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October 16 & 17, 2019 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON



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, for an in-depth look at the policy, scientific and business forces shaping Canada's new cannabis industry.

Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LP

Chair, Government of Canada's Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

Hon. A. Anne McLellan

President & CEO,

Genome Canada

Marc LePage

Partner, Brazeau Seller LLP

Trina Fraser

CEO, 48North Cannabis Co.

Alison Gordon

"Cannabis Sector Suit"

Bruce Linton

Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth

Director of Clinical Research, Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Mark Ware

Vice President External Affairs, Nesta Co.

Sarah Bain

Chairman at Auxly, CEO at Nesta

Chuck Rifici

CEO at Fire and Flower

Trevor Fencott

Ivan Ross Vrána

Vice President, Government Relations and Business Development at Eve & Co Incorporated

Jay Rosenthal

Co-Founder and President, Business of Cannabis

 CBx Data Labs

Peter Cleary

 Board Director & Lawyer

Jodi Butts

Professor and Chair, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Ruth Ross

Canopy GrowthProfessor of Cannabis Research, UBC

Michael John Milloy 

Professor, University of British Columbia 

and Medical Director, Greenleaf Medical Clinic

Caroline MacCallum

Ahmed Institute for Pain and Cannabinoid Research, Calgary

Sana-Ara Ahmed 

Shane Morris

Senior VP Regulatory Affairs and Product Development, Aurora Cannabis Inc

Executive Director and CEO, Research and Productivity Council, NB

Eric Cook 


CEO & CSO, Tetrabiopharma

Guy Chamberland

Executive Vice President, Genome Canada

Cindy Bell 

 Chairman, Navigator

Jaime Watt

 Principal, Gandalf Group

David Herle

 Chairman, Nanos Research

Nik Nanos

Regulated Industries Advisor, ShopifyPlus

Jarett Lalonde

 President & CEO, Ontario Cannabis Store

Cal Bricker

 Professor, University of Toronto and CEO of the SGC

Aled Edwards


 Tyler Wish 

 CEO and Cofounder, Hyasynth Bio

Kevin Chen

 CSO & VP, Sector Innovation, Ontario Genomics

Filippo Miglior

Matthew Nordgren CEO

Arcadian Ventures

Matthew Nordgren 

JonathanPage Chief Science Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Jonathan Page

 University of Toronto, Ascendant Laboratories

 Shelley Lumba

Associate Professor

Université De Moncton

David Joly

Vice President,Public Affairs & Communications, Genome Canada

Rob Annan

Research Associate, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Melanie MacPhail

Plant Breeder, Hemp Genetics International

Jessa Hughes

Executive Director & CEO

Research and Productivity Council, 

New Brunswick

Eric Cook

        Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Cam Battley

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

Election 43 & Cannabis Policy

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.

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

Science, Research & Genomics

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

Global Pressures & Opportunities

What: Canadian Grown: The 2020 Cannabis Public Policy Conference, hosted by Canada 2020 in partnership with Genome Canada

When: October 16 & 17, 2019

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)

Accommodations: $289 / night at the Delta Toronto. For booking contact carolyn@canada2020.ca 

Agenda: Currently under construction

Media: This event is open to press. All media must receive accreditation. To apply, please get in touch with us. Space is limited and subject to approval.

Registration: Now open on Eventbrite (Corporate, Government, Not-for-Profit & Student rates available)

* All registrants must be 19 years of age or older and must present valid government-issued photo ID at registration

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