The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, took place this week and alongside the main event there was a cluster of small cozy cannabis gatherings hosted in the Alps.
Switzerland is one of my favorite countries for a business trip and this week I experienced the ultimate luxury which involved sipping champagne and discussing pot – and the vibe was very much on point.
Business leaders, financial heavyweights and leading politicians from all over the world gathered to discuss key issues revolving around climate change and sustainable business. It’s estimated around 119 billionaires and 53 heads of state attended this year.
The Cannabis Conclave was a huge hit the previous year – an event hosted by David Clement from the Consumer Choice Center. The event was well attended by hedge fund managers and regulators, attracting crowds from Canada, Switzerland, Europe, Israel and China. Many discussions centered around the rapidly growing cannabis industry and how conservative countries are also adopting the recreational drug.
Canada was first out of the gate with federal legalization and as a result took a cautious and in some times instances took a limited approach that has stifled both product availability as well as distribution chains.
Benzinga’s Cannabis Capital Conference returns to Miami Feb. 24-25 with North America’s largest B2B cannabis gathering, bringing together capital, cannabis executives, thought leaders and more!
What Can We Learn From Canada?
One Canadian government official at Davos who asked to remain …