Ottawa Branch - Blazing a Trail: Challenges & Opportunities in Cannabis Legalization

Panelists Chuck Rifici, Vanessa Gruben, and David Sharpe
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Presented in partnership with the Smith Business Club - Ottawa.

Join us at the new Beyond the Pale event space for a special panel event on cannabis legalization. Featuring panelists Chuck Rifici, MBA'05, CEO of Auxly Cannabis and founder of Tweed Marijuana Inc., Vanessa Gruben, Artsci'99, Associate Professor with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and David Sharpe, Law'95, CEO of Bridging Finance and Queen's Law Instructor. Moderated by Kimberley Molina, Artsci'07, reporter.

Learn more about the impacts and opportunities in this area from pioneers and experts through a lively discussion while enjoying light appetizers, drink specials, and getting a peek behind the scenes at a new and unique Ottawa venue. Please note doors open at 5:30 pm and the panel will start promptly at 6:00 pm.

Please note Kevin Chen, Artsci’13, was previously scheduled as a panelist, however he has had to send his regrets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Beyond the Pale Brewing Co.
250 City Centre Avenue
Unit 106
Ottawa, ON


$15 per person
Includes light appetizers. Drink specials available courtesy of Beyond the Pale. Additional food available for purchase on site.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Event Contacts

Douglas Lai, Com'15