CANNABIS EXPO INNOVATOR “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS”
OF OAKLAND PRESENTING LANDMARK EVENT
Saturday & Sunday, September 3rd and 4th
Oakland, Ca. – Cannabis activist and CEO of the International Cannabis & Hemp Expo (INTCHE) Kim Cue is proud to announce that the 2011 expo will be held out in the open on the streets of downtown Oakland on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th from 12pm-8pm. The area between 14th St., Clay St. and San Pablo Ave including Ogawa Park will be blocked off for this celebration of education, awareness, and advancement of the cannabis movement. Located directly in front of City Hall will be the designated “215 Area” for patients to medicate. INTCHE was the first event to have an approved onsite medicating area for patients, and it was the first to bring the cannabis community together with the hemp industry to educate the general public on the 2 related plants and their individual benefits to the populace. Since the debut of the first INTCHE, many other producers have created events to try to capitalize on the emerging industry – but without a solid agenda of professionalism, education and advancement of the political movement for patients of medical cannabis.
The agenda for the 2-day event includes speaker’s panels debating current cannabis and hemp issues. One of those will be a discussion of the upcoming 2012 initiative to put legalization on the ballot in California. This topic holds significance because Colorado and Washington State have already put plans in motion to put it on the 2012 ballot as well. Historically initiatives have a greater chance of passing in presidential election years and when they have 60% support going into the race. Colorado is already at 80% approval. Passage of legalization propositions in any or all of these states will force a showdown with the Feds over States’ rights. The Gallup National Poll in October of 2010 showed 46% of Americans now would vote for full legalization, and that number continues to grow.
In addition to the panels there will be over 300 vendors with information about how to obtain a recommendation for medical use, new products, growing techniques, locations of dispensaries, etc. There will be live entertainment and a complimentary hash bar in the 215 Area. A variety of food and nonalcoholic beverages will be available at the event. Surrounding restaurants and bars outside the event will be open for business.
Judges who have purchased the $300 VIP ticket will receive a SWAG Bag with over 320 samples the week prior to the event. This will include 120 strains of cannabis, 40 hashes, 40 oils, 40 waxes, and a variety of edibles. The VIP ticket includes 2 days all access, a catered buffet including an array of cannabis infused foods, live entertainment on a private stage in the tented VIP area, a celebrity meet and greet, vapor lounge, and 2 hash bars. A limited number of these tickets are being offered. Over 50% of these have already been sold. These tickets are only available at: Angels Care in San Jose, Sonoma Patients Group in Santa Rosa, and 7 Stars in El Sobrante. Judges will cast their ballot at the event and winners will be announced at 4:20pm on Sunday.
Up to date information and advance ticket sales are available at www.intcheevents.org.