Seminar Speakers, Panel Experts, Judges & Celebs

Vance Michel - Chef Vito Blaze

Vance Michel (Aka Chef Vito Blaze)
Judge for So You Think You Can Cook…with Cannabis

More about Vance Michel

Vance Michel is an American-raised Comedian born in Montreal, Canada. Now residing in Montreal where he co-hosts the Worlds Smallest Comedy Night with Zak Kik and is a guest chef on the Late Night Sesh with Reese Turner on KGLTV.

Vance has passion for the culinary arts since he was a kid and he develop that into a skill while attending Pearson School of Culinary Arts and graduating in 2017 and has worked in several restaurants as a line cook. Vance also hosts a motivational podcast called Coffee Tawlk with Vito blaze. 

Nadia Rehman, The Ganja Mama
Judge for So You Think You Can Cook…with Cannabis

More about The Ganja Mama

The Ganja Mama was born from Nadia’s need to heal and her love of food. TGM was born out of a need to take control over her pain management and educate other people how they can make their own cannabis infusions and create their own medicine right from their own kitchens. TGM embodies food that is accessible and can be made with everyday ingredients but is always elegant, sexy and infused.

Chef Jordan Wagman

Chef Jordan Wagman 
Judge for So You Think You Can Cook…with Cannabis

More about Chef Jordan

Meet James Beard nominated Chef, bestselling author, cannabis culinary pioneer, podcast host, philanthropist, and mental health survivor– Jordan Wagman. 

Jordan’s unique culinary journey began over campfires in Northern Ontario and progressed to the kitchens of some of the top chefs in the culinary world.

At the age of 12, Jordan was diagnosed with Psoriasis, an often-debilitating autoimmune disease. He was hospitalized numerous times and took medication that would have lasting negative side effects 

Jordan realized at a young age that sunshine was a huge piece to his health puzzle – fast forward to 2014, and Jordan found the second piece;  a healthy diet. Following one meeting with a naturopath, Jordan removed gluten, dairy, and refined sugar from his diet and began consuming cannabis, and almost immediately, his life changed, and he began living a much healthier existence. 

Today, Jordan has a renewed focus on food, health, and wellness;  Jordan offers a unique chef’s table experience redefining cannabis-infused food, consults on the creation of CPG products, continues to write books, and speaks publicly while advocating for the normalcy of cannabis.
@chefjordanwagman    jordanwagman.com 
In the Weeds Podcast


Andrea Meharg

Cody VanGogh, Celebrity Joint Expert and Judge for the Rolling Competition all 3 days. 

Stacy Bobak

Stacy Bobak will be hosting several educational talks throughout the weekend.

Andrea Meharg

Disciplined Stoners are hosting the awards show, and participating in panels and games on Friday

More About Cody VanGogh

Cody VanGogh is a Creative Joint Roller for over seven years. He has rolled joints for high-profile clients like Snoop Dogg and Machine-gun Kelly and is the only Canadian competitor in the National Joint League. Cody brings a smokable experience to fantasy storytelling unlike anything you’ve experienced before!

More About Stacy Boback

Stacy Bobak, RDH is a Certified Medical Cannabis Educator with experience speaking publicly on a number of topics. As a medical cannabis patient, her passion lies in helping others obtain access to information about cannabis in order to help them make informed decisions about their health and quality of life. Stacy has experience working with a number of college-level cannabis courses, reviewing, creating, and delivering educational content. She is the owner of CannaDent, a cannabis education platform that teaches dental professionals about cannabis. She is the co-founder and executive director for the nonprofit organization, EduCanNation, the association for cannabis educators. She is the lead cannabis educator with the KGL Network, and is an advocacy lead for cannabis education with Canadian Women in Cannabis. Her credentials as a cannabis educator and industry expert come from the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, Durham College, and the Canadian Pharmacists’ Association. Connect with Stacy by emailing hello@CannaDent.ca, or follow her on Instagram @CannaDent.ca

More About Disciplined Stoners

Disciplined Stoners; the gateway drug to mindfulness, consists of Ellevan and Winny Clarke. One, a world record-holding music artist, and the other, an established actor in film and TV.

