This week will be busy for anyone with a vested interest in cannabis. London is playing host to the first official European Cannabis Week. Look forward to a diverse programme of events exploring the politics, culture and commerce of cannabis in multiple venues across London.
Europe’s emerging medical cannabis markets, the exploding CBD boom and changing the narrative of cannabis will be explored. This is the first set of cannabis events in the UK since the government legalized medical cannabis and as such is happening at a pivotal time in history. Many European countries are reconsidering their political, economic and moral stance on medical cannabis
Europe is the largest value cannabis market in the world
While medical cannabis may be the hot topic at the moment, CBD is still firmly on the agenda, as the European Parliament looks at changing its legislation. Alastair Moore, Co-Founder of European Cannabis Week explained the need for such an event:
“Legislation in Europe is changing at a rapid pace and the private sector is evolving to serve the ever-growing demand for medical cannabis. Sixteen European countries have now legalised medical cannabis and with a total market of over 740 million people, Europe will become the largest value cannabis market in the world. European Cannabis Week will drive this growth, bringing together the people, brands and organisations that will shape the emerging European market.”
About European Cannabis Week
A first for Europe, a first for London and a first for the cannabis industry. European Cannabis Week is a carefully curated series of events that showcase the depth of talent, opportunity and excitement of the European cannabis industry.
The diverse programme of talks and events will explore the culture, politics, health, science and business behind the emergent medical cannabis industry in Europe, featuring a diverse roster of speakers from across the world. Hosted from June 23rd to 29th the festival takes place in venues across London, a European hub for finance, culture and creativity.
Foreign interest in the UK
Foreign cannabis companies are setting up in the UK in the hope the drug will be legalised for recreational as well as medicinal use, The Daily Telegraph reported this week.
Although the Government has repeatedly stated that it has no intention of legalising cannabis for recreational use, many believe laws will eventually be relaxed, opening a lucrative new market for international cannabis companies. As the cannabis community congregate in London all eyes are on investor interest as the industry is showcased in all its guises.