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Come visit us in Toronto, May 27-29 as we host our 9th Conference and Expo just minutes from the airport at the Delta by Marriott Toronto Airport Convention Centre. Don't miss out on Canada's largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

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Edmonton, AB, September 29 - Oct. 1, 2024

We are look forward to hosting our 10th Conference and Expo downtown at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Don't miss out on Canada's largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

Previous Speaking Engagements at Grow Up:
2023 Victoria BC | 2024 Toronto

Brishna Kamal

Brishna grew up in northern Afghanistan, hailing from the same mountainous region thatmuch of the world’s C. indica medical cannabis originated. Brishna received a M.Sc. in Neuroscience from McGill University (2014), studying age-related cortical plasticity in animals and developing a model still used to date in the field. As a student and young researcher, she successfully managed several molecular and cellular labs whereby she became interested in cannabinoid pharmacology. She has been trained by world renowned researchers at the University of Toronto, University of Ottawa and McGill University and is very grateful for her mentors, supervisors, and friends that have supported her along the way. After moving out to Whistler, BC, she served as the Chief Research Officer, Qualified Person in Charge (Dealer’s License), and Extraction Manager at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. In 2017, Brishna co-founded Whistler Therapeutics with the goal of introducing to market, medically proven cannabis therapeutics and contributing to the body of research legitimizing cannabis-based medicines. Brishna co-founded Backcountry Harvest in 2019 to create a long-term sustainable supply of organic cannabis from outdoor farms. Brishna has experience building business from the ground up while keeping quality and costs in mind. Her area of expertise is vast, ranging from regulatory to implementation. Brishna is leading the company in the development of new processes, new products, research, legal and outreach. She is addicted to bringing ideas to reality and has an innate ability to troubleshoot. She spends her free time reading, foraging, skiing, climbing, dj-ing and hopes to pick up a water sport.