Fireside Chat with Jim Belushi

Jim Belushi, performer, farmer and star of Discovery Channel’s Growing Belushi. In addition to sharing his journey creating Belushi’s Farms, the cannabis connoisseur will discuss the passions that spurred his entry into cannabis and the challenges he’s faced in growing and remaining nimble in an ever-changing industry..

4pm • June 20, 2022

Photo Credit: Tyler Maddox

Psychedelic Summit

Join Grow Up at our one-day 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.

10am - 5pm • June 20, 2022

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Cup Winner?

Listen to cannabis cup winners from the various Cannabis Cups along with cup organizers as they discuss the winning ingredients to becoming a Cannabis Cup winner.

Panelists include 105-time cup winner Simon Snit, the Guru of Ganje, Ed Rosenthal and Tayor Blake from the Emerald Cup

12:30pm • June 20, 2022

Victoria, BC

Join us on Vancouver Island in majestic Victoria, BC for 3 days of cannabis cultivation and extraction.

June 20-22, 2022

Victoria, BC

Join us on Vancouver Island in majestic Victoria, BC for 3 days of cannabis cultivation, psychedelics and extraction.

June 20-22, 2022

Victoria BC, June 20-22, 2022 Conference Schedule

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Victoria Conference Centre

Victoria Conference Centre

720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3M7
Canada

 

Day 1

7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Conference Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Morning Coffee and Networking

9:15 am – 5:00 pm
VIP Industry Conference

9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Psychedelic Summit

8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Exhibitor Load-in/Setup

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meet the Exhibitors Networking Party

Day 2

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Opens

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

9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Masterclass Technical Series

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grow Up Expo

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grow Up Main Stage

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Extraction Workshop sessions

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


8:00 pm – 12:00 am
VIP Networking party

Day 3

7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Opens

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

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grow Up Expo

10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Masterclass Technical Series and 
Extraction Workshop sessions

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grow Up Main Stage 

 

2022 Schedule is in progress.

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.

DAY 1: VIP Industry Conference
 
9:30 AM9:45 AM
Monday June 20th
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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
9:45 AM10:30 AM
Monday June 20th
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Discussion on current conditions and the global economy.
    10:00 AM10:10 AM
    Monday June 20th
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    10:10 AM10:30 AM
    Monday June 20th
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    10:30 AM11:00 AM
    Monday June 20th
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    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
    10:30 AM11:15 AM
    Monday June 20th
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    11:00 AM11:45 AM
    Monday June 20th
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    What are the implications of emerging technologies on the cannabis industry (cryptocurrency, NFTs, Metaverse). Will they facilitate safer, more consistent and cheaper products and services from Cannabis providers. How do we bridge between retailer and consumer?
      11:45 AM12:30 PM
      Monday June 20th
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      12:30 PM1:15 PM
      Monday June 20th
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      Listen to cannabis cup winners from the various Cannabis Cups along with cup organizers as they discuss the winning ingredients to becoming a Cannabis Cup winner
        1:15 PM2:00 PM
        Monday June 20th
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        Celebrities spend their life building their personal brand. Everything they are associated with must carry that same level of quality and commitment. Cannabis products are no different. Growing the perfect strain is half the battle to a celebrity brand, you need to maintain that quality on everything with their name on it. Listen to growers of celebrity brands talk about the challenges when growing for an international brand.
          1:30 PM2:15 PM
          Monday June 20th
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          2:00 PM2:30 PM
          Monday June 20th
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          Hop Latent Viroid is impacting legal cannabis crops worldwide and is one of the greatest threats to the cannabis industry. How do we test for it and what can we do to get rid of it.
          2:15 PM2:35 PM
          Monday June 20th
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          The world of business is filled with ego-centric corporations whose main objective is to gain capital and fill the pockets of stakeholders. Connections made are centered around self-gain, which end result tends to create division and divide with little positive impact on the greater ecosystem. In the world of psychedelics and earth medicine there is a different vibe that drives its own set of objectives. Being that psychedelics and earth medicine give life to a more conscious and heart-based culture, strategies are naturally more interconnected and considerate of interdependent relationships. This microdose presentation will introduce you to affiliate marketing through a mycelium-like network methodology as a business strategy for brands who want long-term, deep-rooted growth in the new conscious gig economy.

