Cannabis Forward | Toronto


On a High: An Exploration of Cannabis + Design Culture

This Cannabis Forward (formerly Leaf Forward) event is the latest in a long-standing series of cannabis industry networking and education events in Toronto. Stay tuned for more details and information on speakers and agenda.

Cannabis Forward (formerly Leaf Forward) Calgary


Join us for the March Cannabis Forward Calgary Meetup

This Cannabis Forward (formerly Leaf Forward) event is the latest in a long-standing series of cannabis industry networking and education events in Calgary. We are hosting a panel featuring cannabis cultivation and growing experts:

Hadi Feltham, President/Owner, SQFT Grow Systems Inc.
Dave Auger, CEO, Propagation Inc.
Shawn Ripley, CCO, Habitat Life

Join us as we learn how to build a better licensed cannabis producer. Refreshments will be served.

Cannabis Forward (formerly Leaf Forward) Toronto


This Cannabis Forward (formerly Leaf Forward) event is the latest in a long-standing series of cannabis industry networking and education events in Toronto. We are hosting a panel featuring cannabis consumable experts:

Will Stewart
Jordan Wagman, James Beard Nominated Chef
June Nicholson, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Hill Street Beverage Co.

Stay tuned for more further announcements about panelists and agenda. Join us as we learn about the future of cannabis consumption in a post legalization world. Refreshments will be served.

Doors: 6:30PM
Panel Discussion: 7:15PM
Networking & Social: 8:00PM

Canadian Grown: The 2020 Cannabis Public Policy Conference


On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize cannabis on a national level. Since that time, unprecedented levels of capital, investment, research, and innovation have shaped Canada’s cannabis market into a global leader.

In order to maintain that first-mover advantage, smart, strategic public policy will continue to play a pivotal role in the years to come.

Join Canada 2020 on the anniversary of legalization for Canadian Grown, The 2020 Cannabis Public Policy Conference, hosted in partnership with Genome Canada, for an in-depth look at the policy, science and business forces shaping Canada’s cannabis industry.


Election 43 & Cannabis Policy

Agenda setting for the incoming administration, and mapping Year 2 scenarios for Bill C-45.

Industrial Policy & Market Structure

Firmly establishing cannabis as a top-tier industrial sector within government and analyzing the ways public policy and market forces intersect and enable growth.

Science, Research & Genomics

Forging a path to cannabis’ untapped genomic potential, and targeting the policy frameworks that will enable new research, innovation and scientific discovery in Canada.

Global Pressures & Opportunities

Assessing global pressures and determining the international opportunities that can help fuel policy and market momentum.


Hon. Anne McLellan, Senior Partner, Bennett Jones and Co-Chair, Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

Dr. Mark Ware, Chief Science Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation & Co-Chair, Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

Alison Gordon, CEO, 48North

Chuck Rifici, Founder, Auxly Group, Nesta, Canopy Growth + others

Marc LePage, President & CEO, Genome Canada

Trevor Fencott, CEO, Fire & Flower Corporation

Trina Fraser, Partner, Brazeau Seller LLP

+ More names announced weekly

Inquiries to info@canada2020.ca

Are You a Cannabis Brain?


Do you have cannabis expertise that you would like to share with the world? Both direct and ancillary knowledge such as:

– Business
– Compliance
– Consulting
– Cultivation
– Culture
– Edibles
– Education
– Events
– Finance
– Marketing
– Medicine
– Mental Health
– Research
– Retail
– Sciences
– Topicals

Are you a cannabis entrepreneur offering unique and creative services?

Looking for a stable, secure and progressive marketplace to connect with your clientele?

Cannabis entrepreneurs and small businesses face unique challenges and a quickly evolving landscape. Highly restrictive regulations around marketing and advertising increase the challenge of connecting with target audiences. Social media brings exposure but often proves to be unstable.

