How much does a booth at the Denver Show cost?

One 10 x 10 booth costs $2,500, with an additional $250 for a corner.

How much does a booth at the Portland Show cost?

One 10 x 10 booth costs $2,500, with an additional $250 for a corner.

Are there discounts available for a 10 x 20?

Booth prices run in $2,500 increments per 10 x 10. For a 10 x 20, the cost is $5,000, 10 x 30 costs $7,500, 20 x 20 costs $10,000 etc.

Are there any other costs incurred outside of the set booth rate?

INDO EXPO booth prices are ALL-Inclusive. Included: Electricity (500W Denver, 600W Portland), WiFi, Complimentary porter service to assist you with move in / move out, Complimentary tickets/passes to all INDO EXPO evening networking events, Pipe, Drape, and 1 8 foot Table, 2 Chairs, and Wastebasket are provided per 10 x 10. Therefore, the only extra costs incurred is if an exhibitor requires additional electricity, extra tables and chairs, skirting for tables, and shipping freight to the Show.

Are we allowed to share a booth? If so, how does it work?

Yes. (A Booth Share should be chosen, when two separate companies wish to share the booth space.) When you complete the booth registration/contract, there is a selection for a Booth Share.  Choose that option and follow the instructions.  Total fee for two companies sharing an inline 10 x 10 booth is $3,500.  Invoices can be split between the two companies. Contact your show coordinator to confirm payment plans, booth sizes, etc.

*Each company will receive their own listing on all Exhibitor Rosters, in the Show Directory, notification on the booth sign, logo placement on INDO website, receive their own social media pushes via INDO EXPO Social Media platforms, etc.

 

Can we represent other labels or brands inside of our booth?

Yes. (An additional label/brand should be chosen, when the parent company owns more than one label and wishes to sell additional labels from the booth space.) When you complete the booth registration/contract, there is a selection for Additional Labels/Brands. Choose that option and follow the instructions.  Each additional label/brand is $250.

*Each company will receive their own listing on all Exhibitor Rosters, in the Show Directory, notification on the booth sign, logo placement on INDO website, receive their own social media pushes via INDO EXPO SM platforms, etc.

If I am a multi line distributor, do I need to pay $250 per all lines I represent and wish to show out of my booth space?

No. But only the main or parent company will be listed as an exhibitor withing the Show.

As an exhibitor may I sell retail merchandise?

If you are legally allowed to sell retail merchandise, pay taxes per your state laws and follow all laws regarding your sales transactions, Yes.

My company will not be able to exhibit, but we would still like to advertise within your Show directory, is that possible?

Yes. Choose which show you would like to advertise in via the below links:

Advertise in the Denver show directory

Advertise in the Portland show directory

What's the address for the Denver show?

451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216, Expo Halls

What's the address for the Portland show?

2060 N. Marine Drive Portland, Oregon, 97217

How do we ship freight to the show?

For information on shipping to the Denver show: Denver Shipping and Drayage

For information on shipping to the Portland show: Exhibitor Kit

How does INDO EXPO Promote the events?

Indo Expo shows have a strong presence on social media platforms, online event calendars, along with national and local print advertising campaigns. We utilize telemarketing to start per-registering buyers months before the show, as well as a large street team campaign to ensure a strong physical presence. We understand the importance of  being out in the community, all Indo Expo employees live in either the Denver or Portland areas. Our team attends Cannabis events, work with local farmers, visit grow sites, dispensaries, head shops and hydro stores to ensure we are always networking and growing.

How many people attend the Shows?

Denver:
November, 2014- 2000 ppl
July, 2015 – 2800 ppl
January, 2016- 3200 ppl
January, 2017 – 4500 ppl

Portland:
August, 2016- 4200 ppl

What type of stores/people attend the Show?

Grow Stores, Gardening Stores, Hydroponics Stores, Hardware Stores, Smoke Shops, Canna Businesses, Dispensaries, Private Investment Companies/Firms, Apparel Stores, Gift Stores, Jewelry & Accessories Stores, Art & Glass Galleries, Souvenir Shops and more.