           

          2:30 PM2:45 PM
          Monday June 20th
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          2:45 PM3:30 PM
          Monday June 20th
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          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 psychedelic
            3:00 PM3:45 PM
            Monday June 20th
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            In the last two years, dozens of approvals for psychedelic-assisted therapies have been approved for use by patients under the care of psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical counsellors, social workers, general practitioners, and nurses. Specifically, psilocybin has been a molecule of interest that has been a focal point to these alternative treatments, with patient access that falls under a Section 56(1) exemption under Part J of the Food and Drugs Act. From a commercialization standpoint, what licence type is required to prepare a regulated compound such as psilocybin for patients and what specific activities can be performed? What are the site-specific requirements? What evidence do we have to show that controlled substances like psilocybin may follow a similar path towards medicinal use that cannabis has taken? What is the potential for business in psychedelic mushrooms within the applicable legislation and what aspects can be leveraged to further the rate of company success? All this and more will be covered in this informative session.
              3:30 PM4:00 PM
              Monday June 20th
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              The presentation will explain what cannabis farmgate is and could become, looking at the prospects for different licensees, including cultivators. Ideas being discussed include using farmgate stores to promote cannabis tourism and providing tasting and sampling as with wineries and craft breweries. The presentation will review provincial governments’ moves to establish farmgate programming and conclude by considering the outlook for farmgate in applicable provinces. The scope for cultivators’ participation will be discussed with fresh insights from BC’s current consultation exercise.
                4:00 PM5:00 PM
                Monday June 20th
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                Jim Belushi, performer, farmer and star of Discovery Channel’s Growing Belushi. In addition to sharing his journey creating Belushi’s Farms, the cannabis connoisseur will discuss the passions that spurred his entry into cannabis and the challenges he’s faced in growing and remaining nimble in an ever-changing industry.
                4:15 PM5:15 PM
                Monday June 20th
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                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.
                DAY 2: Industry Conference
                 
