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Civilized Takes Center Stage at CannaTech Global Cannabis Conference in Panama

Publisher Derek Riedle In Fireside Talk with CannaTech Global CEO at First-Ever Latin American Event

Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2018) – Serial entrepreneur and authority on modern cannabis culture Derek Riedle will speak with CannaTech Global Founder and CEO Saul Kaye in a fireside discussion at CannaTech Global in Panama on Feb 13. The two will be discussing stigmatization and the role media can play in erasing outdated stereotypes. CannaTech brings together world leaders in the fields of science, medicine, finance, agri-tech, innovation and government policy with a singular focus on medicinal cannabis. Hundreds of attendees are expected at the Panama summit, the first ever held in Latin America.

“The laws across Latin America, in places like Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Peru, are changing from a ban on cannabis to the legalization of medical cannabis,” says Derek Riedle, Publisher of Civilized. “As the industry becomes legitimized, more work needs to be done to get programs that support medical cannabis up and running faster and more effectively. There’s an opportunity to get it right as it rolls out in more places.”

Because of its geographical placement, tax regulations and longstanding position as a major throughway for international trade, Panama is poised to be the center of the Latin American cannabis industry. The cannabis industry in Latin America is projected to reach $12B within the next 10 years as legalization of medical cannabis takes hold across the region and worldwide.

About Civilized Worldwide Inc.:

Civilized is a leading media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Reaching more than 4 million monthly visitors, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly. Other verticals include Civilized Studios, a video network available to 100+ million viewers that fills the void of broadcast quality video and original series in the cannabis space, and Civilized Events, exclusive branded experiences for both the cannabis industry and consumers – from intimate dinner parties to large-scale events like the second annual World Cannabis Congress taking place June 16-18, 2019. For more information, visit

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