Cannabis Conference

by Alternative Finance & Investment


Wed, 20 Feb 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
The Hub 3rd floor

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK

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Join us at Cass Business School for the first Cannabis Conference of its kind, hosted by the Alternative Finance and Investment Society.


The landscape surrounding marijuana is changing globally. Uruguay and Canada are leading the way as the first two countries to legalise cannabis for recreational use. However, there are more than 30 countries that have legalised it for medical purposes, with Europe as a leader in medical cannabis progressivism. And there are lots of changes on the horizon.

In the UK specifically, there has been hype around cases such as Alfie Dingley and Billy Caldwell who both benefit greatly from using marijuana for medical purposes. These stories along with public debates and lobbying have resulted in the passing of a new law in the UK. As of November 2018, medical marijuana became available to patients in the UK on the NHS prescription.

There are a number of pioneers taking advantage of the growing opportunity and making substantial investments in it. During the Cannabis Conference, you will hear from and discuss some of the people paving the way and the reasons they are doing it.


6.00pm: The current landscape of marijuana in the UK and globally

6.25pm: Getting started with marijuana investment

6.50pm: Why marijuana is in the portfolio

7.15pm: Break

7.30pm: Where the industry is headed and barriers to entry (panel discussion)

8.30pm: Drinks & networking

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Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
The Hub 3rd floor

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK


Chelsea Leyland

Medical Cannabis User, DJ & Medical Cannabis / Epilepsy Activist

George McBride

Pierre Vannineuse

Founder & CEO, Alpha Blue Ocean

Stephen Murphy

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Prohibition Partners I Cannabis Europa I European Cannabis Holdings

Tristan Gervais

Head of Cannabis Investment Banking Europe, Canaccord Genuity Limited

Jason Reed

Executive Director, LEAP UK

Rebecca Lowe

Director (FREER), Institute of Economic Affairs

Caroline Sharp

Founder at Captum Productions Ltd

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