Saturday, September 29th, 2018





8:30 – 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

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), Dr Peter Ruben (Associate Dean of Research and Advancement in the Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University)

Salimeh Tabrizi
Hosted by Dr. Perry Kendall (former Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia and current Ascent Industries Corporation Board of Director member)

10:50 – 11:15

Cannabis Genetics and Testing Panel

David Hutchinson

11:20 – 11:55

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), Jodie Emery (Jodie’s Joint, Cannabis Culture), Kirk Tousaw (Tousaw Law Corporation)

Jamie Shaw (Groundwork Consulting)

11:55 – 12:05

Q & A

12:05 – 1:15: Lunch Break

1:15 – 1:30

Therapeutic Rationale for Cannabis in Integrative Cancer Care

Dr. Chris Spooner (Paradigm Naturopathic)

David Hutchinson

1:30 – 1:55

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), John de Silva (Epilepsy Patient)

David Hutchinson

1:55 – 2:10

Cancer and the Benefits of Cannabis Oil Therapy

Corrie Yelland (Cannabis Health Expert)

2:10 – 2:40

Cannabis Patient Success Stories – Panel

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

Corrie Yelland (Cannabis Cancer Survivor and Health Consultant)

2:40 – 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)

3:20 – 3:40

Eagle Medicine Farm – Korean Natural Farming Institute

Joel Podersky (Craft Cannabis Advocate, Eagle Medicine Farm)

3:40 – 4:10: Break

4:10 – 4:30

Hemp Utility and Industry Updates

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

4:30 – 4:55

Psilocybin, Medicinal Mushrooms, and the Mycelium Network

Yarrow Willard (Herbal Jedi, Harmonic Arts)

4:55 – 5:25

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

Michael Pond (Pond Psychotherapy), Brandon Garofano (Sacred Micro Labs)

5:25 – 5:35

Q & A

5:35 – 6:05

Ayahuasca, Iboga & San Pedro Therapeutics Panel

Dr. Bia Labate (Research Associate at Ayahuasca Defense Fund, Co-Founder of &, Trevor Millar (Liberty Root Therapy)

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)

6:45 – 7:00

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

Salimeh Tabrizi
Kwitsel Tatel

“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