This was the 3rd annual Indo Expo and it was held at the Denver Mart in Colorado. First of all, the Expo was incredibly well ran. They had enough friendly people at will call to get checked in with in just a few minutes of arriving. I have been to tons of trade show in and outside of this industry and checking in always seems to be a level of confusion; not with these guy. The grounds were incredibly well kept and the clean up crew definitely deserves a huge shout of for maintaining a tight ship as well.
After having been to Trade Shows in MMJ only States I was in for a real treat getting to experience a rec State could offer. The pungent smell of sweet, sweet cheeba was definitely in the air. Even though you could not smoke on premise you could still bring plants to demonstrate your products. It was refreshing to walk the floor and actually get to see the grow tents, commercial trimming machines, grow lights, and nutrients have real plants inside.
In Colorado State anyone who works as an employee in the Marijuana industry has to be registered with the State and get their own identification badge. The Indo Expo was great because the only attendees on the first day of the show were badge holders. If you are trying to get you canna hustle on, this is definitely a room you want to be in.
There are so many dedicated people who give everything to help education the healing benefits of this plant. Definitely Grow for Vets and Denver NORML were incredibly inspiring booths a long the way. The vendors were great as well. Meeting the young Entrepreneurs behind undoubtedly future powerhouses in the industry like Cannapages, KindTech IT Services, and Cannabis Labels was an experience all of its own. As the Country starts to take us more seriously you can tell the ganjapuners are taking their businesses seriously as well.
When legalization was just a dream no one was certain about the vitality of this industry, however now it is pretty clear this is big business. There are a sea of Marijuana related expos. Finding one that is wroth the time and effort can sometimes be a difficult challenge. I can say with first hand experience that the Indo Expo is definitely a show that delivers on what it promises.