(Sydney, Nova Scotia) – The Cape Breton Partnership has announced it will host an Atlantic Cannabis Forum on November 1-2, 2017 at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. The Forum’s purpose is to explore the potential challenges and opportunities related to the legalization of cannabis. The Forum will provide a platform for businesses, legislators, regulators, public health and safety authorities, as well as related services to come together to provide insights and advice for the future of the cannabis industry in Atlantic Canada.

Some of the speakers set to take the stage at the Atlantic Cannabis Forum include Greg Engel, CEO of OrganiGram Holdings Inc. a company based out of Moncton and Shon Camenzind, Co-founder and Master Grower for THC Farms in Tacoma, Washington. Other speakers who have been added to the agenda are Rosy Mondin, Executive Director of the Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada in British Colombia and Dr. Dominic Corva, Founder & Social Science Research Director with the Cannabis & Social Policy Centre, which is based in Seattle Washington. Additional speakers will be unveiled closer to the event in specialties related to health and safety, public policy, and business development.

“Cannabis will soon be made legal across the country. The Partnership is hosting this forum to spur conversations about what the industry impact will have on businesses and the greater community,” said Keith MacDonald, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “This potential industry is so new there are numerous aspects that need to be considered and that is why the Partnership created this forum to learn from current industry experts and their experiences in other jurisdictions.”

The Atlantic Cannabis Forum is a two-day event scheduled to start on the evening of November 1, followed by a full day event on November 2. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear several keynote presentations and then attend specific breakout sessions on the topics of their choice. The full agenda will be made available in the coming weeks. Those interested in learning more or looking register should visit Early bird pricing for the conference is $199 and will be in effect until Friday, October 13.

“The introduction of the cannabis industry has the potential to have a significant impact on the economy. The Forum will generate a regional discussion on the challenges and opportunities of the industry. I look forward to hearing about the impacts to date in Washington and other states. We anticipate a strong interest in the Forum and welcome industry experts to reach out to the Partnership to discuss their involvement,” said MacDonald.

To learn more about the legalization of cannabis and the associated regulations visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Media Contact:

Keith MacDonald

President & CEO

Cape Breton Partnership

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