G. Boutaris: “To decriminalize the use of cannabis”
For the first time, Thessaloniki hosts the International Cannabis Exhibition. The event will last until Sunday evening and about 70 exhibitors present their products. Pharmaceutical preparations, food items, clothing, cosmetics, atomizers, seeds, building materials, agricultural and industrial equipment and applications are some of the products that the visitor can find in the exhibition hosted at the Porto Palace Hotel.
The aim is also to bring patients into contact with each other, as well as the projects already operating in Greece with the companies that are pioneering abroad, in order to exchange ideas, views and know-how”, according to the announcement of the organizers.
The Deputy Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, Katerina Notopoulou, and the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, toured the exhibition premises today, who in his statements stressed that he is in favour of the decriminalization of cannabis for recreational reasons as well.
The programme of the Exhibition
17:00 – 18:00 Vangelis Matrakas (Industrial Hemp Grower–KANNEVIA) “Multipurpose cannabis Sativa L the plant of global sustainable evolution”
18:00 – 19:00 Presentation of cannabis business school & the 1st cycle of educational workshops on “Industrial hemp flowers: Cultivation – Processing – Products – Market” (Leonardo Brunzini – Agronomist / Easy Joint, Krista Pappas – Kannabishop)
19:00 – 20:00 “The Cannaburg of Thessaloniki and the forgotten history of cannabis in Greece” Argyris Mountzouris (the Museum of Cannabis)
20:00 – 21:00 Konstantinos Syros (President of the association “Patients for the use of medicinal cannabis) – “Patients need their medicine”.
16:00 – 17:00 “The cultivation of Cannabis and its application in different ecosystems”. Dimitris Geronikos Agronomist MSc.
17:00 – 18:00 “The Industrial Hemp Industry, applications and challenges”.
Dr. Spyros Byzantinopoulos, Former General Manager of the National Technical University of Athens and Regular Researcher of ELGO-DIMITRA
18:00 – 19:00 “The role of ELGO DIMITRA in the development of cannabis cultivation in Greece” Dr. Eleni Tsaliki and Dr. Apostolos Kalyvas. Hellenic Agricultural Organization DIMITRA, Institute of Genetic Improvement and Plant Genetic Resources
19:00 – 20:00 “Industrial hemp in Greece: 3 years of cultivation experience – Possibilities & prospects” (Krista Pappas, KANNABISHOP)
20:00 – 21:00 Giorgis Economopoulos (Neurologist-Psychiatrist) – “The therapeutic value of cannabis”
16:00 – 17:00 Jackie Poitras (MAMAKA club), Simos Dalkyriadis and Solon Tazoglou (First social cannabis club of Thessaloniki) “Understanding the medical use of cannabis”
17:00 – 18:00 “Hellamco S.A. Scientific Equipment for Cultivation, Processing, Cannabis Quality Control”
Giannis Prionistis | Chemist | Director of the Sector of Northern Greece
18:00 – 19:00 “Hybrid Grow House Solutions for Energy-Efficient Cannabis Growing”
Chris Uhlig | Strategy | Ceres Greenhouse Solutions® Colorado USA
19:00 – 20:00 Paraskevas Arseniou
Doctor, specialist pathologist, homeopathic, scientific associate of The Hemp Way.
“What is cannabidiol (CBD)?”
20:00 – 21:00 “The green wave: International trends and models of legislation on cannabis”
Andreas Vassiliou – Political Scientist-Activist