SupplySide West, the world’s largest expo gathering ingredient suppliers and finished product manufacturers, announced the addition of the Agricultural Hemp Summit: CBD and the Hemp Revolution, during their annual trade show, Oct. 6 to 10 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. This makes SupplySide West the first trade show in the United States to feature education focused on the development of cannabis-based products.
The summit is sponsored by CannaVest, and will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 10. This half-day summit will be dedicated to the following topics: A New Age For Hemp, The Biochemistry of Cannabinoids, Medical Application for Cannabidiol and the Compelling Value of CBD.
Advances in the status of hemp and its derivatives open up a broad range of business possibilities for non-psychoactive ingredients, particularly CBD, with its multiple mechanisms of action to support human and animal health.
“Changes on a global basis—and particularly in the United States—around the agricultural production of hemp are opening up great opportunities for producers of unique bioactives and finished products. This in-depth summit will be one of the first in this industry to explore the agricultural and regulatory considerations; the biochemistry, science and medical applications for cannabinoids, particularly CBD, and the potential ahead in this burgeoning market,” said Heather Granato, vice president of content, Health & Nutrition Network for Virgo.