World Cannabis Congress Ignites Conversations Around Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Research and Emerging Trends In The Cannabis Industry

Saint John, NB (June 18, 2019) – The second annual World Cannabis Congress closes Day Two today, building new insights and fresh perspectives on the evolving cannabis industry sparked during Day One. The event concludes today with a keynote presentation from global icon Martha Stewart, industry titan Bruce Linton and media entrepreneur Derek Riedle.

Today will also host ten sessions that will explore global cannabis research, growing mainstream partnerships and an in-depth look at corporate social responsibility practices within the industry.  

“It’s an incredible feeling to look around the room and see industry leaders from around the globe, gathered together in Saint John, New Brunswick,” says Derek Riedle, Founder and Publisher of Civilized. “We have the industry’s top talent representing countries such as Australia, Israel, the UK, the U.S., and more. This is proof of how far the industry has come and how far our reach now extends. Our work is far from over, but witnessing the ground-breaking work and new connections being made here is incredible.”

“Hosting the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John for the second consecutive year helps to position New Brunswick as a global cannabis knowledge centre and shows stakeholders from around the world that our city and our region are open for business on cannabis-related ventures,” said Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John – Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). “I am pleased that the Government of Canada, through ACOA's Regional Economic Growth through Innovation Program, contributed funding to help bring this Congress together, recognizing the role this industry will play in our shared economic future.”

The second and final day follows the launch of the first-ever Research Day, which gathered research leaders from New Brunswick and around the world to discuss the need for a global cannabis research network, and keynote Ken Weisbrod from Shoppers Drug Mart.  


The World Cannabis Congress:

The World Cannabis Congress, presented by Civilized, brings together the world’s most influential executives, researchers, investors and thought leaders to exchange views on business, innovation and policy development in the rapidly evolving global cannabis industry. Established in 2018, the conversations and connections made at Congress are vital to the advancement and de-stigmatization of cannabis in modern culture worldwide. For more information, visit:

About Civilized Worldwide Inc.:

Civilized is the leading lifestyle brand and media company that connects millions of cannabis consumers, influencers and the canna-curious with both niche and mainstream content, events and experiences, and fashion. With operations in both Canada and the United States, Civilized creates original, premium digital content, television and podcasts; builds brands; and creates and produces world-class events and experiences for B2B and B2C audiences. Founded by Derek Riedle, Civilized is fast becoming the partner of choice for mainstream brands, and the cultural authority on the exploding global cannabis space. For more information, visit

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