Program - Panel

CHCE16CHCE 2017 Panelists are ready to engage and discuss, debate and respond. Here is a sample of questions for the panelists. Be sure to bring your own as well! And don’t forget to Register after perusing the amazing lineup of presentations!

  • What is the current status of Cannabis laws in Canada?
  • How will these laws change with the new legislature for legalization?
  • What can we learn from the USA legalization initiatives?
  • What is the public health approach to Cannabis legalization?
  • How can Cannabis be de-stigmatized in the mainstream medical community?
  • What is the difference between THC and CBD and what roles do they play in Cancer treatment, epilepsy, pain, inflammation and other medical conditions?
  • Will Canadians be able to grow their own Cannabis?
  • In indoor growing, what drivers create the biggest environmental impacts, and how have growing techniques evolved to reduce greater carbon footprint?

Saturday early afternoon

12:20 – 12:50

Cannabis and Cancer (Panel)

Dr. Chris Spooner, Paula Doyle Weigel, Dr. Dave Hepburn, Corrie Yelland
Moderator: Siobhan McCarthy
MC: David Hutchinson

Corrie YellandDave Hepburn

Siobhan McCarthy

Siobhan McCarthy

14:15 – 14:45

Sacred / Historical / Ceremonial (Panel)

Chris Bennett, Paula Doyle WeigelStephen Gray, and Semir Yusuf
Moderator & MC: Alyse Gabriel

chris bennett

Alyse Gabrial

Alyse Gabriel

14:55 – 15:25

Patient Access and Patient Care (Panel)

Dr. Bryn Hindman, David Hutchinson, Ian Dawkins and Andrea Dobbs
Moderator: David Remillard
MC: Alyse Gabriel

Ian DawkinsBryn

David Rémillard

Saturday late afternoon

16:05 – 16:35

Cannabis Growing and Cultivation (Panel)

David Bernard Perron, Susan SheldonTravis Lane and Calvin Thomas
Moderator: Selena Wong
MC: Semir Yusuf

david pierre

Selena Wong

Selena Wong

16:45 – 17:15

Cannabis-Environmental Sustainability and Protection (Panel)

Anna Owen, Joy Beckerman, Jonathan Valdman and Travis Lane
Moderator: Jeremy Jacob
MC: Semir Yusuf

Anna C Owen

Jeremy Jacob

Jeremy Jacob

17:25 – 17:55

Cannabis Genetics (Panel)

Philippe Henry, Dr. Mowgli Holmes, Jonathan Valdman and Calvin Thomas
Moderator: Dieter Macpherson
MC: Semir Yusuf


Dieter Macpherson

Sunday early afternoon

12:30 – 13:00

Medicinal Use of Cannabis (Panel)

Dr. Ethan Russo, Dr. Caroline MacCallum, Dr. Zach WalshDr. Natasha Ryz and
Moderator: David Hutchinson
MC: Danielle Jackson

NatashaZach WalshEthan Russo

David Hutchinson

15:00 – 15:30

Cannabis and Pain (Cannabis as an Alternative to Opioid Overuse (Panel)

Dr. Dave Hepburn, Dori Dempster, Phil Kwong and Cheryl Rose
Moderator: Andrew Gordon
MC: Semir Yusuf

Dave Hepburn

Andrew Gordon

Sunday late afternoon

16:10 – 16:40

Hemp Reality – Seed, Grain, Flower and Stalk Uses Plus Industry Updates (Panel)

Anndrea Hermann, Joy Beckerman Ruth Shamai and Martin A. Lee.
Moderator: Anna C. Owen
MC: Semir Yusuf

Martin LeeRuth ShamaiAnndrea hermann

Anna C. Owen

16:50 – 17:20

Extraction and Concentrates (Panel)

AC Braddock, Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson, Mathew Ellis and John Coleman
Moderator: Alison Draisin
MC: Dr. Dave Hepburn

AC Braddock

alison draisin

Alison Draisin

17:45 – 18:15

Legalization and Public Activism (Panel)

John Conroy, Jodie Emery, Mark Haden, Dana Larsen, David Malmo-Levine and Robert W. E. Laurie
Moderator: Jamie Shaw
MC: Dr. Dave Hepburn

Dana LarsonJodie EmeryJohn Conroyrob laurie

Jamie Shaw

Jamie Shaw