LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 43 countries either developing a legal medical marijuana program or transitioning towards decriminalization. With analysts estimating the legal cannabis industry to be worth $50 billion by 2026, global economies and entrepreneurs are seeking to corner a piece of the cannabis market.
Back for a fourth year, the State of Marijuana will focus on identifying key investment opportunities and navigating the complex policy framework of the global cannabis industry.
The event will be held at Cross Campus in Downtown Los Angeles, 800 Wilshire Boulevard. Over two days, August 26-27, entrepreneurs, advocates, investors and government officials will network, tackle top issues, negotiate deals, and share best practices. This high-level event will feature an unrivaled, international speaker line-up and showcase the best state-of-the-art facilities, technology, medical marijuana applications and policy initiatives.
The conference will provide an overview of pioneering, global medical cannabis applications and case studies, and insight into cutting-edge marijuana product innovations and technologies.
The current agenda covers marijuana cultivation, testing standards and analytics, policies and legislative initiatives across the globe, in addition to:
- Security Management: From Physical Security to Transportation
- Global Research and Development Innovations in Medical Marijuana
- Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents and Trademarks
- Attracting Investment to Cannabis Business
- Opportunities in the Burgeoning Hemp Market
- Future of Medical Marijuana: Cannabis in the Sports World
- Frameworks for Marijuana Banking, Payment Processing and Cash Management
- Journeys of Successful Cannabis Entrepreneurs
Speakers include: Christian Groh (Privateer Holdings), James Eaves (Université Laval), Lisa María Sánchez Ortega (México Unido contra la Delincuencia), Sumit Mehta (Mazakali), Robert MacCoun (Stanford University), Jason Cranford (Haleigh's Hope), Allison Margolin (Margolin & Lawrence), Christopher Kilham (Medicine Hunter), Fiona Ma (District 2, California State Board of Equalization), John Vardaman (Hypur; Cole Memo; Former Department of Justice Official), David Branfman (Branfman Law Group; NORML; California Cannabis Industry Association), Mary Shapiro (National Cannabis Bar Association), and more.
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About the State of Marijuana
Developed by Cureativ, the State of Marijuana explores the emerging technology, research and development, regulatory landscapes, and evolving trends in cannabis. It is a landmark event that gathers influential entrepreneurs, advocates, investors and government officials across multiple focused panel discussions and business workshops.
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