Harvest Honey Hits Up The Kush Expo In Los Angeles
Posted by Harvest Honey | October 25 2012 | 2559 views | Comments ↓
B-Real and some bud beauties.
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Med+ainers show their wares.
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Kottonmouth Kings rep for Med West.
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It was just another beautiful weekend in Los Angeles when the patients, potrepreneurs and pot-heads arrived at the LA Center Studios for the Kush Expo. The doors opened at 12 and it appears as if “stoner time” may be a thing of the past because there was already a line of people waiting and the vendors and activists were ready to go. While standing in line I made friends with a couple guys from Magic Medibles, they gave me a Mighty Wax Donut donut…. And away I went!
If you would have asked me 10 years ago where I thought the cannabis industry would be and where activists would be holding its events today, I never would have said it would be in an outdoor event center across the freeway from the U.S. District Court. But in this day and age, unless I was dreaming, it sure is! The progress of the cannabis industry is truly embodied at events like this. As you walk in you are greeted by activists, models and spectators in front of rows of “kush” related booths, a train of food trucks, and the 420 medicating area fenced-in on a street corner and a cannabis doctor onsite. We all gather here celebrate the miracle that is the cannabis plant, and the freedom we have has patients under Prop 215 and SB 420.
It's A Marijuana Family Affair
As I stroll down the rows of booths I am greeted with familiar faces that are cornerstones and characters of the movement, like Richard Eastman of the LA JEMM. You might recognize him from every city council meeting in LA or Long Beach pertaining to Medical Marijuana. And wait, did I mention he is currently running for City Council of Hollywood? Go Vote!
Then there is Henry Hemp, who reminds me that we are often in the presence of the same people and energy over and over, we just don’t notice because they don’t all have a huge weed leaf on their head. Kind of makes me want to be a bit more colorful with my attire. Henry has a couple comic books for sale about the future where hemp saves the world. I ran into B-Real for a second at the BREAL.TV booth that was bumpin good tune, as expected. Its always nice to see him and his team, he is so friendly and such a good activist for the cannabis community. And of course, The Kottonmouth Kings were there to present the award for the Ms. Kush 2012.
Something For The Cannabis Growers (and Collectives)
I am pleased to say the nutrient and fertilizer market is finally starting to open up a bit more to the canna-world. A few years ago some companies were treated like lepers when they were open to being MMJ specific or to work well with cannabis. But today, with all of the progress, companies like Blue Sage Microbes, Hydro Sol & Doggett Simpson (I picked up a sample of D&S and will be reviewing its effectiveness in a later article) or Plantastic (a natural hormone that guarantees you all female plants) are able to set up a booth and let the cannabis world know this stuff’s for you! And if you grow indoors, Method Seven makes a few styles of glasses that will save your eyes from the damage that is cause by extended exposure to grow lights. A pretty neat idea considering I’ve apparently hurting my eyes by using shades not specific for the indoor light color spectrum and intensity, thus burning my retina. Ouch!
If you’re a managing member of a collective, working for a collective or interested in the collective industry, there was plenty for you. Med Men was there to be your consultant and guide to the cannabis industry in California and Arizona. This group aims to help collectives develop their corporation, establish their location and procure or grow their medicines, putting a new business owner on the right path. There is a new patient tracking software on the market now called RX-PASS. This allows you to check your patients in using simply a QR code. I couldn’t decide if this was cool and would make me feel VIP or if I would feel like just a number? Either way it was efficient.
I made friends with some people from the Med+ainer booth. At first I thought, just another bottle company. But no! This bottle is waterproof & has a built in grinder. Some even glow in the dark. The only thing it didn’t do was roll it up for me! There was a variety of edibles, infusions and oils here as well. The always delicious and potent Bhang Chocolate bar had a nice little lounge area where I partook in lounging for a bit, then I learned about the medicated coffee, hot sauce and pain creams offered by Cali Fresh… All the non-medicated samples made me increasingly in need of my very own safety meeting. Imagine them medicated!
Victory For Vape-Pens
As the day was winding down, I found solace in the 420 medicating area where it seemed like there was a vape-pen off! I grabbed a sample of the CO2 oil from the Med-West booth and dove right in.
Vaporizer pens are without a doubt the latest and the greatest evolution in cannabis contraptions. G-Pen was there with their new glass tank that simulates the act of taking a dab, which is pretty epic. A new company called Hydro-Strike launched their line of vape-pens, some for cigarette replacement, others a bit more open to suggestion with discrete smoke tanks and a new proprietary heating element. Another new concentrate pen that just hit the market is called the Cloud, which is much smaller than the rest of the pens currently available on the market and it comes in different colors (I got a pink one).
After I watched the awards ceremony for the Kush Cup I noticed a man sleeping in one of the fold up chairs and realized that it was time for my very own safety-nap. This event comes HIGHLY recommended by Big Buds & Harvest Honey! Until next time. . .Stay glassy-eyed, smokers.
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Article by Harvest Honey, on Oct. 25th 2012