Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s Cannafest is kind of like 4/20 in July

It's at the TPepin Centre on July 10.

click to enlarge Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s Cannafest is kind of like 4/20 in July
Photo via Felinious Hops

If you’re curious about medical marijuana, get ready for the inaugural Tampa Bay Cannafest—presented by Curaleaf—happening Saturday, July 10 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre located at 4121 N 50th St. in Tampa.

The event—organized by Dignitary and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay—brings together local businesses to celebrate, and educate the medical marijuana industry. You’ll be able to ask all those questions you’ve been Googling, but get first-person expert information on everything THC and CBD related (without hiding your search history!).

Participating businesses include:

  • Bliss Wellness Market
  • Cryangelthrift
  • Curaleaf
  • Dope Art Boutique
  • Dr. Cannabus
  • Felinious Hops
  • Fiji Tree of Life
  • HafBrand
  • Hemp Pharmanex
  • Miracle Leaf
  • Native Ceuticals
  • Seeds LLC
  • Siesta Key Sea Bee Dee
  • Sunshine Wellness
  • TeaZa Energy LLC
  • Treehouse CBD
  • Trichom Health Center and more

And since you might get hungry, food and drink samples are being provided by: 

  • Canabliss
  • Funky Buddha
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
  • Little Leon
  • Pop Culture Specialty Popcorn by Awful Waffle
  • Ranch Riders Spirits
  • Raw Smoothie Co.
  • South Tampa Pizza and others

General admission for the Tampa Bay Cannafest—set for  1 p.m.-4 p.m. —is $25, but it’s a noon entry time for anyone with a $75 VIP ticket, which also includes a lanyard, a Curaleaf swag bag, two free drinks, and a private VIP area. Both tickets include food and drink samples, a curated market, and access to industry specialists. Heads up, ticket prices go up to $30-$100 if purchased the day of. 

A portion of the event’s proceeds go towards the Laundry Project—a nonprofit that assists lower-income families with cleaning their clothes and linens. During events “laundry fees are paid for while volunteers assist with laundry services, entertain children, and create a caring space at the laundromat.”

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