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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are proud to continue with our tradition of high-profile keynote speakers at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, BC.

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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.

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BRENDAN KENNEDY

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

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Our Incredible Team and Speakers

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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.

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KIRK TOUSAW

Barrister and advocate for
cannabis law reform.

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MARY JEAN DUNDSON

Also known as Watermelon, we’re proud to have this renowned cannabis chef and cover girl as one of our event hosts.

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ED ROSENTHAL

Cannabis author and overall cannabis legend.

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NGAIO BEALUM

A comic celebrity in his own right, Ngaio facilitates the interaction between the speakers and the audience.

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ROBERT LAURIE

International Lawyer, Cannabis Consigliere and Trusted Industry Advisor.

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JEREMY JACOB

President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries.

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KAYLA COOK

Director of Events and Sponsorships at Leafly.

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JAMIE SHAW

Cannabis Dispensary
 Industry Expert.

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JULIE NGUYEN

Sales and Marketing manager at Aura Health Studio & Dispensary in Vancouver.

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DONALD MACPHERSON

Director Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction.

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M-J MILLOY, PhD

Epidemiologist and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia.


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ROCKER T

Reggae superstar appearing at ICBC After Party.

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MARCUS RICHARDSON

Pioneer of the Bubblebag process.

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CHUCK RIFICI

CEO of Nesta Co., a private equity firm focused on the cannabis industry.

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CARTER LAREN

Co-founder of Gateway and startup advisor.

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MICHAEL KNODT

Berlin based freelance author and cannabis correspondent.

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MIZ D

Canadian Liaison and Vancouver Chapter Chair of Women Grow.

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JENNIFER HANSER

VP of Global Business Development at Tilray.

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PHILIPPE LUCAS

Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Tliray.

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PAUL CAMPBELL

President of Leafly.

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JOKŪBAS ŽIBURKUS, PhD

President and Chief Science Officer of SatiMed, Inc.

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BEN LARSON

Co-founder of Gateway and a serial entrepreneur.

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JODIE EMERY

Canadian cannabis activist and co-owner of Cannabis Culture.

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DORI DEMPSTER

Executive Director at The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary.

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DANA LARSEN

Founding Director
 of the Vancouver Dispensary Society.

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DEEPAK ANAND

Executive Director, Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association.

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NENAD YASHRUTI

CEO and Co-Founder of 
Root Sciences.

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STEVE BLOOM

Editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf Magazine and CelebStoner.com.

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NEAL LEVINE

Senior VP Government Affairs at Livwell.

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AARON SMITH

Co-founder & Executive Director of NCIA.

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ANDY JOSEPH

President of Apeks Supercritical CO2 Extractors.

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PRADYUM SEKAR

Chief Operations Officer of MVC Technologies.

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DIETER MACPHERSON

CEO of Baked Edibles, CEO & Co founder of Canlio LTD, and Partner in BC CannaLabs.


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ANDREW GORDON

Cannawide Dispensary.
Community Integration Director.


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ROB LALLY

Co-Founder & Executive Officer of various cannabis companies, and CEO of Commerce Real Estate LLC.

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PROFESSOR IAIN MCGREGOR

Professor of Psychopharmacology, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Psychopharmacology Laboratory at the University of Sydney.