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Futurola to Attend Edmonton Grow Up Conference May 2023

Futurola to Attend Edmonton Grow Up Conference May 2023

Futurola, The Future of Rolling ™ will be attending the Edmonton Grow Up Conference May 28-30, 2023. Futurola embodies the essence of innovation with their full spectrum of personal and production rolling equipment and we are thrilled to have them on board as a Platinum Sponsor. Bring your team to the show and SAVE on tickets. This is the perfect opportunity to choose pre roll equipment for your facility. VIP Team and Industry packages are the ultimate team builder and best available Grow Up experience. Bring your team together for the biggest Cannabis event in the west. The Grow Up Conference will have something for every department.

Futurola began in the 90s through several successful Amsterdam coffee shops. Their desire to source a better paper led them to a high-quality, thin French rolling paper made from arabic gum of acacia trees. Their next innovation was a king size cone rolling machine that positively impacted Amsterrdam’s smoking culture. In 2013 they entered the US market and today processors all across Canada use Futurola products to quickly and efficiently bring preroll products to their Canadian Customers. Futurola is still family owned with a location in Amsterdam and another in Los Angeles.

Futurola Knockboxes offer the ability to evenly stuff 50, 100, or 300 cones in two minutes. They also offer a full line of Artisanal cones  for use with the Knockbox machines including various sizes, paper types and blunts. Before cones can be stuffed, the beautiful buds must be finely ground and Futurola has that step covered as well. Futurola’s powerful  Shredders will prepare 1, 3, or 5 pounds of flowers in 5 seconds making the entire production process simple and straightforward. For Retail Stores, Futurola offers a complete line of personal rolling accessories. Choose from rolling trays, handheld cone rollers and various types of papers and tips. Be sure to stop by the Futurola booth and see how their products can help your business.

Canadian Cannabis Championship Announces 13 Flower Finalists

Canadian Cannabis Championship Announces 13 Flower Finalists

The Canadian Cannabis Championship Names 13 Flower Finalists that will Compete at the Grow Up Conference & Expo

For the first time, consumers can purchase a variety package and vote for their favourite finalist

March 21, 2023 (Edmonton, Alberta): Canada’s top 13 buds will go head-to-head for the ultimate recognition of winning The Canadian Cannabis Championship powered by CCX at the Grow Up Conference & Expo, taking place at the Edmonton Convention Centre from May 28-30.

On Sunday, May 28, the 13 flower finalists will be judged by respected cannabis industry connoisseurs. New to the competition this year, the finalists, along with the 2022 winning product by Reef Organics, will be packaged into a one-of-a-kind pack featuring 14 x half gram pre-rolls. Consumers will have the opportunity to purchase the variety packs across Alberta, Saskatchewan and some parts of Manitoba ahead of the event, and vote online to determine which strain will take away the “2023 Fan Favourite” award. All final packaging was assembled by Zelca Ltd., a micro processor located in Calgary, Alberta.

Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo, looks forward to having the wider Alberta community take part in the awards through the introduction of the Fan Favourite award. “We are excited to offer this exclusive pre-roll pack and involve consumers in the judging process,” he said. “With hash entries open until April 1, we are eager to round out entries in this heavy-hitter category as well.”

With the second-largest retail market for cannabis in Canada, Alberta is a key province for the Canadian cannabis industry and home to several leading licensed cannabis producers. Grow Up will attract industry-leading producers, growers, and cannabis thought leaders offering a major opportunity for the continued growth and success of the Canadian cannabis industry.

The top flower finalists include industry leaders such as Great Gardener Farms, Truth Holdings, Distinkt Cannabis, Headstone Cannabis, Stewart Farms, North 40 Cannabis, JustFire, Black Rock Cannabis, Palm Gardens, Northside Grow Co., Origine Nature, Vertical 7, and Into the Weeds. All finalist testing for THC and terpenes was provided by Bluesky Analytics.

