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October 1-3:

CAN: Grow Up Conference & Expo returns to Victoria

The Grow Up Conference & Expo returns to Victoria, BC, from October 1-3, 2023. This annual event promises to bring informative workshops, industry connections, and valuable insights, along with a strong lineup of speakers and an exclusive interview with cannabis icon Tommy Chong.

The Grow Up Conference & Expo is an award-winning cannabis event that brings together cannabis professionals, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to explore the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities in the fast-paced cannabis industry. This year's conference, hosted at the Victoria Conference Centre, brings unparalleled access to valuable insights and networking opportunities.

Randy Rowe, President of the Grow Up Conference & Expo, is thrilled to welcome such an influential figure in cannabis at the Victoria conference. "Tommy Chong is a legend in the cannabis world, and we're excited to bring him back to his home country for an exclusive interview with his son, Paris Chong. Tommy will also be the first recipient of the 'Legends of Cannabis' award at our Grow Up Awards taking place on Sunday evening," says Rowe.

Key programming highlights:

  • Exclusive interview with Tommy Chong: Accompanied by his son, Paris, the cannabis legend will take the stage for an intimate interview where attendees will hear his insights, stories, and his experiences growing up in Canada.
  • Speed networking event presented by Weed Pool: Retail owners and managers can connect with the hottest cannabis brands during a dynamic speed networking event. Participants will build valuable relationships and expand their network in a fast-paced yet engaging setting.
  • Seed exchange: Attendees can keep their nurseries fresh with the latest genetics, with an opportunity to exchange seeds, clones, and new genetics.
  • Grow Up Awards: Celebrating excellence in the cannabis industry, the prestigious awards gala will recognize outstanding achievements and innovation in various cannabis-related categories.
  • Grow at home workshop: Dive into the world of home grows with the popular hands-on workshop. Learn from experts about seed selection, cultivation techniques, and best practices for growing the best green at home.
  • Cannabis health and wellness: Learn about where the current research is for the therapeutic potential of cannabis and its role in promoting health and wellness. Learn from healthcare professionals and researchers who are at the forefront of cannabis science.
  • Cannabis cultivation and innovation: Discover the latest advancements in cannabis cultivation techniques, including sustainable and eco-friendly practices, presented by leading experts in the field.
  • Cannabis and technology: Explore the intersection of technology and cannabis, including cannabis testing, genetics, and more.

In addition, the Grow Up Conference & Expo is proud to introduce the "Truth and Reconciliation Scholarship." This scholarship is a commitment to advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the cannabis industry. Indigenous peoples within and interested in the cannabis industry are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, to attend the conference, and take part in the workshops and networking opportunities.

For more information about the Truth and Reconciliation Scholarship and how to apply, please visit the Scholarship Application Page.

For more information:
Grow Up Conference & Expo

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