The World Famous Cannabis Café hosts a monthly Cannabis and Hemp Expo on the first Sunday of every month. It features a variety of services for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program registrants. Madeline Martinez, owner of the café is always looking for ways to improve safe access to patients. She says, “I have had this idea for a long time. I am thankful to Nickie and all the volunteers at the café who have helped me realize another one of my dreams.”
Nickie Gates, coordinator of the monthly event reports, “It’s all about safe access to keep patients off the streets. We provide a haven for patients, caregivers and growers to meet in a comfortable setting – not in a parking lot like criminals.”
Vendors offered grow equipment and advice, salves, edibles and even massage. The atmosphere was friendly, as it always is at the café. Each purveyor was excited to share information about what they offered, even though several chose not to be listed by name for this article.
The Cannabis and Hemp Expo Vendors
The women from Rabbithole Edibles presented a beautiful selection of treats and baked goods. Valeesha, her sister Vacacia and Aunt Becky work together to help within the medical cannabis community. Their goodies are available exclusively at the World Famous Cannabis Café. They love special orders and offer delicious catering services both in and out of the cannabis community. They are also the cooks when the café offers its weekend dinner specials.
Valeesha is a full-time Mom, student and entrepreneur who declares, “I am tired of the stereotypes; I work hard, study hard and of course, I put my daughter and family first. I don’t have time to sit on the couch, and cannabis helps me through my busy days.” You can find them at email@example.com.
Melody and Maralyn from Incredible Edibles had concoctions of delicious cooking spices, some with a Belizean flair and candy delights like Jolly Ranchers and white chocolate popcorn. For special orders, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marilyn’s company, Genesis in the Jungle began in Belize, where Marilyn spent many years. The spice packaging company, available locally at New Seasons Markets, brought jobs to the local Belizean economy while delivering the unique flavors of Belize to the rest of us. Maralyn says, “I fell in love with the country and its people. I just had to do something to help out.”
There were several farmers at the Expo, but only one was willing to go public. Ray Bowser, winner of the 2011 Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards, offers his services as a garden consultant for medical cannabis patients, caregivers and growers. He and his sons are Homegrown Natural Wonders.
They use purely organic products and processes to develop strains that are user friendly. They also offer a variety of other cannabis alternatives for sale at the expo, like cannabis oil, honey oil, tincture, and candies and bubble hash.
“What I love about the Expo is the chance to get immediate feedback from patients and network with others in our community,” Bowser stated.
Ray has 28 years of growing experience, and provides garden maintenance contracts and garden design work with special consideration to barrier free garden design for patients with adaptive equipment needs. Contact them at email@example.com.
Everything I brought home from the Expo has been amazing and has surpassed my expectations, which admittedly are quite high. The medical cannabis community is fortunate to have this unique and courageous group of people who are willing to participate in the Expo. They all take great pride in the quality of their businesses and are clearly dedicated to those they serve.
For more information about the monthly Cannabis and Hemp Expo, please contact the World Famous Cannabis Café at 503-208-3395 and leave a message for Nickie. You can also find them on Facebook.