Forget 420: This City Gets A Whole Week Of Weed-Themed Celebrations

Forget 420: why have a single day dedicated to cannabis when you can have a week-long weed festival?

September 6 through 11 has been declared Weed Week In Anchorage, Alaska: the goal, organizers say, is to bring together the cannabis community to share information, insights, and top-quality cannabis, normalizing the use of the plant and promoting cannabis tourism in the north.

Activities planned for Anchorage's Weed Week include the Taste of Terps festival, where participants can sample cannabis products ranging from flower to edibles and concentrates, educational seminars on the differences between strains, cooking with cannabis, and the role of the endocannabinoid system in mood and anxiety disorders. As one might expect from any heavily corporate-sponsored cannabis festival in 2016, there's a strong business focus to the event, with entrepreneurs and business leaders gathering at the Pitch Fest and Demo Day.

The Cannabis Classic will also partner with Weed Week on the Mid-Summer Harvest Cup, a competition showcasing who's got the Highest THC/CBD, Best Indica, Best Sativa, Best Hybrid, and a host of other categories. Past winners include Evan Schlosberg, grower and owner of Matanuska Thunder Seeds. 

Tickets range from $99 for the early bird package, available until August 15, to a $275 VIP package that includes access to the following: the award show, yoga, Fun Run and Beer Tasting, the Taste of Terps Festival, Wake 'n' Bake Brunch, and seminars. 

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Posted by Civilized on Friday, July 29, 2016


We're three days away from CanEx Jamaica — a business conference and expo boasting at the Montego Bay Convention Center, boasting more than 2,000 delegates from over 30 countries, 200 exhibitors and sponsors, from cultivators to investment firms, and more than 60 speakers to discuss the shifting medicinal, legal, regulatory and business landscape of the cannabis industry. The conference is now in its fourth year, but if you've never been before, it can be an overwhelming task gauging what to expect. For that, look no further: Here's your guide to CanEx Jamaica 2019.

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