The first year of cannabis legalization in Canada is well underway but the repeal of prohibition continues to spark new questions and complex arguments.

Tackling topics ranging from the regulation of medical and recreational cannabis to issues of social equity and environmental concerns, The Economist hosts a Cannabis Summit in Toronto this June.

Taking place at the Omni King Edward Hotel on June 5, the all-day event is geared towards policymakers, licensed producers, tech thought-leaders, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs and will explore ways to shape cannabis industries across the globe.

On the agenda, a full day of panel discussions moderated by The Economist editors and featuring speakers from across the cannabis industry. Highlights include:

  • The Business Case for Legalization: The Right Way to do Drugs
    Exploring the economic impact of legalization, untapped opportunities, and roadblocks.
  • The Politics of Spliffs and Butts
    A panel discussion analyzing legalization through the eyes of policymakers.
  • StatsCannabis: Measuring the Cannabis Economy
    Delving into the data behind legalization including contributions to the economy made by production, distribution and sale of cannabis in Canada.
  • Cannabis for Good: Legalization Meets Social Justice
    What can we learn from states like Massachusetts and California where social equity policies aim to empower communities that have been over policed and disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition?
  • Accidental Activist: The Patient Perspective
    Learn from Carly Barton, the first person in the UK to receive a prescription for cannabis who is working tirelessly with government organizations to convert cannabis to an NHS prescription.
  • Doctor’s Orders: Innovations in Medical Marijuana
    Scientific discovery was previously stunted by prohibition but as more countries explore legalization, this session asks how cannabis can reshape the future of medicine?

Click here to see the complete programme for the summit.

Cannabis Summit Toronto

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Where: The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. E., Toronto

Registration can be completed online. Fees range from $499-$795.