Niagara Falls, ON

Join us in spectacluar Niagara Falls, ON for 3 days of cannabis cultivation and extraction.

November 30 - December 2, 2021

Niagara Falls, Canada

Learn from over 100 cannabis cultivation and extraction experts at our 3 day conference.

November 30 - December 2, 2021

Niagara Falls, Canada

Join us in spectacluar Niagara Falls, ON for 3 days of cannabis cultivation and extraction.

November 30 - December 2, 2021

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Meet old friends and create new relationships at Grow Up's famous Meet the Exhibitors networking party.

November 30, 2021

Scotiabank Convention Centre

Scotiabank Convention Centre

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2021

Grow Up Psychedelic Summit – Niagara Falls 2021

Join Grow Up at our Psychedelic Summit as we examine the cultural roots of the modern medical psychedelic renaissance along with a ‘psychedelic therapy 101’ for the neophyte. Psychedelic substances have been around for millenia used by cultures across the globe as medicines and in ceremonies. Now thanks to the persevering work of researchers, scientists, First Nations and therapists from all backgrounds we see these medicines being used to  treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction and more.

Our day long summit covers medicinal psychedelics, cultivation, policies, business insights, latest innovations and brings together some of the brightest minds in the psychedelic world. If you are looking to get involved in this new rising industry, which has been projected to reach 10.75 Billion by 2027, then Grow Up’s Psychedelic Summit is the place to be.

Grow Up’s Psychedelic Summit Schedule

If you would like to take an active role in our programming or become a speaker, click here and fill out our speaker submission form.

Wednesday December 1, 2021

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:45 am
The Cannabis Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grow Up Psychedelic Summit

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grow Up Expo

10:20 am – 5:00 pm
Grow Up Main Stage and Extraction Zone sessions

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Technical Workshop Sessions

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Grower’s Luncheon (Invite Only)

 

Psychedelic Summit

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Intro to Psychedelics: From Theory to Practice

10:35 am – 11:05 am
The Past and Future of Psychedelic Science

11:10 am – 11:55 pm
Legal and Regulatory Landscape in Canada and Abroad

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm
Honouring Indigenous Roots

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Psychedelic Medicine in Canada – Where Are We Now?

1:50 pm – 2:35 pm
Ethics and Drug Policy: What Policymakers Need To Know

2:50 pm – 3:05 pm
License to Deal – How to Start Your Own Psilocybin Mushroom Business

3:10 pm – 3:45 pm
Patenting in the Psilocybin Space

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
How To Cultivate and Harvest Psychoactive Plants

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm
Psychedelic Outlook 2021: How Far Can This Industry Go?

Scotiabank Convention Centre

Scotiabank Convention Centre

6815 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada L2G 3Y9

 

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DECEMBER 1ST Grow Up Psychedelic Summit
 
