Cannabis Conference 2020 Johannesburg Edition
After a very successful East London Edition hosted end of February 2020, the Cannabis Conference comes to Johannesburg this June 2020 amid signified growth in the number of actors putting pressure on government that this wonder crop must be given its deserving space and fully legalised for medicinal use and industrial purposes. The Cannabis sativa Industry development has of late become a priority for the provinces in South Africa owing to its potential impact on the economy through both the medical and industrial use. The Constitutional Court’s ruling, the pronouncement by President Ramaphosa, in the 2020 SONA have offered possibilities for reducing harms that have accompanied decades of punitive law enforcement.
The South African Cannabis sativa trade is estimated to be around R4 billion per annum, whilst in the whole globe its growth is forecasted to be around 39.4 billion US dollars by 2023. Hence, MEC Makhosazana Meth, at the just ended East London Cannabis Conference alluded that “The time is now!” for Cannabis sativa to create a vibrant economy where people will own majority in the industry and work, hence government support for this industry is here now.
Various issues were raised at the discussions in East London that the conference would like to continue with in order to assist all the players involved in the Cannabis Industry. The conference aims to bring together players from both government and private sector to pursue deliberations and possible collaborations in this sector. This is a must attend conference for those who would like to network with researchers, entrepreneurs, mavericks, government representatives and thought leaders driving growth in the cannabis industry. Further discussions on government collaboration, research and development,regulation, policies, licensing, product testing and certification, technological developments, international marketing, private and public partnerships, cannabis use, medical cannabis as funding and investment will be discussed in detail amongst other topics.