This weekend’s Cannabis Classic will be held outside the Sullivan Arena, after spending its first two years inside the Dena’ina Center.
“We think people will be more comfortable, have more space to stretch,” said organizer Cory Wray. “We have food trucks. They will be able to experience that as well.”
The Cannabis Classic is promoted as an event that showcases Alaska’s marijuana industry. Retailers, growers, and product manufacturers, like glass shops and garden supply stores, will all be there to showcase their products and services. Panels, instructional seminars, networking parties and cannabis award ceremonies are also on tap.
Wray said the event also serves as a way to educate the public on an industry some find taboo.
“I think it’s always a great way to build trust among the community at large, show them that it’s just an industry like any other industry, trying to get off the ground,” said Wray. “People have jobs, they’re making careers, they’re feeding their families through it and so it’s really a powerful thing to bring the whole industry together.”
The Cannabis Classic is Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. both days.
For the full schedule and to get tickets, click here.