On July 15th and 16th, a large trade show and expo for everything marijuana-related is coming to the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson.
In addition to speakers who will address topics ranging from marijuana cultivation to what the law permits in users and growers, there will be approximately fifty vendors gathering at The Hemp and Cannabis (THC) Fair. But don’t let the presence of so many vendors make you think that this is where you can buy your weed. In fact, THC Fair director Naomi Forkash is quick to state that the fair is a “non-consumption event.” Though there will be many vendors in attendance, none of them will be selling the plant, seeds or any other marijuana-based product at the THC Fair.
“Because it’s a non-consumption event, the focus is really on education, learning and exploring what’s new rather than just going and getting high,” she clarified.
While there will be designated areas for cigarette smokers, weed enthusiasts are encouraged to leave their plant matter at home. Kirby Spencer, CEO of the Shasta District Fair and Event Center, states that fair organizers did a great deal of research before arranging this event, which is taking place at Lassen Hall. This is the first event of its kind to take place on these fairgrounds. Another cannabis-based fair organizer had once reached out to utilize these fairgrounds for their event, but backed out before anything could come of it.
The THC Fair has been touring the West Coast states where marijuana has been legalized, and is poised to arrive in Ashland on August 19th and 20th.
Tickets for the event are $15 for a two-day pass, but military veterans will receive a $5 discount. It’s hard to say how many people will actually be attending the THC Fair in Anderson, since most people purchase their ticket at the gate. Individuals under twenty-one are barred from attending, but exceptions will be made for anyone eighteen and older who possesses a medical marijuana card.