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International Hemp Expo in Lisbon wants to change mindsets, “towards the legalization of cannabis as a human right”



After CannAzores International Congress, held in the Azores in October 2021, arrives in Lisbon at CannaPortugal – International Industrial Hemp Expo, which will take place on the 18th and 19th of June, at FIL – Lisbon Congress Centre, from 10am to 20pm. The event is organized by Neuron Bonus and the Industrial Hemp Traders Association of Portugal, in partnership with the Agricultural Association of the Island of S. Miguel, the Terra Verde Association, the Stoner Chef Inc. and Counselor Matthew Correia, from Toronto, Canada. 

This is an initiative that follows the mission assumed by Professor Graça Castanho last year in the Azores. “Both events were designed to add value and accompany the expansion of the hemp sector in particular and the cannabis industry in general, as well as to reinforce the role of the different actors in the production process, from seeds to final sale and purchase. of the wide range of solutions based on hemp, without forgetting the positive impact that all cannabis activity has in the field of Human Rights, Quality of Life, Planet Sustainability and Economic Development of Countries”, he explained to Cannareporter.

Last year, when Cannazores was held, the Regional Secretary for Agriculture of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, António Ventura, highlighted the need to diversify crops for more sustainable agriculture, stating that “the region is available to experience this culture with hemp producers, investing in education and training, in order to create employment and attractiveness to bring young people to the land”.

Now the Azores come to Lisbon with the same objective, says Graça Castanho, “because it is our priority to disseminate, in different geographies, the scientific knowledge, practices and processes associated with this super-plant and to make it known to the various professional and the population in general the need for a systematic and serious investment in this productive sector”. And why Lisbon? “The option for the city of Lisbon was unavoidable, since it is in the capital that political decisions are made, being, therefore, the ideal space for the sector to show its vitality, strength and determination to contribute to a more sustainable, more sustainable world. democratic, fairer and healthier”, says the university professor.

Giving voice to these aims, CannaPortugal will make available a wide range of initiatives, taking into account multiple methodologies for the different audiences that will visit the event.

  • Fair with Stands for national and foreign exhibitors to publicize their stores and brands, launch and sell products, expand their network of contacts and share projects and innovation in the most diverse areas in which hemp and cannabis have been integrated with high income (construction; food; fuels, source of plant-based lithium, textiles and footwear; automotive industry; cosmetics; well-being and health; equipment and furniture; art; paper production, etc.).
  • CannaPortugal Forum with conferences, promoted by a wide range of national and foreign speakers, specialized in the scientific, production, processing, industrialization and commercialization of hemp, in particular, and cannabis, in general.
  • specialized workshops for specific professional areas: 1. Journalists, lawyers, law enforcement, politicians and government officials; 2. Chefs, professionals in the food and catering sector; 3. Cosmetics, alternative therapies and wellness sector; 4. Doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, other health specialties, etc.; and 5. Farmers and producers of hemp and cannabis.
  • Counseling Office, in the area of ​​health and well-being, regarding the use of the multiple possibilities that hemp and cannabis offer to the general public.
  • delivery of Global Cannabis Legalization Award to individuals, countries and projects that have contributed greatly to the Legalization of Cannabis in the world, abolishing myths, taboos and unjustified prejudices, which are at the base of the increase in problems of social, economic and public health injustice on the planet.
  • Fashion show with clothes and shoes produced with hemp with the organization of Greenfits – Sofia Fernandes.
  • Presentation of World Confraternity of Cannabis Culture, resuming ancestral practices of conviviality, artistic production and solidarity around the cannabis plant.
  • Launch of Cannabis Anthem as a Human Right, in a note of creativity and exaltation of Cannabis as a plant that has accompanied the historical evolution of humanity, being considered nowadays a super-plant, capable of guaranteeing the survival of the human being and the sustainability of the planet.
  • “Honor Hemp”. Tasting of a drink and canapés with hemp.

Graça Castanho says that she expects to receive “thousands of visitors at Expo Internacional CannaPortugal, from different age groups and with diversified interests and training, having as a common denominator the desire to better understand, accompany and intervene in the change of mentality and practices underway in the world, towards the legalization of cannabis as a human right”.

How to participate in the event

The Expo will be open to the public on the 18th and 19th of June, from 10 am to 20 pm, and access to the different activities will be made by purchasing tickets, via the internet (, or in person at the Congress Center from Lisbon.

The costs are as follows:

Visit to the fair – 1 day = 15 euros; 2 days = 20 euros

Participation in the Forum/Conferences (with certificate right):
1 day = 45 euros; 2 days = 80 euros

Participation in Workshops (with certificate right):
Between 50 - 60 euros

To purchase tickets, reserve stands and more information, contact The event website is being finalized and will be available at

Check here the program of Conferences and Workshops.

Forum-Conferences CannaPT PROGRAM CANNAPORTUGAL Workshops



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