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ExpoCannabis Uruguay

December 10, 2016 - December 12, 2016

LATU – Exposición Uruguay

Montevideo

ExpoCannabis Uruguay

Event Details

Saturday – Monday, December 10th – 12th

ExpoCannabis Uruguay

From Uruguay Siembra we are pleased to invite you once again to participate in EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY, third meeting of cannabis and hemp, medicinal, therapeutic and industrial uses. It is originated by the recognition of the potential of the plant and the importance of access to information on the subject. It is based upon the current legal situation in Uruguay, following the approval of the Parliament, with the law 19.172, regulating the cannabis market in the country. This law enables the production and scientific research of hemp and cannabis.

One of the targets of this Regulation is to reduce the risks and harm to promote public health and safety. In this way, EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY will help to create a different culture that will contribute to dismantle drug trafficking. With this law the consumer is guaranteed access to quality substance that will be controlled by the government. The consumers will have access to cannabis by three different ways (self-cultivation, clubs or pharmacies), abandoning the black market. It is therefore intended, in this meeting, to promote spaces that generate information and not to encourage consumption or an irresponsible use of cannabis.

From Uruguay Siembra we are pleased to invite you once again to participate in EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY, third meeting of cannabis and hemp, medicinal, therapeutic and industrial uses. It is originated by the recognition of the potential of the plant and the importance of access to information on the subject. It is based upon the current legal situation in Uruguay, following the approval of the Parliament, with the law 19.172, regulating the cannabis market in the country. This law enables the production and scientific research of hemp and cannabis.

One of the targets of this Regulation is to reduce the risks and harm to promote public health and safety. In this way, EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY will help to create a different culture that will contribute to dismantle drug trafficking. With this law the consumer is guaranteed access to quality substance that will be controlled by the government. The consumers will have access to cannabis by three different ways (self-cultivation, clubs or pharmacies), abandoning the black market. It is therefore intended, in this meeting, to promote spaces that generate information and not to encourage consumption or an irresponsible use of cannabis.

EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY 2015 has the support of the Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo

EXPOCANNABIS is a contribution to the de-mystification of cannabis providing information to the public about the risks and damages about its misuse. It also helps to destigmatize the consumers, broadening the spectrum of the different uses of this plant and demonstrating the industrial potential of hemp; either as construction and insulating material; as paper or textile fiber; for biofuel and bioplastic; for it’s applications in the cosmetic industry and for the nutritional value of its seeds. In addition to being a crop with a high performance and assist in the recovery of soils.

Our mission is to guarantee a space for communication and articulation between all the parties related to cannabis: medical, therapeutic and industrial hemp. We give importance to generating feedback between local stakeholders and the international expertises, helping to develop national knowledge. In EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY coexist the State, social organizations, private business, academia, users and the general public. This made it a historical event at a global level, which also constitutes a milestone in breaking off drug prohibition policies, and opens a door for new activities with enormous potential for the development of both Uruguay and its region.

EXPOCANNABIS URUGUAY collaborates with the development of a dynamic industrial sector promoting transforming synergies between scientific research in its different expressions, the private sector open to innovation, organized civil society ensuring the common interest and the Government with an active role; seeking to strengthen local capacities, as well as the social, economic and human development of the national cannabis industry.

Uruguay Siembra promotes the development of a sustainable sector,  that bet to distribute future benefits, to the development of the communities in which is inserted and to recognize the importance of respecting nature generating harmony in the environment.

On its previous editions in 2014 and 2015 it was declared of Ministerial Interest by Uruguay ́s Ministry of Culture and Education (Ministerio de Educación y Cultura)  and Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Minería) . It also had the support of theNational Drug Board (Junta Nacional de Drogas) , the Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis (Instituto de Regulación y Control del Cannabis- IRCCA). More than 7,000 people visited the exhibition and approximately 60 booths were involved amongst which the following stand out:  Government agents, such as the National Drug Board, the IRCCA, the Municipality of Montevideo, and also EL CORREO (the National Post Office), which registered self- growers during the three day event.

This year the main topic of the event it will be the “Industrial uses of hemp”. The main objective is to facilitate access to quality information on this topic. There will be a presentation of the history of cannabis and the potential industrial applications. Generating consciousness of the big opportunity that Uruguay has with its Regulation of Hemp for the industrial development of the country and the world.

Details

Start:
December 10, 2016
End:
December 12, 2016
Event Tags:
Events, Uruguay

Venue

LATU – Exposición Uruguay
Av Italia 6201
Montevideo, Uruguay
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