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International Cannabis: Global Grower’s Panel

All over the planet, agri-business is retooling to accommodate world markets, and the sources and practices are as varied as the world itself. This international panel of growers will share collective wisdom, challenges and common concerns – and maybe even forge some global bonds.

Moderated by Dr. Av Singh

Welcoming Address

The Grow Up Team would like to welcome everyone to our first west coast show in the beautiful capital of British Columbia.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People

Cannabis Breeders Panel Discussion

What’s new in the world of cannabis breeding? A discussion with several cannabis growers on what’s new in the world of breeding, from varieties suitable for outdoor production in BC, to higher yields, to disease-resistance.

Moderated by Kirk Tousaw – Great Gardener Farms

State of Cannabis Retail in BC

A discussion with several cannabis retailers from western Canada. We’ll be discussing different consumer preferences and trends, how to navigate provincial regulations, and more.

Moderated by Natasha Raey

Keynote Address: C45 Industry Update

The C45 Quality Association brings together the quality and regulatory leaders of Canadian Cannabis to assist in establishing the quality standards of the industry with the applicable Health Canada regulations.  The association is actively engaging discussion with Health Canada to assist in collecting feedback from our membership and prioritize the impact on business operations, cost controls, and profitability.  Our objectives have demonstrated momentum towards Health Canada outreach on several key topics such as increasing technical oversight on standardized lab testing and taking on a more risk-based approach to product authorizations and packaging design requirements.   The open consultations on the Cannabis Act afford the opportunity to evidence why more operational flexibilities in many areas such as qualified QA staffing, the NNCP submission process, and streamlined requirements for monthly CTLS reporting would improve the sustainability of working capital for businesses.  Ultimately, we support community frameworks and networking advantages for keeping Quality Assurance professionals working progressively in the industry and collectively learning from their interpretations of the regulations, their inspections, and work-place efficiencies for evolving business models.

Moderated by Dr. Brigitte Simons  


Outdoor Cannabis Production in BC

A discussion with four different BC outdoor growers, from small scale to very large. We’ll be exploring the unique issues and topics relating to outdoor cannabis production, sales channels, and more.

Moderated by David Brown – StratCann