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

Webinar – Dosing Cannabis and CBD


The Number One question we get when we talk about cannabis and CBD for spea and wellness is “how much do I take?”

Labels aren’t clear, measurements are confusing and most ways you take it in are not precise. If this is medicine, why aren’t there clear instructions on the labels?

REGISTER FOR FREE for this event!

Join us as we speak with a medical doctor who can break it down for us:

~ Why does dosing cannabis and CBD seem so imprecise?
~ How is dosing different between cannabis and CBD?
~ How do the different forms of cannabis or CBD affect dosing?
~ How do you find your “right dose?”

Our webinars are chock full of useful facts backed by science, research and experience. You’ll come away from this webinar with clear and actionable information.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and join us for an interactive evening of education and inspiration.


BONUS!! Register for FREE and receive the video recording of the entire event.

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

The Atlantic Cannabis Conference & Expo



Adult-use recreational cannabis legalization is new and confusing. We get it. That’s why we’ve created this opportunity for adults in Atlantic Canada to learn first-hand about the cannabis industry from the regional leaders who are shaping the marketplace.

We’re teaming up with dynamic, forward-thinking and established businesses to bring together Atlantic Canadians for this FIRST of its kind event in Atlantic Canada! This interactive learning environment will let you meet Atlantic Canada’s movers and shakers and rub shoulders with a diverse network of regional stakeholders, from industry professionals to local entrepreneurs.

At the ACExpo you will learn about the legal adult-use recreational cannabis and medical cannabis industries, hear direct insight into the latest trends and developments in the industry and see the best-in-class knowledge, products, and experience applied around the globe – right here in Atlantic Canada!

Must be 19+ to attend this event. ID required at door.