- The NoCo Hemp Expo, originally set to take place later this month, has been postponed due to the rapid spreading of Coronavirus.
- The founder of the expo feels the postponement is in the best interesting of the general public.
- The reschedule date is set for August 6th.
Whether its concerts, festivals, or theater productions, the fear about the spreading Coronavirus has been resulting in cancelled events all across the United States. As of Monday, the NoCo Hemp Expo can officially be added to this growing list of cancelled and postponed events.
The NoCo Hemp Expo, set to take place in Denver, Colorado, was originally planned for March 26th-28th. Due to the rising number of individuals being diagnosed with the Coronavirus, the owner of the hemp company decided it was in the best interest of the public to postpone it and re-schedule for August 6th-8th, a little over 4 months down the road.
Morris Beegle, owner of Colorado Hemp Co. and founder of the NoCo Hemp Expo, was originally optimistic about the situation, and he stated last week that he was “moving forward as if the show was going to happen.”
But during the announcement of the postponement on Monday, Beegle mentioned that the guests and participants safety and health was a big factor in making the decision and thought it best to play it safe for now.
This postponement will also affect the organizer’s other event, Southern Hemp Expo, which has been put on pause for the time being.
Other Hemp Activities Cancelled
Prior to the postponing of the NoCo Hemp Expo, several other activities in the hemp industry were also cancelled or postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
South by Southwest, a huge cannabis event based in Austin, Texas, was cancelled last week by its organizers. The event is a cannabis business track that typically features guest speakers from Marijuana Business Daily and Hemp Industry Daily.
Along with that, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) postponed the Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress that was set to take place on April 14th and 15th in Portland, Oregon.
It is important to know the true dangers behind the Coronavirus, and with the precautions that many people are taking, it comes as no surprise that so many events across the country are getting cancelled. Although the postponement of these hemp events will slightly slow down growth in the industry, it can be expected to bounce back once we have fully overcome this virus.
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