If you are attending the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York City May 29 – June 1 then you do not want to miss the 4th Annual NYCE CWCB Rooftop After Party organized by Pistil Point Cannabis. The party will be at Hudson Terrace (621 W 46th Street, between 11th and 12th Ave) in New York City on Thursday May 30th. VIP doors open at 5 PM and doors open to the general public at 6:30 PM.
The after party is going to be hosted by Fab 5 Freddy who directed and narrated the hit Netflix film Grass is Greener. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the film you need to ASAP. It is literally the best cannabis film that has ever been made.
You cannot talk about cannabis culture without talking about hip hop, and you cannot talk about hip hop without talking about Fab 5 Freddy. Fab 5 Freddy is beyond a hero to me. Like many people my age, I grew up watching Freddy on the revolutionary show Yo! MTV Raps.
Where I lived, the show didn’t come on until late at night on the weekend. I would stay up way past my bedtime to see what hot new videos and musical acts Freddy would be introducing. To be able to hang out with him in such an amazing setting as Hudson Terrace is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Back in the day we didn’t have Google to learn all the terms and nuances about cannabis. For me and many other people, we learned by listening to hip hop songs and trying to figure it out from there. What is an L? What is a Philly blunt? ‘I’ve got 5 on it.’ Hip hop music has long been a conduit for cannabis culture and is the reason why I started consuming cannabis, and with it, why I became an activist.
I learned about cannabis for the first time via hip hop, was inspired to try cannabis for the first time because of hip hip, and learned about social justice issues because of hip hop. Fab 5 Freddy was how it all started for me. Fab will be joined by another one of my heroes in hosting the after party, High Times’ Danny Danko.
Danny Danko is on my ‘Mt. Rushmore of cannabis media’ and I was lucky enough to meet him at Hempstalk in Portland a few years ago. Danny is bursting with cannabis knowledge, and is one of the top cannabis cultivation experts on the entire planet, right up there with my main man Jorge Cervantes (Danny’s mentor from what I have read). Danny and Fab 5 Freddy will be joined by Jason Pinsky from Vice, Stash, Sid Gupta from Pistil Point, Kym B, Chloe Villano, and Hawaii Mike. It’s going to be an epic night and you should absolutely be there.
Where: Hudson Terrace 621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
When: Thursday May 30th, 2019
About Pistil Point Cannabis:
Pistil Point Cannabis operates one of the largest cannabis production brands in the world with indoor and outdoor production farms throughout Oregon and California. The company also serves as an active consultancy for cannabis projects in several states and around the world.