Monday, August 15, 2022

SXSW Confirms Two Dozen Marijuana Panels For 2020 Festival

SXSW 2020 Festival will feature 24 cannabis-specific panels, exploring all sorts of topics pertinent to the cannabis industry.

South By Southwest, a major music, film, video and tech festival founded in Austin, Texas, has announced their 2020 lineup of conferences and events. As of now, it features 24 marijuana panels that will explore content made for marijuana veterans and newcomers alike.

These panels are a part of SXSW’s Cannabusiness convergence track, inviting guests to learn about cannabis and the way the blooming business functions.

“Learn about the technological, cultural, financial, legal and political ecosystems that are defining the cannabis-focused enterprises of both today and tomorrow. The Cannabusiness Track includes content that will appeal to more experienced professionals in this rapidly evolving industry, as well as to newcomers who are just starting to enter this space,” reads the festival’s website. 

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During the month of July, over 150 marijuana related panels were submitted to SXSW. Throughout the month of August, guests of the event reviewed the content and voted on their options, reducing the list to one with 24 panels that will be available at next year’s festival during the month of March.

Some of the topics explored on these panels include the potential problems with descheduling cannabis, what the world can learn from Canada’s legalization of marijuana, how cannabis can be used to treat women and children, and more.

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SXSW is one of the world’s most popular festivals thanks in part to its format of holding three big events — featuring the latest in music, TV and tech — all in one place. The festival also encompasses a large bulk of the city of Austin. There’s screenings, exhibitions, conferences and panels, making the presence of so many cannabis panels a great opportunity and step forward for those who are interested or involved with the industry.

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