Key Takeaways from Cannabis Europa London

Key Takeaways from Cannabis Europa London
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Last week, Old Billingsgate in London was the backdrop for Cannabis Europa’s biggest and most ambitious event to date. Bringing over 1200 people from across 30 countries to share insights, make connections and, for the first time, explore our exhibition hall. Stephen Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO of Prohibition Partners, kicked off the conference and set the tone for the day’s events. In an economic and political climate where ‘we all need reasons to be optimistic’, he believed the ‘European cannabis industry gives us that hope that things are, and can get better’. “We’re in a bear market economically, but European cannabis is a bull, and it’s only getting started. Europe is still yet to significantly scale, valuations are still very attractive for international investors. So stay committed and stay focused. It’s impossible to succeed alone.” – Stephen Murphy Panels this year explored a diverse range of topics from hip hop and creativity to women’s health with particular focus on both the investment opportunity in Europe, and patient access. Patients make the industry Across the two days and two stages, Cannabis Europa gave the focus to the patients on which the industry is built around. The panels explored the barriers to access, paediatric prescribing, battling the claims of cannabis as a ‘cure all’ and calls to the industry to centre patients in their business models. On the expo stage, Hannah Deacon, MedCan, interviewed Dr Bonni Goldstein in an emotional and important discussion about cannabis in paediatrics, with Dr Goldstein summing up the feeling of session by saying “A dead child is not better than a child on cannabis. This is not acceptable.” This year’s Session Selector project allowed the global community to chose the panel they’d most like to see, choosing an all female panel that explored the ‘Patients’ Perspective’. Mary…

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