The onsite live judging will take place in the outdoor Grow Up Consumption Lounge. Judges will assess the products by four criteria:

  • Appearance: trim quality, trichome formation, density etc.
  • Aroma: terpenes, esters, aldehydes etc.
  • Ash: colour, texture and the burn test etc.
  • Enjoyment: overall experience and effects of the product

Those unable to make the awards can watch the judging sessions through a livestream via Grow Up Conference and Expo social media.

First-place winners in each category of flower and concentrates will receive $1,000 cash courtesy of Canadian Cannabis Exchange and Grow Up, as well as thousands of dollars in LED lighting packages provided by Aelius LED and 20L of nutrients provided by REMO Nutrients. First-, second- and third-place winners for each category will be announced live on Tuesday, May 30. The schedule for judging includes:

  • May 28 – flower judging
  • May 29 – hash judging
  • May 30 – winners announced

Enter The Canadian Cannabis Championship:
For brands, processors and licensed producers wanting to enter The Cannabis Cup in the concentrates category, all entries must be submitted by April 1:

Some of the highlights this year include: 

  • VIP Conference
  • Industry Conference
  • Brand and Buyer’s Zone
  • Meet the Exhibitors and Retail party
  • Industry Networking Party
  • Canadian Cannabis Championship
  • Seed Exchange
  • Masterclass Technical Series
  • Cannabis Science Symposium
  • Hash Zone
  • Consumption lounge – presented by Boveda
  • CertiCraft Sensory Stage and much more

Media accreditation:
To request media VIP passes and further information about attending the expo, please visit:

Exhibition booths, ticketing and registration for Grow Up Conference & Expo is now open. For further information, email


About Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo:
Grow Up Conference & Expo has been hailed a top cannabis industry event in Canada, hosting events in Niagara Falls, ON, Victoria, BC, and now Edmonton, AB. With decades of experience creating nationally renowned high-profile events, trade summits and shows around the world, Grow Up is committed to bringing forward-thinkers, trailblazers and experts together. For more information, visit

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2023 Canadian Cannabis Championship Finalists

Congratulations to the 13 finalists in this year’s Canadian Cannabis Championship powered by CCX

The top flower finalists include Great Gardener Farms, Truth Holdings, Distinkt Cannabis, Headstone Cannabis, Stewart Farms, North 40 Cannabis, JustFire, Black Rock Cannabis, Palm Gardens, Northside Grow Co., Origine Nature, Vertical 7, and Into the Weeds


Black Rock Cannabis
Distinkt Cannabis
Great Gardener Farms
Headstone Cannabis
Into the Weeds
North 40 Cannabis
Northside Grow Co
Origine Nature
Palm Gardens
Stewart Farms
Truth Holdings
Vertical 7

2023 Canadian Cannabis Championship Partners

The Canadian Cannabis Championship could not happen without the support from our partners. Thank you for your participation.

Canadian Cannabis Exchange
Aelius LED
Blue Sky Analytical Labs Ltd.
Remo Nutrients
CANNA presents thes networking lounge at Grow Up Alberta in Edmonton, May 28-30, 2023

CANNA presents thes networking lounge at Grow Up Alberta in Edmonton, May 28-30, 2023


Grow Up Conference is excited to have CANNA presenting our Networking Area & The Growers Luncheon for this edition. Grow Up Conference will take place downtown at the Edmonton Convention Center on May 28-30, 2023. Dutch company CANNA is the pioneer and global market leader in the world of intensive indoor growing, and we are thrilled to be working along side them once again. The Growers Luncheon has been a highlight at previous Grow Up Conferences and we look forward to another successful event with a CANNAtalk spinoff. The CANNA networking lounge has become a show staple; a comfortable meeting place for friends and colleagues alike to put up their feet after exploring the show floor.

CANNA is there to help all growers at every scale to achieve an optimal result, by offering easy-to-use, quality & consistent products. Research and development is the cornerstone of CANNA and they pride themselves on sharing their extensive knowledge & experiences with growers worldwide.

