We were dreading this moment.
As the world goes crazy over the latest virus to hit the scene, visit Spannabis’ website and you’ll be met with this.
“Spannabis is postponed. Very soon we will inform you”
This news comes just after commercial Cannabis seed giants and headline sponsors Royal Queen Seeds pull out from Spannabis.
“Dear growers and cannabis lovers, it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the withdrawal from exhibiting at Spannabis 2020 (Scheduled for March 13 – 15 in Barcelona). We have made this decision due to the outbreak (COVID-19) and continued concerns surrounding Coronavirus.”
“Following the latest news and recommendations of the health institutions, and the measures taken by other countries, we feel that this is the right resolution. Ultimately, there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of our employees, customers and partners.”
This is absolutely devastating news for the Cannabis Industry. There will have been countless numbers of businesses that have invested a lot of money, time and effort into the event including small businesses and entrepreneurs who will shape the industry in the years to come.
RQS aren’t the only ones to pull out, with many sponsors tweeting their absence to the event.
With that being said, Royal Queen Seeds hit the nail on the head with their tweet; public health comes first.
We really hope that Spannabis and its organisers are able to make plans to go ahead with the event later this year. Only time will tell!
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