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Events & Expos
ExpoCannabis attracted more media attention then any hemp fair.
All the main Spanish newspapers, TV Stations and Radios came to the fair and informed largely about this ground-breaking event.
They focused on the fact that cannabis is not just a recreational drug, is also a plant that has been used through history to benefit mankind with his innumerable applications.
The Treating Yourself team's target for this Medicinal Marijuana&Hemp Expo is to build awareness, generate interest, educate and provide the readers (which include medical marijuana, alternative medicine users, members of the hemp community, their caregivers, professionals in this and related industries) with conscientious, ethical, and reliable information to assist them with the management of their wide and varied health needs and provide them with access to safe and reliable products. We wish them Good Luck!
It will be presented a cycle of themes about the natural resources uses as hemp in the textile industry, biodiesel, civil construction, medicine and others.
The presence of international specialists in distinct areas promises to make a a great informational event also.
There are also organized artistic moments with performing artists, musiciand and other performers.
The portugese Feira is aiming to national and international companies that operate within these sectors and of course the public.
In 1995 the first Cannabis Growers Cup was held, and has been held ever since.
Quickly a reputation for a great weekend spread amongst cannabis users across the globe. Soon Jack Herer, Dennis Peron, Ed Rosenthal, the Cannabis Culture crew from Canada and others visited and the MardiGrass reputation was established.
In the year 2000, an attempt was made to establish Cannabis Cafes in Nimbin, as a response to the robust street dealing culture of that year.
Locals felt, after discussions with area police, that this was approved, but in 2001 that illusion fell away when twenty nine police raided all of them in one day, and put an end to the experiment.
In 1999 during the first worldwide Million Marijuana March, New York City held another of its annual marijuana marches.
The Village Voice reported on the police and organizer estimates of the crowd size: "the police claim it was 4000 people while organizers say 20,000".
J-Day in Dunedin, New Zealand is celebrated in the city's center of town, The Octagon, on the first Saturday of May (2nd, 2009) from 'High Noon' until 4:20 pm. Dunedin is arguably chronologically the first city in the world to host any GMM event.
Named '4:20 Extreme', local participants climb the famous Baldwin Street to meet at the top by 4:20 am.
After eight years exhibiting in Bern, at the BEA Expo, CannaTrade relocated to Basel, at the Trade Fair Basel, in 2009.
In 2010 the hemp fair will take place again in Basel. The reason is mainly the positive feedback for this location which is also of interest relating the airport and the direct border area to Germany and France.
The sixth annual event in 2009, which solidifies Spannabis as the largest show in the world dedicated to this topic, focused on medicinal Cannabis
There were held a series of discussions and conferences on the therapeutic uses not as well known to the general public - such as alleviating pain or reducing the side effects of chemotherapy - as well as focusing on the legal parameters of using the Cannabis plant in medicine.
During the 2004 and 2005 events, there were available many leisure activities you can do in Amsterdam like 420 boat traveling, garden tours at the Cannabis College, the 420 Smokeout, and more educational activities such as growing seminars hosted by several growing legends as well as seminars on grow room set-up/design and security.
At the IC 420 Growers Cup breeders like Soma, GreenHouse, Karma Genetics, Magus Genetics, Mosca Negra, Reservoir Seeds, Kiwi Seeds, Motavation, Reeferman, Homegrown FantaSeeds and others surprise the visitors and judges with their latest discoveries.
The fun is also included in the package.
There are numerous events during the Highlife Hemp Fair besides the Expo, like very cool parties (with special dancers in weird costumes and coreography), seminars, concerts, and of course the Highlife Cannabis Cup, where there are present many great, potent cannabis strains to smoke and cannabis seeds to buy.
Participants like Bazar, Genesis, Paradise Seeds, DNA Genetics, Reserva Privada, T.H.C., Sensi Seeds come to the Cup to show the surprises they have come up with this year.
They also gave the smokers the opportunity to decide on the best Hydro, Outdoor, Bio, Haze, Neder Hash, Booth, Product, any many other awards, that sent everybody home satisfied.
