CANNABIS 

OUR COMMUNITY

&

Legalization: What to Expect

RADISSON ADMIRAL HOTEL
Toronto Harbourfront, 249 Queen's Quay West
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | TUESDAY | 9 AM - 5 PM | TORONTO

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

8:30 - Doors Open

9:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

Barinder Rasode, President & CEO, NICHE Canada

9:30 Keynote Presentation – Update from Health Canada

Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat, 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

10:00 - Your 360° View of the Regulatory Landscape: Federal, Provincial and Municipal Updates

Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat, Health Canada
Renu Kulendran, Executive Director, Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General 

Mark Sraga, Director, Municipal Licensing & Standards, Investigative Services, City of Toronto
Shayne Turner, Director, Municipal Enforcement Services, City of Waterloo

Nadia Chandra, Assistant Town Solicitor, Town of Oakville

  •  Exploring the most current legal framework from a federal perspective

  • An overview of Ontario’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?

11:00 BUSINESS & TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES

Spotlight on M&A Activity in the Industry

Eric Foster, Partner, Dentons

11:15 Capitalizing on Cannabis: Unlocking Potential Growth Opportunities

Greg Gorzkowski, Program Manager – Regulated Industries, Shopify

Corey Herscu, CEO, RNMKR PR

Niel Marotta, President & CEO, Director, Founder, INDIVA

Andrew Muroff, Chief Executive Officer, Strainprint Technologies

John Prentice, CEO, Ample Organics

David Purcell, Director, Emerging Business, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • 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

12:15 - Networking Lunch

1:30 pm HEALTH, SAFETY & INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS

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

Kim Slade, Director, Emerging Markets and Commercialization, Public Services Health and Safety Association

Joan Weir, Director, Health and Disability Policy, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

  • 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

2:30 pm INSIDE THE INDUSTRY - CANNABIS EXPERTS

The HEXO story: creating an iconic adult-use cannabis brand in a tightly regulated environment

Adam Miron, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer, HEXO

  • The challenges of creating an adult-use cannabis brand in a tightly regulated environment

  • Identifying the cultural, industry, brand and consumer truths

  • Creating a premier global cannabis consumer product company

2:45 pm Sharing Best Practices from Other Jurisdictions

Dan Rowland, Principal Consultant, 420 Advisory Management

Shea Coulson, Partner, Dentons

3:15 pm THOUGHT-LEADERS ROUNDTABLE

Creating a Collaborative Community to Optimize Benefits and Mitigate Risks

Bert Hick, Founder & President, Rising Tide Consultants

Dylan Groper, Chief Product Officer, CBD Medicinal Solutions Inc.

Sara Zborovski, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Dan Rowland, Principal Consultant, 420 Advisory Management

Jonathan Zaid, Director of Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility at Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Mark Hanna, Associate Dean, The Business School, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

  • 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

SPEAKERS

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Chair & Moderator

Barinder Rasode

CEO, NICHE Canada

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