Cannabis comes to Davos, sharing spotlight with global elites

Despite cannabis taking centre stage at Davos, obstacles remain
Luxembourg Times / Bloomberg (Luxembourg)
Monday, January 28, 2019

If more proof was needed that cannabis is becoming accepted by the world’s financial and political elite, what better place to find it than at the Swiss ski resort of Davos? While the usual cadre of billionaires, politicians and bankers debated the hot topics of the day (China, Brexit, trade), there was Bruce Linton of Canopy Growth Inc. extolling the virtues of legal pot with a Congolese Queen. And over at the Canada Cannabis House Pavilion - a rented bar in Davos - Anthony Scaramucci (best known for his 11-day stint as White House communications director) interviewed former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Barak, chairman of medical marijuana company InterCure , was speaking a week before Israel's cabinet is expected to approve medical cannabis exports.