeway Business
    Solutions (207)
  • MMJ Canada (316)
  • MMJ Total Healthcare (410)
  • MOTA Green Meds (304)
  • Namaste Technologies (300)
  • OCannaBliss (307)
  • Phant Extracts (400)
  • Potent Industry (503)
  • Project CBD (401)
  • Sensible BC (407)
  • Flower of Life Compassion
    Club (202)
  • The Medicinal Cannabis
    Dispensary (603)
  • Thermodynamics.ca (204)
  • Tiffany & Company Law (413)
  • Tilray (500)
  • Tree of Life Botanicals (600)
  • Village Dispensary (201)
  • Women Grow (505)
  • Zen Leaf Delivery (103)
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