Cannabis in Canada: What We’ve Learned

Speakers

Darren Bondar

Spiritleaf

Adine Carter

Tilray

Alison Gordon

48North

Jo Vos

Leafly

Canada became the first country in the G20 to legalize recreational cannabis in October 2018 — a massive public policy shift for the country, implemented via a patchwork of varied municipal, provincial and federal laws. More than a year later, how have local economies been shaped by legalization? How are producers innovating, especially with the more recent legalization of cannabis edibles and concentrates? What have national cannabis retailers learned about working with varied provincial regulations? How is law enforcement adapting? At this panel, Leafly, Spiritleaf, Tilray, and 48North will illuminate the evolving landscape from the perspectives of technology, production, retail and public policy, and what other countries can learn from their experiences.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate