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Blakes Cannabis Roundtable

Toronto, May 17, 2018 - January 1, 0001

Join us for discussions around the current landscape and trends of the cannabis industry in Canada as we approach the legalization date. Hear from thought leaders on the state of the market, best practices for marketing and branding and the impact legalization will have on capital markets.

Topics and Panellists:
State of the Market

  • Hugo Alves, President & Director, Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.
  • Derek Ogden, President, National Access Cannabis Corp.
  • Chuck Rifici, Founder and CEO, Nesta Holding Co. Ltd.; Chairman & CEO, Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.; Chairman, National Access Cannabis Corp.
  • Alexis Levine, Partner, Blakes

 Marketing and Branding

  • Darren Karasiuk, Vice-President, Strategy, MedReleaf
  • Ruth Chun, General Counsel, Newstrike Resources Ltd./Up Cannabis Inc.
  • Christy Zhou, Vice President - Legal, Tilray Canada
  • Norbert Knutel, Partner, Blakes

Capital Markets

  • Fabian Monaco, Director, XIB Financial Inc.
  • Xiuming Shum, General Counsel, Cronos Group Inc.
  • Ari Unterman, ‎Director of Operations & Legal Counsel, ‎TerrAscend Corp.
  • Tim Andison, Partner, Blakes

Medical Cannabis 2030


  • Lunch and Registration: 12 – 12:30 p.m. EDT

  • Presentations/Live Webcast: 12:30 – 2 p.m. EDT

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive content.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.


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199 Bay Street
Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, Ontario (Map)

Join by Live Webcast

If you cannot attend in person, you have the option to join us by live webcast. Please R.S.V.P. to register for the webcast, and log-in details will be sent to you prior to the date.