Friday, September 28th, 2018 – UBC Chan Center





8:00 – 9:00

Doors Open / Registration / Music performance on the Chan Stage

Natalie Ramsay – Daughter of the Moon

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 (Medical Cannabis Health Consultant)

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

David Hutchinson (Medical Cannabis Health Consultant)

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)

Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

11:15 – 11:45

Interpreting Genetics with Aurora Cannabis

Annaliese Kibler (Manager of Regulatory Affairs), John Barnet (Chief Cultivator), Cory Larsen (Senior Manager of Product Planning), Danny Motyka (General Manager of Aurora Vie)

Moderator: Miz D (Cannatherapy)
MC: Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

11:45 – 11:55

Q & A

11:55 – 12:25

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

Martin A. Lee (Project CBD)

David Hutchinson (Medical Cannabis Health Consultant)

12:25 – 1:30: Lunch Break

1:20 – 1:30

Musical Performance on Chan Stage

Natalie Ramsay – Daughter of the Moon

1:30 – 2:00

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

Dr. Zach Walsh (UBC), Dori Dempster (Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary) Adolfo Gonzalez (CannaReps), Dr. Christian Le (Green Earth Medicine)

Moderator: Siobhan McCarthy (Cannalife)
MC: Jessica Brown (Grow, Daily Hive)

2:00 – 2:10

Q & A

2:10 – 2:45

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), Dana Larsen (Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary), (Kirk Tousaw (Tousaw Law Corporation), Andrew Gordon (Aura Cannabis Inc.)

Moderator: Barinder Rasode (Niche Canada, Botaniq)
MC: Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

2:45 – 2:55

Q & A

3:00 – 3:15

Branding, Labeling and Compliance – Standing Out Under Heavy Regulations in the Legalized Market

Jennifer-Kelly Larry (President, CBD Strategy Group) Q & A

Moderator: Jessica Brown (Grow, Daily Hive)
MC: Phil Kwong (3 Carbon)

3:15 – 3:45

Cannabis Extraction, Concentrates, Distillation, and Edibles Panel: The Missing Link

Matthew Ellis (Extration Tek Solutions), Pete Peterson (Vitalis), Michael Maibach (Lab Society)

Moderator: Phil Kwong (3 Carbon)
MC: Jessica Brown (Grow, Daily Hive)

3:55 – 4:25: Break

4:20 – 4:25

Music Performance on the Chan Center

Natalie Ramsay – Daughter of the Moon

4:25 – 4:45

Understanding Cannabis Through Macro Photography

Marcus Richardson (Hash Church)

Amanda Siebert (Cannabis Reporter and Author)

4:45 – 5:05

Cannabis and Magic – Past, Present and Future

Chris Bennett (Urban Shaman)

Amanda Siebert (Cannabis Reporter and Author)

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)

Moderator: Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

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)

Moderator: Charlotte Jackson (UBC)
MC: Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

6:20 – 6:30

Q & A

6:30 – 8:30

Reception in the Grand Foyer (Chan Center) / Musical Performance / Ceremony on the Chan Stage

Prosad (Sitar), Vi-An (Zither), (Natalie Ramsay – Daughter of the Moon (Guitar, Vocals) and Sonny Davis (Guitar)

“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