Spotlight on Cannabis and the Bioeconomy

Friday, November 01, 2019

By legalizing cannabis for both medical and recreational use before all other advanced economies, Canada created an early-mover advantage for itself. We’ve opened up opportunities for innovative research and product development, and the creation of strong Canadian cannabis companies that could become world leaders. But how must our governments, the private sector, our researchers and other key stakeholders align themselves on this mission? What opportunities lie at the intersection of Canada’s growing cannabis industry and the bioeconomy? This Spotlight answers these questions and more.

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Tim Martin, General Manager, Cross Country Infrastructure Services Canada Inc.

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Jack Seguin, Owner, Alberta Precast Products

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Neil Matheson, CFO, Thompson Construction Group

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Braven Blackwell, President, Seljax

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Rik Kaminsky, Co-Owner and CEO, Solaré Canada Inc.

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Anthony Worbeck, Sales Director, ACKT Industries

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