The imminent legalization of cannabis in Canada will result in a surge in demand for safe Cannabis products. While Cannabis production is already highly regulated, industrial-scale production of medicinal-grade Cannabis poses distinct challenges as compared with other commercially produced plants. Therefore, there is an immediate need for highly qualified personnel with knowledge in Cannabis production.

This one-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of specific requirements for industrial-scale greenhouse production of healthy Cannabis plants, including environmental conditions, pest control, and harvesting techniques.

This workshop is offered in collaboration with McGill's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Also available:
Extraction, Analysis, Quality Control, and Formulation of Medical Cannabis Products: An Overview

> Download the workshop program (pdf - 773 Kb)

Topics Covered

  • Effect of environmental factors on Cannabis growth cycle from germination to harvest;  
  • Controlled environment agriculture, including lighting (HPS, LEDs), HVAC, and control systems, and irrigation and fertilization systems appropriate for medical Cannabis; 
  • Organic principles related to substrates and nutrient cycling for Cannabis production;  
  • Pathology and pests of Cannabis and disease management. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be familiar with the specific needs of the medical Cannabis plant when grown in industrial-scale greenhouses.



  • Networking lunch
  • All workshop materials
  • Contact information for all instructors and guest speakers

Who Should Attend

Professionals associated with the plant production and greenhouse industries; graduate students from relevant disciplines who intend to work in the medical Cannabis production industry.

Guest Speakers

Tom Ritchie, Director of Training & Education, Ample Organics
David Bernard Perron, VP, Growing Operations, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd.
Rob Williams, Quality Assurance Manager, Delshen Therapeutics

For content inquiries, please contact:

McGill Conted Professional Development


Course Fee: $595
Duration (hours): 7
Discounts: McGill alumni and current students, as well as corporate groups of 3 or more participants, benefit from a 15% discount.

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