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Workshops, Tours and Social Events

For the first time, the ICR 2020 conference will be offering preconference workshops and social activities! We hope that you will be able to join us on Monday, August 10th for one or more of these exciting preconference educational and social activities. Currently we are offering three different educational courses, three cannabis related tours and one fun social event.

Spaces are limited for each activity. Tickets for these events can be purchased with your conference registration.


Workshop #1

Workers’ Rights in Cannabis Spaces 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Part 1: targeted at individuals employed in the cannabis industry, or wish to obtain employment in the industry and desire to learn about practices of occupational health and safety and labor rights in the cannabis sector.
  • Part 2: targeted at traditional conference attendee audience members: academics, non-academics, business representatives and members of the general public with a desire to learn about practices of and research pertaining to occupational health and safety and labor rights in the cannabis sector.
  • Course presenters and facilitators would be representatives from CO Department of Agriculture (worker pesticide issues), OSHA (rules and regulations pertaining to health and safety), an occupational health consultant (regulatory issues pertaining to compliance), and trade union representative (labor rights and labor union issues).
  • Ticket price: $30.00

Workshop #2

Cannabis Policy and Medical Case Study Panel Discussion 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Lost in the Weeds: The Past, Present, and Potential Future of Hemp in Medicine - Stephen Ziegler, PhD, JD: Marijuana (MJ) and hemp are genetically distinct cousins of the genus Cannabis sativa L., yet they have been erroneously associated with each other for the past 80 years. That all changed in December 2018 when Congress removed hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and legalized the plant and its derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD), a substance that has received a great deal of attention for its potential to treat a variety of medical conditions. In an effort to inform stakeholders about this rapidly- changing field, the following presentation will briefly discuss the history of hemp, its legality, derivatives, and its potential future in medicine and pain treatment.
  • Legalized Cannabis in Colorado Emergency Departments: A Cautionary Review of the Negative Health and Safety Effects - Brad Roberts, MD: Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 with legal sales beginning January 2014. This has led to novel presentations of pathology to Emergency Departments across the state. Most concerning are psychosis, suicide, and links to other substance abuse. Research shows deleterious effects on the brain including complex decision making processes, which may not be reversible with abstinence.
  • Breakin' Good? …or Breakin' Bad? The Cannabis Conundrum - Steven Wright, MD: A discussion on the current state of cannabis as medicine locally, statewide, and nationally – from the MD perspective.
  • Ticket price: $30.00

Workshop #3

Applying genomic tools to your Cannabis grow 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Instructors: Drs. Cloe Pogoda, Anna Schwabe, Daniela Vergara
  • The goal of this workshop is for attendees to understand what genetics and genomics applications offer to Cannabis breeding, agriculture, and the industry in general. Participants will learn about the history and taxonomy of Cannabis, along with genetic and genomic tools that have been developed for the species. This workshop will address misconceptions in the Cannabis industry, as well as controversial topics such as transgenics, genetic modification and engineering. We aim for attendees to be able to critically address scientific publications on the Cannabis genetics and genomics field. Finally, the workshop will include activities for participants to get hands-on experience, such as learning how to use the governmentally administered NCBI repository along with its accompanying tools like BLAST.
  • Ticket price: $30.00


Tours and Social Events

Tour #1

Paragon Processing Tour 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests will enjoy a personalized tour of Paragon Processing’s 250,000 square foot facility CBD processing facility in Colorado City, Colorado. Paragon is equipped to help the hemp farmer, investor, marketer and customer through every stage of the process—from seed to market. Free shuttle transportation will be available for pickup on campus. 
  • Ticket price: $15.00

Tour #2

Thar Extracts Processing Tour 2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Providing CO2 extraction and purification solutions since 1990, Thar follows the 3 P’s Principles: People, Planet, Profit. Utilizing and recycling up 1000 times before losing it back to the atmosphere, CO2 is Thar’s choice of solvent because it is non-toxic, non-flammable and actually sterilizes the products that it touches when in a supercritical state. It’s better for the people who operate and consume that products while generating profits for Thar and its clients/partners. Free shuttle transportation will be available for pickup on campus. 
  • Ticket price: $15.00

Tour #3

Veritas Farm Tour 2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • 2:00-4:00pm
  • At Veritas Farms we are farmers with strong family values where hemp is grown similar to a quality vineyard, giving quality attention to each plant while using drip irrigation to provide precise hydration and conserve our pure Rocky Mountain water. Veritas practices sustainable farming methods, reducing the impact on the land, remembering that future generations of farmers will follow us. Free shuttle transportation will be available for pickup on campus.
  • Ticket price: $15.00

Social Tour

Art on Tap 4:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Join us for a tour of local breweries and brewpubs and art galleries in Pueblo, CO! Additional details and schedule to be added soon! Free shuttle transportation will be available for pickup/drop-off on campus and at the Marriott.
  • Ticket price: $35.00
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