CARBONDALE – Southern Illinois University Carbondale announced Tuesday the Southern Illinois Hemp and Cannabis Symposium, set for Sept. 17 at the Student Center.
According to a release from the university, the symposium is open to anyone with an interest in the possibilities of growing and marketing hemp and cannabis products. Participants in the first two conferences have included researchers, producers, exhibitors, vendors, students and community members.
Experts from a variety of organizations will highlight growing and marketing hemp and cannabis products in Illinois, the latest developments in the use of hemp materials in building and construction, the growth of new cultivars and much more. There will be exhibits and displays highlighting modern production technologies and consumer products as well.
SIU’s Cannabis Science Center, whose mission includes establishing a collaborative network for cannabis/hemp research, is the symposium sponsor.