Conscious awareness is the centre focus of the show. They cover many sides of cannabis through the lens of creativity, holistic wellness, and business.  Their combined performance talent makes for comedic but truly meaningful moments in exploring the layers of the human experience.

What makes this show unique, is that Winny and Ellevan, who’ve had an intimate partnership for 14 years, find harmony amidst wildly different opinions and beliefs. The double-sided perspective of the show offers insights into science and spirit. The intention of the show is to give cannabis a fair opportunity to express itself through us and leave a respectful relationship.

Andrea Meharg

Ika Washington will be hosting the Inclusion fireside chats on the Friday

Andrea Meharg

High Ladies Podcast is attending Saturday and hosting a fireside chat as well as taking part in a panel about parents and cannabis. 

Andrea Meharg

Andrea Meharg, Certified Cannabis Coach
How to Talk to Your Kids About Cannabis with Rev. Kelly and Mama Earth

More About Ika Washington

Ika Washington is a public health professional and has worked with marginalized, racialized, and underrepresented communities in Canada. She is the principal consultant and founder of DiversityTalk, where she works with stakeholders on equity-focused policy and program development work within health and cannabis. She is actively involved at federal, provincial, and local levels in promoting health and social equity and justice, promoting the inclusion of underrepresented groups in research and practice. Ika is a doctorate student in Health Policy and Equity, focusing on community engagement and policy development.

More About the High Ladies

High Ladies is a female-led podcast that creates meaningful conversations around the topic of Cannabis. They inform listeners of current issues in the cannabis space, provide education around mindful and respectful consumption, and have created a community of like-minded consumers.  

Mom friends, Annie and Amanda, saw the need for a mature, female perspective on the cannabis space. Over the past 2 years, High Ladies Podcast has reached the top 5% of podcasts worldwide showing the desire and need for these kinds of conversations.

Through honest and frank discussions they unwrap tough subjects and work towards the de-stigmatization of cannabis, especially for women.

Check them out on all listening platforms and connect on Instagram @highladiespodcast

More About Andrea Meharg

Andrea Meharg is a Certified Cannabis Coach and Educator and the founder and CEO of Reveal Cannabis, a cannabis education agency. Andrea holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, a Bachelor of Education, and is a Google Certified Educator. She is passionate about using education to help others lead happier, healthier lives through cannabis, having personally experienced its life-changing benefits. In addition to being the Head Science Educator at the Cannabis Coaching Institute (CCI), Andrea is the founder of the Parkhill Women’s Cannabis Club and The Ultimate Cannabis Club Toolkit plus she creates educational cannabis content for her podcast and YouTube channel.

Dana Carrabon Andrea Meharg

Dana Carrabon
Panel: History of Cannabis and Prohibition

Andrea Meharg

Jack Kungel is a featured speaker for Sunday.

Kim Saltarski

Kim Saltarski will be part of the interview with Jack Kungel. He is the producer of the film “Jack’s Garage”

More About Dana Carrabon

Dana Carrabon is an actor, writer, producer, and a long-time participant in the cannabis industry. Starting advocacy intiatives in 2016 and working various jobs in the industry ever since, he believes that cannabis can help us transcend spiritually, medically, and economically. He hopes to transcend the stigma surrounding the plant through the power of the arts, and bring awareness to all the reflection and healing that must be done as a result of cannabis prohibition and the War on Drugs.

More About Jack Kungel

Jack has been recognized by the Cannabis Spirituality movement as a Prophet of the movement and the documentary created about his story has won awards, and global critical acclaim. 

