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SATURDAY

Insight into how the current and upcoming legislation regulates how licensed cannabis companies can interact with their customers. With so many unknowns about the future, these companies are left to navigate through these marketing regulations in an attempt to provide the best experience possible. This presentation will cover what type of promotion consumers can expect and why it won't be like other industries. 

Jesse Marr, Marketing Associate & Business Development, Bonify 

Jesse is an entrepreneurial branding and marketing specialist in the cannabis industry. He works with Licensed Producers and ancillary product/service companies to generate a lasting impact. Creator of one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the industry, Jesse now operates his Marketing Agency and is participating in several cannabis-related ventures.

Karen Debroni, Director of Business Development, Bonify 

Karen is a customer-oriented professional with a far-reaching network of national and international contacts. She brings over 20 years of general business, sales, marketing & management experience to Bonify from her tenure in senior leadership positions at solutions oriented private and public companies. Karen is active in the community, volunteering and serving on the boards of several professional and charitable organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Winnipeg. 

Todays menu: Honey Oat Muffins with Berry Smoothie

Cody Lindsay is a Canadian Veteran, Chef and Cannabis Advocate.  

Cody created thewellnesssoldier.com with his wife Kaleena to help Canadian Veterans in the areas of medical cannabis, healthy eating, fitness, and meditation.   Using those techniques to help manage his own Operational Stress Injury from military tours outside the country, he wanted a way to help spread that information to others.  The Wellness Soldier website helps Canadian Veterans with healthy living information, cannabis cooking classes, videos & recipes, "Cooking with Cannabis" cookbook, and live cooking demonstrations at Canada's largest cannabis expo's.  Cody also volunteers with Spartan Wellness, a Veterans organization created to help other Veterans.  As well as the Veterans Representative on the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council's patient advisory committee.  

Featured in top cannabis media outlets such as Lift (online, magazine and expo), Leafly, Cannabis Life Network, and CBC for his advocacy work, helping Veterans, and cannabis cooking.  Working with Canada's top licensed producers Cody and Kaleena have created countless cannabis recipes, including blog posts, recipe cards, and cooking videos to help patients with cannabis cooking.  Cody is the expert voice when it comes to cannabis cooking in Canada. 

 Jonathan Zaid, Director, Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility. Aurora

Nick Pateras, Vice President of Growth & International Strategy, Lift & Co.

Lift & Co. is Canada's leading cannabis media and technology platform, with a mission to empower better cannabis decisions by bridging the informational gap between buyers and sellers.

Prior to joining Lift & Co., Nick spent several years in the pharmaceutical sector with Johnson & Johnson Inc., where he led businesses across OTC and Health & Beauty. His background in healthcare led him to make the professional move into cannabis, having long advocated for recognition of its many medical applications.

Nick is a regular speaker at cannabis conferences across Canada as well as in Europe, typically on the topics of marketing and branding, as well as global industry trends. He holds two degrees, in Business and Philosophy, from Queen's University, Canada.

Demo Item: Sesame Chili Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Intro to the Levo Oil Machine and Magic Butter Machine

Chef Allan Pineda, Flatlands Infused & Cannadian Chronicle

Allan Pineda is a Cannabis Chef and Advocate, Educator and Author. With over 20 years experience in cooking and restaurants, Allan has been working with edibles and Cannabis Infusions since 2016 with Flatlandsinfused one of the first cannabis pop up dinners in Canada. Since then he has started The Cannadian Chronicle, Manitoba's first online publication geared towards the entire cannabis community. Allan has also created a Iron chef style TV series The Kitchen Kumite: Clash of Pans, the food web series WTF "wheres the food winnipeg" and has a cookbook coming out, "The New Filipino Kitchen" where he is a contributing author. Currently he is working on Kitchen Kumite Season 2 and a FlatlandsInfused cannabis cookbook. Cooking and cannabis has given Allan a new lease on life as a medical patient and enables him to travel around the world doing pop up dinners and working together with other cannabis innovators. 

Overview of the Federal Government’s Public Health Approach to Cannabis Legalization and Regulation and covers the following topics:

  • Cannabis use and health effects
  • The reasons for the Government’s public health approach
  • A high level overview of the Cannabis Act
  • The structure of the new licensing regime
  • Engagement activities
  • What Canadians can expect following Oct. 17th

Nicolas McCandie Glustien, Associate Director of Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Health Canada 

Todays menu: Steak with Chimmichurri & Horseradish Cream Sauce

Cody Lindsay is a Canadian Veteran, Chef and Cannabis Advocate.  

Cody created thewellnesssoldier.com with his wife Kaleena to help Canadian Veterans in the areas of medical cannabis, healthy eating, fitness, and meditation.   Using those techniques to help manage his own Operational Stress Injury from military tours outside the country, he wanted a way to help spread that information to others.  The Wellness Soldier website helps Canadian Veterans with healthy living information, cannabis cooking classes, videos & recipes, "Cooking with Cannabis" cookbook, and live cooking demonstrations at Canada's largest cannabis expo's.  Cody also volunteers with Spartan Wellness, a Veterans organization created to help other Veterans.  As well as the Veterans Representative on the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council's patient advisory committee.  

Featured in top cannabis media outlets such as Lift (online, magazine and expo), Leafly, Cannabis Life Network, and CBC for his advocacy work, helping Veterans, and cannabis cooking.  Working with Canada's top licensed producers Cody and Kaleena have created countless cannabis recipes, including blog posts, recipe cards, and cooking videos to help patients with cannabis cooking.  Cody is the expert voice when it comes to cannabis cooking in Canada. 

