This year Edibles List Magazine spent our Halloween weekend making history by being the first major cannabis brand to be featured with both a booth and a panel at an actual big city comic book convention. We had our full Edibles List booth that you’d normally see at Cannabis World Congress or the MJ BIZ Con set up to meet, greet and educate a whole new demographic and collection of potential new friends. We were in a prime location not too far away from Tommy Wiseau’s booth promoting “The Room” and the Disaster Artist himself was there signing custom made footballs and underwear. We also got to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Stan “The Man” Lee in person! Our spot was very lively all weekend long as patients, cosplayers, spectators and curiosity seekers visited our table with wide eyes and plenty of questions. Unfortunately, we had to disappoint quite a few folks and tell them that Federal regulations prevented us from distributing THC products on site, but our allies at Infused Edibles made sure we were well stocked with plenty of CBD gummies and vape cartridges for any attendees who were in need of some easy pain relief from all the walking and standing that comes with this kind of fun.
The Edibles Magazine staff got into the full spirit of the occasion and we all wore costumes. Our lovely leader B. Le Grand was costumed as the Sativa Fairy, right down to her wings and roach clip and plush pot leaf magic wand, and Tanganyika was looking fierce as Fire OG rockin the cosplay for her original super hero character “Jayne Green” The Ganja Goddess. Keiko Beatie came dressed up as Mz. Lady Buzz the Ladybug, and I did my “Hunter S. Thompson as a Sith Lord” mash up costume. We did a very educational and informational panel to a highly receptive and incredibly cool audience. It was also so much fun seeing so many creative souls wearing hand crafted and brilliantly constructed costumes! We saw everyone from Mario and Luigi to Boba Fett, and lots of Deadpools, and Harley Quinns.
It was enlightening to learn what people knew, didn’t know, and were hoping to find out. I personally love comic books and cannabis and I’ve been a huge fan of both for most of my life so it was particularly meaningful and fulfilling to be an ambassador of the industry in such a welcoming new environment. As regulations change and the world of cannabis moves into a more recreational and generally legalized way of being, we’ll see if we can increase our presence and bring even more healing and loving energy into these mainstream pop culture atmospheres. Just remember that in the future when you see cannabis booths and panels at comic cons, it took a few trend-setting innovators at The Edibles List getting high enough and inspired to get the whole idea started. We’ll see you there next year. Excelsior Generalissimo!
Patrick Ian Moore