Regulation, Legislation & Research
The Canna Consultants
Welcome to the Malta Medical Cannabiz World Summit
A Maltese vision
The small island nation is intent on taking the medical cannabis industry head on. What steps are being taken to ensure that it’s a success?
Hon. Chris Cardona
The European standpoint
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to European parliamentarian, Miriam Dalli, as she elucidates her thoughts on this fast-growing space.
Hon. Miriam Dalli
The Future of CBD in Europe
The emergence of CBD is driving product innovation on all fronts. Let’s take a third person view at shifting market regulations on cannabis extracts, and the state of product supply chains at an EU level.
Next steps: research & development for medical cannabis
How has Malta’s recent legal push on the medical cannabis front affected R&D targets within the scientific community?
Hon. Deo Debattista
Malta Enterprise on medical cannabis
It’s time for a quickfire overview of Malta Enterprise’s function within the life sciences sector.
From Tragedy to Triumph
An inspirational story characterised by one mother’s journey to find a cure.
The medical cannabis business proposition
What steps does a company need to take to operate successfully in this seed-stage sector?
Alvit LCS Pharma
Bootstrapping the endocannabinoid system
Let’s analyse a compelling argument for boosting the body’s natural endocannabinoids.
Giuseppe Di Giovanni
Patient to advisor
A journey of discovery.
Pioneering white space for Canna-brands
How do we use data-science to distil irrefutable human insights and forge a brand narrative in a rapidly evolving market?
Beyond Marketing Group
Beyond borders: a new frontier for medical cannabis
As the medical cannabis industry expands, the expectation of an international regulatory framework and policy formation grows with it. What would a global approach look like?
From principle to practice: a client-centred approach
How can we maximise accurate and efficient clinical research while also enhancing client-side benefits?
Anne Katrin Schlag
Challenging the status quo: the case for mass adoption
Accurate data compiled with proprietary patient registry software is set to improve decision making from both a regulatory and practitioner’s perspective. Let’s dive right in.
Medical Malta: a regulatory update
What can Malta learn from the various regulatory approaches championed by forward-looking nations?
Start up pitch
10 medical cannabis start ups with innovative projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and savvy investors. Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.
The Cannabis Fund
Peering across the investment landscape
What are investors eyeing in this growing sector?
Cannabis: From Laboratory to Living Room
It’s time to explore the immense social, medical, and economic impact this budding sector will have on the world at large.
Establishing your medical cannabis business in Malta
Time to present the nuts and bolts guide to establishing your business in medical Malta.
Safe and legal: from disruption to mainstream adoption
What was once a disruptive market is now emerging as an accepted mainstream medical product. Let’s dive into the use-cases.
Subsidising first movers in the medical cannabis industry
What are the challenges faced by companies at each funding stage?
Guidelines for Medical cannabis investment in North Macedonia
The new legislation and the low cost possibilities of opening a business in cannabis cultivation and oil extraction.
Cannabis in the US: an industry overview
Let’s get an overall sense of this growing market, its potential for development and the impact of legislative changes at both a state and federal level.
William J. Pascrell, III
Venture capital, fund restrictions and start-ups
Injecting capital into crop cultivation, emerging technology, and medical cannabis services can be cumbersome within a hesitant capital environment. How can start-ups get the funds they need to push onwards?
Fertile ground: real estate investment opportunities
How does a prospective entrepreneur plan the acquistion, design and construction of a medical cannabis facility?
New horizons: pharmaceutical cannabis opportunities
How can cannabis be applied to the pharmaceutical industry?
Steele Clark Smith III
What kinds of ancillary businesses are needed to support and grow the medical cannabis sector?
From farm to pharma: Israel's experience
Clinical trials in medical cannabis have proven to be successful in Israel. How does this compare to the EU?
Medical Malta: the medical cannabis island
Let’s analyse the plethora of reasons to setup your business in sunny Malta.
Gianluca Caruana Curran
Raising Capital for US Cannabis Ventures
How does one raise capital while maintaining compliance with state, federal and FDA regulations?
Cannabis Investment Through a Stethoscope
Serious investors must look at a diversified portfolio to minimise risk and maximise returns. Let’s take a look at China’s CBD impact on the global market.
Canada's pearls and pitfalls
What does the Canadian market look like one year after legalisation? Does this regulatory framework address today’s needs?
VC's and PE
Venture capitalists and private equity funds are heavily involved in the North American medical cannabis market. How does this compare to Europe?
Left behind? The pitfalls of traditional financing models
How is stigma and uncertainty preventing medical cannabis companies from raising capital through banks and lending institutions?
Market analysis: trends and expectations
Understanding the global impact of evolving medical cannabis markets.
Seeing eye-to-eye: society and investors
As investment firms look for more socially responsible projects to put their money into, how is the medical cannabis industry benefiting?
Emerging Medical Cannabis Markets
Linus Maximilian Weber
Established Medical Cannabis Markets
William J. Pascrell, III
Social Impact & Education
Back to the roots: Malta revisits its long tradition in medical innovation
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the deputy Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon. Chris Fearne, as he shares his thoughts on the medical cannabis sector in Malta.
Hon. Chris Fearne
Patient-led industry change
How did Hannah Deacon push for legislative change in the UK and what was the outcome of her persistent efforts?
Cannabis education: a public approach
What sort of public awareness campaigns are needed to de-stigmatise medical cannabis and give appropriate information on the available options?
Social impact in North America
The social significance of medical cannabis stretches across continents and generations. How might this develop in the near future?
