Hey Will, I have a story to tell you that should ease your mind about any trouble happening at the convention.
Today I was talking to a Boston police officer down by the Boston Commons park. I joked with him and said, "you will remember me this weekend at the cannabis convention and leave me alone, won't you?"
He chuckled, waved his hand, and made a PSSH sound. He told me that yesterday there were hundreds of people gathered in the Boston Common all sparking up joints in celebration of 420. They were told to just leave everybody alone. Then the station started getting calls from a couple of people saying people were smoking marijuana in the park! Oh my God! He told me that dispatch had an order for them to write no tickets, confront no one, and to just walk through once just so their presence will be felt and then they left. It is illegal to smoke anything, even e-cigarettes in the Commons and that's what he was referring to about writing tickets. You can get a ticket I think it's $100 for smoking a cigarette or an e-cigarette in the park. Ridiculous but true.
Boston police couldn't give a rat's behind if people are smoking weed. I went to the Grateful Dead concert at Fenway Park this past summer and Ive never seen so much smoke at a show. At first I honestly thought they had a smoke machine and after a few minutes I finally got the whole picture. There were Boston police throughout the whole stadium and they just stood there talking to people and paying no attention to it.