2018 Seminar Schedule 

*subject to change 

SATURDAY 

Bryan Pandolfi, Teragenic Solutions 

Bryan is a passionate grower, dedicated to the health and quality of his plants. He worked in commercial gardens. He’s been a representative for Advanced Nutrients for the past year. 

Today's menu: NY Striploin with Chimichurri & Horseradish Cream 

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. 

• What’s an oil vaporizer, how is it different, and why are they better.
• When do we expect them to be legalized
• What happens after they are legalized? 
• Vaporizer Do’s and Don’ts 
• Vaping vs. Ingestion vs. Smoking
• What is the current state of the art in the industry, and where can we expect it to go from here?

Kevin Lin is a chemical engineer and Director at Transpring Canada where he heads product and business development for Canadian customers of Shenzhen Transpring Ltd., the leading manufacturer of medical vaporizers.

Previous to his current role he spent 7 years as a process engineer with ExxonMobil where he lead a business line that processed distillate products valued over $2 billion/year.

He became interested in the science of cannabinoids, extractions, and medical device manufacturing in 2016. His current mission is to apply his science and engineering background to the leading edge of the cannabinoid industry and use it to find ways to improve human health and wellbeing.

How did we get here? From medical cannabis accessibility through the MMAR, MMPR, ACMPR, advocacy and court challenges to the current Cannabis Act and recreational use .. business opportunities .. continued advocacy to exercise our constitutional rights in a democratic free marketplace

Grier Simm-Smith, founder GrowLegally

Established in 2011, Grier has over 10 years of industry experience, having assisted patients through Health Canada's MMAR, MMPR, ACMPR licensing process. GrowLegally launched their own successful medical Cannabis clinic, helping over 10,000 individuals obtain their medical cannabis authorization, while continuing to consult both companies and individuals alike in obtaining licenses in compliance with the Cannabis Act to do business in the rapidly growing Cannabis industry.

With his extensive background in marketing, market analysis, and vision, GrowLegally has become the go to consulting company for new businesses in the industry, at all stages of planning and operation.

 

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.

Today's menu: Joint Relief Bites 

A culinary herbalist, Pat Crocker is author of 22 food, herb and health cookbooks including The Herbalist’s Kitchen, The Healing Herbs Cookbook, and The Juicing Bible. With 1.4 million books in print, Pat has earned several awards including the award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America.

How to effectively communicate and collaborate with cannabis investors. 

Niel Marotta, President, CEO & Founder, Indiva 

Today's menu: Rustic Tomato & Bacon Pasta with Herb Vinaigrette Salad 

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. 

SUNDAY

Join Canndora and our guest experts to learn more about women + cannabis in Canada. Our educational and engaging conversation will cover:

  • Cannabis Wellness (health & well being)
  • How to consume cannabis & associated accessories 
  • What's next for women + cannabis (trends, products and brands) 

Moderator: Tracy Collier, Content & Community Canndora

Panelists: 

Jenn Larry, President, CBD Strategy Group

Jordana Zabitsky, Cofounder, Mothers Mary 

Annie-Claude Bertrand, Cofounder, Mothers Mary 

Katie Pringle, Cofounder, Marigold PR and Canndora 

Today's menu: Joint Relief Bites 

A culinary herbalist, Pat Crocker is author of 22 food, herb and health cookbooks including The Herbalist’s Kitchen, The Healing Herbs Cookbook, and The Juicing Bible. With 1.4 million books in print, Pat has earned several awards including the award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America.

The basics of home growing and how to overcome challenges. 

Paul Raymond, Owner, Back Room Grow

Back Room Grow is helping growers get more cannabis from their gardens, while simplifying the growing process. Grow Simple, Grow Better!

Developing your start-up company into a blooming enterprise: Gain insight into the challenges entrepreneurs face when growing a business in the cannabis space.

Koby Smutylo, COO, Director & Founder, Indiva 

Koby is a seasoned lawyer with experience on Bay St., before establishing a boutique business law firm in Ottawa. Koby has acted as counsel to private and public companies. Most recently, Koby acted as lead counsel for an ACMPR cannabis producer which received full approval from Health Canada. Koby is a graduate of Western Law School.

Learn more about one of today's biggest conversation starters. 

Angelo Muscari, Medical Cannabis Consultant, Hybrid Pharm 

Angelo brings positivity and years of experience to the cannabis industry. Being involved in the medical clinic works for over ten years has allowed for him to share hands on skills with patients, doctors, practitioners and nurses. He has been fortunate enough to educate and host Cannabis 101 talks for the likes of C.H.E.O., Bayshore Home Health Services, Epilepsy Ontario and many more medical foundations and organizations.

Specifically having worked in medical cannabis for the past 5 years, much of Angelo's job revolved around educating patients in regards to symptom management, licensed producer selection and disease specific management.

Angelo is a certified cannabis consultant, and has the ability to provide your A-Z education in the comfort of your own home. Through testimonials and his own patient recruitment, Angelo has gathered data and resources to best assist with all your cannabis needs. His multiple industry affiliations and attention to personal detail make him a true asset in the world of patient care.

presented by The Wellness Soldier and Friends

Moderator:

Mike Collins, Co-Founder Spartan Wellness. 14 Year Veteran Canadian Armed Forces

Speakers:

Verun Sharma M.D, COO Spartan Wellness

JC Migneult, CD1, SM, PA, Medical Veteran Director Spartan Wellness, 28 year veteran of the Canadian Forces 

Karam Byne, CD, National Volunteer Educator Spartan Wellness, 25 year veteran of the Canadian Forces

Sean Maher, Co-Founder Spartan Wellness, 6 year veteran of the Canadian Forces

Cory D'Andrea, Co-Founder Spartan Wellness, 11 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces

Devon Larratt, Professional World Arm-wrestling Champion, 20 Year veteran of the Canadian Forces.

Cody Lindsay, Founder of The Wellness Soldier, 7 year Veteran of the Canadian Forces.

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