"We're going to save the world one toke at a time. The ICBC is an amazing blend of activism and business."
"The ICBC is truly unique. It follows the think globally/act locally model, which makes it more meaningful for everyone."
Cannabis Guru Extraordinaire
"I found this conference to be one of the most comprehensive; there were talks on cannabis, social justice, human rights, and science."
—Dr. Carl Hart
"I've been to a lot of conferences, and I just have three words for this conference—best conference ever!"
New York Magazine
Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Republican Senator Dana Rohrabacher represent a bipartisan approach to cannabis legalization at the 2016 ICBC in San Francisco.
Arjan Roskam of Strain Hunters and Greenhouse Seeds speaks on the International panel at the 2016 ICBC
in San Francisco.
Debby Goldsberry of Magnolia Wellness moderates the Legalization in California panel at the 2016 ICBC in San Francisco.
Andrea Unsworth and David Hua speak on the Entrepreneur Panel at the 2016 ICBC in San Francisco.
Jessica Bilingsley speaks on How to Pitch Your Cannabiz at the 2016 San Francisco ICBC.
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307 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Meet and greet the speakers at the 2016 ICBC in Vancouver. These are the key people in the industry today, and will be available for you to speak with one on one.
Located at the top floor of the Vancouver Hyatt, with insane views of downtown, the water and mountains, as well as catered food and beer and wine, this is a chance for you to enhance your ICBC experience.
With the ICBC coming to Vancouver, all eyes will be on Canada to see how cannabis legalization is implemented; this will be the model for the rest of the world to follow.
Dr. Gabor Maté. Drug Use, Dependence, and Addiction: Myths and Realities.
While marijuana may no longer be the political hot potato it once was, regulating cannabis in a way that satisfies key stakeholders is no easy task. These progressive policy-makers will explore the various challenges and opportunities that come from finally ending Canada's cannabis prohibition.
With one of the world's oldest medical cannabis programs and pending legalization for adults, Canada boasts some of the most progressive national cannabis policies in the World. However, arrests remain unabated and court challenges continue; this panel will let you know what's still worth fighting for.
With authorized producers and patients expanding exponentially, the scientific world is witnessing a medical cannabis research Renaissance. Find out what top researchers are looking into right now and in the near future.
Legalization is less than one year away, and so many questions remain: will adults purchase cannabis through liquor outlets? Will edibles and/or concentrates be allowed? What's the best case scenario for cannabis users and for Canadian public health? Now that "when" is largely settled, this panel will explore the "how" of cannabis legalization in Canada.
With pharmacies lobbying to dispense medical cannabis products, and all levels of government trying to determine how to manage the rapid growth of dispensaries throughout the nation, this panel will consider the future of dispensaries and community-based access in Canada.
Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings.
Over the last 3 years, Canada has federally licensed more cannabis production facilities than the rest of the world combined. This panel of industry leaders will provide a sneak peak into the innovative, tightly regulated world of high-tech, legal medical cannabis production.
In Colorado, Washington, Oregon and other jurisdictions that have regulated adult access to cannabis, the devil has been in the details. What do a made-in-Canada cannabis regulations look like, and how can we avoid the pitfalls that have plagued other cannabis policies around the world? This panel will explore the promise and potential problems of Canadian cannabis regulation.
A growing acceptance of medical cannabis and the inevitability of legal adult access have resulted in significant innovation and investments into cannabis-related businesses, products, and ancillary services; meet the minds behind some of world's most cutting-edge canna-companies.
Steve Bloom sits down with Tommy Chong for an in-depth look at life and career.
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Please note, hotel prices are in Canadian dollars. $209 CAD is about $160 USD.