President’s Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marihuana
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm

Most lectures will take place at SFU’s Burnaby campus. The April 6 lecture will take place at SFU Vancouver.

Reservations for the lectures will be opening in November.

Ethan Russo, MD, Medical Director, PHYTECS, Los Angeles, CA, former Senior Medical Advisor, GW Pharmaceuticals, UK, former president of International Cannabinoid Research Society, and former chairman of International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. Talk: Pharmacology of Cannabis. Thursday, January 26, 3:30–5:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.

Dr. Jonathan Page, Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Anandia Labs, Adjunct Professor, Botany Department UBC. Talk: Secrets of the Cannabis Genome. Thursday, February 9, 3:30–5:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.

Dr. Francesca Filbey, Director of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictive Behaviors, Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas. Talk: Marijuana and the Brain – From Addiction to Neuroscience. Thursday, February 23, 3:30–5:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.

Dr. Mark Ware, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Anesthesia, McGill University, Director of Clinical Research at Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, McGill University Health Centre. Talk: Marijuana and Pain Management. Thursday, March 2, 3:30–5:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.

The Honourable A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., A.O.E.; Chair, Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation; former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; Chancellor, Dalhousie University. Talk: Update on the Marihuana Legalization Task Force. Thursday, March 23, 7-8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Please reserve your seats online.

Dr. Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Researcher and Co-Director of RAND Drug Policy Research Centre; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School. Talk: Marijuana Legalization 2017. Thursday April 6, 7-8:30 pm, SFU Vancouver. Please reserve your seats online.

HempFest Cannabis Expo @ Shaw Conference Centre
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day

O’ Cannabiz Conference and Expo @ Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm

The producers of O’ Cannabiz have decades of experience producing national-profile events and creating global connections between business communities in the arts, broadcasting, media and technology. They have organized trade summit initiatives with governments around the world. And they have worked closely with sponsors in all levels of Canadian government.

Their signature events include the internationally-attended Canadian Music Week, the Digital Media Summit, Radio Interactive Summit and the career-breaking CMW Music Festival. They produce myriad entertainment/media industry awards, including The Indies, The Canadian Radio Music Awards, advertising’s Crystal Awards, The Live Music Industry Awards and the annual Music Broadcast and Industry gala. They also have a two-decade-long relationship with Canada’s Juno Awards.

Veteran assemblers of forward-thinkers, they are now applying their expertise in creating business roadmaps for the future to the hot-button issue of legalized cannabis – both medical and recreational.

CannaFest 2017
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day
2017 NORML Canada Conference @ Vapor Central | Toronto Vape Lounge
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm

Come join us for two days of insights from experts in the cannabis industry.

2017 has proven to be a historic year in cannabis history. Through our annual conference, we bring together experts from all walks of the cannabis space, to help educate and engage Canadians in open, productive and thoughtful dialogue.

Tickets are $5 at the door or FREE for Karma Cup pass holders.

Speakers Schedule:

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

11:00 AM – NORML Canada – Opening Address

11:15 AM – Jamie Shaw (MMJ Canada), Irie Sellkirk (Emblem), Dessy Pavlova (CSSDP/Lift), Amy Brown (Canndo) – Women and Cannabis Panel

12:30 PM – Britney Guerra – Cannabis Entrepreneurship – Challenges and Triumphs

1:30 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM – Alison Gordon – Navigating Businesses into the Legal Cannabis Market

3:00 PM – Marcus Richardson (Bubbleman), Kevin Furet (Cannabis Wheaton), Jose Domingez (Canveda), Matt Rogge (7Acres) – Cannabis Growing- Personal, Patients and Large Production

4:00 PM – Dana Larsen – Keynote

5:00 PM – Marcus Richardson – Bubbleman Brand

6:00 PM – Jodie Emery – The Princess of Pot

7:00 PM – NORML Canada – Closing Day 1 Remarks – John Conroy


Sunday September 10th

11:00 AM – NORML Canada – Welcome

11:15 AM – MP Nathaniel Erskine Smith – Keynote

12:30 PM – David Schaefer (BHOGart) Safe Extraction Methods

1:30 PM – Lunch

2:00 PM – Alan Park – Canadian Comedian Cures Cancer with Cannabis Oil

3:00 PM – Adam Greenblatt (Canopy Growth), Matt Mernagh (Peace Naturals), John Fowler (Supreme), Kevin Furet (Cannabis Wheaton), Shega Youngson (Canopy Growth) – From Grey to Green – Transitioning Into the Legal Cannabis Market.

4:00 PM – Paul Lewin – Dispensaries- The Legal Challenges and Legalization

5:00 PM – Executive Directors of NIMCA – the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association

6:00 PM – Jonathan Zaid (CFAMM) – Cannabis and Driving

6:30 PM – NORML Canada Conference Closing Remarks – John Conroy

See Facebook event page here for more information.