The LIFT Cannabis Expo took place in the Convention Centre Downtown last weekend. Many of the products on the floor were CBD – the good part of weed that has all the health benefits and zero THC (the illegal part which gets you high).

lift cannabis expo 2018

From doggy biscuits to relaxation items, one item I noticed people had a lot of were boxes of Emerald Harvest. They create fertilisers for your weed plants and focus on both a scientific and holistic view. Their branding is beautiful art deco tarot-like cards full of nature and growth. If you’re planning to grow in your house, they have three fertiliser products called Grow, Micro and Bloom. Grow is green, Micro is rusty red and Bloom is purplish red. All have the consistency of water. In order to grow the plants to thrive and have the best taste, you add the three together gradually and keep away from sunlight. There are other types of fertilisers besides those three. I repeat: THIS IS NOT SPONSORED. This is an observation that in a crowd of many people, I spotted the box in tow a handful of times with people at the convention. The only cool thing I got was a super dope King Kola T-Shirt from a man running the booth.

lift cannabis expo 2018

lift cannabis expo 2018

CBD may be the next big trend in a Wellness Market, if the stigma disappears around it. You can cook with CBD for a relaxation effect. Chef Diandra Phipps showed us how to make a caramelised pear with CBD infused sauce. (see her recipes on her website). She suggests if you’re cooking a lasagna for example, to put the infused sauce on the top to prevent it from baking out. When cooking with CBD, it’s important to stir everything well so it’s evenly distributed and one person doesn’t get all of the grams in one go. And it’s also important that it does not get cooked or baked out of the process. I wondered about disclosure when your guests coming over when I was viewing the demo, but I was salvating at her cooked pears at the very end. A friend informed me there’s olive oil infused with CBD I can throw into my salads, cooking or baking. A new generation of foodie is coming.

lift cannabis expo 2018

lift cannabis expo 2018

What kind of recipes will you make? I can already predict CBD Kombucha, CBD creme brĂťlĂŠe, cocktails with pot smoke trapped in a sugar bubble from a Michelin chef and much, much more.