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International cannabis conference in Bangkok aims to raise awareness of potential

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand will host its first annual international cannabis conference and expo, aiming to attract more than 1,000 attendees.

 

The event, “Elevating Cannabis Expo 2019: Asia’s Green Rush” is being organised by Elevated Estate along with its domestic and foreign partners on November 19 at Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok.

 

Guests can expect to receive a comprehensive understanding of the current cannabis industry in Thailand, learn from international experts and leaders on how to grow the local, budding sector to a global level.

 

Chokwan “Kitty” Chopaka, the founder and CEO of Elevated Estate, said, “After the Narcotics Act BE 2562 legalised the use of cannabis for research and medical purposes, Thailand is in a unique position to lead the region for business opportunities.”

 

These changes in the law represent a significant shift in Thai society’s acceptance for and a move towards a global standing for a previously illegal substance. It is now a real possibility for cannabis to become an essential economic crop of Thailand, driving economic growth while also benefiting the people in terms of research, medicine and recreation.

 

The Thai cannabis market is forecast to be worth US$$661 million (Bt20 billion) in 2024.

 

Elevated Estate also partnered with Expara Thailand, to raise a “Cannabis Tech Fund”, Southeast Asia’s first venture fund, to nurture entrepreneurs, promote sound investment in technology and innovation for the cannabis industry in Thailand and abroad, currently raising $30 million.

 

The firm has collaborated with over 50 local and international organisations to organise “Elevating Cannabis Expo 2019: Asia’s Green Rush” to be the most significant annual international event for Thailand’s cannabis industry.

 

There also will be panel discussions and talks on the main stage and the vertical stage by more than 25 local and international industry experts on more than 18 topics.

 

Speakers will include Pipop Chamnivikaipong, former deputy secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board and senior adviser of Betimes Solutions; Chris Potranandana, lawyer and partner of Strathmore Law Ltd; Gloria Lai, regional director Asia of the International Drug Policy Consortium; Kajkanit Sakdisubha, founder and director of Taratera Corporation Co Ltd; Michael Feldman, representative from Expara Cannabis Tech Fund; Narubest Sangsawad, head adviser of Cannabis Cultivation Development Project by Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital Foundation; Mahmoud Hanachi, head of Genetics and New Territories at Dutch Passion Seed Company; and Prof Dr Siriwat Wongsiri, Scientific Fellow of the Royal Society of Thailand.

 

The first cannabis startup pitching competition will be held and the Thai-English biannual report on the local, regional and international cannabis market and industry trends, “Elevated Estate Cannabis Report: Introducing Thailand”, will be launched.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377534

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-10-18
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... except everybody is doped out, the word "awareness" doesn't seem appropriate.

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

It is now a real possibility for cannabis to become an essential economic crop of Thailand, driving economic growth while also benefiting the people in terms of research, medicine and recreation.

 

The Thai cannabis market is forecast to be worth US$$661 million (Bt20 billion) in 2024.

Recreation is the magic word.US $661 million in five years that sounds like fun,it also sounds like floodgates opening,it also sounds like a lot more than 6 plants per household!Must be time to order some seeds.

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This is fake news! Everybody can see that. They are mentioning the word cannabis, and Anutin is not in the picture.

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13 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

This is fake news! Everybody can see that. They are mentioning the word cannabis, and Anutin is not in the picture.

I've heard he is busy buying all the local weed and turning into black gold,Texas tea next thing you know old Anutin's a millionaire so he packed up the family and moved to Beverley,Hills that is,swimming pools movie stars.....

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black gold translated in thai is poop soup right ? 

 

i could make better concentrates with my eyes wide shut. 

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2 hours ago, FarFlungFalang said:

I've heard he is busy buying all the local weed and turning into black gold,Texas tea next thing you know old Anutin's a millionaire so he packed up the family and moved to Beverley,Hills that is,swimming pools movie stars.....

 

... I believe that punk is loaded already, stinking rich family if I'm not totally mistaken (which I am once in a while) ...

 

Anyway, thinking what they are brewing up there from untested Lao brickweed isn't much short of criminal imho ... i mean selling the resulting oil as 'medicine'.
If one smokes that pressed Snickelfritz voluntarily, well so be it ... but using it on the medical track certainly ain't ok.

 

Instead of that chick busted on the hellish amout of a whole g these jokers should be in jail really ...

 

Plus yes, he's effectively sucking dry the otherwise well established market ... wonka!

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18 hours ago, the guest said:

... except everybody is doped out, the word "awareness" doesn't seem appropriate.

Sounds like an Alcoholic Pot Hater

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I stand to be corrected but the market is already sown up by Americans, Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders.

Refer Paddy Gower Documentary on the American cannabis Industry. 

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