For the last four years we have had an annual hemp fair here in Prague. Cannafest events showcase the latest cutting edge technology for the pot industry, and give a series of lectures and documentaries. I was more interested in smoking some good weed there, but we took our time to see everything. The massive fair was packed with American sales people pushing their company’s philosophy and products. It still amazes me how far we have all come. A huge exhibition center, filled with everything weed related. The only thing missing from the fair was the smell of sweet ganja floating in the air.
Cannabis is turning into serious business. Every day you hear of new investors moving into Colorado to hone their pot skills before trying to take it global. I’m sure there are boardrooms, filled with ambitious investors and business people drooling at the projected profits to be made in this industry. Big business would be able to pump out a perfect product, probably at the best price. It will be up to each individual smoker I guess, do you want more big business, with all the corrupting side effects that it brings or stick to the traditional home/small grower who puts a bit of soul into what they do. Thankfully that consumer decision is a few years away yet.
For me, the cannafest 2013 highlight was sitting in the chill out zone (where you could smoke) and blazing up with a couple of guys from Saudi Arabia. Swapping stories about our native lands while sharing the herb, what a way to finish off European’s top hemp fair.