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The Influencer Lounge: “The Influencer Lounge is exclusively for our sponsors and exhibitors with a number of limited tickets going out on sale to the public. Press and influencers attending will receive a show bag, with the latest CBD products from the exhibitors worth over £250 - including the latest issue of Vapouround CBD.” The workshops will feature interactive sessions for consumers and individuals working in the industry. The programme is highly varied, covering everything from investor sessions and product demonstrations to panel discussions with leading doctors. Issues such as regulation and the latest scientific research are likely to be of particular interest to consumers in light of the challenges faced by the many Britons to have been denied medical cannabis despite changes to the law last year. The key for consumers, Kristina believes, is education, especially given the tide of inaccurate and often contradictory information spilling into the media. The expo will feature leading experts who can help consumers understand how cannabinoids and cannabis are being used around the world and how they could benefit them in their own lives. “Many speakers will be covering all aspects of medical cannabis, involving the full range of cannabinoids and terpenes and giving the audience an understanding of how all of these components interact within the plant and the human body.” Meanwhile, politicians, policy-makers and the medical community can learn from the significant expertise of the speakers and panel. Among the high-profile experts are former senior government advisor Blair Gibbs, renowned researcher and medical physician, Dr Dani Gordon and CBD Intel MD, Tim Phillips. The goal is to bring about a positive change in policy both for patients and consumers. Experts will discuss working models such as those in North America and Israel, and how these could be applied in the UK. Kristina added: “Speakers are hand-picked to attend the event and all are extremely well-regarded within their fields, with credible and relevant experience. The same applies to exhibitors who provide services and products with appropriate safeguards, verification and analysis of their entire production cycle.” VM22 | 137