Cannabis & Our Community Forum by NICHE Canada in Vancouver on Nov 27 2018
With Great Thanks to JADEO for the invite!
Highlights of the Day include the following:
- Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair – Barinder Rasode of NICHE CANADA
- Keynote Presentation – Update from Health Canada
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
- - LEGALIZATION UPDATE
Your 360° View of the Regulatory Landscape: Federal, Provincial and Municipal Updates
Kathryn Kolbuch Holm, P.Eng., Director, Licensing & Community Standards, Chief Licence Inspector, City of Vancouver
Exploring the most current legal framework from a federal perspective
An overview of Alberta’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?
- BUSINESS & TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES
Capitalizing on Cannabis: Unlocking Potential Growth Opportunities
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
- HEALTH, SAFETY & INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS
From the Workplace to the Roads: Taking the Appropriate Health, Safety and Risk Mitigation Measures
Gerald Thomas, Director, Alcohol Tobacco, Cannabis & Gambling Policy at British Columbia
Exploring the impact of recreational cannabis use on public health, including ways to empower public education
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
- – INSIDE THE INDUSTRY – CANNABIS EXPERTS
Sharing Best Practices from Other Jurisdictions
- THOUGHT-LEADERS ROUNDTABLE
Creating a Collaborative Community to Optimize Benefits and Mitigate Risks
Bert Hick, President, Rising Tide Consultants
Rosy Mondin, CEO, QuadronCorp, Executive Director, Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada
Adam Greenblatt, Aurora Cannabis Inc.
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.