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Cannabis Events In Canada: January 2019

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Cannabis Events In Canada: January 2019

As usual, Toronto is host to lots of fun ways to meet new people and try new things at cannabis-friendly venues. Highlights include a moms-only joint rolling class and a vegan cooking workshop.

January also features some unique events in Ottawa, Calgary, and more cities across the country. Read on to discover the best cannabis events in Canada this month.

Vancouver events

Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: $538.36, includes entry to the Industry Day and Expo weekend
Date: Jan. 10, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference is a full day packed with panels that include discussions on cannabis investment opportunities, branding and marketing cannabis, and the future of the industry. For anyone working in cannabis who wants to be at the forefront of trends and innovation in the field, this conference is sure to provide important insight and a chance to network with peers.

Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Industry Day

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: $55, includes entry to the Expo weekend
Date: Jan. 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Exclusively for industry professionals, this trade show is an opportunity for business owners, employees, and entrepreneurs to network and find out about the latest innovations in Canadian cannabis. Your ticket comes with entry to the Expo weekend as well.

Executive Compensation in Cannabis

Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Cost: Starts at $50
Date: Jan. 11, 9-11 a.m.

For HR professionals in the cannabis industry, this workshop offers an in-depth discussion on compensation practices that’s sure to help you stay at the top of your professional game. It also marks the launch of the Cannabis HR Network, a group designed to help people in cannabis HR connect with peers.

Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Weekend

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: $20
Dates:
Jan 12: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Jan 13: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This two-day event is designed for anyone who’s interested in cannabis, whether you’re a medical user, a curious new consumer, or a long-time fan. The Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo is a chance to learn about what’s new in scientific research, test out new products, and discover all the world of Canadian cannabis has to offer.

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VanderPop Presents: Women & Weed Vancouver

Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St.
Cost: Free (requires registration)
Date: Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Note: This event is 19+ and requires government-issued ID to be presented for entry

Join VanderPop for Women & Weed, a panel-style brunch summit that includes thought-provoking cannabis conversations among the foremost women in the industry. You’ll also enjoy hand-held brunch catering, a build-your-own mimosa bar, nail art bar inspired by VanderPop’s Quartz varietal, and immersive art installations. Can’t make it to Vancouver? There’s also a Women & Weed Toronto event (see Toronto events below).

Password to access event link: POWEROFPOP

Jokes N Tokes Comedy Pro/Am Show

Location: Cannabis Culture Lounge, 307 West Hastings St.
Cost: $10
Date: Every Sunday, 8-10 p.m.

This marijuana-themed comedy show features a night of jokes hosted by comedian Andrew Pecker. Every week, a different selection of both established and emerging comedians will take the stage.

Toronto events

Location: Freedom Factory Art Gallery, 22 Dovercourt Rd.
Cost: $125
Date: Jan. 9, 7-10 p.m.

Participants at this cannabis cooking class taking place in an art gallery will learn how to create two types of edibles.

Cannabis Career Opportunities Information Session

Location: PCPI, 1200 Markham Rd., Suite 400, Scarborough
Cost: Free
Date: Jan. 10, 2-4 p.m.

This free info session covers everything job seekers need to know about starting a career in cannabis, from Health Canada regulatory standards to medical cannabis training certification.

Savoury and Sauce Saturdays

Location: Cannabis Cooking Company, 477 Richmond St. West
Cost: $125
Date: Jan. 12, 9-12 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

This unique workshop will teach you how to cook up your own cannabis-infused sauces. Breakfast and coffee are included in the morning class.

Hospitality Sessions: Jamaica’s Cannabis Roots

Location: Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas St. East
Cost: Starts at $20
Date: Jan. 16, 7-10 p.m.

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers continues their monthly event series in partnership with Lifford Cannabis Solutions with this evening meal and talk exploring Caribbean cannabis culture.

Mamabis: A MomsTO Special Event for Cannabis Curious Mommies

Location: TBA
Cost: Starts at $10
Date: Jan. 16, 6-9 p.m.

Hosted by social club MomsTO, this evening promises a joint rolling class and panel discussion, as well as a chance to meet fellow moms interested in exploring the world of cannabis.

