The Cannaspace Exhibit

The Cannaspace Exhibit

Are you looking for alternative therapies to complement your current health regime, curious about your options, or looking to understand the latest conversations about the upcoming change in medical cannabis legislation?

The Cannaspace Exhibit, in partnership with Aurora Cannabis, will feature doctors, licensed producers and leading expert exhibitors who will be providing credible and valuable information that can help you make well-informed decisions about treatment options for conditions that could be supported by medical cannabis.

New this year, experience the Aurora Cannabis educational feature exhibit as well as a dedicated Cannaspace stage, bringing you three days of discussion covering everything from integrating cannabis into your wellness regime, cannabis and anxiety, exploring methods of consumption, upcoming changes in regulations, and much more.

Presenting Partner:

2018 contributor Aurora

Cannaspace Stage Speaker Schedule

Cannaspace Stage EMCEE

Alex Blumenstein

Alex is the co-founder of Leaf Forward, Canada's first cannabis business accelerator, which leverages its extensive network of entrepreneurs, industry experts, and senior leaders to foster and grow the canna-startup ecosystem. He’s passionate about helping budding cannabis entrepreneurs by providing them with mentorship, networking, and learning opportunities from successful leaders who have taken ideas and turned them into reality.

@leafgroupca

Leaf Forward

Friday, April 6th

3:30pm - 4pm

Making Sense of Cannabis Regulations in Ontario

Jill Swainson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Cannabis regulations are all new territory for consumers and businesses alike. Whether you’re looking for relief or are just canna-curious, this talk will shed some light on cannabis legislation. We’ll look at how new regulations are shaping up for Ontario folks specifically, and how consumers will be affected both medicinally and recreationally.

@aurora_mmj

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4:30pm - 5pm

Cannabis 101

Michelle Davis, Community Engagement Specialist

An educational presentation on medical cannabis that discusses cannabis botany, legislation, the uses of medical cannabis, safe and responsible use and accessing medical cannabis.

@tweedmainstreet

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5:15pm - 5:45pm

Cannabis In the Workplace

Matthew Trudeau, Medical Science and Education Liaison

Do people use cannabis and work at the same time? With an increasing number of medical cannabis patients—and soon, recreational users—employers have new questions to answer around workplace safety practices. Will cannabis interfere with your job? This talk will address the basic science of cannabis as medicine, current challenges and concerns around cannabis in the workplace, and how Starseed will help the conversation evolve.

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6pm - 6:30pm

Beyond Smoke: Exploring Methods of Consumption

Mika Unterman, Community Manager

The traditional image of cannabis users might involve a bong or even a joint. But as cannabis gets more validation from the medical community, different devices are popping up that don’t use combustion and allow you to precisely monitor you dose. In this session, we will explore the different administration methods available to patients today so they can get the most out of cannabis without damaging their lungs.

@sailcannabis_

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6:40pm - 7:10pm

Just Say Now - A Journey into Cannabis Marketing

Linda Burlison, Director of Digital Marketing & Commercialization at MedReleaf

Join Linda as she shares what it's like to start a career in the cannabis industry and launch exciting new brands for the upcoming legalized market. Take a sneak peak at two new Canadian cannabis brands - San Rafael '71 and AltaVie - coming soon to cannabis store shelves near you! Share Linda's journey being a marketer - and new consumer - in the dynamic and unpredictable Canadian cannabis space.

@altavieofficial

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Saturday, April 7th

12pm - 12:30pm

The Healing Power of Nature: Cannabis as Medicine

Andrea Paine, National Director of Government Relations

In an industry where stereotypes and stigma are a harsh reality, women are taking charge of the conversation in a big way. Women are particularly receptive to trying healthier care options and more and more are looking to cannabis for medical and therapeutic reasons. In this talk, Andrea will talk about women and medical cannabis, her experience with cancer, and the experiences of other women who are turning to cannabis to help with pain management.

@aurora_mmj

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12:45pm - 1:15pm

Sleepless In Toronto? Learn About Natural Treatment Options

Sabrina Ramkellawan, Vice President, of Clinical Affairs

Canadians aren’t getting enough of it. Everyone wants more of it. When was the last time you had a really satisfying one? What is this elusive thing we are all chasing? SLEEP! Canadians are not getting enough sleep. This is affecting more than 50% of Canadians; with 55% of women reporting trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. In this session, natural treatment options for sleep will be discussed with a focus on the role of cannabis.

@terrascend

Terrascend

1:30pm - 2pm

Cannabis 101

Michelle Davis, Community Engagement Specialist

An educational presentation on medical cannabis that discusses cannabis botany, legislation, the uses of medical cannabis, safe and responsible use and accessing medical cannabis.

