While Pennington was thrilled to be in Spain, there were certainly some tasks on his mind he left back in Humboldt County,
“It’s planting season back home. But you know, you have to step out and share what you do with your passion with the world,” Pennington said. “So just seeing how things are developing over here. More and more countries are opening up. It’s all we can hope for really. We just want people to be able to have cannabis in their lives if they want to extend so far.”
We asked Pennington how much the tastes of Europeans vary compared to the American growers working with his genetics. He generally thought Americans and Europeans were selecting genetics with different things in mind.
“The other thing that’s interesting is I do feel like in California, we’re so kind of focused on THC, focused on really high THC,” Pennington said. “Over here in Europe, there’s been a lot of people that have been interested in our CBD, like more one-to-one type two strains that have both CBD and other cannabinoids, so it’s great to see. Europe is kind of thinking ahead. That’s important to people over here.”
Longtime Cannabis author Ed Rosenthal also made the trip to Spain. He got in a quick word with us in between signing books.
“I’m pretty excited, Spain’s pretty exciting. The laws are in flux here. They’re going to be changing for the better,” Rosenthal told L.A. Weekly.
Rosenthal went on to note the possibilities for Spain in the future look promising given the combination of its climate, soil, and wider love of cannabis. He also was impressed by the way the Spanish government is moving on the issue after all the years he’s watched progress stall in the U.S.
Keep an eye on the web for our full coverage from Barcelona this week.
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