Karma Cup held their 6th annual cannabis event at 412 Church St., September 7th & 8th with great weather and amazing turn out. Karma Cup rented a parking lot and filling it with vendors, 7 Acres smoking lounge, rest spaces and a stage for announcements with a DJ.
As soon as the doors opened the first day, it was packing with everyone rushing to make purchases before things started to sell out. It wasn’t long until the hot products like Phat Pharmer’s Zombie Kush were sold out. The second day was considerably slower, allowing room to walk around but was still busy with people.
The vendors provided lots of samples each day, with tons of dabs to go around. There were edible samples as well, with one company offering 100mg THC samples. There were more giveaways scattered throughout the weekend by Craig Ex of Expert Joints Live from the main stage. There were also a series of speakers at Vapor Central through out the weekend covering a number of different topics.
Karma Cup was a complete 180 change from MJ Biz Con, I just attended, which wasn’t inclusive of the Toronto cannabis community. Karma Cup was full of long time cannabis activists who helped fight for legalization and came together to celebrate cannabis out in the open. It was remarked throughout the weekend the number of cannabis events/conferences that happen without cannabis being presence, making Karma Cup one of the few exceptions.
Karma Cup was full of grass roots vendors including Shatterizer, Fukashima Preroll Factory, Sofa King Good Bakery, The Bakers Shop, Bloom High Tea Social, London Donavon, Sublimator, Phat Pharmer and lots more. One impressive booth that caught my eye was the Smoke Signals booth, loaded up with 10+ different bricks of hash prices at $20/gram and lower.
There were many award winners including 1st place pre-roll to Fukushima Preroll Factory, Sofa King Good Bakery won second place edible for their Space Bombs, London Donovan with Sublimator Warrior winning a number of awards, Remo won two awards and Phat Pharmer was the big winner taking home six trophies. The list of award winners, score and entry number can be found here. This year MastahGlass made the Karma Cup awards and they looked fantastic.
Overall Karma Cup was an amazing event! It was great to see the vast number of community vendors and familiar faces in attendance. The event wouldn’t have been possible without the large team of volunteers that help Sarah Sunday put on the event. This year, even being post legalization, was one of the smoothest Karma Cups I’ve attended. All the vendors and attendees I spoke with had an amazing time. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into putting on an event like Karma Cup and hope it will continue for many more years!