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HempFest Cannabis Expo 2021

By Drug Policy, Events Calender, Uncategorized

5th annual Calgary event,
on-site cannabis consumption allowed!

HempFest Cannabis Expo & CUP
September 10 & 11 2021
Canada Olympic Park, WinSport
Cannabis consumption permitted
This is a festival! Bring your festival chairs & blankets to hang out and enjoy all-day music, vendors, and cannabis consumption.

Join us for our new vision of Hempfest!

More information and tickets here

HempFest Calgary 2019 pictures
HempFest Calgary 2018 pictures
HempFest Calgary 2017 pictures
HempFest Edmonton 2017 pictures
HempFest Calgary 2016 pictures

Toronto Expo 2021 – Lift Co.


Welcome to Canada’s meeting place for cannabis. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers & shakers of the global industry, Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s biggest event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, and media. We can’t wait to see you in Toronto this July.

Expo Show Floor (Times in EST)
*Times are subject to change.
July 16 12 PM – 2 PM
July 17 10 AM – 2 PM
July 17 4 PM – 5 PM
July 18 11 AM – 4 PM

The Nomad Cook cannabis certificate workshops


The Nomad Cook Chef Travis Petersen culinary cannabis certificate workshops in Canada

The Nomad Cook cannabis certificate workshops

Courtenay, BC – June 1
Victoria, BC – June 3,4
Vancouver, BC – June 11,12
Kelowna, BC – June 18,19
Revelstoke, BC – June 20
Golden, BC – June 20
Fernie, BC – June 21
Calgary, AB – June 24 to 28
Edmonton, AB – June 29 – July 2
Winnipeg, MB – July 6, 7
Toronto, ON – July 14 to 18
Ottawa, ON – July 23
Québec City, QC – July 26
Montréal, QC – July 31

The Grower’s Source EXPO


The Grower’s Source EXPO is Canada’s premiere virtual event for the cannabis cultivation community. This is an experience that we’re confident will bring unique value to you, and one that we believe you will bring value to as a participant!

Join fellow LPs, specialty stores, and growers, along with Grow Opportunity and other cultivation-related brands and associations for more than two weeks of killer content, networking and just good old fashioned hanging out. Because after a challenging 2020, wouldn’t it be nice to reconnect and (safely) see each other’s faces again?

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.

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:

Online Baking Workshop: Dipped Donuts


Nobody can say no to donuts! Join me for an afternoon online as I show you step by step how to make colourful dipped donuts! They’re fabulous and very simple to make. No baking involved here, just frying! I’ll teach you how to make super soft donuts and how course I’ll show you how to make different colours of the glaze. You don’t wanna miss this workshop!

This is a 1 hour online workshop. The recipe card and Zoom conferencing link will be sent to you via email shortly after registration but I’ve included the ingredients and tools we’ll be using below.


Icing Sugar
Edible colours

C-45 QUALITY Summit


​Setting the standards in Canadian Cannabis

From the MMAR in 2001 to C-45 in 2018, the Canadian Cannabis industry has captured the attention of the world. Canada has emerged as the global leader in cannabis quality, with Quality Assurance taking the centre stage. The eyes of the world are on us, as we continue to develop a robust cannabis industry providing safe, quality cannabis to Canadians. Our opportunity to set the bar for quality for the global stage is now, the most important question we can ask is, “how”?

Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content for QA and compliance professionals.

Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills from a diverse panel of speakers

Network with QA and compliance professionals, provincial and regulatory agencies, and service providers

Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program


Live interactive and instructor led – online 4 day comprehensive training

The quality department within companies is responsible for activities that have impact on the quality, safety or efficacy of the cannabis. It is also responsible for ensuring that all contracted services, which is more common today than ever before, are also verified to meet the quality standards set both by the company and the regulatory requirements. The training will discuss the concept of Good Production Practices (GPP), quality system requirements including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), complaints, recalls, laboratory testing and sanitation programs.

Attendees will be given ample opportunity to ask questions and to learn about the vast scope of responsibility that the quality system regulations expect
Course Outline

Quality Assurance Fundamentals for Cannabis
Record Keeping for Cannabis
Writing Standard Operating Procedures for Cannabis
Complaints and Recalls for Cannabis
Sanitation Program for Cannabis Production

Course Objectives

Apply for various classes of Cannabis Licences in Canada
Understand and implement quality management systems (QMS)
Understand requirements of Good Production Practices (GPP)
Best practices related to record keeping, handling of complaints and recalls, sanitation practices
Develop skills on writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the cannabis industry

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who are interested to be involved in the cannabis industry; as QAP, SPIC, Master Grower, Head of Security, Head of Laboratory, managers or organization looking to obtain cultivation, processing, and other licences.
Certificate of Attendance and Course Material

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
The participants will be receiving specially prepared course manual.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the start of workshop.

Cannabis – QC, Specifications, Analytical Testing Requirements Workshop


Live interactive and instructor led

The analytical testing requirement under Cannabis Regulations involves understanding various tests including wet chemistry, chromatography and microbiology, which will be introduced, discussed in-depth and interpreted.

This workshop will cover aspects in Quality Control, certificate of analysis, analytical testing procedure and laboratory techniques on Cannabis for Medical Purpose – topics include:

Equipment: Calibration and Qualification
Certificate of Analysis (CofA)
Reference Standards
Regulated under GMP, SOP and Safety guidelines

The Cannabis is bringing in a lot of career opportunities to the Canadian market and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing industries in Canada. The rapid growth of the Cannabis industry means there is a need for QC analysts or technicians and management on Quality Control.

This workshop focuses on laboratory safety, techniques, background theories of all necessary chemical analysis for Cannabis, including: identification test, volatile test, physical test, assay test, pesticides test, aflatoxin test and biology test using various analytical techniques and instruments, which are regulated by Health Canada. Concepts such as Quality Assurance, Certificate of Analysis (C of A), and R&D on analytical methods are also discussed.