The Cow Palace is notorious in these parts. It’s been the site of many events over the years, hosting everything from roller derbies to Dicken’s fairs and even last years gun show.
This weekend, the Cow Palace in Daly City is about to put on its most controversial trade show up to date; The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo is coming to the Cow Palace for the first time ever on April 17 and April 18. (Yes, the weekend before 4:20) from 10am to 6pm.
It’s a chance for the public to learn about the medical marijuana trade from vendors and speakers and see 100,000-square feet of displays showing off products to grow and ingest marijuana. The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo will also feature a patient area with the 1st ever approved on-site consumption space (for medical marijuana card carrying patients only), and feature The Connoisseurs Cup 2010 featuring Celebrity Judge, Ed Rosenthal (Cup tickets are available at the HopeNet, Sonoma Patients Groups and others.) All proceeds benefit the hemp industry and medical cannabis community.
Last July, Oakland law passed to tax all cannabis plants. Oakland’s auditor estimates that based on annual sales of $17.5 million for the four legal cuts in the city, it will generate an estimated $294,000 for Oakland city revenue in its first year.