2019 Legalized Summit

[May 15 – May 17 ]

PNE Forum

A community-driven event helping cannabis consumers and brands transition from the grey to the legalized market.

 

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Event Plan
What's Happening?

Today, we bring together cannabis thought leaders to effect policy change from within.

WEDNESDAY
MAY 15, 2019
THURSDAY
MAY 16, 2019
FRIDAY
MAY 17, 2019
12:00PM - MIDNIGHT
PRE-REGISTRATION DESK OPENS
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SPONSORS AND SPEAKERS
12:00PM - MIDNIGHT
EXHIBITORS SET UP
LEVY SHOW SERVICES ON SITE TO ASSIST WITH MOVE IN AND SET UP
7:00PM - 8:30PM
SPEAKER & SPONSOR DINNER
DINNER AND AN EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION FOR OUR SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS - NOT A PUBLIC EVENT
7:00AM - 8:30AM
SPEAKER & SPONSOR BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST AND EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION FOR OUR SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS - NOT A PUBLIC EVENT
8:00AM - 5:00PM
REGISTRATION DESK & BEST of BREED EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
70,000 sq' of EXHIBITS SHOWCASING THE INDUSTRY'S BEST OF BREED VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
9:00AM - 9:45AM
OPENING REMARKS - DEEPAK ANAND, VP NORML; BOARD MEMBER, CFAMM; LEGALIZED SUMMIT ADVISORY BOARD
JOIN US FOR OUR OPENING REMARKS TO HEAR ABOUT SOME INDUSTRY TRENDS AND GET A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY
10:00AM - 10:45AM
EXPERT PANEL - "The LP's Road to Legalization and Beyond".
Hosted by Asheesh Arora Founder at Vancouver Cannabis Law. Panelists: Hanspaul Pannu, CFO at Liht Cannabis; Damian Kettlewell, Chair, CEO & Founder at BlissCo
10:00AM - 10:45AM
WORKSHOP #1 - THE LP ROUNDTABLE
Our expert moderator will lead a discussion on navigating compliance laws set at each goverment tier and how legalization has impacted the LP business model. What are some of the biggest challenges post legalization and how we can overcome them.
11:00AM - 11:45AM
EXPERT PANEL - "Global Trends in Medical Cannabis"
Hosted by Kevin Hall, CEO of International Cannabis Solutions inc. Panelists: Philippe Lucas, VP Global Patient Research & Access at Tilray; Dr. Michael Verbora , MBA, MD, CCFP, Chief Medical Officer at Aleafia Health;Assistant Professor, McMaster University; Student Health Physician, Seneca College; Dr. Ira Price MD, FRCPC, Founding Directory at Cannabis Research Associates
11:00AM - 11:45AM
WORKSHOP #2 - THE TALENT SHORTFALL IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY
Our expert moderator will lead a discussion on how we can address the talent shortfall in the Cannabis industry. How has the shortage of talent impacted supply and demand? Join this session to discuss how we can address this issue and help train and recruit new talent into our industry.
12:00PM - 12:45PM
PRESENTATION - DR MICHAEL VERBORA. "How Cannabis Will Impact Modern Day Paediatrics".
This session will cover cannabis work on autism, epilepsy, and cancer in children.
12:00PM - 12:45PM
WORKSHOP #3 - AFFECTING HC POLICIES FROM THE INSIDE
