Cannabis – QC, Specifications, Analytical Testing Requirements Workshop


Course Outline

Brief Review of ACMPR Analytical Testing Requirements
Practice laboratory safety and techniques (WHIMS)
Work in GMP regulated laboratory and follow SOPs
Theory and background for each type of testing
Detailed various QC experiments related to Marijuana
Assay for THCA, THC, CBDA, CBD, CBN, etc.
Testing for Aflatoxin, Residual Solvents, Pesticides, Terpene and Heavy Metals

Harvest Fest


Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana (MUMM) is a Nova Scotia registered non-profit society advocating for chronically and critically ill patients who are licensed to consume cannabis as medicine.
Our 12th annual Harvest Fest, which coincides with the 5th John Cook MUMMorial Cup, is not only a celebration for the patients, but is also MUMM’s biggest fundraiser. Profits are used to further our educational efforts, court support, and advocacy work for all Canadians.

MMUM.ca Harvest Fest


NICHE Canada Presents: Cannabis & the FilipinX Community – 2019 Dialogue Series


NICHE Canada is proud to host a new dialogue series focused on bringing evidence based cannabis education and grounded dialogue to various ethno-cultural communities in Canada. Our first forum in our 2019 series will be held in Scarborough, Ontario, highlighting the vibrant FilipinX community. Join us July 16th at Malvern Toronto Public Library as we 1) discuss and break down the Cannabis Act and legalization from a public health perspective, 2) highlight the experiences of FilipinX community members, and how culture and history intersect with our perceptions about cannabis, and 3) explore opportunities to engage with and participate in the developing cannabis space.

The forum will begin with a “Cannabis 101” overview, delivered by NICHE members Abigail Sampson (Board of Directors), and Dr. Jenna Valleriani (CEO). Following this introduction, our all-star panel will be moderated by Dr. Terry Lake, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Hexo Corp, and former Health Minister in British Columbia. Our panel will feature:

Historically and culturally, cannabis has been a taboo topic among Filipinx. However, with many Filipinx working in industries that will be impacted by the cannabis legalization (e.g., healthcare, hospitality, food and service, etc.) education is imperative. Our aim is for our audience to walk away with a greater understanding of cannabis and the laws, in order to promote evidence based community conversations, empowerment in their knowledge and to encourage them to explore potential ways they can get involved. We aim to create a safe, stigma-free venue that encourages open dialogue.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

We look forward to welcoming you on July 16th, 2019!


7:00 – Welcome
7:10-7:30 – Cannabis 101 – Presented by NICHE (Abigail Sampson & Dr. Jenna Valleriani)
7:30-9:00 – Panel discussion

Let’s Talk About Medical Cannabis



Join Omar Farooq of Canadian Cannabis Clinics in this workshop aimed to better equip you as a practitioner in navigating the medical cannabis system, and being a more informed care provider.

This workshop is for you if you’d like to better understand:

The legislation surrounding medical cannabis
The differences between legally licensed producers and illegal dispensaries
Types of patients who could benefit from medical cannabis
What Cannabis is, vs. Cannabinoids (CBD and THC)
Best and most effective ways to use medical cannabis

All participants are encouraged to bring their questions!

About Omar Farooq
Physician Assistant, Canadian Cannabis Clinics

Omar Farooq is an international medical graduate who initially joined Canadian Cannabis Clinics as a clinical assistant . He was and continues to be amazed by the impact that medical marijuana has on patient’s lives.

He also has a background in clinical research which allowed him to take on the role of research coordinator for CCC. This allows him to be involved with research which would change the way marijuana is perceived in the medical community as well as society. He hopes that one day marijuana’s true medical potential will be recognized and understood through proper scientific research.

He is also a cannabis counselor and loves to do medical outreach as he sees it as an excellent opportunity to get the proper information out to everyone.

In his spare time he loves to meditate and do Qi Gong.

Live Webinar – Good Production Practices (GPP) and Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Cannabis Industry – Canada & Europe



In order to ensure appropriate and consistent quality of medicinal/herbal substances, it is necessary to establish good practices in growing, harvesting, and processing operations. Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medicinal Products Regulations (ACMPR) requires Licensed Producers to implement and adhere to Good Production Practices (GPP). In Europe, European Medicinal Agency (EMEA) requires adherence to Good Agricultural and collection Practices (GACP) for growing and harvesting. Both GACP and GPP are designed to ensure full traceability back to the seed source for each crop. Following GACP and GPP standards ensures that only the highest quality plants are grown and harvested.

Cannabis 101: Essential Information For The New Canadian Reality


– What’s the difference between recreational and medicinal use of cannabis?
– What are our rights? How do the rules apply to a normal person?
– Where can we get our medicine/recreational legally here in Vancouver?
– Legal dispensaries? Websites? Different between provinces?
– What’s the plan for the future with the rules in Vancouver? Will there be more places to get it?
– Who do we talk to about cannabis? Can we rely on doctors, dispensaries, or pharmacists for guidance with using cannabis as a therapy?
– What about traveling to other provinces and countries?

