CANNABIS 

OUR COMMUNITY

&

Legalization: What to Expect

MARY IRWIN THEATRE
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
MAY 17, 2018 | THURSDAY | 9 AM

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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

9:00 - Doors Open

9:30 - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 LEGALIZATION UPDATE

Mike McGuire, Director of Operations, Cannabis Legalization & Regulation Branch, Health Canada

John Becker, Mayor, City of Pitt Meadows

The Regulatory Landscape: An Update from Health Canada and Exploring How the Latest Developments will Shape Municipal Planning

  •  Exploring the most current legal framework from a federal perspective

  • Municipal perspectives on the path to legalization on the ground – what measures can be taken to best support communities during this landmark transition?

11:00 BUSINESS & TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES

Dan Rogers, Executive Director, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
John Perrott, Economic Development Officer, City of West Kelowna
Kevin Poole, Manager of Economic Development & Tourism, City of Vernon

David Purcell, Director, Emerging Business, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Capitalizing on Cannabis: Unlocking Potential Growth Opportunities to Benefit Your Community

  • 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 in hospitality and tourism as the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use

12:15 - Networking Lunch

1:30 pm HEALTH, SAFETY & INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS

David Hurford, Former National Policy Chair, Liberal Party of Canada

Dr. Chris Spooner, Naturopathic Doctor & Chief Scientific Officer, True Leaf Medicine International

Debbie Tuddenham , Commercial Account Executive, CapriCMW Insurance

Dr. Natasha Ryz, PhD, MSc, BSc, Chief Science Officer, Sun Pharm (Zenabis)

Scott Chambers, Lawyer, Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP

From the Workplace to the Roads: Taking the Appropriate Health, Safety and Risk Mitigation Measures

  • 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

2:30 pm INSIDE THE INDUSTRY - CANNABIS EXPERTS

Josh Ginsberg, Co-Founder of Native Roots Dispensary & Co-Founder of Goodtrees, Canada

Jamie Shaw, Director, BC Independent Cannabis Association

Rosy Mondin, CEO, QuadronCorp, Executive Director, Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada

Dan Rowland, Principal, 420 Advisory Management, Former Director of Public Affairs, Department of Excise & Licenses, Denver, Colorado

Thought-Leaders Roundtable: Creating a Collaborative Community to Optimize Benefits and Mitigate Risks

  • 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.

3:30 pm - Closing Remarks

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David Purcell

Director, Emerging Business, Kwantlen Polytechnic University