The big — and getting bigger — business of marijuana is coming to downtown Ottawa this weekend, as a major industry trade show takes over the Shaw Centre.
Colette Rivet, executive director of the Cannabis Canada Association, said the show, the Cannabis National Educational & Business Conference, is about bringing the industry together with medical suppliers and members of the public.
“There are going to be other people who are looking for business opportunities,” she said.
The Trudeau government announced its plan for legalizing marijuana earlier this month, and Rivet said she expects that to a major point of discussion at the show.
Besides exhibitors on the show floor, there will panels devoted to medical marijuana and the coming legal recreational-weed market.
Rivet said an event like this move to become a business just like any other.
“It’s professionalizing and keeping it within the industry.”
She said they want to be able to provide information for people about the industry and about medical marijuana.
“We are making sure people across Canada can get the information they need,” she said.