If you're looking for irony, it has to include the fact that Marc Emery, the publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine languishes in a Mississippi prison after being extradited from Canada at the behest of the U.S. authorities for selling marijuana seeds. And this week, marijuana seeds will be sold openly by 33 seed companies in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.This, according to an article in Cannabis Culture.
The Treating Yourself Expo, Canada's largest medical marijuana and hemp trade show (organized by Treating Yourself Magazine, Canada's bimonthly medical marijuana publication) has sold about $30,000 in advance tickets so far and has 108 exhibitors, according to organizer Marco Renda. There will be competitions, a roster of speakers and the "World's Largest Vapor Lounge" open to anyone with a medical marijuana card or a compassion club membership..The event itself is open to anyone 16 years of age and older; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Cannabis Culture magazine and the Free Marc Emery campaign has been given a free booth at the event and Jody Emery, Marc's wife, is attending on the heels of a three-day visit to see her husband in prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi. (See the video of the Jody Emery Show, just prior to her visit.)