Over 100 exhibitors including the NASCAR Cannabis Plant race car, the Mercedes Benz Eco car, and a 50 foot mobile grow room. Educational panels, Job Fair,live music,and DJs, The First Annual Connoisseurs' Cup, the first onsite medicating area, dozens of raffle prizes including trips for 2 to Las Vegas and Seattle's Hempfest. First U.S. appearance by best-selling author and cannabis grow expert, Jorge Cervantes.
The International Cannabis & Hemp Expo, a landmark event, and the largest of its kind in northern California will be held at The Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave in Daly City, CA on Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 18th from 10am-6pm. Over 100 affiliates and exhibitors will display their products and services in the 100,000 square foot facility and an impressive line up of industry leaders and experts is scheduled to speak throughout the weekend. The event will host several “firsts,” these are: a “Connoisseurs’ Cup” featuring over a dozen of California’s most popular strains; a competition between seed manufacturers with an emphasis on genetics; and a Prop 215 area where patients can safely medicate. Tickets are available to the general public at the gate and on Ticketmaster.com, and to patients through participating local dispensaries (Angel’s Care, 7-Stars, HopeNet, Sonoma Patient Group, Herbal Leaf, Northstar, El Camino Wellness Center and All About Wellness). Tickets are $15 per day, or $24 for a 2-day pass. Discounts available for seniors, students and military/veterans. The Expo is open to the general public and all ages.
The focus of the International Cannabis & Hemp Expo (INTCHE) is to offer a forum for awareness, education and advancement of the hemp industry and the medical cannabis community. In so doing the event seeks to show the world that hemp and cannabis are part of the future global solution. The Expo is geared for the non -patient that seeks education about the upcoming Bills and Initiatives in this new emerging industry.
The speakers line up of industry leaders and experts includes founder of Oaksterdam University and TAXCAN 2010 author, Richard Lee; Oakland City Council member Rebecca Kaplan; NORML’s California Director, Dale Geiringer; NORML Outreach Director, Russ Bellville; co-author of California's Prop 215 and long time activist, Dennis Peron; and Marijuana Guru, Ed Rosenthal.
The Connoisseurs’ Cup of The Best of California will be run throughout the Expo. Judges will be rating The Best Strain in California, The Best Dominant Indica, The Best Dominant Sativa, The Best Concentrate, and The Best Specialty Product. Each judge will receive a pack of over a dozen strains and concentrate samples, plus specialty products. Judge/VIP passes are available through participating local dispensaries (Angel’s Care, 7-Stars, HopeNet, Sonoma Patient Group, Herbal Leaf, Northstar, El Camino Wellness Center and All About Wellness). See http://www.intche.org
for complete listing.
In addition, there will be DJs and live music, sand blasting demonstrations, educational panels, films, software, grow equipment, books, legal services, medical services, vaporizers, glassware, newspapers, magazines, photographers, videographers, collectives, trimming equipment, online services, seed manufacturers, nutrient suppliers, storage equipment, health care supplements, lotions, tinctures, edible medicines and much more featured at the Expo. Concessions will be open for food and beverage.
Beneficiaries of the Expo are California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) and ASA (Americans for Safe Access) - each receive 4% of the profits from the event.