The conference will be held in French and English. Simultaneous translation services will be available on site.

June 12 & 13

PROGRAM

Presented by:
Canadian Cannabis Conference 2024 – Day 1
12/06/2024
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Conference hosted by

Sonia Isabel
Commercial & Operations Leader
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

8h00 AM - Networking breakfast and kiosks

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

9h00 AM - Opening remarks

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

9h15 AM - Greening the Green: Assessing Environmental Impacts of Canada's Cannabis Industry

Vincent Desaulniers Brousseau
PhD candidate at McGill University and a Health Canada analyst

This study investigates the environmental implications of Canada's burgeoning cannabis industry, integrating comprehensive data and life cycle assessment methodologies. By scrutinizing six key environmental dimensions, including carbon footprint and resource depletion, we evaluate the ecological footprint of indoor and outdoor cultivation practices. Insights reveal the substantial energy demands of indoor cultivation, contrasting with outdoor methods' lower carbon footprint albeit with pest control challenges. Our findings underscore the urgent need for standardized metrics, consumer education, and innovative solutions like industrial symbiosis to mitigate environmental externalities.

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

9h45 AM - Decoding Cannabis Traits: From Genome to Phenome

Dr Davoud Torkamaneh
Professor Université Laval

This seminar explores the intricate genetic landscape of cannabis traits through an integrative approach spanning genomics, phenomics, metabolomics, genome editing, and AI. By deciphering the genetic basis of agronomic, phenological, and metabolic traits, we unravel not only their evolutionary past but also foresee their future trajectories. This knowledge revolutionizes breeding and selection practices, offering targeted interventions for optimized cannabis cultivation. Join us as we delve into the genetic blueprint shaping cannabis diversity.

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

10h15 AM - Medical cannabis in France: ambitions and challenges

Annabelle Bazire
General Manager at DelleD - LaFleur

France is building its own model, inspired by those already in place in many countries around the world. After a look back at the French experiment that ended on March 27, 2024, what lessons have been learned? What regulatory framework is being put in place to provide access to medical cannabis for the patients concerned? We'll be looking at prescribing procedures and pharmaceutical circuit specifications for cannabis-based medicines. A regulatory framework conducive to opening up the market?"

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

10h45 AM - Coffee break, networking and kiosks

Bis Solutions

Presented by:

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

11h15 AM - Canada’s leadership in cannabis: a forum for innovative ways to break down barriers

David Klein
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Canopy Growth
Philippe Depault
Founder/CEO of Québec Craft and member of ISED
Jason Moscovici
President, Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs Attorney at Provisions Legal Services Inc.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISDE) Forum Cannabis panel - Moderated by Jason Moscovici – Provisions Legal Services Inc.

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main Room

11h45 AM - Dunton Rainville: An exclusive partnership to support and develop your business

Jean-Maxim LeBrun
Lawyer at Dunton Rainville
Yanick Tanguay
Vice-President of Dunton Rainville
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

12h00 PM - Networking lunch and kiosks

Rose LifeScience

Presented by:

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

1h20 PM - Cannabis Clinical Research: Challenges and Progress

Dr Simon Giret
Director of Research and Development at PurCann Pharma

1. Introduction: Background and Importance of Cannabis Clinical Research
2. Regulations and the distinction between Recreational, Medical and Pharmaceutical Cannabis
3. Types of Clinics and Methodologies Used in Cannabis Research
4. Examples of Current Research and Future Areas of Development
5. Positioning PurCann Pharma in the Cannabis Clinical Research Sector

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Main room

1h45 PM - Pain Management

Lucile Rapin
Doctor in Cognitive Science, Santé Cannabis

Among the treatments for non-cancer chronic pain, cannabinoid-based treatments have become extremely popular. Evidence remains modest and is primarily limited to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for neuropathic pain; nevertheless, the use of various cannabinoid-based medicines (CBMs), including oral cannabidiol (CBD), to treat neuropathic, nociceptive, and mixed pain has increased worldwide. During clinical evaluation, identifying the pain mechanism can guide the most appropriate management, but cannabinoid-based treatments are rarely considered . This presentation will describe the role cannabinoids can play in managing chronic pain and present the results of an observational study on patients with non-cancer chronic pain.

