Spannabis

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Spannabis

Every year, Barcelona becomes a home of Europe’s biggest cannabis event – Spannabis. It has been the pride of Spain ever since 2002.

This event is a perfect opportunity for cannabis lovers to find all sorts of products related to the hemp plant. People can also learn all about hemp’s industrial uses, such as cosmetics, footwear, textiles, building materials, food, crops, bonds, seeds, farming systems, etc.

But visitors can also learn everything there is to know about its recreational consumption as well, and its use as phytotherapy.

The Spannabis agenda usually includes lectures that are given during the conference. Here professionals come to discuss topics such as hemp’s medicinal use while also shining light upon researches on its active ingredients, cultivation and consumption, and risk reduction.

Spannabis’ history dates back in early 2001 when a group of Spanish businessmen decided to do what other hemp-based fairs in Europe were already doing. They needed months to find the site to host this type of event, and they also required political support. This event would be controversial, as it was based on a very controversial plant, so the organizers tried to do all it takes to avoid facing any negative consequences.

The time finally came, and the first Spannabis was held in 2002 at the Palau Sant Jordi. The second edition of Spannabis was held at the Fira de Cornellá. This site became a regular, and it is used for Spannabis to this day.

However, this fair did face some unwanted backlash. Back in 2011, Italian politicians protested against the celebration of Spannabis, and they also attacked the Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero.

Luckily, good fate follows this fair. During the following editions, Spannabis was consolidated, and the exhibition space has been extended to reach 13,000 m2 until 2015, and in 2017 it was expanded to reach 18,000 m2. There were 35,000 visitors in 2014 and 30,000 visitors in 2017 and 2018.

Last year, there were 282 companies represented, and the 6th edition of the World Cannabis Conferences took place on Cannabis in 2019.

This year, on 13th, 14th, and 15th of March, Spannabis celebrates seventeen years of culture and innovation in the cannabis industry, hand in hand with the most leading brands of the moment. 2020 will bring big names to perform on Spannabis.

So get ready for Hidro, Shakti Alliance, Golfo de Guinea, Barbass Sound, Tribade, Sharin Skank, Purple Rockets Paula Bu, Kandee, Full Spectrum selectors, African Warriors, 420 Backyard Battle, Suka, Karlixx, DJ Rambla and Women Soldier w/ Awa Fall, Matah, Belén Natalí & High Paw feat Chalar58.

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