OUR EXPERT MODERATOR WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ON GETTING LEGAL. THERE IS A PATH LAID OUT FOR YOU NOW. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES TO STAY IN THE BLACK MARKET. TO AFFECT CHANGE, THE BEST WAY IS TO BECOME LEGIT AND AFFECT HC POLICIES FROM THE INSIDE. THEY ARE LISTENING. DON'T STAY ON THE SIDELINES. JOIN THIS SESSION TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY.
1:00PM - 1:45PM
FIRESIDE CHAT - "Rationale for Cannabis-based Interventions in the Opioid Overdose Crisis".
Philippe Lucas, VP Global Patient Research & Access at Tilray.
1:00PM - 1:45PM
WORKSHOP #4 - SAFETY & COMPLIANCE BEST PRACTICE FOR EXTRACTION LABS
OUR EXPERT MODERATOR WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ON BEST PRACTICES FOR SAFETY & COMPLIANCE IN THE EXTRACTION INDUSTRY. JOIN THIS SESSION TO DISCUSS THE LATEST IN SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE IN THIS BOOMING INDUSTRY.
2:00PM - 2:45PM
PRESENTATION - JAMIE SHAW, Partner at Groundwork Consulting
2:00PM - 2:45PM
WORKSHOP #5 - A GUIDE TO PROMOTING YOUR CANNABIS BUSINESS
OUR EXPERT MODERATOR WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ON RULES THAT GOVERN PLAYERS IN OUR NEWLY LEGALIZED INDUSTRY. THEY ARE STRICT AND OFTEN DIFFICULT TO INTERPRIT. JOIN THIS SESSION TO HELP BRING CLARITY TO MARKETING AND ADVERTISING RULES IN OUR INDUSTRY. HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE LANDSCAPE OF HOW WE CAN MARKET IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY.
3:00PM - 3:45PM
FIRESIDE CHAT
3:00PM - 3:45PM
WORKSHOP #6 - THE PACKAGING DILEMMA
OUR EXPERT MODERATOR WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ON OUR INDUSTRY'S PACKAGING DILEMMA. RULES AND LEGISTLATION SET FOR PACKAGING CANNABIS PRODUCTS ARE CURRENTLY ENVIRONMENTALLY CATASTROPHIC AND CREATING PUBLIC CONCERNS. PROBLEMS WITH PACKAGING HAVE LED TO DELAYS GETTING PRODUCTS ON STORE SHELVES. JOIN THIS DISCUSSION TO OVERCOME THESE ISSUES AND TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PACKAGING IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY.
4:00PM - 4:45PM
PRESENTATION
4:OOPM - 4:45PM
WORKSHOP #7 - NAVIGATING THROUGH COMPLIANCE LAWS SET AT EACH GOVERNMENT TIER
OUR LEGAL EXPERT WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION BRINGING CLARITY TO THE DIFFERENT COMPLIANCE LAWS SET AT EACH GOVERNMENT TIER. HOW HAS LEGALIZATION IMPACTED OUR INDUSTRY? JOIN THIS SESSION AND DISCUSS BEST PRACTICES TO NAVIGATE THROUGH COMPLIANCE LAWS THAT AFFECT YOUR CANNABIS BUSINESS.
5:00PM - 5:45PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE - "A Fireside Chat with Tommy Chong".
Tommy Chong is a Comedian/Actor and Cannabis Activist. Tommy will be interviewed by Piper Courtenay, Cannabis Editor, Georgia Straight, talking about Tommy's journey as a Cannabis Activist and his overall passion for the plant.
5:00PM - 5:45PM
WORKSHOP #8 - BANKING & FINANCE BEST PRACTICES
OUR EXPERT MODERATOR WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ON BEST PRACTICES FOR BANKING AND FINANCING IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY. EVEN THOUGH CANADA LEGALIZED RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA AND OPENED THE DOOR TO A FLURRY OF BUSINESS ACTIVITY, BIG BANKS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ARE KEEPING THE INDUSTRY AT ARM'S LENGTH BECAUSE OF POT'S MUDDY LEGAL PICTURE IN THE UNITED STATES. JOIN THIS WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS BEST PRACTICES AND WORK AROUNDS THAT CAN HELP YOU GROW YOUR CANNABIS BUSINESS.
