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3rd Annual
Preliminary Conference Agenda:
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM State of the Cannabis Industry in Canada
  • Updates on the regulatory
  • Political landscape
Cannabis and Anxiety: Insights from Basic Science
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Navigating the MMPR without Killing your Buzz
  • Personal History
  • Summary of Supreme’s application process
  • Overview of the multi-step HC licensing process
  • Overview of other practical requirements for a newly licensed company
  • Developing a brand
  • Public vs Private Fundraising
  • Transitioning from pre-license to post-license
  • Questions
Medical Cannabis Production and Research under the MMPR; a Brief Overview

This presentation will explore medical cannabis production and research under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation from the point of view of Tilray, a Canadian market leader in medical cannabis that is currently developing and distributing the largest selection of strains and extract products in Canada. Philippe Lucas, VP of Patient Advocacy for Tilray, will provide an overview of Tilray’s observational and clinical research projects, including a Tilray-sponsored Phase 2 randomized clinical trial on medical cannabis and PTSD taking place at UBC, adult and pediatric epilepsy research, and large-scale observational studies on patient patterns of use

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Mid-Morning Break & Exhibition
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM From Reefer Madness to Regulated Sales
  • The origins of the legal prohibition in 1923;
  • The drug sub-culture of the 1960s;
  • The war on drugs of the 1980s;
  • The re-discovery of the medicinal uses of cannabis in the 1990s
  • The movement towards legalization in the 2010s
Pain Management and Cannabis
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Legalization in Canada - What the Government Will Need to Consider

This presentation will out-line the policy process and the issues the Government of Canada will have to consider as it thinks about and acts upon its commitment to legalize the use of marihuana in Canada

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Reconciliation of the current medical regime under a legalized system;
  • The roles of Health Canada and Justice Canada
  • Distribution models;
  • A reality check - when will legalization be implemented.
Cannabis Evolution: fiber to pharmaceutical
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Panel Q & A Panel Q & A
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon & Exhibition
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM The Continued Evolution of Commercial Arrangements in the Canadian Cannabis Industry Cannabis sativa: Antimicrobial and Antiviral properties and future perspectives
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Facility Design/Systems from Quality Perspective Medical Marijuana Strains
Cannabinoid & Terpene Profiling
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break & Exhibition
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Critical Elements of MMPR Quality Systems Beyond QA/QC - The critical role of analytical chemistry in the developing Cannabis Industry.
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Panel Q & A Panel Q & A
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Panel Discussions and Interactive Round Table Discussions Panel Discussions and Interactive Round Table Discussions
4:45 PM Conclusion of Day One
  • Note: Agenda is subject to change without notice. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Axis

  • Koppert
  • Novatek
  • Branal Scientific
  • AAPS