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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

International Cannabis and Hemp Expo in Oakland (SLIDESHOW)

Posted By on Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Never one to miss a cannabis-themed "public awareness event," SF Weekly attended this weekend's International Cannabis and Hemp Expo in downtown Oakland on Saturday and Sunday. We present some of our findings, with minimal comment.

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This monster of a bud is "Diesel Haze," from a San Jose-area dispensary. Hmm, Diesel Haze: is that some sort of combination of Sour Diesel and Super Silver Haze? we wanted to know.

Pause.

"It's Diesel Haze," repeats the ever-helpful budtender. Whatever it is, it's baby's arm-size. So that's nice.

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Everyone entering the festival grounds with a camera was asked to sign a statement promising not to photograph someone smoking pot with City Hall in the background. "We're working on revitalizing our downtown," Mayor Jean Quan explained. "The last thing we want is" a jumpy corporate exec in Iowa to see this and not bring businesses in, she added.

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These ladies drew a crowd wherever they went.

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What is it about buds and bikinis? We wonder.

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What is it about buds and body painting? More research is necessary.

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Hollywood-based activist Henry Hemp says it's time for medical cannabis users to come out of their collective (figurative) closet and be open and responsible about their patient status. Hemp also said he'd retire his foam head, which has been a staple of cannabis-themed parties in California for some time.

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Move over, Mr. Peanut: Oaksterdam University's Oaksterbong has gloves, cane and is manifested in real life.

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Aftermath from the joint-rolling competition. The joints were donated to needy patients in Africa.

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Bud porn.

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More bud porn.

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Chris Roberts

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Chris Roberts has spent most of his adult life working in San Francisco news media, which is to say he's still a teenager in Middle American years. He has covered marijuana, drug policy, and politics for SF Weekly since 2009.

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