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

2h15 PM - From Desperation to Innovation: A Physician's Journey with Medical Cannabis

Dr. Jennifer Anderson MD, CCFP
Family physician specializing in cannabinoids

Join us for an inspiring keynote presentation as Dr. Anderson shares their deeply personal journey navigating the challenges of managing their son's intractable epilepsy. Faced with the limitations of traditional anti-epileptic treatments, Dr. Anderson embarked on a mission to explore alternative therapies, ultimately pioneering a groundbreaking approach to incorporating cannabinoids into patient care.
Through her consult-based practice, Dr. Anderson integrates cannabinoid medicine into the treatment plans of patients spanning a wide age range and diverse medical conditions, including epilepsy, autism, chronic pain, and anxiety/depression. From infants to centenarians, Dr. Anderson provides hope and a lifeline to those who have exhausted conventional treatment options.
Drawing from her experiences in both hospital and emergency room settings, Dr. Anderson will shed light on the transformative potential of medical cannabis and the critical role it plays in advancing the field of medicine. Prepare to be inspired by a story of resilience, innovation, and compassionate care as Dr. Anderson shares her journey from desperation to innovation in the rapidly evolving realm of medical cannabinoids.

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Foyer

3h00 PM - Coffee break, networking and kiosks

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Main room

3h30 PM - Developing cannabis extracts and individual cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes

Dr Marcus Delatte
VP, Regulatory Strategy at Allucent
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

3h50 PM - To be confirmed

Owen McMaster
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

4h10 PM - Discussion moderated by Jason Moscovici – Provisions Legal Services Inc.

Owen McMaster
Jason Moscovici
President, Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs Attorney at Provisions Legal Services Inc.
Dr Marcus Delatte
VP, Regulatory Strategy at Allucent
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

4h30 PM - Panel: Introduction to Canada’s cannabis regulators and provincial wholesalers: 5 years after legalization and what’s next?

Jay Shukle
Vice President, Liquor and Cannabis at Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis
AGLC
Nathan Mison
Founding Partner at Diplomat Consulting
Foyer

5h15 PM - Conference Cocktail

Conférence canadienne sur le cannabis 2024 – Day 2
13/06/2024
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min

Conference hosted by:

Sonia Isabel
Commercial & Operations Leader
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

8h00 AM - Networking breakfast and kiosks

Nuances Marijuana
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room
By AQIC

9h00 AM - AQIC AGM members only

AQIC
Quebec Cannabis Industry Association (AQIC)

- Financial statements
- Achievements
- 2025 – 2027 Strategic Plan

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room
By AQIC

10h00 AM - AQIC AGM members and CCC participants

AQIC
Quebec Cannabis Industry Association (AQIC)

Presentation of the Canadian cannabis catalog and of the training tool for Canadian producers and retailers on AQIC web site secured section

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

10h45 AM - Coffee break, networking and kiosks

Laurentide Injection

Presented by:

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

11h15 AM - Presentation

Steris AST
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

11h30 AM - How to do business in Alberta – Working with the AGLC

Kate Whelpton
Senior Manager, Cannabis Products & Stakeholder Management, Liquor & Cannabis at Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis
Leanne Balanik
Director, Stakeholder Management, Liquor and Cannabis
Jay Shukle
Vice President, Liquor and Cannabis at Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis
AGLC
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

12h00 PM - Networking Lunch

Origine Nature

Presented by:

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

1h20 PM - How to do business with the SQDC

Éliane Brunet-Perron
Analyst, Supply Management at the SQDC
Alexandre Ouellet
Assistant Manager, Procurement at the SQDC
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

2h00 PM - GS1's role in the cannabis industry

Michel Boucher
Vice President Community Engagement & Strategic Partnership at GS1 Canada

Review GS1 Canada's role in the various industries and review what we've accomplished based on the demands of the cannabis industry.

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Foyer

2h30 PM - Coffee break, networking and kiosks

Cielo Verde

Presented by:

0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

3h00 PM - Exploring the possibilities of a circular economy for a sustainable, environmentally-friendly cannabis industry

Annabelle St-Pierre, M.Sc.
Researcher at Innofibre
Nathalie Dubé
QA Specialist / R&D Specialist at Origine Nature
Alexandre Gauthier
VP R&D - Director of Cultivation at Origine Nature
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

3h30 PM - Be an agent of change: how to choose eco-friendly cannabis packaging

Keven Rousseau
Social Responsibility Advisor at the SQDC
0 h 00 min - 0 h 00 min
Main room

4h PM - Supplier meeting with the SQDC

Suzanne Bergeron
President and CEO at the SQDC
Geneviève Giroux
Vice-President, Supply and Marketing at the SQDC
Foyer

5h15 PM - Conference closing cocktail

Steris AST

Presented by:

***This program is preliminary and subject to change according to participants’ confirmations.***

This event is poised to not only facilitate communications between provincial oversight bodies and wholesale distributors but also to enrich professional networks with cannabis decision makers and licensed producers. The location also provides an unforgettable experience in one of Canada’s most picturesque cities.

We eagerly anticipate your presence in Quebec City, where industry synergy and cultural exploration await!