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Eric J. Mathur

Eric currently serves as the Chief Science Officer for TILT Holdings, a vertically-integrated infrastructure and technology cannabis company. In this role, Eric oversees the company’s efforts on cannabis molecular breeding in order to tailor defined chemical profiles for specific medical applications. Eric’s career spans over 35 years in basic and applied biotechnology. He previously worked […]

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Land of Opportunity for Hemp and Cannabis Ancillary Businesses

Marijuana and hemp legalization have created immense opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors to start businesses and generate wealth, and not just for those who have the risk tolerance and access to capital needed to enter the plant-touching side of the industry. Some of the most profitable companies in the cannabis industry don’t touch the plant […]

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Balancing Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line

Being a good corporate citizen is a good business practice. The newly emerging cannabis industry has the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and establish best practices for good corporate citizenship – be it giving back to the community, sustainability or some other issue. This can seem daunting to some businesses that may see […]

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Asia and Oceania’s Markets

Even with a modest number of patients, Australia represents one of the largest medical cannabis markets outside North America. Meanwhile, New Zealanders will decide in the 2020 election whether to legalize recreational marijuana, several Asian countries are developing their medical cannabis frameworks, and China could become the hemp powerhouse of the world. You’ll get insights […]

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Opportunities in Africa

In the past few years, the southern Africa countries of Lesotho and Zimbabwe saw opportunities in the international cannabis markets, and now they are preparing to export. You’ll get insights on: How the licensing systems work in these two countries. Why investors and companies should be excited about African countries becoming suppliers of medical cannabis. […]

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The Right Approach: Entering the American Cannabis Market

The largest marijuana market in the world, by a wide margin, is the United States. But the American cannabis industry exists on a state-by-state basis, where regulations and business conditions vary significantly by market and opportunities for plant-touching companies can be scarce. This session will provide an overview of the U.S. marijuana market, highlighting the […]

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Best Practices for Post-Merger Integration

Mergers and acquisitions have been changing the face of the global cannabis industry, particularly in North America. The trend is expected to continue. How a deal is structured and executed – including the post-merger integration process – will determine the fate of any merger. In this session, you’ll hear from an industry executive who spearheaded […]

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Update on Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America attracted significant interest during the past couple of years because of the cannabis-production opportunities several countries offer. Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide, Colombia has attracted a majority of foreign investment commitments, and Jamaica has been leading the Caribbean. You’ll get insights on: The current status […]

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