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MJ Unpacked Announces Dr. Dedi Meiri as Keynote Speaker

He is working to align cannabis treatments with precise medical needs.

Mj Unpacked
MJ Unpacked

MJ Unpacked, a cannabis event open exclusively to cannabis industry operators and investors, today announced Dedi Meiri, Ph.D. as the keynote speaker for its upcoming event at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, from April 9 to 11, 2024. The event will address critical industry topics, including cannabis rescheduling, the evolution of hemp-derived cannabinoids, and the imperative of community engagement in cannabis research.

Dr. Dedi Meiri.Dr. Dedi Meiri.MJ UnpackedScheduled for Tuesday, April 9, Dr. Meiri's keynote will spotlight the transformative potential of cannabis research. An Associate Professor at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Dr. Meiri is at the forefront of exploring the therapeutic applications of cannabinoids, with a notable focus on cancer, epilepsy and diabetes. His work, supported by a team of 44 researchers, seeks to align cannabis treatments with precise medical needs, contributing significantly to the global understanding of cannabis' benefits.

MJ Unpacked's Science Track will also feature panels such as "The Future of Cannabis Research," "The Rise of Minor Cannabinoids" and "Inclusive Insights: Prioritizing the Role of Community Engagement in Cannabis Research." The sessions will host distinguished researchers, including Dr. Anna Schwabe, Dr. Miyabe Shields, Dr. Riley Kirk and others who will delve into the latest discoveries and innovations shaping the industry.

George Jage, co-founder and CEO of MJ Unpacked, said, "Cannabis research is critical to our industry as a plant-based medicine and on the verge of potentially exploding if cannabis is rescheduled. Unfortunately the science community is disconnected with the brands, growers and decision-makers who can not only apply the research into the market, but fund its continued discovery."

Amidst the ongoing dialogue on cannabis reform, highlighted by President Biden's call for a cabinet-level review of cannabis' federal classification and advocating for no incarceration over cannabis possession, MJ Unpacked stands as a platform for discussing the implications of these potential regulatory changes. The event will navigate the complex landscape of hemp-derived cannabinoids, such as Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC, underscoring the industry's dynamic nature.

In addition to science-focused discussions, MJ Unpacked will spotlight investment opportunities through the "VC Mega Panel: Whose Got Money and Where It's Going." Taking place on Tuesday, April 9, the panel will feature leading funds including Entourage Effect Capital, Delta Emerald Ventures, Poseidon Garden Fund and Merida Capital, offering insights into the current and future state of cannabis financing.

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