John Veit is an American journalist specializing in cannabis regulation and international drug enforcement. He has written articles and produced videos for High Times, Cannabis Now, Vice, Cáñamo, ABC News and Wall St. Journal Television. Recently, John spent three years in Humboldt County, California working on cannabis farms and extraction labs while completing a master’s thesis exploring the relationship between prisons and climate change. For two years, he toured the US running business seminars for cannabis entrepreneurs, focusing his energy in states where legalization was just beginning. While John is an advocate for cannabis legalization, he prefers to promote botanical literacy more generally. At CannaTech Cape Town, John will explain how cannabis regulations often promote the plant’s stigmatization, marginalize communities, and cause environmental harm.