Oh, wow, you guys- the Marijuana BizCon in Las Vegas was an overwhelmingly awesome experience. I was looking for an opportunity to get my kickass website some attention from the cannabis business community and buddy, I got it! Everybody was there, dude. The enormous hall was filled with every kind of cannabis business and ancillary service you can think of- multi-state product brands, nationally-distributed magazines, high-tech extraction, lighting & grow solutions, tools for smokers, tools for growers, vape pen and CBD manufacturers, and so much more. There were over 650 exhibitors! And the crowd was super chill. I got to chat with an extraction chemist from Cali, medical cultivators from Montana, a guy that makes cutting machines in Germany, two very cool ladies that help patients get medical marijuana cards in Alaska and possibly have pet penguins, but I think they were just messing with me. Right?
First I stopped by Blackjack Collective for supplies. No, first I stopped at REEF for a couple prerolls cuz they were still open when I arrived on the redeye (VEGAS, BABY!), but those very nice Goo and Fire OG jays went quick so I had to venture back to dispensary land in the morning.
I got a 25% discount on House of Herbs flower for being a MJ Biz Con attendee so I picked up a couple grams of their indica Pot of Gold cultivar along with the real necessity, a potent sativa vape cartridge from Rove.
I was really impressed by the strength on that cart which the budtender did not undersell at all. The terps were artificial but I didn't taste any harshness underneath and the high was absolutely perfect for keeping my spirits and energy up throughout the conference.
A couple of hours in to Day 1 and my social anxiety broke like a toy from the dollar store. I couldn't stop talking to people. My tight little pitch about the site got great reception and it helps that I'm interested in every little aspect of what folks are doing in the industry- even if I couldn't comprehend half of the crazy intricate extraction sets I was looking at...and having explained to me.
I mean, yeah, of course the liquid goes in there and the terps come out in these different tubes here according to volatility, that makes perfect sense and is exactly what I thought it did, I'll just take a brochure to-go then...
Day 2 was more relaxed and laid back early on. Looked like everyone, me included, had made a night of it in Vegas. There's lots of afterparties but I didn't go to one because I decided to make a series of bad choices instead (VEGAS, BABY!) Plus the speakers were going on Day 2, which I didn't check out because I figured it was more important for me to get my site in front of as many industry leaders as I possibly could.
By afternoon, there were so many people in the exhibit halls it was tough moving around, so I spent a couple hours talking to folks outside before heading out for another redeye back to you, my rapacious rapping raptors. And now, for sleep. For me! But more photos for you! And reviews of cool new gear, CBD you can get shipped to you house that actually works, and more on the way. Oh, squee! MJ BizCon, you were the bestest friend DC's mad blogger could have...