The SXSW 2019 Festival and Conference steps into America’s cannabis future this year. The show opened in Austin, Texas on March 8 and will run through Saturday, March 16. The show’s Cannibusiness track starts on Thursday, the 14th and visitors will be offered three days of insight and debate among cannabis experts, political advocates, scientists, and entrepreneurs. This is the festival’s first journey into the cannabis world and the whole thing is being sponsored by Leaffly.
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There are a number of cannabis events going on, from discussion groups to a number of keynote speakers in advertising, technology and one particularly interesting event taking place on Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time called Females in Cannabis Meet Up. Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the United States and has the highest percentage of female executives, compared to all other industries. Cannabis Feminist is a digital community built on the belief that cannabis will be the first billion-dollar industry run by women. This Cannabis Feminism Meet Up celebrates female entrepreneurship in the budding cannabis industry and inspires connection and future collaboration in the global cannabis community. CBD is in the news and there will be a Cannabusiness panel discussion on CBD‚Äôs current regulatory status, as well as what‚Äôs next for this popular cannabis derivative. This meeting is being held on Thursday from 5-6 p.n.
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Fun and Gamers and health at SXSW For those visitors who have worked up a thirst, guests will be tempted to try CBD-infused Moscow mules, old fashioneds, or gin and tonics, all available for a taste right before a group yoga class led by L.A.-based yoga instructor and founder of NamastShay, Shayla Quinn. This event is CBD brand Medterra’s way of introducing the public to ways that CBD can be woven into an everyday lifestyle. “There is still a lot of confusion about CBD. People ask all the time, ‚ÄėIs this legal,‚Äô Will this get me high,‚Äô ‚ÄėCan I use this every day,‚Äô so we see this as an educational opportunity,‚ÄĚ said Medterra CBD CEO Jay Hartenbach.