World cbd conference


2022 program


11:45 – 12:30: “Regenerative agriculture and advanced cannabinoids formulation for therapeutic benefits”

In this space we will talk about natural farming and the benefits of this method of cultivation in the current ecologic situation. Furthermore, we will talk about regenerative agriculture practice to improve final quality products (living soil VS chemical growing and everything available in the soil VS force feeding). Also, we will talk about therapeutic terpenes blend formulas and specific cannabinoids formula for maximum efficiency in holistic products, some interesting facts about cannabis plant that shows us that we still have a lot to discover and the compartmentalization of the knowledge in the cannabis industry and its negative impact.

Baptiste Lecordier (France)

Passionate grower. Medical user since 2005. Studied oenology of cannabis with interpening certification from California. Also studied seven years of Korean natural farming and regenerative agriculture practice, living soil and permaculture. Collaboration with a dutch partner in a CBD project (Third Eye Cannabinoids), who hold patents on specific cannabinoids formula for obesity, sleep or depression. Consultant for (Colorado). His background is holistic therapist, helping people with his own CBD formulations.


12:45 – 13:30: “Hemp: growing, science and re-evolution”

The hemp sector hides the potential to transform the industry of the 21st century. In this conference we will explore the impact that hemp can have from an agricultural point of view to a specific case of valorization of by-products for textile applications.

Esaú Rodriguez

Esaú Rodríguez [M] (Dpl) Senior consultant in hemp business. CEO of Ibercanem Sl, Ibergreen Drying Solutions SL, and Organic Hemp Farmer (Operator number CT/4852/P CCPAE). Diplomaed in Geology by Universidad Complutense of Madrid, entrepreneur with specialisation in environmental conservation and scientific dissemination with special expertise defining and creating sustainable business models.  With 9 years experience in the specific sector of hemp, is one of the “key persons” related to the rebirthing of hemp industries in Spain in XXI century.

Diana Cayuela

Diana Cayuela, Dr. in Chemical Sciences and Professor at the Polytechnique University of Catalonia (UPC) in undergraduate, master's and doctoral textile studies. She has been working with both animal and vegetable natural fibres for over 30 years. For the past 8 years she has been studying both textile hemp and the use of hemp by-products to obtain the highest textile fibre qualities.

Joan-Marc Moreu (moderator)

Graduated in Industrial Engineering, with extensive experience in the creation of business projects, co-founding partner of Hemp and Love S.L., a company founded in 2017 and dedicated to the exploitation of industrial hemp with special emphasis on the production of fabrics and derived products for the textile and sustainable fashion sectors.




14:30 – 15:15: “The Kanavape case and Regulation in the EU CBD Industry”

In 2014 Kanavape was the first CBD electronic vape pen to come in the EU market. When its launched was made in France, the French minister of health (Marisol Tourraine) extremely mad and declared that she will use all her power to stop this product. After 7 years of court case from Marseille to the European court of Justice in Luxembourg, Sebastien Beguerie who was finally find innocent and CBD has been declared to be legal and not be a narcotic which by default can be now trade freely among UE member states. From the Kanavape's case, in December 2021, France has made a new law to allow all derivates CBD product to be sell on its territory.

Sébastien Béguerie (France)

He did his in Plant Sciences, sponsored by Bedrocan BV to study at Wageningen University Research (WUR), in the Netherlands. In 2009, he co-founded the first national medical Cannabis French patient association called “l'Union Francophone pour les Cannabinoids en Médecine” (UFCM). Together with his association, he has been organizing in Strasbourg (France) for 8 years in a row an international medical Cannabis conference in France. In 2011 he founded his brand Alpha-cat in Europe. He became in 2015 a board member of the International Association for Cannabinoid in Medicine (IACM). Also in 2015 Sébastien has created and launch the famous Kanavape to be the first CBD cigarette to be sell in Europe.