CANNA Production facility in the Netherlands Video:


Get the full CANNA Experience by exploring the pillars of their philosophy below:

CANNA has partnered with a fully licensed cannabis cultivator, Mauve et Herbes to establish their first Canadian Research & Knowledge center with the objective to further conduct on-going research for the best input on how to grow quality crops.

CANNA Canada Research Facility Video:

CANNA strives for security in the production process by using consistent and clean inputs, and ultimately to ensure that the grower has, one less thing to worry about!

We offer different product ranges for multiple ways of growing. Each product range is specifically designed for the characteristics of the growing medium. We’ve got your back when it comes to maximizing the yield of your crops.

At CANNA, they are passionate people that strive to help growers understand plants better, overcome challenges, support each other and get optimal results. The CANNAtalk events offer the unique opportunity for passionate growers to interact and discuss current opportunities and challenges within the industry.


Instagram @cannacanadaofficial


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Hotel Group Rates Open

Hotel Group Rates Open

Grow Up has secured group rates at our host hotel,
Marriott Courtyard Edmonton Downtown.
One Thornton Court, 99 Street and Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2E7

Grow Up Conference – Group Rate
Saturday, May 27, 2023 – Wednesday, May 31, 2023

$179 CAD – $219 CAD per night

Last Day to Book: Thursday, April 27, 2023


  • Sustainability
  • Fitness Center
  • Room Service
  • Free Wifi
  • Meeting Space
  • Wake up Calls
  • Restaurant
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Service Request


Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum Age to Check In: 18
Smoke Free Property
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Pet Policy
Pets Not Allowed

No pets allowed-service animals only

On-Site Parking
Daily: $40

Daily: $40


Courtyard Edmonton Downtown
One Thornton Court, 99 Street and Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 2E7
Tel: +1 780-423-9999

Edmonton International Airport
Distance from Property: 34 KM
Phone Number: +1 780-890-8382
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CertiCraft Sponsors the Grow Up Conference Outdoor Sensory Stage

CertiCraft Sponsors the Grow Up Conference Outdoor Sensory Stage

The Grow Up Conference is happy to have CertiCraft (Seed to Sale Compliance Software) onboard as a first time sponsor in Edmonton May 28-30, 2023. We look forward to the programming CertiCraft will bring to their CertiCraft Sensory Stage in the outdoor consumption area. You can also look forward to CertiCraft relaunching their podcast – The State of Craft – on Friday January 6, 2023. Sami Majadla will host Sarah Campbell from the Craft Cannabis Association of BC, David Hurford from the BC Craft Farmer’s Co-op, and Jaclynn Pehota from the Retail Cannabis Council of BC. Our guests are founders/directors of 3 of the most active cannabis policy advocacy organizations in BC.

Meeting the constantly evolving needs of Cannabis growers and processors has become a major driver for Sami, Nick and their CertiCraft team. Born in 2019 from the failure of a prior project, CertiCraft initially committed to easing the burden of compliance faced by growers in the Cannabis industry. Today, CertiCraft offers compliance modules for seed to sale growing, solvent-less extraction, packaging and medical sales, with modules coming soon for infused prerolls, solvent based extractions as well as a topical/edible tracking system. CertiCrafti provides easy to use guided workflows that require little-to-no training and ensures operators don’t miss a thing when tracking their work. With CertiCraft, QAP’s burdens are greatly reduced:  government reports take seconds to generate, and preparing for audits or inspections takes minutes instead of the 1-2 weeks. Are you ready to have confidence in your compliance? Reach out and book a demo with CertiCraft today. 

Not only does CertiCraft design software to help growers be compliant, but advocacy and support are also a high priority. Their support team frequently spends time assisting producers with their relationships with Health Canada and the CRA. Sami also hosts a podcast called The State of Craft, producing 29 episodes thus far. They have covered topics such as the shortcomings of cannabis policy, the legal framework behind cannabis, the realities of cultivators and processors, supply chain & distribution realities, and much much more. All prior episodes are available on their Youtube channel.

