| Posted on Mon, June, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder
Marijuana and booze get compared all the time. Two substances, which people say are quite similar, while at the same time being at opposites ends of the substance spectrum. While alcohol kills 88,000 people a year (drunk driving, overdose, accident victims), a marijuana death has still not been reported. However, alcohol is legal and can be bought at any corner store. Marijuana is still very much the subject of prohibition and therefore, doesn't bring in anywhere near the sum that alcohol does. In the legal state of Colorado, we're beginning to see the real effects of marijuana legalization... A push against the booze business.
In Denver, there is a county fair that takes place that attracts hundred of visitors from all over the state. Usually, the fair hosts a beer pavilion but this year, don't expect to see it. Instead, the weed pavilion will be doubling in size, in an effort to replicate the amazing turn outs at other cannabis shindigs, such as the High Times Cannabis Cups, Seattle Hempfest, and the Boston Freedom Rally. The weed pavilion will host contests much like the ones held at the aforementioned events, including the best plants, judging of pot brownies, a speed joint rolling contest, and oh my god, a Doritos eating contest! So say goodbye to the beer!
The events will be 21+ so youngins, don't get your hopes up too fast! There also won't be any pot present on the fair site but the plant judging, brownie eating, and potency contests will be hosted at an offsite location and be fed back to the fair via video. Definitely a good compromise, seeing as the county fair is a family event. This meet-in-the-middle model will allow the stoners to enjoy the fair as well as the families who are used to a PG outing. But if parents plan on taking their kids, they should be aware that glass vendors and other products will be available for purchase at the fair (providing you're age appropriate).
Think Denver officials will be upset? Doubtful. With the absence of alcohol, there aren't many issues expected. In fact, the profits from the event are already through the roof, due to the awesome graphics of the pot pavilion's poster. The graphic features a cherry pie with a marijuana leaf cut out of it. Selling for $20 a pop, the posters have already outsold the main graphic for the fair. Not only that, but bud sponsors are paying top dollar for their spot to be a part of the first pot pavilion. OpenVape, a Denver based company, has paid $10,000 for a place at the fair and Medically Correct, an edibles making company, has put up $5,000. The medicated treat company is also planning on hiring shuttles to drive potheads back and forth to the recreational stores and shops so they can get their weed on during the fair... Hey, they had to make the Doritos contest interesting!