Jack Kungel’s healing journey began with a devastating accident in 1991 that triggered a 20 year horrific battle with pain, 2 bouts of cancer, and the devastating physical effects of 8 surgeries and vast quantities of pharmaceuticals. Today, thanks to cannabis, Jack is a healthy 69-year-old man on a mission to educate as many people as possible about the many benefits of cannabis and a plant-based diet. The documentary “Jack’s Garage” shares Jack’s inspirational story that has made him known around the world for helping people.  Visit www.JacksGarageDoc.com and  www.JackKungel.com for more.

More About Kim Saltarski

Kim Saltarski is a filmmaker, father, friend, and cannabis educator. His journey documenting the world of “patients helping patients” with medical cannabis began with his melanoma stage 3B cancer diagnosis in April of 2014. After treating himself with cannabis and a plant-based diet, he has been cancer free ever since. His award-winning documentaries “Jack’s Garage”, MEND with Dignity” and his new series “THC – The Healing Conversations” showcase the power of medical cannabis and further illuminate the science behind our endocannabinoid system and the politics behind the continued stigmatization of the plant. Visit www.thcseries.com, www.menddoc.com, and www.JacksGarageDoc.com for more.

STAGE EVENTS FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH

10 AM
Opening Ceremonies

Indigenous Musical Performance 

10:30 AM
Diversity Discussions

Ika Washington and the Diversity Access Grant winners

12 PM
Women of Cannabis
1 PM
The Cannabis Community and Influencer Awards

Hosted by Disciplined Stoners

2:30PM
Educational Discussions with Industry Professionals
4 PM
Joint Rolling Competition

Roll with Cody VanGogh

5 PM
So You Think you can Cook…with Cannabis
Hosted by Thomas O’Neill, with judges; The Ganja Mama, Chef Jordan Wagman, Chef Vito Blaze
630PM
Audience Wins BIG!

Stick around to the day’s end with a contest full of surprises for the audience!

STAGE EVENTS SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH

10 AM
Opening Ceremonies

Indigenous Spoken Words

10:15 AM
The High Ladies Podcast

Fireside Chat

11 AM
How to Talk to Your Kids About Cannabis

Andrea Meharg, Reverend Kelly and Mama Earth will read a copy of “The Smelliest Flower in the Garden.”

12:30 PM
Rad Dad Comedy

With Reese Turner, and fireside chat with Ralph Bryant of Black Dads Matter podcast

1 PM
Panel Discussion

A parenting Journey with Cannabis

2 PM
Cannabis & Parenting Tools of the Trade

Includes products for safe storage, odour control and more.

3 PM
Joint Rolling Competition

Roll with Cody VanGogh. Hosted by Reese Turner

5 PM
So You Think you can Cook…with Cannabis

Hosted by Thomas O’Neill, with judges; The Ganja Mama, Chef Jordan Wagman, Chef Vito Blaze

5:30 PM
Audience Wins BIG!

Stick around to the day’s end with a contest full of surprises for the audience!

STAGE EVENTS SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH

10 AM
Opening Ceremonies Count Klassy LIVE performance

Indigenous Spoken Words and Live Performance by Count Klassy

10:30 AM
Fireside Chat

Jack Kungel with Kim Saltarski

11:30 AM
The Homeostasis Hippie Course

Stacy Bobak and Reverend Kelly

12:30
The Truth About Cannabis Prohibition

Andrea Meharg, and Dana Carrabon 

1 PM
Budtender 101

Tricks of the trade with Andrea Meharg

2 PM
Joint Rolling Competition

Roll with Cody VanGogh. Hosted by Reese Turner

5 PM
So You Think you can Cook…with Cannabis

Main Course Chef Hosted by Thomas O’Neill, with judges; The Ganja Mama, Chef Jordan Wagman, Chef Vito Blaze

5:30 PM
Closing Act

Final act with Sistah Lois

Unity Event Solutions

MARCH 24 - 26, 2023

Enercare Centre
Exhibition Place, Toronto