The Bend THC Fair was a success, for the most part.
Three days before the event the OLCC decided to push a measure that made it so the vendors could not give out marijuana samples that contained THC. This felt like a major blow to small businesses because they relied on this local event to help push their businesses forward. On October 22, vendors were greeted by the THC Fair staff and a member of the OLCC who hovered around like a ghost making sure no vendors were giving out samples. The presence of the OLCC was not needed, the THC Fair staff handled their event professionally, and the security on staff were professional and did their job well.
Over 70 vendors showed up to the event!
Even though the OLCC seems to be going out of their way to stop the progress of cannabis legalization, the THC Fair managed to pull off a good expo. For example, ‘2 Dye 4 Creations’ is a small business dedicated to educating the public and creating medicinal products with pure THC. Torri W. stands by her immense research to help patients understand their ailments and assist them with the proper treatments. Not able to give out sample has hurt her business, but she was still there standing strong and educating the public on the medicinal benefits of thc.