International Cannabis
Policy Conference
Vienna 2018



December 5-6-7th 2018, the UN Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND), the only United Nations body dealing with Cannabis policy, will receive the final scheduling recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on cannabidiol (40th ECDD) and cannabis in all forms (41st ECDD). These recommendations will be presented to the 187 Member States at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

This CND gathering will be the final global meeting before the High-Level UN Session on drug policy (March 2019) where new Cannabis Treaty scheduling and the 2019-2029 plan of action will be voted by the Countries. These decisions will offer opportunities for countries to develop innovative policies and new market perspectives.

The International Cannabis Policy Conference, December 7-9th 2018 is the last opportunity for external inputs from key stakeholders: researchers, NGOs, students, public officials, policymakers, private sector businesses, investors, and all other interested parties – on this very crucial issue.

Besides scheduling controls, this event presents the contribution of cannabis & industrial hemp markets and products innovations relevant to the achievements of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global framework for sustainable societies.

The International Cannabis Policy Conference includes sessions with top research, industry and policy leaders and an exposition hall showcasing related food, products and services. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the future of international cannabis policy right where changes happen.

For years, the team of FAAAT think & do tank has served as a global platform for the debate and elaboration of innovative proposals to upgrade Cannabis policies and practices. Our work at the WHO level has been a landmark, hopefully resulting in the Treaty descheduling to happen soon.

This is the right time to show up! Things are changing rapidly (may it be in Austria, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Jamaica, Germany, UK or Colombia…) and the future is being built now.

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The organizators

Meet our interdiscplinary team with big ideas and the will power to help our community and industry succeed. Driven by ideals, guided by strategy and research, we are highly motivated and full of spirit. Monday to Sunday, January to December, by day and by night.
FAAAT think & do tank
ICACO Association

David Karl Rosse

Chief Event Coordinator
ICACO Assoc. President/ Founder
Diplom Event Manager ESB,

David is an truly cannabis advocate by heart. Born and raised in Vienna, he has been organizing for 10 years the famous “Hanf Wandertag”, and founded the Austrian Hemp Association (ÖHV) in 2012. David is now Event coordinator.
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Farid Ghehiouèche

Deputy Event Coordinator
Head of advocacy, FAAAT

Hana Gabrielová

Partnership Manager

Hana Gabrielová graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia. Between 2010-2012 she was organizing the professional conference at Cannafest in Prague. Since september 2010, she is working as a managing director of Hempoint Ltd.

Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli

Member of the Conference Committee
Head of research, FAAAT

Michael Krawitz

Member of the Conference Committee

Simon Anderfuhren-Biget, PhD

Member of the Conference Committee

Simon is an independent social sciences researcher and consultant affiliated to the Institute of Sociological Research (University of Geneva). Doctor in political sciences, sociologist, specialist in public management, since 2015 his research focuses on Cannabis, pioneering advocacy in Switzerland.

Bianca Zacha

Conference Art Director
Co. President Austrian Hemp Assoc./ÖHV
Co. Founder ICACO Assoc.

Bianca graduated the professional school of agriculture and is a trained instructor for horse back-riding. Further she is an outstanding Vienna artist, working as designer and graffiti painter. In 2017 she graduated as Print Graphic Designer. Bianca is responsible for our print and web design.

Some background of our precedent work and events


Three 2-minutes interviews of key policy-makers, UN officials and NGO representatives


Involving broad stakeholders for a comprehensive reform.


Human Rights and the Drug Control System: hierarchy of norms & flexibility for Member States.

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The Conference Committee

This committee of International Cannabis Experts supervises the content and program of the International Cannabis Policy Conference 2018. Inter alia, they recruit invited speakers, finalize the scientific program schedule, review and select oral abstract presentations.

The stage is yours.


Our dedicated team is looking forward to hearing from you.
This is a must-do event for anyone interested or involved in cannabis policies and the emerging cannabis industry.
FAAAT think & do tank Vienna office (ICACO Association):
Johann Gottek Gasse 18 | 1230 Vienna | Austria
+43 (0)650 775 88 99 |

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