Legalization: What to Expect
HILTON GARDEN INN
Calgary Downtown, 711 4 St. S.E., Suite A
OCTOBER 23, 2018 | TUESDAY | 9 AM - 4:30 PM | CALGARY
This forum seeks to educate stakeholders from municipal government, work safety, health care, insurance, tourism and others that will be impacted by the legalization of cannabis.
8:30 - Doors Open
9:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation – Update from Health Canada
David Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Health Canada
Join Health Canada for the latest updates on the regulatory framework, timelines and what Canadians can expect upon implementation, including:
An overview of the federal framework for cannabis, including the federal licensing regime and packaging and labelling requirement for cannabis products
Supporting communities through awareness, education and compliance
Engagement with First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation
9:45 LEGALIZATION UPDATE
Your 360° View of the Regulatory Landscape: Federal, Provincial and Municipal Updates
David Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Health Canada
Matt Zabloski, Business Strategist, Calgary Community Standards, City of Calgary
Nick Moore, Adult Education Specialist (Cannabis & Crime Prevention), YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
Exploring the most current legal framework from a federal perspective
An overview of Alberta’s provincial cannabis laws to manage access and use
Municipal perspectives on the path to legalization on the ground – what measures can be taken to best support communities during this landmark transition?
- Land-use planning, zoning and business licensing – what steps should be taken to ensure preparedness?
10:45 BUSINESS & TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES
The HEXO story: creating an iconic adult-use cannabis brand in a tightly regulated environment
Mark Aiken, Director, Business Development HEXO
Mark will discuss HEXO’s hub-and-spoke strategy to partner with Fortune 500 companies using multiple joint ventures with leading companies in their fields, including cosmetics, food and vapes. This approach will be critical for corporations hoping to become one of the top $100-billion cannabis companies controlling 80 per cent of the market over the next five to ten years.
11:00 Capitalizing on Cannabis: Unlocking Potential Growth Opportunities
Alexander Wihak, Senior Sales Agent, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate & Development Services, The City of Calgary
Tara Martin, Co-Founder, JADEO
Dallas Devam, CEO & Principal Software Engineer, CROPSoft
Making the transition from an underground market to legitimate business from distribution to retailing
Exploring opportunities in support sectors, including accounting, security, packaging, marketing and legal expertise
Business development opportunities as the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use
12:00 - Networking Lunch
1:15 pm HEALTH, SAFETY & INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS
From the Workplace to the Roads: Taking the Appropriate Health, Safety and Risk Mitigation Measures
Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed MD, FRCPC, Founder, The Health Boutique
Joan Weir, Director, Health and Disability Policy, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
Phil Holmstrom, Co-Founder, Pinnacle Biotech
Melissa Snider-Adler, MD, CCFP, MRO (AAMRO), DABAM, Chief Medical Review Officer, DriverCheck Inc.
Brad Mahon, PhD, Interim Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension, Director, Conservatory, Mount Royal University
Cannabis at work: what employers should consider when updating their occupational health and safety policies
Understanding and assessing cannabis health benefits coverage claims
Taking measure to ensure communities are safe, supported and well-educated in appropriate consumption
Spotlight on policing and enforcement including required new protocols and training
Taking the appropriate security measures from an information and operational standpoint – what every LP needs to know
2:00 pm INSIDE THE INDUSTRY - CANNABIS EXPERTS
Sharing Best Practices from Other Jurisdictions: Spotlight on the King City
Scott Bruce, Principal, Earth Design International (EDI)
Mike LeBarre, Mayor of King City
Doreen Liberto, AICP, MDR, Owner, Earth Design International (EDI)
Barry Wilson, Systems Ecologist and Owner, CE Analytics Ltd.
Understanding community concerns when considering cannabis as an allowed land use
The King City experience writing code, establishing a process and processing application as part of refocusing business toward medical cannabis research, manufacturing, and cultivation
Looking at how new technology can be used to identify the cumulative effects of cannabis operations and monitor results
3:30 pm THOUGHT-LEADERS ROUNDTABLE
Creating a Collaborative Community to Optimize Benefits and Mitigate Risks
Sara Mohsin, Client Relations Officer, Rising Tide Consultants
Dan Rowland, Principal Consultant, 420 Advisory Management
Terry Roycroft, President, The Medicinal Cannabis Resource Centre Inc. (MCRCI)
Jonathan Zaid, Director of Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility at Aurora Cannabis Inc.
This interactive panel discussion features a range of perspectives ready to equip you with the information you need to prepare and achieve common goals as legalization rapidly approaches. Learn from their experiences and expertise – and come prepared with your most pressing questions.
4:30 pm - Closing Remarks
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