As the de facto capital of Europe, and one of the most progressive cities on the planet, Berlin is poised to be the European leader in cannabis business and drug policy reform. In early 2017, Germany pushes forward with progressive medical marijuana regulations, and German private companies will soon be cultivating cannabis that will be supplied to patients through pharmacies. The economic and social ramifications of these recent decisions are profound. Join us at the Berlin ICBC and engross yourself in a vastly emerging market with endless potential. Must be 18 or older to attend this event.
The site of the ICBC in Germany, located in the heart of Berlin.
We bring you the top speakers in the industry today. Visit our Speaker Page for full list of Berlin speakers.
Head of Unit of Federal Drug Commissioner of the Ministry of Health, Germany.
CEO and owner of the Deutscher Hanfverband (German Hemp Association).
Creator of the TV show Weed Wars and Founder of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California.
Republican Congressman from California.
We have two full days of conference for you, including panels devoted to the new medical-use cannabis laws Germany will be enacting.
8:30 Keynote with U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
Congressman Dana Rohrbacher (Republicans) heads the subcommittee on Foreign Affairs focused on “Europe, Eurasia and new threats” in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Californian representative is the co-initiator of the Rohrbacher-Farr resolution which was adopted in 2014. It prohibits the justice department to fund resources that interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws.
9:15 Global Medical Cannabis Research
As more peer reviewed research for cannabis is being conducted internationally, it is not a question anymore if cannabis can help patients, rather, it is a question of what types of cannabis are good for what types of ailments, and the most efficient administration methods. Learn the latest breakthroughs and cutting edge science from around the world.
10:30 International Medical Cannabis Policies
A comparative analyses of the world’s top medical cannabis models. Our experts will give insight to each respective system, go over the latest breakthroughs with each program, and discuss international cooperation concerning the import and export of medical cannabis.
11:30 Medical Marijuana Rules and Regulations in Germany (Patients, Pharmacies and LPs)
The first licenses for the cultivation of medical cannabis will soon be given out by a federal cannabis agency. Also, acquiring your medical cannabis prescription will soon become a less cumbersome process for patients and doctors. We will delve into the process of becoming a German licensed producer, discuss the process of becoming a medical cannabis patient in Germany, as well as go over the pharmacies’ role as conduits between licensed producers and patients.
14:30 Testing and Standardization
From seed to sale, what are the best practices for standardizing cannabis for public consumption? Learn from testing models in other respective jurisdictions and experts on production as to what is currently working in terms of delivering a safe and contaminant free product to market.
15:45 Cannabis Entourage Effect
In its natural state, over 90% of cannabinoids produced by cannabis plants come in acidic forms. Acidic cannabinoids, such as cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA), cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and their functions remain largely overlooked. This talk will critically review experimental evidence of the therapeutic potential of acidic cannabinoids—as well as discuss the experimental and clinical evidence of the cannabis entourage effect—emphasizing the importance of the interactions between acidic and neutral phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in cannabis plants.
16:15 Celebrity Interview – TBA
9:00 Keynote TBA
9:45 Lobbying for Cannabis
It is no fluke that cannabis policy is changing around the world. Grassroots activists have been campaigning for fifty years to achieve the results we are currently seeing. Not only is advocating on the behalf of cannabis legalization the right thing to do, it is good practice for businesses in their respective communities. Our cannabis advocate experts will go over what steps it has taken to get to this point, as well as tips on future advocacy strategies and tactics.
11:00 What does Legalization Look Like? Colorado, Oregon and California
Cannabis has been legal in Colorado, Washington and Oregon for many years. What are the societal ramifications of legalizing? See a socio-economic overview and statistical analysis of each state.
12:00 Industry Innovators
Every Industry has its Captains. Learn from some of the top minds in the cannabis industry as they explain and describe their insight into the cannabis industry and keys to success.
14:00 Genetics: Globalization and Commercialization
As a growing number of countries legalize cannabis and set the groundwork for international commerce, the questions of plant breeders’ rights and Intellectual Property (IP) become paramount. Our panel will feature iconic breeders and leading legal minds examining the impact of global commercialization on plant genetics and IP.
15:00 Cannabis Cultivation and New Technologies
In the last 30 years, many innovations in the cultivation of cannabis have been developed. Learn from the top international commercial growers and producers the most efficient, smart and healthy ways to grow cannabis while considering scalability.
16:00 Public Markets Financing and Cannabis Stocks
With investor interest in cannabis at an all-time high, our panel will discuss the possibilities of public cannabis companies in Germany, as well as opportunities in more established areas as Canada. Our panel will include analysts along with COEs of cannabis pub-cos.