“XpoCanna is here to help water the Connecticut cannabis garden”
While the Nutmeg State has some catching up to Massachusetts to do in the area of recreational cannabis, it has still been thrilling to see neighbors set up their legal programs in the last few years, and to witness all the conflicts and scandals that come with a new industry and state regulations.
As the organizers behind XpoCanna, the second installment of which will take place at Mohegan Sun this coming weekend (ahead of NECANN’s Connecticut Cannabis and Hemp Convention in Hartford in May, put it, “Wow, what a year for cannabis in the state of Connecticut! We finally have recreational sales and new licensees are in the process of opening for business.”
They added, “Like most states, Connecticut faced many pitfalls, with their lottery program and giving Equity Applicants a fair go at licensure. The grass is always greener on the other side, or as we like to say, where you water it.”
This year, they’re expanding to the larger Sky Convention Center, where they’ll be able to “accommodate more vendors and more speakers all in one space.” They’re expecting more than 50 speakers and in excess of 100 “local, regional, and national cannabis companies … showcasing their cutting-edge cannabis products and services.”
They also added an X Cup cannabis competition, and report, “we were super impressed with the quality and potency of the contestants.” Winners will be announced Saturday afternoon at 1pm in the lounge area; categories include best indica, sativa, and edible.
“Welcome to the second year of cannabis in Connecticut,” organizers wrote in a media release. “XpoCanna is here to help water the Connecticut cannabis garden. Our garden isn’t perfect, but we know all those in attendance this weekend are working diligently to make our garden grow to perfection.”