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Historic Convening For Regenerative Cannabis Live Event at United Nations Delegates Dining Room


Historic Convening For Regenerative Cannabis Live Event at United Nations Delegates Dining Room

The exclusive May 5 event united global cannabis and hemp government, nonprofit, and corporate leaders.

SAN FRANCISCO (May 11, 2022) – The inaugural in-person Regenerative Cannabis Live event, held at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room on May 5, featured a capacity crowd and more than 1,000 livestream viewers from across the world.

Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the multi-stakeholder event united global leaders and explored the Economic, Social & Environmental impacts facing the industry now and in the future. Tailored around authentic, action-oriented discussion, Regenerative Cannabis Live was the first in a series of planned events designed to bring together government, nonprofit, and corporate decision-makers.

“It was a powerful day of sharing knowledge, expertise, and insight,” said Patrick McCartan, CEO, Regennabis. “We are incredibly humbled by the enthusiastic response and for the talented leaders who participated.”

Government participants included HD Kayra Harding, Vice President of Panama’s National Assembly; Dr. Miriam Dalli, Malta’s Minister for Environment, Energy and Enterprise; Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi, Senator from Malaysia; and Ing. Moises Santiago Bertoni, Paraguay’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock. The nonprofit sector included Dr. Marcelo Demp, Vice President of the Latin American Industrial Hemp Association; Michael Krawitz, Executive Director, Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access; Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director, Minority Cannabis Business Association; and Toi Hutchinson, President and CEO, Marijuana Policy Project. Corporate leaders included Kim Rivers, CEO, Trulieve; Chris Hagedorn, President, Hawthorne Gardening Company; Richard Wall, CEO, Emex; Larry Ketchersid, CEO, Media Sourcery; and Jamie Pearson, CEO, Bhang Inc.

“Our defining mantra is the need to democratize opportunities in cannabis and hemp while accelerating the innovation, products and services that will drive sustainable development and equitable growth,” said Geoff Trotter, Chief Growth Officer, Regennabis. “The powerhouse line-up on May 5 at the UN and the 1,000 individuals who livestreamed the event are testament to the growth and success of the industry and its alignment to long-term sustainable development.” 

“My deepest gratitude and appreciation to Regennabis for the invitation to speak on a panel reframing [Cannabis & Hemp as] the future of medicine,” said Tengku Chanela Jamidah Ibrahim, Founder, Halal Hemp. “This is the first step in a long journey for us but I believe this is the beginning of many successful partnerships and relationships. Onwards and upwards from here!”

The Global Cannabis (‘Medical, Health & Wellness’ and ‘Adult-Use & Recreational’) and Hemp Industry will significantly impact a country’s economic, social and environmental growth and in turn, drive solutions to the 17 UN SDGs. Keynote addresses, insightful panels on ESG business frameworks, restorative justice, energy use/efficiencies, and the future of medicine in cannabis and hemp were among the topics covered.

Regenerative Cannabis Live was produced in partnership with Hawthorne Gardening Company and Media Sourcery.

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