Friday, September 28th, 2018





8:30 – 9:30

Doors Open / Registration

9:00 – 10:15

Welcome Speech.
1st Keynote: The Endocannabinoid System in Health and Disease

Dr. Ethan Russo (PHYTECS)

David Hutchinson

10:15 – 10:45

2nd Keynote: The Future of Cannabis

Reid Parr (Agrima Botanicals)

Salimeh Tabrizi

10:45 – 11:10

Environmental Cases and Updates: Chevron Case-Ecuador, Kinder Morgan – Canada

Rex Weyler (Green Peace)
Chief Reuben George (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

David Hutchinson

11:10 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:00

The Science of Cannabis Therapeutics: The Importance of CBD in Cannabis Treatment

Martin A. Lee (Project CBD)

David Hutchinson

12:00 – 1:15: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:00

Cannabis Legalization Panel- Province by Province Updates of Cannabis Laws, Latest News on the Medical and Recreational Market, and Best Ways to Work Within the Legalized Framework.

Gerald Thomas (Director, Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis and Gambling Policy and Prevention
John Conroy (BC Ministry of Health)
Dan Rowland (420 Advisory Management)
Andrew Gordon (Aura Dispensary)

Hilary Black (BC Compassion Club, Canopy)

2:00 – 2:15

Q & A

2:15 – 2:30

Social Responsibility in the Cannabis Industry and Community

Hilary Black (BC Compassion Club, Canopy)

2:30 – 2:45

Latest Updates on Cannabis Research in Canada

Dr. Zach Walsh (UBC)

David Hutchinson

2:45 – 3:15

Medicinal Uses of Cannabis Panel (Mental Health, Chronic Pain, Gut Health and More).

Dr. Zach Walsh
Dr. Natasha Ryz
Phil Kwong
Adolfo Gonzalez

3:15 – 3:30

Q & A

3:30 – 4:00: Break

4:00 – 4:20

Understanding Cannabis Through Macro Photography

Marcus Richardson (Hash Church)

4:20 – 4:40

Cannabis Magic and Alchemy

Chris Bennett

4:40 – 5:10

Cannabis- Sacred, Spiritual and Ceremonial Use Panel.

Karen Urquhart
Chris Bennett

5:10 – 5:30

Q & A

5:30 – 6:00

Multidisciplinary Association on Psychedelic Research (MAPS) National and International Updates

Mark Haden (Director, MAPS Canada)

6:00 – 6:30

MDMA- Assisted Psychotherapy, LSD, and 5 MeO-DMT Therapeutics Panel

Mark Haden (MAPS)
Dr. Martin W. Ball (USO)
Gillian Maxwell (MAPS)
Hayden Rubensohn (UBC)

“Chris and I had the extreme pleasure of attending our very first Cannabis & Hemp Conference and Expo in 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 2018 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