Cape Town hosts first CannaTech summit

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Cannabis business leaders, scientists, technology experts and influencers will gather at the first CannaTech Cape Town summit from Sunday November 24 until Tuesday November 26 at the Lookout at the V&A Waterfront.

CannaTech Cape Town will bring together industry leaders from across Africa and around the world known
for their significant and ground-breaking contributions to the global medical cannabis market in all fields. Summit
will cover the most current industry topics, including agricultural tech
and innovation, business and finance, policy and regulation, science and medicine.

Saul Kaye, founder and CEO of CannaTech and iCAN: Israel-Cannabis, said: “Africa is on the verge of a green revolution. The continent has a major opportunity to participate in this burgeoning global industry and, in turn, help patients in need around the world.

“The fact that leading industry figures and scientists from America, Canada, Israel, Europe, South America and Australia will participate in the summit is testament to this understanding.

“As someone born in South Africa, I could not be prouder to bring CannaTech to Cape Town.”

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