Three more cannabis-related conferences have been canceled or postponed, including this month’s massive South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, because of the... Coronavirus thwarts plans for SXSW, two more cannabis events

Three more cannabis-related conferences have been canceled or postponed, including this month’s massive South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition to SXSW, which had a cannabis business track that included speakers from Marijuana Business Daily and Hemp Industry Daily, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) postponed indefinitely the upcoming Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress that was scheduled for April 14-15 in Portland, Oregon; and the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin has been moved from early April to July.

The cancellation of SXSW could put pressure on other cannabis industry-related event organizers to follow suit.

The city of Austin made the decision to cancel SXSW, which was slated for March 13-22.

Organizers are exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience for 2020 participants as soon as possible, according to the event’s website.

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