Denver, CO, July 24, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Cannapages.com has announced the bands and sponsors for their Medical Marijuana convention after-party, July 28th in Scottsdale. The Denver-based company, which is unveiling a newly designed national website this month, will host the cannabis industry and interested public at the Rockbar from 9PM to 1AM. Local groups are sponsoring the event and planning to raffle hydroponic equipment and merchandise.
“We’re excited to help foster the camaraderie of the Arizona cannabis industry,” said Senior Editor Rhett Thompson. “The community that grows around medical marijuana is unique to each state and we want to be a part of it.” Convention attendees will receive a discount off the $5 after-party price and be entered automatically to win several prizes, including a grower’s starting package worth over $500 from Happy Harvester Hydroponics of Chandler. Convention vendors will get in free.
The Black Bottom Lighters, a local reggae band, beat out several other contenders to headline the event, with Valley Love opening. “After a roller-coaster of a year for Arizona’s MMJ patients and caregivers, we hope everyone will relax and regroup with us for the evening,” Thompson said. The editorial team will also be on-site to recruit local cannabis critics and members of the “CannaCadets,” a good-will, good-times group of cannabis enthusiasts.
The afterparty is part of a weekend-long celebration of the new website including a showcase at the AZMC Medical Convention due earlier Saturday. Cannapages is a key sponsor of the one-day event, to be held at Madison Event Center in downtown Phoenix. The branded Cannapages directory first appeared in Arizona last year, printed in Green Leaf AZ Magazine, and the group plans to remain active in the state's emerging market.
Cannapages.com, which came on the scene as the Medical Marijuana industry exploded in late 2009, has grown from a small, family-owned directory into a tech consultancy complete with online news and reviews. “As patients, we first became concerned by dispensaries struggling to make ends meet,” said Thompson. “It wasn't until we started managing the dispensaries that their needs became truly apparent." Cannapages.com currently drives the web technology of industry groups like the National Cannabis Industry Association and their expert's guide to dispensary maintenance is due at the end of year.