The Economist Events’ Cannabis Summit will cover investments, science and major innovations in cannabis
- The cannabis industry is booming, setting the stage for an investment realm with global reach
- Expert panels will explore topics ranging from legalization and medical use, to technology and consumer goods
- Increased institutional investments in cannabis have become a key catalyst for the industry
The cannabis industry – once a taboo space grouped alongside far more harmful illicit substances – has recently flourished into one of the most exciting new investment spaces. Countries worldwide now permit the plant’s use for medical purposes, while recreational use and legalization continue to spread far and wide in North America and beyond.
With extensive adoption and legalization brings new opportunities for investment, from growers and retailers to the technologies and innovative sciences that are catalyzing the industry’s growth. But for investors, the question remains: how can one identify the companies and trends that are poised to be real difference makers and value creators?
The Economist Events’ Cannabis Summit, held June 5th, 2019, at The Omni King Edward Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario, is the quintessential forum to address all key issues surrounding the budding cannabis realm. For decades, The Economist has been a proponent for cannabis legalization, arguing for its inherent benefits versus prohibition, and consequently is thrilled to be an educator and ambassador helping end the world’s futile war on weed.
The Summit will ask all the important questions: how can governments effectively regulate medical and recreational cannabis? How should it be taxed, which varieties should be allowed, and who should be able to sell it? Can social equity legislation empower communities that have been unreasonably affected by the war on drugs? Will regulation finally push the cannabis industry towards ‘going green’?
This information is fundamental for potential investors in the space who need to understand more about its inner workings and the future of cannabis businesses globally. Spearheaded by expert featured speakers like the Honourable Bill Blair, Minster of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in Canada; Barbara Brohl, former Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue; and Nick Jikomes, Principal Research Scientist at Leafly, the event will be a remarkable overview of investment opportunities, science and innovations around cannabis, and how government bodies are ushering in new growth prospects.