The Cons 2019 Highlights Power Of Overlapping Industries And Vertical Integration

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Fans of tattoos, models, and weed will be able to spend the last four days in May networking poolside at the SLS Hotel in Miami, as the Cons (co-founded by Clinton Cox and Stacey Havoc) returns to South Beach for their 2nd annual hybrid event, uniting brands from three different industries for a fun and innovative show.
With an expected attendance of more than 4,000, the alternative lifestyle convention which consists of a Cam Con, an Ink Con, and a Cannabis Con, is hoping to follow up last year’s success, by returning with an impressive lineup of panelists, vendors, and an extra day that includes the shows first ever comedy night, with performances by Dirt Nasty and Chris D’Elia.
What started out six years ago as an alternative modeling convention known as the Cam Con—which brought out the industry’s top social media models, fans and aspiring models for an opportunity to build relationships and network with top brands like Camsoda— has grown into a successful forum that’s expanded seamlessly into the ink and cannabis markets. 
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“When we started our show six years ago, it was only for web and social media models,” Clinton tells High Times in a phone interview. “As inked culture and cannabis legislation started to evolve and become mainstream, it made absolute sense to combine these three overlapping lifestyles. Needless to say, it was a massive success and this year’s show will be even more special.”
Since Florida now allows the use of medical marijuana throughout the state, the cannabis facet of the convention is projected to double in size.
“What’s interesting is the cannabis sector is probably going to be bigger than ink and alternative modeling within the next two years,” Clinton says. “It’s that …

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Author: Michael Griego / High Times

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