On July 1, Virginia became the first southern state to legalize marijuana possession. In September, Virginia will celebrate with its first-ever cannabis trade show in Virginia Beach.
Tony Brown, Portsmouth businessman and event promoter, is bringing the first annual CannaFest to Hampton Roads. The CannaFest trade show is intended to celebrate Virginia’s new law regulating and decriminalizing cannabis. The event allows vendors the chance to demonstrate, display, share, and discuss their latest products and services. In addition, CannaFest will feature a custom car and motorcycle exhibition, and musical performances by local and national artists.
Virginia’s new cannabis laws don’t allow for either public smoking or sales of cannabis yet, but you can give it away for free. The trade show is open to the public, but those under 21 won’t be allowed to participate in cannabis sharing or free giveaways.