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..

4:30pm • June 20, 2022

Photo Credit: Tyler Maddox

Learn from the Best in the Industry

Join Ed Rosenthal at the Grow at Home Workshop.
The Grow-at-Home Workshop is dedicated to the recreational grower that wants to learn how to increase yield, grow bigger plants at home, legally, safetly and responsibly. This one-day workshop focuses on what’s involved in growing cannabis at home. This hands on workshop will provide the insights and education to have you up and running like a pro.

June 22, 2022

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.

9am - 5:30 pm • 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

Budtender's Luncheon

Grow Up will be hosting a Retail and Budtender day, Wednesday June 22, at the Victoria Conference Centre. Budtenders will be able interact directly with head growers and learn more about the brands and products they recommend to consumers. There will also be budtender panels including a keynote interview with Ted Smith, Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

The Budtender Luncheon presented by BZAM will feature an educational panel consisting of growers, budtenders and retail experts.

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

9:30 am – 5:30 pm
VIP Industry Conference

9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Psychedelic Summit

9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Exhibitor Load-in/Setup

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet the Exhibitors @ CANNA Networking Party

Day 2

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Opens

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exhibitor Morning Coffee and Networking (Canna Networking Lounge – Carson Hall)

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

10:30 am – 4:15 pm
Extraction Workshop sessions

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


7:00 pm – 11:00 am
High North VIP Networking party

Day 3

7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Opens

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exhibitor Morning Coffee and Networking (Canna Networking Lounge – Carson Hall)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grow Up Expo

10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Masterclass Technical Series

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
Passes needed:
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
Passes needed:
Discussion on current conditions and the global economy.

Moderated by Bridget Hoffer
10:30 AM11:15 AM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
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
11:15 AM12:00 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
This presentation will highlight the primary findings of the Canadian Psychedelic Survey (CPS), the most comprehensive survey of Canadian Psychedelic Use to date. CPS took place in January 2022, with 2393 adult respondents, and during this session we'll learn who uses psychedelics in Canada, and explore patterns of use of 11 common psychedelics, as well as co-use with other substances. We'll also explore peak positive and negative experiences and associated outcomes, micro vs. macro use, and review primary motivations for both recreational and medical use."
11:45 AM12:30 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
12:30 PM1:15 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
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 PM1:45 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
(Presentation) Cannabis and cryptocurrencies may seem like strange bedfellows, but they’ve collided in new and interesting ways. Largely driven by challenges in accessing banking and capital, cryptocurrency has arisen as an option for operators in the cannabis space. Along with exploring options available to operators, Dean will discuss the ability to back cryptocurrency with real assets.
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.
2:45 PM3:30 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:

  • Current state of packaging – How regulations affect the choices producers make. Challenges with materials, costs and keeping your products fresh.

  • Working together - Why is packaging one of the last things producers think about but the first thing a consumer sees?

  • Sustainability – the future of cannabis packaging

3:30 PM4:15 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
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. Moderator Christina Michael
4:30 PM5:30 PM
Monday June 20th
Passes needed:
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.
DAY 2: Industry Conference
 
DAY 3: Industry Conference
 

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.