                9:30 AM9:30 AM
                Tuesday June 21st
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                9:30 AM10:45 AM
                Tuesday June 21st
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                As fertilizer prices skyrocket or become scarce, growers are looking at biostimulants to support growth and enhance quality factors like secondary metabolites. Humic acid, seaweed extracts, trace minerals, amino acids, SAR-elicitors, microbial inoculants are just some of the tools that our expert panel will shed light on.
                  10:00 AM10:45 AM
                  Tuesday June 21st
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                  10:15 AM11:00 AM
                  Tuesday June 21st
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                  11:00 AM12:00 AM
                  Tuesday June 21st
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                  A discussion with several Indigenous-owned cannabis growers and retailers in British Columbia about the state of the industry and what the future holds for First Nations in the cannabis industry.
                  11:00 AM11:45 AM
                  Tuesday June 21st
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                  11:00 AM11:45 AM
                  Tuesday June 21st
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                  Incorporating safety into building design, complying with international fire and building codes, design considerations to prevent product contamination and improve workflow and process efficiency, and factors to consider before selecting extraction equipment will all be covered in this interactive and engaging panel discussion. You won’t want to miss this!
                    11:00 AM12:15 PM
                    Tuesday June 21st
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                    You can't fix what you don't know is broken.  Improving your grow harvest after harvest comes by understanding what aspects of your garden need attention.  Having the right sensors and controls can give you the data needed to dial in the fire.  From PPM to PPFD find out how to gain control of your grow with our expert panel.
                    12:00 PM1:00 PM
                    Tuesday June 21st
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                    12:00 PM2:00 PM
                    Tuesday June 21st
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                    These are the brightest minds in cannabis growth, sharing experiences, best practices and goodwill amongst growers. And this camaraderie will come in handy as the push for industry standardization grows. They’ll talk about a year of challenges, adjusting to regulations, and offer insight into how Health Canada can adjust its role to promote better growing and cannabis quality. Many relationships were forged among growers last year, and it’s not far-fetched to see a future advocacy group forming over the lunch table.
                      12:15 PM1:00 PM
                      Tuesday June 21st
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                      Join us as we discuss manufacturer standards, product development, facility compliance, extraction trends and where the future of cannabis-based extraction is heading.
                        1:00 PM1:30 PM
                        Tuesday June 21st
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                        1:00 PM1:45 PM
                        Tuesday June 21st
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                        1:00 PM1:45 PM
                        Tuesday June 21st
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                        Most people know that there are three dominant cannabis extraction techniques, including hydrocarbon, ethanol, and supercritical carbon dioxide. Often, though, discussions regarding these techniques solely focus on upfront equipment costs, without delving into the total cost of ownership overtime. As most extractors would no doubt want to thrive in the industry long term, having the complete picture for ancillary equipment costs, energy requirements, solvent storage and disposal, labor, safety controls, etc., are paramount for long-term success. This panel provides an unbiased, realistic portrait of the costs associated with cannabis extraction.
                          1:30 PM2:30 PM
                          Tuesday June 21st
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                          2:00 PM3:15 PM
                          Tuesday June 21st
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                          You can't fix what you don't know is broken. Improving your grow harvest after harvest comes by understanding what aspects of your garden need attention. Having the right sensors and controls can give you the data needed to dial in the fire. From PPM to PPFD find out how to gain control of your grow with our expert panel.
                          2:15 PM2:45 PM
                          Tuesday June 21st
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                          Sanuvox Technologies inc.
                            2:15 PM2:45 AM
                            Tuesday June 21st
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                            It is critical for companies and testing laboratories to focus on key areas of analysis: quantifying the potency of CBD and THC, determining heavy metals as well as contaminants from residual solvents, pesticides and mycotoxins.
                            2:30 PM3:00 PM
                            Tuesday June 21st
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                            2:45 PM3:30 PM
                            Tuesday June 21st
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                            3:00 PM4:00 PM
                            Tuesday June 21st
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                            We sit down with four micro producers in BC to discuss their businesses, the state of micro in BC, and what it’s like to tackle projects like processor partnerships, sales into provinces, and successful product branding.
                            3:00 PM3:45 PM
                            Tuesday June 21st
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                            The total cost of ownership of supercritical CO2 extraction is the least expensive and most environmentally sustainable methodology. However, one Achilles heel has been the cost of winterization afterwards for those looking to take extracts to distillates. Thar's 2019 patented WinterFlow™ process removes the need for EtOH and distillation in many applications.
                              3:30 PM4:45 PM
                              Tuesday June 21st
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                              It's more than just bud. What do you want the end-user to know about why you grow the way you grow? What role does the cultivation team need to play in helping the market know what's unique about your cannabis. Our panel of industry experts are going to share some thoughts on how growers can help in telling the story behind the bud.
                              3:45 PM4:15 PM
                              Tuesday June 21st
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                              A general discussion on pre-rolls and manufacturing
                                4:00 PM4:45 PM
                                Tuesday June 21st
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                                4:00 PM4:45 PM
                                Tuesday June 21st
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                                DAY 3: Industry Conference
                                 
