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First-Ever World Cannabis Congress Coming to New Brunswick

The first-ever World Cannabis Congress is coming to Saint John, New Brunswick in 2018, it was announced this week.

“This event will be unlike any other in the cannabis industry. Sessions will be delivered by the industry’s most respected scientists, tech leaders, policy makers and business people, in addition to top leaders from other industries,” said Derek Riedle, publisher of Civilized and Co-Chair of the World Cannabis Congress.

“We are limiting ticket sales to create an intimate environment, so if you’re serious about the cannabis industry, you won’t want to miss this event.”

The World Cannabis Congress has received federal funding, provincial sponsorship and secured cannabis industry and mainstream corporate sponsors. Civilized is co-hosting this event with the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce.

“The Government of New Brunswick is proud to be hosting the inaugural event in New Brunswick,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. “New Brunswick has shown you can prioritize health, safety and corporate social responsibility while taking full advantage of the many economic opportunities offered by the legalization of recreational cannabis on an international level.”

The invitation-only event will be co-chaired by Opportunities New Brunswick CEO, Stephen Lund, and will take place at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, June 10-12, 2018. Major topics of discussion include global cannabis innovation, enhancing business practices and advancing policy reform.

The event is expected to attract 350+ delegates from around the world, including representation from Germany, Israel, Spain, U.K., United States and Uruguay, among others. While there will be a heavy focus on premium content that will educate and inspire delegates, there will also be plenty of time in the event schedule for networking, business match-making, collaborative discussions and social events.

Registration is now open, with a limited quantity of Early Bird Tickets available. To request an invitation or to learn more about the event, visit