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Talman Group Co-Founder Alex Rogers Presenting To Slovenia’s National Council

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Alex Rogers, owner and CEO of the International Cannabis Business Conference and co-founder of the Talman Group, is presenting to Slovenia’s National Council next week on Friday, February 16th, at 10 am. Rogers will be joined by several other leading policy and science experts at the conference, which is titled, “New Discoveries and Opportunities for Cannabis
Use in Medicine and Industry.”

Slovenia’s National Council is, according to its website, “the representative body for social, economic, professional and local interests. In terms of state functions performed by state authorities, the National Council cannot be considered to be vested with legislative, executive or judicial powers.”

A coalition of advocates led by the Talman Group is working diligently to educate Slovenia’s government about the benefits of modernizing the nation’s outdated cannabis policies and regulations, including benefits specific to boosting public health and economic outcomes. Below is more information about the upcoming National Council conference in Slovenia:

New discoveries and opportunities for cannabis use: Conference in the National Council on the emerging hemp industry

The Association of Cancer Patients of Slovenia and the National Council invite you to a professional conference titled “New Discoveries and Opportunities for Cannabis Use in Medicine and Industry” on Friday, February 16, at 10 a.m. The conference will be held in the hall of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia at Šubičeva 4 in Ljubljana.

At the beginning of its term, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia prioritized the legalization of medical cannabis use and the adoption of necessary subordinate legislation for its cultivation, processing, and controlled medical use. However, current legislation does not fully exploit the potential of cannabis in industry and medicine and even partially restricts it. Experiences from abroad show that cannabis enables the production of key industrial products with innovative processing methods. Specific cannabis strains have proven beneficial in agriculture and ecology, particularly in phytoremediation, which is important for combating climate change.

The aim of the discussion in the National Council is to highlight key information on the progress of cannabis use in pharmacy and medicine and to emphasize its utility in industry while highlighting the importance of developing science, research, innovations, and appropriate business infrastructure for knowledge transfer into high-value products, which would stimulate the economy and bring benefits to healthcare, agriculture, and industry.

The increasingly relevant topic and opportunities presented by the cannabis industry for Slovenia will be discussed by the President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, Marko Lotrič; the President of the Association of Cancer Patients of Slovenia, Ana Žličar; the Health Secretary in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Metka Paragi; the Head of the Scientific Research Department of the Engineering Academy of Slovenia, Prof. Dr. Tamara Lah Turnšek; the Director-General of the Public Health Directorate, Vesna Marinko; the State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Tourism and Sport, Matjaž Frangež; and the State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Dr. Blaž Germšek.

Following the introductory addresses, professional presentations will be held by experts from various interdisciplinary fields. The event program is attached to this message.

Confirmation of attendance at the event is desired by sending an email to by Thursday, February 15, 2024, by 10:00 a.m. The number of applications is limited.

All interested parties will be able to follow the event live at, and the recording will also be available on the National Council’s website.