Jim Belushi to headline Grow Up cannabis conference in Victoria

Jim Belushi at his cannabis farm, featured on Growing Belushi, a three-part series aired on Discovery. Belushi will headline the Grow Up Conference and Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre June 20 to 22. Photo via discovery.com

Actor, farmer and cannabis advocate Jim Belushi will headline the Grow Up Conference and Expo during its first foray to the West Coast.

Coming to the Victoria Conference Centre June 20 to 22, the conference is expected to attract more than 3,000 industry experts, businesses and professionals to Victoria, where attendees will network with and learn from leaders in both cannabis and psychedelics.

Belushi, creator of Belushi’s Farms and star of Discovery Channel’s Growing Belushi, will discuss the passions that spurred his entry into cannabis and the challenges he’s faced in growing and remaining nimble in an ever-changing industry.

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“We are incredibly excited to bring the Grow Up Conference and Expo to Victoria for the first time this summer. With a rich cannabis history and culture in the west, it is a natural hub to host top experts to gather, learn, network and discuss how the industry moves forward,” says Randy Rowe, President, Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo. “With internationally renowned speakers, innovative workshops, expert panels, interactive demonstrations, and valuable networking opportunities, it will be a jam-packed three days of valuable programming for those in the cannabis and psychedelics space.”

Highlights of the Grow Up Conference and Expo include:

Grow at Home: Hands-on Workshop – Hosting some of the most interactive cannabis workshops in the industry, Grow Up in Victoria will feature the first Grow at Home hands-on workshop, led by expert cultivators such as Ed Rosenthal and Remo Colasanti. During the one-day event, new and seasoned growers will learn all there is to know about the magic of growing safely, legally and deliciously.

The Extraction Zone – THC and CBD extracts are rapidly influencing both the medicinal and recreational markets as consumers search for healthier, more convenient ways to use cannabis. Grow Up’s Extraction Zone showcases a new world of opportunities as experts delve into the science, equipment, methods, and services driving cannabis extraction’s evolution.

The Psychedelic Summit – The world is quickly moving forward with psychedelics, and some jurisdictions are pushing towards legalization for its medical use. Canada has opened the door to access it for end-of-life care, and therapists are seeking to expand the use within their practice.

During the stand-alone event, experts in psychedelics will cover intellectual property, inspection, quality control and distribution, with the panel looking ahead to a legal, regulated future for psychedelics.

Grow Up Master Class Technical Sessions – Diving deep into the roots of cultivation practices, this a two-day intensive course goes in-depth on everything cultivation, and offers an opportunity for growers to generate and exchange ideas, tips and insights.

Retail and Budtender Day – Grow Up, in partnership with the Budtender’s Association, ACCRES and UFCW 151, will host a Retail and Budtender Day, featuring a lunch, networking with the master growers and informative sessions to further their careers. Members of these associations can attend for free.

Presented by ND Supplies, a specialized cannabis packaging and manufacturing supplier, Grow Up in Victoria is anchored by an impressive roster of world-renowned speakers, with the full line-up available here.

Exhibition booths, ticketing and registration for Grow Up Conference and Expo is now open – visit growupconference.com/victoria.

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