Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown

ON, Canada
Director of Cultivation & Education, CannaCollective Inc.

Ellen Taylor Brown is the Director of Cultivation & Education for CannaCollective a hemp farming in South/Western Ontario, Canada. After coming on board in 2018, Brown has since overseen nearly 40 hectares of industrial hemp and continues to analyze soil, genetics and growth into the 2019 season. Upon finishing service in 2010 for the United States Air Force, Brown began her cannabis career in Northern California, where she acquired the position of management and lead cultivator at a local dispensary in a rapidly growing market.


After being exposed to and thriving in the booming cannabis market, Brown recognized a gap in the patient/medicinal market in her home state of Massachusetts. In 2015 she founded Sinsemilla Seminars and that allowed Brown to bridge that gap through education and community outreach. Since then Sinsemilla Seminars has held seminars, lectures and education program throughout the U.S. and featured in local news, entertainment and large-scale media outlets such as; High Times Magazine, Sinse Magazine Boston, Marijuana Business Venture, Bostinno, WCVB, Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, and many more. Recently Ellen recieved New England Business Leader of the Year from the New England Cannabis Conference Community awards.


Brown specializes in sustainable cultivation of hemp and cannabis; best practices, dispensary service and direction, and how to create a myriad product.  Ellen’s extensive knowledge and first-hand industry experience has made her a fiercely sought-after consultant. She has spoken at over 60 conferences and is recognized as a cannabis thought leader and activist. As a prominent advocate, Ellen has spoken all over the world including The Boston Freedom Rally, Seattle Hempfest and The High Times Jamaica Cannabis Cup and will be expanding to the Canadian industry and landscape.

Her unprecedented set of skills provide a pathway to success for her students and clients.  She continues to share her years of wisdom and experience to help create a much-needed paradigm shift to the impact of the war on drugs. She believes that if we teach each other about the benefits of the cannabis and hemp plants, that we will be able to secure the plant’s safety for future generations and create sustainable, streamlined options. In an industry that is evolving, growing and thriving more than ever, Brown leads by example and practice, empowering teachers and advocates, such as herself, to be their own platform and continue to educate, create and motivate.

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NIAGARA FALLS, ON JUNE 09, 2020. North America’s leading cannabis cultivation and extraction conference, tradeshow and awards show, Grow Up, has made the difficult decision to reschedule the 4th annual show in Niagara Falls, ON which was slated to take place September 1-3, 2020.

This decision has been made from monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation both in Ontario and around the world, along with the advice and recommendations from Grow Up’s advisory board.

“The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors are our main priority,” says Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up. “Even though our event is three months away, we feel that we cannot responsibly produce a show that brings together 4,500 delegates and over 200 exhibitors from around the world”.

Grow Up Conference and Expo will be bringing its conference, tradeshow and awards to Victoria BC next summer. This west coast show featuring the Grow Up Extraction Zone, hosted by Extraction Magazine, will bring over one hundred high-level industry speakers, exhibitors and thousands of delegates together on Vancouver Island. Details to follow.

The premier Grow Up Awards Gala will still take place, but will be hosted in Victoria BC in the Summer of 2021. “The Cannabis industry has made tremendous growth over the last year and we are determined to recognize the excellence and innovation with our 2nd annual awards show”, says Neill Dixon, Co-Founder of Grow Up. “Bringing the Grow Up Awards Gala to Victoria BC will make it easier for our west coast growers and suppliers to be a part of the celebration”.

The 2021 Niagara Falls version of Grow Up will take place September 1-3, 2021 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your support and stay safe.

Thank You

For more information please contact:
Randy Rowe