How do I qualify for the complimentary two day pass?

You work in the Cannabis Industry and are able to present proof such as: employee pay stub, business card, or have a Sales Tax license number or  EIN number.  Please note, complimentary admission registration closes one week prior to show start. After that, you will be asked to purchase a ticket. See the below links for additional details and to submit your application:

Register for complimentary admission at the Denver show

Register for complimentary admission at the Portland show

I missed the pre-registration deadline, can I still get in for free?

Complimentary admission registration closes one week prior to show start. Once the deadline has passed, complimentary access is no longer available and you will be asked to purchase a ticket.

I would like to attend the Industry Only day on Saturday, but I do not possess the proper documentation. may I still attend, and if so, how?

Yes. You may purchase a two day event pass for $199 , and this pass provides access to the Expo and all seminars held on both days, as well as the evening networking events.

Purchase All Access Two Day Pass for the Denver show

Purchase All Access Two Day Pass for the Portland show

I purchased a $199 two day event ticket, but can not attend, may I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, email farrah@indoexpo.com for assistance with this.

I am interested in attending on Sunday, when you are open to the Public, how may I purchase a Sunday only ticket and what does it include?

The Sunday ticket allows for Sunday access  to the Expo, all seminars, demonstrations, and you can check out available career opportunities by seeing which exhibitors are hiring.

Purchase Sunday ticket for the Denver show

Purchase Sunday ticket for the Portland show

I purchased a general public ticket, but can not attend, may I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, email farrah@indoexpo.com for assistance with this.

What states is Cannabis recreational sales Legal in?

California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

May I purchase Cannabis at the event?

No.

May I sell my CBD line at the Show?

Yes. CBD products may be legally sold within the United States.

May I distribute swag from my booth?

Yes. Promotional items are a great way to attract people to your booth and build awareness about your brand. But it is not mandatory.

May I offer THC samples, edibles or distribute THC products at the Show?

No. It is illegal to distribute, consume or purchase any THC products at the INDO EXPO Show.

Smoking Marijuana at the Show Site, is it allowed?

No. None of the facilities that house our events allow for cannabis consumption on site.  When at our event, you must obey the state laws and facility rules.

I am attending the Show, do you have discounts with local area hotels?

May I bring my dog to the Show?

While we love pets, please do not bring your dogs any INDO EXPO Show. Only service animals are allowed.  All service animals must be on a leash and with the owner at all times.

My company is interested in sponsoring your event, what options are available?

INDO EXPO offers many Sponsorships, visit this link for additional information: Sponsorship Opportunities
We can also create a sponsorship based on your goals and budget. Contact indoexpo@indoexpo.com to start the conversation.

What is a Marijuana Producer?

A Producer grows marijuana. A producer may sell marijuana they produce to retailers.

What is a Marijuana Processor?

A licensed person or business that may process, package, and label usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products for sale at wholesale to marijuana retailers.

Have a question not listed here? Please shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you right away! Thank you

Swiss Smokers Are Using High-CBD, Very Low THC Bud For Medical And Recreational Purposes.

Swiss smokers are using high-CBD, very low THC bud for medical and recreational purposes.

Somethings strange is creeping in the Swiss Alps.  No it’s not Yeti with a well made pocket knife. It’s Cannabis that has less than 1% THC in it…….No I don’t mean Ruderalis, I’m talking about Indica and Sativa strains. Yes. That’s right the Swiss government legalized Cannabis in 2011, but with that legalization they mandated that the Cannabis to be used had to have less than 1% of THC. Of course here in America we are definitely going in the other direction, making our Cannabis strains very high in THC.

So if this is the case and the Swiss have such low doses of THC then how is the Cannabis market there booming? Well they have genetically sought out plants with high CBD instead. Now most of us understand that CBD is very helpful medically, there’s no debate about that but what kind of a feeling do you get when your strain is very low THC and very high CBD?

