Saturday, September 29th, 2018





8:00 – 9:00

Doors Open / Registration

9:00 – 10:10

Welcome Speech and Opening Prayers
1st Keynote: The Cannabis Synergy: Cannabinoids Meet Terpenoids

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: Advancing Cannabis Efficacy & Safety Through Research and Product Development

Reid Parr (Founder and COO of Ascent Industries Corporation/Agrima Botanicals)

Moderator: Dr. Perry Kendall (former Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia and current Ascent Industries Corporation Board of Director member)
MC: David Hutchinson (Medical Cannabis Health Consultant)

10:45 – 10:55

Q & A

10:55 – 11:25

A Fresh Perspective on Cannabis Quality Control Testing and Extraction: The Chemistry of Cannabis Panel

Northern Vine Labs: Jaclyn Thomson PhD, Katie Maloney MSc, Clare Maloney BSc

Moderator: Iva Gatcheva (Northern Vine Labs)
MC: Donna Johannson (Founder, Canadian Women in Cannabis)

11:25 – 12:00

Cannabis Legalization in Canada-Past, Present and Future – Laws, Access and Gaps

John Conroy (Conroy & Company Law), Reid Parr (Founder and COO of Ascent Industries Corporation / Agrima Botanicals), Robert Laurie (Ad Lucem Law), Jamie Shaw (Groundwork Consulting)

Moderator: Barinder Rasode (Niche Canada, Botaniq, CannabisWise)
MC: Donna Johannson (Founder, Canadian Women in Cannabis)

12:00 – 12:10

Q & A

12:10 – 1:15: Lunch Break

1:05 – 1:15

Musical Performance on the Chan Stage

Natalie Ramsay – Daughter of the Moon

1:15 – 1:45

Is Cannabis an Option for Me? From capsules, Oils, Topicals, to Suppositories, What is the Best Delivery Method?

David Hutchinson (Cannabis Health Expert), Lindsey Gorman (Epilepsy Patient), Phil Kwong (MS Patient, 3Carbon) John de Silva (Epilepsy Patient)

Moderator: Selena Wong (Flower of Life Integrative Health)
MC: David Weale (The Grind Bar)

1:45 – 2:00

Therapeutic Rationale for CBD

Soheil Samimi (Medigreen) and Tori Holmes (co-founder of Nectar Juicery)

MC: David Weale (The Grind Bar)

2:00 – 2:15

Cancer and the Benefits of Cannabis Oil Therapy

Corrie Yelland (Cannabis Health Expert)

David Hutchinson (Medical Cannabis Health Consultant)

2:15 – 2:45

Cannabis Patient Success Stories – Panel

Doug Bench (Retired Lawyer, Former Judge, Survivor of COPD Lung Cancer)
Lynn & Michael Puttman (Survivor of Stage IV Bone Metastatic and Prostate Cancer), Mandy and Cheyenne Zwicker (5-year-old Survivor of Neuroblastoma Cancer), Chris Loriault (Cannabis Paste for Cancer)

Moderator: Corrie Yelland (Cannabis Cancer Survivor and Health Consultant)

2:45 – 2:55

Q & A

2:55 – 3:20

Consciously Cultivating Cannabis – Closed-Loop System, Living Soil and DEM Organic Pure Certification for Cannabis

Josh Sarvis and Kelly Dunn (Dragon Fly Earth Medicine)

Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

3:20 – 3:45

Filling the Gap: A Cooperative Model for Preserving Medical Use in the New Era of Legalization

Joel Podersky (Cascadia Agricultural Co-operative Association), Semir Yusuf (Cascadia Agricultural Co-operative Association)

David Remillard (KPU)

3:45 – 4:10: Break

4:10 – 4:30

Hemp Utility and Industry Updates

Anndrea Hermann (World-Leading Expert on Hemp, The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting)

David Remillard (KPU)

4:30 – 4:55

Psilocybin, Medicinal Mushrooms, and the Mycelium Network

Yarrow Willard (Herbal Jedi, Harmonic Arts)

Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

4:55 – 5:25

Psilocybin Microdosing for Treating Depression, Alcoholism, End of Life Distress, Trauma and Overall Well-Being Panel

Trevor Millor (Chair, MAPS Canada, Liberty Root Therapy), Brandon Garofano (Somatic Psychedelic Therapy), Tyler Chandler (Microdose Me Documentary)

Moderator: Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

5:25 – 5:35

Q & A

5:35 – 6:05

Ayahuasca & Iboga Therapeutics Panel

Trevor Millar (Chair, MAPS Canada, Liberty Root Therapy), Amber Richards( Sacred Soul Ibogaine Therapy), Soheil Sammimi (Medigreen), Fawad Kalsi (Iboga Success Patient)

MC: Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

6:05 – 6:15

Q & A

6:15 – 6:45

Integration and Therapy with Ayahuasca

Gerald Thomas (Director of Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis and Gambling Prevention and Policy at the British Columbia Ministry of Health)

Moderator – Salimeh Tabrizi (CHCE)

6:45 – 7:00

Thank you Remarks and First Nations Closing of the Conference – Drumming and Prayer

Salimeh Tabrizi
Reuben George
Kwitsel Tatel

7:00 – 8:00

Musical Performance on the Chan Center Stage

“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