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CEP Calgary x October: Cannabis: Environmental Impacts of Marijuana Cultivation

Cannabis is coming to CEP! (the topic...!) How the legalization of recreational cannabis will affect the environment? Will there be an option for consumers to buy enviro friendly cannabis? What licensed producers have currently in place to mitigate negative enviro impacts of cannabis cultivation?

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CEP Calgary x October: Cannabis: Environmental Impacts of Marijuana Cultivation
CEP Calgary x October: Cannabis: Environmental Impacts of Marijuana Cultivation

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Oct 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Koi, 1011 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J2, Canada

About The Event

Cannabis: Environmental Impacts of Marijuana Cultivation

The topic of cannabis is very 'hot' right now as the recreational cannabis will become legal across Canada on October 17, 2018. With cannabis production ramping up across the country, in addition to recognizing the health risks of cannabis and protecting public safety, the government would also need to consider and address environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation on a commercial scale.

Join CEP Calgary for our monthly Speaker Series in October to learn how the legalization of recreational cannabis will affect the environment, will there be an option for consumers to buy environmentally friendly cannabis, and what licensed producers have currently in place to mitigate negative environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation.

Questions discussed will include: what methods are being used to reduce water and energy use? What happens to the waste and by-products of production? Should the government be implementing growing regulations, or will the competitive market naturally challenge growers to optimize processes?

Speaker Biographies

Jeffrey Noble, President, Alberta Cannabis Collective

Jeffrey is an entrepreneur & the current president of the Alberta Cannabis Collective, Alberta's only industry association focused specifically on cannabis retailers. The ABCC is dedicated to holding all parties involved in Alberta's cannabis retail industry to a standard that will be admired and emulated worldwide. Jeffrey is also the co-founder of Aylmer Nelson Cannabis, a cannabis retailer with it's first location in the community of Inglewood, Calgary. Prior to becoming involved in the cannabis industry Jeffrey has worked on the retail side of Calgary's commercial real estate industry with a brief stint working in the oil & gas industry. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Concordia University (Montreal,PQ).

Some actual interesting facts about Jeff: He (seriously) loves going on really long walks (it's where creativity happens), Is a massive music nerd (most recently with Jazz, house & disco), and has a goal to visit 50 countries by the age of 30 (currently at 29/50). His favourite food is tacos or pasta (depending the day).

Ian Atkinson, PhD, Chief Operating Officer at Lunaverse Holdings Inc.

Dr. Atkinson brings extensive experience in technology development, quality and regulatory compliance, and systems optimization including:

He was Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer at iTraumaCare, a medical device company providing point of injury solutions for traumatic injury scenarios. In his role at iTraumaCare, he was responsible for the design/production of the company’s medical device portfolio and regulatory compliance in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. His role at iTraumaCare also included management of the company’s intellectual property strategy and quality assurance programs. He has held roles of increasing responsibility in companies including Spiritus Diagnostics, Illumina, Molecular Dynamics/Amersham Pharmacia, and Ignition Sequence. He holds a combined PhD in Genetics and Plant Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, and conducted his post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley.

Selina Lee-Andersen, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

SELINA LEE-ANDERSEN practices environmental, regulatory and Aboriginal law at McCarthy Tétrault. Based in Vancouver, Selina’s practice spans a range of industries from natural resource development and infrastructure, to manufacturing and agriculture. Having worked in an advisory capacity in both the public and private sectors, Selina values being able to deliver practical legal and business advice to organizations. Selina’s practice also specializes in climate change law, where she provides strategic advice to clients on matters relating to offset systems, emissions trading, compliance and low emission technologies. She is widely published in the areas of carbon transactions and emissions trading, and has been endorsed as a leading Canadian environmental lawyer in PLC Which Lawyer?


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