6:00PM - 7:00PM
VIP COCKTAIL EVENT (HAPPY HOUR)
GET YOUR VIP PASS FOR THE SUMMIT AND GAIN ACCESS TO OUR EXCLUSIVE HAPPY HOUR COCKTAIL PARTY. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TBA
7:00PM - 9:00PM
BoB AWARDS DINNER
THIS IS OUR "BEST OF BREED" AWARDS DINNER CEREMONY. JOIN US AS WE DESIGNATE OVER 20 BoB AWARDS TO THE BEST OF BREED VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY. WE ALSO HAVE INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN OUR INDUSTRY. THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO BENCHMARK YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY'S FINEST. ALSO, NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED CANNABIS ENTREPRENEURS, BUSINESS OWNERS, AND INVESTORS THAT CAN HELP YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS. DRINKS AND A 5 STAR PLATED DINNER ARE PROVIDED. VIP PASS HOLDERS ONLY.
7:00AM - 8:30AM
SPEAKER & SPONSOR BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST AND EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION FOR OUR SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS - NOT A PUBLIC EVENT
8:00AM - 5:00PM
REGISTRATION DESK & BEST of BREED EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
70,000 sq' of EXHIBITS SHOWCASING THE INDUSTRY'S BEST OF BREED VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
9:00AM - 9:45AM
OPENING REMARKS
JOIN US FOR OUR OPENING REMARKS TO HEAR ABOUT SOME INDUSTRY TRENDS AND GET A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY
10:00AM - 10:45AM
OPENING KEYNOTE - ED ROSENTHAL, "The Guru of Ganja" Co-founder High Times Magazine.
10:00AM - 10:45AM
WORKSHOP #9 - TBA
11:00AM - 11:45AM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
11:00AM - 11:45AM
WORKSHOP #10 - TBA
12:00PM - 12:45PM
PRESENTATION
12:00PM - 12:45PM
WORKSHOP #11 - TBA
1:00PM - 1:45PM
EXPERT PANEL - "THE CANNABIS DREAM TEAM".
Hosted by Kirk Tousaw, Barrister Law Office of Kirk Tousaw. Panelists: David Wood, Senior Associates & Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry Focus Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Asheesh Arora, Founder at Vancouver Cannabis Law; Nathan Lidder, Founding Lawyer at Coal Harbour Law.
1:00PM - 1:45PM
WORKSHOP #12 - TBA
2:00PM - 2:45PM
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE
2:00PM - 2:45PM
WORKSHOP #13 - TBA
3:00PM - 3:45PM
FIRESIDE CHAT
3:00PM - 3:45PM
WORKSHOP #14 - TBA
4:00PM - 4:45PM
PRESENTATION
4:OOPM - 4:45PM
WORKSHOP #15 - TBA
5:00PM - 5:45PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE - Kurupt (Ricardo Emmanuel Brown), Founder of MoonRocks and Gotti's Gold, Rapper & Actor.
Kurupt will be interviewed "David Letterman" style by Piper Courtenay, Cannabis Editor, Georgia Straight talking about Kurupt's journey from rap mogul and VP of Death Row Records to Cannaprenuer building the highly successful and hugely popular MoonRocks brand and touch on his new Gotti's Gold brand. After the 20 minute interview, he will close the show by performing 2-3 tracks from his new album. Kurupt has also agreed to perform a full set concert for the Legalized Summit after party at the Harbour Event Centre on the evening of May 17.
5:00PM - 5:45PM
WORKSHOP #16 - TBA
BUY TICKETS
GET YOUR TICKETS
$
299

