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Officially less than a week to go till Africa’s biggest cannabis event

The official countdown clock has been set in motion at the Sandton Convention from November 24 to 26 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

The three-day trade and consumer exhibition brings together thousands of cannabis industry professionals, investors and entrepreneurs from all around the world to explore the latest innovations, trends and business opportunities in the ever flourishing cannabis industry.

According to organisers, this year promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet, with over 200 exhibitors featuring over 1000 cannabis products, and a jam-packed program of talks and workshops.

The event is chock-full of stimulating activities ranging from interactive presentations, panel discussions to networking opportunities, and the biggest array of cannabis products and services.

This year’s event will also feature The Freedom Festival hosting bands, artists and DJs performing throughout the duration of the expo, along with The Cannabis Food Market providing a whole range of mouth-watering goodies.

The Convention Stage

This stage will feature a wide array of global industry leaders and local government representatives from across the region taking part in moderated panel discussions every hour on Friday covering topics such as Cannabis and Women’s Health  as well as The Elephant in the room  –  The Cannabis Grow Club.

Cannabis enthusiasts will have the chance to listen to the latest trends in cannabis-related topics that cover a potpourri of rousing topics relating to health, agriculture, legislation, finance and more.

On Saturday and Sunday, attendees can attend informative talks and presentations featuring a good mix of topics with high-level industry experts every half-hour with Q&A sessions.

The cannabis industry has grown exponentially in South Africa since legalisation of recreational marijuana use in September 2018, bringing more jobs to otherwise struggling local economies.

The Cannabis Food Market

The more curious guests will get can also enjoy cannabis-infused meals, treats and drinks at the Cannabis Food Market. With a wide range of cannabis-infused munchies and drinks on offer, visitors can choose to indulge and treat their palates while enjoying a cannabidiol buzz.

The Freedom Festival:

Dubbed the ultimate event for cannabis enthusiasts for a good reason, the stage boasts a lively and vibrant outdoor festival environment where visitors, delegates and exhibitors congregate throughout the entire run of the festival. The Freedom Festival includes a Festival Stage hosting popular bands, artists and DJs throughout the event.

Blaze Legally In The Heart Of Sandton

This exclusive private space is made possible by The Green Side. Here, visitors can legally enjoy THC cannabis products in the heart of Sandton. They can take a break from the exhibitor stands and the festival and blaze up a joint or enjoy edibles in a comfortable private space.

“There has never been a better time to get involved in the cannabis industry in South Africa,” says event organiser, Silas Howarth. “This year’s event is an invaluable opportunity to learn about the latest products, trends and regulations and to network with industry leaders and other attendees. And with The Freedom Festival and Cannabis Food Market, it is also a whole lot of fun!”

The local cannabis industry has grown exponentially since South Africa legalised recreational use of marijuana in September 2018, bringing more jobs to otherwise struggling local economies. Likewise, the Cannabis Expo has garnered substantial interest from visitors and delegates alike from various corners of the world.

For those keen to attend the 2023 edition can purchase discounted pre-sales tickets available now online at TheCannabisExpo.co.za starting at R150.00.

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