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Travel with us for winter fun in Honolulu, Hawaii

Equilibrium Genetics attended the Hawaii Cannabis Expo 2024 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii. After having so much fun at last year’s event, we decided to do it again! It was a great experience to meet so many people with a deep connection to the cannabis plant, and 2024 was no different. The Hawaiian islands are legendary for their unique cannabis varieties, and for the people who cultivate this cannabis while living on these islands. We hoped to enrich this event by bringing an all star lineup of unique cannabis seeds, including many heirlooms that are originally from the Hawaiian islands. Thank you to all who joined us in February 2024 in Honolulu.

We plan on attending this event again in 2025, so check back for updates next January!

Equilibrium Genetics shared booth space with these other incredible California cannabis companies:

Our seed selection that was available at this event:

Jason Matthys participated in the “Patients and Caregivers Rights Panel” at this event on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 from 12:30 PM -1:30 PM

Patients and Caregivers Rights Panel 

In the past couple of years, we have seen a push to limit patients’ growing together from HB477 to HB 1217 these bills, supported by dispensaries, aim to restrict patients’ ability to grow collectively At the end of 2023,The attack on legacy growers ended in a federal raid on some of our medical grow collectives in our state. 

The lack of protection for patients exists not only in growing practices but also in the workplace, transportation of cannabis, and more.

A bill to protect patients and caregivers with or without adult use is necessary, considering some of the proposed bills this year seek to further strip farmers of their right to grow, and escalate the narrative that home grows are inherently unsafe. 

We want to protect patients by providing safeguards for the workplace, removing qualifying conditions, defining transportation rules, allowing patients and caregivers to grow together with an adequate limit of either patients or square footage, and defining accepted remediation processes. Remove the sunset deadline of the caregiver program and expand the amount of people caregivers can grow for so that farmers can farm for their community. And reconsider the safety of cartridges that have tested positive for lead and lack transparency in ingredients and extraction methods.

Participating speakers:

Daniel Anthony https://www.instagram.com/manaai/

Rusty https://www.instagram.com/freshfarms/

Jason https://www.instagram.com/equilibriumseeds/

Moderated by our favorite local podcasters:

Everyone knows your high: https://www.instagram.com/every1knowsyourehi/

Kalei https://www.instagram.com/thegrowguruhawaii/

Erik: https://www.instagram.com/voicesfromtheplanet/