New Yorks Marijuana Conference a Great Success
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 10/23/2014 in Medical Marijuana Laws
The International Cannabis association hosted the largest East Coast Cannabis Business Expo in New York city this past weekend and has the entire industry in a business bustle. State Senator Diane Savino headlined the enterprising event held at the Marriott Marquis Broadway; also sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry, including the presidential Sponsor Marijuana Doctors. Saturday through Monday about 900 people attended the expo at $500 a pop.At events like these people are well educated in one subject above all else, medical marijuana. With that knowledge, people are creating synergies of skills with the progressive marijuana movement, truly creating a real industry.This particular expo has less to do with the actual medicine itself, and rather everything else relevant to the business side of the industry. After the success in states where medical marijuana is legal, people are taking advantage of the ‘green rush’ while it’s still fresh.
‘Ganjapreneurs’ came to the big apple from all over the world and in every field from Marijuana insurance to CO2 extractors, all in turn making the industry take off. Companies known all over nation attended the convention such as NORML, Leafly, and High Times. Walking around the expo, concepts you never would have contemplated were materializing there and taking advantage of the market before anyone else. Kanberra is a tea tree oil based air freshener with no chemicals that comes in all shapes and sizes and actually smells wonderful and real. After increase in orders they made the realization that medical marijuana users have a high demand for their ‘loud’ medicine so they decided to try and expand into that demographic. CBD infused beauty products also made a big impact while handing out plenty of free samples and attracting attention. The line ‘Defined’ had anti-aging pills, creams and other health products for men and women. There was also a cannabis fashion line called ‘420Friendly’ selling their marijuana undies, socks and shirts to help raise money for Senator Savino’s re-election throughout the weekend raking in about $500. Other exhibitors such as the Cannabis Career Institute presented their courses on medical marijuana business, teaching how to create everything from a brand to business models. It was like a comic con for the ganjapreneur looking for opportunity and connections.