CANNABIS & IP – WHERE DO THEY MEET?
After being inhibited by regulatory restrictions, the Cannabis industry has become a multibillion-dollar industry as countries and governments have taken steps to legalize medical and adult use. By one estimate, the cannabis industry could reach $35 billion by 2020 depending on legalization outcomes. With the progressive legalization of the market, several industries are investing more into projected products in the drug, beverage, food and cosmetic industries. The panel will explain the movement towards the legalization of cannabis, its regulatory frame and the current and future state of the industry.