OCT 17-18, 2022 - OTTAWA

Where will you be on the 4th anniversary?

C3 is gathering with industry leaders to mark this milestone, meet with MPs and push for urgent change. We need your voice to help grow our influence and ensure the viability of the cannabis sector.


George Smitherman

Cannabis Council of Canada

Pierre Killeen

Cannabis Council of Canada

Ika Washington


David Coletto

Abacus Data

Daphnée Elisma

Aube : La voix des patients

Adam Goldenberg

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Joanne Di Nardo

Arthritis Society

Eric Costen

ISED - Cannabis Industry Strategy Table

Rahim Dhalla

Hybrid Pharm

Ashley MacIsaac

Live performance at 4th Anniversary Social

Hon. Carolyn Bennett (Invited)

Associate Minister of Health

Hon. Marci Ien (Invited)

Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth


Day 1 - Oct 17, 2022

Cannabis Leaders Summit

7:30am-5:30pm, Andaz Byward Market

Registration opens 7:30am

Introduction, Land Acknowledgment, and Agenda


Rick Savone (Aurora), George Smitherman (C3), Ika Washington (Diversity Talks)

Remarks from the Cannabis Caucus


Scott Reid, MP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston (Cannabis Caucus Co-Chair) and Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast

Current Political and Public Opinion Context


David Coletto (Abacus Data)

Coffee Break

Briefing on C3 Constitutional Case and QA


Adam Goldenberg (McCarthy Tetreault)

Update on Excise, Mark-Ups and Fees Report and QA


Fred O’Riordan (EY)


Morning Recap


Ika Washington (Diversity Talks) and George Smitherman (C3)

Expanding Patient Access to Medical Cannabis


Carole Chan (High Hopes/Vivo Harm Reduction), Joanne Di Nardo (Arthritis Society), Daphnée Elisma (Aube : la voix des patients), Rahim Dhalla (Hybrid Pharm)

Preparatory Session for Delegation Meetings


Pierre Killeen and George Smitherman (C3)


Cannabis Strategy Table and QA


Eric Costen (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Operational Plan for Delegations


Pierre Killeen and George Smitherman (C3)

Closing Remarks


Ika Washington (Diversity Talks)

C3 Annual General Meeting


Day 2 - Oct 18, 2022

Industry Lobby Day

7:30am-5:30pm, Andaz & Parliamentary Precinct

Registration & Delegation Meetup

7:30am, Andaz Byward Market

Lobby Day Meetings

8:30am - 5pm, Parliament Hill

Make your voice heard! We'll be meeting with as many MPs and decision-makers as possible to push for the urgent change we need to ensure the financial viability of the sector.

Closing Reception

5-8pm, Andaz Byward Market

Invite your MP and join us for a final opportunity to network and socialize.


4th Anniversary Social

October 17, 7:30-11:30pm, Lowertown Brewery and Sens House

Mark the 4th anniversary of cannabis legalization with C3! The evening event will feature food, music and a live performance from Ashley MacIsaac.

Proceeds will be donated to support medical cannabis advocacy in Ukraine. Tickets $5 or by donation.

Conference Registration

2-day Conference

Includes access to the full conference program, 4th anniversary social, Lobby Day and closing reception.

C3 Members $299

C3 Member 3-pack $699

Non-Members $349

Non-Member 3-pack $799


Andaz Byward Market

325 Dalhousie St, Ottawa

Leadership Summit HQ

Staying at Andaz? Use code G-CNBS for discounted rates.

Lowertown Brewery

73 York St, Ottawa

4th Anniversary Social