The Reno Cannabis Convention that took place at the Whitney Peak Hotel, had hundreds of people attend to learn more about modern cannabis use. Among those was Ozvaldo Ruiz, who came the convention to learn not just about recreational marijuana, but also medical marijuana.
“It’s stopping kids from having seizures,” Ruiz said. “It’s helping treat people with addiction. It’s helping people relax. It’s helping solve things that haven’t been solvable up until now.”
The event cost $25 for a one day pass. That pass allowed people to speak over 80 vendors about the numerous products featured at the convention.
“Cannabis has shown that it results in a huge benefit to many people,” said Jason Sturtsman, a vendor at the convention.
Sturtsman said he has seen cannabis help dozens of people with diseases such as Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. Also, Ruiz, who has lived in Reno his entire life, said he is exctied to see the cannabis industry grow in Northern Nevada.
“It’s a new industry,” Ruiz said. “I’m excited to see what the state of Nevada has to offer in it.”