Cannabis Quality Control Testing and Research Updates

(Presentation) Cannabis science is advancing everywhere from in academia to cannabis QC testing labs and beyond. Join me for an overview and update of current efforts in cannabis science. First, we will distinguish cannabis research from QC testing, and then take a closer look at cannabis research in Israel (with ties to the U.S.). Next, we will examine cannabis research in the U.S., followed by a brief update on international cannabis science. We will cover some current topics in cannabis QC testing, including progress toward cannabis testing standard methods. We will explore the drivers and resistance for standardization and present the main hurdles to both standardization and research. Cannabis medicines have moved from anecdotal evidence [...]

By | 2018-03-19T10:19:02+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Cannabis Quality Control Testing and Research Updates

The Law Abides: Licensing, Compliance and Good Practices

The whole point of legalization is to remove law enforcement from the lives of producers and consumers of cannabis. So now that there is a legal framework, the rest is up to us. This panel will examine the licensing process that exists for medical marijuana and the one that’s shaping up for the recreational side. That license, of course, will be come with conditions, on everything from production practices to handling to distribution to sales. We’ll show you how to stay within the lines of the cannabis regs to come.

By | 2018-04-17T16:35:50+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The Law Abides: Licensing, Compliance and Good Practices

High Finance: How Budding Businesses Raise Money in an Increasingly Competitive Market

(Panel Discussion) The reluctance of banks and other established brokers to take the cannabis market seriously began as an obstacle and turned into opportunity. Players in this new industry have often had to look afield for funding, and in the process have turned to smaller, less risk-averse independent financial brokers to obtain start-up funds. In this session, we’ll talk about the rise of small, forward-thinking investors and other means of revenue-raising in this new, competitive cannabis environment.

By | 2018-04-05T12:12:18+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Comments Off on High Finance: How Budding Businesses Raise Money in an Increasingly Competitive Market

Top 5 HR Headaches and How To Overcome Them

(Presentation) People are the greatest asset of many businesses. With Cannabis in the Workplace, the Fair Wages and Better Jobs Act and the #MeTooMovement, workplaces have never found people management as complex and interconnected in the company as it is today. Learn Tips and Strategies on how to navigate the current complexities of Human Resources from an Award Winning HR Expert and Workplace Culture Strategist.

By | 2018-03-14T16:27:22+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Top 5 HR Headaches and How To Overcome Them

Staying Healthy and Legal: Global Sale and Advertisement of Hemp-Derived CBD Products

(Presentation) The popularity of hemp-derived CBD products has soared in recent years, with many companies shipping internationally. This panel provides an overview of the laws governing the sale, import, and export of hemp products, and the advertisement of hemp products containing CBD, in four countries: US, Canada, Spain, and Australia.

By | 2018-04-04T10:16:05+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Staying Healthy and Legal: Global Sale and Advertisement of Hemp-Derived CBD Products

Professional Development and Training in the Cannabis Industry

(Presentation) An important consideration for licensed producers, workers, clinicians, patients, retailers, and policymakers. As the July 2018 marijuana legalization date comes closer, stakeholders in the cannabis industry need to determine how to meet the new demand for skilled workers to fill roles in the growth, production, marketing, and distribution of cannabis. While there's still a giant question mark around how many new jobs the industry will create, the industry is expected to be worth between $5 and 8 billion annually. It’s safe assume that tens of thousands of new Cannabis-related positions will open up with licensed producers, retailers, and in the public sector. An important element affecting industry’s grow and prosperity is access to a [...]

By | 2018-03-14T17:06:12+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Professional Development and Training in the Cannabis Industry

Using Cannabis to Wean Patients off of Opiates

(Presentation) Medical cannabis has proven an effective analgesic for a number of conditions that include chronic non-malignant pain. During Dr.Rosado’s presentation, he will be sharing a case study showing that medical cannabis not only works for analgesia, but also for expected and unexpected medical conditions.

By | 2018-03-14T15:50:40+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Using Cannabis to Wean Patients off of Opiates

Legalization and Dignified Access: What Patients Need to Know

(Presentation) Are you curious about cannabis? Jonesing for your first legal joint? Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises that cannabis will be legal by July 1st, what does legalization really mean for the 75,000 patients who currently rely on access to cannabis for their health and survival? Straight from his newly released book, The Great Cannabis Conspiracy​, Dr. Sam Mellace will shed light on the dark side of legalization and, by doing so, empower medical patients to take control of their rights, to finally heal the wounds of stigma and oppression, and to be able to proclaim Dignified Access as a fulfilled promise.

By | 2018-03-14T15:41:07+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Legalization and Dignified Access: What Patients Need to Know

Navigating the Data Around Cannabis: Welcome to the Intersection of Vice and Medicine

(Panel Discussion) Whether for wellness or play, Cannabis is en route to being an accepted part of Canadians' consumption choices. Join us as we discuss and explore what information users and brands need to consider and understand, in order to successfully navigate the data around Cannabis as both vice and medicine.

By | 2018-04-11T13:13:04+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Navigating the Data Around Cannabis: Welcome to the Intersection of Vice and Medicine