With the cannabusiness industry booming it’s become commonplace to see highway billboards promoting cannabis events – I love it! Unfortunately, until now I’d never actually been to one. BIG MISTAKE.
I had no idea how much free stuff I was missing out on. Ticket prices were $35 at the door, $30 online, and $25 online with a coupon code. I can easily say I took home about $150-$200 worth of product for my small investment. At the door they were handing out bags stuffed with freebies, including a nice new vape pen.
Within 5 minutes of walking inside I’d collected about half a dozen edibles. By the time I left my bag was so packed that things were falling out. And, mind you, this was a relatively small venue. It was held at the Mission Bay Hyatt, sorta. We were setup in a tent in the rear of the hotel, which I can’t help but think was done on purpose to shield the “civilized world” from us potheads… that’s a stigma that’s gotta go!
In all I was there for about 2-3 hours, and there were probably about 35 vendors there (my best guess). Not bad, but not nearly as large as some of the big conventions.
Not only did I collect a bag full of samples, but I also won a free top-shelf 8th from one of the vendors who let you spin the wheel for signing-up with their collective. This alone was more than I paid to go.
Otherwise the place was packed and I picked up a lot of cards and brochures and did lots of networking. I’d originally planned to go with two other guys but they randomly disappeared a few days ago (don’t you hate that???). Nevertheless I had a fantastic time even going alone.
The lesson I learned? Never miss another cannabis event, like, ever. You’ll just miss out on too much free stuff. Also – arrive early (preferably just before the event begins), this way you’re guaranteed not to miss out on any vendor samples. A few of them ran out early. Overall though it’s a wonderful time if you enjoy canna-culture like I do 🙂
Here is the website for the event, which has now concluded, if you’re interested.