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
 
DAY 2: Industry Conference
 
10:00 AM10:15 AM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
Acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People.
    10:15 AM10:45 AM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    A talk with one of BC’s legal experts on the subject of Indigenous rights and cannabis law.

     
    11:00 AM12:00 PM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    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.

    Moderated by Yvan Guy Larocque
    12:00 PM1:00 PM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    1:00 PM1:30 PM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    A talk with those behind the court cases fighting for home grow rights in Manitoba and Quebec.
    1:30 PM2:30 PM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    (Panel Discussion) 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.



    Moderated by David Brown—StratCann

     
    3:00 PM4:00 PM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    A look at the trappings of navigating the complex world of provincial supply chains.

    Moderated by Annaliese Kibler - Aurora
    4:00 PM4:45 PM
    Tuesday June 21st
    Passes needed:
    An update from the BC Cannabis Secretariat on provincial cannabis policies like farmgate, direct sales, consumption spaces, and more.
    DAY 3: Industry Conference
     
    10:30 AM11:30 AM
    Wednesday June 22nd
    Passes needed:
    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.

    Moderated by David Brown - StratCann
    12:15 PM12:45 PM
    Wednesday June 22nd
    Passes needed:
    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.

    Moderated by Dr. Brigitte Simons  

     
    12:45 PM1:45 PM
    Wednesday June 22nd
    Passes needed:
    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.

    Moderated by Natasha Raey
    1:45 PM2:00 PM
    Wednesday June 22nd
    Passes needed:
    2:00 PM3:00 PM
    Wednesday June 22nd
    Passes needed:
    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.

    Moderated by Kirk Tousaw - Great Gardener Farms

    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.