First Wednesday Report @ The Hemp Club

First Wednesdays sponsored by BLUME BLUME, Europe’s first cannabis recruitment consultancy, designed solely to align talent within the legal cannabis industry

The event was hosted and organized by Hanway Assiociates at the Institute of Directors in the Nash Room. This exquisite large room allowed them to both accommodate their growing network, and feature insightful panels of experts and leaders in the European (and global) cannabis space.

This Grade I-listed building, opened in 1828, was designed by John Nash for the United Service Club. It has been home to the Institute of Directors since 1978.

The Hemp Club’s Youtube Channel:


A Career in Cannabis:

*Jasmin Thomas:Founder of Ohana CBD

* Daniel Fryer: Director of European Business Development at MPX Bioceuticals

* Chandni Hindocha: Research Fellow at UCL

* Scarlett Furlong: Policy Advisor at Volteface

* Sam Lewis: CFO of Hanway Associates (chair)

The Cannabis Opportunity:

~ Spiros Malandrakis: Head of Drinks Research at Euromonitor

~ Diane Scott: CEO of Jamaican Medical Cannabis Collective

~ Tristan Gervais: Head of European Cannabis Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity

~ George McBride: CEO of Hanway Associates (chair)


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