Please note that dates, times, venues are subject to change. Please continue to check back for most up to date schedule.
Cannabis [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 26

6:30pm PDT

Future of Cannabis | How Technology Will Transform Cannabis Culture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Curious about the future of cannabis given the recent legal milestones? Wondering what direction the cannabis economy is heading? The upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis has created widespread discussion surrounding Canada’s evolving cannabis economy. Not only is Canada the first G7 country to legalize recreational use, medical use cannabis was legalized in 2001. With these changes closely approaching, we’ve gathered industry professionals to share their experiences and predictions for cannatech in Canada. Join us as we chat with various stakeholders about the upcoming challenges and milestones they are looking forward to. From mobile apps, ecommerce and the evolution out of brick & mortar locations, we will discuss the transformative landscape of cannatech.  

Additional Info:  ​Brainstation Event Page​​​


Josh Lyon

Vice President Marketing and Partnerships, Hiku Brands

Jamie Shaw

Cannabis Policy Consultant; Partner, Groundwork Consulting

Stephanie Tan

Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Western Canada, Canopy Growth Corporation

Nick Whitehead

VP Market Development, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Wednesday September 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Thursday, September 27

1:00pm PDT

Cannabusiness: A Case Study in Starting Up in an Emerging Industry
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Recreational use of cannabis is nearly legal in Canada, and an entirely new industry is revved up and ready to go. As an entrepreneur looking to build a business in an exciting new space, what does this mean for you? Cannabis regulation in Canada is complex, but also evolving, as are the business opportunities. Join our animated panel of industry experts as we discuss the ins and outs of navigating the various federal and provincial regulations (not to mention international issues), to build a viable, legal business.

Panelists will be announced shortly.

avatar for Tyler Kibler

Tyler Kibler

Manager, Industrial Design, Aurora Cannabis
Innovative, results-oriented project manager and product developer with over a decade of experience and a passion for building relationships and going beyond client and management expectations.With proven success in the areas of project management, client interfacing, developing budgets... Read More →
avatar for James Munro,

James Munro,

Partner, McMillan LLP
James Munro is a partner in the firm's Capital Markets group in Vancouver. His practice focuses on securities, corporate finance, cannabis law and mining law.As part of his securities and corporate finance practice, James advises private and public clients in a range of industries... Read More →
avatar for Amar Singh

Amar Singh

CEO, Elevated Signals
Amar is passionate about precision agriculture technology for Earth and space applications, particularly for optimizing sustainable production in the rapidly growing controlled environment cultivation industry. He has extensive experience in infrastructure consulting and project delivery... Read More →
avatar for Dan Sutton

Dan Sutton

CEO, Tantalus Labs
I am passionate about building value out of values. My journey through education, startup development, and founding my team at Tantalus Labs has been rooted in the belief that social commerce is the greatest tool for progress in modern culture. Entrepreneurs today are empowered with... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
McMillan LLP

4:00pm PDT

The Future of Cannabis: Startup Showcase & Venture Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

With the Cannabis industry poised to be a $100B Global market in North America by 2029, eyes are turning to companies that will be servicing cultivators and retailers as legalization approaches.

Join us and our partners for September’s Leaf Vancouver meetup and get to know some of the newest Canadian cannabis technology startups to emerge on the West coast like Elevated Signals and Buddi. Listen to company presentations, watch demos of their tech, and network with the founders and teams behind the future of Cannabis. 

Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
McMillan LLP
  Cannabis, Meetup

Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.