VIP PASS

Legalized Summit VIP Pass – All-acess, Reserved and preferred classroom seating in Presentation Theatre, Entry to VIP Cocktail Party (Happy Hour) and BoB Awards Dinner Ceremony. No Refunds, passes are transferable to colleagues up to 3 days prior to the event or to a future event. Please email sales@legalizedsummit.com to transfer your pass to another delegate. 
$
199

Standard Pass

 Standard Passes for Legalized Summit 2019. Access to general admission theatre style seating in Presentation Theatre and Expo hall. No access to VIP Cocktail Party or BoB Awards Dinner Ceremony. No refunds. Passes are transferable to a colleague up to 3 days prior to the event or any future event. Please email sales@legalizedsummit to transfer tickets to another delegate.
$
35

Expo Only


Expo-Only Passes for Legalized Summit 2019. Access to Expo Hall only. No access to Theatre Presentations, VIP Cocktail Party or BoB Awards Dinner Ceremony. No refunds. Passes are transferable to a colleague up to 3 days prior to the event or any future event. Please email sales@legalizedsummit.com to transfer passes. 
SPEAKERS
Special Guests

Hear speeches from 30+ well known shakers and movers in the cannabis industry.

Kurupt

[Rapper, Cannapreneur]

Tommy Chong

[Actor, Comedian]

Ed Rosenthal

[Co-founder of High Times Magazine, "Guru of Ganja"]
SPEAKERS
Our Speakers

Mike Zmuda

[Head of Security for Tantalus Labs]

Philippe Lucas

[VP of Global Patient Research & Access at Tilray ]

Deepak Anand

[VP, NORML]

Amanda Siebert

[Freelance Cannabis Writer]

Susan Chapelle, MBA

[Director of Government Relations with Pasha Brands]

Bethany Rae Cornish

[Founder and CEO of Flower & Freedom]

Angela Mustone

[CEO of High on Love]

Natasha Raey

[Serial Entrepreneur & Philanthropist]

Tom Ulanowski

[President at Nextleaf Labs Ltd]

Piper Courtenay

[Cannabis Editor, Georgia Straight]

Ryan Lee

[Founder of Chimera Genetic Resource Management & Chemovar Consulting]

Kyla Lee

[Criminal Defence Lawyer]

Dan Sutton

[CEO of Tantalus Labs ]

Jamie Shaw

[Partner at Groundwork Consulting]

Steven Feldman

[Liberty Leaf, Cannabis Investor ]

Dr. Michael Verbora 

[Chief Medical Officer at Aleafia]
EXPERT PANELS
The LP's Panel

“The LP’s Road to Legalization and Beyond”

[Host]

Asheesh Arora

[Founder at Vancouver Cannabis Law]
[Panelists]

Hanspaul Pannu

[CFO at Liht Cannabis]

Damian Kettlewell

[Chair, CEO & Founder at BlissCo]
The Medical Panel

“Global Trends in Medical Cannabis”

[Host]

Kevin Hall

[CEO of International Cannabis Solutions inc]
[Panelists]

Philippe Lucas

[VP Global Patient Research & Access at Tilray]

Dr. Michael Verbora

[MBA, MD, CCFP, Chief Medical Officer at Aleafia Health]

Dr. Ira Price

[MD, FRCPC, Founding Directory at Cannabis Research Associates]
The Legal Panel

“The Cannabis Dream Panel”

[Host]

Kirk Tousaw

[Barrister Law Office of Kirk Tousaw]
[Panelists]

Asheesh Arora

[Founder at Vancouver Cannabis Law]

David Wood

[Senior Associates & Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry Focus Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP]

Nathan Lidder

[Founding Lawyer at Coal Harbour Law]
Advisory Board

We are proud to present our esteemed advisory board members who help shape the content and success of the Legalized Summit and other Legalized Events. Each member brings their own unique set of skills and industry knowledge and are extremely respected members of the cannabis community. We are truly honoured to work with each of them to build the first ever cannabis event built by its people.

Neera Hashmi

[Managing Partner at CanMar Recruitment Inc.]

Philip Kwong

[Principal CEO at 3 Carbon Extractions]

Alexzander Samuelsson (Alex the Chemist)

[Lead Chemist at Nextleaf Solutions]

Asheesh Arora

[Founder, Vancouver Cannabis Law]

Deepak Anand

[VP, NORML]

Amanda Siebert

[Freelance Cannabis Writer]
EXHIBITING PARTNERS
CHOOM
Choom will be providing a smoking lounge for all attendees. “Choom Elevated Smoking Lounge”

https://choom.ca/

Choom™ is inspired by Hawaii’s famous “Choom Gang”- a group of buddies in Honolulu during the 1970’s who loved to smoke weed— or as they called it, choom.

Now, that same sweet, sticky sinsemilla that brought the Choom Gang together for good times is inspiring the next generation of the choom gang- right here in Canada.

Choom is all about cultivating good times with good friends. At every Choom retail location, you’ll be sure to find some of the best varieties, sourced from Health Canada approved Licensed Producers, curated to cater to a wide range of users- from the cannabis curious to the seasoned consumer.

MARIGOLD PR(CANNABIS COMMUNICATIONS)
Hosting the Speaker and Sponsor Dinner May 15.

http://marigoldpr.com

We are a team of branding, social & PR experts, heavily engaged and connected in the cannabis industry. We make an impact for our clients through awareness building campaigns, industry focus and excellent service

STARBUDS
Hosting the Speaker & Sponsor Breakfast May 16.

http://starbuds.co/

No matter your passion, there is always more to learn. Whether you are a cannabis expert or exploring for the first time, we are here to guide you on your exploration with recreational cannabis.

COAL HARBOUR LAW
Hosting the Speaker & Sponsor Breakfast May 17

https://www.coalharbourlaw.ca/

Specializing in Hemp/Cannabis/CBD Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Corporate/Commercial and Wills & Estates”

[GOLD EXHIBITORS]
[SILVER EXHIBITORS]
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