Barcelona Spannabis 2020: All About the Future and Past Editions

A poster for Spannabis 2020 and the Sensi Seeds logo

Spannabis is one of Europe’s largest cannabis expos/trade shows. It’s been running since 2002 and, during that time, has brought together top international experts, innovators and researchers in the field. Their three-day programme covers many different areas of the industry – from the alternative uses of hemp to the latest medicinal cannabis developments.

Where? Barcelona, Spain

When? 15th – 17th March 2019 (2020 TBC)

First started: 2002

Type of event – Trade show / research conference / festival

Visitor count – Approximately 30,000

Awards up for grabs – Best Seed Bank, Best Nutrient, Best Paraphernalia Product, Best Growing Tool, Best Hemp Product, Best Vaporiser, Best New Product, Best Stand

Sensi Seeds’ location – Stand 26

Official website –

What to expect from Spannabis 2020?

The exact date of 2020’s Spannabis hasn’t been announced yet. This section will be updated as soon as more information becomes available!

What to expect from Sensi Seeds at Spannabis 2020?

Practical information / things to keep in mind when visiting Spannabis

  • Location – Fira de Cornella. Carrer Tirso de Lolina, 08940 Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona.

Fira de Cornella can be reached by Catalan Railways (from Placa d’Espanya to Almeda – 13 mins), Train / Renfe (to Cornella Centre), Subway / Metro (to Cornella Centre, Line 5), or by bus (No. 57, 67, 68, 95, L10, L46, L52, L74, L75, L82 and L85). The night buses are N13, N14 and 153.

  • Cost – 2019 tickets were €19 for one day, €45 for the whole event (online – €18 / €40).
  • Opening hours – 11:00am to 20:30pm (Friday and Saturday), 11:00am to 20:00pm (Sunday).
  • Staying there – There are some hotels close by, such as Campanille Barcelona Sud Cornella Hotel, Ibis Barcelona Cornella, Novotel Barcelona Cornella, NH Cornella and Hesperia Saint Joan. These get booked up quickly during Spannabis, so it’s advisable to book your room early.

Rules / Legalities

  • Adults only – Only people over the age of 18 are allowed to attend, and ID is required in order to enter.
  • No smoking – This is in accordance with the Spanish anti-smoking laws.
  • No drones – Drones are forbidden.
  • Spanish cannabis laws – Cannabis use has been decriminalised in private places or in registered cannabis clubs. However, it’s still illegal to use it publicly.

Check out this comprehensive article about Spain’s cannabis laws to find out more. 

Past editions

Spannabis is one of the biggest cannabis events in the world. Here’s a brief glimpse into what happened in previous years.

What happened at Spannabis 2019?

  • Damien Marley (son of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley), attended the event.
  • Over 300 exhibitors were in attendance, including Sensi Seeds!
  • The legal framework of cannabis in Spain was a hot topic this year, with experts stating that the government needed to look to trailblazing countries like Portugal and Uruguay for inspiration.
  • Here’s Sensi Seeds’ Spannabis 2019 Aftermovie:

What happened at Spannabis 2018?

  • After being awarded the prize for the best stand at Spannabis in Madrid in 2017, Sensi Seeds focused on delivering a great exhibitor experience at Spannabis Barcelona.
  • Sensi Seeds offered a pack of three Jack Herer seeds for every customer, not to mention our popular tote bags.
  • Spannabis was held within the World Cannabis Conferences – where leading figures in the fields of science, medicine and politics met members of the cannabis community.

What happened at Spannabis 2017?

  • As part of the World Cannabis Conference, visitors were able to ask industry experts questions and enter into debate on key issues.
  • Jorge Cervantes was at the 2017 Spannabis, signing copies of his Cannabis Encyclopaedia.

What happened at Spannabis 2016?

  • In 2016, the event hosted its first “Gathering of Cannabis Women”, with the aim of promoting greater gender equality in the industry and celebrating female cannabis entrepreneurs.
  • Vape technology was a major focus, with exhibitors demonstrating advances in the field.

What happened at Spannabis 2015?

  • Regulation and foreign policy were both key issues at 2015’s Spannabis. Attendees listened to talks by leading international figures such as Julio Calzada (Uruguay), Marc Emery (Canada) and Jorge Quintas (Portugal).
  • The medicinal and scientific benefits of cannabis were also focus points.

What happened at Spannabis 2013?

  • While attending the event, Gio from Sensi Seeds was interviewed by Herbies Seeds. The video captures Spannabis’ exciting atmosphere:

What happened at Spannabis 2011?

  • Sensi Seeds’ Ben Dronkers was interviewed at the event and spoke about the history of his company. You can watch the interview here:


3 thoughts on “Barcelona Spannabis 2020: All About the Future and Past Editions”

  1. on your spanish language page you are claiming that spain have just prohibited cannabis associations. will you please explain why this isnt on any of your other language pages and also doesnt appear anywhere else online.

    1. Silent Jay - Sensi Seeds

      Hi Paul,

      The article has not been translated yet!
      This is an exclusive update from Martin Barriuso, and the only one available right now regarding this situation. Share it and perhaps the news will be picked up by others. 😉

      Thank you for your message – and a happy new year to you.

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