The India Hemp Expo 2022, a first-of-its-kind B2B event, kick-started with great pomp at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi on May 13. Organized by Indianvaidyas.com, India’s fastest-growing digital platform for Ayurveda, this revolutionary event was inaugurated by Dr. Anil Agarwal, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
Praising this unique initiative taken by Dr. Piyush Juneja, founder of indianvaidyas.com, Dr. Anil Agarwal said, “Medical cannabis industry offers a lot of opportunities if proper research is done. With impending legalization and implementation of cannabis medicine, millions of people could get effective yet natural treatment at affordable costs.”
This ground-breaking event showcases a wide variety of Hemp-related products such as hemp food items, cosmetics, textiles & construction materials, hemp medicines and other hemp-based products.
This two-day expo, was graced by many eminent personalities including Dr. Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Chairman, Delhi Paramedical Board, BJP leader and First Personal Assistant of Office of Minister of State (Animal Husbandry & Dairying) Mr Mukesh Shukla, DCP Metro Jitendra Mani Tripathi, famous social worker Mukta Sharma, BJP leader Vidhushi Upadhyay, and others.
With the attendance of many industry experts, Ayurveda doctors, and hemp enthusiasts from across the world, this unique event is undoubtedly an excellent opportunity for the exhibitors to increase their brand awareness and generate business leads in markets globally through professional networking.
On asking about the legal standing of the government towards hemp, Mr. Mukesh Shukla said, “As this government has another AIIMS to the country bringing about a medical revolution, soon cannabis is expected to be legalized to ensure its medicinal benefits reach the common people.”
He also added, “When government and research workers come together to promote medical cannabis then it will ensure that poor people will have access to treatment at a very reasonable cost.”
India Hemp Expo 2022 also marked the launch of cannabisvaidyas.com, India’s largest cannabis platform with 100 doctors across the country. This digital platform is the brainchild of Vaidya Piyush Juneja, a leading Medical Cannabis Practitioner in India.
While addressing the challenges of using medical cannabis and myths around the hemp products Dr Juneja said, “My main motive behind this event is to create positivity around this valuable herb and let people know about the myriad health benefits of cannabis.”
He also announced the second edition of the India Hemp expo which is going to be a two-day event. It will be held in Mumbai on 24-25 th February in 2023.
The second day of Hemp expo:
While the first day of the Indian Hemp Expo concluded on a lighter note with a hemp award ceremony, the second day of this event started with a serious interactive discussing session between some of the best names in the hemp industry, Ayurveda experts and the audience.
Talking about the numerous benefits of medical hemp in treating chronic disease Mr Vikram Bir Singh, Ananta Hemp Works said, “Our main agenda is to bring the most versatile herb hemp, back to the society. By working closely with the Ayurveda doctors community we want to bring the healing benefits of medical cannabis to the most number of people in India.”
While talking about how hemp can be integrated into our daily lifestyle, Mr. Sumit Sinha, founder of Happy Hemp said, “From roti, kapda to makan you can use hemp and its by-products in every possible way you imagine. With structured efforts by all of us, India’s hemp industry can see a boom in and it could emerge as the largest exporter of hemp raw material.”
Appreciating Dr Juneja’s effort in organizing such a historic event, Rajat Gupta, Co-founder, Noigra said, “Through this initiative, people can connect with us to remove their misconception about hemp and know how useful it is medically and nutritionally. “
Mr. Yogesh Jhamtani, Co-Founder & CEO at Buffalo Extraction Systems discussed the manufacturing difficulties of hemp and said, “India is blessed with favorable climate and landmass that is desired by South American countries to produce hemp. But unfortunately, India lacks proper manufacturing, extracting, processing, and other facilities.”
Applauding the cumulative effort of the entire hemp industry to promote both industrial and medical hemp across the world, Yash Kotak , Co-founder and Director of Bombay Hemp Co. Pvt. Ltd said, “It feels great to see that the entire hemp industry come together at one platform to promote this wonderful herb. We are here trying to grow and commercialize the use of legal hemp and cannabis across the country.”
The India Hemp Expo 2022 is supported by an incredible list of sponsors such as Ananta Hemp Works, Buffalo Extraction Systems, Happie Hemp, Noigra, The Trost, Hempstreet and Cannadoc.
Some of the big names of the hemp industry like BOHECO Life, Svadhisthan, Neet, Awega Green, Blazen Photonics, CSL, Indian Hempire, Gandharva Wellness Studio, WIG, Oak Bridge publishing and The Yogshala Expo will participate in the event as exhibitors.
This unique event is supported by Pimcha, IMA AYUSH, Hemp Foundation, Vishwa Ayurvedic Sangathan, Ayurveda & Health Tourism, Sativa Media, Ayurveda Indian, Medical News and AKS Consultancy.