With 40+ years in the medical cannabis movement I have a long memory of “how it used to be.” And before you dismiss that statement with an “Okay Boomer,” consider a world of cannabis reform where there were just 2-3 conferences a year, attended by a regular crowd of 100-150 individuals which was an odd mix of those who had been arrested and lawyers who wanted to defend them plus the few altruistic souls who knew things were wrong and wanted change. Sounds rather sparse, doesn’t it?
Today there are cannabis conferences galore, on nearly every continent. And cannabis reform/industry has been quick to embrace online education and even virtual conferencing. My friend Justin Kander recently brought LabRoots to my attention. On March 25, 2020, LabRoots will hold its 3rd Annual 2020 Cannabis Sciences Virtual Event. According to the LabRoot website “Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event. The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.”
Major topics include: Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Updates, Quality Control, Regulatory Landscape Beyond the US, Evolving Laboratory Landscape, Hemp Science and Testing, and Advancements in Cultivation and Extraction Methods.
Numerous speakers have already been announced and Justin is helping out the organizing committee and tells me there is still time to submit a presentation proposal. The virtual conference will even have a poster section so dust off those previous presentations and submit them to LabRoot. For those who have something to say but no funds to travel to cannabis conferences LabRoot is offering a chance to get a nice entry on the resume. And, there are even continuing education units (CEUs) available for some sessions.
If you are interested please contact Justin at: email@example.com