Coronavirus Update: Expo West Cancellation Hits Small Startups and Cannabis Businesses the Most

Coronavirus Update: Expo West Cancellation Hits Small Startups and Cannabis Businesses the Most

Covid-19 or popularly known as the Coronavirus, has been spreading massive panic across the globe. Companies are taking the work-from-home and remote working location approach, while businesses are taking heavy preventive measures to save their workforce from becoming a victim to the deadly Covid-19.  Coronavirus has had a severe impact on the CBD industry as well. Recently it was announced that the largest natural products trade show in the world, the Expo West, has been postponed due to rising concerns about spreading coronavirus. The event was earlier scheduled to take place this week in Anaheim, California.  With the rapidly growing cannabis industry propelling hundreds of cannabis-based businesses, this year’s Expo West was forecasted to be highly critical for the cannabis industry. It was initially expected to draw as many as 85,000 attendees from all across the globe. However, fears about a possible pandemic have spread since January 2020 after hundreds of people were detected with the rapidly spreading Coronavirus.  Rising concerns have sparked thousands of people to cancel their travel plans, including hundreds of exhibitors and attendees. From music concerts to educational institutions, every organization seems to be closing down its door until a possible solution for coronavirus is found.  On Monday evening, the New Hope Network, which hosts the event, announced that despite continued advice from health authorities and local government that the city of Anaheim remains open, the majority of the community wants the show, however, they don’t want it now given the widespread Covid-19.  According to Bethany…

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