What a show!
From confections to medicine, and regulatory laws to technological innovations, CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 had a wide variety of presentations and exhibitors in downtown Seattle at the Hotel Motif on June 28th–29th.
The show started off with a bang! Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe did an incredible job of helping non-specialists deeply understand the power that CBD provides. There were waterworks when Randy Fink inspired and empowered us all in his talk to expand the impact of CBD in the lives of everyone.
The panel on cannabinoid discoveries exhibited an intriguing conversation among renowned speakers. The conversation between Dr. Jenelle Kim and Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe was particularly engaging. It touched on the journey a cannabinoid takes, from growing conditions and manufacturing factors, to the complex relationship that develops with an individual’s endocannabinoid system. How fascinating to witness such connections between eastern and western medicine.
Dr. John McKay lead an engaging workshop regarding extraction science with his beloved molecules to fruit analogy. Viewer curiosity was piqued, and the audience couldn’t help but engage with this workshop.
Celeste Miranda was a moderator for the marketers. Her panelists did a wonderful job of providing relevant and insightful information on boosting one’s brand. She also answered some questions directly from the audience about marketing challenges specific to this industry.
So many innovative products took the floor in the Exhibitor’s Hall. David Klein developed a CBD jellybean for the first time at Spectrum Confections. Lazarus Naturals won Best Pet Product, and for good reason! Our furry counterparts were represented by Lazarus’ two dogs whom thoroughly enjoyed the conference, and we loved having them!
The After Party consisted of amazing gourmet tacos and lots of blooming partnerships.
Not to mention that congratulations are in order for all the award winners:
- Vape: Blue Moon Hemp
- Cosmetic: 3Chi
- Tincture: Pachamama
- Topical Relief: Crystal Creek
- Oral Spray: Gruene Cross
- Capsule: ZuriPet Product: Lazarus Naturals
- Confectionary: Spectrum Confections
- Gummy: Sacred Leaf Zero
- Booth: Ultra CBD
The weather certainly didn’t rain on our parade, and this impactful boutique expo proved the CBD Expo Tour presented yet another successful event for the books! A big thank you to all of those who attended.