Food & Agri-Business Committee: Cannabis Industry Update

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Name: Food & Agri-Business Committee: Cannabis Industry Update
Date: November 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ICT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Cannabis Industry Update
Event Description:
With the expansion of countries legalizing cannabis, many interesting issues around the industry are emerging. From regulation and production, to R&D, product development and marketing - the industry is set to outperform expectations.

Join the AMCHAM Food & Agribusiness Committee to hear from Douglas de Weese, about how his company, Rare Air USA, is specializing in a very niche space within the industry - unique and hard to find heirloom and landrace varieties of cannabis. He will be discussing industry trends and sharing his experience in this fascinating market. 

Nine U.S. states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over the age of 21. Medical marijuana is now legal in another 30 states after voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in June. The surge of cannabis infused cuisine and commercial cannabis has also brought about questions regarding mergers, intellectual property, employment, tourism, and labeling; as well as developments in biotechnology. Thailand also recently pondered the legalization of cannabis.

In addition to the Ministry of Public Health’s January 2018 liberalization of hemp for certain licenses (for commercial and non-commercial uses) and the recent October 2018 public consultation on liberalization of cannabis for certain licensed research, members will also learn more about upcoming changes from Alan Adcock, Partner and Deputy Director, Intellectual Property Department, Tilleke & Gibbins International ltd. 

Please join us for what will certainly be a stimulating discussion.
Event Media:
AMCHAM Office, Citi Boardroom (7th floor) 
Nearest BTS: Ploenchit
Contact Information:
Nantreesorn (Pen) Ponwilai

Members:  Free admission. Sandwich lunches may be ordered for 200 THB.
Non-Members: 350 Baht, including sandwich lunch (prepaid only).

Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks will be provided free of charge.