Zeifmans Presents: Cannabis means business.

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Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre

200 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1T8


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Join Zeifmans on Thursday, June 13 at the Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto, as we look through a Canadian lens at examining the business of cannabis. Through three fireside chats, we will examine best practice tips for your cannabis company structure, explore operating a cannabis business in Canada based in Jamaica and look to the future of Canada's influence for cannabis business growth in Jamaica.


4:00 - 4:45 PM : Registration & Networking

4:45 - 5:30 PM : Fire Side Chat Panel 1 - Corporate Governance & Business Structure: Best practice tips for your cannabis company structure

  • Moderator: Larry Zeifman, Partner at Zeifmans LLP
  • Panelist: Greg Gorzkowski, Director of International Development at Ample Organics
  • Panelist: Mark Weston, CPA, CA, CBV, Partner at Davidson & Company
  • Panelist: Alison Manzer, Partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Panelist: Rob Cook, Senior VP Market Development at Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)

5:30 - 6:15 PM : Fire Side Chat Panel 2 - Jamaican LPs: Exploring operating a cannabis business in Canada based in Jamaica

  • Moderator: Earl Chapman, President & CEO of E.Chapman Group Inc.
  • Panelist: Mark Pinnock, CEO & Founder of Kingston 12 Ganja Corporation
  • Panelist: Conor Bill, CFO of Herbs Ltd.
  • Panelist: Wayne Isaacs, CEO & Founder of Green Stripe Naturals LTD.
  • Panelist: Andre Chevolleau, CEO of New Level Farms

6:15 - 6: 45 PM : Fire Side Chat Panel 3 - Jamaican Cannabis 2.0 - The Canadian influence on the future of cannabis in Jamaica

  • Moderator: Courtney Betty, CEO of Timeless Herbal Care Ltd.
  • Panelist: The Honourable Minister Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica
  • Panelist: Pat McCutcheon, President & CEO of MediPharm Labs Corp.

6:45 - 8:00 PM: Networking

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Interested in participating? Contact Kelly Bird at kb@zeifmans.ca.

About Participating Companies:

Zeifmans LLP

Zeifmans is a full-service tax, accounting and consulting firm based in Toronto, Canada, ranked as one of Canada’s top 20 firms by revenue. Beyond the traditional offering, our services include business advisory, valuation, corporate finance, transaction services, corporate turnaround and insolvency, and estate and succession planning, supporting our 9,000+ clients through every step of the business life cycle.

Ample Organics

Ample Organics is the leading seed-to-sale software solution currently used by seventy percent of the licensed producers in Canada.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Cassels Brock is among the largest law firms in Canada and a leading provider of legal services to Canadian and international clients offering a full range of sophisticated business transaction, advocacy and advisory services. Our platform allows us to work effectively with clients of all sizes and types and to handle domestic and international engagements of every nature and complexity. Our lawyers make it a point to understand their clients’ business objectives, listen to their needs and stay up-to-date on the issues that affect their industries and markets. Many of our lawyers have been recognized by prominent Canadian, US and international publications and directories including Chambers Global, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Best Lawyers.

Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) is home to more than 500 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors. The exchange provides trade execution, smart routing, risk management, compliance and market information services for Canadian listed securities. Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors.

Davidson & Company

Davidson & Company is a full-service accounting firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Serving clients across Canada and around the world, we have become one of the largest independent firms in British Columbia, and especially proud to be one of the largest public auditors in Western Canada. We are also experts in Canadian and US taxation, tax compliance, and valuations and advisory. Our affiliation with Nexia International (along with the fact our clients operate globally) has given us significant experience in virtually every country, language, and industry.

Green Stripe Naturals Ltd.

Green Stripe Naturals Ltd. (“GSN”) was established in May 2018 for the purpose of investing in the emerging medical cannabis industry in Jamaica. In July 2018, GSN partnered with a local Jamaican company that had obtained five conditional licenses (Cultivation License – Tier 3, Processing License – Tier 2, R& D License – Analytical, Transportation License and, Dispensary License – Herb House), the full suite of commercial cannabis licenses available in Jamaica. As part of the commitment to its Jamaican partner, GSN invested in completing the construction of a state-of-the-art cultivation facility located on 20 acres of prime agricultural land in central Jamaica. GSN completed the build out of the cultivation facility which was inspected by the Cannabis Licensing Authority in February 2019 and approved for a Tier 3 Cultivation License.


HERBS is an acronym for “Health, Education and Research of Botanical Sciences,” that just so happens to also be another word for cannabis. Health, Education and Research of Botanical Sciences Ltd. (HERBS) is a premium Medical Cannabis producer and retailer, established in 2017, based out of Savanna-La-Mar in Westmoreland Parish of Jamaica.

HERBS’ objective is to take our product globally, by bringing natural treatment through medical cannabis, to people around the world. Furthermore, through these efforts, HERBS aims to established stable employment for locals and promote economical growth to the island.

HERBS is currently developing a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and tourist destination facility capable of producing to the highest quality standards.

Kingston 12 Ganja Corporation

K12G is the only company that has obtain a registered trademark to use "Ganja" and that puts us at a distinctive advantage over other cannabis companies. Our mission is to extend our competitive advantage beyond the everyday cannabis products to become a lifestyle identity. We look to be the top choice for cannabis consumers seeking wellbeing in body and mind.

MediPharm Labs Corp.

MediPharm Labs is the leading global cannabis extractor, producing purified, pharma-like cannabis oil and cannabis concentrates for advanced derivative products. MediPharm Labs has invested in an expert team, state-of-the-art technology, advanced methodologies and purpose-built facilities to deliver pure, safe and precisely-dosed cannabis products to patients and consumers.

New Level Farms

New Level Farms is a pan Jamaican Cannabis platform that aims to provide a broad array of Cannabis products geared toward medical and personal care. The company operates a licensed cannabis producer that cultivates premium medical grade cannabis to meet the needs of the global cannabis market.

Timeless Herbal Care Ltd

Timeless Herbal Care has been a trailblazer in helping to develop the medical marijuana cannabis industry in Jamaica. Timeless helped to develop the legal framework which then lead to becoming one of the first 3 licensed producers in Jamaica. The Company’s strength is grounded in its strong partnerships both locally and internationally.

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