Davide Fortin graduated from the Msc in Advanced Economics and Finance at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) with a focus on the economic impact of the cannabis regulation in Colorado.
In his research, he explored various facets of the legal market including prices, tourism, interstate smuggling, perceived qualities and the composition of demands for both medical and recreational users. He is expanding these topics within his collaboration with CBS, University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Marijuana Policy Group on disparities between medical and recreational market, control devices to monitor the supply channels and estimates of annual consumption.
University of Padova engaged Davide to develop lectures on the economics of cannabis within a certification program for doctors, psychologists and health operators.
He has lectured at numerous cannabis conferences in both Europe and United States, and writes for Italian magazines on the subjects of regulations, business and consumer behavior.
As a consultant, his clients include political interest groups, cannabis social clubs and global leaders in medical cannabis research and production.
His research interests include applied microeconomics, drug policy and health economics. Davide’s future work will investigate the effect of easier access to pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis products on the use of prescription drugs.