Upcoming conferences

Hemp Nutriceutical Seminar

        Join Hawaii Stae Representative Cynthia Thielen and a panel of hemp marketing, legal and technical experts at the seminar "Hemp: the nutraceutical [sic] rich in EFAs and protein." The seminar will be held at the Natural Products Expo West, in Anaheim, Ca, March 13 from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Anaheim Hilton’s Oceanside Room (4th floor). The first 75 attendees will receive a free copy of the new book Hemp Foods and Oil for Health published by Hemptech.

Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo ‘99

        The Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo, slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 1999 at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California is gearing up for a great show. Over 50 booths, a hemp fashion show, a hemp house, hemp foods, educational and historical exhibits, speakers, lectures and panel discussions will be featured. Long-time hemp advocate Jack Herer, author of the hemp classic The Emperor Wears No Clothes, will be emcee.
        Good Times, the premier Santa Cruz weekly activity/entertainment guide, with a circulation of over 50,000, will be producing the Hemp Expo Official Program Guide, to be inserted in their March 18 issue.
        Santa Cruz’s premier nightclub, The Catalyst, will be hosting the Expo’s Saturday Night Party. 300 "insider" tickets will be provided for Expo vendors, sponsors and the media. An additional 500 tickets will be sold at the door. Special musical guests for the evening will be announced when confirmed.
        Local graphic designer Toni McVay, whose highly acclaimed display ads and brochure work added significantly to the overall success of last year’s Expo promotion effort, will be concepting and producing promotional pieces for the ‘99 show. Other tentative developments will be announced when confirmed. Attendance of 6000 for the two-day event is expected. Admission is $5 per day.
        For more information call the Hemp Expo’s publicity voicemail at (831) 425-3003, or visit on the web at www.cruzexpo.com or contact producer Bob Lamonica, phone/fax: (831) 457-2670, e-mail: bob@cruzexpo.com.

ICRS Meeting

        The International Cannabinoid Research Society will meet at the Camino Real Diamante Hotel in Acapulco, Mexico from June 17 - 20. For additional information contact Diane Mahadeen at: icrs@together.net or Fax +1 (802) 865-0907.

Cannabinoid Symposium

        A symposium entitled "Cannabinoids - from the gene to the clinic" has been organized as part of the joint meeting between the British and German Pharmacological Societies and will be held on Tuesday July 13, 1999 in Nottingham, UK. Member speakers include: Roger Pertwee, Margret Hoehe, Hannelore Ehrenreich, Daniele Piomelli and Robert Gorter. For information, e-mail: Dave.Kendall@nottingham.ac.uk or fax +44 115 970 9259.