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Fraser Valley and Vancouver Branches Conference on Recreational Cannabis

November 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Fraser Valley
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Fraser Valley and Vancouver Branches present

Recreational Cannabis: 
The Budding of a New Agricultural Industry in BC

This exciting and informative event takes the form of a one-day conference that will examine all aspects of cannabis as an agricultural crop, as well as the regulatory and business management frameworks that guide the industry in BC.  A full slate of experts will provide insight into cannabis agronomics, pest management, plant breeding, biosecurity, waste management and carbon footprint, marketing and opportunities for future innovations in the industry.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Lunch is included. 

Location: Kwantlen University auditorium, Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley.  Pay parking is available in Lots 1 & 2 on Glover Road, nearest the auditorium.

Cost: $25 for BCIA members, $30 for non-members, and $15 for students.  

Please register no later than Friday, November 9. Members may log in to register and pay online.  Non-,members and students, please complete the Registration form.

PROGRAM Schedule  Download and share the program

8:45-9:30:  Sign-in, refreshments and networking

9:30-9:40:  Welcome and Introductions:  Linda Wilson, President, Fraser Valley Branch, BCIA

9:40-10:10:  Cannabis Production in the Agricultural Land Reserve: Regulations and Policies

                     Speaker: Jackie Cushing, Senior Policy Advisor, BC Ministry of Agriculture

10:15-10:50:  Cannabis legalization:  A local government perspective of challenges and opportunities.

                     Speaker:  David Blain, City of Chilliwack

10:55-11:30:  a) Overview of the Cannabis Industry in Canada, USA and British Columbia; b) Retrofitting greenhouses from vegetable/flower production to Cannabis production. 

                     Speaker:  Peter Doig, Upland Consulting

11:30 – 12:45:  Lunch and networking

12:45 – 1:30:  Cannabis Varieties: Hybridization, Propagation and Genetics. 

                     Speaker:  Dr. Zamir Punja, Simon Fraser University 

1:35 – 2:10:  Cannabis Production and Pest Management. 

                     Speaker:  Mario Lanthier, CropHealth Advising and Research

2:15 – 3:00:  PANEL DISCUSSION:

                     Topics:  Cannabis Marketing and Market Outlook, Research, Future Innovations in the Industry, Future challenges for the industry; open discussion on all topics of the day.

Join us for this exciting and educational event.