New Heights: Cannabis Marketing Summit 2019

Location: CN Tower, 301 Front St. East
Cost: Starts at $157.50
Date: Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This full-day conference, followed by a cocktail hour, is an opportunity for marketing professionals and others in the cannabis industry to network. It’s packed with panel discussions featuring leading execs from Canadian cannabis brands, with a focus on strategies for branding and marketing cannabis in the new legal market.

Cannabis Training: Cannabis Plant Biotechnology

Location: 25 Watline Ave., Suite 201, Mississauga
Cost: $860
Date: Jan. 19, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by the North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology, this workshop will cover the details of fermentation scale-up for plant propagation, and production of cannabinoid terpenes. For those looking to get the facts on growing cannabis, this looks to be an intensive day that will get you started with everything you need to know.

Veg Out Vegan Infusion Creations

Location: Cannabis Cooking Company, 477 Richmond St. West
Cost: $125
Date: Jan. 19, 9-12 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

This vegan cooking workshop, with two different options for a morning and afternoon class, will teach you how to create recipes infused with Og Kush cannabis. A portion of the ticket costs will be donated to the Toronto Humane Society.

VanderPop Presents: Women & Weed Toronto

Location: Costume House, 165 Geary Ave., 2nd floor, Unit A
Cost: Free (requires registration)
Date: Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Note: This event is 19+ and requires government-issued ID to be presented for entry

VanderPop presents Women & Weed, a panel-style brunch summit at the Costume House in Toronto. Besides thought-provoking cannabis conversations among the foremost women in the industry, the event includes adorable hand-held brunch catering, a build-your-own mimosa bar, nail art bar inspired by VanderPop’s Quartz varietal, and immersive art installations.

Password to access event link: POWEROFPOP

Ganja Yoga Classes

Location: The House of Yoga, 714 Bloor St. West
Cost: Starting at $20
Dates: Various, see schedule

The House of Yoga hosts cannabis-friendly classes several days a week.

Kitchener, Ont. events

Medical Marijuana: The Basics

Location: Apothecare Pharmacy, 439 Park St.
Cost: Free
Date: Jan. 19, 2-3 p.m.

This free workshop will cover everything you need to know about medical cannabis and how you can access it as a Canadian patient.

Ottawa events

Acu-Bliss

Location: Hybrid Pharm, 318 Richmond Rd.
Cost: $25
Date: Jan. 7, 7-9 p.m.

Cannabis-focused pharmacy Hybrid Pharm hosts this interactive workshop allowing patients to explore how acupuncture and meditation can improve wellness.

Colour Me POTluck

Location: TBA
Cost: $60
Date: Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m.

This painting event allows participants to create Jackson Pollock-inspired masterpieces in a cannabis-friendly environment.

Women’s Business Network of Ottawa Presents: Women in… Weed

Location: LAGO Bar & Grill, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr.
Cost: $75
Date: Jan. 16, 5-7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Ottawa’s Women’s Business Network, this evening includes a dinner, networking, and panel discussions with some leading women in the cannabis industry.

Calgary events

Cannabis & Wine Dinner featuring Lil’ Truck On The Prairie

Location: TBA
Cost: $150
Date: Jan. 26, 7-10 p.m.

This dinner features a five-course cannabis-infused meal prepared by chef Elycia Ross of gourmet Calgary food truck Lil’ Truck On The Prairie, paired with a talk by cannabis sommelier Andrew Freedman.

Red Deer, Alta. events

Ellementa Red Deer: Cannabis as a Wellness Tool

Location: The Soul Center, #111 4919 49th St.
Cost: $15
Date: Jan. 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Ellementa is a country-wide group that organizes meetups for women to learn about and discuss cannabis and wellness. This event is their first gathering in Red Deer, hosted by community leader and dispensary manager Carolyn Corrigal.

Bonus event: nationwide webinar

Live Webinar Good Production Practices (GPP) and Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Cannabis Industry – Canada & Europe

Cost: $345 + HST
Location: Anywhere in Canada
Date: Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m.

Hosted by AAPS, this live webinar will cover everything licensed producers need to know about adhering to best practices in growing, harvesting, and processing operations in both Canada and Europe.

Source: Cannabis Events In Canada: January 2019 – Lift & Co.

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