There are no proofs, but it seems like the first Cannabis Cup was organized in 1987, when a HighTimes editor, Steven Hager, came to the Netherlands for an interview with the founder of the first Dutch Cannabis Seeds Company. Together with a photographer, they were the only 3 judges to decide which of the four enrolled seed companies will win the competition: Super Sativa Seed Club, Sensi Seed Club, the Seed Bank and "Cultivator's Choice".
Since then, the High Times Cannabis Cup developed in many ways. It reached international dimensions, and high numbers regarding public and celebrity participation and popularity.
Until 1992, there were not many seed banks willing to participate at this event, and its great diversity was not yet reached. But the 5th and the 6th High Times Cannabis Cups represented the return of the seed companies, like Homegrown Fantasy and the Sensi Seeds Bank, Nirvana Seeds, Dutch Passion.
The 1994 Cannabis Cup brought great novelties. The first Hemp Expo was held at the Pax Party House and the parties at the Milkweg Club started. It also was the first internationally concerning edition. The New York Times published an article on this event, and the population from Tokyo could watch a one hour documentary on this matter.
The following year however, the amplitude of the Cannabis Cup drastically modified. Participants from USA and Canada enrolled in the competition. Media representatives and reporters massively came to record the event. Thousands of people traveled to Amsterdam to be judgers, or just to freely smoke the best cannabis strains.
At the 10 years celebration, the High Times Cannabis Cup the guests had the great surprise to meet Rita Marley, the widow of Bob Marley. She came to participate in a ritual meant to honor and celebrate Bob Marley's memory. It was the first countercultural icon to enter the High Times Cannabis Hall of Fame. Since then, this ceremonial ritual has been repeated each year during the Cannabis Cup.
Other memorable names in the cannabis culture have been honored and entered in the Hall of Fame, like: Louis Armstrong, Allen Ginsberg, Ina May Gasking (founder of the midwife movement), Bob Dylan, Paul Krassner, John Trudell (former chairman in the American-Indian Movement), Tommy Chong, Rainbow Family members Barry Adams and Garrick Beck.
In the past ten years, each Cannabis Cup had a main theme. In 2000 there was the "Honor the Goddess" Cannabis Cup, when many women celebrities attended. There have also been the "Peace" Cannabis Cup, the "Return of the Kind / Freedom" Cannabis Cup, the "Conspiracy" Cannabis Cup, named after the book of the celebrity that was inducted into the Hall of Fame that year, Jack Herrer.
For nine years, until 2002, the Cannabis Hemp Expo was held at the Pax Party House. When is got closed, the High Times Hemp Expo first did not have another place to happen, then tried with the Amuse, then in the Northern Amsterdam in the Docklands Building of the NDSM Harbor. Happily, since 2007 the Hemp Expo found a suitable surrounding in the PowerZone, where it opened its doors for two years, but in 2009 the Expo was spread through the coffeeshops.
The 20th anniversary of the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2007 brought together Tommy Chong from the legendary "Cheech & Chong" as the counter cultural icon to enter the Hall of Fame, and Redman as host of the usual fashion show brought by Hempworks. It was a crazy funny and interactive session of the Cup.
They even released a DVD with the entire festival.
This Hempfest bring together each year thousands and even tens of thousands of Americans and not only.
They come to listen to the traditional speeches of the Festival, held by movement luminaries such as Rob Kampia from the Marijuana Policy Project, Jack Cole of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Stephen Gaskin from the Farm Commune and medical patient Angel Raich came to address Hempfest's massive crowd.
Around the time of the Hempfest Seattle's roads are a snarled traffic cluster for miles long. For the past ten years it has been a great place for cannabis activists to gather and make a statement.
During the party visitors enjoyed a live music programme including a session by The Vaporizers and a performance by famous Dutch rapper Lange Frans.
In between and after the live acts DJ/Host Sieger M. Geertsma made sure the joint was rocking.
Additionally two speakers delivered a speach: Jackie Woerlee (medical activist) and Wernard Bruining (chairman of GroenVrij Internet Party).