Apparently a good one.

 

In the past year alone, retailers licensed to sell the low-potency cannabis in Switzerland have grown from a handful to over 140. Sales have jumped too, with conservative estimates guessing this year’s cannabis sales will eclipse $100 million.

Swiss regulations say that legal cannabis has to have less than 1% THC, but it’s CBD levels that are getting Swiss customers excited. Known for its healing properties and medicinal benefits, growers in Switzerland are isolating cannabis genetics and cultivating strains specially made for high levels of cannabidiol, or CBD. For Switzerland’s new potheads, that means relief from all sorts of ailments, for those young and old.

To read the full article click here:

Higher Education Catching Up With A Booming Industry: Cannabis Consultant Certificate Program In Seattle Central College Has Become The Most Popular Continuing Education Program.

Higher Education Catching Up with a Booming Industry: Cannabis Consultant Certificate Program in Seattle Central College has become the most popular continuing education program.

Higher education in an baby industry that’s booming faster than the gold rush is so important. If you want to work in the industry you have to ask yourself some questions…, What will I do, “How will I do it?”, “Where do I get started?”. Well the answer might a continuing education program like the cannabis focused program at Seattle Central College.

 

Trey Reckling moved to Washington with the intent of becoming involved in the state’s emerging cannabis industry. He had 20 years of experience in higher education, but much of his experience with marijuana was through “self-directed study.”

Today, he’s an instructor at Seattle Central College and one of the chief architects behind the school’s Cannabis Institute, a new but booming continuing education program preparing students for careers in a new but booming industry.

“I wanted to provide an opportunity to step things up and give the industry what it needs,” he explains. “No other industry is so young, so lacking in infrastructure.”

To that end, Reckling partnered with Seattle Central’s interim Director for Continuing Education Lisa Babinec in January 2016 to develop a single in-person essentials course on cannabis. The continuing education program already included courses on liquor distillation and winemaking, so another focused on cannabis only made sense.

Read the full article here:

Hemp Seed Hummus

Hemp Seed Hummus

Servings: 2 cups
Author: Diet Taste
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas or canned, garbanzo beans
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cloves small garlic minced
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • GARNISH: paprika red pepper flakes, chopped parsley or coriander
Instructions
  1. Grind hemp seeds in coffee grinder (or spice grinder or pestle and mortar). Put them into food processor with lemon juice, chickpeas, water, garlic, olive oil and salt.
  2. Blend for about 1 minute or until smooth. If you want thinner hummus, add a little bit more water.
  3. To serve, put in a plate or a bowl, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, red pepper flakes and chopped parsley or coriander.
Pharmaceutical Company That Spent $500k Trying To Keep Cannabis Illegal Just Got DEA Approval For Synthetic Marijuana

Pharmaceutical company that spent $500k trying to keep Cannabis illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Where are politics and lobbyists? Everywhere. And this is a clear case where the hypocrisy of the drug war could not be more evident. Read a snippet from the Washington Post article about how Insys Therepeutics wants to make a synthetic marijuana. Dig deep…and ask why?

 

Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug.

Insys gave $500,000 last summer to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the group opposing marijuana legalization in Arizona. The donation amounted to roughly 10 percent of all money raised by the group in an ultimately successful campaign against legalization. Insys was the only pharmaceutical company known to be giving money to oppose legalization last year, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance records.

Syndros is a synthetic formulation of THC, the main psychoactive component in the cannabis plant. It was approved by the FDA last summer to treat nausea, vomiting and weight loss in cancer and AIDS patients. The DEA approval places Syndros and its generic formulations in Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act, indicating a “high potential for abuse.” Other Schedule II drugs include cocaine, morphine and many prescription painkillers.

Read the full article at the Washington Post right here:

8 New Marijuana Markets Slated To Launch In 2018

8 new marijuana markets slated to launch in 2018

Get ready for the next iteration of the green rush.

