Cannabis Innovate aims to provide research and analysis across the three pillars of policy, legislation and technological innovation.
The initiative constitutes a partnership between the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) at Swansea University and Equinox International; with some activities undertaken in collaboration with the Transnational Institute (TNI).
Amidst the rapid expansion of medical cannabis markets around the world, it seeks to operate as a knowledge hub offering clarity and solution-oriented outputs and activities to a range of end-users operating within an increasingly complex commercial and policy environment.
The work of Cannabis Innovate is underpinned by the promotion of ethically sourced and environmentally sustainable medical cannabis from traditional producer countries and the belief that improved access to cannabis for medical use predominantly within the Global North need not lead to the exclusion and continued marginalization of small-scale cannabis farmers within the Global South.
Policy, legislation and technological innovation Promotion of ethically sourced and environmentally sustainable medical cannabis from traditional producer countries
In-depth research and analysis of the policy landscape at sub-national, national, regional and international levels to enhance understanding of an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
Monitoring, cataloguing and examination of cannabis related legislation, highlighting best practice from around the world and assessing options for transnational trade.