Coronavirus Hits Colorado FlyHi Festival & New Zealand Medcan Summit

At least two more major cannabis events —the FlyHi 420 celebration in Denver and the Medcan Summit in Auckland, New Zealand — have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus.

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Two more cannabis events have been impacted by the global coronavirus outbreak as Auckland, New Zealand’s Medcan Summit and Denver, Colorado’s FlyHi 420 Festival have announced postponement and cancellation, respectively.

The Medcan Summit, a medical cannabis-focused conference, was set for today and tomorrow at the SkyCity Convention Centre but organizer Dr. Zahra Champion told Sun Media that the event would be rescheduled for later this year “as the future of large events and international travel becomes clear.” About 500 delegates were expected to attend the event, which was scheduled for this month as the nation’s medical cannabis program is set for an April 1 rollout.

“This decision was not taken lightly. However, in the interest of the health of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff – and due to the travel restrictions announced on Saturday that are affecting a number of our speakers and attendees – postponement is the right decision.” – Champion to Sun Media

Organizers of the FlyHi festival told The Know that “there are no immediate plans to reschedule” the April 20 event. FlyHi was a free event planned for the Denver Civic Center, headlined by rapper Lil John.

As municipalities and counties issue shelter in place orders and states limit the number of people who can gather in one place, cannabis-centric events throughout the world have announced postponement or cancellation, including Michigan’s long-running Hash Bash; the popular NoCo and Southern Hemp Expo events in Denver and Nashville, Tennessee; New England-focused NECANN in Boston, Massachusetts; and Barcelona, Spain’s epic Spannabis.

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