Psychological well-being: the case for mental health
Managing and treating mental health disorders with medical cannabis isn’t at all unheard of. Let’s discuss the insights for all to hear
CBD in the UK: a deeper look into the supplements market
How is the the lack of enforcement regarding the supplements market negatively affecting public perception of the cannabinoid industry? What’s to be done on this front?
Cannabis use-cases: educating medical professionals
What are the most effective ways of passing on information to medical professionals and practitioners in the health sector?
The homegrown approach
Let’s look at the case for and against the regulation of private medical cannabis cultivation for chronic pain management.
Cause and effect: a psychiatric perspective
Let’s bridge the knowledge gap between the endocannabinoid system and psychiatric-related diseases.
Marketing the green mile
How do CBD marketing agencies get products into the hands of consumers while abiding by regulatory and payment procedures?
Battle of the Jurisdictions
In this animated discussion, legal experts from various jurisdictions will go head-to-head in explaining which state is leading the way with regulatory innovation.
Anton John Mifsud
Daniel Torres Gonçalves
A European harmonisation project?
What initiatives are in place to standardize medical cannabis licensing across Europe?
Enhancing recovery systems for athletes
Medical cannabis can be used to aid in the recovery process while also acting as effective pain relief for injured athletes. Let’s dive in.
Addressing challenges to regulate CBD on a global scale
Social, regulatory and economic hurdles fly in the face of a comprehensive global CBD regulatory framework. Is there a common denominator cross-culturally?
Supporting women's health through medical cannabis
It’s time to highlight the importance of advocating for better medical cannabis policies to support women’s reproductive and general health.
Treating PTSD with CBD
How is medical cannabis being effectively used for the management of PTSD?
Medical cannabis in Malta
Let’s look at the past, present and future of the medical cannabis sector in the small island nation in the heart of the Mediterranean.
R&D: inspecting the endocannabinoid and central nervous system
Let’s dive into a retrospective analysis on the interplay between human-biological systems.
The missing link: memory acquisition and emotion
Is the endocannabinoid system an emotional buffer for stressful memories? Let’s find out.
How safe is medical cannabis?
With all things drug-related, a level-headed and objective risk-benefit analysis is emininently desirable. Fasten your seatbelts for this rapid fire presentation.
Technology & Security
Cross-polination: how blockchain and cannabis are a match made in heaven
How will blockchain disrupt this sector and transform it into a more lucrative and competitive endeavour?
The black market: empowerment through denial?
Pretending to ignore the underground epidemic is just kicking the cannabis can down the road. Let’s hear what an expert-former CIA profiler has to say about that.
From cultivation to waste disposal
How is Malta preparing to address environmental requirements in this growing sector?
An honest look at deep tech in a growing market
How are US-driven tech innovations facilitating progress in this fast-paced industyr?
Jacquie Cohen Roth
Prescriptions, fraud and patient privacy
How do we secure medical records to prevent fraud while maintaining patient privacy in the era of large-scale tech innovations?
Medical cannabis: the scientific perspective
What does the science tell us about cannabinoid-based medicine?
Peering across the field: large-scale cultivation and extraction
What are the best practices for the design, build and marketing of cultivation and extraction facilities in Israel, US and Canada?
What does the future hold for an emerging cannabis market? Let’s dig in.
Going global: a regulatory no-brainer
Let’s analyse the case for building a culture of quality and GMP compliance.
Addressing the security risk
What can Malta learn about security from international growers?
Israel's experience as an establised medical cannabis market
The model for cannabis innovation.
Next steps: a generational medical shift
How do we develop the next generation of medical and scientifically-backed cannabis technology?
The Cryptocurrency solution
Cryptocurrency can help lower costs, improve user experience, lower security risks, and increase overall efficiency. Let’s explore how cryptocurrency can alleviate unnecessary risks.
Cannabinoid Therapies and PTSD
This presentation will cover the most recent advances in cannabinoid-based therapies for PTSD patients, including best practices, role of secondary organic compounds such as terpenes, and treatment guidelines.
Transposition stability to maintain consistency in the cannabinoid market
Jumping genes, also known as transposons are sensitive to even the smallest environmental changes. Let’s take a look at the importance of secondary metabolites to sustain micro-macro environmental stressors.
Compounds VS. components: amplifying cannabinoids with Terpenes
Time for a brief overview on the boosting effects of aromatic and pharmaceutically active compounds on their isolates.
Dry powder inhalers
A clean alternative to smoking and vaping
Running a profitable medical cannabis enterprise
How to successfully launch a medical cannabis business and overcome the negative connotations associated with it.
Seed-to-patient Tracking with Blockchain Technology
How is blockchain technology revolutionising the medical cannabis supply chain?
Approaching medical cannabis policies in the context of emerging technologies
Graham De Barra
FDA compliance for cannabinoid products.
Using Cannabis is my business, not yours: Trusted information in a Trustless Environment.
Solving connectivity in the global hemp trade market
Blockchain’s power to transform and improve the cannabis industry.
Utilizing Blockchain and Distributed ledger technology to track regulated Cannabis Sales
Workshop by BDO - Understanding Malta’s Medical Cannabis Proposition
Tea, Coffee & Networking - BDO stand
Welcome & Introduction
Legalising Medical Cannabis
Application Process & Obligations
Income Tax on transactions involving medical cannabis
Alvit LCS Pharma
Pre-lunch networking drinks - BDO stand
Facilitating Taxation & Transparency with Blockchain Technology
Opportunities and challenges in the Thai Landscape
How blockchain solutions can solve the regulatory issues for medical cannabis
Blockchain and cannabis - Taxes, transparency and self-regulation
Cryptocurrency for Cannabis: RSU-Arthit Coin
Application of Blockchain Technology for Tax Compliance
Cannabis research & development: understanding the medical use-cases