Canada Makes History: The First Annual Treating Yourself Medical Marijuana & Hemp Expo Metro Toronto Convention Centre July 16 - 18, 2010
On July 16 – 18, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 225 Front Street West, Canada will make history as it hosts the first expo to promote and educate Canadians on the respectable and responsible use of marijuana as medicine. This one-of-a-kind event will have a facility-approved legal 4,600 square foot vapor lounge to accommodate attending medical marijuana patients who can feel comfortable and relaxed while medicating. There is absolutely no selling or distributing of marijuana permitted at the expo, patients are encouraged to bring their own medicine along with them, as vaporizers of all makes and models will be available for use in this area. Access to the Vapor Lounge will be limited to patients and caregivers. Media wishing to observe the vapor lounge must obtain permission before hand.
This is the first Canadian expo dedicated to exploring the medicinal use and benefits of the cannabis plant. If you or someone you know suffers from health issues, this is the show to visit for education and information about the variety of conditions that medical marijuana can treat. You can meet patients who are legally entitled to grow and consume marijuana as a medicine for a variety of conditions, and learn more about how to access the federal exemptee program for medical marijuana users.
This three-day event will feature several vendors from all over the world and will draw many well known international exhibitors who specialize in the medicinal use and production of high-quality medical marijuana. You are invited to visit exhibitors, attend workshops, showcases and seminars by top health care experts which is included with the price of admission. Obtain educational material and learn about different products and ways to use medicinal marijuana. Join patients, caregivers, health and legal professionals, distributors and manufacturers from the hemp, medicinal marijuana and alternative medicine industries from across North America and Europe.
Educational seminars by noted experts such as Dr. Bob Melamede, Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, Mary Lynn Mathre, Michael Krawitz, Dr. Alexander Sumach plus many others. There will be music featuring Los Marijuanos, Rich Hardesty, Winter Springs, Sahra Indio, E.O.S., Chief Greenbud, Jet Baker, Paul Bullock and more. There will also be informative documentaries and short films screening at the John Bassett Theatre on subjects such as medical marijuana, activism, security and safety, alternative medicine, nutrition, hemp, cooking and more. We will also celebrate the 2010 Marijuana Music Award presentations, a Hemp Fashion Show from designer Ha Swesha and the Howard Dover Extravaganja Comedy Night.
Today in Canada over 4,000 people are legally growing and taking medicinal marijuana for various illnesses. If qualified, Health Canada grants these patients a certain amount of legal intake of cannabis for their ailments. Today patients take and grow cannabis to relieve the severe pain and physical symptoms of AIDS, arthritis, asthma, Crohn's disease, depression and mental Illness, degenerative diseases, eating disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, Hepatitis C, intractable breathlessness, migraines, MS, nausea, obstetric problems, chronic pain, phantom limb pain, post traumatic stress, tumors, cancer and other seriously debilitating diseases.
This life changing expo is being produced by publisher/educator Marco Renda, who is the founder of the largest medical marijuana website on the net called treatingyourself.com and who is the publisher and editor of Treating Yourself – The Alternative Medicine Journal, a journal magazine for patients by patients. Treatingyourself.com receives over four million hits per month. Marco has suffered from Hepatitis C for more than twenty years and became a federal exemptee in 2003. This means that Marco is licensed by the Canadian Federal Government to grow and use marijuana as his medicine. It is Marco's goal that everyone should be educated on this issue and he accredits that the medicinal use of marijuana has given him his life back.
More information will be available over the next few months as we confirm more exhibitors and experts. You as the media are asked to please attend and inform your audience on what could be life changing and life saving experiences for some Canadians.
The fabulous Metro Toronto Convention Centre is located at 225 Front Street West. The expo will be in the North Building-Hall A. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, it is close to many hotels, walking distance from Union Station, minutes from world famous restaurants, shopping, and numerous local attractions. 30,000 people are expected to attend this highly anticipated event. One day admission tickets with tax included are $15.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. A weekend admission pass in advance is $25.00 and $50.00 at the door, tax included. Please note that the hours of operation on Friday July 16 – 10 AM to 3PM for trade only and from 3PM to 8PM it will be open to the public, On Saturday, July 17 it is open to the public from 10AM to 8PM and continues to be open to the public on Sunday, July 18 from 10AM to 6PM.
For advance tickets contact [email protected]
For more information on attending or being an exhibitor go to http://www.medicalmarijuana-hempexpo.com/
February 2, 2010