9:30 AM10:30 AM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
We call them psychedelics. Researchers call them Entheogenic drugs. By any name, they may be the oldest human medicine. A panel of experts, entrepreneurs and plant medicine advocates – Cory Firth, Cy Williams and Salimeh Tabrizi – will take us through the history of plant based psychedelics, their role in the earliest human medicine and their promise as alternative healing options for trauma and other pathologies. A second wave of legalization is opening the door for business development and treatment opportunities in psychedelics, creating a new normal for nature’s own once-maligned medicine.
10:35 AM11:05 AM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
In 1956 psychiatrist and superintendent of the Provincial Mental Hospital in Saskatchewan, Canada Humphry Osmond, first used the word ‘psychedelic’ to describe the feelings and sensations associated with an LSD drug reaction. A year later his new word was published and later added to the English lexicon after corresponding with literary genius, Aldous Huxley. In spite of the popular connotations now connected to the word psychedelic, Osmond developed the term out of his experiments with LSD that led him to propose a new theory of schizophrenia alongside a somewhat radical suggestion to treat alcoholism using LSD. In contrast with many of his psychiatric contemporaries, Osmond maintained that pharmacotherapies flourished most when combined with tenets of empathy, deference, and even ritual – features he learned from Indigenous ceremonies with plant medicines. Although Osmond was not alone among his psychiatrist colleagues in the 1950s fascinated with the medical applications of psychedelics, his work in Canada brought him international recognition and made him a major figure in the history of LSD and addiction research, but also an awkward character in a looming countercultural revolution. LSD was banned from use by the late 1960s for a combination of moral and scientific reasons, but new developments in the 21st are encouraging policy makers and researchers to revisit these historical studies. This presentation examines some of the historical Canadian trials with LSD, while it remained a legal substance, and considers how the drug and its supporters dealt with challenges, first from the medical community and later from political and moral authorities concerned about the abusive characteristics of the drug.
11:10 AM11:55 AM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
Some jurisdictions have already moved toward legalization of medical use of psychedelics. And the wellness community, investors and researchers are thinking positively about imminent wide acceptance. Upcoming breakthroughs may involve court challenges, or changes in existing legislation. Canada has already opened the door for access for end-of-life care, and therapists are seeking to expand the latitude they’ve been given. Once prohibition is past, then a full-fledged regulatory landscape will replace it, covering intellectual property, inspection, quality control, distribution, etc. This panel will look ahead to a legal, regulated future for psychedelics.  
12:40 PM1:10 PM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
Scientists studying the clinical applications of psychedelics inevitably find their way to ayahuasca shamanism and the role of natural mind-altering substances in Indigenous spirituality and religious practice. In a field of study where science and religion can truly co-exist, researchers and non-Indigenous people must be mindful of honouring the traditions of sacred plants as they attempt to build a bridge between Native cultures and the efficacy of their medicine. This session will consider the traditional use of psychedelics and the reciprocity that must come with adapting it.
1:15 PM1:45 PM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
Psychedelic substances have been around for millenia used by cultures across the globe as medicines and in ceremonies. Most were legal in North America as medicines or in medical research until the 1970's - 1980's until the racist and cultural control tactics of the War on Drugs pushed the use of these medicines underground. Now thanks to the persevering work of researchers, scientists, First Nations and therapists from all backgrounds we see these medicines returning to use for PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction and more. Join Dr. Pamela Kryskow to review a survey of where we are at with these medicines in Canada.
1:50 PM2:35 PM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
Those looking forward to legalization and liberalization of the medical applications of psychedelics might want to consider the ethical and procedural roadblocks that are applied to existing medicines. These include approval subject to blind testing and trials, a la Health Canada and the FDA in the U.S., plus assurances of quality, safety and effectiveness. And what about the expunging of criminal records of psychedelic advocates from the Drug War years? This panel includes experts on drug legality and public health policy, who’ll predict how the rollout of psychedelic medicine can and should happen.
2:50 PM3:10 PM
Wednesday December 1st
3:15 PM3:40 PM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
This session will review the different forms of intellectual property that are available to protect innovations in the fast growing field of psychedelics. In particular, this session will provide a detailed look at patenting psychedelic inventions and answer several questions:
  • How important is it to secure a priority date for a new invention and when should a patent application be filed?
  • What types of inventions can be protected – new derivatives; extraction of actives; medical use?
  • What are the requirements for patentability?
3:45 PM4:15 PM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
Credit for the science of harvesting psychoactive plants goes to a relative few groundbreakers who’ve carried on their studies when they were actively opposed or dismissed. With a PhD in molecular biology and genetics, Canada’s Dr. Darryl Hudson has led the way in safe and environmentally friendly means of extracting medical molecules from cannabis and fungi. Dr. Alexzander Samuelsson is the Chief Research Officer for Havn Labs’ mycology lab and production facility in Jamaica. Together, they know more than virtually anyone in the field about the effects of “magic mushrooms” and how to best propagate and grow them. They’ll share their knowledge in this valuable session.  
4:20 PM5:00 PM
Wednesday December 1st
Psychedelic Summit
Industry analysts are bullish about the financial potential of the psychedelic drug market, predicting North American sales of almost $7 billion by 2027. A continuing search for new and effective treatments for burgeoning mental illnesses fuels the confidence. On the other hand, new medicinal drugs can face more regulatory roadblocks than recreational ones. This panel, representing some of the most active companies in psychedelic research and development, will come up with a realistic timetable for the full greenlight for licensed psychoactive healing.

Speaker Submissions

If you are in the cannabis growing industry and would like the opportunity to speak at Grow Up Conference and Expo, please click here to apply.