Cannabis Expo – Edmonton


To our friends, exhibitors and supporters of The Cannabis Expo:

We are in uncharted territories, and these last few weeks have been extremely tumultuous and unprecedented. We have watched and are watching daily as our community takes extraordinary precautions doing their best to flatten the curve and looking after the safety of the community first and foremost.

This has impacted many of us severely, with temporary business and event closures, staff layoffs and personal distancing. Our livelihoods changing remarkably, and our businesses shaken. However, while times are unprecedented and circumstances are fluid, we also know this is temporary. We still need to plan for the future and look towards the next Edmonton Cannabis Expo.

Our team is committed to providing a platform dedicated to strengthening the community, where shopping local can and will help support our customers as business owners to get through these uncertain times.

Currently, the Edmonton Cannabis Expo has been rescheduled to October 3 & 4, 2020

We are grateful to see our community come together and grateful for your continued patience and support.

Be well, be kind, be safe,
The Cannabis Expo Team


Cannabis Expo – Calgary


With the advancement of legalization, the Cannabis Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding industry. Join industry leaders from across Canada in an interactive forum educating on the latest technology, research and benefits of cannabis. Don’t miss comprehensive networking opportunities while exploring industry related exhibits as we build the foundation for the future of Cannabis in Canada.

The safety of all our attendees, artists, exhibitors, and staff is of top priority.
Please visit our COVID-19 FAQs and Information page, to see additional AHS approved
health measures and protocols that will be implemented to ensure a safe and successful event.

The Osgoode Certificate in Cannabis Law and Regulation


This can’t miss opportunity for comprehensive, practical education on cannabis law and regulation in Canada. Taught by an outstanding faculty, this program is ideal for those experienced in cannabis law and for those who are ready to get started.

Current challenges and existing strategies are benchmarked as well as critical areas for innovation. The curriculum is wide-ranging, relevant, and addresses everything from the foundations of cannabis law and regulation in Canada, to the most topical issues affecting clients in all aspects of the cannabis industry.

Date & Time
January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 2021

O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo Announces New Dates for 2020


TORONTO, March 16, 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo, Canada’s premiere cannabis business event, will be postponed from April 23-25, 2020 to October 27-29, 2020 at The International Centre.

“In solidarity with the global community’s effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, and in cooperation with Public Health Canada advisories and provincial measures around large gatherings; along with the support of our advisory board, we have made the decision to postpone O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo until the fall. The health and safety of Canadians along with our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, and staff is our number one priority,” said Neill Dixon, President of O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo.

Below is the revised O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo schedule:
•Business Conference and Exhibitor Load-In – October 27,2020
•Expo and Conference – October 28-29, 2020
•O’Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala: October 28, 2020, hosted by Gerry Dee

Further updates regarding O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo programming to follow in the coming months.

Preventative Control Plan (PCP) design and Implementation for Food and Cannabis Edibles industries


Preventative Controls is required for food and cannabis (edibles) industries. Cannabis Regulations requires licence holder who conducts activities in relation to a cannabis extract or edible cannabis to prepare, retain, maintain and implement a written preventive control plan. Safe Food for Canadians also requires the licence holders to prepare, keep and maintain a preventative control plan.

Due to the demand from the industry personnel and students, AAPS is introducing this new webinar. This course will go in-depth understanding the requirements for PCP. After completing this webinar students will be able to develop, validate, implement and maintain Preventative Control Plans.

Sanitation Program for Cannabis Production – Cannabis Act


Good Production Practices (GPP) of the Cannabis Act mandates that Licensed Producers ensure the cleanliness of the premises and equipment. Having effective sanitation and pre-operational Inspection procedures can minimize the risk of contamination of your product, ingredients, processing aids, packaging materials, and product contact surfaces.

It is therefore extremely important to understand the fundamental principle of sanitation procedures and to implement and use these procedures effectively. Lack of proper and validated cleaning and sanitation program can result in costly contamination, return of products, and recalls.

This course and workshop concentrate on three important aspects of an effective sanitation program; Premise, Equipment and Personnel. Participants are given a thorough understanding of the importance of cleaning and sanitizing procedures and their responsibilities, and why these are important parts of their (and not cleaners`) jobs.

Cannabis Tissue Culture


Kimberly Belfry holds a bachelors in biochemistry and biotechnology from the University of Saskatchewan, a doctorate in plant science from the University of Alberta, and is a Professional Agrologist with the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. Kimberly has published 18 peer-reviewed articles that focus primarily on weed control in commercial corn and soybean production in Ontario. In 2018, Kimberly took on the role of Director of Cultivation for a licenced producer applicant in Ontario. Kimberly has been active in the research and design of the facility with a particular focus on tissue culture. As part of her training, Kimberly has completed the Indoor Cannabis Horticulture Program in Oakland California.

Hempfest Calgary



Check out our short video above from the show floor to see for yourselves! Hempfest Canada has a variety of exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations that are guaranteed to provide information for safer cannabis use!


More info: www.hempfestCUP.com

Taking on pests and diseases in cannabis


From young plants to harvest, learn about integrated pest management techniques for keeping key pests and diseases at bay through the different stages of cannabis production.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Brownbridge, BioWorks

About the speaker:
Michael Brownbridge, PhD, has over 30 years of industry experience in production systems, biological control and integrated pest management – with an extensive research history. He previously held positions at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Canada), AgResearch Ltd. (New Zealand), and the University of Vermont among others. Michael joined BioWorks in December 2019, as the Biological Program Manager – Disease Control. In this position, he is responsible for accelerating the adoption of current and new biological products while providing expert advice and guidance to customers and partners.

Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program


The quality department within a cannabis company is
responsible for activities that have impact on the quality, safety or efficacy of the cannabis. They are also responsible for ensuring that all contracted services, which is more common today than ever before, are verified to meet the quality standards set both by the company and the regulatory requirements.