                                10:00 AM10:40 AM
                                Wednesday June 22nd
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                                Picking the spot for best growing area indoor system and products. Size of room, electrical, ventilation and water needs. A look in to purchasing the proper home equipment. Review of tents, all-in-one grow systems.
                                  10:30 AM11:30 AM
                                  Wednesday June 22nd
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                                  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.
                                  10:30 AM11:45 AM
                                  Wednesday June 22nd
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                                  A little disappointed? Expecting something else? Not the same as before? You may think you did everything the same but the end-product is telling you something different. Was it your lights, your media, your cure? Our illustrious panel will chat about how you can keep your customers coming back for more by producing consistently high quality flower time and time again.
                                  10:50 AM11:30 PM
                                  Wednesday June 22nd
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                                  Choose your medium: Soil, Nutrients, maintain PH balance, Temp, Air quality,  water, ventilation.
                                    11:00 AM11:45 AM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    11:00 AM11:45 AM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    11:30 AM12:15 PM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    11:30 AM12:10 PM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    Discussion of the differences between seeds and clones. Methods of germinating cannabis seeds.
                                    12:10 PM1:00 PM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    12:15 PM1:00 PM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    12:15 PM1:00 PM
                                    Wednesday June 22nd
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                                    As the cannabis industry soars across our earth, we must be mindful of what our planet has already endured. The industry’s monumental popularity means that abundant resources must be used for cultivating cannabis plants, extracting them, and purifying the molecules within for downstream product formulations. The burning question this panel provides answers for is how can we continue to grow sustainably?
                                      12:15 PM12:45 PM
                                      Wednesday June 22nd
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                                      1:00 PM1:45 PM
                                      Wednesday June 22nd
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                                      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.
                                      1:00 PM2:15 PM
                                      Wednesday June 22nd
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                                      Heterogeneity... what a gift! The cannabis plant and all of its robust wonders is why we love it so much. But, how do we know what to look for when we are choosing our next genetics? What do we look for in a male? Join this lively panel as they share their art behind the science of phenohunting.
                                      1:00 PM1:45 PM
                                      Wednesday June 22nd
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                                      Extracting cannabis plants typically doesn’t end with crude oil. Many times, product manufacturers embark on post-extraction processing strategies intended to remove undesirable ingredients from extracts like plant waxes and chlorophyll, and to concentrate cannabinoids and terpenes into products like distillate, shatter, or vape carts. There are various options in the extractor’s toolbox for purifying products, including traditional methods like winterization and distillation, but several other technologies have come into the fray. Our panelists will help make sense of the pros and cons of these options, and what implementing a specific strategy today might mean for your business tomorrow.
                                        1:00 PM1:45 PM
                                        Wednesday June 22nd
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                                        Top Regulatory and Quality Assurance Concerns facing Cannabis Licensed Producers; how advocating for risk-based approaches would improve your business profitability.

                                        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.

                                        1:00 PM1:30 PM
                                        Wednesday June 22nd
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                                        Review all types of lighting available. HID, LED, Fluorescent. Associated pros and cons and costs involved
                                          1:30 PM2:20 PM
                                          Wednesday June 22nd
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                                          Review different types of pests, bugs, mold and mites that can destroy your plants and how to defend your crop.
                                          1:45 PM2:00 PM
                                          Wednesday June 22nd
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                                          2:00 PM3:00 PM
                                          Wednesday June 22nd
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                                          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.
                                          2:15 PM2:45 PM
                                          Wednesday June 22nd
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                                          Live resin is generally considered top-tier among solvent-based concentrates for its fresh-plant flavours and well-preserved terpene profiles. However, live rosin has earned a bigger and better reputation among cannabis flavour aficionados. But there are important and significant differences between live resin and live rosin that our panel will discuss.
                                            2:15 PM2:45 PM
                                            Wednesday June 22nd
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                                            2:20 PM3:00 PM
                                            Wednesday June 22nd
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                                            Testing your product at home with PlantChek's Quick Check home system. Find the precise THC content in your cannabis and cannabis-based products in under 10 minutes.

                                            Packaging your homegrown is one of the most important steps in ensuring that you preserve the terpunes and moisture of your bud.

                                            2:30 PM3:45 PM
                                            Wednesday June 22nd
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                                            Are we having fun yet? Work-life balance and a positive workplace culture is something that most of us wish to achieve. Not the easiest thing to pull-off when working in a fast-paced industry with such a high-valued crop and the possibility of management and investors looking over your shoulder. How do you keep the team happy doing the hard work to make great medicine? Join the discussion and bring back some best cultural practices to make your work fun again.
                                            3:00 PM3:45 PM
                                            Wednesday June 22nd
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                                            3:15 PM4:00 PM
                                            Wednesday June 22nd
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                                            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.