Literally our most illuminating session. The phenomenon of photosynthesis is where it all begins, but researchers continue to parse how the process is utilized and optimized. What do we really know about what the plant “wants” from light? How effectively does artificial light mimic the benefits of solar rays? More importantly, what are the aspects of light that are most beneficial to cannabinoid and terpene production?
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International Association of Emergency Managers
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Never be caught off-guard by a recall again. Recalls experts will speak from decades of retail recalls experience to proven best practices, discuss challenges and lessons learned from the 2018 cannabis recalls and share proven best practices for how to have your ducks in a row when -- not if -- another recall happens.
“Weed” wasn’t just a euphemism. By nature, cannabis is hardy, and amateur growers traditionally gave little thought to its nutritional needs. But as the understanding of the plant has grown exponentially, so has the appreciation of how different soil nutrients can dramatically affect the robustness of cannabinoid and terpene profiles (and how some soil attributes can actually hinder growth). Here’s where you’ll learn about the food under your feet.
Facilitated By: Av Singh
This presentation will provide a review of the regulatory landscape for the major cannabis production hubs in Canada.
It would once have been hard to imagine, but as advances in concentrates continue, simply smoking the flower seems destined to be a niche activity. The demand for edibles and tinctures has fueled R&D into concentrates like hash, oils, waxes, etc. and inspired new methods of extraction. This session will look at the future of consumption and the optimal means of extraction for emerging markets.
Despite its general durability, the very diversity of current cannabis cultivation has seen new permutations of exposure to pathogens, pests and harmful fungi. Those brown tips on your leaves, sudden outbreaks of small holes, yellow or white patches, could have any of various explanations, any one of which could jeopardize your entire yield. In this session, we trade experiences in what afflicts our crops, the most effective responses, and prophylactic measures to avoid exposure in the first place.
Moderated By: Brian Coutts
The sea of green (SOG) method, the screen of green (ScrOG), super-cropping, lollipopping. It often seems like, overnight, cannabis cultivation has developed an entire language of its own. Well, here’s your immersion course, a comparative conversation that’ll cover all of the above, plus issues like best-approaches for flower and extraction, plant density, supplemental CO2 and Vapor Pressure Deficit. Take your pick of the tricks of the trade here.
Natural Insect Control
Advanced scientific techniques and technologies hold great promise for improving competitiveness and productivity for the cannabis industry, but how best to apply them? The fields of genomics and metabolomics are delivering a bonanza of useful information that can help cannabis breeders develop key traits, manage pests or disease, fine tune plant chemical profiles for specific use cases, and identify cannabis strains and providence within complex and regulated supply chains. Come and listen to pioneering scientists and industry figures on the state of the art, learn how the suite of tools they are building can be used to solve problems and drive efficiencies for cannabis producers, and get your questions answered on what “Omics” means for you.
Moderated By: Kahlil Lawless
Terpenoids and flavonoids are fragrant (not necessarily aromatic) oils that give cannabis its flavour profile and are often the subtle yet defining characteristic of the strains of the plant. The relative ratios of these compounds along with the most canonical cannabis natural products, such as CBD and THC, contribute to a defining phenomenon called the "Entourage Effect" (first proposed by S. Ben-Shabat, and by Raphael Mechoulam), which suggests that the effects of these non-psychoactive compounds are more significant to the psychoactive experience than the sum of their parts. The novel concept has led to new areas of research in medicine (such as pain management) of how changing these ratios can customize the user's experience. Here, the effects of terpenes, flavonoids and phytocannabinoids on the human body are explored, and that an inevitable business model that the cannabis industry will move towards will reflect an online consumer experience of creating your own cultivar.
During Prohibition, cannabis breeding was largely limited to the production of a single cannabinoid - THCA. But with a freer rein for research, we are learning more about this complex plant and all that it offers both medicinally and recreationally. The discoveries stand to benefit a much larger segment of the population. And they suggest a rethink in many of our long-held breeding practices.