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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.

Hon. A. Anne McLellan

Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LP

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

Marc LePage

President & CEO,

Genome Canada

Trina Fraser

Partner, Brazeau Seller LLP

Dr. Mark Ware

Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth

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

Matthew Nordgren 

Matthew Nordgren CEO

Arcadian Ventures

Bruce Linton

"Cannabis Sector Suit"

Chuck Rifici

Chairman at Auxly, CEO at Nesta

Alison Gordon

CEO, 48North Cannabis Co.

Trevor Fencott

CEO at Fire and Flower

Ivan Ross Vrána

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

Sana-Ara Ahmed 

Ahmed Institute for Pain and Cannabinoid Research, Calgary

Sarah Bain

Vice President External Affairs, Nesta Co.

Jay Rosenthal

Co-Founder and President, Business of Cannabis

Peter Cleary

 CBx Data Labs

Jaime Watt

 Chairman, Navigator

Ruth Ross

Professor and Chair, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Cindy Bell 

Executive Vice President, Genome Canada

Shane Morris

Senior VP Regulatory Affairs and Product Development, Aurora Cannabis Inc

Michael John Milloy 

Canopy GrowthProfessor of Cannabis Research, UBC

Eric Cook 


Executive Director and CEO, Research and Productivity Council, NB

Guy Chamberland

CEO & CSO, Tetrabiopharma

Nik Nanos

 Chairman, Nanos Research

Jodi Butts

 Board Director & Lawyer

David Herle

 Principal, Gandalf Group

Rob Annan

Vice President,Public Affairs & Communications, Genome Canada

Caroline MacCallum

Professor, University of British Columbia 

and Medical Director, Greenleaf Medical Clinic

Jarett Lalonde

Regulated Industries Advisor, ShopifyPlus

Cal Bricker

 President & CEO, Ontario Cannabis Store

Kevin Chen

 CEO and Cofounder, Hyasynth Bio

Aled Edwards

 Professor, University of Toronto and CEO of the SGC

 Shelley Lumba

 University of Toronto, Ascendant Laboratories

 Tyler Wish 


Filippo Miglior

 CSO & VP, Sector Innovation, Ontario Genomics

David Joly

Associate Professor

Université De Moncton

Jessa Hughes

Plant Breeder, Hemp Genetics International

Jonathan Page

JonathanPage Chief Science Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Melanie MacPhail

Research Associate, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Eric Cook

Executive Director & CEO

Research and Productivity Council, 

New Brunswick

Cam Battley

        Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

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.

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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