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

Extraction Zone, June 20-22, 2022, Victoria BC

Cannabis 2.0 has made extraction a field of great importance within the modern cannabis industry. Extracts of CBD and THC are driving the medicinal and recreational markets from oils to edibles.

Join us for 3 days in Victoria, BC at Grow Up’s Extraction Zone, as we look at the science, methods, equipment and services behind today’s cannabis extraction.

Learn from the top in the extraction industry and meet with extraction companies, services, suppliers and equipment manufacturers.

Extraction Zone 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 2: Extraction Zone

10:30 AM11:15 AM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
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!
11:15 AM12:00 PM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
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?
1:00 PM1:45 PM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
1:45 PM2:30 PM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
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.
2:45 PM3:30 PM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
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.
3:30 PM4:15 PM
Tuesday June 21st
Passes needed:
Cannabis consumption has yet to hit the mainstream.  Increased consumer acceptance of flower inhalation is highly unlikely as a major contributor to increased sales.  What will it take to get widespread engagement of consumers into extracts and concentrates.

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.