Treating Yourself magazine will host the 4th Annual Treating Yourself Expo, May 24-26, in Toronto, and according to founder Marco Renda, excitement is building fast, with online ticket sales already doubling compared to last year.
Along with the vendors and exhibitors which attendees have come to expect will be more glass artists and glass art than ever before, Renda told Toke Signals.
“The two cultures are so entertwined,” Renda said. “We want to build a bridge between cannabis culture and glass culture, and give everyone a chance to see and buy the really nice glass rigs that we use!”
A Flame Off glass-blowing competition that will include well-known glass artists from Canada and the U.S.A., according to Renda.
Representatives from the alternative medicine, hemp, and medicinal cannabis industries from across North America and Europe will be on hand to answer questions and share knowledge, showcasing, demonstrating, educating, and offering products for sale.
Patients, vendors, medical professionals, and hemp experts will be among the expected 20,000 attendees.
“Treating Yourself Magazine’s 4th Annual Expo promises to be a world stage like no other seen before in Canada, offering three days of networking, learning, advertising, and vending in an interactive, inclusive environment,” Renda said. “Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event!”
“If you suffer from health issues, this is a great show to visit for education and information about the variety of conditions that medical marijuana can treat,” Renda said. “Marijuana as a health therapy has been used for thousands of years by people all across the world.”
Vendors will be available to help attendees get their Canadian medical marijuana cards and to locate sources of legal medicinal cannabis in Canada, according to Renda.
According to Renda, the Expo will feature hundreds of vendors from all over the globe who specialize in the medicinal use and production of high-quality medical marijuana.
The Expo will host a series of workshops and seminars on subjects like alternative medicine, medical cannabis, activism, security and safety, nutrition, hemp, and cooking.
Treating Yourself cartoon artists Ivan Art, Happy Hippie and Joshua Boulet will be on hand and showing off their artistic talents. There will be daily prizes for attendees.
The event will also have a government-approved 4,200-square-foot vapor loung to accommodate medical cannabis patients, so that they can feel comfortable and relaxed about medicating, according to Renda.
“While there is absolutely no selling or distributing of cannabis permitted at the Expo, we encourage patients to bring their own medicine along with them, as vaporizers of all makes and models will be available for use,” Renda said. “Our hope is to give patients an opportunity to determine which type is most suitable for their individual needs.”
For more information about the 4th Annual Treating Yourself Expo, May 24-26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, visit www.treatingyourselfexpo.com.