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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:
2021 Niagara Falls

Mark Haden

  • Director of Clinical Research – Psygen
  • Adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population
    and Public Health.
  • Was Executive Director of MAPS Canada (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) for 10 years.
  • Has published on the issue of drug control policy and psychedelics in the following Journals:
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health,
  • International Journal of Drug Policy,
  • Encyclopaedia of Public Health
  • Harm Reduction Journal
  • Open Medicine
  • Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
  • Obtained an MSW from UBC
  • Worked for the Addiction Services for 28 years in counselling and supervisory roles.
  • Has provided public education on drugs and drug policy for over 30 years.
  • Worked with the Health Officers Council of British Columbia on their position papers on the issue of a regulated market for all currently illegal drugs.
  • Has presented in conferences and training events in many countries
  • Awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for drug policy reform work in 2013.

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