We’re not only at the forefront of the creation of the cannabis industry, we’re part of a larger sector of society that is changing the way we create, purchase, consume and understand value. Pick My Brain enables experts to package their time, knowledge and experience in order to bring value to the market.

We have the opportunity to create a cannabis industry and culture that’s collaborative, sustainable and innovative. Learn how you can create cannabis services that draw on the value of your expertise, and to bring value to your community, by becoming a Cannabis Brain.

Business Excellence Series: Cannabis One Year On Panel


Canada’s first year of legalized cannabis has seen significant industrial development and investment, a range of regulations to licence consumer outlets, a shortage of supply due to inadequate production, and a persistent black market that complicates the landscape. What can be learned from this year? What can be applied to the next stage of legalization? What are the key pieces of advice for businesses to thrive in this environment? Our expert panel examines the opportunities and challenges and provides insights into the most likely successful next steps.

Peter Guo, BC Leader, Cannabis Industry Services, MNP LLP
Chantel Popoff, Chief Operating Officer, Valens
James Munro, Partner, McMillan LLP
Brandon Wright, CEO, Dynaleo Inc.

Kirk LaPointe, Editor-in-Chief, Business in Vancouver & Vice-President, Editorial, Glacier Media

Cannabis + Technology 2019


Business of Cannabis is a leading cannabis business media platform connecting industry leaders and investors with business news, specialized event programming and strategic consulting. With the objective of helping the cannabis sector reach maturity faster, Business of Cannabis produces sophisticated digital content, niche events series and creative programs for B2B and B2C audiences. Founded in 2017, Business of Cannabis has earned its place as a respected and trusted voice for the industry and investors in the ever-expanding international cannabis space.

Showcasing Innovation.

The Cannabis + Technology event will provide a venue to showcase innovation across the sector – from start-ups to publicly traded companies.

Tracking the Supply Chain.

The Cannabis + Technology program will follow the cannabis supply chain from cultivation technology to patient and consumer-facing technological advances, featuring thought-leader keynotes, panel discussions and demonstrations.

Convening the Sector.

Business of Cannabis, the award winning media platform, produces events and forums to bring the cannabis industry together for conversation and collaboration. Cannabis + Technology has gathered an unmatched cohort of partners and attendees – spanning the sector at the intersection of cannabis and technology.

Note: Cannabis + Technology is a 19+ event.

MJBizCon International


MJBizConINT’L is where business, research, and policy intersect to advance the global cannabis industry. Join an international audience for three days of networking and educational programming on the conditions, trends and opportunities in the global cannabis marketplace.

Where 2,500 Global Cannabis Executives Come To Learn, Grow & Connect

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hill Insider Presents: Auntie Mary’s Pot



On Sunday June 23rd, Antuanette Gomez will transform Hill Studio into a elevated experience.

Presenting an all WOC collective of Cannabis Industry experts, she will lead us in a conversation around cannabis, the industry and it’s impact on our community.

With an extensive background in executive work and medical cannabis education, Antuannette Gomez CEO of Pleasure Peaks has a thorough understanding of the cannabis market and knows what it takes to navigate the legal framework.

You can expect beautiful decor, a relaxing ambiance, tasty treats and amazing conversation.

About our Host:

Antuanette Gomez is an International Speaker and Cannabis Business Maven. She is the Founder + CEO of Pleasure Peaks, a Medical Cannabis company focusing on Women’s Sexual Health. She is also the former Director of the Toronto Woman Grow Market and mentors many startups in the emerging cannabis industry in Canada within the legal framework. Her passion and love for uplifting women shows in her everyday life.

For the past 6 years, she has been helping people start, buy, and sell brands/companies in the cannabis industry. With an extensive background in executive work and medical cannabis education, she has a thorough understanding of the cannabis market and knows what it takes to navigate the legal framework. She has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar, made it to the Top 50 Toronto Life’s Most Influential list, and has been seen on Breakfast Television, FLARE, Forbes, VICE, Elle Magazine, Cannabis Radio and so much more.