BANGOR, Maine — Homegrown Maine 2014 will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Spectacular Events Center on 395 Griffin Road in Bangor. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10, or $5 for members of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine.
Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine is Maine’s Medical Marijuana Trade Association, providing education and advocacy for Caregivers and Patients since 2010. This is MMCM’s third annual trade show and expo and is considered the largest Medical Marijuana Trade Show in New England.
Medical marijuana is one of Maine’s fastest growing business opportunities and the trade show will feature exhibitors who provide services to the medical marijuana community, with a focus on helping caregivers and patients get up and growing this spring. The Trade Show will bring thousands of interested people to the Bangor region, benefiting many stores, hotels and restaurants during a normally slow tourist season.
Exhibitors will include: Healing Arts, Greenhouse and Grow Room Construction, Heating & Cooling Equipment & Services, Electrical & Lighting, Fencing and Security, Compost and Cultivation Supplies, Vaporizers and Pipes, Legal and Accounting Services, Health Care Providers, and Medical Marijuana Caregivers.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the day, and include: Making Herbal Tinctures and Salves, Business Formation and Taxes, Understanding Your Legal Rights & Responsibilities, Benefits of Rick Simpson Oil, Safe Pest Control for Your Garden, Organic Cultivation 101, Business Incentives for Solar Energy Systems, Seed Saving and Growing from Cuttings, and How to Become a Caregiver in Maine.
Dr. Dustin Sulak will be providing the the latest scientific research and clinical findings about the medical benefits of cannabis. Patricia Philbrook N.P. will discuss how medical marijuana is helping patients treat opiate addiction, and speak about a new law that will allow Nurse Practitioners to certify a patient’s use of marijuana. Former Medical Marjuana Program Director John Theile will be speaking on his experiences as a regulator of a newly legal program. Author Crash Barry will be reading from his new book, “Marijuana Valley.” Bangor area legislators will be attending, providing information to voters, and speaking about newly passed Maine laws, including LD1779, co-sponsored by Senator Gratwick of Bangor, that will allow patients in Hospice and Nursing Homes access to medical marijuana.MMCM will be collecting donations for the Spring Food Drive at the door. The first 500 people to bring a donation for the food drive will receive a free gift.
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