Malta is hosting the first edition of the Medical Cannabis World Forum, a conference featuring industry leaders, academics and researchers in the medical cannabis field.
The Medical Cannabis World Forum is set over two days and aims to set the context of the medical cannabis industry in Europe and in Malta in terms of its recent developments and future potential.
It effectively integrates legislation, business, fintech, regulation, research, and education as they relate to cannabis for medicinal use.
It also aims to provide an indication of the economic impact of this event on the Maltese economy in terms of value added and employment.
The conference organisers extended free invitation to hundreds of local doctors and pharmacists, as well as pharmacy and medical students.
“Hosting some of the biggest names in the industry, mere months since the government introduced its regulation on the manufacturing of medical cannabis in Parliament, is a true testament to the potential of this emerging competitive industry, and Malta’s agility and embracing of innovation,” said Economy Minister Chris Cardona.
“The prohibition and misinformation on the use of cannabis for medical reasons has overtime hindered substantive research. Globally, we have only scratched the surface of its true potential and ramifications. The full industrialisation of medical cannabis is upon us.”
“The reimagining of business models, practices and products will dominate the sector for the years to come. Locally, the biggest mistake we can make is to underestimate the scale and the potential of the industry.”
“We know the medicinal cannabis industry is only just coming of age, and we look forward to Malta playing a role in this industry’s future. As we bury the stigma that is associated with cannabis, it’s going to be fascinating to see what comes next.”