No matter the marijuana business sector you are seeking to enter, understanding the legal and business obstacles of the unique Canadian market is critical to your success in the nation’s cannabis industry.

This intensive, daylong workshop will offer presentations from expert cannabis entrepreneurs. All content will focus on executive-level business intelligence for Canadian entrepreneurs and prospective investors.

The Crash Course will address Canada’s key recreational and medical marijuana laws, market data and estimates as well as the regulatory landscape for businesses. The workshop will also look at specific areas of the cannabis space (retail, cultivation, infused/concentrates, ancillary/tourism) and offer insight on where to find the best business opportunities, common missteps, finding your niche and how to finance your cannabis venture.


DATE: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
TIME: 10 am-5 pm
LOCATION: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
COST: $299 USD


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10:00 am – 5:00 pm |  Tuesday, August 14, 2018
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM Industry Overview wtih Matt Lamers
10:25 AM – 10:45 AM The Plant Behind the Industry: Cannabis with Lilach Mazor Power
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Assessing the Opportunities with Ian Dawkins
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Regulations & Licensing Drill Down with Trina Fraser and Deepak Anand
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 PM – 1:35 PM Real Estate & Community with Mario Castillo
1:35 PM – 1:55 PM Security with David Hyde
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Marketing, Advertising & Branding with Mitchell Osak
2:15 PM – 2:40 PM The Public Markets for Cannabis Companies with Richard Carleton
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM Funding with Cheryl Reicin and John McMullen
3:10 PM – 3:25 PM Break
3:25 PM – 4:00 PM Now What? Keys to a Successful Launch with Mike Gorenstein
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Q&A with the Experts with Trina Fraser, Mike Gorenstein, Deepak Anand and David Hyde

Note: Crash Course content is reviewed and updated each time the workshop is presented to ensure attendees receive the most up-to-date information that’s relevant to the current marijuana business climate.


“The Crash Course was loaded with information about all facets of the industry.  No matter what your focus is, there are valuable things to be learned industrywide, and the Crash Course gives you that.”

— Crash Course participant