Regulation, Legislation & Research
Conference Inauguration - Welcome Remarks
What vision does the government have for the medical cannabis industry and what steps are being taken to ensure that it’s a success?
Hon. Chris Cardona
The Future of CBD in Europe
The emergence of CBD has driven a great amount of product innovation as consumers seek out the compound for its wellness benefits. Amidst the explosive growth however, European businesses must pay close attention to shifting market regulations, including the recent addition of cannabis extracts to the EU’s Novel Foods Catalogue. This panel will provide an overview of the current landscape and a look ahead to the proliferation of CBD across the full health products supply-chain.
Research & Development
How has the change in law affected scientific research in Malta?
Hon. Deo Debattista
From Tragedy to Triumph
One Cancer Mom’s Journey to Find a Cure
The Business of Medical Cannabis
What steps does a company need to take to operate a successful medical cannabis business?
The argument for boosting the body’s natural endocannabinoids.
Giuseppe Di Giovanni
Sex Differences in Cannabinoid-related Behaviours
Can the hormone-driven differentiation of the brain endocannabinoid system represent a biological basis for male-female differences in cannabinoid sensitivity?
Medical Research on the Endocannabinoid System Clinical Research in the Central Nervous System
A Retrospective Analysis
Pioneering WhiteSpace for Brands
How to utilize data-science to distil irrefutable human insights, highly differentiated brand narrative and brand creation in the rapidly evolving global medical cannabis landscape.
International Medical Cannabis
Law, regulation and policy making.
Medical Cannabis from Principle to Practice
How can we maximise clinical research and patient benefit?
Anne Katrin Schlag
Transforming Cannabis into Mainstream Healthcare with Real World Evidence
Data integrity and quality must be assessed from both a regulatory and practitioner’s perspective. Let’s consider the various stakeholder positions in light of today’s stringent safety and efficacy protocols in the industry.
what are the benefits and disadvantages of man-made cannabinoids?
Regulation in Malta
What can Malta learn from different regulatory approaches?
What investors look for in this sector.
Hemp vs. Non-hemp Cannabis - Alpha Through the Vapor
Exploring the immense social, medical impact and economic impact the industry will have on the rest of the world.
From disruption to mass market.
The US Medical Cannabis Industry
An overview of this growing market, its potential for development and the impact of legislative changes at both the state and federal level.
William J. Pascrell, III
Depending on the type of funds they have access to, some investors cannot put capital into the cultivation of the crop, only technology and services that are not related to the plant itself. How is this restricting start-ups from getting the capital they need?
Real Estate Investment
Planning the acquisition, design and construction of a medical cannabis facility.
Pharmaceutical Cannabis Investments
The best of the best.
Steele Clark Smith III
What sort of investment is required in ancillary services in order to support the medical cannabis sector?
From ICO's to Cannabis
Following the recent pitfall that many investors have experienced with ICO’s worldwide, could cannabis pave the way for more secure investment opportunities?
Raising Capital in the US
Raising capital while maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and FDA compliance.
The Hemp Opportunity
This presentation will be for serious investors interested in constructing a diversified cannabis portfolio with a deep focus on hemp. How does China impacts the global CBD market? How are the three distinct CBD channels growing and how are prices changing for the various parts of the hemp and CBD supply chain?
VC's and PE
Venture capitalists and private equity funds are heavily involved in the North American medical cannabis market. How does this compare to Europe?
How are current global healthcare trends opening up the market for medical cannabis investment?
Investors and Society
As investment firms look for more socially responsible projects to put their money, how is the medical cannabis industry benefiting?
Pick and Shovel Play
How are investors using this strategy to mitigate risk in volatile cannabis stocks?
Traditional Financing Models
How is stigma and uncertainty preventing medical cannabis companies from raising capital from banks and lending institutions and how can this be addressed?
Emerging Medical Cannabis Markets
Established Medical Cannabis Markets
William J. Pascrell, III
Steele Clark Smith III
Social Impact & Education
Medical Cannabis in the Maltese Public Sector
Hon. Chris Fearne
How did Hannah Deacon push for legislative change in the UK and what has been the outcome of her efforts?
Educating the Public on Medical Cannabis
What sort of public awareness campaigns are needed to destigmatize cannabis and give appropriate information on the options available.
Social Impact in North America
What can North American sociological research on the affects of medical cannabis teach European countries?
