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Deep Dive: The high hopes of the cannabis tech industry

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According to analysts, the cannabis industry in Asia alone could be worth a whopping US$12.5 billion in 2024.  That number has spawned a number of startups who are hungry for a share of the potential pie. But whether the region is in for a “green gold rush” depends on several factors, the biggest one being that a lot more countries will need to follow Thailand’s lead in legalizing cannabis, even if just for medical use. On this month’s Deep Dive, Tech in Asia’s Joseph Gan discusses the Asian cannabis tech industry’s latent potential and whether it’s worth betting on. Featured reporter: Joseph Gan, a Tech in Asia reporter based in Singapore Essential reading: Tackling a taboo: Cannabis tech on the rise in Asia Episode Sponsor: This year, the Tech in Asia Conference will explore the tech opportunities presented by the new Golden Age. To adjust to our new reality, we will also be going virtual as we aim to bring you the most relevant insights into four areas: What are the emerging opportunities in the region's golden age Which verticals, companies, and business models are driving new innovation in Asia’s tech scene How the startup world will change in 2021 and beyond How to accelerate your business toward recovery Sign up now at techin.asia/conference20 for 40% off your ticket purchase.


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