The actor and comedian will be the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts event
Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin is no newcomer to the loving cannabis community. In fact, he’s been on the subject longer than most, and today he’s considered one of the most knowledgeable marijuana connoisseurs in the US. That’s why the organizers of the HighLifeStyleShow relied on his talent to be the keynote speaker at the event held last weekend at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA.
HighLifestyleShow was a gathering of brands, dispensaries, distributors, growers, artists, entertainers, and consumers in a resort hotel conference setting. The event brought together exhibitors, vendors, concerts, comedy, education, celebrities, socializing and networking with an interest in the world of marijuana.
Most other cannabis events are only geared towards the “industry,” which involves manufacturers and medications. However, the event organizers wanted it to become a place for cannabis brands and dispensaries to market to potential customers and new business relationships.
On Saturday, Marin came out to give a keynote speech to showcase his nearly six-decade relationship with cannabis. The cannabis poster child and comedy genius met with fans to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans (for a fee) Saturday and Sunday at the 21-and-older event.
Marin says he’s not at all surprised that marijuana has reached this level of popularity and will end up becoming legal mainstream across the country. “When you have, I don’t know what the number is, 37 or 39 states have some form of legalized marijuana; that boulder’s rolling downhill now,” Marin said. “You can stand in front of it. I just wouldn’t.”
Cannabis and Cheech have maintained their decades-long friendship, with him openly consuming the plant and always promoting it for its medicinal benefits. His extensive knowledge and experimentation with various strains of marijuana proved to be his secret weapon when it came to launching his own product line. Cheech’s Private Stash is his family cannabis business, and he guarantees his customers that the product “will always be good” because Cheech chose it.