Reflections from Barcelona: Spannabis 2017 | Cannabis Now
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Spannabis 2017 was a massive gathering of international cannabis enthusiasts from all around the world.



Once a year, the long and narrow streets of Barcelona are flooded by cannabis enthusiasts from far and wide, who travel there to celebrate their love and appreciation for Mary Jane.

Spannabis and the World Cannabis Conferences have been called the biggest cannabis expo in the world. With more than 30,000 visitors and 500 vendors in attendance, it rivals even 2016’s Emerald Cup in Northern California.

They say it isn’t good to make comparisons, but it’s something I do constantly. While cannabis events have a few obvious similarities, European events seem to have a different focus than what most of us are used to in the states.

As I entered the main building of a huge 8,300 square meter fairground, I noticed one of the most impressive differences; the size and construction of the booths. While the three smaller tented areas had plenty of traditional-feeling booths, the main building housing most of the event sponsors had been turned into a small city: each booth was almost like its own building, requiring individuals to walk into their space rather than just walk up to it.

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