First I want to get right to it and thank Marco Renda. I met Marco after I started drawing for the magazine Treating Yourself. A few times over the past 2 years, I can say Marco and I become friends. ;-) If you get to know Marco you quickly realize he does not bother with bullshit. Last year, with short notice he presented us with Treating Yourself Expo 2010. I was concerned because I have heard of Marijuana Expos with girls dancing from poles with boobies and bud, nude fashion shows and more and that is not the direction I want to go. This is my son's medicine. Well last years Expo was great but this years was fantastic!
So many venders. Seeds, grow, compassion clubs, bakeries, clothing, glass art, activists, patients, KNOWLEDGE and EDUCATION. If you want to learn about Medicinal Cannabis THIS is the place to be!! Thank you Marco for making it HAPPEN! Marco is also a patient, I think many people forget that. He knows how important his medicine is to him. I know how important it is to Storm.
Below are photos of my booth, when I came up that escalator and saw my booth I started to cry - which made Norman and Storm laugh. WOW! This is the only event we attend and the only time I really show my work. I am determined more than anything to share with others what we know to be true! Especially parents with terminally ill children or children suffering with chronic pain. I have dreams that if you take your child to the hospital with a broken arm.. before they pump chemicals into them they offer a natural plant cannabis brownie! IMAGINE!! THE Safer alternative! Well, I was honored. I still sit here and shake my head and thank God for people like the people I met at the EXPO and Marco. I came home STRONGER and even more determined! - LOL -also extremely tired ...the show went from 9 to 8 and I wanted to be able each day to give my best so I was in bed each night at 10 * I will admit I wanted to party a few nights = especially with my friend Candice, but remembering why I'm here I did not. The EXPO was professional, educational and fun. I met so many wonderful people, other venders and patients and just people curious. I will be speaking about them all, Jodie Emery, Irvin, Friends, fans, ROOR, Grow bot, Russ, Todd, Sean, Laurentine, Benny, Kevin, Dean, Adam, CALM, AMY - that cute guy from montreal, Franco from green house, stuff!- and posting photos. On the drive home Storm and I talked all the way - we had the best time... Laughs at the Hard Rock, manning the booth, sharing a SMALLl room! Josh and chairs.. Candice and cookies and COTTON candy! But right now I must go to bed!
Marco - THANK you for giving me - giving Toronto the best opportunity to be educated about medicinal Cannabis and help making this ONE step closer to reality. Once people are educated they can not deny. So I hope you stay tooned and learn a little more about what a medicinal marijuana EXPO is all about. Can't wait for EXPO 2012.