Roll it up, hash it out at Kelowna cannabis conference

Published on December 22, 2021 by oz. staff

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The Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna is where the three-day BC Cannabis Summit will be held.

An inaugural cannabis conference has been announced in Kelowna next year.

Organized by the BC Craft Farmers Co-op and the Association for Canadian Cannabis Retailers (ACCRES), the three-day BC Cannabis Summit will be held at Hotel Eldorado, starting on April 20 (4-20).

The theme is: “Roll it Up. Hash it Out.”

“The Hotel is offering a range of accommodation options for attendees, including exclusive access to rooftop and lakeside cannabis consumption lounges,” according to organizers.

  • RELATED: The official press release 

The co-op said there will be a business trade show and industry networking, along with special events.

The conference is expected to attract craft cannabis farmers, processors, retailers, budtenders, vendors, community leaders, and public officials.

“Kelowna, other Okanagan and Indigenous communities are early leaders in understanding the potential of BC’s craft cannabis sector,” says BCCFC President Nicole Post.

“This high-profile event can build on these efforts to position the region as a global cannabis headquarters. With a rich agricultural history, excellent facilities, and reputation as a prime tourism destination, Kelowna is a natural choice to host our first BC Cannabis Summit.”

A growing cannabis sector holds significant opportunity for job creation and economic development to support Canada’s post-pandemic recovery, said the co-op.

“What better place to host an important cannabis summit and celebrate 4/20/22 than BC,” says ACCRES executive director, Jaclynn Pehota.

“This policy conference and trade show is an opportunity to establish our province’s independent retailers and craft farmers as job creators, innovators and engines of sustainable economic growth that can support Canada’s post-pandemic recovery.”

Find more info and register at

Space is limited to 250 people.

Updated: Dec. 22 with quotes and link to press release