Jamaica’s Shaw, Seiveright for Canada Cannabis Investment Summit

Reducing barriers and finding ways to bridge the legal cannabis trade between Canada and the Caribbean will be one of the key areas of focus at a CanEx Investment Summit, to be held on Thursday, November 28, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Canada.

Some of the most influential voices in the regional trade, including Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw; St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Industry and Labour, Saboto S. Caesar; Senior Advisor to the Jamaican government and Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Delano Seiveright and Managing Partner for Grow Capital, Rajat Khanna, Chief Executive Officer of Green Stripe Naturals Ltd, Wayne Isaacs, and President and Co-Founder of Ridgetop Lighting, Stephane Toupin, have been confirmed as speakers. 

Speakers will examine ways to bridge the trade between Canada and the Caribbean and investment opportunities for the legal cannabis trade in the region. 

The summit comes just a week following the United States of America Congressional Judiciary Committee approving a landmark bill that would decriminalize and tax marijuana on the federal level⁠ representing yet another significant step in global cannabis liberalisation efforts.

The CanEx Investment Summit Toronto is the latest in a series of investment summits hosted by CanEx this year. Cannabis Investment Summits were also held in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands. 

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Douglas K. Gordon, founder of CanEx Jamaica, the premier business-to-business conference in Latin America and the Caribbean, noted that this presents a golden opportunity for individuals and companies seeking to invest in the industry to learn more.

“Some of the most influential figures in the global cannabis industry have already demonstrated their confidence in the Caribbean’s ability to create an effective cannabis trade,” said Gordon, adding that Bruce Linton, co-founder of Canopy Growth,  and Cam Battley, Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Cannabis, two of the largest legal global cannabis companies, have attended CanEx Jamaica. 

“The CanEx Investment Summit Toronto is an expansion of that relationship that has been formed between Canadian and Caribbean interests, and we see this as an opportunity to increase the knowledge of the numerous opportunities for growth and investment in the cannabis industry,” said Gordon.

The summit will also present business leaders, investors, cultivators, scientists, manufacturers and other potential stakeholders with a platform to explore the global marketplace.

Earlier this year, St. Vincent and the Grenadines issued its first cultivation licences for the production of medicinal marijuana, and Barbados and the Cayman Islands have also signalled their intent to expand their interests in the cannabis market.