It is being billed as the largest cannabis gathering in the country bringing in visitors from Maine to California. The organizers say Denver is the perfect city to host it.
The Colorado Cannabis Convention is open on Friday and Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center.
Michael Lerner is putting on the event.
“There is something for everybody and every age here; so come and enjoy yourself and have fun,” he said.
The event is all about medical marijuana, but there will not be any pot at the convention. That is by design so anyone who wants to come, can.
It is open to anyone of any age.
“I think this is going to bring public awareness and acceptability across the board because as you walk through the convention, you are going to see everyone from the ages of very young to 90 years old,” Lerner said.
There are 340 vendors. There are booths that will give information about how to grow the best plants, and cooking demonstrations to show different ways to use cannabis. There will be panel discussions with lawyers and lawmakers.
“With 1,000 patients a day getting their medical marijuana cards in Colorado alone, the movement is progressive and forward,” Lerner said.
“This has sky rocketed to a point most didn’t expect. There are dispensaries in most neighborhoods and now conventions like this. If you don’t like what you are seeing now, you really won’t like what you will see in the future,” Mike Tuner with the Drug Enforcement Administration said
The Colorado Cannabis Convention is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15.
– Article from KUSA-TV/NBC News.