@tweedmainstreet

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2:15pm - 2:45pm

Transitioning Your Mindset On Cannabis & Anxiety

Dr Vishwanath Kishan Mahabir

As cannabis is gaining traction in the medical community, more and more people are starting to use it for one of the most commonplace disorders for young professionals: Anxiety. There are many users who consider themselves recreational, but in truth are self medicating for conditions like anxiety and depression. In this session, we aim to help you asses weather or not you are using cannabis therapeutically, and if so – what you need to know about cannabis to have a successful and positive experience.

@sailcannabis_

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3pm - 3:30pm

Cannabis In The Workplace

Matthew Trudeau, Medical Science and Education Liaison

Do people use cannabis and work at the same time? With an increasing number of medical cannabis patients—and soon, recreational users—employers have new questions to answer around workplace safety practices. Will cannabis interfere with your job? This talk will address the basic science of cannabis as medicine, current challenges and concerns around cannabis in the workplace, and how Starseed will help the conversation evolve.

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4:20pm - 4:50pm

Cannabis Topicals with Charlene Freedom

Charlene Freedom, Certified Natural Health Practitioner

Join us for a workshop on Cannabis Topicals with Charlene Freedom. She will be discussing the various uses of cannabis topical products like cannabis creams, massage oils, balms, body butters, and holistic bath therapies as treatments for different health conditions. Charlene will share a demo on how to create your own cannabis-infused products from infused oils!

@freedom420

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5pm - 5:30pm

Is Your Weed Green? The Sustainability Panel

Moderator: Emma Baron, Founder and Creative Director of Milkweed

Panelists:
Andrew Likakis - Business Development at Moveable
Kirstin Wood - CEO, MPENZY organic skincare
Dr. Darryl Hudson - VP of Science & Innovation for the Flowr Corporation, Co-founder of InPlanta Biotechnology

Is Your Weed Green? - Panelists

What are the most eco-friendly choices in growing, harvesting, and packaging cannabis? Hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics, Dutch-style greenhouses - we'll talk about the differences between growing methods from commercial scale to kitchen garden and what to look for in products if you're looking out for the planet.

@milkweed_co

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Sunday, April 8th

12pm - 12:30pm

Cannabis 101

Michelle Davis, Community Engagement Specialist

An educational presentation on medical cannabis that discusses cannabis botany, legislation, the uses of medical cannabis, safe and responsible use and accessing medical cannabis.

@tweedmainstreet

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12:45pm - 1:15pm

Cooking Demo - Easy Recipes for the Best Cannabis Absorption

Wallace Wong, Six Pack Chef and Food Network Culinary Competitor

@altavieofficial

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1:30pm - 2pm

Integrating Cannabis Into Your Wellness Regime

Rohini Patel, Account Manager

It seems like almost every day new information is published about the medical efficacy of cannabis in different conditions. The research being done is not currently very advanced, but we can already see where cannabis has a lasting effect for patients: chronic pain and muscle spasticity. In this session, we will explore the common injuries healthy, active people are likely to experience and discuss how cannabis can be used, weather or not you are interested in the “high.”

@sailcannabis_

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2:15pm - 2:45pm

Cannabis, What Does The Future Hold?

Robyn Rabinovich, Vice President of Business Development

2018 is history in the making; Cannabis will be legalized in Canada and with this evolution comes huge opportunities for innovation to provide more options for people looking to improve their health and wellness. Robyn has worked in the cannabis space for 3+ years and will share her insights on the future of cannabis innovation and product development and highlight the need for products geared to women’s health and wellness.

@terrascend

Terrascend

3pm - 4pm

Cannabis Cultivation 101: A Crash Course

Chris Mayerson, Co-founder and the Director of Genetics of Aurora Cannabis

With the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada, home cultivation for personal use will be an exciting opportunity. This talk will begin with the basics of cannabis cultivation. Building upon core fundamental principles, we will dive more and more in-depth into the social, scientific, and even the spiritual aspects surrounding this multifaceted topic. There will be ample time towards the end of the talk for an audience Q&A.

@aurora_mmj

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4:15pm - 4:45pm

Cannabis In The Workplace

Matthew Trudeau, Medical Science and Education Liaison

Do people use cannabis and work at the same time? With an increasing number of medical cannabis patients—and soon, recreational users—employers have new questions to answer around workplace safety practices. Will cannabis interfere with your job? This talk will address the basic science of cannabis as medicine, current challenges and concerns around cannabis in the workplace, and how Starseed will help the conversation evolve.

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