Norton Rose

The Cannabis Society is on a mission to create the biggest Cannabis Deal Making community in Canada. On September 24th, industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors and service providers met at Norton Rose for our monthly Invite Only Cannabis Business Conference. Multiple speakers and cannabis entrepreneurs shared valuable industry insights during a series of panel discussions and fireside chats.

Niel Marotta, CEO & Founder of Indiva, discussed what was in store for his company post legalization, and how medical cannabis access in Canada would be affected by the legalization of recreational cannabis.


Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, Medical Director at WeedMD, and Karina Lahnakoski, Vice President Pharmaceutical Cannabis Services at Cannabis Compliance Inc. spoke about exciting innovations being made internationally in the field of medicinal cannabis, and how companies are looking to get into global markets.

Dr. Jonas then joined a panel of cannabis medical professionals with Dr. Mandeep Singh to discuss the ways medical cannabis is prescribed by physicians and how it can be a highly effective form of medical treatment in ways that other pharmaceuticals might not be. 

Adam Miron, Founder of HEXO Corp, gave a keynote address about building an iconic brand in the cannabis space, before joining a panel discussion about investing in the space with Niel Marotta, Matt Shalhoub Managing Director at Green Acre Capital and Paul Fitzgerald, co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright's corporate finance and securities team. 

Antuanette Gomez, CEO of Pleasure Peaks, then gave a keynote speech about the work her company is doing to remain the leading Canadian cannabis brand for improving women’s sexual health using cannabis 


Russell Cole, Founder and CEO of OrganicGrow Solutions, spoke to those assembled about his journey as an entrepreneur in the cannabis space, sharing questions with the audience that he has received in a variety of different business roles and how he problem solved to find a solution.

Eric Vengroff, CEO of Twenty One Ton Inc, was in attendance, and spoke with others gathered about Twenty One Ton and his work with Cannabis Daily to expand communication and media coverage in the cannabis space.

Kim Nguyen, Investor Relations at WeedMD, was also present – in a short video interview she described more about what WeedMD does and how they will be operating post legalization.

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