Welcome to the ICBC in Vancouver!

VANCOUVER, BC CANADA
OCTOBER 13-14, 2016

TOMMY CHONG

A native of Canada, Mr. Chong will speak candidly about his life and career, both before and after the era of Cheech & Chong movies that made him famous.

CELEBRITY INTERVIEW

GABOR MATÉ

A Canadian physician specializing in addiction, Dr. Maté explores the idea of cannabis use as part of a holistic understanding of what it means to be human.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

BRENDAN KENNEDY

is a founder and CEO of Privateer Holdings, the first private equity firm to invest exclusively in cannabis.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

EVENT HOSTS

NGAIO BEALUM

A comic celebrity in his own right, Ngaio makes the ICBC flow smoothly as he facilitates the interaction between the speakers and the audience.

MARY JEAN DUNDSON

Also known as Watermelon, Ms. Dundson is a renowned cannabis chef and cover girl of cannabis magazines including High Times and Skunk Magazine.

ICBC VANCOUVER SPEAKERS

KIRK TOUSAW

Barrister and advocate for cannabis law reform

JODIE EMERY

Canadian cannabis activist and co-owner of Cannabis Culture

ED ROSENTHAL

Cannabis author and overall cannabis legend

307 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

ICBC VIP AFTER PARTY WITH TOMMY CHONG

FREE FOR ALL TICKET HOLDERS • 8 PM THURSDAY OCT. 13

6:00 PM WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12

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.

ICBC VIP RECEPTION

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

9:30 AM CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

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.

9:45 AM KEYNOTE SPEECH

Dr. Gabor Maté. Drug Use, Dependence, and Addiction: Myths and Realities.

11:00 AM POLITICAL PANEL

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.

12:00 PM ADVOCACY PANEL

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.

1:00 PM BREAK

2:30 PM MEDICAL RESEARCH UPDATE

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.

3:00 PM LEGALIZATION IN CANADA

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.

4:00 PM FUTURE OF DISPENSARIES 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.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

10:00 AM KEYNOTE SPEECH

Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings.

11:00 AM LICENSED PRODUCERS IN CANADA

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.

12:00 PM REGULATORY PANEL

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.

1:00 PM BREAK

2:30 PM INDUSTRY INNOVATORS

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.

3:30 PM CELEBRITY INTERVIEW

Steve Bloom sits down with Tommy Chong for an in-depth look at life and career.

TICKETS

Early Registration Through Sept. 28

For event sponsorship, tickets, or more information give us a call

541-864-0090

Book Today with Special ICBC Rate

Please note, hotel prices are in Canadian dollars. $209 CAD is about $160 USD.

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR EXHIBITING AT THE ICBC?

Either way we'd love to hear from you. This is a must-do event for anyone interested or involved in the emerging cannabis industry.

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