– How do I talk to my kids, parents, co-workers about cannabis?
– What’s the difference between recreational and therapeutic use?
– What are the pros and cons for adolescents and children using cannabis?
– What’s the science behind heavy cannabis use at certain ages?

– Why so many different strains? How do I choose?
– What is the entourage effect and why is it important?
– Is cannabis use addictive?
– What ways can I use cannabis as a therapy if I don’t want to get high?
– Psychoactive vs non-psychoactive cannabis, the pros and cons of THC
– What’s the difference between CBD and THC, and the rest of the plant?
– Isolated Compounds vs Full Spectrum products
– Treatment for Cancer, epilepsy, insomnia, pain management, opioid management, PMS.
– Relaxation, stress management.

– What are the differences in affects between the different methods of use?
– What if I am subject to employment drug testing? What can I use safely?
– What are the different methods of intake? (Smoking flower, edibles, topicals, tinctures, capsules, gel caps, sprays, suppositories, vaping, concentrates, etc.)
– What are some of the pros and cons for different methods of intake?
– What reasons do people usually use different methods of intake?
– Edibles – What’s the difference between baking and cooking?
– What can I make at home?
– What can I get from a dispensary?

– We are each allowed to grow 4 plants, where do we start?
– How do we get the most out of our 4 plants?
– What are the rules around growing our own cannabis?
– How to cook with my home grown cannabis? (edibles?)
– How much should I grow? Is this determined by how much I regularly consume?
– How big will my plants get?
– What are your goals for growing your own plants?

– How can we introduce cannabis into our spiritual lives?
– What are some of the age old practices that have enhanced higher learning of ourselves?

Live Webinar The Cannabis Act including proposed edible, extracts and topicals


Course Overview:

This webinar aims to summarize the Cannabis act that came into effect on Oct 17, 2018 and the proposed amendments on Cannabis edibles, concentrates and topicals that to come into effect no later than October 17, 2019. The webinar is to provide a practical understanding of:

Licenses, Permits and Authorization
Standard Cultivation
Standard Processing
Sale of Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis
Sale of Recreational Cannabis
Analytical Testing
Physical Security
Personnel Security
Good Production Practices
Cannabis Tracking System
Proposed Cannabis edibles, concentrates and topicals
Packaging and Labelling

Consultation on Potential Market for Cannabis Health Products that would not Require Practitioner Oversight


HEALTH CANADA Introduction

Thank you for your interest in the potential market for cannabis health products. You are invited to read the consultation document and share your views.

Health Canada will accept comments until: September 3, 2019.

For any questions on this consultation or questionnaire, please contact: hc.hpfb.engagement-mobilisation.dgpsa.sc@canada.ca.

Terms and Conditions

Your personal views and ideas are being collected in order to seek feedback on the potential market for Cannabis Health Products (CHPs). We request your demographic information in order to ensure we are representing the views of participants for meaningful analysis of this consultation. Health Canada will be collecting your information via the Voxco tool and, as such, is subject to Voxco’s privacy policy available at http://www.voxco.com/privacy-statement/. Further information about this tool is available at www.voxco.com/survey-software/online-survey-tools. Comments featured in the consultation report will not be attributed to any specific individual or organization.

Please ensure that any written comments you may provide are sufficiently general so that you cannot be identified as the author and that individual identities are not disclosed.

How to use the online consultation tool

This online consultation contains a short paper on the potential market for CHPs, 5 questions for consumers, 7 questions for industry, 3 questions for other interested parties and some additional demographic questions.
Except for the first question, each question is optional. If you do not feel like answering a question, you may skip to the following question.
If you would like to go back to a previous question, you may do so by clicking on the back arrow.
Each time you click on the forward arrow, your responses will be automatically saved.
If you do not complete the consultation in one session, you may return to continue where you left off by accessing the consultation using the same computer or device on which you began the consultation. Your responses should be saved up to the last page on which you clicked the forward arrow.
You must press “Submit” at the end of the questionnaire, for your responses to be recorded.


CannabisMedEd – Public Education Event



If you would like to learn more about Medical Cannabis to determine if medical Cannabis is right for you or a loved one, this is the event for you. Learn from a medical doctor about cannabis and how it works with your body. Gain insight into how to have a conversation with your doctor so that you can determine if cannabis is right for a particular condition. Meet some medical licensed producers, technology companies and other businesses servicing the medical industry. Hear about new delivery methods, research studies and tracking tools that will offer patients many ways of administering medicinal cannabis to manage specific medical conditions.

Must be 19+ to purchase ticket and attend event, photo ID required.