The marijuana industry is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in 2018, when at least eight of the 11 states that passed significant medical or recreational cannabis measures last year are expected to start sales.

That will lead to billions of dollars in additional annual revenues for the cannabis sector and create thousands of business opportunities.

Here’s an update on when these new markets are expected to launch, as of now:

Montana

Florida

Arkansas

North Dakota

Maine

Massachusetts

Nevada

California

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Louisiana

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From Big Pharma To The Cannabis Industry: Q&A With PharmaCann’s Chris Diorio

From Big Pharma to the cannabis industry: Q&A with PharmaCann’s Chris Diorio

Pharmaceutical professions are making the hop to the Cannabis industry and this is a “Q” and “A” session with Chris Diorio, who worked in the pharma industry for 25 years. He is now the director of PharmaCann in New York.

PharmaCann has a cultivation and processing site and four vertically integrated dispensaries in New York, as well two grow sites in Illinois, where the company is headquartered.

Diorio’s path to PharmaCann started simply enough during a dinner with two former colleagues, one who previously worked with Diorio at Pfizer and the other a former retail pharmacist. Both were working at Bloomfield Industries, a PharmaCann competitor in the cannabis industry.

Read the full article here.

8 Major Cannabinoid Acids Produced By Cannabis

8 Major Cannabinoid Acids Produced by Cannabis

Cannabis produces many compounds called Cannabiniods. We don’t know the exact number but sceintists believe it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 300-400 different compounds. You are probably familiar with THC, CBD and maybe CBN but there are many other compounds in Cannabis that are being discovered daily, especially with the legalization of Cannabis sprouting up everywhere.

 

8 Major Cannabinoid Acids Produced by Cannabis

Cannabis doesn’t directly make the most famous cannabinoids associated with the plant, THC and CBD. Instead, it synthesizes several cannabinoid acids (Figure 1). These cannabinoid acids must be “activated” (decarboxylated), usually by heat, to yield the compounds that most consumers are after (THC or CBD). But in addition to THCA and CBDA, there are number of related cannabinoid acids that can be produced by Cannabis. These are:

CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid)

THCA9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)

CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid)

CBCA (Cannabichromenenic acid)

CBGVA (Cannabigerovarinic acid)

THCVA (Tetrahydrocanabivarinic acid)

CBDVA (Cannabidivarinic acid)

CBCVA (Cannabichromevarinic acid)

Figure 1: Biosynthetic pathway resulting in production of cannabinoid acids. Each cannabinoid acid can be subsequently decarboxylated into a corresponding cannabinoid, such as THC, CBD, or THCV.

Click here…..To read the full article written by Nick Jikomes.

 

Canada To Legalize Cannabis Nationwide

Canada To Legalize Cannabis Nationwide

So in a amazing display of intelligence and progressiveness, Canada will be legalizing cannabis across the board nationwide. There will be an age requirement of 18 to purchase Cannabis.

 

CBC News reported earlier this evening that Canada’s Liberal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is expected to propose legislation in early April that will, if adopted, lead to the full adult-use legalization of cannabis by July 1, 2018.

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan,” the news report stated.

 

Now if we could only get the United States to follow suit! Click here to read the full article.

Ganja Guacamole

Ganja Guacamole

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Ganja Guacamole, Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, cilantro and lime. Jalapeno and cilantro give this ganja guacamole a kick.

Ingredients

4 avocados, peeled skin and pits removed, one pit reserved
1 cucumber, peeled skin and seeds removed, diced
½ cup chopped green onions, white and green parts
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup THC oil
1 jalapeno pepper
½ cup firmly packed cilantro, chopped
Juice from 2 limes
1 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender (or food processor).
  2. Blend until the mixture is nice and smooth.
  3. Add the blended guac to a serving bowl.

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container. Best used within 1 day.

http://herb.co/recipes/ganja-guacamole/

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