Learn more about CertiCraft:

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Early bird pricing ends in 2 weeks

Early bird pricing ends in 2 weeks

Early bird pricing ends January 31st, 2023

Spots are going quickly. Make sure you get your spot reserved.

Edmonton, AB, May 28-30, 2022. Join top growers, suppliers, manufacturers, extraction equipment/services, hundreds of top speakers/keynotes and thousands of delegates together to bring you up-to-date on proven methods, innovations and technology. 

Book now. There are a limited number of booths available.

Brands and Buyers

Grow Up brings Brands and Buyers together.

Our focus in our Brand and Buyers Zone is to facilitate commerce between LPs, Micros, Craft growers and Retail. We give the producers (regardless of szie) the opportunity to showcase their brands in front of the purchasing agents from Canada’s largest retailers.

This unique opportunity gives brands the connections to a national pool of buyers. Retailers will be able to arrange one-on-one meetings with the brands thet are interested in purchasing.

Reserve Your Brand Space Now

Retail Buyers

Retail owners and purchasers will be eligible for a free VIP Pass to Grow Up and the Brands and Buyers Zone. Only Health Canada approved companies will be considered.

If you are an owner of a retail store or a brand purchaser, Click here to fill out your application.

Floor plan and layout subject to change.

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CCX Launching the Canadian Cannabis Championship Mixer Pack April 2023

CCX Launching the Canadian Cannabis Championship Mixer Pack April 2023

We are thrilled to have the Canadian Cannabis Exchange as a partner for the May 2023 Edmonton Grow Up Conference and Expo and in bringing our Cannabis Championship Mixer Pack to the Alberta retail market. The Pre-Roll Mixer Pack will consist of flower from the top 12 finalists, last year’s winner, and a selected Alberta Micro; expected to hit shelves in April. Thank you CCX, without you this wouldn’t be possible! The Canadian Cannabis Championship will take place May 28-30 at the Edmonton Conference Centre during The Grow Up Conference and Expo overlooking the beautiful Edmonton river valley.

CCX has built a wholesale cannabis exchange developed to facilitate B2B transactions in a transparent marketplace here in Canada and now expanding to international markets. With the ability to process trades and deliver products across Canada, CCX is the #1 solution for buyers and sellers to ensure they receive a fair, market-representative price. Using a customized commodity trading platform, they provide live market data, liquidity, payment and transaction services, and secure product shipment for CCX members. Book a Demo to see the platform featuring over 30,000 kg of product and over 1,500 cannabis, extract, and hemp listings.

Founder and CEO, Steve Clark first identified the potential opportunity for a platform, like CCX, while trading crude oil back in 2015. The cannabis industry lacked a physical exchange to efficiently trade wholesale Cannabis. As part of the management of an LP in 2019, Steve was faced with the challenge of moving those early harvests into the B2B market. This emphasized the need in the industry for a standardized and transparent exchange to help connect domestic supply chains in the newly emerging Canadian market.

If you need to buy or sell cannabis, CCX offers free platform access to all Health Canada Licensed Producers. Join under an Active Trader account to access a wide range of services.

Follow The Canadian Cannabis Exchange:


Canadian Cannabis Exchange
1170 Kensington Crescent NW Unit 305,
Calgary, AB
T2N 1X6

Announcing Kevin Jodrey

Announcing Kevin Jodrey

Kevin Jodrey returns to Grow Up

We are proud to have Kevin Jodrey back to our show. Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement

Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement.

As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits.

Kevin is the creator of Port Royal, owner of Wonderland Nursery, and co-founder of The Ganjier. He’s been a cannabis cultivator for decades, running this own operations and offering consulting services to the broader community. He’s spoken at universities, judged at the Emerald Cup, and consulted on cannabis related educational shows for National Geographic and A&E.

