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Orleans Hosts First Annual Cannabis Clone Fest: A Community Celebration

May 20, 2024


Key Takeaways

  • Seaside Cannabis Company and Agway of Cape Cod hosted the first Cannabis Clone Fest on May 19th.
  • The event was held at 14 and 20 Lots Hollow Road in Orleans, MA, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Activities included preordering cannabis clones, obtaining gardening supplies, enjoying live music and food trucks, and participating in educational sessions.
  • The event marked the unveiling of the Orleans Flower District and supported Patriots Helping Vets.

Inaugural Cannabis Clone Fest

Agway of Cape Cod and Seaside Cannabis Company hosted the inaugural Cannabis Clone Fest on Sunday, May 19th. The event was held at their neighboring locations on Lots Hollow Road in Orleans, MA, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The festival aimed to promote gardening and cannabis cultivation.

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Event Highlights

According to a news release, the festival offered activities for both novice and experienced cannabis cultivators. Seaside Cannabis provided premium cannabis clones available for preorder, and Agway of Cape Cod supplied essential gardening items such as soil, nutrients, tools, and equipment.

In addition to acquiring clones and supplies, attendees enjoyed live music, food trucks, and educational sessions focused on cannabis cultivation and responsible consumption.

"We couldn't be more excited to collaborate with Agway of Cape Cod for Clone Fest," said Spencer Knowles, partner at Seaside Cannabis, in the news release. "Our goal is to provide cannabis enthusiasts with access to the highest quality genetics, while also fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Clone Fest is the perfect opportunity to do just that, and we can't wait to see everyone there."

Celebrating Orleans Flower District and Supporting Veterans

Clone Fest marks the introduction of the Orleans Flower District, reflecting the area's dedication to horticulture and community spirit.

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The event involved Patriots Helping Vets (PHV), a non-profit that assists veterans through horticultural therapy. PHV aims to bring the therapeutic benefits of gardening to veterans, promoting healing and wellness. Tom Rand, president and Co-Founder of PHV, expressed gratitude for the collaboration.

"We couldn't be more excited to partner with both Seaside Cannabis Co. and Agway of Cape Cod. It's a natural fit and we are truly grateful for their generosity and support of the PHV mission," Rand said in the news release. "We are driven by a quote from Miyamoto Musashi who said, 'It's better to have a warrior in the garden, than a gardener in war.' "

"We're thrilled to partner with Seaside Cannabis for the first annual Clone Fest," added Jess Thomas, co-owner of Agway of Cape Cod, in the news release. "This event brings together the best of both worlds – premium clones and top-notch gardening supplies – in one convenient location. Plus, with the unveiling of the Orleans Flower District, we're celebrating the rich tradition of gardening and cannabis cultivation in our community."

Event Details and Participation

Clone Fest was open to the public, and admission was free. Attendees were encouraged to preorder their cannabis clones from Seaside Cannabis to ensure availability. 

About Seaside Cannabis Company

Seaside Cannabis Company is an adult-use cannabis retail dispensary focused on providing a unique customer experience through education and engagement.

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About Agway of Cape Cod

Agway of Cape Cod has been serving the community for over 35 years with a wide range of gardening supplies, pet products, and outdoor living essentials.

About Patriots Helping Vets

Patriots Helping Vets is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans heal through horticultural therapy and advocating for their right to grow and share medicinal plants.

Why We Care

The global cannabis market is projected to grow from $57.18 billion in 2023 to $444.34 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 34.03%. This growth reflects the increasing acceptance and legalization of cannabis worldwide, and events like the Cannabis Clone Fest are integral to this trend.

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Incorporating Patriots Helping Vets highlights cannabis's therapeutic potential, recognized for treating conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, and PTSD. This reflects broader trends where 91% of cannabis users seek it for medical purposes.

The economic impact is significant, with tax revenues from cannabis sales surpassing those from alcohol and tobacco in some states. Clone Fest also demonstrates the integration of cannabis into mainstream horticulture, fostering community ties and normalizing its use.