15:30 – 16:15: “CBD and hemp extracts: Regulatory status and market opportunities” 

This conference will focus on the state of play of CBD regulations in Europe, especially in France following the Kanavape case, as well as the different initiatives underway to develop the sector (European ringtest, definition of a harmonized and standardized norm for cannabinoids with AFNOR, etc.). 

Ludovic Rachou, President of UIVEC (France)

Ludovic Rachou is the President of UIVEC. Entrepreneur, he has created several companies, the latest being Rainbow three years ago. Rainbow’s mission is to improve people's well-being by formulating CBD-based products and other hemp extracts. Since then, Ludovic has always been committed to the development and structuring of the hemp extracts market and has a long history of working with authorities on hemp regulations, both at French and European level.

Zoé Demange, General Delegate of UIVEC (France)

Zoé Demange is the General Delegate of UIVEC. After having worked in European public affairs, she has been working for two years in public and regulatory affairs related to CBD and other hemp extracts. She oversees a large number of projects of high relevance to the sector, such as the definition of a standardized and harmonized method of analysis for cannabinoids.


16:30 – 17:30: “Technical-legal aspects and trends in the field of pharmacognosy of the ingredients of Cannabis sativa L.”

The most innovative aspects in the technical-legal and pharmacognostic field of the components of Cannabis sativa L. that can be used in humans will be detailed. With special emphasis on the entourage effect.

Jose Maria Esteban

Doctor of Pharmacy. Pharmacist of the National Health Corps. Head of the Alicante Health Area (on leave of absence), with more than 25 years of experience in the analysis and control of narcotics and psychotropic drugs (legal and illegal). Professor of Pharmacognosy and Plant Biology (Miguel Hernández University). Professor at the National School of Health. Coordinator of books and training in drug addiction of the General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacists. Multiple articles in scientific and popular magazines on topics related to health and drug addiction

Jorge Redondo

Degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Specialized in Analytical Chemistry after obtaining a doctorate in Experimental Techniques in Chemistry from the University of Valencia, in addition to several master's degrees. Since 2019, technical director at Ananda Analytics.


17:45 – 18:30: “Clinical practice with CBD: Are we looking at a cosmetic, an OTC or a medicine?”

Presentation on the uses of CBD in clinical practice, based on the experience of nearly 10 years of Kalapa Clinic activity and a vision of product formats and their ways of administration.

Mery Peña, Kalapa Clinic

As part of the Kalapa Clinic medical team, she is specialized in the use of cannabinoids in chronic pathologies and women´s diseases. Graduated in General Medicine from the U.N. of Colombia, and collegiate in Barcelona, ​​and postgraduate studies on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Society of Endocannabinology.


12:00 – 12:45: “Medical application of CBD”

In this talk we will discuss about specific questions that patients have sent to Dr. Caudevilla's medical office. In addition, we will go deeper into some of the most common forms of CBD use in medical practice, as well as demystify some of the most widespread “popular uses”.

Fernando Caudevilla

Family doctor. Medicine Specialist. University expert in drug addiction. He combines his assistance activity as a family doctor in the Public Health Service, with different research, dissemination, training and direct patient care activities in fields such as chemsex, new drugs, crypto markets and therapeutic cannabis, among other fields.

Raúl del Pino (moderator)

He studied Psychology at the UNED in the mid 90s since his great passion was the modified states of consciousness and psychedelics as tools of personal growth and transcendence. In 1996 he created the first website in Spanish dedicated to drugs. Since then he has been committed to informing, in a realistic and objective way, about the topic of psychoactive substances. He is currently responsible for the digital área of Feria del Cáñamo.


13:00 – 14:00: “CBD: A medicine for everything?”

This talk will begin with a review of the philobotanical history of CBD to then analyze the evidence on its medical uses, how to use it, the risks and benefits associated with its consumption and the precautions that must be taken in specific groups.

Jose Carlos Bouso

José Carlos Bouso is a clinical psychologist and doctor in Pharmacology. He is scientific director of ICEERS, where he coordinates studies on the potential benefits of psychoactive plants, mainly cannabis, ayahuasca and ibogaine.