Featured in the New York Times, a pulitzer prize winning Washing Post article, countless other articles, books, and radio and tv shows, he is at the epicenter of the Green Rush (and graces the walls of the Oakland Museum to prove it) and is guiding the industry as it transitions to the Clean Rush – the sustainable movement of regenerating the land naturally through cannabis cultivation.

Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja returns to Grow Up

Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja returns to Grow Up

Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja returns to Grow Up

We are proud to have Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja, back to our show. Ed has been a long time supporter of our event and was the First Grow Hall of Fame inductee in 2019.

“The Guru Of Ganja”

Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, social activist and legalization pioneer.

As one of the co-founders of High Times Magazine, Ed writes the much loved and long-running cannabis column, “Ask Ed.” The column continues to be published internationally. 

Educator And Author

Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower’s Handbook, has become the definitive marijuana cultivation resource, inspiring millions to learn the best marijuana cultivation techniques. His book is the official course book of Oaksterdam University.

Marijuana Innovator

Ed is the founder of many successful socially responsible cannabis organizations, including; Quick Trading Publishing, focused on continuously researching and publishing the most accurate, up to date cannabis education,  Quantum 9, a marijuana consulting and technology company, Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, a 501(c)(3), the International Cannabis Business Conference, and The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam.

Cannabis Activist And Advocate

As an internationally known cannabis activist and advocate, Ed views marijuana law as a crucial social issue: one that hit him personally.  In 1999, Ed was appointed, “Officer of the City of Oakland”, directed to cultivate cannabis for patients. Three years later, the federal government shut down his city supported facility. Ed was arrested, and put on trial twice for marijuana cultivation in federal court. Ed’s highly publicized trials shifted public opinion in favor of state medical marijuana laws, highlighting for many the fact that marijuana laws have become more harmful to society than the behavior they were intended to regulate.

Remo to Lead Cannabis Cup in Edmonton at Grow Up May 2023

Remo to Lead Cannabis Cup in Edmonton at Grow Up May 2023

One of the most iconic faces in Canadian Cannabis, Remo Colasanti is a man known world wide. His Youtube videos have been guiding growers since 2006 and he was one of the first Canadians licensed to legally grow Medical Cannabis back in 2001. Based in Maple Ridge BC, Remo and his wife Sandra have built Remo Nutrients – a complete system of vitamins, minerals, and extracts – everything your plants need and nothing they don’t. Started in 2014, Remo Nutrients has become a growers staple, used in grow rooms nation wide anywhere from closets and basements to full scale industrial size operations.

Remo Brands has been a supporter of many Grow Up Conferences and we are excited to have him on board once again at the Edmonton Conference Centre, Alberta in May 2023. Remo will be hosting the Canadian Cannabis Cup over the 3 day event including a flower competition and hash competition. Not to be missed, these judging events will take place outdoors in the Grow Up Consumption Lounge overlooking the beautiful Edmonton river valley. Legal producers participating in the Canadian Cannabis Cup will be judged live competing for the title of best in Canada along with an exclusive opportunity to have their product be in a legal product offering of prerolls. Recently, Remo Brands launched their flower brand, Remo Farms, in the Canadian legal market. They are currently only selling in Ontario, but they intend to take their products nationwide in the first quarter of 2023. Their focus is to help bring amazing new cultivars to the mainstream market and to highlight skilled cultivators using Remo Nutrients.

As for Remo Nutrients, the final testing is happening on an exciting new development for growers – a two part dry product line with a bloom booster that can be used in conjunction with (or without!) the current Remo Nutrient line. Look for this new product with reduced packaging to be available in summer of 2023.

Join the over 350K subscribers who have been learning from Remo with his easy going manner for over 15 years on Youtube. His videos consistently get thousands of views likely in part due to Remo’s love of smoking massive joints on screen and ending each video pointing at the camera and declaring – “It’s time to go smoke another HUUUUUUGE joint.’

Learn more about Remo Brands:

IG @urbanremo
Twitter @remonutrients

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