Brad Pattison, TV Host, Author, Owner Brad Pattison Pet wellness

Brad is the host of At The End Of My Leash and Puppy SOS TV Series', best selling author of Brad Pattison UNLEASHED and an experienced Dog Behaviourist. He is also the owner of top-quality HUSTLE UP dog gear and founder of the Pattison K9 Rescue Team.

Demo Item:  Double Chocolate Nitrogen Ice Cream

Intro to Infusions and cocktails : Bourbon Infusion

Joel Carleton, Owner Canada Comfort, Interpener & Mixologist

Joel Carleton is a level 1 Interpener with the Trichome Institute USA and also has a long history in craft cocktails and premium beverage mixology. He has traveled North America studying food and beverage and also competed in national and international cocktail competitions. His passion and knowledge for crafting amazing treats is easily transferable to the cannabis industry, where he produces liquid nitrogen infused ice cream and other products for Canada Comfort. He has contributed to many pieces of national and international media, in print radio and television, more recently making appearances in HGTV, Playboy.com, Difford's Guide, and the Toronto Sun.  

SUNDAY

Demo Item: Sesame Chili Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Intro to the Levo Oil Machine and Magic Butter Machine

Chef Allan Pineda, Flatlands Infused & Cannadian Chronicle

Allan Pineda is a Cannabis Chef and Advocate, Educator and Author. With over 20 years experience in cooking and restaurants, Allan has been working with edibles and Cannabis Infusions since 2016 with Flatlandsinfused one of the first cannabis pop up dinners in Canada. Since then he has started The Cannadian Chronicle, Manitoba's first online publication geared towards the entire cannabis community. Allan has also created a Iron chef style TV series The Kitchen Kumite: Clash of Pans, the food web series WTF "wheres the food winnipeg" and has a cookbook coming out, "The New Filipino Kitchen" where he is a contributing author. Currently he is working on Kitchen Kumite Season 2 and a FlatlandsInfused cannabis cookbook. Cooking and cannabis has given Allan a new lease on life as a medical patient and enables him to travel around the world doing pop up dinners and working together with other cannabis innovators. 

Join Canndora and our guest experts to learn more about cannabis products and brands made for women. Our educational and engaging conversation will cover:

  • What consumers can expect on the shelves come legalization (THC & CBD basics)
  • Different ways to consume and associated accessories (oil, vapes, pipes, bongs, oh-my)
  • What's next for women focused products and brands 

Laurie Hoogstraten, Writer & Broadcaster  

Bridget Hoffer, Co-founder of Marigold PR

Heather, Customer Experience Manager, Canndora 

Karen Debroni, Director of Business Development, Bonify 

Nick Pateras, Vice President, Growth & International Strategy, Lift & Co. 

 Lift & Co. is Canada's leading cannabis media and technology platform, with a mission to empower better cannabis decisions by bridging the informational gap between buyers and sellers.

Prior to joining Lift & Co., Nick spent several years in the pharmaceutical sector with Johnson & Johnson Inc., where he led businesses across OTC and Health & Beauty. His background in healthcare led him to make the professional move into cannabis, having long advocated for recognition of its many medical applications.

Nick is a regular speaker at cannabis conferences across Canada as well as in Europe, typically on the topics of marketing and branding, as well as global industry trends. He holds two degrees, in Business and Philosophy, from Queen's University, Canada.

John Arbuthnot, Co-founder and CEO of Delta-9

John Arbuthnot founded Delta 9 with his father (Bill) in 2012 as a fourth year business student at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, where he came up with the concept of producing medical marijuana in Canada.

Over the past four years John has played an integral role in the development of all aspects of Delta 9’s operations. John’s focus as CEO is devoted to corporate strategy, financial planning, business development, and implementation of Delta 9’s modular growth strategy.

Solomon Israel, Cannabis Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press. 

Solomon Israel is the full-time cannabis reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press and its national cannabis news website, TheLeafNews.com. He covers the social, legal, medical and scientific aspects of marijuana legalization in Manitoba and the rest of Canada.

 

Demo Item:  Double Chocolate Nitrogen Ice Cream

Intro to Infusions and cocktails : Bourbon Infusion

Joel Carleton, Owner Canada Comfort, Interpener & Mixologist

Joel Carleton is a level 1 Interpener with the Trichome Institute USA and also has a long history in craft cocktails and premium beverage mixology. He has traveled North America studying food and beverage and also competed in national and international cocktail competitions. His passion and knowledge for crafting amazing treats is easily transferable to the cannabis industry, where he produces liquid nitrogen infused ice cream and other products for Canada Comfort. He has contributed to many pieces of national and international media, in print radio and television, more recently making appearances in HGTV, Playboy.com, Difford's Guide, and the Toronto Sun.  

presented by The Wellness Soldier and Friends

Riad Byne, Co-Founder & CEO Spartan Wellness, 23 year Veteran of the Canadian Forces


Cody Lindsay, Founder & CEO The Wellness Soldier, 7 Year Veteran of the Canadian Forces


James Cooney, Western Lead Volunteer Educator, Spartan Wellness, 24 year Veteran of the Canadian Forces


Trevor Sanderson, Veteran Advocate, 3 year Veteran of the Canadian Forces

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