“Neuropsychological effects of CBD”

CBD appears to have anxiolytics and antipsychotics properties, but its psychological effects have not been studied in depth. In this talk we will address its neuropsychological effects and present the results of the most recent studies in the area.

Alberto Sainz

Graduated in Psychology from the University of Valencia, Research Master in Neuroscience from the VU Amsterdam and predoctoral candidate in Psychopharmacology of cannabinoids from the UOC. He has collaborated in various research projects on genetics, physiological and neurocognitive effects of cannabis and its medicinal properties. He currently collaborates with the ICEERS foundation on projects related to medicinal cannabis.



15:00 – 15:45: “Myths and legends: High temperatures do not increase THC concentrations in CBD cannabis cultivation”

The cultivation of Cannabis sativa L. (marijuana and industrial hemp) is surrounded by legends. One of the most influential is: "High temperatures cause cannabis to produce more THC/CBD...". After two years of field trials we have observed how this is not the case.

Massimiliano Salami “drgrow” (Italy)

Massimiliano Salami is a writer, author of the book Cannabis sativa L., contributor to Cannabis Magazine, and researcher on cannabis cultivation. Graduated in mathematics, he is a technician in management of agricultural companies with extensive experience as a breeder. Diploma in biological control, specialist and pioneer in the integrated management of pests in the cultivation of Cannabis sativa L. with 25 years of professional experience in the sector. Currently, he also works as an agricultural advisor in industrial hemp crops.


16:00 – 16:45: LIFE

“Ethical codes in the CBD sector and marketing”

In this conference we will talk, based on our own experience, about the mistakes that are taking place within the sector. These errors have to do, mainly, with the conduct of non-professional agents and it is producing an increase based on opportunism, something that damages our industry.

In addition, we will talk about the different types of marketing in the CBD industry and how to carry out strategies in this area.


17:00 – 18:00: “Analysis of the Comprehensive Cannabis Regulation Law of Unidas Podemos

A special look at non-psychoactive cannabis”

In this talk we will analyze in depth, in political and technical terms, the Proposal for the Comprehensive Regulation and Control of Cannabis in Adult People, with the Deputy who leads the initiative and the coordinator of the legislative design group and editor of the same. This Law Proposal registered by the Confederal Group of Unidas Podemos - En Comú Podem - Galicia en Común in the Congress, comprehensively regulates the complete cycle of production and access to cannabis. A special look will be given to the fit within the Law Proposal, of the non-psychoactive cannabis and the products derived from it

Lucía Muñoz

Born in Palma in 1993. Graduated in Political Science from the Carlos III University of Madrid and a master's degree in International Cooperation from the Complutense University of Madrid. After finishing her studies, she returned to the island and worked as a project technician in an NGO until she stood in the general elections. She is currently a deputy in Congress, and among other responsibilities, she leads the issue of cannabis regulation in the Unidas Podemos parliamentary group.

Bernardo Soriano Guzmán

Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid with a master's degree in Criminal Law from ICAM. He is a practicing lawyer and co-director of the S&F Law Firm, a firm specialized in matters related to cannabis in all its aspects. He has worked for the last twelve years in favor of the regulation of cannabis. He is the spokesperson for the Responsible Regulation Platform and has been the coordinator of the legislative design team and the drafter of the Proposal for the Comprehensive Regulation and Control of Cannabis in Adults Law, registered in the Congress by the Confederal Group of Unidas Podemos - En Comú Podem - Galicia en Común.

Virginia Montañés (moderator)

Journalist, social anthropologist and naturopath. For more than two decades, she has worked as a researcher in the field of drug policy. He has coordinated the Study Commission for the Regulation of Cannabis in Andalusia (CERCA) and the ENCOD section in Spain. She currently runs the Centro Karissa comprehensive health center ( and is a regular contributor to El Cultivador.