Calgary put on a fantastic two day event at Stampede Park. The 2017 Calgary Hempfest will be in our memories forever because Barb won a joint rolling contest, receiving a nice MGM glass bong for her one handed victory and we met wonderful new people.
We drove from Vancouver Island, through the mountains to Calgary. The scenery is outstanding in the Rocky Mountains. Experienced every type of weather in sun, rain, snow, hail, clouds and windy conditions, plus we drove through two active avalanche areas.
The Calgary Hempfest exposed the need for more growing equipment manufacturers to attend these events. There were all of two lighting companies showing off new technology. Fertilizer companies are not our favourite industry because of marketing techniques applied to the public. Most events attendees sifted through numerous head shops. We ended up buying two cool glass bongs, an electric grinder and 420 Wipes. Wow there is a ton of new paraphernalia to see these days.
Barb and I were judges at a recent High Times Cannabis Cup. We never knew who owned what cannabis entry because they were only numbered. To our surprise we ran into the winner of the best Sativa category. We got to smoke that winning weed.
We spent time listening to Dana Larsen talk about activism. Everyone should do a small part to create the industry we need to be a part of in the future. Another speaker was the CEO of SunDial, a large producer. They are going to try to take over the grow market. We’re hoping they make room for the craft growers of the world.
Our best connection to the cannabis growing industry came through the GrowTronics company. They had a new laser light technology we may receive the chance to use and review. That would be exciting to be one of the first growers to experience another new lighting technology.
Special thanks goes out to Calgary for allowing such a great event to take place in their great city.