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World’s top cannabis business leaders to gather in South Africa

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By Standard Reporter | June 28th 2019

NAIROBI, KENYA: As the global medical cannabis market continues to expand and increasing numbers of countries around the globe legalise its use, the renowned CannaTech Summit will take place for the first time on the African Continent in Cape Town, South Africa, November 24 – 26.

With estimates that the cannabis and associated products market could be worth R27 billion by 2023, this immense potential has led to a boom in regional cannabis interest and investment.

CannaTech Cape Town will bring together industry leaders from across the African Continent and around the world known for their significant and ground-breaking contributions to the global medical and recreational cannabis market in all fields including Agricultural Tech and Innovation, Business and Finance, Policy and Regulation, Science and Medicine.   

“The global interest in Africa’s cannabis market and South Africa’s recent legislative acceptance of cannabis makes Cape Town the perfect destination for CannaTech. Following South Africa, several African countries, including Swaziland, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, are examining legalising cannabis cultivation for medical or industrial applications,” said Saul Kaye, Founder and CEO of iCAN:Israel-Cannabis.

“We are thrilled to bring some of the world’s leading companies and investors to CapeTown to meet with their counterparts to discuss a range of business and technological issues and work with like-minded professionals who understand the immense global health and business potential of medical and recreational cannabis moving forward,” he said.

“As someone born in South Africa, I am especially looking forward to establishing ties throughout the entire continental cannabis eco-system,” he added.

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