The Global Cannabis Industry Explosion: Can U.S. Entrepreneurs Ride the Wave?

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

The U.S. is quickly falling behind in the global marijuana industry and missing immense opportunities to cash in on exports, foreign markets and even domestic dollars tied to cannabis legalization. Canada has quickly become the dominate global player, while other nations are also positioning themselves to become major players in the international cannabis scene. But an increasing number of U.S. companies are eyeing international markets such as Canada, South America and Europe, where opportunities abound. Learn more about the state of the industry, and ask, how will entrepreneurs in the US wanting to capitalize on both the domestic and global opportunities need to adapt to have a chance at staying ahead?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced