Weedstock Cannabis Living Expo 2018
Weedstock Cannabis Living Expo review
Toronto witnessed one of the FIRST Cannabis Living Expo Events this weekend From October 26th-28th. Not only was it the first event for this family owned event, it was the FIRST Expo post legalisation. So the excitement and curiosity of what was going to be offered was extremely HIGH. Sorry for the pun but as the Canndora ladies say “Sorry for my Bluntness but thats how I roll”
This expo did NOT disappoint, and the age group and attendees were very surprising. Even the exhibitors were shocked as they scrambled to get more products to their booths. One exhibitor was from Leamington, Ontario which is very close to where I am. Sun Parlour Growing Supplies had to make an urgent call for their store to drive 4 hours overnight to re stock their booth. Even display models were taken down to satisfy customers. I have to write a separate article about this amazing company and how they have built an additional business since Cannabis became legalised.
For a first expo they attracted some big names, but I have to say for me and my road trip buddy Denise, we decided hands down that the Education Station was the busiest interactive exhibitor. One of the guys at Education Station said the most memorable moment for him, was when a 75 year old man asked if he could be taught how to roll a joint because he wanted to impress his son. I wish I had been there to film that moment. During the event I had the opportunity to talk to several visitors. They ranged from total newbies and eager to learn, true expert growers who wanted to see new technology and then there were couples who were overwhelmed with the knowledge that it is now legal to grow and wanted to know where to start.
Some of the amazing exhibitors included:
Academy for Applied Pharmaceutical Science
Apollo Cannabis Clinics
Back Room Grow
Canada’s Coffee Shop
Canadian Cannabis Clinics
Canadian High Club
CBD in Canada
Coast 2 Coast Branding
Dab Technology Ltd
Earth Kisses Sky
Green Frog Construction
Green Valley Wellness
Grow it All
Healing Cannabis Edibles
Henna Designs and Tattoos
High By Design Jewellery
High Magazine Canada
High Tea Smoke and Skate Shop
Home Growers Canada
Homegrown Hydroponics Inc
I.F. Lighting Ltd.
Iron Earth Canada
Jordan of the Islands
Kootenay Biological Soils Ltd
Kush-y & Comf-y Sock Co
Maximum Yeild Magazine
MJ’s Cocojuanas Catering & Confections
Native Seed Company
Pure Hemp/Natural Emphasis Ltd
Rapid Stack Ltd
Sadvocacy Professional Corporation
Smoke & Vape Distributor
Stay Liftedd Canna Creations
Sun Parlour Grower Supply
Thai Tiger Thaisicks
The Cannadian Life
The Green Spot
The Hot Case
Tour Buds Inc.
Upper Canada Seed Bank
Vie Vaporizers (CTG Brands)
Vitality Assurnace Vacations
Cannabis Living Expo swag
An event would not be the same without the wicked “gifts” for VIP ticket holders. Coast to Coast gave us a great rolling tin with papers, filters etc, a collector Cannabis Living t-shirt, amazing trimmers from Sun Parlour Growing supplies, socks from Kush-y & Comf-y Sock Co, and one of the main sponsors gave us a rolling tin and papers and beautiful lanyards – Pure Hemp, plastic drinking bottle and sunglasses from Cannabud I really want one of those wooden pipes by the way – very old school (hint hint) Christmas is coming
Cannabis Living Expo exhibitors
7 Acres were one of the sponsors in the outside lounge. Check out the link to their website to find out how the company was started. The founder had a daughter with chronic pain and the rest is history. This area was much appreciated by attendees and vendors. There were heaters outside and tents set up. 7 acres were also giving away t-shirts, lighters, and hats with their tag line “Respect the plant”.
Vice President of the event, Garnet Irving said
“We’ll have built, as part of our show, Canada’s first specifically for cannabis smoking and vaping lounge,” he said. “It’s a special area we’ve created at the back of the hall, outside, and it will be a sectioned off area.”
“You’ll be able to come to the show with your own cannabis, up to an ounce, sit in a seminar, go buy a grinder and sit in the Hot Box Cafe and roll yourself a joint. Then you can go outside and you can enjoy your legal cannabis in right at the event,” Irving said.
There is so much to write about this event, so it looks like I will write part one today. In part two I am writing about the amazing Harry White who started a business in a box – well it comes packed down in a box but it is a custom room called Weegro. It is a custom growing room complete with lights, ventilation, heat and humidity regulated that you can have in your home to grow your medical Cannabis very discreetly.
Bella Vita Bath Bombs are another great company who gave me a sample which I need to try tomorrow. I heard about them LONG before I attended the event. This famous Hamilton based company knows their stuff and that is why they have such an amazing following.
Tour Buds: OMG you have to book the bus. What a great idea with the “budding” Cannabis Tourist Industry. Can be rented for stag nights, hen nights, Corporate events, hire it for an educational event with up to 15 people in it.
But the BIG message I wanted to convey was how easy it was to get to this event. There was no charge for parking, and no lack of parking, great food vendors were there (including Vegan and Vegetarian food), the Education Station was a brilliant idea, the Seminars were so educational. We also loved how every seminar was announced so you did not miss any of the great speakers which included how to grow, The Amazing ladies who wrote the Cannabis cook book *** a great book idea for Christmas, the Delta 9 chefs (ooh the smells from the stage were mouth watering) and the great gals from Canndora.
If you did NOT ATTEND this event, you have to remember the name as it will be BIGGER next time. Rumours are that they will be holding their next event in March in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Who wants to go? Just in time for newbies to learn how to grow their first 4 LEGAL plants.
If you are interested in Cannabis events in the future check out this link for a list of upcoming events in the USA and Canada