Edmonton HempFest Expo Addresses Legalized Marijuana Issues

Article by Michelle LePage, Edmonton Sun

John Carlson with Boxcar Studios demonstrates how some glass works glow under ultraviolet light at HempFest Cannabis Expo at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on Saturday

Recreational marijuana users are lazy.

That’s the stereotype entrepreneur John Carlson wanted to break while manning a booth for his business at the HempFest Cannabis Expo at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday.

The 26-year-old is the owner of Boxcar Studios in Olds, a glassblowing studio and shop that specializes in “420/710 accessories.”

Carlson, a self-taught glassblower, said he wanted to show people marijuana users can be professional and organized.

“If you look here, there’s a room full of young, hardworking entrepreneurs.”

Carlson started his self-funded business six years ago. He was one of many vendors selling accessories like bongs and vaporizers at the expo.

Others sold air purifiers, grow lights and soap and personal care products while several stands contained information about medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD).

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