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Cannabis Culture Legend Tommy Chong to Speak at O’Cannabiz; Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Industry Gala

Canada’s premiere cannabis business event, the  presented by ND Supplies Packaging Solutions, is pleased to announce another addition to an already star-studded lineup of speakers and experts.  Cannabis culture legend Tommy Chong will be attending as a speaker.

Mr. Chong, the Canadian-born actor and cannabis activist, will also be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the O’Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala, which will also return this year following a successful inaugural debut in 2019.  The Awards Gala honours cannabis professionals and companies and recognizes excellence and innovation in the industry. Host of Family Feud Canada, and star of the award-winning sitcom, Mr. D, Gerry Dee will host the awards on April 23rd, where more than 50 awards will be distributed.

Taking place from April 23 – 25, 2020 at The International Centre in Toronto, this year’s event will explore cannabis 2.0 and the rollout of retail; the emerging consumer market of edibles, topicals and concentrates, the data-driven plan for industry growth, the international reach of Canada’s cannabis innovation and more.

The three-day event will feature keynote and informational sessions and exclusive conversations with industry stars and experts in the field, including Grammy award-winning musician and actress Olivia Newton-John and her husband “Amazon John” Easterling, discussing the healing benefits of cannabis.

“There are few celebrities in the cannabis world that would be more deserving of recognition than Tommy Chong”, said Neill Dixon, president of O’Cannabiz.  “Through his body of work and through his activism, he has done so much to bring awareness and mainstream acceptability of cannabis.  As fellow Canadians, we have much to be thankful for.”

Canada’s lack of retail distribution of legal cannabis on a national basis has done much to hurt the industry domestically, but a resurgence is underway with new store applications.  O’Cannabiz wants to encourage the growth of retail cannabis distribution, so retailers can register for free to this year’s event.

To learn more about the complete O’Cannabiz program, to purchase tickets or to exhibit at this year’s expo, visit https://ocannabiz.com.

About O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo

The O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo, voted the No. 1 cannabis event in Canada by High Canada magazine, is the premiere cannabis industry event on the calendar in Canada. Combining business, investors, healthcare, and consumer features, the 4th annual show is a must-attend event for the entire cannabis market. Cannabis in any form is not available at this show. You must be 19+ to attend.

The producers of O’Cannabiz have decades of experience producing national profile events and creating global connections between business communities in the arts, broadcasting, media and technology. They have organized trade summit initiatives with governments around the world and have worked closely with sponsors in all levels of Canadian government.

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