Save the Date: ICBC Does Canada on October 13-14


Mark your calendars because the International Cannabis Business Conference is bringing its trademark blend of business, activism and culture to Vancouver, BC for a two- day conference on October 13th and 14th.

The timing couldn’t be any better to gather in Vancouver. Just this month, the Canadian government rolled out a slew of new regulations for the country’s medical marijuana programs and dispensaries, growers, patients and wholesalers are scrambling to get up to speed on what the new rules mean for their businesses.

“It’s crazy,” said Alex Rogers, executive producer of the International Cannabis Business Conference. “Tens of thousands of people have seen a switch flipped on their operations. They’re rushing to figure out what’s still legal, what’s not, and how this will affect their bottom lines. Not to mention patients, who need their cannabis as part of a treatment.”

Conference organizers are arranging two panels of experts to talk about the new rules and how individuals and businesses can stay out of trouble. Top Canadian officials have also indicated their desire to pass legislation legalizing recreational cannabis within the coming year, causing a rush of speculation and investment.

ICBC attendees will be treated to keynote speakers Gabor Mate, a prominent Canadian doctor whose work explores cannabis use as part of a holistic understanding of what it means to be human. He’ll kick off the conference on Friday morning. Saturday’s keynote speaker will be Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, the first private equity firm to invest in cannabis. Thier portfolio includes household names including Leafly, Tilray and Marley Naturals. He will be talk about what it takes for a cannabis business to go big.

A full list of speakers is available at the ICBC’s website.

The International Cannabis Business Conference is the world’s leading conference that focuses on the business, science, culture and politics of cannabis. Following back-to-back years of sold-out conferences in San Francisco, the ICBC extends its international reach to Berlin, Germany in April of 2017. More dates to be announced soon.

Considering the churn in Canada’s cannabis economy, tickets are going fast. Get yours before early bird pricing ends on September 28th by following this link.

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