LEAF LIFE – SHOW #11 – LAS VEGAS
CHAMP’S TRADE SHOW
Champs Tradeshow is the largest counterculture expo in the world, so Leaf Life took a trip to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for this epic event. Established in 1999, Champs was the first professional event to display Cannabis paraphernalia for purchase at a time when owning or selling bongs was illegal. Today it is a blend of glass art, culture and business with thousands of booths and over 10,000 attendees. We sat down with Jeff Hirschfeld, the founder and president to talk about Champs roots and future. Our second guest is Justin David Wilson, owner of Piece of Mind retail glass stores Satori Cannabis retailers, who helped with the dispensary plus portion of the event.
Jeff Hirschfeld is the founder and president of Champs Tradeshow, which he began in 1999 in an effort to legitimize and protect Cannabis and glass culture through a direct sales expo. Champs was the first show to bring headshops and artists together in a professional format, and has grown into a multi state show with international recognition.
Justin David Wilson
Justin began in the industry by opening a glass shop called Piece Of Mind in Spokane, Washington, before expanding into the retail game with the Satori brand now in multiple states.
GREG THE GUINEA PIG:
David LaMoureaux, General Manager/Chief Medical Officer of Satori Recreational store in Spokane, Washington.