Not all cannabis events are created equal. Some are large like Cannacon or Seattle Hempfest, and others are small like CannaStem or Blunt Talks, but these have one thing in common, education while networking. Then there are parties with friends, where one is allowed to smoke as much cannabis as humanly possible while interacting with other influencers and other members of the cannabis industry.
On November 2, I got to ride along Blazing Washington’s mobile party from Seattle to Tacoma ending in a hip-hop concert headlining Twista and local group Off The Dome with 23 dynamic people in Washington State’s cannabis industry, a 5-hour ride provided by Lyon Pride Music that involved copious amounts of cannabis and laughs. In no particular order here are some of my highlights, on the attendees and the sponsors for this event.
(Pictured Above) Neil Lequia was there representing Cannabis City and Seattle Gear. If you don’t know this guy or the brands he represents, you should. He’s a behind the scenes influencer who helps make the party. Next is Julia Lee from The Cannabis Alliance. Besides belonging to an amazing organization that’s doing good work for the cannabis conversation, Julia is a power toker. She took some of the biggest drags for someone under 6ft tall.
From Seattle to Tacoma, we stopped to pick up passengers and for special moments like when we stopped for a tour of Pilot Farms. A beautiful grow that uses predator insects and not pesticides, something I would like to call best practices. One of my two favorite things on this trip occurred here at Pilot Farms, how does a blind person enjoy a garden? Something I never thought about until then, and it was beautiful to see another person seeing things in their own way.
When we first showed up, local activist Gary Prater was a little down at the thought of being unable to touch the plants, but a beautiful nug was plucked so Gary could experience the plant the only way he can, through touch and smell. His face lit up like a kid on Christmas, this was Gary’s first grow which made me also think how cannabis helps so many people with different conditions and a good portion of them will never see the farm that brought them their steak. Besides allowing us a tour of their farms, Pilot prerolls were included in our swag bags, this little stick of happiness started my following day right.
Thanks to the Sticky Budz crew, Tiffany and Effie, who brought fantastic along. Besides the excellent prerolls and concentrates, they brought out an all-star product known as Trifecta, an infused preroll with a punch.
It’s hard to attend events and document them properly, so I feel I’m doing the upcoming guys a disservice by not recording their amazing skills with video but let me present the T.H.Sea brothers. Not only are these guys passionate about the cannabis they grow but also teaching others. My manual dexterity stops after video games, so it was amazing to see these guys consistently roll joints with quality flower the size of Shaq’s thumb. Besides the exhibit of rolling and dab expertise, the brothers broke out a cannagar that can retail for around $300. A beautiful hand rolled cigar size joint, rolled with the leaves from the cannabis plant, making for an excellent smoking experience that made multiple rounds with 23 people.
After the garden tour and picking up all the guests, we also stopped at the Twista meet and greet in the pot shop Emerald Leaves. After the meet and greet we went on to get food and then the show. The event was a great success, and I would like to thank Blazing Washington and the other sponsors for bringing us on board.
Some people frown upon cannabis events thinking it’s a snub to the past, but I say nay. All cannabis events benefit the overall cause, and there is room for all of them, as long as the events consistently have no incidences, it proves cannabis is not the drug one was taught in the 50s and beyond. We all should cheer on their success. Besides networking it’s a victory lap of ending the ignorance, ending marijuana prohibition.
I make these sacrifices (sarcasm intended, no one has ever died from cannabis) for you the reader, the person who lives in a prohibition State. The person being told by the powers that be that the normalization of marijuana will bring about the doom of society when in reality it’s bringing them together. Society is slowly recognizing the benignness of a cannabis party, and it’s with due diligence I put myself in harm’s way (wink wink) of trying to consume as much cannabis in as many locations for your scientific reference (for science!).
The following are bonus pictures with context;