Managing and treating mental health disorders with medical cannabis
Educating Medical Professionals
What are the most effective ways of educating the medical community on cannabis?
Homegrown Medical Cannabis
The argument for and against regulation of private medical cannabis cultivation for patients taking it for long-term pain management.
Marketing and The Last Mile
How consumers get products, touching on regulatory matters in marketing and payments especially around CBD.
Battle of the Jurisdictions
In this animated discussion, legal experts from various jurisdictions will go head to head in explaining which state is leading the way with regulatory innovation.
Daniel Torres Gonçalves
What initiatives are in place for the harmonization of licencing medical cannabis across Europe?’
Using medical cannabis to aid sports recovery and pain relief in athletes.
Challenges to regulating CBD globally.
Medical Cannabis Policies to Support Women's Health
The importance of advocating for better medical cannabis policies to support women’s health for example, issues such as recovering from sexual assault/trauma, reproductive health conditions such as endometriosis and sexual health.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
How is medical cannabis being effectively used for the management of PTSD?
Medical Cannabis in Malta
Past, Present and Future.
Developing a medical cannabis brand people will care about.
Technology & Security
The Advantages of Blockchain Technology
How will blockchain disrupt this sector and help it to become more lucrative and competitive.
How to Empower the Black Market
This is the worst possible time to pretend to ignore the epidemic of counterfeiting and unregulated medical cannabis products. Bad actors pose a destructive threat to the fast-emerging industry and its patients. What to do? Join former CIA profiler and solo sciences founder and CEO Ashesh (Alex) Shah, to learn about the cryptographically-secure solo* cannabis product authentication system.
From Cultivation to Waste Disposal
How is Malta preparing to address the environmental requirements?
Technology in the US
Technological innovations in the US cannabis industry.
Jacquie Cohen Roth
Digitising Medical Prescriptions
How to secure medical records to prevent fraud and maintain patient privacy.
How Malta’s medical cannabis industry can benefit from going solar.
Large Scale Cultivation & Extraction
What are the best practices for the design, build and marketing of cultivation and extraction facilities in Israel, US and Canada?
Greenhouse Climate Management
Managing the climate of a greenhouse, specifically the humidity and how it interplays with temperature, energy consumption, plant growth, disease prevention, and uniformity.
The case for Building a Quality Culture and GMP Compliance.
What can Malta learn about security from international growers
The Next Generation
How to develop the next generation of medical cannabis products with better, scientifically backed technology.
How are ISO and EU standards for vaping technology driving the industry’s quality control measures forward?
Arnaud Dumas de Rauly
How Crypto is Solving the Cash Problem in the Medical Cannabis Industry
Utilizing Cryptocurrency and blockchain can help lower costs, better meet compliance, improve user experience, lower security risks, and increase overall efficiency. Let’s explore how cryptocurrency can solve many of the problems medical cannabis businesses face.
Effect of Regulation on the Growing Process
The complexity of growing cannabis as a source of active pharmaceutical ingredients for the medicinal drug industry.
The complex process of extraction requires cutting edge technology and highly-trained professionals. What are the financial and recruitment implications of setting up an extraction facility?
Importance of Transpositions Stability for Consistency and Best Expression of Cannabinoids
Transposons are jumping genes, which are sensitive to the environmental changes. Different genes are arranged to express secondary metabolites to sustain in the micro-macro environmental stress. Hence it is important to understand the genetics for medicinal use of cannabis.
Smart systems are making headway in agricultural and horticultural spheres. How are they changing the game for medical cannabis growers?
What are the pros and cons of this new technology?
Seed-to-patient Tracking with Blockchain Technology
How is blockchain technology revolutionising the medical cannabis supply chain?
Approaching medical cannabis policies in the context of emerging technologies
Graham De Barra
How medical cannabis companies are tackling IP concerns in the US
Start-Up Business Workshop with BDO
Facilitating Taxation & Transparency with Blockchain Technology
Cryptocurrency for Cannabis: RSU-Arthit Coin
Regulation, Legislation & Reasearch
Canada's Pearls & Pitfalls
One Year Post Legalisation, focusing on how our regulatory framework shapes how investors now see the market.
Emerging Markets Case Study
Established markets case study
Technology & Security
Medical Cannabis as a Disruptive Technology
Bridging the Gap to Access Mainstream Audiences on a Global Scale
How to Set Up a Medical Cannabis Business
Social Impact & Education