Cannabis Convention Seeks Place in History

function share_this(num) {
 tit=encodeURIComponent('Cannabis Convention Seeks Place in History');
 site = new Array(5);
 return false;

  Cannabis Convention Seeks Place in History

Posted by CN Staff on April 03, 2010 at 09:36:23 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post 
Source: Denver Post  

Denver, CO  -- Inside the Colorado Convention Center, a woman in a faded ball cap picks up a glass pipe — with its swirling shades of blue and elegant design curves — as if she were an archaeologist beholding a great treasure. Think Indiana Jones, but with marijuana paraphernalia."This is freaking sick!" she exclaims. "I think I'm in love. Like, seriously."
Behind the counter, Noah Holland grins. Asked earlier whether anyone ever thought his creations — hand-blown items that cost as little as $20 or as much as $1,200 — are too pretty to light, he shrugged off the suggestion."It's something," said Holland, the owner of a shop called Head Space in Kansas City, that "you're going to look at every day, right?"Welcome to the first ever Colorado Cannabis Convention, a sprawling expanse of 300-plus canna-business booths competing for the attention of thousands of customers strolling by — the sick, the stoned and the merely curious.There are dispensaries and cannabis-themed magazines, security companies and insurance firms. There are cooking displays, marijuana growing services and hemp fashion shows. Businesses with catchy names — The Dead Shed, the Mad Batter Baking Company — and others with, er, catchy visuals: seductive pitchwomen wearing tall boots, low tops and as little as possible in between.In short, it's marijuana Disneyland."Did you ever think you'd see the day," event organizer Michael Lerner, a marijuana media magnate from California, shouted into a microphone, "when there would be a huge cannabis convention at the Colorado Convention Center?" Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: April 3, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 

Home    Comment    Email    Register    Recent Comments    Help    

Comment #4 posted by runruff on April 03, 2010 at 19:42:46 PT
People who butt kiss their way to power!
Obstructionist to freedom!Why does it take a show of strength, as in huge crowds of protesters, in order to get some of these guys to recognize individual rights! One person alone should be able to say "I want my mmj" and get it no questions ask!They try to measure our movement by how many people are involved or what the polls say? This is not right, it is bullying at it's worst and I have always hated a bully! How are they so blind that they can't see that our way, the American way, is if I am only one out of 300 million who want to do something in my home that effects no one then, who has anything to say to that?Individual rights! Who will say no to my god given individual rights? Well, Brooks Brothers have not created the suit that could do that job!
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 03, 2010 at 17:56:34 PT
Demonstrators Pack Into Marijuana Convention
April 3, 2010URL:
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #2 posted by Boulder Patient on April 03, 2010 at 17:28:00 PT
While conventions draw huge crowds, the state puts
up red state for patients.The state has so far refused to give enough resources to the staff that handle medical marijuana applications in Colorado. Even though the program is a huge revenue generator, and most of the money is taken out of the program and put into other projects.I wrote a little guide at the link below about the new changes.At first they wanted patients to have to deliver applications by hand, but they relented and still allow certified mail.
Boulder Medical Marijuana Card
[ Post Comment ]


Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 03, 2010 at 09:55:50 PT

Kumar Goes from W. House Back To Hollywood
April 3, 2010Washington, D.C. -- Nine months after leaving Hollywood for the White House, the actor Kal Penn is returning to Tinseltown to reprise his most famous role, as the marijuana-loving "Kumar" in the raucous "Harold and Kumar" feature film comedies.As Kalpen Modi -- Kal Penn is his stage name -- the 32-year-old actor has been working in the Obama White House since July as an associate director of public engagement.The magazine "Entertainment Weekly" reported on its website on Friday that Penn was leaving to make a new Harold and Kumar movie, this one with a Christmas theme, which might be shot in 3-D.Penn, who had campaigned for President Barack Obama, took a big pay cut to work in his administration after starring in "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" and playing a leading role on the medical-mystery television drama "House."The writers of "House" cleared Penn's schedule to take his new job in Washington by having his character abruptly commit suicide last year.One of the few Indian-American actors to make it big in Hollywood, Penn has said he was inspired to get involved in politics partly by his grandparents, who marched with Mahatma Gandhi in the Indian independence movement.The Washington Post reported on Saturday that the White House was declining comment, saying Modi "has no announcements to make about his tenure here at this point."Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Vicki AllenCopyright: 2010 Thomson Reuters URL:
[ Post Comment ]

  Post Comment