Friday, September 28th, 2018





8:30 – 9:00

Doors Open / Registration

9:00 – 10:10

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

Dr. Ethan Russo (Director of Research and Development at International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute, Medical Director at PHYTECS)

David Hutchinson

10:15 – 10:45

2nd Keynote: Cannabis Quality Production – Opportunities Identified from Research

Dr. Zamir Punja (Professor of Plant Biotechnology, Simon Fraser University) -speaking on behalf of Agrima Botanicals

Salimeh Tabrizi

10:50 – 11:15

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

Rex Weyler (Co-Founder, Green Peace), Reuben George (Sacred Trust, Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

David Hutchinson

11:15 – 11:35

Emerald Health Therapeutics

11:35 – 12:00

Cannabidiol at the Crossroads: The Science and Politics of Artisanal Cannabis & Pharmaceutical CBD

Martin A. Lee (Project CBD)

David Hutchinson

12:00 – 1:15: Lunch Break

1:15 – 1:30

Ground-Breaking Cannabis Research in Canada

Dr. Zach Walsh (UBC)

1:30 – 2:00

Medical Uses of Cannabis Panel (Mental Health, Cancer, MS, Inflammation, Pain, Gut Health and More)

Dr. Zach Walsh (UBC), Dr. Natasha Ryz (Zenabis), Adolfo Gonzalez (CannaReps), Dr. Christian Le (Green Earth Medicine)

Siobhan McCarthy (Cannalife)

2:00 – 2:40

Cannabis Legalization Panel- Province by Province breakdown of Cannabis Laws, Updates on the Medical and Recreational Market, Compliance, Testing and Packaging, as well as Transitioning into the Legalized Market

Gerald Thomas (Director, Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis and Gambling Policy and Prevention. BC Ministry of Health), John Conroy (Conroy & Company Law), Dan Rowland (420 Advisory Management), Dana Larsen (The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, Sensible BC)

Hilary Black (Canopy, BC Compassion Club)

2:40 – 2:55

Q & A

3:00 – 3:15

Vitalis – Extraction Research and Innovation

3:15 – 3:45

Cannabis Extraction and Concentrates Panel: The Missing Link

Phil Kwong (3C Carbon), Matthew Ellis (Extration Tek Solutions)

3:45 – 3:55

Q & A

3:55 – 4:25: Break

4:25 – 4:45

Understanding Cannabis Through Macro Photography

Marcus Richardson (Hash Church)

4:50 – 5:10

Cannabis and Magic – Past, Present and Future

Chris Bennett (Urban Shaman)

5:10 – 5:40

Sacred and Spiritual Use of Cannabis Panel

Miryam Lawton (Plant Medicine Facilitator), Semir Yusuf (Ganja Yoga & Meditation), Chase Trellert (Plant Medicine Facilitator), Kalawna Biggs (Psychic, Intuitive Healer)

5:40 – 5:50

Q & A

5:50 – 6:20

Multidisciplinary Association on Psychedelic Research (MAPS) National and International Updates MDMA- Assisted Psychotherapy, LSD, and 5 MeO-DMT Therapeutics Panel

Mark Haden (Director, MAPS Canada), Dr. Martin W. Ball (University of Southern Oregon), Martin A. Lee (Project CBD), Hayden Rubensohn (UBC)

6:20 – 6:30

Q & A

“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