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CannX: Virtual hemp conference will open its digital doors at the end of October

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Written by Gunnar R.

Conferences and trade fairs are among the events in the corona year 2020 that have been most affected by the restrictions. In the international hemp industry practically all attendance events have also been cancelled. Nevertheless, traders, experts, producers and visitors do not have to miss out on a lively exchange of information. The renowned CannX event, for example, will take place in virtual form at the end of October. An exciting programme with many speakers, entrepreneurs and scientists awaits the digital participants. The event is well- established as a meeting which lasts several days, where the participants meet at eye level, exchange the latest trends and developments on the market as well as scientific news. And a special birthday is also on the agenda. 

This year’s CannX will definitely have two special features: Firstly, it will take place completely in digital space for the first time – unfortunately, anything but voluntarily. The reason for this is the corona pandemic. Then the event, which will take place from 26 – 28 October 2020, will celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the most renowned cannabis researchers worldwide. With his research, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam is regarded as one of the pioneers of today’s handling and knowledge of the medicinal plant, which has been known about for thousands of years. The Israeli has thereby not least decisively improved the lives of many people who rely on hemp products as an active ingredient. 

Main location of the virtual congress is Tel Aviv 

Although it is a virtual congress, there is a main venue where the key players will come together and speak to participants via the internet. The centre of this CannX is Tel Aviv, and despite all the regret that the corona crisis makes it impossible to meet in person this year, the digital format will also present a very decisive advantage: the entire event is being recorded and is available to everyone. This means if you don’t have time at the end of October, you don’t have to miss out on the varied programme. In addition to the contacts between users, traders and producers, the scientific exchange is of particular importance. The accreditation of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) ensures that only sound information is shared. All information is therefore scientifically evaluated. 

Conference increases transparency in the international hemp market 

CannaTrust, itself a media partner of many hemp events, has been committed to decriminalisation and a more transparent handling of cannabis since 2019. The importance of events like CannX can therefore not be overestimated. Especially an exchange among scientists, like Prof. Raphael Mechoulam and his colleagues, suggests even to people who are critical, that hemp should by no means be put into the dark corner. A medically and politically well-founded dialogue has long been taking place. One of the aims of the virtual CannX 2020 is to further promote this dialogue. Registrations can be accepted via the event’s website

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About the author

Gunnar R.

Gunnar R.

Gunnar has been with CannaTrust from the beginning. Within the team he is know for his enthusiasm for cannabis and CBD. As a business journalist Gunnar has been writing for renowned media such as Stern, Spiegel or 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung'. Additionally, he has been part of a large medical encyclopedia project and therefore has an extensive knowledge about medical devices.