Program

CHCE 2017 is the largest Cannabis Conference in Canada. You will be with over 1,000 expected attendees visiting the 60+ exhibit booth Expo and participating in two days of scientific presentations and panel discussions.

Expanding from CHCE 2016, continue the dialogue with us and further understand the benefits of Cannabis for Cancer, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Insomnia, Crohn’s Disease, Anxiety and Depression, Skin Care, as well as overall Health and Wellness.

Our Program at a Glance provides an overview of the jam-packed program over the two days. You can wander from the Expo to a Workshop to a Panel or Presentation, then back to the Expo, taking breaks to enjoy UBC throughout the day, or plan a purposeful schedule that maximises your two days of Conference and Expo. Be sure to visit the Expo page to see the expansive list of Exhibitors and Sponsors.

Register today to immerse yourself in two days of exceptional learning and empowerment about the benefits of Cannabis

CHCE 2016

At a Glance

Saturday, May 6

08:00 – 17:30 – Registration is open
10:00 – 17:00 – Expo is open
09:00 – 10:30 – Welcome by Salimeh Tabrizi, Kwitsel Tatel and Bruce Taylor and welcome Keynote “End of the Inquisition? Cognitive liberty, adult sovereignty, and the legalization of cannabis” by Graham Hancock
10:30 – 11:00 – Keynote “Understanding the Pharmacology of Cannabis” by Dr. Ethan Russo

11:00 – 11:40 – Morning Break with Exhibit Hall Open

11:40 – 12:10 – Evolution and the Endocannabinoid System by Dr. Bob Melamede
12:10 – 12:20 – Understanding Cancer and the Benefits of Cannabis Therapy by Corrie Yelland
12:20 – 12:50 – Cannabis and Cancer (Panel)

13:15 – 14:15 – Lunch Break with Exhibit Hall Open

13:30 – 15:30 – Cannabis Juicing and Healthy Edibles Workshop by Alison Draisin

14:00 – 14:15 – Alchemy, Magic and Cannabis – by Chris Bennett
14:15 – 14:45 – Sacred / Historical / Ceremonial (Panel)
14:55 – 15:25 – Patient Access and Patient Care (Panel)

15:30 – 17:30 – Make Your Own Cannabis Topicals – Skin care and Pain Management (Anti-Aging, Skin Care and Arthritis) Workshop by Dr. Natasha Ryz and David Remillard

15:35 – 16:05 – Afternoon Break with Exhibit Hall Open

16:05 – 16:35 – Cannabis Growing and Cultivation (Panel)
16:45 – 17:15 – Cannabis-Environmental Sustainability and Protection (Panel)
17:25 – 17:55 – Cannabis Genetics (Panel)
18:05 – 18:35 – The Hash Eaters and Other Argonauts: The Psychedelic Power of Cannabis by Chris Kilham
19:00 – Post Conference Reception and Graham Hancock Book Signing

Sunday, May 7

08:00 – 17:30 – Registration is open
09:00 – 17:00 – Expo is  open
09:00 – 09:15 – Welcome by Salimeh Tabrizi
09:15 – 09:45 – Keynote “Ganja road: Medicine Hunting for Cannabis” by Chris Kilham
09:45 – 10:15 – Welcome Keynote “Negotiations with the Green Goddess – the highs and lows, the gifts and debits, of this author’s 30-year relationship with cannabis” by Graham Hancock
10:15 – 10:45 – Keynote “Hemp Utility and Industry Updates” by Anndrea Hermann
10:45 – 11:00 – Cannabis and Gut Health by Dr. Natasha Ryz

11:00 – 11:40 – Morning Break with Exhibit Hall Open

11:40 – 12:05 – Endocannabinoid System – A Gateway to Health by Dr. Ethan Russo
12:05 – 12:30 – Deep Science: CBD, THC & Cannabis Therapeutics by Martin A. Lee
12:30 – 13:00 – Medicinal Use of Cannabis (Panel)

13:15 – 14:15 – Lunch Break with Exhibit Hall Open

13:30 – 15:30 – Cannabis Culinary Arts – Cashew Ice Cream and Spanokopita Workshop by Watermelon

14:15 – 14:30 – Cannabis and Pain – An Overview by Dr. Caroline MacCallum
14:30 – 14:40 – My MS Journey: Finding Solutions with Cannabis by Philip Kwong
14:40 – 15:00 – The Underlying Roots of Pain – Pain as a Teacher by Bruce Taylor
15:00 – 15:30 – Cannabis and Pain – Cannabis as an Alternative to Opioid Overuse (Panel)

15:30 – 17:30 – Cannabis Growing – Take Home Your Own Cannabis Plant Workshop by David Bernard Perron, Travis Lane and Susan Sheldon

15:40 – 16:10 – Afternoon Break with Exhibit Hall Open

16:10 – 16:40 – Hemp Reality – Seed, Grain, Flower and Stalk Uses Plus Industry Updates (Panel)
16:50 – 17:20 – Extraction and Concentrates (Panel)
17:30 – 17:45 – Arrests and Court Cases by Watermelon
17:45 – 18:00 – National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association by Antoinette Marley
18:00 – 18:30 – Legalization and Public Activism (Panel)
18:30 – 18:40 – Q & A
18:40-19:10 – Closing by Salimeh Tabrizi and Kwitsel Tatel and Guitar Tribute by John Sheldon

“Chris and I had the extreme pleasure of attending our very first Cannabis & Hemp Conference and Expo last July 2016 in Vancouver. … All the guest speakers, including scientists, doctors, growers, and many in the business of Cannabis were extremely interesting! The trade show portion offered an opportunity to see the wide range of products and services available in this fast advancing industry as well as an opportunity to network! The 2017 Conference is well worth attending for anyone with a vested interest or just a minor interest in Cannabis as medicine or for recreational use.”

Chris and Elaine Nuessler

Kyla’s Quest: Medical Cannabis for Sick Kids